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Three suspected militants killed in held Kashmir gun battle

Three suspected militants were killed in an overnight gun battle with soldiers in a village in India-held Kashmir (IHK), an Indian army spokesman said Monday. Rajesh Kalia said troops cordoned off the village near the tourist resort of Pahalgam after receiving a tip that fighters were hiding out in a ...

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Organ trafficking: doctors, police and middlemen

Sometime last October, Allah Wasaya, a labourer in Karachi, sold his only valuable possession, a small house in Future Colony, Landhi, for Rs1,700,000 to buy a kidney for his eldest son, 32 year old Mohammed Afzal. The young man had been suffering from kidney problems for some years. Allah Wasaya ...

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PM’s counsel continues arguments as Panamagate case hearing resumes

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s counsel Makhdoom Ali Khan on Monday resumed his arguments in the Panamagate case hearing. A five-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa is hearing the case. Justice Khosa enquired how long the PMs counsel would take to finish his arguments, ...

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Police recover chained worker in factory raid

SIALKOT: The police recovered on Sunday a chained worker being subjected to forced labour with his legs chained at a garment manufacturing unit in a raid in Chitti Sheikhaan locality. According to the police, the worker, Sadaqat Ali (34), had borrowed Rs200,000 from the factory owners, Zulfiqar Butt and his ...

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BBC report exposed Sharifs, says Imran

DERA GHAZI KHAN: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan says the people of south Punjab and Lahore want to get rid of the PML-N government as it did not resolve their problems. He says the letter of the Qatari prince could not save Nawaz Sharif and his family as the BBC ...

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Private schools pay teachers less than unskilled labourers

PESHAWAR: Contrary to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s claim of declaring education emergency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, most of the teachers at private educational institutions get lesser salaries than the minimum wages fixed by government for the unskilled labourers. Sources said that in the absence of proper law or rules and regulations to ...

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After multiple tragedies, NTUF prepares draft for ship-breaking code

KARACHI: After consultation with government officials, the National Trade Union Federation (NTUF) has prepared a draft of a ship-breaking code, it emerged on Sunday. Labour leaders and trade unionists had been insisting on creating a ship-breaking code, on the lines of the one in India, to prevent the growing number ...

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MQM-P slams ‘plan’ to divide its mandate ahead of 2018 polls

HYDERABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) deputy convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has said that a plan has been made to divide the mandate of the party in Karachi and Hyderabad ahead of the 2018 general elections. “The people of Karachi registered their answer to the conspiracy on Dec 30, 2016 ...

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Zardari off to Dubai, may later go to DC to attend Trump’s swearing-in ceremony

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamen­tarians chief Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday evening left for Dubai, where he would stay for a few days before proceeding to the United States. The former president, who returned to the country late last month after spending about 18 months in a self-imposed exile, is ...

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PM due in Davos today for WEF meeting

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to reach Davos, Switzerland, on Monday on a five-day visit where he would participate in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting. The prime minister is attending the annual meeting at the invitation of WEF’s Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab. The meeting is ...

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