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One laborer killed in coal-mine collapse incident

F.P. Report

QUETTA: One laborer was killed in a coal mine collapse incident in Harnai area of Balochistan on Friday.

As per details, the rescue authorities have recovered the body of one labor after an accident at a coal mine in Harnai. Rescue official have rescued one miner while five other colleagues were remain trapped inside.

Iftikhar Ahmed, Chief Inspector Mines has said that a landslide occurred at two spots on the Sharig Coal Mine in Harnai district.

He added that a rescue operation is under way to recover the five miners still trapped inside the mine.

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CM Shahbaz criticize rivals for leveling baseless allegations

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif has said some elements are trying to promote negative politics in the country and those leveling baseless allegations are against the development of the country.

This he said while talking to members of the Punjab Assembly who called on him on Friday. Criticizing the rivals, Shahbaz Sharif said that those who are promoting the negative politics in the country will not get anything from their negative attitude.

CM added that country can only be served by initiating development projects in the country and works for the betterment of the masses and adding that only slogans of development is not the name of development.

We are doing real development in the country and working for the betterment of the masses, Shahbaz added.

The Punjab chief minister claimed that they have save saved billions of rupees while launching development projects.

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More than 40 MNA ready to leave PML-N claims Sheikh Rasheed

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ISLAMABAD: Chief of Awami Muslim League (AML), Sheikh Rasheed has claimed that more than 40 lawmakers of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is ready to leave the party.

This he said while talking to news channel on Friday morning. Rasheed said that Nawaz Sharif should explain the existence of 19 companies which he trying to hide behind the Iqama.

Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by Supreme Court in July this year for the work permit (Iqama) in UAE.

Sheikh Rasheed added that several member of PML-N were unhappy regarding the current situation of party more than 40 lawmakers of PML-N ready to leave the party and adding that the entire leadership from South Punjab is ready to leave the PML-N.

He was one of the three petitioners in the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case.

Former premier Nawaz Sharif has been indicted in the three corruption cases under way against him and his family in an accountability court in light of the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Panama Papers case.


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Recent clashes between IS, Taliban displace hundreds of families in Khugiyani

Monitoring Desk

JALALABAD: Hundreds of families left their houses in Khugiyani area because of the ongoing clashes between the Islamic State (IS) and Taliban which forced them to take shelter in other areas.

As per the local media outlet the IS fighters were on the advance and recently attacked the security check-posts in Waziro Tangi area of Khugiyani district of Nangarhar province.

Abdul Ahad, a resident of Kaga Bazaar told media persons that the IS fighters moving from Sapari area of Zawa and due to this fear, the residents of the area started leaving the area and taking shelters in the other areas.

He added that hundreds of families have migrated to Zawa, Waziro, Pera Khel and other areas where they could not find vehicles to transport them to safer place. However, some people were also trying to migrate on donkeys and horses.

Ahad added that around 1000 families had left their homes today, he said. Hundreds of more families had left their homes for safer areas over the past few days.

Police official in Khugiyani said gunfight occurred between Taliban and IS fighters in Waziro Tangi area on Thursday, but, the security forces were not involved in the clash.
Ghulam Haider Faqirzai, Chairman of displaced and migrated people in Nangarhar, said to media persons that people had left their homes in Khugiyani but only 38 families had been registered so far.

The registration of displaced people would continue tomorrow, he said. Eight teams would be sent to Khugiyani and Chamtala for necessary actions, he added.

Nangarhar governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khugiyani said that over 700 families had been displaced so far. He added that an emergency security meeting was in progress at the 201 Sailab military corps headquarters to discuss the overall situation in Khugiyani district.

Taliban members told that IS fighter were on the advance and after capturing five districts of Nangarhar, now they are on the move towards the capital and people of the area were compel to leave the area to take shelter in the safer place.

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President Ghani vows to defeat terrorists in Afghanistan

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: President of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that the terrorists and armed groups have no option other than elimination or surrender before the security forces.

Ghani said this while issuing statement from President House on the recent wave of terrorism. Ghani added that terrorists trying to target our security forces and innocent civilian with the aim to weakened us and our morale but they will not be succeeded in their games.

Ghani blamed that the terrorist groups linked to the outsiders and in the recent attacks they targeted security forces and civilian in different parts of the country. After committing crimes and acts of savagery against humanity in Ghazni and Paktia, the inhuman group calling us Taliban attacked the security forces in Maiwand district of Kandahar.

He added that terrorists groups are eliminated from the communities and now the terrorists have no other option to surrender before the force and adding that again calling them to stop their inhuman acts against the Afghans otherwise they will be dealt with iron hands.

He said the Afghan security forces continue to defend from the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country with their blood and their bravery will be written in golden scripts in the history of the country.

President Ghani also added that the Afghan forces remain in the frontline in the fight against terrorism and the international community and the Afghan people will always remain thankful for their devotion.


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Policeman martyred during Karachi raid

F.P. Report

KARACHI: A policeman was martyred during an operation conducted by police in Malir area of Karachi against the drug runner’s hideout on Friday.

SSP Korangi, Noman Siddiqui told local news channel that police raided the hideout of drug seller identified as Shahzad, and arrested him. But in exchange of fire between the police team and criminals, one policeman identified as Bilal was killed.

After the incident police carried out raids in the area and arrested suspect’s accomplices and relatives, further investigations are under way.

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Nawaz Sharif to reach to Pakistan on Oct 24

F.P Report

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will return to Pakistan on October 24.

Earlier it was announced that Nawaz Sharif will return to Pakistan on 21 October but now there has been a change in the schedule of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s return to the country.

As per the PML-N sources, Nawaz will arrive in Pakistan from London around 8am on October 24 via PK-758.

Nawaz went to London on October 4 to spend some time with his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz who is undergoing treatment for throat cancer in London.

Nawaz Sharif missed three hearings of corruption cases in accountability court and he has been indicted in three corruption cases under way against him and his family.


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Hema Malini calls Deepika Today’s Dream Girl

Monitoring Desk

MUMBAI: Bollywood’s Dream Girl Hema Malini has said that today’s Dream Girl is Deepika Padukone and passed on her title to Deepika.

This she said while talking to media persons at the launch of her biography.

The biography of Hema Malini was launched in Mumbai on her 69th birthday and it was launched by Deepika Padukone.

Hema said that she fond of Deepika and I am very happy to have Deepika unveil the biography.

The biography, titled Beyond the Dream Girl, has been penned down by veteran journalist Ram Kamal Mukherjee and features a forward written by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Pakistan to face Sri Lanka in fourth ODI today

F.P. Report

SHARJAH: Pakistan is looking to extend their winning streak as they have to face the discouraged Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI at Sharjah today.

Pakistan has already won the series with a 3-0 and it was their seventh consecutive win ODI after defeating Sri Lanka in the second match of the five match series on Wednesday.

Opener Imam-ul-Haq scored a century on the debut and a career-best 5-34 by Hasan Ali helped Pakistan to beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets. Imam became only the second batsman from Pakistan and 13th overall to score a hundred on ODI debut before he finally fell for 100 off 125 balls.

Imam had been brought in for opener Ahmed Shehzad, who failed to perform with the bat in the opening two matches of the series.

Earlier, on Thursday, all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez was reported suspect bowling action for the third time.

The fifth and final ODI will be played in Sharjah on October 23. The two teams will also play three T20 internationals, the first two in Abu Dhabi (October 26 and 27) and the last in Lahore (October 29).


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One suspect arrested in police encounter

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Police arrested one suspect persons in a raid conducted in Landhi area of Karachi on Thursday night.

The police conducted raid in Landhi area for the arrest of the suspect while he along with other accomplice open fire on the police team and in exchange of fire he was injured and his other friend managed to escape from the scene.

The suspect was taken into custody in a injured condition. Police told that they recovered arms and mobile phones and he was allegedly involved in numerous street crimes cases.