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Polio team attacked in Rahim Yar Khan

Polio team attacked in Rahim Yar Khan

RAHIM YAR KHAN: A polio team was attacked on Wednesday in the Khanpur area of Rahim Yar Khan, JNN Islamabad reported.

Police arrived at the scene and arrested a school teacher, identified as Ashraf, who reportedly led the attack. The polio team halted immunisation activities in the area following the incident.

On Tuesday, three people were injured in Gujranwala when a polio team was…

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Successful talks: Govt and PAT likely to strike a deal

Successful talks: Govt and PAT likely to strike a deal

ISLAMABAD: Negotiations between the government and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) are likely to bear fruit in a day or two as both parties are continuously engaged with each other to reach a final consensus draft, sources privy to the development told The JNN Islamabad.

The government committee, led by Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, held important round of talks…

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ECP issues list of lawmakers who failed to submit their asset details

ECP issues list of lawmakers who failed to submit their asset details

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday issued a list of lawmakers who have not submitted details of their assets, JNN Islamabad reported.

The deadline to submit details expired on September 30.

The lawmakers included Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid leaders Chaudhry Shujaat and Pervaiz Elahi and PTI…

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Reassessing costs: Government eyes $5 billion loan for Diamer-Bhasha dam

Reassessing costs: Government eyes $5 billion loan for Diamer-Bhasha dam

ISLAMABAD:

As the government reassesses the construction cost of Diamer Bhasha dam at $14 billion, it has decided to seek $5 billion from international lenders for the construction of dam over a period of next eight years.

The contours of the possible financing plan of the project were discussed during a meeting held on Tuesday in the finance ministry.

Finance Ishaq Dar chaired the…

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Reaction: Pakistan welcomes US-Afghan deal

Reaction: Pakistan welcomes US-Afghan deal

Pakistan has welcomed the bilateral security agreement between the US and Afghanistan, saying that it would help in providing the new Afghan government with economic and military resources.

Talking to the BBC Urdu, Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan has always regarded it as an issue which concerns Afghanistan and the United States.

H…

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Govt appeal against removal of Musharraf’s name from ECL adjourned indefinitely

Govt appeal against removal of Musharraf’s name from ECL adjourned indefinitely

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday indefinitely adjourned a government appeal against the removal of Gen Pervez Musharraf’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL). 

The federal government had filed an appeal against a Sindh High Court (SHC) decision to remove the former president’s name from the ECL.

On Wednesday, a five-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Nasirul…

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PAF fighter aircraft crashes near Quetta

PAF fighter aircraft crashes near Quetta

QUETTA: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter aircraft crashed near Kuchlak, outskirt of Quetta, on Wednesday morning due to a technical fault. The pilot sustained minor injuries.

“The fighter aircraft on operational training mission crashed after it developed a fault. The pilot planned a successful ejection and was safely airlifted,” Air Commander Tariq Mehmood, spokesperson Pakistan Air Force,…

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PM disqualification case: Apex court rejects formation of larger bench

PM disqualification case: Apex court rejects formation of larger bench

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea regarding the constitution of a larger bench to hear Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification case.

Advocate Gohar Nawaz Sindhu, one of the applicants in this case, moved an application on Tuesday in the apex court requesting the formation of a larger bench due to the importance questions are involved.

The petitioner, in his…

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Newborn dies after being thrown in garbage

Newborn dies after being thrown in garbage

MULTAN: A newborn girl in Multan died after being thrown in a garbage dump on Tuesday, locals said. The tragedy took place in the city’s Ghaziabad Colony.

“I was on my way to a grocery store when I saw a car stop by beside a dump a few steps ahead of me… a woman sitting in the back seat tossed a newborn girl into the dump but started weeping,” said witness Muhammad Kazim.

“But she and…

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Javed Hashmi resigns as PTI president

Javed Hashmi resigns as PTI president

MULTAN: Seasoned politician and former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf president Javed Hashmi on Wednesday announced his resignation from the party presidency, JNN Islamabad reported.

“I have sent my resignation to the PTI leadership,” said Hashmi, who was recently suspendedfrom the PTI and is facing an enquiry by the party’s disciplinary committee for repeated statements against the PTI…

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