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Small mouth making big claims, banning PTI is not child’s play: PTI leadership

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have strongly condemned the proposal to ban their party, stating that such a move is not a child’s play. The statement was made during a press conference by opposition leader Omar Ayub, PTI Chairman Gohar Ali Khan, and Shibli Faraz in Islamabad on Monday. Khan addressed the media, saying, […]

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Failure to make tough decisions will throw us back at IMF feet: PM Shehbaz

ISLAMABAD: Expressing concerns over the burden of debt that has pawned the future of the nation’s generations, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that knocking on the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) door again after three years would be an utter disgrace for Pakistan. “To free ourselves from this cycle of debt, the federal and provincial governments, […]

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Excessive borrowing strains Pakistan’s economic growth: WealthPK

ISLAMABAD, July 06 (INP) — The government borrowed an unprecedented amount despite a high interest rate of 22% in the financial year 2023-24, which exceeded the budget estimates by a fair margin, and significantly increased the debt servicing costs. Talking to WealthPK, Dr Tahir Mehmood, the State Bank of Pakistan’s Memorial Chairperson, stressed a significant […]

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Pak-US counter terrorism joint exercise concluded

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan-United States Infantry Rifle Company Exchange Exercise-2024 is a bilateral joint exercise in Counter Terrorism domain to exchange tactical skills at combating menace of terrorism at sub unit level. Two weeks long exercise commenced on 29 Jun 2024 at National Counter Terrorism Centre, Pabbi with participation of Infantry companies from both sides. The exercise […]

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High value terrorist killed in Bajaur, ISPR

Rawalpindi: On 3 July 2024, security forces conducted an intelligence based operation in Bajaur District, on reported presence of a high profile terrorist. During the conduct of operation, after intense fire exchange, Terrorist Commander Irfan Ullah @Adnan was sent to hell. He was actively involved in numerous terrorist activities against security forces as well as […]

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Pakistan out of T20 World Cup

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan have been knocked out of the World Cup T20 2024, even without playing their last Group A match on Sunday as the US became the second team to make it to Super Eight from the pool. The all-important match on Friday between the US and Ireland was washed out following an agonising wait-and-hope […]

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11 terrorists killed in Lakki Marwat IBO

RAWALPINDI: Security forces have killed at least 11 terrorists in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Lakki Marwat district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province (K-P), according to a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The overnight operation, which took place on 10-11 June, was launched in response to an improvised explosive device (IED) blast that killed […]

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World Bank approves $1b loan for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank approved $1 billion in a second round of additional financing for the DASU Hydropower Stage I (DHP I) Project on Monday. The funds will be used for phase one of the project, aimed at enhancing and expanding the country’s electricity supply. “Pakistan’s energy sector suffers from multiple challenges to achieving affordable, reliable, and […]

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Govt asked to amend anti-smuggling act

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has recommended amendment to the Anti-Smuggling Act, 1977 for being filled with “flaws”, and sent it to the parliament for review. Justice Shahid Waheed penned a seven-page written order regarding the anti-smuggling act. The court order stated that the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) in 1998 lodged a complaint that a person named […]