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EgyptAir flight from Paris feared crashed in Mediterranean

CAIRO  – An EgyptAir flight from Paris with 66 people on board vanished from radar screens on Thursday with a Greek aviation source saying it had crashed into the Mediterranean between the Greek islands and the Egyptian coast. There were no immediate reports of the …

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NA okays 12-member parliamentary committee on opposition’s demand

ISLAMABAD -UNS – National Assembly (NA) has approved Thursday formulating a 12-member parliamentary committee after the opposition rejected a 16-member body to form joint Terms of References (TOR) in Panama leaks issue. Opposition parties rejected any change in the parliamentary committee and demanded the government …

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Ali Haider Gilani details raid that freed him

MULTAN  – The freed son of a former Pakistani prime minister Wednesday revealed details of the raid by US and Afghan forces last week which rescued him three years after he was captured by Al-Qaeda operatives. Ali Haider Gilani, son of Yousaf Raza Gilani, was …

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Two terrorists with over 19000 detonators arrested

BY TARIQ SHAH RAWALPINDI: The city police arrested two alleged terrorists in Rawalpindi and recovered over 19,000 detonators from their possession in Thursday’s wee hours. Police arrested the duo from Pir Wadhai General Bus Stand and seized 19,900 detonators from them. According to police, terrorists—Ahmed …

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22nd constitutional amendment bill to be tabled today

ISLAMABAD -UNS : The Constitution (22nd Amendment) Bill is being introduced in the National Assembly today (Thursday) envisaging qualifications and procedure for appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and members of the Election Commission of Pakistan. The bill has been prepared in the light of deliberations …

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Suzuki says it used wrong fuel economy tests in Japan

By Reuters TOKYO: Suzuki Motor Corp used the wrong methods to test the fuel economy of its cars in Japan, it said on Wednesday, widening a testing scandal that has already rocked smaller rival Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Japan’s transport ministry ordered widespread checks to industry …

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Foreign debts rise by Rs 1,800 billion in nine months

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Foreign debts rose about Rs 1,800 billion in the last nine months as government failed to expand tax base. According to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), country’s economy is carrying burden of around Rs 19,550 billion local and foreign funds. Sum …

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Millions of refugees face homelessness without more shelter funding: UN

GENEVA – Millions of refugees worldwide risk living on the street due to a lack of funds for shelters, the United Nations warned Wednesday, urging the private sector to help amid surging displacement. Launching a global campaign called “Nobody Left Outside”, the UN refugee agency …

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SNP appeals to Army Chief to dismiss parliament

BY ABBAS KASSAR HYDERABAD -: Sindh National Party has said that the discussion in Parliament and allegations with counter allegations on Panama leaks is nothing more than mach fixing. The members of ruling as well opposition parties are all corrupt calling thieves to each other. …

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‘Corruption biggest constraint in development’

ISLAMABAD-UNS- Corruption is the biggest constraint in country’s development which must be dealt with an iron hand, said Aliya Rashid, Director General (Awareness and Prevention) National Accountability Bureau (NAB). She was delivering a lecture on “Role of Women in Prevention of Corruption” here at the …

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