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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Thursday termed the statement of Indian Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag’s statement as irresponsible and against the realities of South Asia. On first day of assumption his office earlier this month, General Suhag issued a stern warning to Pakistan, saying if the neighboring nation...

BUREWALA: Three dacoits were killed in an alleged police encounter at Multan road on Thursday. Police said three robbers were killed in exchange of fire while a police personnel sustained injuries. According to details, the encounter took place when the dacoits were fleeing after a daredevil robbery and police challenged them. Dacoits in Punjab are on the rise as groups...

TURBAT: Unidentified armed men ambushed a convoy of Frontier Constabulary in Turbat district of Balochistan killing at least two security men and injuring six others on Thursday. According to sources, unknown miscreants ambushed a security convoy of FC in Nasirabad area of Turbat killing two security men on the spot. Six others were injured in the attack. The paramilitary...

NEW DELHI: Pakistani authorities Thursday assured their Indian counterparts that an Indian soldier, who was captured in their territory after being swept away by a strong current of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir, will be handed back today (Friday). The Indian media quoting BSF sources said a company commander level flag meeting was held in the Nikowal post area...

ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan on Thursday dismissed allegations by Afghan government that the country “supports Afghan Taliban” and it does not “abide by its commitment to fight against terrorism.” Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmad Shakib Mustaghni alleged this week that Pakistan has “increased its presence of both military and advisors among the terrorists...

LAHORE: The Punjab government is considering to put Dr Tahirul Qadri’s name on exit control list (ECL). The final decision will be taken tonight. The provincial government has also issued Rs 70 million to police to stop PTI’s long march and PAT’s revolution day. The police have also geared up to tackle Imran Khan’s Azadi march and Qadri’s revolution day. Investigation...

LAHORE: Former President Asif Ali Zardari, MQM chief Altaf Hussain, PML-Q head Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Thursday called PAT chairman Tahir ul Qadri to discuss the prevailing political situation and condemned the police crackdown on PAT workers. Former President and co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari called Qadri...

KARACHI: An election tribunal in Karachi declared null and void the election of a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Sindh Assembly lawmaker who returned victorious in the 2013 general elections. The runner-up candidate had alleged that PTI member Syed Hafeezuddin had rigged the election. Hafeezuddin had bagged 15,322 votes from the Karachi PS-93 (Banaras-Mominabad) constituency...

LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Thursday accepted plea of disqualified MNA Sultan Mahmood Hinjra of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and reinstated him by annulling Bahawalpur election tribunal’s decision.   The two-member bench of the apex court under Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk accepted plea of the PML-N lawmaker. The court in its ruling reinstated Hinjra...

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday that those leveling allegations of rigging will not be allowed ball tampering. Shahbaz Sharif was talking to Federal Minister for Trade Khurram Dastagir, who called on him in Lahore. Shahbaz Sharif said that Tehreek-e-Insaf wants to cover up its shortcomings and failure in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The chief minister...

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