CM Khattak Threatens ‘Extreme Step’ Over CPEC Project


PESHAWAR: The political fraternity of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has warned the federal government through Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed against any ‘deception’ on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. “I warn if the federal government does not address the reservations of KP about the (CPEC) project, then we will take an extreme step. And you (centre) will see what we are going ...

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Divorce with Reham Khan could Damage Imran Khan’s Political Career: Mohsin Dawar


The marriage had brought a very prominent change in the attitude of the PTI chief. Reham motivated him to focus on Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa, the only province that voted his party into office. Political system in Pakistan is passing through transitional stages, but with the passage of time the main political strata have determined their nuclei. Punjab has been made a ...

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Musharraf Begged Pardon for Bugti’s Murder: Jamil Bugti


QUETTA: Nawabzada Jamil Bugti, son of Baloch chieftain Nawab Akbar Bugti, claimed on Wednesday that former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf through his lawyer begged pardon over the ‘murder’ of the slain leader. Talking to DawnNews, Jamil Bugti maintained that during the hearing of Akbar Bugti’s murder case in an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) he out rightly rejected a request made ...

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Diplomatic Efforts for Peace Process Revival Set in Motion: Pakistan

Islam Abad

ISLAMABAD – Senior Afghan, Pakistani, U.S. and Chinese officials are scheduled to meet in coming days to explore ways for the revival of stalled peace dialogue between the Afghan government and the Taliban, a top Pakistani adviser has said. The genuine efforts to facilitate the Afghan reconciliation were culminated with the “Heart of Asia” Conference in Islamabad on Dec. 9 ...

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Punjab Government Confirms Arrest of IS Militants in Sialkot


LAHORE: The Punjab government on Tuesday formally confirmed arrest of nine operatives of Daesh ( militant Islamic State group) from Daska in Sialkot. Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said the suspects wanted to take part in militant activities and they were in contact with Abu Muavia, a militant operating in Syria, through Viber, instant messaging smartphone application. Sanaullah said the group ...

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Maulana Sherani, Ashrafi Fight It out Over ‘Ahmadi Issue’ at CII Meeting


ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Council for Islamic Ideology (CII) turned violent on Tuesday as a scuffle broke out between council chairman Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani and Maulana Tahir Ashrafi. According to Express News, participants of the meeting were discussing the status of Ahmadis under the Constitution when Ashrafi and Sherani entered into an argument that turned personal and violent. ...

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23 Killed and 45 Injured in Suicide Attack Near NADRA Office in Mardan


MARDAN: Twenty-three people were killed and at least 45 injured when a powerful blast occurred near the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) office on Nisatta Road in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Tuesday. The attack was claimed by Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) splinter group Jamaatul Ahrar, which was also behind last year’s deadly blast at Wagah Border. Rescue 1122 sources that rushed ...

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The lady in Red Who Unraveled Our Moral Hypocrisy


Anything a religious leader says in the name of Islam against a woman will sell like peanuts in winters So one fine morning you log on to Facebook and find an ad with a lady in red, and people reacting to it. Well that’s not the end of the story; it becomes the hottest topic for debate, like always, for ...

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Pakistan’s Baloch Activists Take Separatist Battle Online


ISLAMABAD: Images of burned villages and charred bodies, clips of people screaming for help: with a wall of silence hindering traditional media, insurgents are using social networks to present a narrative of violent abuses by security forces in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province. A simple search for “Awaran Operation” on Twitter is enough to reveal dozens of photographs said to be from ...

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Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Condoled Bisma Parents at Their Place in Lyari Without Protocol and Media


  KARACHI: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday met the family of Bisma — an infant who died at the door of Civil Hospital earlier this week — and condoled the child’s death with her father. The 10-month-old girl died on Wednesday apparently because she did not receive timely medical treatment due to a security cordon which was established ...

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