Pakistan

Govt plans to lease Ghazi-Barotha project to raise funds for Diamer-Bhasha dam

ISLAMABAD: As the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have conveyed their refusal to fund the $14-billion Diamer-Bhasha dam project, the government is planning to lease the Ghazi-Barotha hydroelectric power project to raise financing. Earlier, the World Bank had declined to provide funds for the project following Pakistan’s refusal to get a no-objection certificate from India for construction of the ...

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Transfer of land in Gwadar banned

GWADAR: The Balochis­tan government has imposed with immediate effect a ban on transfer of land in the port city of Gwadar for three months. The provincial revenue department has issued an official notification in this regard. Gwadar Deputy Commis­sioner Dr Tufail Ahmed Baloch said on Friday that the ban had been imposed on transfer of all kinds of lands. He ...

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KP govt flays PML-N over ad contract charges

PESHAWAR: Adviser to the Chief Minister on Information and Higher Education, Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani, has rejected claims of the federal government and media reports regarding the award of a multi-billion rupee ad contract of print and electronic media campaign to a company in which certain PTI members supposedly hold interests. Speaking at a press conference at Peshawar Press Club on ...

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Man shot dead as FC personnel, locals clash in Kohistan: police

At least one person was shot dead in Kohistan following an argument between Frontier Corps (FC) personnel and locals over the alleged assault of a taxi driver by FC men on Saturday. Station House Officer (SHO) Dasu Muhammad Haq Hashmi told Dawn an argument erupted between FC personnel and a taxi driver when the taxi hit a passing FC convoy ...

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Quetta commission report: Balochistan lawyers demand Nisar, Bugti’s resignation

QUETTA: Reacting to the Quetta commission report, Balochistan High Court Bar Association (BHCBA) has demanded the resignation of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, president BHCBA Ghani Khilji said that the Quetta commission report has exposed the incompetence and negligence of the ministers, therefore, they ...

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ANP observes death anniversary of Bashir Bilour

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) Thursday observed 4th death anniversary of Bashir Ahmad Bilour and paid rich tributes to him for his services for Pakthuns and province. On 22 December 2012, Bilour was leaving after attending a meeting of ANP workers in Peshawar, when he was attacked and critically injured by a suicide bomber. He was rushed to Lady Reading ...

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Trump after Berlin, Turkey attacks: ‘I’ve been proven to be right’

US President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday that attacks this week in Berlin and Ankara proved he was correct to propose curbing Muslim immigration to the United States. “What’s going on is terrible, terrible,” Trump told reporters, when asked about the truck attack that killed 12 people at a Christmas market in Berlin and the killing of Russia’s ambassador to ...

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Pakistan to control all movement on Afghan border by 2020: Nisar

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said Wednesday that Pakistan will control all traffic from Afghanistan through six dedicated routes by 2020. “The border [between Afghanistan and Pakistan] stretches over more than 2,400 kilometres. We need to improve its management,” Nisar said. He was speaking at a press conference near the Torkham Border in Landi Kotal, Khyber Agency. “Peace between the two ...

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Raheel Sharif ‘helped me out’ in leaving Pakistan: Musharraf

Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has claimed that ex-army chief Gen Raheel Sharif helped him leave the country by keeping the government from pressuring the courts. Speaking during a talk show on Dunya News last night, he said: “Well he (Raheel Sharif) did help me and I am absolutely clear and grateful. I have been his boss and I ...

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Pathankot Attack: Indian National investigation Agency (NIA) names JeM chief Masood Azhar, his brother in chargesheet

INDIA: The National investigation Agency on Monday filed formal charges against Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar, his brother Mufti Rauf Asghar and his two other key lieutenants — Shahid Latif and Kashif Jan — holding them responsible for the January 2 Pathankot airbase attack. The chargesheet also named four terrorists, who the NIA said crossed over ...

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