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IHC issues notice to govt over plea seeking Indian prisoners’ release


November 1, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Taking action on a petition filed by the Indian High Commission for the release of four Indian nationals, the Islamabad High Court on Thursday issued notices to the federal government for a reply. The four were convicted by military courts for spying and the Indian High Commission moved the court after they have completed their sentences. Justice Mohsin Akhtar …

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SC to hold regular hearing in cases relating to Gas Development Infrastructure Cess


November 1, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has decided to hold regular hearing on a day-to-day basis in cases relating to the Gas Development Infrastructure Cess (GIDC) from next Thursday. The decision was taken by a three-judge Supreme Court bench consisting of Justice Mushir Alam, Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah when it resumed the hearing on Thursday. However, the …

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Funerals begin as town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire


November 1, 2019

MIRPURKHAS: Distraught relatives gathered Friday for the first funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the victims residents of a single town. Sobbing family crowded an official building in Mirpurkhas overnight as the first bodies covered in white cloth began arriving by ambulance from the scene of …

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China throws its weight behind Pakistan on FATF politicisation


November 1, 2019

BEIJING: China once again threw support behind Islamabad, as the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that it supports Pakistan’s efforts to improve the country’s counter-terrorism financing system. The ministry added that FATF’s purpose is helping countries better combat illegal activities such as money laundering and terrorist financing, rather than sanctioning or punishing any country. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng …

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PM Imran reiterates support for Kashmiris at Gilgit-Baltistan Azadi Parade


November 1, 2019

GILGIT: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday attended a parade to mark the independence of Gilgit-Baltistan. Speaking at the ceremony, he said people of Gilgit-Baltistan fought a war  to win their freedom. “A Muslim does not bow before anyone but Allah,” he said adding that two superpowers came to their knees before Muslims within a decade. “Pakistan is the only …

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Asad Umar criticises Azadi March leaders for absence of female participation


November 1, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Asad Umar on Friday criticized the opposition parties over the absence of women in JUI-led Azadi March. “One thing is clear from what has been seen of the opposition march so far…. Their vision of Pakistan is one where women have no place in the public space,” he tweeted. According to reports, JUI-F leadership had decided …

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Netizens question Zartaj Gul’s claims over Lahore pollution


November 1, 2019

The minister of state for climate change has blamed neighboring India for sending a toxic haze of smog to Pakistan’s Punjab province. In a video message on Thursday, Zartaj Wazir Gul, the junior minister, first applauded the province’s environment protection agency (EPA) for a job well done. “Till now, the government has shut down 261 units of furnace oil in …

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