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LHC stays execution of mentally ill man ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani court Thursday stayed the execution of a schizophrenic man, his lawyers said, days before he was set to face the gallows.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, said Hayat's lawyer in September 2015 had challenged the execution in light of his mental illness. However Lahore jail authorities pressed ahead with seeking the death warrant which was granted by a sessions court earlier this week.His execution had been set for January 17 but on Thursday the Lahore High Court (LHC) temporarily stayed the execution until January 30, a JPP statement said.According the JPP, the judge Shahid Hameed Dar said it would be "unjust" to proceed on Hayat's case without ...

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PM advises opponents not to hamper way of economic development NAROWAL: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday called upon his political opponents to stop telling lies on daily basis, and not to hinder the way of country's economic development."Some politicians tell lies on daily basis. There is no break for them..., they hurl dirty accusations, which have no basis and truth. This nation is progressing. Don't hinder the way of this development," he said while speaking at the launching ceremony of PM's National Health Programme ...

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PTI fails to prove four allegations against Prime Minister: Talal ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Muhammad Talal Chaudhry on Thursday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf failed againto prove allegations of money laundering, corruption, tax evasion and hiding assets levelled against Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and family.Talking to media persons outside the Supreme Court after Panama case hearing, he said that it has been proved that Prime Minister has no link with the above mentioned allegations as his name was not included in the Panama ...

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RECORDER REPORT-PSX close of day KARACHI: Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) 100 index closed higher on Thursday having 49517.02 points with a positive change of 145.42 and volume of 200,544,050 shares.High and Low were 49804.55 and 49371.60 respectively. Total volume traded in the market was 563,160,750 shares with 424 total traded companies out of which 211 were up 196 were down and 17 were unchanged. INV. BANKS / INV. COS. / SECURITIES COS. was the top traded sector with total traded ...

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Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan can jointly achieve CAREC's development goals: PM ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan being members of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) can jointly achieve the goals in areas including transport, energy, and trade policy to alleviate poverty in the region.Talking to Kojoshev Arzybek Orozbekovich, Minister of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic here at the PM House, the Prime Minister said promotion of regional connectivity is one of the seven pillars of the government's development strategy.The Prime ...