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Cynthia’s plea against Rehman Malik dismissed


August 6, 2020

ISLAMABAD: A local court on Wednesday dismissed a petition of US blogger Cynthia D. Ritchie seeking registration of a rape case against Senator Rehman Malik, after a police report termed the complaint baseless. The police report stated that Ms Ritchie had neither produced any evidence to corroborate the allegation of rape in 2011 nor had she placed any material on record to …

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Govt to start randomised testing in Rawalpindi district today


August 6, 2020

RAWALPINDI: Inmates and staff in Adiala jail will undergo randomised testing for Covid-19, as will markets and orphanages in Rawalpindi, starting today (Thursday). Commissioner retired Mohammad Mehmood told Dawn that the provincial government has asked the district administration to begin sampling in government facilities, prisons, orphanages and congested areas such as markets. “We set a target for teams to [sample …

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Bailable arrest warrants for Nawaz issued in land allotment case


August 6, 2020

LAHORE: An accountability court on Wednesday issued bailable arrest warrants of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in a reference of a 34-year-old land allotment and transaction, also involving Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman. At the outset of the hearing, Presiding Judge Asad Ali asked the NAB prosecution team about the absence of Mr Rehman, who is on judicial remand. …

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Another Nishtar doctor goes down fighting coronavirus


August 6, 2020

MULTAN: Another doctor of Nishtar Hospital died of coronavirus at RecepTayyip Erdogan Hospital, Muzaffargarh on Wednesday. Postgraduate Trainee Dr Muzamil Abbas who was serving at the neurology ward of the Nishtar Hospital contracted Covid-19 more than a month ago. He was initially admitted to the Nishtar Hospital but later was shifted to RecepTayyip Erdogan Hospital, Muzaffargarh when his condition deteriorated …

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Former PM Abbasi indicted in PSO case


August 6, 2020

KARACHI: An accountability court on Wednesday indicted former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former petroleum secretary Arshad Mirza and two others in a reference about alleged illegal appointments to two key posts in the Pakistan State Oil (PSO). The National Accounta­bility Bureau (NAB) had filed the reference in March against Mr Abbasi of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Mr Mirza …

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PML-Q team meets Buzdar on admin reshuffle issues


August 6, 2020

GUJRAT: The issues between the ruling PTI and the PML-Q, the key partner in the coalition government of Punjab, may be resolved within the next few days. According to reliable sources, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Governor Chaudhry Muhammad are trying to play a ‘positive’ role in bridging the gap between the senior leadership of the coalition partners. The …

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FC soldier martyred, 2 critically injured in separate incidents of violence from Afghan soil: FO


August 6, 2020

A Frontier Corps soldier was martyred while two others were critically injured in separate incidents of violence against Pakistan Army posts by terrorists and Afghan Border Police from across the border, the Foreign Office said in a statement late Wednesday. A press release dated August 5 said “terrorists operating from Afghanistan” resorted to firing mortar and heavy weapons at Pakistan …

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PIA to partially resume flights to UK from 14th


August 6, 2020

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will partially resume its flights to the United Kingdom from Aug 14 with a hired plane. PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez said on Wednesday that an agreement had been signed between Portugal’s airline and the national carrier. He said the PIA would operate flights with an Airbus A330, having a seating capacity of more than …

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SC seeks appointments record of NAB DGs


August 6, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought complete record of appointments of different directors general posted at important regional directorates of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The appointments to senior posts of the anti-corruption watchdog caught the court’s attention when a two-judge SC bench questioned the appointment of NAB’s Rawalpindi director general Irfan Naeem Mangi. Mr Mangi shot to prominence …

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Here’s why you’re less likely to get a storm Thursday


August 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A heat ridge will push closer from West Texas and drop our chances even more on Thursday. We can still get a stray afternoon thunderstorm, but it’ll be difficult to get a storm with the jet stream winds aimed more at Louisiana. It will get hot everywhere with high temps in the upper 90s, and there’s …

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