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IHC adjourns hearing on Mazari's plea against Khawaja Asif ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court Thursday adjourned hearing of the case of PTI leader Shireen Mazari against Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif for one week.Justice Athar Minallah heard the Mazari's plea against Khawaja Asif for using unparliamentary language against her on the floor of the National Assembly.During the proceeding of the case, the bench directed the petitioner to give arguments on legal points on next date of hearing whether the matters related to the Parliamentary proceeding could be discussed in court or not?However, he observed that the court could interfere the matters where violation of basic rights of any one is reported.Petitioner's counsel Barrister Shoaib Razzaq argued that it was a matter of defamation and his client was personally targeted by the Defence Minister.Dr. Shireen Mazari, in her petition, alleged that Khawaja Asif had used unparliamentarily language against her during the National Assembly session on June 8, 2016 and prayed the ...

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Ebad condemns Indian troops' provocation KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan has vehemently condemned the provocation on the part of the Indian army.In a statement here on Thursday, he said that Pakistani armed forces are fully capable of defending every inch of the motherland and giving the enemy a very befitting reply in case of any aggression.Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan said that the government as well as the political leadership is behind our valiant armed forces and ...

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Business community strongly condemns unprovoked firing by Indian forces LAHORE: The business community on Thursday strongly condemned unprovoked cross border firing by Indian forces. The business community expressed unflinching solidarity and support to the armed forces of Pakistan.Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Abdul Rauf Alam, Chairman United Business Group and veteran trade leader Iftikhar Ali Malik and Mian Kashif Ashfaq, Chief Executive Pakistan Furniture Council, in a joint press statement issued reiterating its earlier stance said it was ready ...

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NA body visits GHQ, briefed on security situation RAWALPINDI: Members of National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence Production headed by Khawaja Sohail Mansoor on Thursday visited General Headquarters (GHQ).Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif welcomed the parliamentarians at GHQ, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release here stated.Director General Military Operations (DGMO) briefed the committee on current security situation on borders, entire threat spectrum and operational preparedness of the Army.The COAS had detailed discussion on various issues related to national security.Chairman ...

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National Assembly session starts  ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly's session Thursday started at 10:30 am with the recitation from the Holy Quran and Naat-e-Rasool (PBUH). Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq is chairing the session. The House would take up agenda items including Questions, Calling Attention Notices, Motion of Thanks and Points of Order. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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FIA recovers bogus letters for appointment in SNGPL LAHORE: The FIA Corporate Crime Circle Lahore conducted a raid at Bedian Road here on Wednesday and recovered bogus letters for appointment in the SNGPL, stamps of its GM Billing, diary, fake cash receipts and other items.According to FIA spokesman, initial interrogation revealed that accused Muhammad Asif with the connivance of the SNGPL officers prepared fake appointment letters stamped by bogus stamps and succeeded to get employed dozens of persons in the SNGPL on bogus ...

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Shehbaz materializes dreams of our parents: PEEF scholars LAHORE: The PEEF scholars paid rich tributes to Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on launching Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF).They said that by providing scholarships for education on merit basis through PEEF, Shehbaz Sharif provided educational opportunities to talented children of poor families and materialized dreams of their parents. "Our dreams have been fulfilled through PEEF of Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif," they mentioned.PEEF scholar becoming a teacher after study through scholarships of Punjab ...