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Islamabad ambivalent on Trump’s visa ban policy

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office took on Thursday an ambivalent position on the Trump administration’s visa ban, saying it was America’s right to decide who could enter their country, but at the same time expressed concern that the move could become a propaganda opportunity for extremists. “It is every country’s sovereign ...

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UK watchdog revokes ARY’s licences

KARACHI: The British broadcast media watchdog has “revoked” all licences held by the ARY Network because it has “ceased to provide the licensed services”. In a statement released on Wednesday, the watchdog, known as Ofcom, said it had revoked licences of all six channels owned by the ARY Network. “The ...

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Most wanted Lyari gang war commander Baba Ladla killed by Rangers

Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, claimed to have killed notorious Lyari gang war commander Noor Muhammad alias Baba Ladla in a shootout early Thursday in Karachi’s Lyari neighbourhood. Two of Baba Ladla’s close associates Sikandar alias Sikko and Mohammad Yaseen alias Mama were also killed in the encounter. The “most wanted” suspects ...

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Fire caught at Patel hospital Karachi

Karachi: Thursday morning 02 February 2017 reported by sources that Patel Hospital fire has been caught and no any injuries of health and other assets at hospital. Hospital staff sudden out from hospital and fire brigade has reached there, no any loss of lives and financial losses are completely not ...

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Parties accuse each other of backtracking on Articles 62, 63

ISLAMABAD: Members of the country’s three major political parties the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Wednesday accused each other of changing their stance and backtracking from commitments to amend controversial Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution. Briefing reporters after presiding over an in-camera meeting ...

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Expats away for over six months won’t be counted in census

ISLAMABAD: Overseas Pakistanis will not be counted in the upcoming population and housing census, scheduled for March 15, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) announced on Wednesday. “Only those expatriates who left the country less than six months ago will be counted,” Chief Statistician Asif Bajwa told reporters after releasing ...

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PML-N MNAs term govt ‘anti-agriculture’

SLAMABAD: The PML-N government came under ‘friendly fire’ in the National Assembly on Wednesday when a group of agriculturalists from the treasury benches accused it of treating farmers like the ‘enemy’. In a sitting characterised by sound and fury, the most forceful criticism of the government came from a trio ...

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Protesters demand release of Hafiz Saeed, set Trump, Modi effigy on fire

Protesters burned an effigy in a demonstration in support of Jamaat-ud-Dawaa chief Hafiz Saeed in Muzaffarabad on Wednesday. ─ Tariq Naqash Top Kashmiri militant commander Syed Salahuddin called upon Islamabad to reverse its order placing Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed under house arrest, calling the move “painful and cowardly”. Saeed ...

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Three army men injured during ‘routine sanitisation operation’ in DI Khan

Three army men, including a major, were injured during a ‘routine sanitisation operation’ in Dera Ismail Khan on Wednesday, according to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement. Major Abbas, Captain Omer and Naik Adnan were injured in an exchange of fire with suspected terrorists in the Luni Jungle area, 8 ...

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Govt will not amend blasphemy law: minister

MANSEHRA: Religious affairs minister Sardar Mohammad Yousuf has said the federal government is not amending the blasphemy law. “I want to make it clear that our (PML-N-led federal) government is not going to amend or repeal blasphemy law. The law will remain as it is and that those blaspheming against ...

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