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Four children among six killed as train crushes car

Six people of the same family, including four children were killed as a Lahore bound train hit a car in the Gojra of Toba Tek Singh district on Sunday. The ill-fated vehicle was crushed by the oncoming train as the vehicle’s driver failed to clear the unmanned railway crossing in …

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Nawaz Sharif spent Rs12bn on advertisements, Imran Khan claims

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan claimed the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has spent at least Rs12 billion on advertisements from the national treasury, saying his government could have utilised the funds on improving the health sector in the country. Advertisement Khan was addressing his supporters at a rally in …

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Safron minister urges religious leaders to jointly condemn terror attacks

Minister for States and Frontier Regions (Safron) Abdul Qadir Baloch on Sunday urged religious scholars and leaders of all religious to parties to “unanimously declare a fatwa on any terrorist attack”, Radio Pakistan reported. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of a two-day conference on Islam and peace titled ‘Moderate Dialogue and …

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Seven suspects arrested in search operation after Parachinar blast

Seven suspects were arrested following a search operation after a blast at a market in Peshawar’s Parachinar area left at least 25 people dead and 87 others wounded a day earlier. Assistant Political Agent Shahid Ali Khan on Sunday confirmed that the political administration of the agency had arrested seven …

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Can Bilawal make the PPP relevant in Punjab and beyond?

IT may be fashionable to say that Benazir Bhutto’s son must overcome Asif Ali Zardari’s influence on his politics. But the actual task of infusing some life into the PPP outside Sindh will require far more than Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari having a freer hand to run the party. Advertisement The …

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Notification for CPEC security force issued by interior ministry

The Interior Ministry has issued a notification for the establishment of a Special Security Division set up for the protection of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Radio Pakistan reported on Sunday. According to an official of the Planning Division, a deployment order will be issued by the ministry after requisition from …

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Disciplinary proceedings against ADSJ to begin next week

ISLAMABAD: A one person inquiry committee of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) will begin disciplinary proceedings against Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Raja Khurram Ali Khan next week. Sources in the IHC said Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani will summon Mr Khan to record a statement, in addition to other …

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Rape survivor still in trauma as police yet to make breakthrough

KARACHI: While police investigators have yet to achieve any significant breakthrough in the case of a six-year-old girl’s rape, it was decided on Saturday that DNA samples of the three suspects, who had been picked up from her neighbourhood in Korangi on intelligence reports, would be sent to a forensic …

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CTD gets 4G system to trace smartphone calls across Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh police have finally acquired the multimillion-rupee 4G mobile phone call locator system, the technology that had once been in the exclusive use of the intelligence agencies, and handed it over to the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), which will put it at the disposal of all wings of …

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Plunderers are marching against graft, says Nisar

TAXILA: Interior Minis­ter Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan came out all guns blazing against his political opponents on Saturday, saying it was ironic that those who had plundered the nation during their time in power were now marching against corruption. The minister, who was on a whirlwind tour of his constituency, …

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