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New US sanctions target Taliban, Haqqani financiers

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The US warned Pakistan Thursday to do more to crack down on the Taliban and Haqqani groups, as it added six officials from the groups to its sanctions blacklist. The Treasury said five of the six were in charge of raising and transferring funds as well as equipment and materials …

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Pakistan open to business, investment in diverse areas: PM

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Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday said Pakistan with a huge market of 200 million people, an annual economic growth of around 6 percent and a strengthening democracy, was open to business and investment in diverse areas. The prime minister expressed these views while addressing a press conference along with …

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Dense fog blankets parts of Punjab

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Dense fog has blanketed different areas of Punjab, including Lahore, on night between Thursday and Friday, badly disrupting the road traffic, Dunya News reported. The Motorway sections from Lahore to Pindi Bhattian, Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad, Faisalabad to Gojra and Khanewal to Multan were shut down due to poor visibility. …

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Blaze gutted furniture godown in Faisalabad

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– According to details, fire broke out in a furniture godown situated at the ABC Road in Gulberg area of Faisalabad on Friday which spread very quickly. At least 12 vehicles of Rescue 1122 reached the spot and brought the fire under control after a hectic effort of three hours. …

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Hameed-ud-din Sialvi to hold sit-in outside Data Darbar today

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Groups of religious workers from different parts of the province have begun to reach Lahore city as spiritual leader and politician based in Sial Sharif, Pir Hameed-ud-din Sialvi is all set to lead sit-in outside Data Darbar today (Saturday). The protesters will pressurize Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah to tender …

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Naqeebullah Mehsud’s encounter: SSP Rao Anwar sacked from his post

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– Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwar was sacked from his post on Saturday following the probe into Naqeebullah Mehsud’s extrajudicial killing in a police encounter in Karachi. The inquiry committee had recommended removing Rao Anwar after no evidence pertaining to Naqeeb’s involvement in terrorism was found and …

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