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SC takes up applications against military courts

SC takes up applications against military courts

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday took up for hearing applications against the 21st constitutional amendment and planned formation of military courts to try hardcore terrorists. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Nasirul Mulk ...

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Pakistan wants better ties with India: PM

Pakistan wants better ties with India: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Wednesday that Pakistan wants better relations with all neighboring countries, including India. Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit called on the PM in Islamabad today and briefed him about the current status of ...

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Balochistan to hold last phase of LB polls today

Balochistan to hold last phase of LB polls today

QUETTA: Balochistan took lead this time round in holding the last phase of local bodies (LB) elections; thus it will become the first province in the country to complete LB polls. In today’s final round of the LB elections, polling ...

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Pakistan opposes new India-US nuclear deal

Pakistan opposes new India-US nuclear deal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tuesday said it opposed a new nuclear deal signed between the US and India during a recent trip to New Delhi by President Barak Obama, saying it was detrimental to stability in South Asia. The US and India ...

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PPP, PML-Q leaders discuss Senate elections

PPP, PML-Q leaders discuss Senate elections

LAHORE: Senior leaders of Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Q met here on Tuesday to discuss upcoming Senate elections. PPP Punjab President Manzoor Watto met PML-Q’s top leader Choudhry Shujaat Hussain to exchanged views on overall political situation in ...

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MQM stages walkout as CM defends LEAs performance

MQM stages walkout as CM defends LEAs performance

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Tuesday staged walkout from the Sindh Assembly session after Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah defended performance of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in Karachi operation against the criminal elements. Addressing the provincial assembly session, Shah said a ...

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MQM says its 35 workers extra-judicially killed

MQM says its 35 workers extra-judicially killed

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has said that its 35 activists have been extra-judicially killed, while dozens of workers are currently missing. “Heirs of our martyred workers are not being given justice,” MQM’s coordination committee said in a statement issued ...

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Obama prods India on religious freedom

Obama prods India on religious freedom

NEW DELHI: U.S. President Barack Obama weighed in on one of India’s most sensitive topics as he wound up a visit on Tuesday, making a plea for freedom of religion to be upheld in a country where relations between Hindus ...

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New York shuts down as winter storm blasts US

New York shuts down as winter storm blasts US

NEW YORK: A major storm forced New York to impose driving bans and halt public transport late Monday, as snowfall pounded the northeastern United States affecting tens of millions of people. Heavy snowfall, combined with powerful wind and even thunderstorms ...

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Three-day ban imposed on pillion riding in Karachi

Three-day ban imposed on pillion riding in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh government announced a three-day ban on pillion riding in Karachi for security of anti-polio campaigners after a police escorting a polio team was killed here on January 19. Ban on pillion riding is the first step that Sindh ...

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