Pakistan

ANP questions excluding names of ruling parties from Mashal JIT report

Mian Iftikhar says only name of student wing of his party mentioned in the report PESHAWAR: ANP general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain has shown resentment over mentioning the name of the student wing of his party in the report of joint investigation team for Mashal murder case. He said that the ruling parties were not named in the report despite ...

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London attacker identified as Pakistani-born British man previously known to police, MI5

An undated handout picture released by the British Metropolitan Police Service in London on June 5, shows Khuram Shazad Butt (L) and Rachid Redouane from Barking, east London, believed by police to be two of the three attackers in the June 3 terror attack on London Bridge.— AFP British police on Monday named two of the three attackers who killed ...

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Mashal Khan murder: father fears ‘influential adversaries’, wants case transferred outside Mardan

PESHAWAR: Mashal Khan’s father in a press conference on Monday requested that his son’s case be transferred to a court outside Mardan alleging that ‘influential adversaries’ may pose possible hurdles to proceedings. “I told the Supreme Court (SC) that my lawyer and I cannot afford to fight the case in Mardan because our adversaries are very influential and powerful. Therefore, ...

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Mashal murder case: JIT finds group in university incited mob against student on pretext of blasphemy

ISLAMABAD: A report compiled by a 13-member joint investigation team (JIT) investigating the lynching of Mashal Khan stated that a group in the university incited a mob against the Mardan university student on pretext of blasphemy. It added that no proof was found that Khan had committed blasphemy. In April, a vigilante mob, incited by rumours attacked Khan for allegedly ...

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Asfandyar questions budget without NFC award

PESHAWAR – Awami National Party President Asfandyar Wali Khan said on Monday that presenting budget without announcing National Finance Commission (NFC) award was a sheer violation of the Constitution. The ANP president while talking to various delegations said that delay in formulation of the new NFC award was questionable. He stressed for coming up with the 8th NFC Award before ...

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Senator Rabbani loses temper over govt’s opacity on Saudi military alliance

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Tuesday expressed his anger at the lack of a response from the government regarding the Saudi Arabia-led 41-nation military alliance headed by former army chief retired Gen Raheel Sharif. “Why don’t we just shut down Parliament?” a visibly frustrated Rabbani said, after his attempts to draw attention to the issue did ...

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Fata reforms: Asfandyar slams govt over ‘volte-face’

KARACHI: Awami National Party President Asfandyar Wali Khan on Sunday criticised the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government for backtracking on its pledge to merge the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. “The federal cabinet has approved the recommendations — that enjoy a broad political consensus — of the FATA Reforms Committee, but Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is continuously lying about ...

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Pakistan: FIA to quiz 200 social media activists over anti-army posts

ISLAMABAD: The federal government plans to step up its crackdown on social media activists over purported criticism against Pakistan army despite strong criticism by opposition parties and human rights groups. According to a government’s source, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has finalized a list of 200 people who are likely to be questioned or detained for their alleged anti-army tweets, posts on popular social ...

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Abdul Rahim Mandokhil was a tireless political combatant: Karzai

KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai expressed regrets over the death of politician Abdul Rahim Mandokhil, calling him a “tireless political combatant”. “With regrets, I learned that a great political, social and cultural figure of Pakhtoonkhwa, and vice president of the Pakhtoonkhwa National Awwami Party, Abdul Rahim Mandokhil passed away due to illness,” Karzai was quoted as saying by a statement. ...

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Pashtun leader Abdul Rahim Mandokhail passes away

Quetta: Former Senator and sitting Member of National Assembly (MNA) of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) Abdul Rahim Mandokhail passed away here after brief illness. The deceased lawmaker was Deputy Chairman of Achakzai-led Pashtun nationalist party, PkMAP. He was elected as MNA from NA-260 Quetta-cum-Chaghi in 2013 elections. His funeral prayer will be offered in his ancestral Jhoke. Born on ...

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