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Countering Corona: Every citizen’s role counts, says General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Countering Corona: Every citizen’s role counts, says General Qamar Javed Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said the nation having vibrant youth and resilient people will emerge stronger from the challenge of COVID-19. “Being a nation with vibrant youth and resilient people ready to share and sacrifice, we will emerge stronger from this challenge, InshaAllah,” the COAS said while addressing the 231st Corps Commanders...

Supreme Court orders rearrest of bailed out prisoners

Supreme Court orders rearrest of bailed out prisoners

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the orders passed by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and Sindh High Court (SHC) granting bail to the accused persons and held that the high court could not exercise suo motu jurisdiction under Article 199 of the Constitution of Pakistan and there is no provision in the law about releasing prisoners on...

Personal property case: LHC rejects bail pleas, Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief given right to reengage court

Personal property case: LHC rejects bail pleas, Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief given right to reengage court

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday dismissed two petitions seeking release of Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) custody after declaring his detention illegal. Separately, an accountability court on Tuesday extended the physical remand of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for 11 days, till April 18, in a case pertaining to the purchase of a piece of...

Sindh govt imposes stricter lockdown to prevent local transmission of coronavirus

Sindh govt imposes stricter lockdown to prevent local transmission of coronavirus

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday held a consultative session with some of the key members of his cabinet and decided to tighten the lockdown regime in the province to prevent local transmission of coronavirus. Chairing the meeting, he expressed his deep resentment at the way people were coming onto roads and crowding outside grocery and food...

Pompeo warns Kabul to make deal with Taliban or risk US troop pullout

Pompeo warns Kabul to make deal with Taliban or risk US troop pullout

WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the feuding leadership of the Afghan government that they must end their disputes and make an agreement with the Taliban or President Donald Trump could order the withdrawal of all American soldiers from the country and slash $1 billion in financial aid to Kabul, the foreign media reported on Tuesday. The threat of...

The curious case of the Zhob meteorite and the stone hunter from Arizona

The curious case of the Zhob meteorite and the stone hunter from Arizona

ZHOB: On January 9 this year, just as some farmers — who eke out a living growing vegetables in the mountains surrounding the city of Zhob, Balochistan — made their way home after a long day at work, a terribly frightening noise, akin to a raging storm, disrupted the tranquility of their otherwise sedate surroundings. A bright light pierced the...