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  • Inquiry into fake holiday notification ordered

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has ordered an inquiry into the issuance of a fake notification about the public holiday on Wednesday on account of Iqbal Day...

    He announced that there would be no public holiday on Nov 9 and the government offices and schools would remain open...

  • Foreign tourists to Pakistan more than triple since 2013

    As terrorism recedes in Pakistan, tourism appears to be on the rise, with more than thrice the number of international tourists travelling to the country in 2016 as compared to just three years ago, Bloomberg reported...

    Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) data showed that international tourists have more than tripled since 2013 to 1...

  • 122 ‘sectarian incidents’ took place in Pakistan since 2013, NA told

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has been informed that 122 sectarian incidents have taken place all over the country since June 2013 and 10 banned organisations have claimed responsibility, or found involved during investigations, of 91 of them...

    According to a written reply to a question by MNA Saman Sultana Jafri of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal states that 56 sectarian incidents took place in Punjab,...

  • IMF chief Christine Lagarde to visit Pakistan in October

    ISLAMABAD: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde is set to visit Pakistan in October, the first such visit by an IMF head in several years...

    Well-placed sources in the Finance Ministry told DawnNews that Lagarde was expected to visit near the end of October...

  • FATF urges Pakistan to complete action plan by October

    The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in a statement on Friday said Pakistan has until October to improve its counter-terror financing operations in line with an internationally agreed action plan or face actions against it...

    The global watchdog said it was concerned that Pakistan had failed to complete the action plan first by a January deadline and then again by a May deadline...

  • Pakistan gets FATF reprieve, but only till October

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan has avoided the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) blacklist, but only until October, when it will have to report back to the world financial watchdog that it has successfully implemented its own action plan to counter terror financing, FATF and Pakistani officials said on Friday...

    “The FATF strongly urges Pakistan to swiftly complete its action plan by Oct 2019 when the last set of action plan items are set to...

  • Sri Lanka may consider playing a Test on Pakistan soil in October

    KARACHI: The Sri Lankan cricket team may soon return to Pakistan to play at least one Test match, more than a decade since militants attacked their team bus in Lahore in 2009...

    Sri Lanka and Pakistan were originally scheduled to play at a neutral venue, but Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) sent a security delegation to visit Pakistan after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) gave them an offer to play one match in Pakistan — it’s first of the...

  • Bangladesh women's cricket team to tour Pakistan in October: PCB

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday announced the dates of upcoming matches between Bangladesh and Pakistan women's cricket teams that are to be played at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium...

    The Bangladesh women's cricket team will arrive in Pakistan for a two-week tour on October 23 and play two one-day international and three Twenty20 games — the first of which will be held on October 26...

  • Japanese reporter died in 2013 after 159 hours of overtime

    NHK reporter Miwa Sado, 31, who had been covering political news in Tokyo, was found dead in her bed in July 2013, reportedly clutching her mobile phone...

    Sato covered Tokyo assembly elections for the broadcaster in June 2013 and an upper-house vote for the national parliament the following month...

  • ECP rejects PTI claim of manipulation of 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan rejected on Wednesday Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s claim that the 2013 general elections were systematically manipulated or influenced by design...

    About unauthorised printing of additional ballot papers and delivery, the ECP said the process of procurement of papers for printing of ballot papers was an exclusive responsibility of the Printing Corporation of Pakistan and the Pakistan...

  • ECP asked to provide details of ballot papers printed for 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Ombudsman’s Secretariat has taken notice of the refusal by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to provide record pertaining to ballot papers printed for 2013 general elections to an applicant, observing that it was not justified and amounted to a violation of spirit of the Freedom of Information Ordinance (FIO) 2002...

    2013 by the federal Ombudsman’s institutional reforms act, 2013,” the communiqué sent to...

  • Turkey acquits all 26 leaders of 2013 protests

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Wednesday acquitted more than two dozen activists who helped launch mass protests in 2013 against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after a trial slammed by rights campaigners...

    The 26 suspects are all leaders of Taksim Solidarity, an umbrella group of civil society, union and political groups at the forefront of the May-June 2013 demonstrations that marked the biggest challenge yet to the dominance of the...

  • ECP rejects ex-official’s allegations of rigging in 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has dismissed allegations levelled by its former additional secretary Mohammad Afzal Khan that the 2013 general elections were massively rigged and said that no proof exists to substantiate his claims...

    Afzal Khan claimed in a television interview that people’s mandate was stolen in the 2013 elections and he accused former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry of being involved...

  • Pundits predict repeat of voting patterns from 2013 election

    RAWALPINDI: The results of the cantonment board elections are likely to be a reflection of the results of the 2013 elections with Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N and Imran Khan’s PTI emerging as the two strongest parties...

    In the 2013 general elections, PML-N won NA-52, where Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was the successful candidate, and NA-54 where Malik Abrar was victorious...

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