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Punjab govt’s ‘Orange Cab’ scheme to provide 100,000 cars to unemployed youth

The Government of Punjab is set to launch an “Orange Cab” scheme seeking to provide 100,000 cars to unemployed youth in the province. “The Orange Cab scheme will be launched this year,” the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was quoted as saying by the provincial government in a tweet. Sharif …

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Woman confesses to killing 12-year-old daughter in Shangla

A woman has confessed to strangling her daughter to death at the behest of her husband and brother-in-law in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Shangla district, police said Friday. Addressing a news conference, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Alpuri Mohammad Riaz Khan said 12-year-old Gul Naz had been murdered on Wednesday night. After …

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Raheel Sharif departs for Riyadh to lead military alliance after govt issues NOC

Retired army chief Gen Raheel Sharif has left for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to head a 41-nation military alliance, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Friday. Media reports suggested that the former chief of army staff was granted approval to serve as head of the alliance for three years. …

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Imran Khan announces PTI rally in Islamabad next week for PM’s resignation

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan announced his party’s intention to hold a rally in Islamabad next Friday to “demand Nawaz Sharif’s resignation”. Speaking to reporters outside the National Assembly, Khan posed the question: “How will the PML-N confront the public after the comments made in the Supreme Court judgement?” …

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Opposition rattles PML-N, renews calls for PM’s resignation

Opposition parties on Friday ramped up the pressure against the ruling PML-N and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, demanding the premier’s resignation with one voice and protesting yesterday’s Supreme Court verdict on Panamagate in parliament. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), PPP and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) each held press conferences following a meeting of …

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Supreme Court clears Maryam Nawaz in Panama Papers case

ISLAMABAD: Maryam Nawaz, daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, may have heaved a sigh of relief after the verdict the apex court issued on Thursday in the Panama Papers case virtually cleared her from the allegations the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and other petitioners had levelled against her. According to the SC …

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Crossing at Pak-Afghan border reopened

WANA: The border crossing in the Angoor Adda area of South Waziristan Agency, which straddles the Pak-Afghan border, was reopened on Thursday after remaining closed for more than four months. The crossing was closed after Pakistani and Afghan troops exchanged fire following a dispute over construction of a gate close …

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Islamabad to get evening courts to ensure speedy justice

ISLAMABAD: The government is planning to establish evening courts to address the issue of pendency of cases, ensure speedy trials and alleviate the workload of courts. The National Assembly was told on Thursday that the law ministry had drafted a bill to establish evening courts. These courts would be set …

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Opposition parties demand PM’s resignation with one voice

ISLAMABAD: The country’s main opposition parties were united in declaring on Thursday that the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Panama Papers case was a damning indictment of Nawaz Sharif, who, according to them, had lost the moral authority to remain in office of the prime minister. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), …

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Supreme Court gives reprieve to Sharif, but no clean chit

• Verdict in Panama Papers case orders formation of JIT to investigate PM’s and family’s assets for irregularities • Justices Khosa and Gulzar dissent, say PM no longer sadiq and ameen • Special bench to monitor probe, give directions on PM’s disqualification • FIA-led JIT will comprise ISI, MI, NAB, …

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