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Breaking the begging bowl

Making the economy stand on its own feet to avoid going to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) again and again for balance-of-payments support has been one of the elusive goals for most civilian and military…


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Tanzeemul Madaris poll not allowed over ‘security concerns’

SAHIWAL: The district administration indefinitely postponed the central election of the Tanzeemul Madaris Ahle Sunnat, Pakistan, over “security concerns and violence apprehended among the contesting groups”. The central election of the body that comprises ulema…



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Opposition seeks probe into terrorist attacks in Balochistan

QUETTA: Opposition lawm­akers in the Balochistan Assembly have demanded setting up of a fact-finding committee to probe increasing terrorist attacks in the province. However, the debate on the adjournment motion of Nasarullah Zerey of the…


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Pakistan’s risky affair with antibiotics

KARACHI.: For many Pakistanis, antibiotics might as well be ordinary over-the-counter drugs. Have a fever that just won’t go away? “Take an augmentin or maybe an amoxil,” is the advice many would receive from self-proclaimed medical…


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Pakistan will facilitate Iran-S Arabia talks: PM Imran

TEHRAN: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday reiterated that Pakistan was ready to act as a facilitator between the two brotherly Muslims countries – Iran and Saudi Arabia – to sort out their differences through dialogue….


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Justice Isa again questions impartiality of SJC

ISLAMABAD: A full bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan will resume today (Monday) hearing of a set of petitions filed against a presidential reference that seeks apex court judge Qazi Faez Isa’s removal for not…


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Railways development work halted after FBR condition

LAHORE: Development work in different departments of Pakistan Railways (PR) Lahore Division including civil and mechanical engineering has stopped as the department is unable to make payments to the suppliers. The situation developed after the Federal…


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Sindh CM reviews disposal of garbage from Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has directed the local government department to seek proposals from the district municipal corporations (DMCs) to undertake door-to-door garbage collection through local contractors. The directive was issued on Saturday…


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Bilawal, PPP leaders get ECP notice for violating election rules

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a show-cause notice to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and other party members for visiting the constituency of PS-11, Larkana-II, ahead of the by-poll…