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Cabinet approves two-month extension in Afghan refugees’ stay

Cabinet approves two-month extension in Afghan refugees’ stay

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet Wednesday approved an extension in the Proof of Registration (PoR) cards for Afghan refugees for two more months, thereby allowing the refugees to stay in Pakistan for another 60 days. The decision was taken during... Read more
Senate Committee Appeals to Halt PIA’s Privatization

Senate Committee Appeals to Halt PIA’s Privatization

The national flag carrier’s privatization is yet again under discussion at the Senate. A Senate panel requested the government to suspend the plan to privatize PIA. Last week, Privatization Minister Daniyal Aziz had stressed that the national airline company... Read more
Contempt of court: Senator Nehal Hashmi barred from holding public office for 5 years

Contempt of court: Senator Nehal Hashmi barred from holding public office for 5 years

The Supreme Court on Thursday sentenced Senator Nehal Hashmi to one-month imprisonment and barred him from holding public office for the next five years as it announced its verdict in the contempt of court case against the former PML-N... Read more
Hafiz Saeed files petition to halt takeover of charities

Hafiz Saeed files petition to halt takeover of charities

ISLAMABAD: Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief, Hafiz Saeed on Tuesday filed a court petition to halt government plans to seize control of his charities. JuD leader, Saeed and charities that he controls are all included on terrorism blacklists by the UN... Read more
Khursheed Shah demands Shehbaz’s apology over press conference debacle

Khursheed Shah demands Shehbaz’s apology over press conference debacle

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Wednesday demanded Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif to apologise to the people of Pakistan over the press conference that took place on Tuesday in Lahore. Speaking in the National... Read more
China says US warship violated its South China Sea sovereignty

China says US warship violated its South China Sea sovereignty

A US Navy destroyer this week sailed near the Scarborough Shoal, a disputed lagoon claimed by China in the South China Sea, US officials said on Saturday, and Beijing vowed to take “necessary measures” to protect what it said... Read more
Rao Anwar accuses ‘prejudice’ in probe against him

Rao Anwar accuses ‘prejudice’ in probe against him

KARACHI: Former senior superintendent police for Malir, Rao Anwar, who is in hot waters for his alleged role in the encounter of youth Naqeebullah Mehsud, on Sunday accused the probe committee’s head and a member of having biases against... Read more
In case of US action, Pakistan is ready: DG ISPR

In case of US action, Pakistan is ready: DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Amid reports that the Trump administration may approve more drastic measures to punish Islamabad for its alleged support to certain militant groups, the army on Wednesday said Pakistan would respond to any US action in line with the... Read more