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All issues to be discussed with Indian foreign secretary: FO

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 [...]

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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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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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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LAHORE: An additional district and sessions court on Wednesday disposed of a petition seeking registration of a criminal case against Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri and others for non prosecution. Hajan Momina of Kot Lakhpat filed the petition seeking registration of a criminal against Dr Qadri, his son Hasan Mohyuddin, daughter Fatima and [...]

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FOR as long as there has been politics, there have been politicians willing to indulge in the business of slander, mudslinging and worse. Pakistan has been no exception. Over the decades, there have been many politicians and political operatives who have said and done ugly things, sometimes coming to regret them later, often remaining unapologetic. [...]

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LAHORE: Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar on Tuesday announced that he had joined the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), days after resigning as the Governor of Punjab. Sarwar made the announcement at a press conference today. Read more: Punjab governor Sarwar resigns: ‘I can serve Pakistan better out of office’ Earlier, in his meeting with PTI Chairman Imran Khan at [...]

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ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Friday to discuss matters relating to armed forces and the country’s internal security situation. Sources told Dawn that the army chief also took the prime minister into confidence over his recent visit to Beijing where he held [...]

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