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Ishaq Dar to present federal budget 2015-16 today

Ishaq Dar to present federal budget 2015-16 today

ISLAMABAD: The federal government led by Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N is all poised to unveil its third annual budget with an outlay of over Rs 4 trillion for fiscal year 2015-16 before the Parliament today (Friday). Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar ...

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Cyclone alert issued for Karachi

Cyclone alert issued for Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a cyclone alert for Karachi in the wake of a ‘potential cyclonic activity’ in Arabian Sea According to PMD, the persistence of clouds in Arabian Sea shows an area of convection with a ...

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At least six of a family die in Bannu car crash

At least six of a family die in Bannu car crash

At least six of a family die in Bannu car crash 10:59 Jun 05, 2015 Pakistan BANNU:  At least six people including two women were killed in a roadside accident in the limit of Domel police station in Friday’s small ...

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ATC remands Amir Khan for 7 days

ATC remands Amir Khan for 7 days

KARACHI: Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Karachi remanded senior leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Amir Khan, into police custody for seven days. Khan was also allowed to meet his lawyers after he was produced in the ATC amid tight security. ...

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President addresses joint session of Parliament

President addresses joint session of Parliament

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday addressed Parliament’s joint session, a constitutional obligation to mark the advent of third parliamentary year of the incumbent government. In his second address to lawmakers from both houses of the Parliament, the president hailed ...

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PM to open Islamabad Metro bus project today

PM to open Islamabad Metro bus project today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is due to open Islamabad’s new half-billion dollar metrobus system on Thursday, which the government hopes will revolutionise transport in the capital but which has been criticised by some as extravagant. The 23-kilometre (14-mile) line, ...

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Businesses closed as MQM mourns worker’s killing

Businesses closed as MQM mourns worker’s killing

KARACHI: Business activities remained closed in various cities of Sindh, including Karachi, as Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) observed day of mourning to protest worker’s killing in police custody. With thin public transport on roads, markets and business activities remained closed in ...

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Rangers file FIR against MQM leader Amir Khan

Rangers file FIR against MQM leader Amir Khan

KARACHI: Rangers framed a case in Thursday’s small hours against Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader Amir Khan for sheltering criminals in Nine Zero—the MQM’s headquarters and its adjacent areas. The rangers overnight lodged an FIR against the MQM leader at Azizabad ...

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Khawaja Asif sends India a tough message over Kashmir

Khawaja Asif sends India a tough message over Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Warning New Delhi of a tit-for-tat counterstatement, Defence minister Khawaja Asif says Pakistan is incomplete without the Kashmir region, which is bleeding under the bayonets of Indian occupational forces for the last sixty years. Asif asserted the Indian occupational ...

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Over 4.1 mln ballots printed without serial

Over 4.1 mln ballots printed without serial

ISLAMABAD: Manager Printing Press Corporation (PPC), Fazl-ur-Rehman, on Tuesday revealed before the judicial commission that more than 4.1 million ballot papers for 2013 general elections were printed without serial numbers. The commission, headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, is investigating claims ...

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