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PTI lawmakers’ team slams PPP’s indifference towards Tharis’ plight


September 19, 2018

MITHI/UMERKOT: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Hal­eem Adil Sheikh has regretted that the Sindh government is still unmoved by the deaths of malnourished children in the drought-stricken Thar. He was speaking to people and local reporters on Tuesday during his visit to the Thar region at the head of a four-member team of PTI lawmakers to assess the drought situation and …

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Murad voices concern over PM’s plan to grant nationality to ‘aliens’


September 19, 2018

KARACHI: Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday said the latest announcement made by Prime Minister Imran Khan vis-à-vis awarding Pakistani nationality to people hailing from Bangladesh and Afghanistan and living either illegally or as refugees in the country could not be implemented if it did not obey the Pakistan Citizenship Act, 1951. “It will open floodgates [of illegal …

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PHC dissatisfied with NAB inquiry into waste treatment plants issue


September 19, 2018

PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench on Tuesday expressed dissatisfaction over inquiry conducted by National Accountability Bureau, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, into abandoning of a project of setting up two sewage treatment plants here despite utilising huge sum of money two decades ago. The bench comprising Justice Qaiser Rasheed and Justice Mohammad Ayub Khan directed the bureau to fix responsibility on the …

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Seeking details of Benazir’s assets disrespect to a martyr: Zardari


September 19, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court, challenging its Aug 29 order in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) case in which the court had sought details of his and those of assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s foreign assets. Terming the seeking of details of Ms …

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Traffic plan for Muharram processions in Karachi announced


September 19, 2018

KARACHI: Karachi traffic police on Tuesday notified alternative traffic routes for Muharram 8, 9 and 10. Several key roads will remain closed for mourning processions throughout the city, and traffic from blocked roads will be diverted to the alternative routes. On Muharram 8, a procession will be taken out at 1.30pm from Nishtar Park, and will end at Hussainian Iranian …

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Girl killed in crossfire during Karachi ‘encounter’ died due to shot fired by police, admits DIG South


September 18, 2018

Karachi Police on Saturday admitted that the 10-year old girl who was shot dead during a police encounter with robbers in Defence on August 13, was killed by police fire. Speaking at a press conference, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Javed Alam Odho confirmed that it was a bullet fired by a policeman that led to the unintentional death of 10-year-old Amal …

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CJP takes notice of 10-year-old girl’s death in Karachi police ‘encounter’


September 18, 2018

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Tuesday took notice of the death of 10-year-old girl Amal Umer, who had reportedly been shot by policemen during an alleged encounter in Karachi last month. The CJP’s notice comes days after Amal’s mother Beenish Umer’s account of the incident . The suo motu notice concerns the “irresponsible firing” by the police as well as the “failure …

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Murad Ali Shah advises federal govt to come out from its ‘jalsa mode’


September 18, 2018

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday said that the federal government was in dire need of “switching from the present jalsa mode to government mode”, as decisions such as awarding citizenship and undertaking garbage disposal work cannot be announced in public gatherings. The chief minister’s remarks came during a post-budget press conference held in Karachi, a day after …

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Emerging market currency crisis could cause recession


September 18, 2018

LONDON: Emerging market investors are trying to gauge whether a currency crisis and the steep interest rate hikes being used to fight it could turn into a broader slowdown and even recession. On Thursday, Turkey’s central bank attempted to draw a line under a lira collapse of almost 40 per cent this year by hiking interest rates more than 6 …

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Spanish streak to come under threat as Champions League begins


September 18, 2018

LONDON: Spain has provided the winner of the last five Champions League finals, and six of the last nine, but Real Madrid and Barcelona could find their dominance under threat as the group stage begins this week. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are considered the bookmakers’ favourites to lift the iconic trophy for the first time in Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano …

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