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Agitation against on-campus exams: Many students injured in Lahore as varsity guards mount baton-charge assault


January 27, 2021

LAHORE: The province-wide protests by students against on-campus examinations on Tuesday took an ugly turn as several students were baton-charged and injured by the security guards of a private university in the provincial capital. The students – two of them said to be critical – were hospitalised. Hundreds of students of various educational institutes of the city under the slogans …

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Biden, Putin hold first telephonic conversation


January 27, 2021

US President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin held their first conversation as counterparts on Tuesday in a phone call that underscored troubled relations and the delicate balance between the former Cold War foes. According to the White House, Biden raised concerns about the arrest of opposition figure Alexei Navalny, Russia’s alleged involvement in a massive cyber-espionage campaign and reports of …

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PDM may hold its Feb 5 rally at Muzaffarabad


January 27, 2021

LAHORE: The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) may shift the venue of its Feb 5 Kashmir Day rally to Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu Kashmir, where Prime Minister Imran Khan is also expected to address the AJK assembly. In a telephonic talk to PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif suggested the change of rally venue, which may be finalised in …

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District govt barred from demolishing Khokhars’ property


January 27, 2021

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan on Tuesday restrained the district government from further demolishing “Khokhar Palace”, the residences of PML-N leader Saiful Malook Khokhar, and directed both sides to approach the civil court for the resolution of the dispute. The chief justice also suspended a directive of Lahore’s deputy commissioner about bulldozing the palace, however, restrained …

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After seven years, work on Margalla Road construction to begin


January 27, 2021

Legal hitches between contractor, CDA removed Road to cater to C-13, C-14, C-15, C-16 sectors ISLAMABAD: After a hiatus of seven long years, Capital Development Authority (CDA) has finally resolved a dispute with a previous contractor to pave the way towards restarting the stalled project of construction of a road from G.T. Road to D-12. “The chronic dispute [between CDA …

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Govt notifies dress code on the heels of SC reprimand


January 27, 2021

LAHORE: A day after a Supreme Court judge chided Lahore’s deputy commissioner for not wearing a proper outfit, the Punjab government on Tuesday notified a dress code to be observed by the officials during office hours and while appearing before the courts. A directive issued by the welfare department states that the officers of the government of Punjab are required …

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Broadsheet probe empowered to dig deep into past


January 27, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The one-man commission being constituted after Tuesday’s approval by the cabinet may have a wider scope to probe not only affairs of the Broadsheet controversy, but also to ponder over why the state suffered hugely because of the half-hearted and misdirected attempts to retrieve assets parked in foreign investment havens. An informed source privy to the development told Dawn on condition …

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PTI files foreign funding case against JUI-F


January 27, 2021

ISLAMABAD: In an interesting development, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has filed with the Election Comamission of Pakistan (ECP) an application demanding an inquiry into allegations that Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman and other party leaders frequently visited Libya and Iraq and received funding from there. In the application addressed to the chief election commissioner, PTI MNA Farrukh Habib referred …

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Some parties back PPP’s no-confidence move against PM: Raja Pervaiz


January 27, 2021

Despite PML-N’s misgivings about PPP’s proposal of moving a no-confidence motion against the prime minister, PPP leader Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said his party would try to convince those who had reservations, adding that “some parties are already onboard”. Talking to DawnNewsTV on Wednesday, the former prime minister said “moving a no-confidence motion against the prime minister is a democratic option,” pointing out …

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‘Imran Khan was personally monitoring the operation’: Maryam on Khokhar property demolition


January 27, 2021

PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Imran Khan himself monitored and oversaw the demolition of properties belonging to the family of PML-N leaders MNA Afzal Khokhar and former MPA Saiful Malook Khokhar in Lahore. She was addressing the media after arriving at ‘Khokhar Palace’ to express her sympathies with the Khokhar family following the demolition …

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