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  • Post-election scenario: PML-N runs from pillar to post for speaker slots in Punjab, centre

    Take a look: PTI's Jahangir Tareen is out to get independent candidatesThe MPAs claimed that the newly elected lawmakers were told that the PML-N leaders respect their decision to vote for or join the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) — all they want them to do now is to vote for the PML-N's candidates for the slots of speakers and deputy speakers in the National Assembly and the Punjab Assembly...

    As a second option, according to PML-Q...

  • Israeli army be placed on terror list, says UN envoy

    A report by Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict, includes an appendix containing a list of organisations regularly and systematically compromising on the welfare of children...

    The UN is also facing heavy pressure from the Palestinians, their supporters and human rights organisations to include the Israeli army on the list...

  • Army hands over Upper Dir check-post to police

    UPPER DIR: The control of the Akhgram army check-post in Upper Dir district was handed over on Tuesday to police personnel who have formally been deployed there for checking purposes...

    Akhgram is the gateway to Upper Dir and the check-post was set up there about nine years ago...

  • Army hands over Upper Dir check-post to police

    UPPER DIR: The control of the Akhgram army check-post in Upper Dir district was handed over on Tuesday to police personnel who have formally been deployed there for checking purposes...

    Akhgram is the gateway to Upper Dir and the check-post was set up there about nine years ago...

  • Syrian forces surround Turkish army post

    BEIRUT: Syrian government forces surrounded a Turkish observation post in the northwest on Friday after overrunning nearby areas, sparking anger from Ankara which vowed not to leave its outpost...

    Jihadists and allied rebels withdrew from the area ahead of the army’s entry into the strategic town of Khan Sheikhun on Wednesday and government forces took control without resistance, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights......

  • Rahat out as Pakistan's 'injured' list swells

    Pakistan's left-arm seamer Rahat Ali has been ruled out of the Bangladesh Test series after suffering a hamstring injury, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Saturday...

    The 26-year-old Rahat, who was a vital member of Pakistan's pace attack at the World Cup, joins Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Khan, Ehsan Adil, Yasir Shah and Sohaib Maqsood on the sidelines with the 'injured list' almost becoming an embarrassment now and...

  • US keeps China, Pakistan and India on intellectual rights watch list

    WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday kept China and India on its Priority Watch List of trading partners that fail to protect intellectual property rights (IPR), hurting the economy...

    In its annual Special 301 Report, the Commerce Department's US Trade Representative said there were now 13 trading partners on its Priority Watch List, three more than its previous report...

  • How Pakistan is tackling terror financing to stay off a list of 'terror-friendly' nations

    Pakistan has frozen the accounts of 5,000 suspected terrorists, taking about $3 million out of their pockets, but Islamabad could still come under scrutiny at a crucial June meeting of an international watchdog that tracks terror financing...

    Analysts and government officials say political foot-dragging and sympathetic supporters throughout Pakistan makes it difficult to cut off the money supply to banned terrorist groups...

  • US removes Pakistan from intellectual property shame list; India, China stay

    The Obama administration on Wednesday kept China, Russia and India on its annual list of countries with the worst records of preventing the theft of intellectual property, while a number of steps taken in this direction cleared Pakistan's path to be removed from the list...

    The annual list, released by the United States Trade Representative's Office, carries no threat of sanctions, but aims to shame governments into cracking down on...

  • Health experts review list of essential medicines for Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: About 50 international and national health experts and representatives of federal and provincial governments attended a meeting held here on Wednesday to review the essential medicines list...

    The meeting proposed that 10 medicines / salts, which cannot be sold in Pakistan, should be taken off the list and around 30 medicines / salts be added to it...

  • Pakistan has 938 items on Safta sensitive list with Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan maintains a sensitive list of 938 items with Afghanistan under the South Asia Free Trade Agreement (Safta), Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir said on Thursday...

    Speaking during the question-hour session in the National Assembly, the minister said all other items not on the sensitive list could be imported into Pakistan from the Safta countries, including Afghanistan, at a tariff rate of zero to 5 per cent... ...

  • Pakistan ranks third on global executions list with 324 hangings in 2015

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan hanged 324 people last year to rank third worldwide in terms of executions, but the vast majority of those put to death had no links to militant groups or attacks, rights groups said in a report seen by Reuters...

    Pakistan lifted a moratorium on executions in late 2014 as a measure to deter militancy, after a Taliban gunmen attacked a school and killed 134 students and 19 adults...

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