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US drone strike

A suspected missile-firing US drone killed two Afghan Taliban militants in a village near the Afghan border.It was the first in the nuclear-armed nation since US President Donald Trump took office in January.Officials said a missile struck the two men while they were riding a motorcycle in the northwestern Kurram …

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Fata reforms

The federal cabinet that met here under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved the recommendations on FATA reforms. Secretary SAFRON Arbab Shahzad briefed the cabinet on recommendations of Fata Reforms Committee.The cabinet gave go ahead to the merger of the tribal region with Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, the most contentious …

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ECO summit 2017

Economic Cooperation Organization member states have reiterated their political will and strong commitment for economic development, common prosperity, regional integration and peace and stability in the ECO Region. A declaration issued after the 13th ECO Summit held in Islamabad on Wednesday reaffirmed commitment to the principles and objectives enshrined in …

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Transfer of regulatory bodies

Lahore High Court Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah on suspended a notification issued by the federal government to transfer five regulatory bodies to the relevant ministries.The regulatory bodies are the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA), the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the Public …

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Landmark legislation

The Senate passed “The Hindu Marriage Bill, 2016”. Moved by Law Minister Zahid Hamid, the bill provides for solemnisation of marriages by Hindu families.The minister said the bill will institutionalise marriages of the Hindu community. He said there was no documentation previously in this regard. He pointed out that the …

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Chemists call off strike

Chemists’ associations announced to call off their strike after successful negotiation with the government team, paving way for opening of medical stores.Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Kh Imran Nazir agreed to bring fresh amendments in Drug Act to remove reservations of stakeholders after hours-long …

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Sehwan carnage

Four terrorist attacks have taken place within 24 hours of the Lahore suicide attack. The death toll from Thursday’s suicide blast inside Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine has climbed to 88 as several critically injured succumbed to their wounds, health officials have confirmed.The suicide bomber entered the compound from the shrine’s …

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Strike against Drug Act

The Chemist Association is on strike against amendments in the Drug Act. Owing to the strike, patients faced considerable difficulty as medical stores.The new amendments, amongst other clauses, call for a pharmacist to be present at every pharmacy and for sellers of fake medicines to be fined.According to details, the …

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Lahore terrorist attack

Eighteen people including DIG Traffic Ahmed Mobin and SSP Operations Zahid Nawaz Gondal, DSP Pervez Butt and three other police officials were killed and about 60 others injured, about a dozen seriously, in a bomb blast in front of the Punjab Assembly Chamber.The blast occurred during protest of chemists. DIG …

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