PML-N rejects govt’s condition of indemnity bond for Nawaz’s travel, approaches court

PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday rejected the government’s conditional decision to allow Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for medical treatment, accusing the government of playing “dirty politics” on the former prime minister’s health. Addressing a press conference alongside the PML-N’s top leadership, he announced that the party’s legal team has approached the Lahore High Court against the government decision. It emerged while Shehbaz’s press conference was underway that a two-member bench of the LHC headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi and including Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem would hear the…

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Pakistani Exchange students visit Norwegian TV2 Headquarters in Oslo

Oslo (Bureau Report) Two exchange students of mass communication from Pakistan have visited Oslo’s headquarters of Norwegian TV2, the largest commercial TV channel of the country Thursday. Both students namely Haseeb Shahid and Saqib Saleem are currently studying under an exchange program at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet). Haseeb, who is basically student of bachelors in Media and Mass at Beconhouse National University in Lahore, is also a freelance journalist. Saqib Saleem, who is a Mphill student on the exchange program at OsloMe is primary an assistant professor at Forman Christian…

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Coin issued to commemorate Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday announced that the government has issued a commemorative coin to mark 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikh religion, and invited Indian cricket star and former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to the inauguration of the Kartarpur corridor project on Nov 9. Mr Sidhu accepted the invitation and assured the government that he would definitely attend the function, said spokesman of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf. “Mr Sidhu expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Imran Khan for inviting him to the…

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Death toll from Tezgam inferno jumps to 62: Rahim Yar Khan district govt

The death toll from a fire in three bogies of a Tezgam train near Liaqatpur city jumped to 62, while many remain under critical condition, Rahim Yar Khan district government said on Thursday. Women and children are also amongst the victims — none of whom have been identified yet. The dead and injured are being shifted to DHQ Hospital in Liaqatpur. Some of the injured have also been shifted to Bahawal Victoria Hospital in Bahawalpur due to their critical condition. The train was bound from Karachi to Rawalpindi, Radio Pak reported. The…

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A Norwegian Pakistani Artist presents an art work showing circumstances of an expected Nuclear war

A Norwegian Pakistani Artist Anwar Kazmi presented an art work showing circumstances of an expected Nuclear war (click on below video and read its related text as under) Oslo (Exclusive Report) A Norwegian Pakistani Artist Syed Anwar Ali Kazmi created a picture showing circumstances of an expected Nuclear war (possibility between two nuclear states of South Asia – India and Pakistan). He shows in this piece of art work how the people will face a long starvation and other miseries as after effects of the War. It is important to…

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Norwegian Pakistani Artist Anwar Kazmi returns home with dignity

Norwegian Pakistani Artist Syed Anwar Ali Kazmi who faced hardships in Pakistan last year as he was  tortured in Lahore, finally by returning home joined his family in Norway with a great dignity as the main opponent in his case Malik Riaz Mahmood and his supporters apologized on their mistakes. Earlier, the additional Session Judge of Lahore Mohammad Irfan Basra cancelled bail before arrest of Malik Riaz Mahmood and other people involved in this case as saying police should arrest them in order to complete the legal proceeding. Syed Anwar…

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3 killed, 19 wounded in blast inside Quetta mosque ahead of Friday prayers: DIG

At least three people were killed and 19 were wounded in a blast inside Rehmania mosque in Quetta’s Pashtoonabad area during Friday prayers, according to Civil Hospital medical superintendent (MS) Dr Saleem Abro. The injured were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema confirmed the casualties and said that the attack was carried out through an improvised explosive device (IED). According to Cheema, the blast occurred before Friday prayers started. There has been no claim of responsibility as yet. The DIG said that out…

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Ch Qamar Iqbal meets DG NADRA: The Official directs for preferring overseas Pakistanis in NADRA’s offices in Gujrat and Kharian

Islamabad (Exclusive Report) Director General (DG) NADRA Islamabad region Zulfiqar Ahmad has directed the concerned officials of his organization to give priority to overseas Pakistanis at NADRA’s offices in Gujrat and Kharian. The directive issued on request of Chairman Pakistan Union Norway (PUN) Ch Qamar Iqbal, who met the DG NADRA at his office in G.10 Islamabad. DG NADRA Vigilance Lt.Col retired Adnan Hafeez, Researcher Syed Sibtain Shah, Senior Journalist Arshad Raza and Senior member PUN and Norwegian Pakistani Businessman Mir Nasir were also present on the occasion. Ch Qamar Iqbal…

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JF-17, not F-16, used in air combat: report

WASHINGTON: Apparently, it was a JF-17 fighter jet that brought down an Indian warplane in Azad Jammu and Kashmir last week, says a CNN report as an American diplomat said Washington wanted to know if Pakistan used a US-built F-16 jet to shoot the plane. The JF-17 is a Chinese-designed fighter jet produced jointly by Pakistan and China. “It may have been one of those jets that on Wednesday downed an Indian Air Force fighter plane, leading to the capture by Pakistan of an Indian pilot” Abhinandan Varthaman, said the CNN report released this weekend. The report…

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AJK’s PM Raja Farooq Haider meets Chairman KC-EU Ali Raza Syed

Mirpur, AJK (PR) Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan has said that India is involved in brutal act of state terrorism against the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir for a long time. In a meeting with Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Mr Ali Raza Syed at his residence in Mirpur (AJK), he said, unfortunately international community is kept silent on the Indian barbarism on the innocent Kashmiris. Appreciating the efforts of Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) for highlighting Kashmir issue in Europe, the AJK’s PM said, Mr…

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Lahore hospital set to evaluate Nawaz’s health

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz

A board of doctors from the Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) in Lahore met with former premier Nawaz Sharif on Saturday evening and is currently taking an initial medical history. The incarcerated former prime minister was given a warm reception by hospital staff upon his arrival at Services Hospital, the main teaching hospital of SIMS. Doctors said the first round of tests will take place after obtaining details regarding how Sharif is currently feeling. They also said that the recommendations provided by the board which had referred him to…

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FBR revises land valuations upwards for 20 major cities

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Friday issued a flurry of notifications regarding upward revisions in the valuation rates of immovable property in 20 major cities of the country. The average increase in valuations is around 20 per cent, but some areas have seen a much sharper revision in taxable rates. The new rates, which the FBR will use to calculate withholding and capital gains taxes when properties in notified areas are bought and sold, are applicable from February 1, 2019. Among the largest cities, the area-wise categorisation of Karachireveals that…

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Shahbaz to face reference on Ramzan sugar mills affairs

Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: The National Accounta­bility Bureau (NAB) told an accountability court on Friday that a reference regarding the Ramzan Sugar Mills (RSM) was being prepared against Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif and would soon be filed. NAB claims that Mr Sharif, being chief minister of Punjab, had issued a directive for the construction of a drain in Chiniot district primarily to benefit the sugar mills owned by his sons. It said Rs200 million was spent for this purpose from public money. NAB had already filed a…

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Chairman KC-EU Ali Raza Syed meets Pakistan’s FM in Islamabad

Islamabad (PR) Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Mr Ali Raza Syed called on Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad. Situation in Indian Held Kashmir and efforts on Kashmir issue in Europe were discussed during the one hour meeting.  Mr Ali Raza Syed praised Pakistan’s political and moral support for Kashmiris. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, we shall continue our support to rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir along with raising voice against the violation of human rights in the occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Chairman Kashmir…

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