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Rangers raid MQM HQ in Karachi, arrest member of Rabita Committee

Schools, business centers and petrol stations shut down as party activists protest raid. —AP/File KARACHI: A heavy contingent of Rangers raided Nine Zero, the headquarters of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Karachi’s Azizabad neighbourhood on Wednesday morning, prompting a protest by party activists and a subsequent call for a day of “peaceful mourning”. According to [...]

The scuffle broke out as blind protesters attempted to enter a Punjab Assembly session in order to record their protest. -DawnNews screengrab LAHORE: Police in Lahore on Tuesday engaged in a scuffle with blind protesters, thwarting their attempt to enter an ongoing Punjab Assembly session to record a protest, DawnNews reported. The protesters had been staging [...]

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said Thursday it would discuss all disputes with Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar when he visits Pakistan between March 3rd and 4th. “Kashmir, Siachin, Sir Creek and other issues would be discussed with the Indian foreign secretary,” said Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam at the the weekly media briefing. “We welcome this Indian [...]

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PESHAWAR: After coming under fire for issuing Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) to famed Afghan woman Sharbat Bibi and two men who are said to be her sons, the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on Wednesday suspended four officials stationed at its Hayatabad office, a source in the agency said. The suspended officials include [...]

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BRISBANE: Out of form senior batsman Younis Khan denied on Wednesday tweeting a plan to retire from one-day internationals after the ongoing World Cup, saying he was working hard to come good for his team. A tweet from a supposedly official Younis account on Tuesday said he was going to retire from white-ball cricket after [...]

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SLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad and discussed with him the internal security situation of the country as well as Chinese President Xi Jinping’s forthcoming visit to Pakistan. The COAS briefed the premier about the arrests made by [...]

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KARACHI: Former acting chief justice Rana Bhagwandas passed away in Karachi on Monday, DawnNews reported. The 73-year-old former judge was under treatment for a heart ailment at a private hospital at the time of his passing. He was the first Hindu and the second non-Muslim head of Pakistan’s judiciary and had been a Supreme Court [...]

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LAHORE: At least eight people were killed and several others were injured in an explosion that took place near the Police Lines in Lahore on Tuesday, hospital sources told Dawn. The explosion took place near the main gate of Police Lines in Lahore’s Qila Gujjar Singh area and according to preliminary reports, it took place [...]

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KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif separately arrived in Karachi on Monday to review the city’s security situation in the midst of a targeted operation to rid the city of criminal and terrorist elements as well as the implementation of the National Action Plan in the aftermath of [...]

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QUETTA: Fifty-seven candidates have acquired nomination forms from the provincial Election Commission for the Senate elections to be held on March 5. Provincial Election Commissioner Syed Sultan Bayazeed said on Thursday that the commission had given nomination forms to 57 candidates. Meanwhile, the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F ann­ounc­ed names of its candidates. The party said in a [...]

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