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Baligh grieved over plane crash in Abbottabad      ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Education and Professional Training, Interior and Narcotics Control, Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman Wednesday expressed deep sorrow over tragic crash of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane, destined to Islamabad from Chitral. In a condolence message, the minister 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.   Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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SC adjourns hearing of Panama case till Dec 9      ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Wednesday adjourned hearing of the four identical petitions filed by PTI and others seeking investigation into the Panama Papers till Friday (Dec 9).The apex court asked the counsels to consult with their clients whether they would prefer a commission to be formed to probe the case further or to have the court make decisions. The chief justice remarked that incomplete evidence had been submitted before the court. "Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Counsel Naeem Bukhari has submitted documents, downloaded from ...

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PM grieved over loss of lives in PIA ATR crash      ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of valuable lives in the unfortunate PIA ATR crash on Wednesday near Havelian (Abbottabad).  Sympathizing deeply with the loved ones of the passengers on the unfortunate flight, the prime minister said the entire nation is deeply saddened over the unfortunate crash and share the grief of the families who lost their dear ones.  The prime minister prayed to Almighty Allah to bless the departed souls with eternal peace ...

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CM Murad grieved over plane crash   KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the passenger plane crash of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) near Havalian on Wednesday.According to a statement here, the Chief Minister grieved over the loss of precious human lives in the crash. He said his heart goes out to the families of the victims in the plane crash.      Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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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 ...

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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), ...