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Over 40 injured as gunbattle triggers anti-India clashes in Kashmir

SRINAGAR (Monitoring Desk) – At least 40 people have been injured in anti-India clashes that erupted in Occupied Kashmir following a gun-battle between pro-freedom fighters and government forces. Occupation forces in Srinagar say the gunbattle began Thursday after soldiers and police cordoned off southern Arwani village, and suspected militants hiding there began firing in an

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DNA sample of 20 families of plane crash victims collected: PIMS

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Administrator Dr. Altaf Hussain on Thursday confirmed that 47 bodies of PIA plane crash victims were shifted to PIMS. Taking to media, he said all the victims bodies were shifted to OCH PIMS through 1122 and Edhi ambulances. He said 24 samples had been collected from

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PTI rejects SC’s proposal of commission to probe Panamagate case

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Rejecting a Supreme Court judicial commission to probe the infamous Panamagate scandal, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Thursday urged an existing larger bench of the court to continue hearing the case. Speaking to media representatives, Khan said he would only accept a commission on the condition that Nawaz Sharif

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Black box of PK-661 recovered from crash site

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The black box of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight PK-661 that crashed near Havelian on Wednesday has been recovered, Dunya News reported. PIA flight PK-661 took off from Chitral at 3:40pm on Wednesday and crashed near Havelian at 4:16pm, killing all 48 persons on board including five of crew members. Rescuers

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The crashed PIA plane was not fit for flying but it was forced by Director Flight Operation

ISLAMABAD – The PIA plane, flight PK-661 carrying 47 people on-board that crashed near Havelian city of Abbottabad district on Wednesday was not technically fit for taking flights and operating. According to Ab Tak News, the plane had a questionable history and was not given clearance by the engineers and was flown under the duress of Director Flight

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PIA’s Islamabad-bound plane with 47 people crashes near Havelian

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – An Islamabad-bound plane of Pakistan International Airline has gone missing near Chitral. Search is underway for the flight – PK-116 – on the radar and ground as well.

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Justice Saqib Nisar appointed 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Justice Saqib Nisar is to replace CJP Anwar Zaheer Jamali as the next chief justice of Pakistan on Dec 31, after President Mamnoon Hussain announced his appointment on Wednesday. Following the president’s approval, the Law ministry has also issued a notification in this regard. CJP Jamali is set to retire by the end

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PML-N’s lies exposed in SC after seven months: Naeem-ul-Haq

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)  leader Naeem-ul-Haq on Wednesday said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) lies and fake documents have been exposed in the court after seven months. Talking to the media outside the court, Naeem-ul-Haq expressed satisfaction over today’s hearing of Supreme Court (SC) pertaining to Panama Leaks case. He said that the SC would

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Nawaz-Trump chat released after permission: Tariq Fatemi

WASHINGTON (APP) – Pakistan is looking forward to working closely with the new administration amid indications that incoming US President Donald Trump intends to be fully engaged in South Asia to advance peace and security and help resolve contentious issues between Pakistan and India, including the Kashmir dispute. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Syed

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At least 25 killed, dozens trapped under rubble after Indonesian earthquake

MEUREUDU (AFP) – At least 25 people died and hundreds were injured after a strong earthquake struck off Aceh province on Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Wednesday, local officials said. The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake struck Pidie Jaya district at dawn, as some in the predominantly Muslim region prepared for morning prayers. Mosques and shops were flattened

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