Zainab murder case: Govt arrested innocent people for its paperwork, claims Shah | Pakistan


Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah speaking to media in Kasur. Photo: Geo News KASUR: Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah claimed that the government has arrested innocent people in connection with the Zainab murder case for its paperwork. Zainab, aged 7, was kidnapped on January 4 from near her aunt’s house in Kasur. Her body was discovered five days later from a garbage ...

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Pakistan’s enemy is our enemy, says US State Dept official | Pakistan


Acting Assistant Secretary of State Ambassador Alice Wells. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: Acting Assistant Secretary of State Ambassador Alice Wells said that the United States consider Pakistan’s enemy as its own enemy, while speaking to senior journalist Hamid Mir on Tuesday. Mir informed that the US diplomat also said that the US doesn’t support the separation movement in Balochistan. Wells also ...

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Punjab government to provide full security for PAT’s Jan. 17 protest | Pakistan


LAHORE: The Government of Punjab decided Monday night to offer full-fledged security to the participants of a sit-in being staged by the Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) on January 17, Geo News reported, citing sources. On the day of the protest, strict checking will be conducted at the city’s entry and exit points, sources in the provincial government added, explaining that ...

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Pakistan should not be made scapegoat for US failure in Afghanistan: Dastagir | Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir on Monday said that Pakistan should not be made scapegoat for United States’ failure in Afghanistan, where the coalition forces have been fighting for the last 16 years. Giving a policy statement in the National Assembly, the minister said the way forward for Pakistan-US relations should not be through threats, notices and suspension of support. ...

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Private sector running airlines in many countries: Daniyal Aziz | Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: Privatisation Minister Daniyal Aziz said on Monday that the private sector runs airlines in several countries of the world, adding that the state-owned airlines across the globe are generally in loss. The minister’s statement came a day after his interview to an international news agency, in which he said that the federal government will try to privatise the Pakistan ...

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Zardari-Imran uniting will identify conspirators, says Maryam | Pakistan


LAHORE: Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former premier Nawaz Sharif, remarked on Monday that if Asif Ali Zardari and Imran Khan would not unite, then how the conspirators would be identified. The statement was made during her visit to Mozang area, which falls under her mother Kulsoom Nawaz’s constituency NA-120. The former first daughter, during her visit, inquired the residents about ...

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Awareness, education necessary to fight child abuse: Bilawal | Pakistan


KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari remarked on Monday that awareness and education are very important to fight the menace of child abuse.  We cannot fight child abuse “if our children don’t know how to protect themselves,” he said. “All political parties should be on the same page pertaining to child rights.” While addressing a press conference in ...

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SC orders demolition of illegal buildings in Murree within five days | Pakistan


A view of Murree’s Mall Road. Photo: ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court ordered on Monday the demolition of all illegal buildings and structures in Murree within five days. A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, while hearing a case on illegal buildings in Murree, also ordered the deputy commissioner (DC) to lend bulldozers for the purpose.  The ...

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Policeman in Karachi uses jirga to escape conviction | Pakistan


File photo of Karachi  On December 12 last year, a jirga was held in the Mominabad area of Karachi to settle a dispute over the murder of Rehan, a teenaged boy. The council was presided over by a man, who dealt in illegal Iranian fuel. Others present in his drawing room were the teenager’s father, Fida Hussain Shah, police officer ...

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