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SC assigns Swati probe to FBR, police

The Supreme Court on Tuesday assigned the assets-beyond-means investigation against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Azam Swati to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Islamabad police. The court passed the orders while hearing a suo motu case regarding the ‘unlawful’ transfer of former Islamabad police chief Jan Mohammad. The police official’s transfer took place after Swati’s son had registered a ...

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PIA removes Markhor picture, restores old logo

RAWALPINDI: The Pak­is­tan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to restore its old slogan ‘Great People to Fly With’ and discontinue its new blue logo. A directive issued by PIA Chief Executive Officer and chairman Air Marshal Arshad Malik informed all concerned that it has been approved that the airline’s new blue logo has been discontinued from stationery products, billboards, documents ...

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No plan to impose governor’s Law on Sindh

LAHORE: Federal Water Resources Minister Faisal Vawda says there is no plan to impose governor’s rule in Sindh and sees MQM founder Altaf Husain’s hand in the murder of Ali Raza Abidi, while Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid wants the Sindh chief minister to resign. “There’s neither any talk (in federal government circles) of imposing governor’s rule on Sindh nor dissolving ...

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No economic crisis, says Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the country may be facing challenges, but there is no crisis in the country. “All things are manageable. There is a lot of potential for improvement in this country. We inherited an economy with the highest-ever $19 billion current account deficit,” Mr Khan said in a brief interaction with journalists in the conference ...

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FIA recommends closure of Asghar Khan Case

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has recommended to the Supreme Court to close the Asghar Khan verdictimplementation case citing its inability to gather evidence required to launch criminal proceedings, it emerged on Saturday. The FIA, in its report submitted in the apex court, states that the case is more than 25 years old and therefore relevant banks do not have the ...

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Maryam Nawaz call on Nawaz in Kot Lakhpat jail

Maryam Nawaz, daughter of the incarcerated PML-N quaidNawaz Sharif, arrived at Kot Lakhpat jail on Thursday to meet the former prime minister along with her grandmother and several party leaders. Nawaz Sharif had been shifted to Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore on Tuesday, a day after he was taken into custody following an accountability court judgement sending him to jail for seven years in ...

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ECP accepts disqualification petition against Zardari

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday accepted for initial hearing a petition seeking the disqualification of PPP head Asif Ali Zardari, DawnNewsTVreported. The commission will decide on the maintainability of the plea in the initial hearing. According to sources, the initial hearing is expected to be held in the next week. A notice has been issued to Khurrum Sher Zaman, the ...

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CJP orders closure of Gourmet’s ice cream production units

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that all ice cream production units of Gourmet Foods across Punjab be sealed and all other edible products of the company be assessed for quality checks. Hearing an application filed by the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) at the apex court’s Lahore registry, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar issued the orders after he was informed ...

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Nawaz Sharif handed 7 years in Al-Azizia

An accountability court on Monday handed ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif seven years in jail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference and ordered that his properties be seized. The court also fined Nawaz $25 million and 1.5m pounds, according to initial reports. The former premier, however, was acquitted in the Flagship Investments reference. Accountability Judge Arshad Malik while reading ...

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Mayor approves Rs20m for salary, pension of Christian employees

KARACHI: City Mayor Wasim Akhtar approved on Friday payment of over Rs20 million for immediate disbursement of salary and pension of Christian employees of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation before Christmas. He also announced that the children belonging to the minority community would get free entry to the Karachi Zoo on the occasion of their religious festival. The mayor was speaking ...

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