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No attack on social media, only demand checks and balances: Nisar


May 23, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said on Tuesday said that there is no crackdown on social media, adding that the platform needs thorough checks and balances. The Interior Minister was addressing a press conference at Islamabad where he discussed details of a meeting with all representative bodies of media including APNS, CPNE and PBA. “Let me assure you with all …

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Pakistan not to jeopardize ties with Iran: Ayaz Sadiq


May 23, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq said on Tuesday Pakistan will not take any measures which will endanger its ties with its southwestern neighbour, Iran. The NA Speaker was speaking in Lahore, where he said that US President Donald Trump in his speech at the Arab summit did not praise Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war on terror. There were several …

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Zardari’s close aide Noor Alam joins PTI


May 23, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Close aide of co-chairman Pakistan People’s Party Asif Ali Zardari Noor Alam on Tuesday Tuesday joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Noor Alam was also the Member Organizing Committee of the party and an ex-MNA from Peshawar. Talking to the media, party chairman Imran Khan claimed that many others from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) also intend to join PTI. “Many others want …

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Govt expresses reservation over JIT in Panama Leaks case


May 22, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Monday expressed reservations over the proceedings of the Joint Investigation Team on Panama Leaks case. Speaking to journalists on Monday Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz leader Talal Chaudhry said that the Prime Minister will exercise all his rights which he voluntarily withdrew from the Supreme Court’s proceedings. He added that the government has conveyed its reservations …

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CPEC praised across the globe, says Shehbaz Sharif


May 22, 2017

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif remarked on Monday that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is being praised all across the globe. He was speaking at the inaugural session of a two-day business conference, titled ‘International Seminar on Business Opportunities in Punjab’, in Lahore. “God has given us a gift in the shape of CPEC,” he said, adding “We should …

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Panama JIT progress report presented before apex court bench


May 22, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The JIT probing the Panama Leaks case as per the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, apprised the apex court bench regarding the team’s progress on Monday. The three-member apex court bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, reviewed the report presented by the JIT and expressed its trust in the in the team. Justice Ejaz Afzal stressed that …

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Imran lashes out at PM over Riyadh visit, social media crackdown


May 22, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan criticised the prime minister’s ‘silence’ during the recent Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh. Talking to the media on Monday, he said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should have commented on US President Donald Trump’s speech wherein he accused Iran of fuelling “the fires of sectarian conflict and terror” and called for its international …

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SHC grants Farooq Sattar, Aamir Khan pre-arrest bail


May 22, 2017

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar on Monday said that the Sindh High Court has granted him and another party leader Aamir Khan pre-arrest bail in different cases. Talking to the media Barrister Farogh Naseem said that anti-Pakistan elements should face cases, however, the elements who are with Pakistan should be strengthened. The protective bail application against four …

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PPP rejects government’s draft act on FATA: Zardari


May 19, 2017

LAHORE: Former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Friday said that his party rejects government’s act on Federally Administered Tribal Areas saying that PPP will fully back FATA representatives if they stage a sit-in in Islamabad. A delegation of former parliamentarians from FATA, led by Shahji Gul Afridi, called on the former president in Islamabad …

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No sign of Imran becoming PM in near future: Rana Sanaullah


May 19, 2017

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Friday that there are no signs of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Chairman Imran Khan becoming a prime minister of the country in the near future. The provincial law minister was speaking to media outside the Punjab Assembly. In 2018, the PTI chief’s political career would end, said Sanaullah, adding that Imran would not be …

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