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    Article 224 Of The Constitution Pakistan

  • Literary notes: should we forget the Constitution’s Article 251?

    Urdu is Pakistan’s national language, at least that’s what the Article 251 (1) of the 1973 Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan says...

    The article is reproduced here, verbatim: ‘The national language of Pakistan is Urdu, and arrangements shall be made for its being used for official and other purposes within fifteen years from the commencing day...

  • Pakistan Stock Exchange lands in green, KSE index gains 224 points

    The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Wednesday landed in the green, with the benchmark KSE-100 Index gaining 244 points to close at 43,239 points...

    The benchmark KSE-100 Index opened higher and hit a day's high of 43,323 points in first few minutes of trading, whereas the commencement of trading at 42,995 points remained the day's low...

  • Ton-up Azhar lifts Pakistan to 224-3 in third Test

    Azhar Ali ended his century drought to put Pakistan close behind New Zealand's first-innings total in the third and final Test in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday...

    The 33-year-old was unbeaten on 111 for his 15th hundred and first since May last year, guiding Pakistan to 224-3 at lunch on the third day, just 50 behind New Zealand's total of 274...

  • Russian airliner carrying 224 has crashed in Sinai

    CAIRO: A Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Saturday, the Egyptian civil aviation authority said...

    A statement from Egyptian prime minister's office said Sherif Ismail had formed a cabinet level crisis committee to deal with the crash...

  • Death toll in 7.1 magnitude Mexico quake surges to 224

    The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rocked Mexico on Tuesday has surged to 224 people, including 117 in the capital, said Interior Minister Miguel Osorio Chong...

    The dead included at least 21 children crushed beneath a primary school that collapsed on Mexico City's south side during the 7...

  • 224 perish as Russian aircraft crashes in Egypt

    CAIRO: A Russian charter plane carrying 224 people crashed in a mountainous part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, killing everyone on board, officials said...

    The self-styled Islamic State (IS) group’s affiliate in Egypt claimed it downed the plane, without saying how, but an Egyptian security official said the plane did not crash because of an attack...

  • Six new graveyards planned after mafias’ takeover of 224 Karachi cemeteries

    KARACHI: Among 237 graveyards in the city, the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has lost control of some 224 cemeteries over the years to “self-proclaimed administrators, land mafias and encroachers” prompting the civic administration to propose a ban on further burials in city graveyards and making six new ones along three major highways, officials and sources have said...

    The growing control of ‘mafias’ on the city graveyards...

  • 224 held under NAP in three months

    LAHORE: Five proclaimed offenders (POs) carrying head money of Rs5 million were among the 244 arrested during the last three months in a crackdown under the National Action Plan (NAP), claims Crimes Investigation Agency (CIA) Superintendent of Police Umar Virk...

    The officers rewarded included inspectors Raees Khan, Khalid Farooq, Shamim Paul, Haseeb Anjum, Bashir Niazi, Mukhtar Alvi, Traiq Alyas, PSO Nazeer Ahmad, sub-inspectors...

  • PSX lands in green as benchmark gains 224 points

    The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Thursday landed in the green, with the benchmark KSE-100 index gaining 224 points to close at 40,371...

    The market showed mixed activity in the first half of the session, hitting a day's low of 40,031 points before adopting an upward momentum for the rest of the day...

  • PSX remains bearish as KSE-100 index loses 224 points

    A bearish trend sustained at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Tuesday, with the benchmark KSE-100 Index losing 224 points to close at 44,233...

    The index opened higher and touched a day's high of 44,615 before mid-day trading cut into early gains amd the index slid to a low of 44,081 points...

  • Tanzania buries ferry disaster dead as toll hits 224

    Tanzania declared the whole nation was in mourning Sunday as the first dozen bodies were buried from a devastating ferry capsize on Lake Victoria that left people 224 dead...

    Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa led “national funerals” on the island of Ukara, where the MV Nyerere had been coming in to dock on Thursday...

  • Stokes, Pope steer England to 224-4 on first day

    PORT ELIZABETH: Ben Stokes dug in to help England recover to 224-4 against South Africa at stumps on the opening day of the crucial third Test at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Thursday...

    Stokes, crowned world player of the year this week for some scintillating performances, showed he can also play cautiously when required...

  • India asks Pakistan to reconsider downgrading of diplomatic ties, says Article 370 'an internal matter'

    A day after Pakistan decided to downgrade diplomatic ties with India, the latter's Ministry of External Affairs through a statement asked Islamabad to review its decision so that "normal channels for diplomatic communications are preserved"...

    On Wednesday, the National Security Committee (NSC) decided to downgrade diplomatic ties with India and suspend bilateral trade, among other steps, in response to New Delhi’s move to annex...

  • SHC seeks govt comments on governor rule, invoking Article 245 in Sindh

    KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday directed the federal and provincial governments to file their respective replies on a constitutional petition seeking governor rule or powers to the armed forces for continuation of the Karachi operation launched by the Pakistan Rangers (Sindh)...

    Headed by Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, a division bench of the high court issued notices to the federal and provincial government lawyers to...

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