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BHC issues arrest warrants for Musharraf in Akbar Bugti murder case

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The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Monday issued bailable arrest warrants for former president Pervez Musharraf in a case pertaining to the alleged murder of former Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. A divisional bench of BHC passed this order during hearing of review petition challenging acquittal of the former president by an Anti-Terrorism Court in the case. Justice ... Read More »

Letter to corps commander: BZU seeks explanation from teacher

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MULTAN: The Bahauddin Zakariya University vice chancellor has sought an explanation from the international relations department chairman for writing a letter to the corps commander about alleged security threats to him and the university. Dr Omer Farooq Zain wrote a letter attached with a set of documents and photographs to the corps commander on Nov 23, claiming that despite several ... Read More »

Pakistan’s ‘first cyber harassment hotline’ goes live Dec 1

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The Digital Rights Foundation has announced that it will launch Pakistan’s ‘first cyber harassment hotline’ on Dec 1. The service will be available at 0800-39393 . The announcement made on DRF’s Facebook page said the hotline is a “free, safe and confidential service” for victims of online harassment which aims to provide legal advice, digital security support, psychological counselling and ... Read More »

Has Careem launched a rickshaw service in Karachi?

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Has ride-hailing company Careem launched a rickshaw service in Karachi? The rickshaw ride option on the Careem app is something we haven’t seen before. Reports circulating on social media kickstarted speculation that a rickshaw ride service may be in the works. Dawn.com on Monday also found a rickshaw option among other ride options available ─ Wifi Cars, Business, and Economy ... Read More »

ECP to scrutinise parliamentarians’ financial assets from Dec 1

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) during an open hearing on Monday decided to scrutinise parliamentarians’ assets starting Dec 1, ECP officials told DawnNews. The decision was made as it came to light that although parliamentarians filed details of their assets, these details would not be verified, officials said. The Political Finance Wing of the ECP will initiate a probe ... Read More »

Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat takes over as CJCSC

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Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat took over as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) on Monday from the outgoing chairman General Rashad Mehmood during an official ceremony at the joint staff headquarters in Rawalpindi. Gen Hayat, who has become the 17th CJCSC of Pakistan, was presented with a guard of honour at a ceremony attended by all chiefs of staff, ... Read More »

Militants kidnap six Pakistanis working for Polish oil firm in Dera Ismail Khan

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Six Pakistanis working for a Polish oil and gas surveying company have been kidnapped near Dera Ismail Khan, military sources told Reuters, years after a Polish engineer from the same company was beheaded by militants. The six Geofizyka Krakow workers were snatched from their vehicles on Saturday afternoon on a road near the village of Drazinda, about 80km from the ... Read More »

‘Confident’ Imran pins hopes on 2018 elections

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan may be confident of a victory in the Panamagate case before the Supreme Court, but he is not putting all his eggs in one basket. Speaking to members of the Supreme Court Press Association at his Banigala residence on Saturday, he said that in case the PTI lost the case, the party would ... Read More »

PM picks Gen Qamar Bajwa to head army

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minis­ter Nawaz Sharif on Saturday named the new military command, appointing Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat as the chief of army staff and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), respectively, in the hope of stabilising the fragile civil-military balance. The appointments were set in motion by the impending retirement of ... Read More »

If Pakistan conducted a surgical strike, it would become part of Indian textbooks: COAS Gen Raheel

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif on Thursday termed India’s ‘surgical strike‘ a ‘drama’. “If Pakistan were to conduct a surgical strike, it would become a chapter in Indian textbooks,” the army chief said. Read more: Army rubbishes Indian ‘surgical strikes’ claim as two Pakistani soldiers killed at LoC The army chief, addressing members of a tribal jirga ... Read More »