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Imran hopes new military leadership will ‘work to end prevailing trust deficit’

Imran hopes new military leadership will ‘work to end prevailing trust deficit’

PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday congratulated the newly appointed military leadership, expressing the hope that it would work to “end the prevailing trust deficit” between the nation and the state. Last week, Gen Asim Munir, a soldier with considerable operational experience and a career steeped in intelligence, was designated as the country’s 17th army...

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Shehbaz asks Zardari to help ‘reclaim Punjab’

Shehbaz asks Zardari to help ‘reclaim Punjab’

Listen to article ISLAMABAD: In the wake of PTI’s decision to dissolve the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies, PM Shehbaz Sharif and PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday met for a second time in eight days to discuss ways to prevent a possible political crisis. The prime minister is also expected to meet with other allies...

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A call for bloodshed

A call for bloodshed

FINALLY, there is clarity about the resurgence of militancy. And it has come not from the state, but from the banned TTP. In a menacing statement on Monday that signalled the end of its tenuous ceasefire with the state, the umbrella group ordered its fighters to carry out attacks across the country “wherever and whenever”....

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Final decision on going ahead with first PakvsEng Test delayed till tomorrow

Final decision on going ahead with first PakvsEng Test delayed till tomorrow

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the England Cricket Board (ECB) said in a joint statement on Wednesday that a final decision on moving forward with the first Test between Pakistan and England would be made tomorrow (Thursday). The announcement came hours after news emerged that several players in the England camp had fallen ill...

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Punjab torn between efforts to save, scuttle assembly

Punjab torn between efforts to save, scuttle assembly

• PML-N, PPP to contact ‘disgruntled’ PTI MPAs to preempt dissolution • Imran meets PA speaker instead of scheduled meeting with Elahi • Party leader hints ‘all is not well’ in PTI-PML-Q relationship LAHORE: As the major opposition parties in Punjab accelerated their efforts to save the provincial assembly from dissolution, a meeting between the...

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British royal household member quits after ‘unacceptable’ comments to black guest

British royal household member quits after ‘unacceptable’ comments to black guest

A member of the British royal family’s household has left her role after making “unacceptable and deeply regrettable” comments about race and nationality to a woman at a grand reception at Buckingham Palace, a spokesperson said on Wednesday. Ngozi Fulani, who was born in Britain and works for a domestic abuse support group, wrote on...

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Ishaq Dar says Pakistan can be interest-free in 5 years

Ishaq Dar says Pakistan can be interest-free in 5 years

Listen to article Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday said that Pakistan could become interest-free in five years as he urged the banking sector to move towards and promote Islamic banking. He expressed the views while addressing a seminar at the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Karachi where speakers spoke at length about...

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Woman, 3 daughters slaughtered in Karachi’s Shamsi Society: police

Woman, 3 daughters slaughtered in Karachi’s Shamsi Society: police

A woman and her three daughters were killed — allegedly by her husband — in Karachi’s Shamsi Society on Tuesday, police said. Korangi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Abraiz Ali Abbasi told Dawn.com that at 3pm, suspect Fawad, 42, “slaughtered” his wife and children in their house and then attempted suicide. “The suspect was immediately...