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Rangers foil major terror attack planned for Youm-e-Ali rally in Karachi

KARACHI (Sarzameen News)- Paramilitary Rangers on Saturday arrested four most wanted men suspected of planning an attack on Youm-e-Ali (R.A) rally in Karachi. The raid was conducted on a tipoff from intelligence agencies in Orangi Town area. Rangers spokesperson said the suspects belong to banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group. A suicide jacket, 15 kilograms of explosives, eighteen

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DG IB confirms gathering of ‘low-downs’ on JIT members

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- The Director General of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) Aftab Sultan on Saturday confirmed in his report to Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan that the bureau gathered ‘low-downs’ on the Joint Investigation Team (JIT). DG IB took the stance that Panamagate is Pakistan’s high profile case, and it has impacts on national politics,

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PM directs no load-shedding during Pak-India CT final

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has issued clear directives to authorities that no load-shedding should be done in any part of the country during ICC Champions Trophy final scheduled today (Sunday) as cricket-mad neighbouring countries gears up for high-voltage match. The Water and Power Ministry has summoned details from power distribution companies regarding

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CM Shehbaz appears before Panama JIT

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) and younger brother of Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif has appeared before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in connection with the Panama leaks case today (Saturday). The minister arrived at the Federal Judicial Academy along with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar while he was also accompanied

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Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif to appear before JIT tomorrow

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif is scheduled to appear before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), tasked by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to probe Panama case, on Saturday. He arrived on a special aircraft to Islamabad on Friday. Before he reaches the Federal JudicialAcademy tomorrow, the nearby routes will remain sealed. There will be

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Khurshid Shah asks PM to dissolve assemblies if he is truthful

KARACHI (Sarzameen News)- Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah on Friday claimed that if I were Prime Minister, I would have appeared before Joint Investigation Team (JIT) after tendering resignation. Talking to media in Karachi, Shah termed behavior of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) with judiciary lamentable and challenged PM Nawaz Sharif to resign and dissolve assembly in

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PAF cadet departs for America to attend U.S. Air Force Academy

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Muhammed Shahrukh Khan, 19, from Lahore, who was accepted into the United States Air Force (USAF) Academy for four years of rigorous academic and military training, departed for the United States on Friday. “I’m excited to go, to learn about the world and people and their different backgrounds,” said Shahrukh, who plans

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Thar coal mining, 660MW power project to completed ahead of scheduled time

MITHI  (Sarzameen News)- Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) Chief, Shamsuddin Ahmed Shaikh has said that Thar coal mining and 660MW power project in Thar Block II will be completed ahead of the scheduled time and the commissioning date is set at June 3, 2019. “Despite declaring Gorano reservoir project technically and environmentally sound by

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Education sector improved with unprecedented steps taken by govt: Shahbaz

LAHORE  (Sarzameen News)- Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Friday said that education sector has been improved with the unprecedented steps taken by the provincial government. In a statement issued in Lahore, he said, “4, 62, 000 girls are getting scholarships in sixteen backward districts of the province.” The Chief Minister said, “Rs 6.5 billion

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ADB, AFD approve over $400mln for Pakistan’s energy reforms

ISLAMABAD  (Sarzameen News)- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) on Friday approved over $400 million in loans to support Pakistan’s efforts to provide a more reliable and secure energy sector, the Bank said Friday. The $300 million in ADB assistance, the third such loan under the Sustainable Energy Sector

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