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Officials see TTP offshoots behind Data Darbar blast

LAHORE: With the death toll in Wednesday’s Data Darbar shrine blast rising to 11 on Thursday, law enforcement agencies shifted focus to three major terrorist networks of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Punjab to…




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SC wants KCR functional within a month

The Supreme Court has directed the Sindh government to restore the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) within a month. A SC bench, headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed, heard a petition seeking the restoration of Karachi to…


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PM aide meets tax officials to break logjam over FBR slot

ISLAMABAD: The government’s top financial aide on Wednesday kicked off consultations with the country’s top two tax groups to make them accept the proposed appointment of Shabbar Zaidi, a chartered accountant, as head of the…


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Zardari granted pre-arrest bail in fake accounts case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday granted pre-arrest interim bail to former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in the fake bank accounts case. The former president filed a petition…


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Data Darbar blast

IN a disturbing reminder of the mayhem that has plagued Pakistan for the past many years, Lahore’s iconic Data Darbar dargah was struck by a suicide bomber on Wednesday morning. The apparent target of the…



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Budgetary borrowing jumps 26pc in July-April

KARACHI: The government borrowed 26 per cent more for budgetary support during the first 10 months of this fiscal year, as compared to same period of 2017-18. According to the State Bank of Pakistan’s latest…