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Historic Decision: PM Nawaz Sharif disqualified in Panama case

In a historic decision, the five member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, has disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. “Prime Minister has been disqualified from his post”, said Justice Ijaz Afzal who authored the decision. Justice Ijaz Afzal said, “On 20th April two justices of the supreme court had disqualied Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. “Three judges however said a JIT should be formed to properly investigate the matter further. “Todays decision is a unanimous decision that disqualifies the Prime Minister”, said Justice Ijaz Afzal. The decision to disqualify Nawaz…

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Lahore: At least 26 killed, 30 injured as suicide bomber target police near Arfa Karim Tower (video and pics)

The blast took place near residence-cum-office of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. The chief minister was in a meeting at his Model Town office when the blast took place.LAHORE – At least 26 people were killed and thirty others wounded in an explosion on the Ferozepur Road near Arfa Karim IT Tower on Monday afternoon, police said. Lahore police chief Capt (R) Amin Wains said the “target of the blast was police”. He also confirmed that it was a suicide blast. According to Rescue 1122, nine policemen are among those…

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Sushma Swaraj Takes Sartaj Aziz to Task on Twitter Over Visa Blame Game

In a series of tweets, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said all New Delhi required is a recommendation from Sartaj Aziz, the Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisory on Foreign Affairs, for his “own country’s nationals” New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that a Pakistani woman suffering from cancer was denied a visa for treatment in India as Sartaj Aziz, the Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisory on Foreign Affairs, had not recommended a medical visa yet. In a series of tweets, Swaraj also took on Aziz for sitting on a visa…

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Trump posts vague, midnight tweet about ‘negative press covfefe’

Donald Trump has been active on Twitter since his return from his first overseas trip as president. And he kept the ball rolling with a tweet shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning. But it is not at all clear what the president was tweeting about. “Despite the negative press covfefe,” Trump wrote.   Despite the constant negative press covfefe — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017 Even if we assume “covfefe” was a typo and the president meant to type “coverage,” it remains a mystery what the tweet refers…

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Explosion near embassies in Kabul, 40 feared killed and injured; Sushma Swaraj says Indian officials safe

At least 40 people were killed or wounded today as a massive blast ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, shattering the morning rush hour and bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital. Bodies littered the scene and a huge plume of smoke rose from the area which houses foreign embassies. However, it was not immediately clear what the target was. Witnesses described dozens of cars choking the roads as wounded survivors and panicked schoolgirls sought safety, with men and woman struggling to get through security checkpoints to search for…

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Who is Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian sentenced to death in Pakistan?

Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian citizen, was sentenced to death by Pakistan Army today. India claims Jadhav was abducted from Iran, Pakistan says he was arrested Balochistan and alleges that he’s an Indian spy. Here is everything you need to know about him. Addressing Kulbhushan Jadhav as an Indian RAW agent, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released a statement saying Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, who was living as Hussein Mubarak Patel, was arrested on March 3 last year through a “Counter Intelligence Operation” from Balochistan’s Mashkel. The arrest was for his alleged…

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Trump launches attack on Syria with 59 tomahawk missiles

  The U.S. military attacked a Syria-government airfield with 59 tomahawk missiles on Thursday evening. The missiles targeted the Shayrat Airfield near Homs, and were in response to a Tuesday chemical weapons attack. Officially announcing the strike, President Donald Trump said that the targeted airfield had launched the chemical attack on a rebel-held area, and he called on other nations to oppose Syria’s embattled leader. “On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives…

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Postmortems confirm Syria chemical attack, Turkey says

Postmortem results have confirmed that chemical weapons were used in an attack that killed at least 72 people, including 27 children, in Syria’s Idlib province, amid mounting international frustration at the UN security council’s failure to agree on how to respond. Three Syrians who were injured in Tuesday’s attack on Khan Sheikhun died in Turkey after being brought to the southern province of Adana for treatment. “The results of the autopsy confirm that chemical weapons were used,” the justice minister, Bekir Bozdağ, told the state-run Anadolu news agency. “This scientific…

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St. Petersburg Metro Explosion Kills 10 as Putin Visits City

A bomb tore through a subway train in St. Petersburg on Monday afternoon, killing an estimated 10 people and injuring dozens more, government officials said. The explosion occurred on a subway train traveling between the Technology Institute and Sennaya Square stations, according to the Investigative Committee, Russia’s federal criminal investigation agency. At the time of the attack, President Vladimir V. Putin was a few miles away in St. Petersburg, his hometown and the country’s second-largest city and former capital, on official business. Officials said it was too early to say…

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India using Kashmir to oppose Silk Road project: Chinese Media

Beijing, Mar 30 (PTI) India sees China’s Silk Road initiative as a geopolitical competition and is using the Kashmir issue as an “unfounded excuse” to oppose the ambitious project, Chinese state media today alleged and asked New Delhi to “abandon” its “cliche mentality”. “The official reason the Indian government rejected the offer to join the initiative (Silk Road) is that it is designed to pass through Kashmir. However, it is just an unfounded excuse as Beijing has been maintaining a consistent position on the Kashmir issue, which has never changed,”…

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