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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...

  • US national tells FIA he wanted to move to Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is in the process of quizzing blacklisted US national Matthew Craig Barrett, who has claimed that he had come back to Pakistan to explore the possibility of permanently moving here...

    A case has been registered against Barrett under the Foreigners Act and the Pakistan Customs Act...

  • Tajik police chief who joined IS wanted for treason

    ALMATY: Tajikistan has issued an international arrest warrant for the commander of its elite police force who joined Islamic State (IS), prosecutors said on Wednesday, accusing him of treason...

    Khalimov, 40, is wanted for crimes including high treason and illegal participation in military actions abroad, the Tajik Prosecutor General's office said in a statement...

  • PTI says it wanted to expose ECP flaws

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf told the National Assembly on Monday that it never expected that the government would be wrapped up as a result of the report of poll inquiry commission...

    Know more: Judicial commission verdict is against ECP, says Imran KhanPTI’s deputy parliamentary leader in the National Assembly Shah Mehmood Qureshi said: “Let me say on oath that PTI’s only objective behind the setting up of the judicial...

  • Pakistani man wanted for 70 murders arrested in Hungary

    A Pakistani man wanted by Interpol for “70 contract murders” has been arrested in Hungary among a group of migrants caught trying to reach Austria, police said on Wednesday...

    “Pakistan has issued an international arrest warrant for murder for (the man) who was then arrested,” said the statement, without providing further details...

  • Sharif wanted to strengthen his business contacts in India: Zardari

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari on Friday alleged that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif wanted to improve relations with India only to turn his dream of a ‘greater Punjab’ into reality and strengthen his business contacts in the neighbouring country...

    In an interview to a private TV channel, he claimed that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had never come to power...

  • Wanted militant surrenders to Lakki police

    A police official said that Shafqatullah was wanted to law enforcement agencies in several militancy-related cases, including Shah Hasankhel suicide blast...

    “The arrested militant is also involved in attacks on district police office, police lines and city police post when militancy was at peak in the southern district,” the official said, adding Shafqatullah was also wanted to police in cases of blowing up a water supply scheme in...

  • Saad Hariri’s ‘resignation’ has not gone as smoothly as Saudis wanted

    Far from breaking up the cabinet and throwing Hezbollah’s ministers to the wolves, the Lebanese nation has suddenly woken up to what it’s like to be united — against the Saudis...

    The prime minister’s “captivity” — albeit luxurious, since he is at home with his wife and children — has prompted customers to withdraw hundreds of thousands of dollars from his BankMed in Beirut...

  • Indian forces kill 'wanted' JeM militant leader in held Kashmir

    “He was one of the most wanted militants and the chief operational commander of JeM,” Kashmir inspector-general of police, Muneer Ahmed Khan, told AFP...

    Militant groups including JeM have for decades fought Indian troops in the restive territory, demanding independence or a merger of the Himalayan region with Pakistan...

  • Wanted: violent Muslim women

    IT was only a couple of months ago that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) came out with its women’s magazine...

    Titled Sunnat-i-Khaula, the magazine attempted to appeal to Muslim women, offering first-person stories of a female doctor who gave it all up to travel to ‘Khorasan’, an interview with the wife of a commander (he did the dishes and helped around the house), and even a supposedly inspirational portrait of a child...

  • Spain's most wanted: profile of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

    Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont, who has fled to Belgium and is facing an EU arrest warrant, has been a convinced secessionist since his youth, long before the issue moved to the centre of Catalan politics...

    Spanish prosecutors want to charge Puigdemont, with rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds over his role in the region's tumultuous independence drive...

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