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  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • PM opens work on metro bus route to new airport

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday inaugurated the construction of a metro bus route to connect the federal capital with the New Islamabad International Airport near Fatehjang...

    6 kilometre-long route from Peshawar Mor to the new airport will be completed before Independence Day this year as the premier has already announced that he would inaugurate the new airport in August...

  • Parliamentary panel asks govt to give priority to CPEC’s western route

    ISLAMABAD: The Parlia­mentary Committee on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has recommended to the government that the western route of the project should be built as a dual carriageway at the outset and, eventually, there should be a motorway linking Gwadar with the rest of the country...

    A meeting of the committee presided over by its chairman Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed was briefed on Monday by Chairman of the National...

  • Is APC new route for amendments, asks SC

    ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court judge wondered on Tuesday if an all-party conference was a new route to seek consensus before proposing major amendments in the Constitution instead of getting a fresh mandate from the sovereign through elections before altering its basic structure...

  • Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline route in win for Trump

    LINCOLN: Nebraska regulators voted on Monday to approve a route for TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline through the state, lifting the last big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project that US President Donald Trump wants built...

    The commission’s approval was not for TransCanada’s preferred route, but for a slightly longer alternative that could prove more difficult and costly to build...

  • PM to inaugurate CPEC’s western route in Zhob

    QUETTA: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is likely to visit Zhob on Wednesday to inaugurate western route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

    “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be visiting Zhob to inaugurate western route of CPEC,” they said, adding that he would also address a gathering of tribal elders and citizens there...

  • India starts trade route to Afghanistan via Iran

    India on Sunday shipped its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan by sea through Iran's strategic Chahbahar Port, launching a trade route bypassing longtime rival Pakistan...

    The new trade route follows an air freight corridor introduced between India and Afghanistan in June last year to provide greater access for Afghan goods to the Indian market...

  • KCR route cleared, project launch planned for Dec 25, CM tells Chinese diplomat

    KARACHI: With the clearance of Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) route from encroachment, the project is ready to take off by the mid of December when its tender process will be completed for award of contract, said Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday...

    He said the KCR route had been cleared and Pakistan Railways was on board for acquiring the 360-acre land for right of way (RoW) for the circular railway...

  • Strike in Quetta against corridor route change

    QUETTA: A strike was observed in Quetta on Wednesday in response to a call given by the Awami National Party (ANP) to protest against the reported modification in the Gwadar-Kashgar route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project...

    He said that through a sit-in held outside the Balochistan Assembly building on Tuesday and the strike observed on Wednesday people had rejected Islamabad’s aspiration to redesign the...

  • The Kenyan Connection: Drug bust exposes new heroin route

    Nearly seven months later the groundbreaking operation is in jeopardy as efforts to extradite the suspects founder, casting doubt on international efforts to block a new “southern route” funnelling heroin from Afghan poppy fields to European and American streets, via Africa's poorly policed eastern coastline...

    “The East Africa region has become a transit route for heroin,” said Hamisi Massa, who heads Kenya's Anti Narcotics Unit... ...

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