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Opposition slams Modi for politicising military action


February 28, 2019

NEW DELHI: Indian opposition parties slammed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government on Wednesday for “blatant politicisation” of the prevailing security situation and deaths of armed personnel, signalling that they would no longer restrain themselves from questioning him. “The meeting of 21 parties expressed their deep anguish over the blatant politicisation of the sacrifices made by our armed forces by …

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Thousands stranded in Thailand, a day after Pakistan closes airspace


February 28, 2019

Thousands of travellers were stranded in Bangkok on Thursday when Thai Airways cancelled all flights over Pakistan after Islamabad closed its airspace in response to soaring tensions with India. Nearly 30 flights — the majority to and from European routes — were initially affected, the airline said, with three aircraft forced to return to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport and others cancelled …

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SHC seeks details of prisoners languishing in jails for non-payment of penalties


February 28, 2019

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday directed the provincial home secretary to file complete details about the convicts and prisoners confined in various jails of the province for non-payment of compensation. The two-judge SHC bench headed by Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M. Shaikh also put the federal law secretary, the State Bank of Pakistan, the provincial home secretary and …

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High alert in KP as tension with India escalates


February 28, 2019

PESHAWAR: People took out processions in different areas here on Wednesday against the Indian aggression and vowed full support to the Pakistan Army for protection of the country. Holding Pakistani flags in their hands, they marched on the Ring Road, Peshawar, from Achini Chowk and shouted slogans in support of the country’s armed forces. The people appreciated the Pakistan Air …

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High alert in KP as tension with India escalates


February 28, 2019

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has declared “high alert” in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and convened special meeting of the cabinet on Thursday in the backdrop of volatile situation along the eastern border. Information Minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai told Dawn on Wednesday that heads of Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Rescue 1122, Civil Defence and other departments would also attend the meeting. “All …

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Tehreek-i-Insaf wins PK-30 by-poll


February 28, 2019

MANSEHRA: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf candidate Ahmad Hussain Shah won by-election in the PK-30, Mansehra, constituency on Tuesday. Announcing unofficial results of the by-election, the returning officer said the PTI nominee secured 46,483 votes, while the runner-up was PML-N’s Mazhar Ali Qasim with 39,945 votes. There were seven candidates, including nominees of political parties and independents, for the PK-30 seat, which had …

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IHC tells govt to settle Asad Durrani’s petition on ECL


February 28, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has left the matter related to travel ban on a former ISI chief to the federal government. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, disposing of a petition filed by retired Lt Gen Asad Durrani, ex-director general of the Inter Services Intelligence, directed the federal government to decide his representation filed before the interior ministry for review …

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Army returns seized weapons to Marwat and Betani tribesmen


February 28, 2019

LAKKI MARWAT: The Pakistan Army on Wednesday returned weapons it had seized from Marwat and Betani tribesmen over two years ago to avert armed clash. A function was held for the purpose at the Lt Adnan Shaheed Sports Complex Tajazai, where civil and military officers, members of Marwat Qaumi Jirga and Behramkhel and Khankhel tribesmen were in attendance. Brigade Commander …

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High court bars handing over of Dr Shakil to US


February 28, 2019

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court has ordered the federal government not to send former agency surgeon of Khyber Agency Dr Shakil Afridi abroad in case of any secret deal with the US government. The orders were issued after a bench consisting of Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth and Justice Mohammad Ayub Khan accepted the petition of senior lawyer Mohammad Khursheed …

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Army to launch search today for missing climbers


February 28, 2019

GILGIT: The Pak Army will start a search operation for the missing mountaineers at Nanga Parbat on Thursday (Today). Two foreign mountaineers, Daniel Nardi from Italy, and Tom Ballard from UK, who were attempting to summit Nanga Parbat through a new route, the Mummery Spur, went missing from the camp-4 on Feb 24 from, and are feared dead. Nardi and …

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