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Pattinson eyes back-to-back Tests against Pakistan, NZ


November 12, 2019

MELBOURNE: Australia paceman James Pattinson is targeting back-to-back Tests in the upcoming series against Pakistan and New Zealand as he savours a rare run of fitness heading into the home summer. The 29-year-old’s successful return during the Ashes in England was a feel-good story for Australian cricket and a triumph of perseverance for an outstanding bowler restricted to six Tests …

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Ijaz Shah says Nawaz Sharif will return to Pakistan after treatment


November 12, 2019

Interior Minister Ijaz Shah on Tuesday said  law minister was going to preside over a meeting to discuss the issue of removing Nawaz Sharif’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL). “Nawaz Sharif is being allowed to go abroad on humanitarian grounds,” he said while talking to the media. The minister said according to doctors Nawaz Sharif’s health was in …

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JUI-F meeting fails to reach consensus on expanding protest


November 12, 2019

ISLAMABAD: As the Azadi march sit-in continued in the federal capital on Monday, the JUI-F’s central executive committee at its meeting failed to reach a consensus over the implementation of the party’s Plan B which calls for expansion of the protest to other cities as well as highways. However, in his address at the sit-in, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman …

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JUI-F to play role in getting PMC ordinance rejected in Senate


November 12, 2019

ISLAMABAD: After failing to convince the government to withdraw Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) Ordinance 2019, sacked employees of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on Monday met Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and got an assurance that his party would play its role in disapproving the bill in the Senate. The JUI-F chief also directed senators Maulana Abdul …

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Court turns down Zardari’s plea to be shifted to Karachi for treatment


November 12, 2019

An accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday turned down an application submitted by former president Asif Ali Zardari requesting that he be shifted to Karachi for treatment. The former president had submitted the application through his lawyer, Farooq H. Naek, during the proceedings of the fake bank accounts case, which pertains to a massive money laundering scam that was previously …

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American national denied entry into Pakistan, deported


November 12, 2019

RAWALPINDI: An American national was denied entry into the country by immigration staff at the Islamabad International Airport because she had been ‘blacklisted’. According to sources, the 85-year-old American woman arrived on Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-701 from Heathrow Thursday night. Soon after she reported to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) immigration staff, she was denied entry into Pakistan because her …

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Another officer barred from assuming Islamabad operations SSP charge


November 12, 2019

LAHORE: Another police officer who was relieved of his duty in Punjab for his appointment as senior superintendent of police operations wing in the federal capital “on the request” of Islamabad inspector general was stopped from assuming the charge. A BS-19 police officer, Omer Saeed Malik, was transferred through a notification on Oct 23 and appointed as Operations SSP of …

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ATC charges Khadim Hussain Rizvi, others in case against violent protests


November 12, 2019

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Tuesday formally charged Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi and others in a case concerning the violent protests initiated by TLP following a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Aasia Bibi last year. ATC-I Judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta announced the charges brought against the religio-political leaders. Strict security arrangements had been made for the …

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PML-N opposes, PPP supports Kartarpur Corridor initiative in NA


November 12, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The issue of Kartarpur Corridor echoed in the National Assem­bly on Monday as the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) opposed the government’s initiative while it was fully backed by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). On the other hand, the government could not defend its decision to open the corridor before the house was adjourned till Thursday due to lack of …

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Cabinet sub-committee deliberates removal of Nawaz’s name from ECL


November 12, 2019

A sub-committee of the cabinet convened on Tuesday to prepare recommendations over the matter of the removal of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s name from the no-fly list. The meeting, chaired by Law Minister Farogh Naseem, is being attended by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar, Nawaz’s personal physician Dr Adnan Khan, PML-N leader Ataullah Tarar …

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