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Pak-Russia joint exercise progressing smoothly: DG ISPR RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa Tuesday said the Pakistan-Russia Army joint exercise was progressing smoothly."It brings value on both sides," the DG ISPR said in a tweet.Meanwhile, the Commander Peshawar Corps visited the exercise area and interacted with the participants. The exercise will conclude on October 10, the tweet added.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016

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Pakistan asks India to release illegally detained Kashmiri activist ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday strongly condemned the continued illegal detention of well-known Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez and demanded his immediate release."We urge India to release him immediately and unconditionally. We further urge India to desist from stifling the voices of human rights defenders and media personnel in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir," Foreign Office said in a statement issued here.The Foreign Office "noted with deep concern" that India continued to engage in committing ...

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Panama leaks investigations; SC sets aside objections of Registrar Office ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Tuesday dismissed objections raised by the Registrar office on petitions seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and ordered for the constitution of a bench to initiate further proceedings of the petitions.The Chief Justice after hearing arguments in his chamber, declared the Registrar office's objections 'null and void' and admitted petitions filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Jamaat-e-Islami, Jamhoori Watan Party and others.The CJP also ordered for ...

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Supreme Court upholds death penalty for mentally-ill man ISLAMABAD: The top court in Pakistan on Tuesday dismissed an appeal brought by lawyers for a mentally ill prisoner facing execution, and a rights group said he could now be hanged next week.Imdad Ali, who is aged around 50, was sentenced to death for the murder of a religious cleric in 2002. He had been scheduled to hang on September 20 in a prison in the city of Vehari despite having been diagnosed with schizophrenia.Ali ...

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Terrorists involved in attack on Christian Colony, Mardan blasts nabbed PESHAWAR: Director General ISPR, Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa Tuesday informed that gang of militants involved in Christian Colony attack has been busted and all the facilitators involved in the terror incident have been apprehended.Briefing the media persons in Officers Mess here, he said all the four facilitators involved in the Christian Colony attack have been nabbed adding the attack was planned in the Afghanistan and the arrested facilitators helped the perpetrators to reach their ...