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Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order to prepare for future trips to Mars. “This time we will not only plant our flag and leave our footprint,” Trump said at a White House ceremony as he signed the new space policy directive. …

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Hudaibiya case: SC asks NAB to explain charges, furnish evidence

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has resumed hearing the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) plea to order reinvestigation into the Rs1.2 billion Hudaibiya Paper Mills case. The case, involving money laundering charges against the Sharif family, was initiated by NAB in 2000 but quashed by the Lahore High Court in 2014. The bench is headed by Justice Mushir Alam and includes Justices …

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Dar avoiding execution of warrant deliberately: NAB court order

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday issued a written order to declare Senator Ishaq Dar a proclaimed offender. Dar who has been in London for over a month due to medical treatment, is accused by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. “…applications submitted for exemption from personal appearance stand dismissed. Accused …

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JI warns of Islamabad sit-in if FATA not merged with KP until Dec 31

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq has warned the government on Tuesday of a sit-in protest in the federal capital if Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) region is not merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) until December 31. The JI chief has directed workers of the political party to prepare for the sit-in. He said that traders’ body of Rawalpindi has announced …

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Govt’s non-serious approach to FATA reforms is insult to people: Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Tuesday has said that government’s non-serious approach to FATA reforms is insult to people who have sacrificed so much but have still to be given their full democratic rights. In a series of tweets, Imra Khan said that delay in implementing the complete reforms package is causing unrest in FATA and will have …

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August general elections to be reflective of masses’ decision, says PM

JHANG: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi remarked that upcoming general elections will be held in August and they will be reflective of the decision of the masses. “In June, the ruling PML-N will complete its tenure after which elections will be held,” said PM Abbasi, adding that “we are hopeful that people will still vote for us based on our …

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Mustafa Kamal throws weight behind Tahirul Qadri

LAHORE: Pak Sarzameen Party Chief Mustafa Kamal said on Saturday that his party supports Dr. Tahirul Qadri’s demand of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Law Minister Rana Sanaullah’s resignation in the wake of the Model Town judicial report. The Punjab government, at the behest of the Lahore High Court, made the report for the Model Town incident public on …

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People will hold Zardari accountable if NAB does not: Shehbaz Sharif

JHANG: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, in an apparent warning to former president Asif Ali Zardari, said on Saturday that if the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) does not hold the Pakistan Peoples Party co-chair accountable then the people will. Shehbaz was addressing the inauguration ceremony of a power plant in Jhang. The chief minister alleged that Zardari swindled the nation’s …

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Imran Khan warns of protests if FATA not merged into KP by Dec 11

Imran Khan warned on Saturday that his party will hold protests throughout the country from December 11 if Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is not made part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman expressed his concerns saying that the people of tribal areas have accepted Pakistan, however, it hasn’t been vice versa. Addressing in the convention centre …

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Gangs to rule Pakistan if custom of sit-ins does not end, warns Ch Nisar

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PMLN) leader and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar has urged all stakeholders to put an end to the festering tradition of sit-ins in country. He was talking to media representatives at his residence in Taxila. “In bid to make Pakistan a prosperous country, tradition of sit-ins must be called off,” Nisar stressed on while adding that, …

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