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Three held for gang rape, murder of minor girl


April 24, 2019

NAROWAL: Three suspects were arrested on Monday for gang-raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl. A labourer of Kot Abdul Malik in Sheikhupura district and his family had gone to Shakargarh to attend a wedding on Sunday. After the wedding, his daughter ‘Z’, 11, was going to her maternal uncle’s house in Miadian village with her cousins on the uncle’s motorcycle. …

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Capital’s polio vaccination drive suffers after Peshawar incident


April 24, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Parents in the capital’s rural and urban areas refused to vaccinate their children against polio on Tuesday, the first day of a polio vaccination campaign, after the incident in Peshawar a day prior. Hundreds of children were rushed to hospitals in Peshawar complaining of abdominal pain and nausea allegedly after being vaccinated on Monday. Most were released, and doctors …

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Nawaz gets appearance exemption in Al-Azizia case appeal


April 24, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Islam­abad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday exempted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from personal appea­rance during the hearing of his appeal against his conviction in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference. A division bench of the IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiani also directed the registrar office to properly compile paper books of the case …

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New economic team fine-tuning amnesty plan, cabinet told


April 24, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The new economic team of the government, headed by newly appointed Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Hafeez Shaikh, is fine-tuning the much-awaited tax amnesty scheme which will be unveiled soon as a comprehensive document. This was communicated to the federal cabinet at a meeting held at the PM Office on Tuesday. During the meeting the cabinet …

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NA divided on creation of two new provinces


April 24, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was a divided house on Tuesday when a constitution amendment bill seeking creation of South Punjab and Bahawalpur provinces was introduced. A heated debate took place soon after the bill was introduced by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz lawmaker Rana Sanaullah with some legislators not agreeing with the idea of two provinces, whereas others came out in full …

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