News Bulletin

Justice Mian Saqib Nisar to take oath today

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Supreme Court’s Chief Justice designate Mian Saqib Nisar will take oath today (Saturday). Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will be the 25th head of the Supreme Court with effect from Dec 31 as the incumbent CJP Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali will retire on December 30 after serving for 15 months. The oath

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Govt blocked 86,340 CNICs during ongoing verification campaign: Nisar

–Says govt in contact with social media sites over slanderous picture ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says during the re-verification process 86,340 fake CNICs have been identified and blocked in last six months. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Friday evening, he said during the campaign NADRA sent SMS to

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Two officers injured in blast outside CTD building in Rahim Yar Khan

RAHIM YAR KHAN (Sarzameen News) – At least two officers sustained severe wounds as blast took place outside Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) office in Rahim Yar Khan. Police personnel have reached the spot and started gathering evidence. The eyewitnesses said an unidentified person in a burqa was behind the attack. The security forces have cordoned off

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China to invest $1.5b HVDC transmission line between Matiari, Lahore

BEIJING (Sarzameen News) – China would invest 1.5 billion dollar in HVDC (High Voltage, Direct Current) Transmission Line between Matiari and Lahore. An agreement to this effect was signed in Beijing on Thursday between Secretary Water and Power Mohammad Younus Dagha and Chairman State Grid of China. The transmission line will link north-south National Grid

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Dense fog blankets parts of Punjab

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Dense Fog blanketed different areas of Punjab, including Lahore, on the night between Thursday and Friday, badly disrupting the road traffic and flight schedules. A Lahore-bound flight from Abu Dhabi was diverted to Multan as visibility was down to zero in Lahore due to thick fog. The fog has also affected

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Pak war on terror; violence down by three quarters in last two years: British Journal

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – With Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif calling an end to Pakistan’s culture of violence in 2013, it (violence) has come down by three quarters in the last two years. “Violence has not just dropped a bit. It is down by three quarters in the last two years. The country is safer than

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Pakistan Armed Forces fully trained, ready to respond full spectrum threat: COAS

ATTOCK (Sarzameen News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Thursday said Pakistan Armed Forces are fully trained and ready for response to full spectrum threat. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Army Chief made these remarks during his visit to Bahadur Ranges near Attock where

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PM says still adhere to CoD, terms those parting ways as ‘incurable’

MUZAFFARABAD (Sarzameen News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said he still adhered to the Charter of Democracy (CoD), however termed those as ‘incurable’ who were in a bid to part ways from the agreement. “Being the signatory of Charter of Democracy, I am still firm on it. However, if someone pursues the policy

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Plot to set Baldia factory ablaze hatched at sector ground: Ghulam Ali

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – The curious case of Baldia factory fire witnessed yet another breakthrough as Rahman Bhola’s close friend Ghulam Ali made new revelations on Thursday during his confessional statement. According to details, Ghulam Ali alias Goli revealed that the plan of setting Baldia factory ablaze was hatched at Baldia sector office ground. Ghulam

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Heirs attack govt officials as death toll in alcohol poisoning hits 42

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – The death toll in mass alcohol poisoning at Toba Tek Singh has mounted to 42 as police caught three men accused of preparing home-made liquor mixed with aftershave. According to sources, heirs of the victims on Thursday attacked a team of Chief Minister Punjab when the officials arrived in a Christian

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