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73 criminals held with drugs, weapons MULTAN: The police have arrested 73 lawbreakers besides recovering drugs and illegal weapons from their possession on Saturday.Police arrested four drug peddlers and four illegal weapon holders while recovered liquor, 1340 grams Hashish, 136 grams Opium, one kalashnikov, three pistols and bullets from their possession. Police have also apprehended 14 proclaimed offenders wanted in different cases of dacoity, robbery, theft and other crimes.Similarly, five firework sellers arrested with fireworks, four outlaws held for stealing water from canal, one held for kite flying, nine drivers arrested for violating traffic rules and five other outlaws apprehended for violating tenant act. Separate cases have been registered against the accused.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Several held in minister's son abduction case QUETTA: The police in Pishin district have taken several suspects into custody to probe them into a case pertaining to reportedly abduction of the son of Provincial Minister for Local Government, Sardar Mustafa Khan Tareen.The police sources said, here on Saturday that unknown armed men kidnapped the son of the Minister when he left Cadet College Pishin to proceed to his home. "Asad Tareen, the son of Minister for LG, Sardar Mustafa Tareen was an ...

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Two alleged militants killed, constable injured in cross-firing incident PESHAWAR: At least two alleged militants laced with automatic weapons were killed while a policeman injured in an encounter occurred during a routine police search operation in Topai area, District Swabi on Saturday.According to police control Swabi, the police personnel were carrying out a routine search operation in Kalabat village of Khazana area of Swabi district, when the alleged militants opened firing at them. One official of Elite police force was injured in the firing.The ...

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Very hot weather to grip Pakistan, warns Met Very hot and dry weather is to grip major parts of the country, for the next 48 hours warned the Metrological Department on Saturday.According to Pakistan Metrological Department, low pressure areas lies over north Balochistan with its trough extending south eastward, while continental air would prevail over most parts of the country during next few days. However, a fresh western disturbance is likely to affect upper parts of the country on Sunday evening.For the next ...

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Fault in Queens Road's Grid Station rectified: KE KARACHI: The K Electric has rectified the fault in the Queens Road's grid station and power was restored in the adjoining areas.A K Electric spokesman said on Friday that due to a fault at Queens Road's Grid Station, some parts of Karachi faced interruption in supply.The power supply was restored within a short span of time. Power supply to key hospitals such as JPMC and Civil as well as strategic locations such as Chief Minister ...

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ANP not to support anti-democratic force: Asfandyar Wali PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan on Friday categorically said that the ANP would not support any anti-democratic force. He said that his party was against the politics of agitation which could adversely affect the ongoing process of development in the country and derail the democratic process, ANP spokesman and former provincial information minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain stated this on Friday. The spokesman said JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman met ANP chief ...

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JUI-F has confidence in PM: Maulana Abdul Ghafoor HAVELIAN: Deputy Chairman Senate of Pakistan Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidry on Friday said that Jamiat Ulema-e- Islam (F) had complete confidence in the government and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.Talking to media here Friday he said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had cleared his position on the floor of the Assembly about Panama leaks.Now it was the responsibility of all opposition leaders who had been declared as company holders in Panama leaks to explain ...