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Nawaz’s counsel raises objection over court’s questionnaire

Court adjourned the hearing and directed to record statement on Monday ISLAMABAD, May 18: Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar couldn’t record their statements in Avenfiled reference after their counsel raised objection over questionnaire. During the hearing headed by Justice Mohammad Bashir, lawyer …

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PCB to serve show-cause notice to Hafeez over ‘ill-conceived’ remarks

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to take disciplinary action against Muhammad Hafeez after the all-rounder called into question the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) process for reporting suspect bowling actions. Hafeez, who was suspended from bowling in international cricket for the third time last year and was finally cleared to …

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SC summons over 200 individuals, companies for getting loans waived off

ISLAMABAD, May 18: The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued notices to 222 individuals and companies that illegally got loans written off from 1971 to 2009. “As per report of the Commission constituted by this Court, action against 222 individuals/companies has been recommended on account of the fact that the loans …

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Next govt will have to deal with bigger challenges facing the country: Imran Khan

LAHORE , May 18: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday said that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the biggest leader of Asian sub-continent who struggled for the independen ce for 47 years. Addressing a ceremony in Lahore on Friday, he said that Pakistan had to become an Islamic …

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Woman, 3 children martyred in cross-border Indian firing in Sialkot

ISLAMABAD, May 18: Four civilians were martyred and 10 injured when Indian forces opened unprovoked fire on a border village across the Working Boundary in Sialkot. The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army’s media wing, said on Friday that the martyred include one woman and three children. The ISPR …

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Malaysia seizes cash, jewels designer bags in raid on ex-leader

Malaysian police seized 72 suitcases stuffed with cash and jewels along with scores of designer handbags in raids on luxury properties linked to ex-prime minister Najib Razak on Friday as a corruption probe gathered pace. The discovery adds significantly to the peril faced by Najib, who just last week had …

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PML-N MNAs apprise Shehbaz of reservations about Nawaz’s statement

Whoever arranged controversial interview is Nawaz’s biggest enemy: Shehbaz ISLAMABAD, May 17: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MNAs apprised Shehbaz Sharif of their reservations about the recent controversial statement of party Quaid Nawaz Sharif. Shehbaz Sharif was chairing his maiden parliamentary party meeting on Thursday. Around 120 MNAs of the party, including …

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Security forces foil Quetta terror bid: All attackers killed: ISPR

QUETTA, May 17: : Security forces gunned down five suicide bombers on Thursday as they foiled a major terrorist attack at the Frontier Corps Help Centre in Quetta, ISPR said. Four Frontier Corps personnel suffered bullet wounds in the exchange of fire during the operation. “An explosive and ammunition laden …

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NAB Chairman says Bureau has nothing to do with elections

RAWALPINDI, May 17: : National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal on Thursday said the bureau has nothing to do with elections. “NAB has nothing to do with elections be it pre or post elections and the bureau upholds a policy of ‘accountability across the board’,” Justice (Retd) …

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PTI files petition in IHC against committee examining foreign funding case

ISLAMABAD, May 17: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday petitioned the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to declare as null and void the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) March 12 decision ordering the formation of a committee to scrutinise the minutiae of the PTI’s sources of funding. Dissident founder …

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