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Huge corruption in Motorway projects: NAB to probe ‘corruption’ in award of Rs148bn contract

By Syed Irfan Raza ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to summon the former chairman of National High Authority (NHA), Shahid Ashraf Tarar, and contractors of the Karachi-Lahore Motorway Abdul Hakeem section to investigate alleged corruption of Rs24 billion in the award of …

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Yasin Malik needs emergency health treatment abroad: Mishal

ISLAMABAD -UNS/APP – Mishal Malik, wife of prominent Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik, Sunday expressed serious concern over deteriorating health of her husband hospitalized in Srinagar after being arrested by Indian occupied Kashmir authorities on February 6. “Yasin Malik is a Hurriyat leader, not a …

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Magsi Wins 13th Cholistan Jeep Rally For Second Consecutive Year

BAHAWALPUR -APP/UNS: Nadir Magsi has successfully defended winning trophy of 13th Cholistan Desert jeep Rally for second consecutive year. He finished the track in four hours 32 minutes and nine seconds. Sahibzada Sultan remained runner up with tie of four hours 37 minutes and 36 …

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FATF meeting to review US sponsored anti-Pakistan move

LONDON -UNS : An important week-long plenary session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global anti-money laundering monitoring group, beginning today in Paris to review resolution to put Pakistan on ‘Grey List’. The move jointly made by United States and United Kingdom to …

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JCCI wants expat levy cancelled

JEDDAH -UNS : The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) has asked Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) to cancel expat levy for firms that have equal number of Saudis and expat workers, reported Saudi Gazette. This is part of seven …

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Third marriage: PTI confirms Imran,Bushra marriage

LAHORE- UNS- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has confirmed party chief Imran Khan’s third marriage with Bushra Manika that took place on Sunday in a simple ceremony in Lahore. PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhary confirmed the development, saying that the ceremony was held at Manika’s resident. Inamul Haq told …

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Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

By James M. Dorsey It’s the pot calling the kettle black. As Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of seeking to encircle it with its support for Houthi rebels in Yemen as well as Qatar, the kingdom and the Islamic republic are extending their bitter rivalry beyond …

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Israel could act against Iran’s ’empire’:Netanyahu

MUNICH-UNS : Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel could act against Iran itself, not just its allies in the Middle East, after border incidents in Syria brought the Middle East foes closer to direct confrontation. Iran mocked Netanyahu’s tough words, saying Israel’s …

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Politicians eyeing ‘umpire’s finger’ will fail in next elections: Nawaz

SHEIKHUPURA -UNS – Former premier Nawaz Sharif has said on Sunday in an address to a political rally that politicians who aim for ‘umpire’s finger’ would have empty ballot boxes in upcoming General Elections 2018. During his speech delivered to party s supporters, Nawaz said …

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India to get control of Chabahar port

NEW DELHI -UNS : India and Iran have signed a significant pact which gives New Delhi operational control of a part of the strategically located Chabahar port on the Gulf of Oman for 18 months. The agreement was signed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held …

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