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Shahbaz files Rs26bln defamation suit against Imran

Shahbaz files Rs26bln defamation suit against Imran

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Friday filed a Rs26 billion defamation lawsuit against PTI Chairman Imran Khan. The defamation lawsuit notices were sent to Khan’s residence in Lahore’s Zaman Park and Islamabad’s Banigala and submitted with the PTI secretariat as well. PTI chairman Imran Khan had alleged earlier this week that Javed Sadiq, a Canadian businessman of Pakistani origin and executive director of China State Construction Engineering Corporation, had been acting as front-man for Shahbaz Sharif and had made billions of rupees in commissions. “He has eaten Rs15 billion, andRead More


Is this a kingdom or democracy? asks Imran Khan

Is this a kingdom or democracy? asks Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan on Friday vowed to not rest until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is held accountable for what the PTI chief called his [PM’s] “corruption” even as Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed dared the government to try and arrest him. “Is this a kingdom or a democracy?” the PTI supremo asked outside his Bani Gala residence. “What crime have we committed? Why did they stop me from going to Rawalpindi?” “When IHC directed [authorities] not to block Islamabad then why was Bani Gala sealed?” Explaining his decisionRead More


ISPR rejects India’s claims of killing Pakistani soldiers

ISPR rejects India's claims of killing Pakistani soldiers

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Friday rejected Indian claims in connection with the alleged killings of Pakistani soldiers along the Working Boundary. “Indian claims of killing Pakistani soldiers at the Working Boundary is absolutely baseless and untrue,” the ISPR said in a statement. “India’s claim is part of their propaganda campaign aimed to hide their losses at the Working Boundary and also divert world attention from the Kashmir issue.” Earlier on Friday, Indian media quoted India’s Border Security Force (BSF) as claiming that 15 Pakistani soldiers belonging to Pakistan Rangers wereRead More


‘Arrest me if you can’: Sheikh Rasheed makes appearance at Committee Chowk

'Arrest me if you can': Sheikh Rasheed makes appearance at Committee Chowk

As the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Awami Muslim League (AML) vowed to go ahead with their planned protests against the government, police and opposition activists came face to face at Rawalpindi’s Committee Chowk near the Lal Haveli residence of Sheikh Rasheed. Sheikh Rasheed arrived at Committee Chowk on a motorcycle to join the protesters. “If you have it in you, come and arrest me,” he said while speaking to reporters. He claimed that 450 protesters have been arrested by “white clothed” people. TV footage showed baton-carrying police pushing back PTI activists. SoonRead More


Nawaz launches Rs3.9 billion gas project in Kohat

Nawaz launches Rs3.9 billion gas project in Kohat

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday performed the groundbreaking ceremony of a gas project worth nearly Rs3.9 billion in Kohat city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where his rival Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is in government. “This is not a small project — has anyone done this for Kohat before? Who has spoken about gas for kohat before – the project is being launched today,” the premier said. “4 billion rupees is nothing, Nawaz Sharif will even give his life for you,” the prime minister said. In his address, the prime minister also promisedRead More


Forces kill LeJ militants linked to Quetta police attack

Forces kill LeJ militants linked to Quetta police attack

Security forces raided a compound in Quetta and killed four Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) militants linked to an attack on a police academy earlier in the week, officials said Friday. The raid in Quetta, the capital of strife-riven Balochistan province, was carried out late Thursday following an intelligence tip-off about the presence of fighters from the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) militant group. “A team of anti-terrorist force (ATF) raided the compound and killed four LeJ militants after an exchange of gunfire,” a senior local police official Abdullah Afridi told media. Speaking off the record, aRead More