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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

 

SC says single-member commission to probe Panama leaks

A five-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) hearing the Panamagate petitions on Thursday decided that a single-member commission will be formed to probe revelations made in the Panama Papers after reviewing all replies. The Panamagate commission will be headed by an apex court judge and will hold powers equivalent to the apex court. The SC in its court order said it is competent to hear the petitions as they fall under public importance and fundamental rights. On Tuesday, the National Accountability Bureau told the five-judge SC bench that itRead More


Eight Indian ‘undercover agents’ handled TTP factions: FO

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The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday said eight Indian diplomats in Pakistan ─ allegedly members of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Indian Intelligence Bureau (IB) ─ are suspected of involvement in terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan. FO Spokesman Nafees Zakaria during a weekly press briefing in Islamabad said, “As you are aware, a number of Indian diplomats and staff belonging to Indian intelligence agencies RAW and IB have been found involved in coordinating terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan under the garb of diplomatic assignments.” The FO,Read More


New guidelines for Canadian visa 

  Starting November 10, all Canadian citizens, as well as all Canadian citizens with a second passport from a visa-exempt country, will need a valid Canadian passport to board their flight to Canada. This means Canadian citizens with a second passport who currently fly to Canada on their non-Canadian passport, including those with a second citizenship from a visa-exempt country (other than U.S. passport holders), will need to show proof that they are Canadian citizens to board any flight to Canada. Canadian citizens are strongly encouraged to renew or obtainRead More


18 killed as trains collide near Karachi’s Landhi Railway Station

At least 18 people were killed and more than 40 injured when two passenger trains collided Thursday morning near Karachi’s Landi Railway Station, hospital officials said. Witnesses described watching in horror as Zakaria Express from Multan rammed into Fareed Express from Lahore, which was parked there, with the roar of the crash swiftly followed by the screams of people trapped inside. Railway officials gave green signal to the train coming from behind by mistake, and it went on to hit the train at rest, said Adviser to Sindh Chief MinisterRead More