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COAS grieved over sad demise of Governor Sindh ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa Wednesday expressed his grief on sad demise of Governor Sindh Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui.In his message, the COAS prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and shared his grief with the bereaved family, the ISPR said.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2017 ...

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SC gives temporary custody of Tayyaba to Sweet Homes ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered to send 10-year-old maid Tayyaba to Sweet Homes until the confirmation of her real parents.A division bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar sent the torture victim girl maid Tayyeba to Sweet Homes till her parents were definitely identified.Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar asked Tayyaba`s father Azam: "Did you forgive the judge and his family?" over which he said that he had ...

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Met office forecasts intensified cold waves in next 24 hours KARACHI: Cold wave intensifies in Pakistan with temperature dropping to freezing point in various cities of the country on Wednesday.According to the Meteorological Department, the weather forecast in most parts of the country during the next 24 hours is cold and dry.A large number of tourists have flocked to Murree and Azad Kashmir to enjoy the enchanting weather. Hundreds of tourists are also expected today whereas those already present there have prolonged their stay. Besides ...

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Schizophrenic man to be hanged on Jan 17 ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani judge has issued a death warrant for a schizophrenic man, his lawyers said, months after the country's top court halted the execution of another mentally ill prisoner.Khizar Hayat, a 55-year-old former police officer, was sentenced to death in 2003 for shooting a colleague.The United Nations has previously called on Pakistan to protect mentally ill inmates, singling out Hayat as having "psychosocial disabilities". The Justice Project Pakistan (JPP), which is managing his case, ...

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Nisar restrained from chairing NADRA board meetings RECORDER REPORTLAHORE: The Lahore High Court restrained Interior Minister from chairing National Database and Registration Authority's (NADRA)'s board meetings and suspended appointments of its two members. The court passed this order in a petition challenging alleged illegal appointments of eight members of the authority. The petitioner's counsel, Ahmad Pansota argued that eight members were inducted in the authority in violation of rules and regulations. He said the government was bound to publish advertisements in national ...

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Bajwa speaks to commanders RECORDER REPORTISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Bajwa chaired the 198th Corps Commanders' meeting in General Headquarters on Tuesday. It has been stated that the forum took comprehensive review of the security environment and operational preparedness of the Army and expressed satisfaction over the progress of the operation Zarb-e-Azb and its positive effects on country's internal security.General Bajwa and the participants of the meeting asserted that support of all state institutions would continue at ...

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Mamnoon lauds Shehbaz's steps for Punjab's development LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif called on President Mamnoon Hussain here on Tuesday.Matters of the mutual interest and public welfare projects were discussed during the meeting.President Mamnoon Hussain said Shehbaz Sharif was rendering selfless services to the people of Punjab, and he had taken praiseworthy measures for development in the province. He said the development in Punjab was an example for other provinces.Shehbaz Sharif informed the President that the PML-N government had made ...