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Rs 100 bln will be spent every year on development of tribal districts: NA told

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The House has now started discussion on “The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2019 aimed at increasing the number of tribal districts’ seats in the National Assembly and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. Defence Minister Pervez Khattak said the National Assembly is going to pass a constitutional amendment bill unanimously on Monday to increase the number…

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Police recovers cache of arms, explosives materials in Parachinar

F.P. Report PARACHINAR: Police foiled a major terror bid and recovered cache of arms and explosive material during an operation conducted in Parachinar area of Kurram district. According to details, the police on Thursday conducted operation and recovered four RPG rockets, one machine gun, explosive material and two IEDs. Police sources informed that the recovered…

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Williams to seek compensation after Baku drain drama

BAKU (Agencies): The struggling Williams Formula One team will seek compensation from Azerbaijan Grand Prix organisers after a loose drain cover wrecked George Russell’s car when he ran over it at speed in Friday’s first practice. The shocked 21-year-old rookie was unhurt in the incident between turns two and three but the chassis had to…

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India set to secure $ 2.6 Billion military sale deal with US

Jalil Afridi Washington DC: India is all set to securing a 2.6 Billion Dollars military sale deal with America and this regard the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency certification notifying the US Congress was delivered yesterday. The principal contractor for this project is said to be Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York.…

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PM launches grand social safety and poverty alleviation programme

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan today launched a grand Poverty Alleviation Programme under the title of Ehsas. Addressing the launching ceremony of the programme in Islamabad today, he said the programme is the commencement of a Jihad to alleviate poverty and bring the destitute people above the line of poverty. Imran Khan said…

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Protest against acquittal of Samjhauta Express blast accused

F.P. Report LAHORE: A protest demonstration was recorded by the affectees of the Samjhauta Express blast outside the Punjab Assembly building. On Feb 19, 2007, two bombs exploded on board Samjhauta Express bound from India to Pakistan, sparking a fire that killed at least 66 passengers. Most of the victims of the blast were Pakistanis.…

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SC orders legal actions against witnesses for false testimony

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued its detailed judgement over the legal status of false testimony and ordered legal proceedings under perjury against any witness found to have resorted to deliberate falsehood. The verdict was authored by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa in reference to a case of false testimony…

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Silkbank declares operating profit of Rs.3.146b

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Board of Directors of Silkbank Limited in their February 28, 2019 meeting declared an Operating Profit of Rs. 3.146 billion, with a Profit After Tax of Rs. 1.330 billion for the year ended December 31, 2018, reflecting a growth of 17% over the previous year. Net interest income grew by Rs.…

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