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At least 10 killed in Afghan attack, fighting over: official

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AFP) – At least 10 people were killed after gunmen stormed an education department compound in Afghanistan’s east on Wednesday, officials said, sparking an hours-long battle with security forces in the latest attack in the restive region. Ten others were wounded in the second attack in Jalalabad city in as many days, Nangarhar provincial

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Family planning is a human right, says UN

UNITED NATIONS (Sarzameen News)– Reaffirming that family planning is a human right, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Wednesday marked World Population Day, which focuses attention on the impact the number of children born has on the world. In her message for the Day, UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem took that a step further, saying:

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Heavy rains to lash different parts of Pakistan from Thursday

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – A new monsoon system with westerly wave travelling through the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, has made its way into the north-eastern parts of Pakistan. According to the Met-Office spokesman, monsoon currents from the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal have started to penetrate north-eastern parts of the country.

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SC reserves verdict in contempt of court case against Talal Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday has reserved verdict in contempt of court case against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Talal Chaudhry. The PML-N leader has been directed to ensure his presence in the court during the announcement of the decision. On February 2, the SC issued a notice to Chaudhry for

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Haroon Bilour’s funeral prayers to be offered today

PESHAWAR (Sarzameen News) – The funeral prayers of martyred Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour will be offered at 5:00pm today (Wednesday) in Peshawar, He will be laid to rest at the Wazir Bagh Graveyard. He has left behind a widow and two sons to mourn his death. Haroon Bilour and 12 other people

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Money laundering case: Zardari, Faryal Talpur submit reply in FIA

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur on Wednesday has submitted their reply in Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as they failed to appear in money laundering case. Both accused have sought time from the agency till polls, stating that they are busy in election campaign. Asif Ali Zardari,

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PTI to observe one-day mourning on Bilour’s demise: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Wednesday announced to observe one-day mourning and postponed its political activities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, following the sad demise of Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour and other party workers. In a statement, Central Information Secretary and Spokesman PTI Fawad Chuadhry said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) expressed solidarity with the

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PSX removes Hussain Lawai as chairman

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Tuesday announced to remove renowned banker Hussain Lawai as its chairman. The banker facing inquiry in a Rs35 billion money laundering case was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on July 6. Earlier, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) on Tuesday removed Hussain Lawai from

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SBP directs banks to collect funds for dams’ construction

KARACHI (Sarzameen News)- Following the instructions of the Supreme Court, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday ordered all the commercial banks and microfinance banks operating in the country to open ‘Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund Account-2018’ to collect funds for construction of the dams. The consumers can make donations and contributions to the

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Armed forces to contribute in dams’ construction: ISPR

RAWALPINDI (Sarzameen News)- Pakistan’s armed forces will make contributions to the fund opened to facilitate the construction of Diamer-Basha and Mohmand dams. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Monday. It may be noted that the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed authorities concerned to construct the two dams on priority basis. The judgement stated

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