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Aasia Bibi acquitted by Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Aasia Bibi – a Christian woman accused of blasphemy in 2010 and sentenced to death – and set aside an earlier judgment passed by a lower court. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, heading the three-member bench comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar …

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Trade takes centre stage in Pakistan, Turkey dialogue

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Turkish counterpart on Friday laid emphasis on better trade ties between the two countries in a joint press conference. “Our meeting today focused on enhancing our economic relations and ways to facilitate each other,” said the foreign minister. He added that mutual interests …

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President Mamnoon gets farewell guard of honor on term completion

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday was given a farewell guard of honor at Aiwan-e-Sadr on completion of his five-year constitutional term. Clad in brown shalwar kameez and charcoal waistcoat, the president arrived at the forecourt of the Aiwan-e-Sadr on a buggy being pulled by the horses. The president was …

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First lady visits orphanage, shares meal with children

Lahore: First Lady Bushra Maneka on Saturday shared a meal with children during her trip to an orphanage in Lahore. The premier’s wife was accompanied by a friend, Farah Khan, during the trip to Darul Shafqat orphanage. She had also brought food with her, a meal of chicken biryani and …

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PM urged to form probe panel over RTS failure

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Interior Chairman and Senate-nominated coordinator to monitor and oversee the general elections 2018, Senator Rehman Malik has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, urging him to order constitution of a technical committee to investigate the failure of Result Transmitting System (RTS) during the …

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BAP’s Jam Kamal elected Balochistan chief minister

QUETTA: Lawmakers in the Balochistan Assembly elected Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) President Jam Kamal as the province’s chief minister on Saturday. Kamal, a coalition candidate of six parties, secured 39 votes against opposition nominee Younus Aziz Zehri who bagged 20 votes. Kamal Khan had the support of more than 40 …

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