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Court orders release of Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Paving way for Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar’s release from jail, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday approved his bail in the last of the 39 cases against him. The bail was granted in a case pertaining to Waseem Akhtar’s alleged involvement in the treatment of terrorists at the former petroleum minister

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ECP seeks reply from Imran Khan on Nov 22

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) –  Hearing references against Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday asked him to submit a reply on 22nd of this month. Regarding the same references, the commission also told PTI’s Secretary General Jahangir Tareen and Talal Chaudhry and Captain Safdar of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz

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Chinese navy warships arrive in Pakistan

KARACHI (Web Desk) – The Chinese Navy’s warships on Tuesday docked at Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi to participate in bilateral joint drills in Pakistani waters, the Xinhua news agency reported. The frigate that belongs to the 24th Chinese Navy fleet convoy for the Gulf of Aden was warmly welcomed by the senior officials

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Trump, Putin speak by phone, discuss steps to improve US-Russia ties

NEW YORK (Sarzameen News) –  US President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, of whom he spoke fondly during the presidential campaign. “During the call, the two leaders discussed a range of issues including the threats and challenges facing the United States and Russia, strategic economic issues and the historical U.S.-Russia relationship

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Turkey, Pakistan can work together on regional issues: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) –  Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that shared policies and mutual challenges could make Turkey and Pakistan ideal partners to push for peace in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the region. Ahead of an official visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan starting Wednesday, Aziz, who effectively serves

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Escalation along LoC can destabilize regional peace: Sartaj

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) –  Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz has said escalation along the Line of Control can destabilize peace in the region. Talking to media persons in Islamabad on Tuesday evening, he said India is increasing escalations along the border to divert attention from its internal affairs. The Advisor said Pakistan is apprising the international

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Operation Zarb-e-Azb eradicated terrorist networks in FATA: COAS

RAWALPINDI (Sarzameen News) –  Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif says operation Zarb-e-Azb had irreversibly eradicated terrorist networks from Federally Administered Tribal Areas. He was addressing the Jirga of tribal elders during his visit to North and South Waziristan on Tuesday. The army chief said we have made considerable gains in our operations and reached

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Pak-Turk schools’ teachers to be deported from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk) – Pakistan government has on Tuesday announced deporting of Pak-Turk schools’ teachers from the government just a day ahead of Turkish President Teyyep Erdogan’s visit. According to Interior Ministry sources, the government has ordered deporting all the teachers of Pak-Turk schools in Pakistan. All the Turkish residents have been directed to leave Pakistan

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Imran tried to make CPEC controversial: Saad Rafique

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) –  Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Tuesday said Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan delayed and tried his best to make China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project controversial through his ‘dirty politics.’ “The sit-in protests of PTI based on lies have marred progress of the country. Earlier, Chinese president could

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Committee submits report of fire incident at Gaddani to PM

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) –  A high level committee constituted by Prime Minister to investigate causes leading to fire incident AT Gaddani has submitted the report to the Prime Minister Office. The committee noticed that the safety measures for the labour working at Gaddani are absolutely inadequate. The committee suggested identification of responsibilities of Government as well

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