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Panamagate hearing adjourned till Monday due to judge’s illness

Proceedings in the Panamagate case seeking the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif were adjourned till Feb 6 on Wednesday after one of the judges on the five-member bench hearing the case was taken ill a day earlier. As the hearing resumed today, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who heads the ...

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‘Police have evidence against accused in Naila Rind suicide case’

HYDERABAD: The Jamshoro SSP in his statement submitted to the Sindh High Court’s Hyderabad circuit bench has said that the police, on the basis of their investigations and evidence collected, were satisfied that accused Anis Khaskheli was involved with Sindh University student Naila Rind and his betrayal compelled her to ...

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Karachi mayor complains of inadequate security amid ‘death threats’

KARACHI: City Mayor Waseem Akhtar on Tuesday said his life was in danger as had been communicated by the authorities, yet, he was not provided with ample security by the provincial government. “According to the Sindh home ministry my life is under threat, yet, security arrangements made to protect me ...

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Karachi’s ‘faulty’ road designs causing over 10,000 accidents every year

KARACHI: Despite some improvement brought about by civic agencies to minimise the risk of traffic accidents, faulty road designs remain one of the major factors contributing to mishaps that need to be effectively addressed in the development and rehabilitation drive continuing across the city these days, experts told Dawn on ...

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Sindh passes law to ban corporal punishment for children

KARACHI: Corporal punishment or any other humiliating or degrading treatment to children by any person in all its forms has been prohibited in Sindh by a law passed by the provincial assembly on Tuesday. Under the bill, which was tabled by Mehtab Akbar Rashdi of the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional, protection ...

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‘Suicide boat’ attack by Yemeni rebels kills two Saudi sailors

RIYADH: Yemeni rebel “suicide” boats attacked a Saudi warship on patrol in the Red Sea, killing two sailors in what the Saudi-led coalition called an escalation of the nearly two-year-old war. But the rebels’ Al-Masirah television website said the strike “took place with a guided missile”. The assault off the ...

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Debt fears overblown, says Dar

KARACHI: In a long and detailed rejoinder to his critics, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says that the country’s debt profile is in fact improving, and “predictions of doomsday scenario for Pakistan” regarding public debt are overblown. To highlight the point, he provides a comparison in growth of debt between his ...

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Govt, opposition still deadlocked over military courts revival

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday responded to the house arrest of Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed in Punjab by demanding a “ISLAMABAD: A deadlock over revival of military courts continues as the third round of talks between the government and opposition parties ended here on Tuesday without arriving at a ...

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Palestinian president assured of Pakistan’s support

SLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday vowed continued support for Palestine’s stance regarding the eviction of illegal Israeli settlements on the West Bank. In separate meetings with the visiting Palestinian president, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain reiterated Pakistan’s continued support for the Palestinian cause. President Mehmoud Abbas, who is ...

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Pemra issues another notice to Bol

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Tuesday issued another show cause notice to Bol News for usage of “inflammatory, indecent and irresponsible” language. Pemra, in its notification, said that Bol’s anchor Aamir Liaquat in his programme which aired on January 26, 2017, used such derogatory words “which could ...

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