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IHC reserves judgment in fraud case ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC), Tuesday reserved judgment in a post-arrest bail moved by an accused involved in fraud case of Rs 28.1 million.Chief Justice Anwar Khan Kasi reserved the judgment after hearing the arguments of the litigants in the application filed by the accused Khurram Shehzad.The counsel for the petitioner took the plea that the sentence of the crime was three-year and his client was behind the bars from last seven months in Adyala Jail but the case was yet to be decided.He requested the court to accept post arrest bail of Shehzad and assured his client's full cooperation and presence before the court whenever it would be required.The bench after hearing the arguments reserved judgment to announce later.It is pertinent to mention here that Nasreen Bibi alleged that the accused minted Rs 28.1 million from her on the name of business but later nor profit neither actual ...

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Federal Ombudsman presents three reports to President ISLAMABAD: Federal Ombudsman M. Salman Faruqui on Tuesday presented three reports on systemic issues of different agencies to President Mamnoon Hussain.Three separate committees, to study and identify maladministration and systemic failures in respect of police stations, prisons and pension system, were constituted earlier by the Federal Ombudsman.The committees after considerable deliberations had finalized their reports which were presented by the Ombudsman to the President on Tuesday. The committees on police stations and prisons reforms were ...

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Sweden's envoy calls on Sindh CM KARACHI: Sweden Ambassador, Ms Ingrid Johansson called on Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah and discussed bilateral issues and investment opportunities in Sindh.The CM Sindh said that there were vast wind and solar power corridors in the province where huge investment opportunities are available, said a statement on Tuesday.He added that in Thar coalfield there were vast coals reserves on which China, Australia and some other countries have started working.The Sindh government was also ...

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Ayaz constitutes parliamentary committee on Panama papers ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Tuesday constituted a 12-member Parliamentary Committee on Panama Papers.The Speaker has constituted the Committee in pursuance of the motion adopted by the National Assembly on 19.5.2016 and Senate on 20.5.2016.The 12-member committee is comprised of six members of treasury benches and six of opposition benches from both Houses, said a press release issued by the National Assembly Secretariat.The committee is mandated with considering various options for inquiring ...

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CM forms committee for Autonomous Healthcare Institutions LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has constituted Provincial Steering Committee for Boards of Management (BOM) of all the autonomous medical institutions including tertiary care and specialized healthcare of the Punjab.The first meeting of the Steering Committee was held in the at Civil Secretariat on Tuesday.Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Najam Ahmad Shah said that the main purpose of setting up of Steering Committee is to constitute effective and vibrant boards of management ...

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Yousaf vows providing optimum facilities to intending pilgrims ISLAMABAD: Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf Tuesday vowed to provide maximum facilities to hujjaj in Saudi Arabia.Addressing Appreciation Momento Distribution Ceremony here, he said no compromise will be made on providing better facilities to hujjaj.He said the ceremony has been organised in appreciation with the services rendered by ministry staff, banks, airlines, muavineen e hujjaj and others during Hajj 2015.He said, ministry plans to initiate refreshers courses for master trainers ...

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New British High Commissioner calls on Ishaq Dar ISLAMABAD: Thomas Drew, the newly appointed British High Commissioner to Pakistan, called on the Federal Minister for Finance Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar here Monday and discussed ways and means to further enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries.The minister welcomed the newly appointed High Commissioner and said that he hoped that his current appointment to Pakistan would play an important role in further improving the bilateral relations between the two countries.Drew said that it was ...