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  1. Govt announces 5 holidays on Eid-ul-Fitr : July 07, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | Daily Times

    ISLAMABAD Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Monday approved five holidays for Eid-ul-Fitr for government organisations, semi-government organisations, banks and educational institutions. Speaking to the press, the interior minister said that the holidays would be from July 17 to 21. Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations mark the culmination of the holy month of ramazan during which muslims all over the world observe 30 days of fasting.

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  2. Islamabad HC directs defence secretary to nominate officers in missing lawyer's caseRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Newkerala.com

    The Islamabad High Court has directed Pakistan's Defence Secretary Khawaja Asif and Inter-Services Intelligence Director General Rizwan Akhtar to nominate officers to appear before the court in the case of a lawyer who has been missing along with an accused in the Federal Investigation Agency's prosecutor murder case. According to the Dawn, IHC Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui observed that the court had issued an order on July 3, 2015, summoning the defence secretary and the ISI DG in connection with the case.

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  3. Two AVMs promoted to air marshal; six air commodores to AVM : July 07, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Times

    ISLAMABAD: The government has promoted Air Vice Marshal Asad Abdur Rehman Khan Lodhi and Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Iqbal to the rank of air marshal. Air Commodores Salman Ahsan Bukhari, Rizwan Pasha, Usaidur Rehman Usmani, Syed Noman Ali, Zaheer Ahmad Babar and Javad Saeed have also been promoted to the rank of air vice marshal.

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  4. Sherry says Indian shelling in Sialkot not acceptable : July 07, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Times

    ISLAMABAD: Taking note of repeated incidents of Indian shelling in the Sialkot sector, PPP Vice President Sherry Rehman said, "This is entirely unacceptable. The Sialkot sector is not in any contested area, nor is it near the Line of Control.

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  5. President stresses improved medical facilities for public : July 07, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Times

    ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday stressed for setting up new and modern hospitals in the country and termed improvement of medical facilities need of the hour. The President stated this while talking to Vice Chancellor Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University Prof.

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  6. PM pledges to improve education quality, gender equality : July 07, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Times

    OSLO: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said the government was determined to improve the quality of education, enhance gender equality and provide increased learning opportunities for Pakistani students. The PM, who arrived in the Norwegian capital on Monday, said this during his meeting with former British prime minister Gordon Brown, immediately after his arrival.

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  7. Edible oil import bill reaches $1.377bn in last nine months : July 07, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Times

    ISLAMABAD: The edible oil import bill during first three quarters of last fiscal year has reached $1.377 billion with 1.789 million tonnes quantity, registering 4.07 percent increase. Official figures of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics on Monday revealed that total availability of edible oil from all sources is provisionally estimated at 2.335 million tonnes during 2014-15 .

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  8. Drug addicts reach 7m mark with 700 deaths a day : July 07, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Times

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control was informed on Monday that around seven million people are drug addicts in the country and 700 deaths are being reported on daily basis. The committee, which met under the chairmanship of Senator Rehman Malik, was briefed by the Anti Narcotics Force DG on the working of the organisation and welfare steps taken by the Narcotics Control Division for its employees.

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  9. DJ Butt claims PTI owes him Rs 80m : July 07, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Times

    LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: DJ Butt, the sound engineer who blared party songs at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's months-long sit-in in Islamabad last year, has claimed that PTI owes him an amount of Rs 80 million and that has threatened to take the party to court in case of non-payment. Butt said according to his agreement with the party, the cost of his services stood at Rs 140 million, out of which only Rs 60 million had been paid so far.

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  10. ANF seizes Rs 443 million drugs in countrywide operations : July 07, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Times

    ISLAMABAD: The Anti Narcotics Force in nine operations across country thwarted several attempts to smuggle drugs and seized 6.5kg of heroin, 160kg of charas and 2kg of methamphetamine . According to reports, ANF Rawalpindi arrested two drug traffickers namely Touqeer Ahmed and Asif Iqbal, both resident of Rawalpindi, and recovered 2kg of heroin from their possession.

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  11. Senate rebuffs SC pressure over LG elections in capital : July 07, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Times

    The ruling by the Senate chairman came at a time when the Elections Commission of Pakistan was all set to hold local bodies' elections in the capital under pressure from the apex court, which had issued directives to hold the election as soon as possible. He said that the orders of the apex court for holding local bodies' elections when the law is yet to be passed by the parliament will tantamount to obstructing, restricting, infringing and impinging upon the sovereignty of parliament to legislate without hindrance.

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  12. SC seeks reply over approval of LB election bill : July 07, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Times

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday asked Attorney General Salman Butt to submit the federation's reply about the legislation in local bodies polls in the federal capital. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, and comprising of Justice Azmat Saeed and Justice Maqbool Baqar heard the case regarding local bodies polls in Islamabad.

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  13. PPP leaders express concern over CDA move to shift NARCRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Times

    Talking to the delegation of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council , led by PARC Public Relations and Protocol Director Sardar Ghulam Mustafa, the Pakistan People's Party leaders said that they will not tolerate transformation of the NARC land into a housing society as suggested by the Capital Development Authority in its recent summary sent to the prime minister. The issue will be raised in both the houses of the parliament with an aim to save this highly important national asset.

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  14. Nisar directs NADRA to maintain central databank of ECL : July 07, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Times

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday directed the National Database and Registration Authority to assist in maintaining a central databank of the Exit Control List so as to streamline the system and to facilitate the law enforcing agencies and concerned individuals. Simultaneously NADRA would extend its services and expertise towards devising an online mechanism for the registration of international non-governmental organisations , processing of their cases and regularising their activities in the country.

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  15. ISLAMABAD: Neglecting historyRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Asia News Network

    The treatment of cultural and historical artefacts by the authorities in Pakistan leaves a lot to be desired. Either the state has been neglectful in preserving historical treasures, or it has looked the other way as artefacts have been smuggled out or sold for profit.

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  16. ISLAMABAD: Greece on the brinkRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Asia News Network

    Rarely, in recent times, has the voice of a people echoed so loudly around the world. The decisive 'No' vote served up by the Greek electorate in their historic referendum was unexpected and has created perhaps the biggest crisis the European Union has ever faced.

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  17. Key witness in Benazir Bhutto's killing turns hostileRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | India.com

    Islamabad, July 7: A key witness in Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's murder case has retracted from his earlier statement during cross examination before the Anti-Terrorism Court, media reported on Tuesday. Prosecution witness, retired SSP Imtiaz, a key security official of Bhutto, on Monday withdrew his earlier statement before Judge Rai Mohammad Ayub Marth who is hearing the case.Imtiaz told the ATC that a foolproof security cover was provided to Bhutto outside Liaqat Bagh where she was assassinated in a gun-and-bomb attack on December 27, 2007, Dawn reported.He added all police officers were present on the scene to provide security to Bhutto.

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  18. ISLAMABAD: Detained Pakistani model breaks her silenceRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Asia News Network

    Detained supermodel Ayyan Ali, on Monday, alleged that she is facing discriminatory treatment during her trial in the currency smuggling case she is facing. She claimed that while others facing similar charges are released on bail she has been behind bars for months.

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  19. Pakistan squash players denied Australian visasRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Nation

    Huge controversy erupted Monday as Australian High Commissioner in Islamabad denied visas to Pakistani top squash players, as Australian HC claimed that a few squash players went missing in Australia in the past who were granted Australian visas. When this scribe contacted Pakistan Squash Federation honorary secretary Group Captain Amir Nawaz in this regard, Amir replied: "We have received Australian HC letter in which they had given different reasons for not issuing visas to our top players including Nasir Iqbal, Farhan Zaman, Tayyab Aslam and Danish Atlas.

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  20. Monsoon spell beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Nation

    Parts of the country including Lahore received rainfall of varying intensities on Monday with experts predicting the wet spell to continue during the next couple of days. Cloudiness, high velocity winds and rains caused considerable decrease in the mercury level, providing much needed respite to the people from the prevailing muggy weather.

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