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For ‘Disneyland’ theme park Govt releases Rs32 b

Advertisements LAHORE: The Punjab government has started the land acquisition process for the proposed project of Disneyland-like theme park in Lahore. Advertisements The estimated cost of the project is 32 billion Pakistani rupees. “The mega project will take nearly two years to complete. The provincial government and the PHA are …

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Governor Punjab’s shooter Mumtaz Qadri appeals for state’s mercy

ISLAMABAD: Shooter of Governor Punjab, Mumtaz Qadri, after Supreme Court of Pakistan upheld his sentence, has appealed president of Pakistan for mercy. Earlier, a three-judge bench of the supreme court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa took Qadri’s review petition in which court granted him death penalty on October …

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NA-122 Vote Transfer case: ECP to announce decision on Feb 1

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) reserved a decision on a plea regarding alleged vote transfer from National Assembly consistency NA-122 during by-elections. Chief Election Commissioner Justice Retired, Sardar Raza Khan heading the bench who is hearing the plea filed by Aleem Khan, PTI ticket holder against the alleged vote …

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ICT LG polls: Polling underway for reserved seats

ISLAMABAD: Polling is in progress to elect candidates on the reserved seats in Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation(ICT). Chairmen of 50 union councils will be casting their votes to elect women, youth, technocrat, non-Muslims and workers on reserved seats. Contest will be holding on seventeen seats of women, three workers/peasants, three youth, …

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Jaish-e-Mohammad’s Masood Azhar under protective custody, says Rana Sanaullah

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has confirmed that Jaish-e-Mohammad’s Chief  Maulna Masood Azhar has been taken into under custody. Responding to a question during Dawn TV talk show ‘News Eye’, Punjab’s Law minister on Thursday confirmed that Masood Azhar was taken into custody by the counter-terrorism department (CTD). Anchor …

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LUMS refutes reported arrest of student relating to Pathankot attack

LAHORE: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on Thursday refuted reports that a student from their institution has been detained by security officials on terrorism charges. Earlier, it was reported by some Pakistani, Indian media outlets that Usman Sarwar, the student of LUMS was arrested over the Pathankot air …

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Attack on ARY News’ Islamabad office, Daesh Afghanistan claimed

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, ARY News Islamabad office came under attack, Daesh Afghanistan claimed responsibility, Ary news reported. Unidentified  attackers hurled Ary New office and fired shots and threw hand grande, due to security guards retaliation  attackers ran away, one  employ of channel  got injured during attack. Attackers left pamphlets which said, …

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Ch Nisar orders over Rangers raid at home of NYT correspondent

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali khan took notice of a raid conducted by Rangers at the house of New York Times Pakistan correspondent, Salman Masood in Islamabad. Statement issued by ministry on raid said, “How, why and whose orders a raid was conducted at Salman Masood’s house, Such operations …

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PhD student Kashan Gilani restored by UAF after apology

Faisalabad: PhD student Syed Kashan Gilani, who was expelled by University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) over his Facebook status against University administration, was restored by the vice chancellor. Universty spokesman Dr. Jalal Arid said to media, “Kashan is allowed to continue his education, since he tendered unconditional apology, the vice …

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PP-89 by-poll: PML-N claims seat against Independent candidate

LAHORE: According latest update, PML-N candiadate Peer Kutab Ali Shah alias Ali claimed seat by 56,628 votes, Independent came second, private media reported. On Wednesday, Polling got underway for by-election in Punjab Assembly consistency, PP-89, private media reported. Due to demise of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)  member provincial  assembly , …

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Actress Mishi Khan indicted by court in fraud case

ISLAMABAD: Actress Mishi was indicted by an additional district and sessions court in case of criminal breach of trust, private media reported. She was booked  for allegedly taking money from homeopathic doctor Afshan Khan to run the advertisement campaign of her clinic and beauty salon as well. Civil judge Kashif Javed …

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Without valid visa no one can enter Pakistan: CH Nisar

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said, without valid visa no one can enter Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported. According to reports, Thai airways has brought Australian National on flight to Karachi airport, but the passenger lacked complete visa documents. The Australian police escort brought a person to Karachi airport …

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Cyber Crime: Facebook hacker arrested in Lahore as victimized calls FIA

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency’s cyber crime department has apprehended a buy on Saturday over allegedly hacking Facebook accounts for the purpose of blackmailing them. The convicted, identified as Mohammad Naeem, had allegedly been blackmailing Facebook users by showing their photos and using their personal date after hacking into their …

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Newly elected MNA, PTI’s Jahangir Tareen takes oath

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s newly elected Member of National Assembly (NA) Jahangir Khan Tareen took his formal oath on Friday. The PTI stalwart had defeated Siddique Khan Baloch, hailed from Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), during the re-elections for the NA-154 constituency in Lodhran. The seat, which Tareen has won, got emptied as …

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