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COAS urges US not to blame Pakistan for its failures

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ISLAMABAD: Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa on Saturday asked the US to stop blaming Pakistan for its problems in Afghanistan and instead search for the reasons for its failures.

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17 PU students expelled for brawl

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LAHORE: The Punjab University administration on Saturday expelled 13 students belonging to the Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT) and four others from Pakhtun and Baloch organisations in the first phase of disciplinary action over a brawl on the…

FATF begins today review of move to put Pakistan on grey-list

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WASHINGTON: A global anti-money-laundering watchdog begins a week-long plenary session in Paris on Sunday to review proposals that include putting Pakis­tan back on a list of countries which have failed to prevent terrorist financing.

NAB yet to get evidence against Sharifs as SC deadline nears

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ISLAMABAD: As the six-month time given by the Supreme Court to the accountability court for completing proceedings of references filed against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members is going to end next month, the…

India to get operational control of Iran’s Chabahar port

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NEW DELHI: India and Iran on Saturday signed agreements, including Tehran leasing to New Delhi operational control of part of the Iranian east coast port of Chabahar for 18 months.

CJP orders shifting of Sharjeel, Jatoi from hospital to jail

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KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Saturday took the prisons and health authorities to task over the hospitalisation of former Sindh minister Sharjeel Memon and Shahrukh Jatoi, a convict in the Shahzeb murder case, and directed the inspector…

Sharifs present a united front at Lodhran rally

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MULTAN: Seeking to put to rest speculation about a rift within the Sharif family and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), former prime minister Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter Maryam after a long time shared the stage of a party…

Imran asks Nawaz, Maryam to stop anti-judiciary tirade

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IMRAN Khan and Omar Ayub Khan shake hands after the former PML-N MNA from Haripur announced his decision to join the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Saturday.—White Star

Saturday, Feb 17

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Police 'encounters' indicate failure of criminal justice system: A.D. Khowaja

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Sindh Inspector General (IG) of Police A.D. Khowaja on Saturday said that police 'encounters' indicate a failure of the criminal justice system as a whole and not of police.

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Police foil 13-year-old girl's marriage to 55-year-old man staged by her father

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Police raided a marriage ceremony in Hassanabdal, foiling a bid to marry off a teenaged girl with a 55-year-old man, it emerged on Saturday.

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Zardari 'regrets' calling Rao Anwar 'brave kid', retracts remarks

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A day after referring to absconding police officer Rao Anwar as a "brave kid", former president Asif Ali Zardari has retracted the remarks he issued in support of the suspended SSP, saying he had made them "unwittingly".

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India, Iran agree to step up efforts to help Afghanistan

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed on Saturday to step up efforts to bring stability to war-ravaged Afghanistan.

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CJP displeased with Shahrukh Jatoi's medical report, orders Sharjeel Memon's return to jail

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Chief Justice (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday came down hard on doctors who had prepared a medical report for Shahrukh Jatoi, the prime suspect in the Shahzeb Khan murder case, even making an unannounced visit to the Jinnah Hospital to…

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LHC tribunal upturns ECP's decision, accepts Dar's Senate nomination papers

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Lahore High Court's appellate tribunal on Saturday accepted former finance Minister Ishaq Dar's nomination papers for the Senate election after hearing arguments on an appeal against the Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) rejection of the…

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Matloobur Rehman, who played Zakoota in 'Ainak Wala Jinn', passes away in Lahore

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Actor Matloobur Rehman, aka Munna Lahori, who played the beloved genie Zakoota in the famous children's television show Ainak Wala Jinn, passed away at the age of 68, DawnNews reported on Saturday.

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Imran Ali handed death sentence on 4 counts, life term in Zainab rape and murder case

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An anti-terrorism court, finding Imran Ali — the man accused of raping and murdering six-year-old Zainab Amin in Kasur last month — guilty of the charges brought against him, on Saturday handed him four counts of the death penalty, one…

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FIR to be registered against Axact chief, judge over bribery

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court administration has decided to register a first information report (FIR) against Axact chief executive officer Shoaib Ahmed Sheikh for bribing a judge to get acquittal in a fake degree scandal case.

Dr Sattar accepts rival camp’s nominations for Senate seats

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KARACHI: The new convener of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, on Friday hinted at the possibility of reconciliation with the deposed party head Dr Farooq Sattar who might be restored to the party’s…

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Survey about JuD activities to be conducted

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RAWALPINDI: The Punjab government has directed the Rawalpindi’s district administration to conduct a survey for taking under its control more seminaries and health units run by the banned Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) and to seek information from…

Zardari defends Rao Anwar, calls him ‘brave kid’

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KARACHI: Amid reports that absconding police officer Rao Anwar enjoyed his blessing, former president Asif Ali Zardari put his weight behind the suspended SSP on Friday when he contested a police report that held him responsible for 444…

NAB may move court against ministry’s reluctance to place Sharifs’ names on ECL

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government’s ‘reluctance’ to place the names of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members on the Exit Control List (ECL) could leave the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)…

Apex court respects politicians, says CJP

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has assured political leaders that the Supreme Court accords great respect to them but blamed the media for running court observations out of context.

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US underlines Pakistan’s ‘deficiencies’ in countering terrorism

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WASHINGTON: Not just the United States but others in the international community also have concerns about “Pakistan’s deficiencies” in implementing anti-money laundering and counterterrorism laws, says the US State Department.

Friday, Feb 16

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US indicts 13 Russian nationals for election interference

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US Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday announced the indictments of 13 Russian nationals and three companies for alleged interference with the 2016 election.

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Relatives protest as 'missing' man is found murdered outside Karachi

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Relatives and community members on Friday gathered in protest as a man who had gone 'missing' three days earlier was found murdered near Karachi Superhighway a day earlier, officials and witnesses said.

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First-ever transgender scout batch takes oath in Karachi

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In a first, as many as 40 transgenders took an oath to become members of the scouting community at a ceremony held at a hotel in Karachi on Friday.

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PML-N offered me Senate ticket in exchange for maligning army: Ayesha Gulalai

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MNA Ayesha Gulalai has claimed that the ruling PML-N had offered her a ticket for the upcoming Senate elections, but she turned down the proposal as it came with the requirement that she speak ill of the country's armed forces.

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Faizabad sit-in suo motu case: 'Anti-Riot law being drafted to deal with protesters,' AG tells court

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The Supreme Court (SC), resuming hearing of the Faizabad sit-in suo motu case on Friday, was told that an Anti-Riots law was being drafted to deal with protesters.

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Senator Babar raises objections over army deployment in Saudi Arabia

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Senator Farhatullah Babar on Friday raised objections over the army's deployment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), terming the development as "tantamount to bypassing the parliament".

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Govt to change law and severely punish accusers who falsely allege blasphemy, IHC told

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The Interior Ministry on Friday submitted to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) a draft of proposed amendments to the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (Peca) 2016 which seek to equate punishments for a false accusation of blasphemy to the…