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Helped by aides, Sharif running govt from UK


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is scheduled to undergo an open-heart surgery in a UK hospital on Tuesday, is overseeing the affairs of his government from London, the media wing of PM House assured the nation on Saturday. “The prime minister is being informed regularly about the overall situation …

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KP IGP concerned over decision to terminate 12,500 police officials

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PESHAWAR: Inspector-General (IG) Police of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Khan Durrani has expressed concern over the provincial government’s decision to terminate the service of 12,500 police officials, which include 10,000 reserve police and 2,500 ex-servicemen employed with the insurgency-hit province’s police force. The provincial government’s decision will come into effect from …

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US offers olive branch to new Taliban leadership


WASHINGTON: The United States offered an olive branch to the new Taliban leader when it asked him to join the Afghan reconciliation process, says the US State Department. “Our olive branch would be simply that we have long said that we support an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process and reconciliation process, …

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Top Hezbollah commander killed in Syria


BEIRUT: Top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine has been killed in an attack in Syria, the Lebanese group said on Friday, the biggest blow to the Iranian-backed organisation since its military chief was killed in 2008. Badreddine, 55, was one of the highest ranking officials in the group, and assessed by the …

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Chief justice refuses to form judicial commission on Panama Papers


ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali has refused to constitute a judicial commission as requested by the government to investigate revelations made in the Panama Papers implicating political leaders for having offshore wealth, INB News reported. The leaked papers, comprising 11.5 million documents from Panama-based law firm Mossack …

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