Welcome to the hot seat, Mr Prime Minister

By Kamran Yousaf Published: August 13, 2018 In a matter of few days Imran Khan will formally become Pakistan’s prime minister. He is taking over the reins of power at a time when Pakistan is facing daunting challenges both on the

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Newly elected MNAs take oath in inaugural session of 15th National Assembly

ISLAMABAD:  In the maiden session of the 15th National Assembly, members of the lower house of the Parliament were administered the oath by outgoing Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq on Monday, setting the stage for the country’s second democratic transition

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From 179 to zero in four years: FATA’s polio success story

PESHAWAR:  Reeling from a  string of attacks on polio workers, rising militancy with a military operation in the offing and a general public view against polio vaccination leading to thousands of refusals, cases of the crippling virus in 2014 had

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70 years on: Babara incident remembered

PESHAWAR:  Around 70 years after several people had been killed in the Babara village of Charsadda, the incident was remembered on Sunday. The Pakhtun Think Tank, with former home secretary Syed Akhtar Ali Shah in the chair, held a meeting

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Nearly 30 years on: ‘Tabdeeli’ comes to Mansehra

BALAKOT:  For nearly 30 years, the family of Sardar Muhammad Yousaf has had a virtual iron grip over Mansehra. But it seems that the family’s attempt to remain relevant in national politics has come unstuck in the wave of ‘change’

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ANP leader Mian Iftikhar facing terror threats: security agencies

PESHAWAR:  The intelligence agencies of the country issued an alert advising strict security measures after receiving credible information that Awami National Party (ANP) leader Mian Iftikhar Hussain could be targeted in a suicide attack. According to the alert, a suicide

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Sindh Bank board approves merger with Summit Bank

KARACHI  – A meeting of the Board of Directors of Sindh Bank Sunday approved merger with Summit Bank. The management of both the banks will now approach the Supreme Court for issuance of NOC. Following the approval, the next step

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Salman Khan set to host Big Boss 12

Lahore – Renowned actor Salman Khan is all set to host Indian television reality show Big Boss season 12, Indian media reported. Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif is also expected join this season as co-host however, this news is not sure

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Qalandars’ development programme incredible opportunity for youngsters: Fakhar Zaman

ISLAMABAD (APP) – Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman said the Lahore Qalandars’ development programme is an amazing opportunity for youngsters. While speaking to a private news channel, Zaman said through this program, talent from far-flung areas will have a chance to

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Hundreds of Sikh separatists rally in London

LONDON (AFP) – Hundreds of Sikh separatists and their supporters gathered in London s Trafalgar Square on Sunday to demand a referendum on an independent homeland to be carved out of India. They brandished banners reading “Free Punjab, End Indian occupation”,

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