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Corruption case: Who was behind Qasmi’s appointment as PTV head: CJP

ISLAMABAD -UNS- Former information minister Pervez Rashid on Monday admitted in the Supreme Court (SC) that he had nominated Ataul Haq Qasmi for Pakistan Television (PTV) chairman. He was responding to Chief Justice (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar’s repeated queries in this regard. “I want the …

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Thousands protest jailing of Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda

DHAKA-AFP/UNS- Thousands of Bangladeshi opposition supporters staged rallies across the country on Monday demanding the release of their jailed leader Khaleda Zia and free and fair elections. Zia, twice prime minister in the Muslim-majority nation of 160 million, was imprisoned for five years last week …

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Palestinian leader seeks Russia’s backing over Jerusalem

MOSCOW (AFP) – Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas visits Russia on Monday in a bid to secure Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support following Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Palestinian leader was set to visit Moscow two weeks after a visit by Israeli Prime …

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Pakistan warns India to refrain from any misadventure across LoC, Working Boundary

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pakistan has warned India against cross-border strikes in the disputed region of Kashmir after Indian authorities blamed a Pakistan-based group for an attack on an army camp in which soldiers and their families were targeted. “It is a well established pattern that …

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‘Jihad’ against horse trading ahead of Senate polls:PM

ISAKHEL-UNS/APP- Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Saturday called for ‘jihad’ against political horse-trading and categorically declared to resist and shame those who would get Senate membership using their fortune. “Senate election is due after a month. I question as how a party or individual with …

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Oil majors strike it rich on rising crude prices

PARIS -UNS : The world’s leading oil companies published a bumper crop in profits last year as rising crude prices helped turn their fortunes around, but they remain cautious and are unlikely to rush out on a new spending spree just yet. In a flourish …

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Over 71 feared dead in Russian passenger plane crash

Moscow -UNS : A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed outside Moscow on Sunday after taking off from the capital’s Domodedovo airport, officials and local media said. The Antonov An-148 plane operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines was flying to Orsk, a city in …

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PSL 3 final match: Experts inspect security arrangements in Karachi

KARACHI (AFP) – Foreign experts on Sunday inspected security arrangements in Karachi, which is scheduled to stage the final of Pakistan s Twenty20 league next month — the city s first international match in nine years. The third season of the Pakistan Super League starts …

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MQM-P convener-ship: Rabita Committee sacks Dr Farooq Sattar

KARACHI-UNS – Coordination committee of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQMP) has sacked Dr Farooq Sattar as convener of the political party on Sunday, a day after the rift was reported to have been resolved. Convener Kanwar Naveed Jamil addressed the media today in the metropolis …

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Jati Umra, Model Town’s blockades removal continues on court’s orders

LAHORE -UNS – In a hearing of suo moto case in Lahore registry, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar gave harsh remarks on Jati Umra, Model Town s blockades in the city which were built for security. He ordered Punjab Inspector General of …

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