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‘Verses of Holy Quran printed in newspapers be stopped’

BY TARIQ KHAN The desecration of Holy Verses of the Holy Quran be stopped, which are printed in the newspapers. Standing Committee on Government Assurances has directed, Ministry of Information Broadcasting, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony and council of Islamic Ideology to sit …

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First meeting of Newsleak Committee: responsible should be exposed says Nisar

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday briefed the Committee on Newsleak. In a statement issued by the Ministry of Interior, the minister apprised the committee members about the progress made so far over the …

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CDWP approves 15 projects worth Rs 29.3 billion

BY SAJJAD HUSSAIN ISLAMABAD- The Central Development Working Party met Thursday in the Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform which was chaired by the Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal. Overall, the CDWP approved fifteen projects worth Rs 29.3 billion, including three projects costing Rs 16.7 billion, …

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Donald Trump and Modi: Two sides of the same coin?

UNS – Soon after results for the US presidential election were announced, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Republican candidate Donald Trump on being elected as the 45th US President. According to an Indian website, Narendra Modi said in a series of three tweets that …

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Imran Farooq’s murder was ‘birthday gift’ for Altaf Hussain

ISLAMABAD -UNS : One of two suspects in murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s senior leader, Dr. Imran Farooq, has revealed that the 2010 assassination was a ‘birthday gift’ for the party’s London-based founder Altaf Hussain. Khalid Shamim, a key suspect in the murder case, …

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World Bank projects 5.4 pc growth for Pakistan in 2018

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pakistan’s economy is set to grow by a robust 5.4 percent by 2018 as Chinese investment from a multi-billion dollar infrastructure project flows into the country, the World Bank predicted in a new report Thursday. The cash-strapped country, for years plagued by …

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Chinese minister elected as Interpol president

JAKARTA -UNS : A Chinese security official was elected president of Interpol on Thursday for the first time, a potentially controversial choice as Beijing pursues a campaign to hunt down fugitives abroad. Vice Minister of Public Security Meng Hongwei was chosen as the new head …

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US more deeply divided than we thought: Hillary

NEW YORK -UNS /AFP – Hillary Clinton vowed Wednesday to work with American President-elect Donald Trump while saying that the polls result showed that the country was more divided than it was thought to be. Clinton urged fellow Democrats to allow Trump the chance to …

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US spy agencies to begin top secret Trump briefings within days

U.S. intelligence agencies will soon begin giving President-elect Donald Trump the same top secret national security briefings they give President Barack Obama, current and former intelligence officials said Wednesday. The briefings by veteran career intelligence analysts, which will begin in the next few days, will …

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Minor girl dies as young doctors boycott duties at Mayo hospital

LAHORE: A one-and-a-half-year old girl died in Lahore’s Mayo hospital amid protest and boycott of duties by the Young Doctors Association (YDA) despite government’s warning on Thursday. According to our correspondent, the girl Sana, belonging to a Pashtun family from tribal areas, was brought to …

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