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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has backed an initiative from Saudi Arabia to convene an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting on Afghanistan besides also offering to host the event in Islamabad, ARY NEWS reported. Speaking in a video shared from the Twitter handle of the Foreign Ministry, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that they fully support the convening of an extraordinary meeting of the OIC’s Council of Foreign Minister on mulling over the Afghanistan situation on December 17. Pakistan supports the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia s initiative as OIC Summit Chair to convene an Extraordinary Session of the @OIC_OCI Council of…

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LAHORE: In yet another rape incident, a Karachi woman was reportedly gang-raped by a man and two other friends she befriended on PUBG, the popular online game, ARY News reported. According to Police, the girl became friends with the suspect, identified as Haris, on the online gaming application, and last week he asked her to visit Lahore and promised to marry her. The woman in her complaint stated that she reached Lahore on November 23 and Haris took her to a hotel and raped her for three consecutive days. “Haris also tortured me when I forced her to marry me,”…

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ISLAMABAD: The finance advisor, Shaukat Tarin, has Monday held a meeting with the federal revenue board chairman Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmad as the two top officials mulled over ways to broaden the country’s tax base, ARY News reported. The FBR team briefed the finance ministry huddle, chaired by Shaukat Tarin, over the tax base of Pakistan and the strategies to widen it. We have begun taking steps toward securing data with the help of NADRA, said revenue body head Ahmad. All the challenges and targets that lay before the federal tax collector, to reach all the potential tax payers, were discussed…

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KARACHI: As the West Indies team is all set to call on the Karachi stadium to vie against Pakistan in the early days of December, the home department of Sindh has convened Monday a meeting and charted the security blueprint for the safe event culmination, ARY News reported. The Karachi’s Additional Inspector General (AIG) of Special Branch, AIG Operations and DIG Security also attended the huddle today among other law enforcement agenies’ (LEAs) officials and the Pakistan Cricket Board representatives. DIG Maqsood Ahmed in the meeting today briefed that the security division personnel will oversee the defence and guarding of…

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KARACHI: Amid a deepening row between the Centre and the province over the transfer of Sindh police officers, all of them except one have resumed their new charges, defying an order from Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, ARY NEWS reported. Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has issued directives to 11 Sindh police officers, who were transferred from the province under the new rotation policy, against leaving their charge. Under the new directive, all DIGs and PSP officers have been directed against leaving their charge until further orders. However, sources claimed that except for one of the officers, the rest…

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KARACHI: The Water & Power Development Authority (Wapda) chairman Lieutenant General Muzammil Hussain said Monday during his visit to the site of Karachi’s bulk water supply project K-IV that the scheme will have been completed by October 2023, ARY News reported. The target of the K-IV scheme’s project design has already been accomplished, said the Wapda head and he added that just three- to four months into the contract award, the construction works will commence on the site. Separately, Lt. Gen. Hussain also paid a visit to the Nai Gaj Dam in Dadu district of Sindh wherein he said the…

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The daughter of late Benazir Bhutto and former president Asif Ali Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, recently shared an adorable picture with her son, Mir Hakim on social media. The latest photo of the eldest daughter of former president Asif Ali Zardari with her little son is winning hearts on the internet. The adorable picture was shared on Mir Hakim s Instagram handle. In the picture, the 31-year-old Bakhtawar can be seen holding her baby, Mir Hakim Mahmood Choudhry, as he sleeps on her shoulder. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mir Hakim Mahmood Choudhry (@mirhakim10)…

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Monday took notice of blogger’s bareheaded photoshoot at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, ARY News reported. The Lahore-based designer had posted the pictures and videos from the photoshoot on her Instagram handle two days ago. Speaking to ARY News, Punjab government spokesperson, Hassan Khawar, said that CM Usman Buzdar had taken notice of the incident and ordered an inquiry into the matter. “CM Buzdar also sought action against the officials who allowed the “modelling” at Kartarpur Gurdwara,” he said in a statement. Khawar said that a comprehensive investigation will be carried out into…

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KARACHI: Sindh government has announced to appoint a retired judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan to lead a commission against illegal constructions in the province, ARY NEWS reported. The announcement was made by Sindh Minister for Information Saeed Ghani who said that irregularities in the housing sector are not only confined to Nasla Tower, rather, the violations in building construction could be witnessed across the country. He highlighted the two such cases and said that the Constitution Avenue and Bani Gala in Islamabad were regularized while the Punjab government has also passed an ordinance aimed at regularizing illegal housing…

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday imposed a fine of Rs49,500 on PPP leader and former Raja Pervaiz Ashraf for violating the code of conduct in the NA-133 Lahore by-polls, ARY News reported. The fine on Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Raja Pervaiz Ashraf was imposed after the latter refused to appear before the ECP office in election violation. The ECP had sought him for running election campaign of PPP’s NA-133 candidate. ECP orders inquiry The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday took notice of the reports of alleged buying of votes in NA-133 Lahore after…

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