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Woman, minor daughter found hanging from a tree in Khanewal: police


November 14, 2018

A woman and her minor daughter were found hanging from a tree within the vicinity of the former’s parent’s house in a remote area of Khanewal district on Wednesday. According to police, the 30-year-old woman and her 4-year-old daughter were strangled to death before their bodies were hung from the tree. Homicide Sub Inspector Falak Sheer told DawnNewsTV that marks of fingers …

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Nawaz Sharif responds to court’s questions in Al-Azizia corruption case


November 14, 2018

Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday submitted his responses to 45 of 50 questions posed to him by the court in the Al-Azizia corruption reference. When Nawaz approached the rostrum to verbally record his testimony, Accountability Judge Mohammad Arshad Malik asked him to return to his seat, and informed Nawaz that he himself would read the statement out in …

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Daniyal Aziz withdraws plea against disqualification


November 14, 2018

In an unexpected development, PML-N leader Daniyal Aziz — who had been declared disqualified from holding public office by the Supreme Court of Pakistan after being found in contempt of court — on Wednesday withdrew his plea against the disqualification verdict. He was unwilling to share his reason for the decision. The apex court had held the outspoken PML-N leader …

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Sindh Assembly speaker creates committee to oversee provincial food authority


November 13, 2018

Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani on Tuesday formed a committee to revive the Sindh Food Authority (SFA) in light of the recent death of two minors from what is believed to be a case of food poisoning. The committee, which includes lawmakers Dr Sohrab Sarki, Sanjay Parvani and Ganhor Khan Asrani, has been tasked to revive the SFA. The …

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‘Pay Re1 per litre or exit the industry’, CJP tells bottled water companies


November 13, 2018

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed all provinces to impose a Re1-per-litre tax on companies bottling and selling water while also constituting a committee to examine the quality of ‘mineral water’ being sold by these companies. The tax will be applicable on water extracted from the ground by mineral water companies. The issue as it concerns beverages companies will be …

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PM directs interior ministry, capital admin to act against ‘land mafia’


November 13, 2018

ISLAMABAD: During a meeting on development activities and law and order in the capital, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the Ministry of Interior and Islamabad’s administration to take action against what he called a powerful ‘land mafia’ that had deprived people of their holdings. The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi, Special Assistant to the …

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Hackers target more accounts in Punjab


November 13, 2018

BAHAWALNAGAR: Three more cases surfaced on Monday where citizens were deprived of their savings. In the first instance, Ghulam Nabi, a resident of Chak Madrassah, received multiple calls in which the callers claimed to be officers from his bank and demanded his account details. On his refusal, he was told that his bank account in a private bank in Ghallah …

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Probe begins into death of two minors, cause of death reserved


November 13, 2018

KARACHI: Police on Monday launched an investigation into the alleged food poisoning, which claimed the lives of two minor brothers in Clifton on Sunday. Investigators have detained three employees of the restaurant for interrogation while CCTV footage of both the restaurant at Zamzama and candy shop at a park in Defence Housing Authority have been obtained for investigation, officials said. …

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Shall I feed my daughter or educate her?’: The abysmal state of girls’ education in Pakistan


November 13, 2018

Pakistan is failing to educate a huge proportion of the country’s girls, who have little or no access to education, notes a recent report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report called ‘Shall I Feed My Daughter, or Educate Her?’, catalogs barriers to girl’s education based on over 200 interviews – most of them with girls who never attended school …

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PM urges solidarity among Muslim nations to face challenges


November 13, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday stressed the need for cooperative relations among Muslim countries to deal with problems they faced. Talking to Qatar’s Chief of Staff of Armed Forces Lt Gen Ghanim Bin Shaheen Al Ghanim, who called on him at the PM Office, Mr Khan “expressed his desire for amity, friendship and good relations among Muslim countries …

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