Archive for January 2018

Afghan envoy expresses surprise over FO’s claim of handing over terror suspects

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Omar Zakhilwal on Wednesday expressed his surprise after Pakistan’s Foreign Office claimed a day earlier that the country had handed over 27 suspected terrorists to Afghan authorities in November 2017. On Tuesday, FO spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal had said that Pakistan had handed over individuals, who were…

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ATC summons Imran Khan on Feb 15 in Dharna violence case

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Wednesday summoned Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan on February 15 in four cases linked to violence during Islamabad sit-in in 2014. The court was hearing four cases against the PTI chief, including the attack on the state television building, Parliament and the then Islamabad SSP Operations Asmatullah…

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Sheikh Rasheed takes back NA resignation decision

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief of Awami Muslim League, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has taken back his decision to resign from the National Assembly (NA) and he appears in the National Assembly on Wednesday. Earlier on January, 17 Sheikh Rasheed while addressing the joint opposition rally in Lahore, has repeatedly cursed Parliament and also announced his resignation…

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High level Afghan delegation in Pakistan for talks: FO

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson, Dr Muhammad Faisal has said that Afghan delegation including Interior minister and chief of National Directorate of Security (NDS) is on a visit to Pakistan to hold talks on common interest. Dr Faisal shared this on his twitter account on Wednesday. Dr Faisal added that earlier Afghan government…

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One killed, nine injured as earthquake jolts parts of country

F.P. Report ISLAMAB-AD: An earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitudes hit different parts of the country including Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Abbottabad and others on Wednesday. According to private news channel, a minor girl was killed and nine others were injured in Lasbela after a house collapsed. The quake also jolted parts of neighboring countries, India and Pakistan. The…

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Afghan Defense ministry criticizes soldiers for failing to stop attack on military base

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) has criticized the soldiers for failing to thwart the deadly attack on the Marshal Fahim Military Academy in which 11 security personnel were killed earlier this week. Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said the soldiers who were deployed at the entrance gate of the academy should have killed all five…

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Contempt petition: LHC issues notice to Nawaz, Maryam

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court issued a notice to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah in a contempt of court case on Wednesday which was filed by Advocate Azhar Siddiqui. Advocate Azhar Siddiqui filed a petition and he stated that  Nawaz, his daughter Maryam…

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US aid should only go to friends: Donal Trump

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has advised the congress to pass a law to ensure that the aid should only be given to the friends of America’s. Donald Trump said this in his maiden annual speech at State of the Union. He said that it was a mistake for the country to send…

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Nawaz’s counsel to appear in SC today in Article 62 case

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Azam Tarrar will represent the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the supreme court on Wednesday as it takes up the case relating to the disqualification time period of lawmakers under Article 62(1)(f). Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar is heading the five member bench and comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Umar…

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