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Hafiz Saeed’s release

The US said it was deeply concerned after Pakistan freed Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed who was released from house arrest, two days after the Lahore High Court rejected Punjab government’s request to extend his detention. The Punjab government in January placed JuD chief and his four aides under house …

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Finance Minister’s dilemma

Setting aside the reports that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has resigned from his portfolio, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has termed the rumours fake. The minister claimed, “Ishaq Dar is just not well. He has not resigned from his post.” Maryam Aurangzeb also apprised Dar for …

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Avoiding bloodshed

The crippling Tehreek-e-Labayke led blockade of capital city Islamabad has reached crisis proportions as the TL leadership, demanding the law minister’s resignation, has rejected the government’s dialogue offer and its call for a peaceful end of sit-in at Faizabad interchange that has paralyzed the twin cities for last two weeks.So …

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Elections Bill 2017

Legislators in the Upper House of parliament passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 with a majority after the National Assembly unanimously approved revival of 7B and 7C clauses of the bill, relating to Khatm-e-Nabuwwat. The bill will take the form of law after being signed by President Mamnoon Hussain. Speaking …

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Freedom of press

Freedom House has released the Freedom on the Net report 2017 which ranks Pakistan “Not Free” for the sixth consecutive year and Pakistan has been categorised among countries where the press is not free. Pakistan Internet Freedom Status for the year 2017 has also worsened in comparison to 2016. According …

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Turbat massacre

Funeral prayers for the 15 people massacred in Turbat were offered after which their bodies were dispatched to Lahore.Funeral prayers for the victims, whose bullet-riddled bodies were discovered a day earlier by Levies officials were offered in the presence of senior military and civil leadership. Turbat Assistant Commissioner Dr Jamil …

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