politics

Accountability of Sharifs unlikely without passage of Panama Papers bill: Bilawal

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said accountability of the ‘Sharifs’ [prime minister and his family] is unlikely unless the bill on Panama Papers sails through the Parliament. In his tweet on Sunday, Bilawal urged everyone to join his cause on demanding government to accept his four demands.

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Section 144 imposed, pillion riding banned in Quetta for a month

QUETTA (Sarzameen News) –  In view of the recent terrorism and target killing incidents, section 144 was imposed in Quetta on Sunday. According to the notification issued by the Balochistan Home and Tribal Affairs Department, pillion riding, congregation of more than five people, rallies and exhibition of weapons has banned in Quetta for a month

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U.S. asks Congress to stop buying Russian helicopters for Afghan forces

KABUL (Sarzameen News) – Reports suggest that U.S defense department officials asked Congress to stop buying Russian MI117 helicopters for Afghan forces and instead to buy American helicopters. In addition, a number of senators also reportedly asked why the U.S should use American taxpayers’ money to pay Russia for the hardware when it was backing

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Aitzaz rules out ‘u-turn’ in PPP’s planned anti-govt drive

LAHORE (sarzameen News) – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Aitzaz Ahsan on Sunday said, “Inquiry into Panama Papers’ revelations must be carried out under provisions of the bill submitted to the Parliament.” Speaking to media, Ahsan said the criteria for investigation should be same for Nawaz Sharif as it was for then PM Yousuf Raza

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Indian nationals sneaking into Pakistan through sea border arrested

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)-  Maritime Security Agency on Sunday arrested ‘Indian nationals’ who were trying to enter Pakistan by cross the western sea border. According to details, Maritime Security Agency raided the sea and arrested Indian nationals who were trying to enter the country illegally through Pakistan’s territorial waters. The arrested persons were shifted to Karachi

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Work on Kohala Hydro Power Project in full swing

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) –  The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government which is a major beneficiary of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) particularly in hydel power sector is planning to get its benefits. Official source told our Mirpur correspondent that Kohala Hydro Power Project is part of CPEC. The project to be completed at a

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Two Haqqani network commanders arrested

KABUL (Sarzameen News) – A top leader of the Haqqani network was arrested by the operatives of the Afghan intelligence in southeastern Paktika province of Afghanistan, Afghan officials have said. The Afghan intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), said the Haqqani network commander, Syed Rahman also famous as Khyber was arrested from the vicinity of

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President, PM reaffirm resolve to protect children’s rights

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) –  Universal Children’s Day was observed on Sunday with an aim to promote awareness in the society and highlighting their welfare. The theme of the day this year is “Stop Violence against the Children.” Special seminars and conferences will be held across the country today to create awareness among people to safeguard

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War against terrorism will be taken to its logical conclusion: PM

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk) –  Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the martyrdom of FC personnel in Quetta. In his message, he said that such cowardice acts of terrorism cannot deter the national resolve against terrorism. The Prime Minister said that war against terrorism will be brought to its logical

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Pak Army shoots down Indian spy drone at LoC

RAWALPINDI: (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan army has on Saturday shot down an Indian drone at Line of Control (LOC) in Rakh Chakri sector. According to Director General (DG) of Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) department of the army, an Indian drone had broken into Pakistan in Rakh Chakri sector but it was shot down by the

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