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  • Sectarian leader’s name included in Fourth Schedule list

    GUJRAT: Punjab home department has included the name of chief of Aalmi Tanzeem Ahle Sunnat, Peer Muhammad Afzal Qadri, in the list of Fourth Schedule of the anti-terrorism law on the recommendation of the district administration and law enforcement agencies...

    They also sought inclusion of the name of some local “influential elements” who, according to them, had actually been extending practical support to banned militant outfits... ...

  • North Korea 'full of rage, anger' over name being put on US 'wretched' terror list

    “Our army and people are full of rage and anger towards the heinous gangsters who dared to put the name of our sacred country in this wretched list of 'terrorism',” North Korean state news agency KCNA quoted a foreign ministry spokesperson as saying...

    “The nuclear weapons of the DPRK are the deterrence to safeguard our sovereignty,” it said, using the initials of the North's official name...

  • Bolt’s name missing from 100m list

    But Bolt’s name was missing from a list of athletes for the 100m released by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) late on Wednesday...

    Bolt had been entered along with Yohan Blake, Asafa Powell and Nesta Carter in the preliminary list published by the JAAA on Sunday...

  • Cyril Almeida's name removed from Exit Control List

    The government on Friday removed the name of Dawn staffer Cyril Almeida from the Exit Control List (ECL), confirmed a notification issued from the Ministry of Interior...

    Earlier today, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan assured the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) that Dawn staffer Cyril Almeida's name would be removed from the ECL...

  • PIA CEO's name put on Exit Control List, says Nisar

    Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Bernd Hildenbrand has been put on the “exit control list” (ECL), which forbids individuals from leaving the country, due to an ongoing probe into the lease of planes from a Sri Lankan carrier...

    “(Hildenbrand's) name was placed on ECL some two or three days back,” Khan told reporters in Karachi, outlining concerns about management of PIA...

  • SC orders to place name of Axact CEO on Exit Control List

    The Supreme Court on Friday ordered names of Axact CEO Shoaib Shaikh and other accused to be placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) in the fake degree case...

    The court also ordered the Sindh High Court (SHC) and Islamabad High Court (IHC) to promptly decide on the pending cases regarding Axact...

  • Interior ministry places former ISI chief Durrani's name on Exit Control List on military's request

    The interior ministry on Tuesday placed the name of former director general of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) retired Lt Gen Asad Durrani on Exit Control List (ECL) on the recommendation of the military's Intelligence Directorate, Rawalpindi, citing an ongoing inquiry against him...

    The competent authority has been approached to place the name of Lieutenant General Asad Durrani (retd) on Exit Control List (ECL),” ISPR Director...

  • LHC seeks reply from NAB on Maryam's plea to remove name from no-fly list

    The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday issued a notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) seeking a reply from the anti-graft watchdog as it resumed hearing PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz's petition seeking removal of her name from the no-fly list...

    The federal cabinet in December last year had decided not to remove Maryam's name from the exit control list (ECL) in the Al Azizia Steel Mills reference...

  • Govt considers putting Shahbaz’s name on no-fly list

    ISLAMABAD: The government seems to be determined to place the name of Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif on the no-fly list “so that he could not escape and face fresh corruption cases being made against him”...

    “It is under consideration, and it should happen that the name of Shahbaz Sharif should be placed on the ECL (Exit Control List),” said Information Minister Shibli Faraz at a...

  • Tribesmen wish list: ‘Buzdar, bring us on par with settled areas’

    DERA GHAZI KHAN: The residents of mountainous tribal area of Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan district say they have high hopes from Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to develop the poverty-stricken areas during his tenure...

    Local Government Assistant Director Malik Ramzan says the tribal areas of Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur consist of 10 union councils -- nine in Dera Ghazi Khan and one in Rajanpur, while the population is 250,000...

  • Al Jazeera's Islamabad journalist put on US watch list: report

    Prominent Islamabad-based Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Muaffaq Zaidan was put on a watch-list of suspected terrorists by US authorities based on the suspicion that he was a member of Al Qaeda, The Intercept, reported on Friday...

    The documents suggest that Al Jazeera's longtime Islamabad bureau chief, a Syrian national, was described in the NSA documents as "a member" of Al Qaeda and Muslim brotherhood...

  • Cleric on watch list leads protesters in Islamabad

    GUJRAT: One of the main leaders of protesters at Islamabad’s D-Chowk has been on the Fourth Schedule of Anti-Terrorism Act for over a year, yet he made his way to the capital unhindered...

    Even when he was en route to participate in the chehlum of assassin Mumtaz Qadri local law enforcement authorities did not stop him from marching on Islamabad along with his outfit’s activists...

  • Rabbani laments name change of Islamabad airport, asks PM to withdraw 'inappropriate decision'

    Former Senate chairman Raza Rabbani on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi lamenting the change in name of Benazir Bhutto International Airport to Islamabad International Airport, and urged the premier to "withdraw this uncalled for and inappropriate decision"...

    In the letter, Rabbani wrote that it came to his attention that the PM's adviser on aviation had issued a statement that the airport will henceforth...

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