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Aisam-ul-Haq bags ATP doubles title, credits win to family, friends and country

Pakistan Tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, on winning the ASB Classic crown on Saturday, said that all his hard work last year finally paid off. Qureshi, paired with Poland’s Marcin Matkowski, had triumphed 1-6, 6-2 (10-3) over the Israel-US duo of Janathan Erlich and Scott Lipsky. The Polish and Pakistani pairing …

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Day not far when Pakistan will be considered a ‘minorities-friendly’ country: PM

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said the day is not far when Pakistan will be recognised as a “minorities-friendly country” due to steps being taken to improve the lives of minority groups. “We have promoted the vision with our actions that ‘to each his own faith, as humanity is …

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NAB is facilitating corruption in country, says supreme court

The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) on Monday asked the federal government to explain whether the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Anti-Corruption Wing share the same powers or not. Justice Shaikh Azmat Saeed, part of the two-member bench hearing the case, said “NAB is facilitating …

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Never asked Raheel Sharif to help me leave the country: Musharraf

A week after an interview that made headlines, former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf said on Monday he never sent a “request” to ex-army chief General Raheel Sharif to help him leave the country by keeping the government from pressuring the courts. Musharraf made the statement while speaking in a …

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Country nowhere near tax-to-GDP ratio target: NFC

ISLAMABAD: All five stakeholders — the Centre and the four provinces — have failed miserably in the past seven years to deliver on their promise to increase tax-to-GDP ratio to 15 per cent in five years, the National Finance Commission (NFC) has said. Despite that, the four provinces received more …

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PIA CEO asked to stay in country

KARACHI: Pakistan Interna­tional Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer Bernd Hildenbrand, who was scheduled to leave for Germany to spend Christmas and New Year’s holidays with his family, has been “asked” to stay in the country till completion of further inquiries and other important work, it was learnt on Thursday. Talking to …

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Taher Shah flees country amid ‘death threats’

Taher Shah, the man behind the surprise hit songs ‘Eye to eye’ and ‘Mankind’s angel’, has left the country after receiving anonymous ‘death threats’, his manager has confirmed. Shah’s manager did not have any information regarding the singer’s return to the country. Taher Shah rose to internet stardom when he …

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No political prisoners in country, minister tells Senate

ISLAMABAD: The government claimed in the Senate on Friday that there were no political prisoners in the country, but the assertion was rejected by the opposition. Members belonging to the Pakistan Peoples Party and Muttahida Qaumi Movement cited examples of Dr Asim Hussain, Wasim Akhtar, Rehman Samejo and Ali Nawaz …

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Panama leaks case litmus test for country: Bilawal

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has claimed that judiciary is being criticised in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to adjourn the Panamagate case hearing to the first week of January. In a tweet on Sunday, he said Panama Papers leaks had created more difficulties for …

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Gen Raheel Sharif played major role in bringing peace to country: President Mamnoon

President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday commended outgoing Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif for leading the fight against terrorism and playing a major role in bringing peace to the country, reported Radio Pakistan. The president made the remarks at the farewell dinner hosted in honour of General Raheel Sharif. …

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