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April 15, 2024

Aseefa sworn in as MNA amid opposition ruckus

ISLAMABAD: Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, the youngest daughter of President Asif Zardari and the Late Benazir Bhutto was sworn in as a member of the National Assembly (MNA) amid noisy protest from the opposition benches on Monday. The house met here with Speaker Ayaz Sadiq in the chair, on the requisition from the opposition benches. President […]

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April 15, 2024

Perks: SC overrules registrar’s objections

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has overruled the registrar office’s objections to a petition seeking to declare entitlement of the chief judge and judges of the Gilgit-Baltistan Supreme Appellate Court, who are appointed for a fixed term of three years, to pensionary benefits as illegal. A division bench of the apex court led by Justice Syed […]

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April 15, 2024

MQM-P seeks Centre’s intervention amid rising street crimes

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Monday sought the Centre’s intervention to address the deteriorating law and order situation in Karachi — a demand vehemently opposed by the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Addressing a press conference, former senator and senior MQM-P leader Nasreen Jalil expressed deep concerns over the prevailing sense of fear gripping […]

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April 15, 2024

Naqvi suspects Indian involvement in Amir Tamba attack

Federal Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi has said that there are suspicions of Indian involvement in the recent attack on Amir Tamba, a suspect linked to the murder of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Kot Lakhpat jail back in 2013. Tamba succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained during an assault at his residence in Lahore’s Islampura yesterday. […]

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April 15, 2024

Lightning, downpours kill 41 people across Pakistan

At least 41 people have died in storm-related incidents across Pakistan since Friday, including 28 killed by lightning, officials said on Monday. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has warned of landslides and flash floods because more rain is expected in the coming days. Punjab witnessed the highest death toll, with 21 people killed by lightning […]

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April 15, 2024

High-level Saudi delegation led by FM arrives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A high-level delegation from Saudi Arabia, led by Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, arrived in Pakistan on Monday for a two-day visit. The Saudi foreign minister was warmly welcomed upon arrival in Islamabad, with a red carpet reception. He was received by Foreign Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar on the tarmac, reflecting […]

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April 15, 2024

Seven killed in rain-related incidents in Balochistan

QUETTA: The death toll rose to seven in rain-related incidents in various parts of Balochistan on Monday evening, officials said. Shahid Rind, a spokesperson for the government of Balochistan, addressing a press conference, stated that five people were killed as a result of lightning, and two were killed due to a house collapse incident. The […]

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April 15, 2024

More rainfall expected in Karachi on April 17 and 18

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast another spell of moderate to heavy rainfall in Karachi between April 17 and 18. The met department said that another western disturbance would enter Balochistan on the night of April 16 due to which the port city could receive another spell of downpours. “Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in […]

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April 15, 2024

PM Shehbaz urges use of renewable sources for power generation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif urged the energy ministry to use alternative and renewable sources for power generation to decrease reliance on imported fuels. The prime minister made these remarks during a high-level meeting on Monday. While reviewing the progress of power sector projects, the premier emphasized the nation’s considerable hydel potential and directed for […]

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April 15, 2024

PTI backed candidates challenge elections results of three seats in IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) challenged on Monday the election results of three National Assembly seats from Islamabad in the capital’s high court and alleged that the February 8 results were marred by rigging.  The three independent candidates backed by PTI have urged the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to revoke the victory notification of the […]