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April 14, 2024

Accused in Sarabjit Singh attack case shot dead in Lahore

LAHORE: Amir Sarfaraz alias Amir Tamba, an accused involved in the murder of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Kot Lakhpat jail in 2013, has died during treatment for gunshot wounds in a hospital on Sunday. He was shot by two unidentified suspects at his residence in Islampura earlier in the day. Junaid Sarfaraz, the younger […]

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April 14, 2024

High level Saudi delegation led by FM to visit Pakistan

A high-level Saudi delegation, led by Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, will visit Pakistan from April 15 to April 16, a statement from the Foreign Office (FO) said. This delegation comprises esteemed figures including Saudi Minister of Water and Agriculture Eng Abdul Rahman Abdul Mohsen Al-Fadley, Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources […]

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April 14, 2024

‘China ready to strengthen security cooperation with Pakistan’

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Jiang Zaidong has said that his country stands ready to further strengthen counterterrorism and security cooperation with Pakistan.  The statement comes after the tragic incident of March 26, wherein six individuals, including five Chinese engineers, lost their lives in a suicide attack in Besham, a remote area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.  During the […]

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April 14, 2024

Pakistani man among those killed in Sydney attack 

A 30-year-old Pakistani man was named on Sunday as the security guard killed in a weekend knife attack in a Sydney shopping mall, according to two local community groups.   The Australian Pakistani National Association and Ahmadiyya Muslim Community said Faraz Tahir was killed by a knife-wielding man who also killed five women.   On Sunday evening, […]

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April 14, 2024

PM Shehbaz extends Baisakhi greetings to Sikh community

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif extended his warm regards to the Sikh community residing in Pakistan and worldwide as they commemorated the celebration of Baisakhi on Sunday. In a statement released by the PMO media wing, the premier affirmed the commitment of the government and all provincial administrations to ensuring the provision of necessary facilities […]

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April 14, 2024

Pakistan expresses ‘deep concern’ over ongoing developments in Middle East

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan expressed ‘deep concern’ on Sunday over the ongoing developments in the Middle East and said that there is an urgent need to stabilize the situation and restore peace. According to the statement by the FO spokesperson, for several months, Pakistan has emphasized the need for international efforts to ensure peace in the region and a […]

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April 14, 2024

With challenges ahead, the jury’s still out on CJP Isa’s legacy

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa finds himself in the hot seat as he enters the remainder of his term, grappling with a slew of challenges amid a mixed bag of reviews regarding his performance over the past six months. While some hail his tenure for its historic strides, others remain sceptical […]

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April 14, 2024

Thar coal key to overcoming expensive power woes

KARACHI: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has revealed that the high cost of electricity was one of the contributing factors for decreasing the country’s economic growth rate to only 0.29% in the financial year 2022-23. The power regulator in its ‘State of the Industry Report 2023’ noted that the high electricity rates in […]

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April 14, 2024

‘Rogue elements’ behind Bahawalnagar hype

LAHORE: Punjab Inspector General Dr Usman Anwar on Saturday vehemently dispelled the impression of low spirits within the Punjab police ranks following the Bahawalnagar debacle, asserting that “anti-national elements” were stirring the pot to leverage the incident to spin false narratives on social media. In a video message, the Punjab police chief said “outlawed groups” […]

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April 14, 2024

Anti-Fazl slogans spoil PTI-JUI-F ties

ISLAMABAD: Seeds of discord were sown between the PTI and JUI-F on Saturday after slogans were shouted against the latter’s chief, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, in the six-party opposition alliance’s first rally in Pishin town of Balochistan against the ruling parties over the alleged “theft of mandate”. The cracks emerged between the PTI and JUI-F just […]