Pakistan

Supreme Court stays execution of schizophrenic prisoner

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk) – A Supreme Court bench on Monday stayed the execution of Imdad Ali, a schizophrenic prisoner convicted in 2002 for killing a cleric. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the case. The bench also issued notices to Advocate General Punjab, Prosecutor General Punjab

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Let us enter Islamabad, we do not want run-in with govt, clarifies Khattak

PESHAWAR (Sarzameen News) – Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak said on Monday that the government was distancing his province from the capital by blocking roads, an act certainly against the principles of democracy. Meanwhile, security arrangements along the Peshawar Motorway and Grand Trunk Road have been ramped up today in anticipation of a group

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IHC tells PTI to stage sit-in at ‘Parade Ground’ only in capital

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday told Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to hold its planned mass protest at Islamabad’s Parade Ground only and that too without freezing normal activities in the capital. Dissatisfied with the verdict, PTI said it would challenge the decision at the Supreme Court. Designating a place for

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Pakitan condemns Houthis actions to overthrow lawful Yemeni govt: Fatemi

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk) – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Syed Tariq Fatemi on Monday said that, “Pakistan strongly condemns actions by the Houthis to overthrow the legitimate government in Yemen led by President Hadi and reiterates the fact that Houthis should return to the negotiating table, for amicable settlement of all disputes. He made

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PTI to approach court against Section-144 in Punjab

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed has said that his party will change the imposition of Section 144 in the province in the court of law. Rasheed, speaking in a press conference on Sunday, said that they will take legal action if the government seals Lahore with containers

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Maleeha slams Indian oppression in Kashmir

NEW YORK (Monitoring Desk) – Pakistan is pushing the international community to pressurize India into allowing the struggling Kashmiri people to exercise their U.N.-pledged right of self-determination through a plebiscite to pave the way for peace and stability in the region, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said. Speaking at a large gathering of Pakistani and Kashmiri community

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Ishaq Dar reviews FBR performance

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring desk)- Finance Minister, Senator Ishaq Dar on Sunday chaired a meeting to review the progress on revenue collection and performance of FBR for the month of October 2016. Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, Nisar Muhammad Khan briefed the Minister with an update on the monthly revenue collection. He also apprised the Finance Minister

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No record of who leaked ‘false story’ of high-level meeting: Nisar

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Sunday said that there is a consensus between the civilian and military leadership that whoever leaked the ‘false story’ of a high-level meeting should be exposed. Briefing the media about Pervaiz Rashid’s suspension as information minister, Nisar said that on the basis of initial

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CPEC to continue despite govt ouster: Parvez Elahi

LAHORE (Sarzameen News)- Pakistan Muslim League (PML) senior central leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Ch Parvez Elahi has said that threat is to N-League government and not to CPEC project. He said this while talking to a representative delegation of traders at his residence here Sunday. He said that this project is not between

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Govt to ensure implementation of law and Constitution: Kirmani

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk)- Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Political Affairs Dr Asif Kirmani has said the government would ensure implementation of law and the Constitution. In a statement, he said Imran Khan is spreading anarchy in the country, which cannot be allowed. He said the people support Nawaz Sharif’s vision of peace, progress, and development.

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