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NSC reviews internal, external security issues


ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC) met here on Friday to audit interior and outside security issues and gatherings of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif with the US authority. The meeting here at the Prime Minister Office is being led by Prime Minister Shahid …

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Cellular services blocked in several cities ahead of Ashura


KARACHI/LAHORE: The government has blocked cell benefits in a few urban areas crosswise over Pakistan as a major aspect of augmented safety efforts for Muharram parades and assemblies on eighth, ninth and tenth Muharram. Cell phone administrations remain incompletely suspended in Karachi, Sukkur, Khairpur and different parts of Sindh on …

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Sharifs seek Malik Riaz’s help for NRO-like deal


LAHORE: A two-hour long meeting between removed PM Nawaz Sharif and land head honcho Malik Riaz on Thursday set off hypotheses that Sharif family is looking to hit an arrangement with partners in the current political situation, As indicated by our reporter, Naeem Ashraf Butt, the meeting between Nawaz Sharif …

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Summer vacations rescheduled in Sindh


KARACHI: Authorities in Sindh have decided to close all public and private educational institutes from first of Ramazan in connection with annual summer vacations. The holy month of Ramazan is expected to start from 27th or 28th May. “With approval from competent authority, summer vacations for all public and private …

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NADRA Sets Up 2 Mega Centers in Karachi


The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has set up ​two mega centers with a cost of Rs. 370 million in different thickly populated zones of Karachi. Salient Features of Mega center One window operation 300 seating capacity for people 28 counters 3 card distribution counters 2 forms submission counters …

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107526 pilgrims to perform Hajj under Govt scheme


ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony here Friday chose 107526 candidates for Hajj 2017 under government plot by holding an electronic draw. Talking on the event, Minister for Religious issues Sardar Yousaf said that 386096 applications have been gotten out of which 107526 will offer the Hajj under …

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China provided $1.2bn in loans to bail out Pakistan


China has expanded its financial draw in Pakistan over the previous year, giving over $1 billion in advances to help the nation fight off from a conceivable cash emergency. State-supported Chinese banks have acted the hero twice as of now – a $900 million advance in 2016 and $300 million …

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