Tuesday , 25 April 2017

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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Ex-PM Gillani’s son charged in ephedrine scandal

A special Anti-Narcotics Court on Friday indicted former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gillani’s son, Ali Musa, and 10 others in an ephedrine scandal which rocked the PPP government in March 2011. The protracted case revolves around two Pakistani pharmaceutical companies, Berlex and Danas, that allegedly used political connections to obtain …

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French policeman killed in Paris attack claimed by IS

A known terror suspect shot dead a French policeman and wounded two others Thursday on Paris’s Champs Elysees in an attack claimed by the militant Islamic State (IS) group days before a presidential election. Observers had long feared bloodshed ahead of Sunday’s vote in France following a string of atrocities …

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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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Auto, cement, pharma offer divergent views post Panama case verdict

KARACHI: The business leaders of auto, cement and pharma sectors gave a mixed reaction to the split decision by a five-member bench of the Supreme Court on the Panama Papers case. Some were not happy with the verdict while others claimed that it will bode well for the economy. They …

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Sridevi’s Mom will now release on July 7

If you were anxiously waiting for the release of Adnan Siddiqui and Sajal Aly’s Bollywood debut film Mom, we have good news. The Sridevi starrer is now releasing on an earlier date, reports Times of India. The film had previously been announced as releasing on July 14, but that would …

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Trade associations see stability after Panamagate verdict

KARACHI: The leaders of major trade associations heaved a sigh of relief at the Supreme Court’s verdict. They said it cleared the clouds of uncertainty that was causing an adverse impact on business activities for the past few weeks. Talking to Dawn, most businessmen sounded happy over the outcome. A …

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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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Bangkok bans its street food

BANGKOK: Authorities in Thailand’s capital are banishing its world-famous street-food vendors as part of a clean-up drive by the military government, outraging foodies and threatening the livelihoods of the road-side cooks. Thailand’s street-food hawkers whip up tasty delights, from noodles and fried rice to oyster omelettes, in the blink of …

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Australia toughens up citizenship test

SYDNEY: Canberra on Thursday unveiled plans to put “Australian values” at the heart of tougher requirements to gain citizenship, days after scrapping a visa programme for temporary foreign workers. The moves came against a background of growing populist pressure and a resurgence of the anti-immigration One Nation party led by …

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