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Imran admitted levelling allegations without evidence: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb Wednesday said PTI Chairman Imran Khan had admitted before the court that his job was just to level allegations without having any evidence. Talking to media persons here, she alleged that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief had staged a sit-in and

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Janet Jackson, 50, announces birth of first child

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pop star Janet Jackson gave birth on Tuesday to her first child, a boy, at the age of 50, her publicist said. “Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world,” the singer’s representative said in a statement to People magazine.

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‘You’re terminated!’: Schwarzenegger takes over Trump’s ‘Apprentice’

NEW YORK (AFP) – When Donald Trump hosted “The Celebrity Apprentice,” he dismissed contestants with what became his indelible catchphrase: “You’re fired.” Now that Trump is poised to take over the White House, there is a new boss on the reality show. And Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t just firing people anymore.  “You’re Terminated!” the Hollywood star

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Energy reforms one of foremost priorities of govt: Dar

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar presided over a meeting in Islamabad today regarding the Tarbela Dam 5th Extension Hydropower Project. Country Director World Bank Patchamuthu Illangovan informed the Minister that loans from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank have been arranged for the Tarbela Dam

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Turkish police free six Pakistani hostages, four smugglers held

ISTANBU (Monitoring Desk) – Turkish police on Wednesday freed six Pakistani nationals taken hostage by human smugglers, while they were on way to Greece, the Foreign Office and Pakistani Embassy in Istanbul confirmed. These Pakistanis were going to Greece to find work that they were abducted by human smugglers. The culprits brutally tortured these hostages and filmed it

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Asad, Zubair exchange words over steel mills privatization

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar and his brother Zubair Umar, Privatisation Commission Chairman, exchanged harsh words over the privatisation of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM). Asad said that PSM could not be leased out when the lease infrastructure was kept secret. Government member Qaiser Sheikh also expressed disagreement on the privatisation decision.

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Willingness of foreign investors proof of successful policies: PM

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired an important session in relevance to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on Wednesday. “International investors are taking keen interest to invest in Pakistan”, the prime minister said while chairing a high level meeting during a briefing on the progress made in the recently held 6th meeting

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Saved Rs 112 billion in three power projects, claims Punjab CM

BALLOKI (Sarzameen News) – Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif visited the Balloki Gas Power Plant near Pattoki on Wednesday. The plant was started in 2015 and will yield 2312 megawatts energy. The project is all set to contribute electricity in the national grid by 2018 while much of the construction is completed including installation

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FBR invites tax proposals for upcoming budget

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has formally initiated process for formulation of proposals for the budget of upcoming financial year 2017-18. Like in the past, the FBR has invited proposals from different stakeholders including chambers of commerce and industry, bodies of trade and industry, provincial bodies and regulatory authorities, official

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Lahore protest, shelling causes traffic gridlock

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Commuters in Lahore were stuck in a massive traffic gridlock on Wednesday after police barricaded roads to prevent a rally from a religious party and resorted to teargas shells to disperse protestors. Hundreds of supporters of a religious party gathered in Gulberg area of Lahore to mark Tahuffaz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat on the sixth

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