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NADRA so far verifies 95.026mn CNICs under ongoing re-verification drive         ISLAMABAD: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has successfully verified 95.026 million Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) till date during ongoing national security CNIC re-verification drive. During the drive, 3,630 aliens have voluntarily returned their Pakistani identities. Over 66,000 intruders have been identified so far as a result of 14 million SMS sent by NADRA to family heads across Pakistan, Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was informed here on Wednesday. He was chairing a meeting of Heads of attached departments of Interior Ministry. Those present during the meeting included Special Secretary Interior, Chairman NADRA, Director General Immigration and Passport, Inspector General of Police Islamabad, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad and senior officers from Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the Ministry. The six-month national security related CNIC re-verification drive is due to be completed within scheduled time. Expressing satisfaction over completion of herculean task and overwhelming response received from public, Ch. Nisar directed NADRA to put in place a permanent and ongoing mechanism for re- verification of the CNICs that should continue throughout ...

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Nisar grieved over PIA plane crash in Abbottabad         ISLAMABAD: Minister of Interior and Narcotics Control, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday expressed deep sorrow over tragic crash of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane, destined to Islamabad from Chitral.  In a message issued here, he expressed sympathies with grief- stricken families and prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed souls in eternal peace and grant courage to bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude.  Chairman, Senate Standing Committee on Interior, Rehman Malik also expressed grief and sorrow over loss ...

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PK-661 passengers include 2 infants, 10 females, 30 males      ISLAMABAD: The list of the passengers on-board the flight PK-661 from Chitral to Islamabad, crashed near Havellian on Wednesday, included two infants, 10 females and 30 males.  They included Deputy Commissioner of Chitral Osama Ahmed Waraich, singer turned business tycoon Junaid Jamshed, and his wife besides three foreigners.  The list of passengers is as: Abid Qaiser (M), Ahsan SS (M), Ahtiram ul Haq (M), Aisha (F), Akbar Ali (M), Akhtar Mehmood (M), Amir Shoukat (M), Amna Ahmed (F), Maahrukh Ahmed (Infant), Asim Waqas (M), ...

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Army rescuers recover 21 bodies from plane debris         ISLAMABAD: The rescuers of Pakistan Army and volunteers have recovered 21 bodies from the debris of Pakistan Airlines International flight PK-661 that crashed near Havelian on Wednesday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations, rescue work at the crash site was in progress and till 1915 hours, 21 bodies were recovered from the debris.      Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Bilawal grieves over plane crash         KARACHI:  The Chairman of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the crash of Islamabad-bound plane near Havailian and loss of precious human lives on board the ill-fated flight.  The PPP Chairman was shocked to hear the plane crash in which 47 passengers, including Junaid Jamshed, Deputy Commissioner Chitral, pilots, cabin crew, three foreigners and others lost their lives.   "Our thoughts and prayers go for the victims of crash and their families," he stated stressing ...

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Brother among four indicted in Qandeel Baloch’s death      LAHORE: A Pakistani court has charged four men with the murder of a woman social media star, including her brother, but all four deny involvement in her death, their lawyer said on Wednesday. The woman, known as Qandeel Baloch, gained massive popularity but also drew censure in Pakistan for her outspoken and often risqué social media posts.  She was strangled to death at her home in the city of Multan on July 16.  The killing sent shockwaves across Pakistan and triggered an outpouring ...

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Senate Committee on National Health Services meets      ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Senate's Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination was held here Wednesday to discuss two bills related with sheesha smoking and prohibition of smoking.Chairing the meeting, Senator Mian Muhammad Ateeq Shaikh directed that strict steps should be taken at all levels to control open sheesha smoking and discourage smokers to quit smoking. Besides sheesha, all other related types of smoking should also be completely banned, he said and asked for appropriate legislation in that ...