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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...

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...

ISLAMABAD: Prosecutor Akram Sheikh on Thursday submitted his written testimony in the special court hearing high treason case against former president General (R) Pervez Musharraf. According to Akram Sheikh, the record tampering allegations are baseless and ridiculous. He demanded the rejection of defense counsel’s application. The three-member special court headed by...

KARACHI: MQM chief Altaf Hussain on Thursday expressed deep concern over the police action of cordoning off Dr Tahir ul Qadri’s residence in Model Town area of Lahore,  reported. The government has not learnt any lessons from the Model Town tragedy, it seems, said Altaf. Altaf said that once again the police force has been used to seal all roads leading to Qadri’s...

PESHAWAR: Jamaat Islami (JI) chief warned on Thursday that not resolving the political crisis could result into a tragedy, adding that the stakeholders...

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