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Lakhvi’s detention annulled by Islamabad High Court

Advertisements ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) annulled the detention orders of the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks and top leader of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi in today proceeding at Court No 2 of IHC. Advertisements The judgment was made by a division of bench comprising, Mr. …

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Pak-Azerbaijan Joint Business Forum inaugurated in Baku

BAKU: President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain and his counterpart President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar Aliyev jointly inaugurated Pak-Azerbaijan Business Forum in Baku (capital of Azerbaijan). Both the countries have agreed to strengthen cooperation in diverse sectors. Speaking on the occasion, Mamnoon Hussain said the forum will help to promote economies …

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Two falcons worth $250,000 retrieved from Qatri Prince in Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Wildlife officials in Pakistan fined a Qatari prince over illegally hunting a rare bird species. According to an official of Wildlife, they also seized two of his precious hunting falcons after he was disclosed to be involved in hunting illegally. The seized falcons – which could be …

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Afghan Minister for Refugees meets PM Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Afghan Minister for Refugees and Repatriation Syed Hussain Alimi Balkhi called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad today and discussed matters regarding repatriation of Afghan refugees to their native country. Minister of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Abdul Qadir Baloch and Special Assistant of Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi …

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Newly elected Senators of Senate takes oath today

ISLAMABAD: Newly elected Senators of the Senate took oath of their public office on Thursday under the administration of Federal Minister of Finance, Senator Ishaq Dar who was nominated by President Mamnnon Hussain as presiding officer. The 48 newly elected Senators of the Senate (Upper House Parliament) took oath in …

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Afridi rejected to participate in ‘Nach Baliye 7’ as he don’t like his wife to dance

ISLAMABAD: Flamboyant cricketer, Shahid Afridi, turned down to be a part of an Indian dance reality show ‘Nach Baliye 7’, Mumbai Mirror reported. Boom Boom Afridi, who is currently sweating it out as his team battles for a place in ‘knock-out’ round in the mega event, astonished the chiefs of a …

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Obama nominates ‘David Hale’ as new envoy to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: United States President Barack Obama has nominated U.S ambassador to Lebanon, David Hale, to become the new envoy to Pakistan as reported by US News Agency. The nomination requires Senate confirmation. Obama nominated David Hale, a career diplomat and longtime Middle East expert, to the Islamabad post. The nomination …

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President of Pakistan to visit Azerbaijan from today

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain is visiting Azerbaijan from today upon three day visit on the invitation of his counterpart Ilham Aliyev. Four MoUs and agreements are expected to be signed during the visit. During the visit, the President will be accompanied by the first lady, cabinet members and senior government …

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Pak Economy starts to grow: Finance Minister

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that economy of the country has started to grow again and it is on right track due to far-reaching structural reforms, stabilization measures and initiatives of the past 21 months. Delivering a key-note address at the “Third Pakistan-US Business Opportunities Conference” in Islamabad …

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Afghan Minister in Islamabad for Refugee and Terrorism talk

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to work together to eradicate terrorism in Pak-Afghan region, an understanding came at a meeting in Islamabad between Syed Hussain Alimi Balkhi, the Afghan Minister for Refugees and Repatriation, Khayber Pakhtoonkhwa Governor Sardar Mehtab Khan Abbasi and Chief Minister Pervez Khatak. The two sides …

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Pakistani Envoy Abdul Basit met Hurriyat Leader Geelani in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Couple of days after Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar’s visit to Pakistan, its envoy Abdul Basit today paid a visit to Hurriyat Leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in what is likely to be considered as provocation by Islamabad. The meeting lasted for about half-an-hour the past afternoon at …

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143,000 Pakistanis to perform Hajj in 2015

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony, Sardar Muhammad Yousaf says about 143,000 Pakistanis will perform Hajj this year according to pact signed between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on January 29, 2015. Addressing a meeting at Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI), he said Saudi government has reduced …

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Pakistan Foreign Secretary will visit India when invited, says Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday Sartaj Aziz Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs said that Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary will visit India, when he will be invited by his counterpart. He also said Pakistan wants continuation of Comprehensive dialogues to get resolve all outstanding issues. Foreign Minister , also …

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International Women’s Day: Pakistan stands 141 in Women Development Index

ISLAMABAD: Today, 8th March is celebrated as the ‘International Women’s Day’, all across the globe including Pakistan. Pakistan is ranked 141 in the list of countries in which women development takes place. According to the survey, 2 billion women all around the world are said to be “struggling” or “suffering”. …

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