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Arshad Sharif shot at from close range, murder premeditated: Faisal Vawda

ISLAMABAD: PTI leader Faisal Vawda on Wednesday claimed that as against the version of the Kenyan police, journalist Arshad Sharif was shot at from a close range, therefore, his murder was “premeditated.” Holding a press conference at the National Press Club in the federal capital, Vawda, who claimed that he was a close friend of the slain journalist, said that irrespective of how a probe into his murder is launched, evidence related to his killing — including his mobile phone, laptop, and documents — will “never be found as they have beenRead More

Morocco arrests 5 Daesh/ISIS suspects for planning attacks

Moroccan security forces on Wednesday arrested five Daesh/ISIS suspects for planning attacks in the country. In a statement, the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) said the suspects, aged between 20 and 45, had planned to carry out acts of terrorism, using explosive materials to target security institutions and personnel. The arrests took place in different locations across the country, including in Kenitra, Sidi Yahya Zaer, Inzegane, Chichaoua, and Casablanca, the statement said. The BCIJ said the suspects had vowed allegiance to the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group and were training toRead More

Malik Ahmad warns of martial law if country’s situation worsens

LAHORE, OCT 26 – Prime Minister s Assistant Malik Ahmad Khan on Wednesday warned if the situation in the country deteriorates, then martial law will be imposed, saying that the martial law is not the solution to any problem. Talking exclusively on program “Nuqta e Nazar”, Malik Ahmad Khan said that the situation is very unusual as around 100 PTI lawmakers have resigned. Saying that he believes in talks with the political parties, Malik Ahmad claimed that the objective of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is not to hold elections, but something else.Read More

Gold rises on political uncertainty in Pakistan

KARACHI: Gold continued to glitter in Pakistan on Wednesday on political worries, but was trading in a tight range in the absence of any fresh clues ahead of the PTI’s long march and as the market looked to economic cues for more direction. The price of the precious metal rose by Rs1,800 per tola and Rs1,542 per 10 grams to settle at Rs150,200 and Rs128,772, data released by the All Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA) showed. Gold is often seen as an alternative investment during times of political and financialRead More

FIA-led team to visit Kenya for probing Arshad Sharif murder

ISLAMABAD, OCT 26 (DNA) — The government has formed a two-member investigation team consisting of spooks from the country’s top intelligence agencies to investigate the murder of renowned journalist Arshad Sharif in Kenya. The Interior Ministry has issued a notification in this regard. The investigation team will go to Kenya to collect evidence. Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director Athar Waheed has been appointed as the head of the investigation team.  The other member of the team is Intelligence Bureau (IB) Deputy Director General Umar Shahid Hamid. According to the officialRead More

PM Shehbaz to visit China from Nov 1

ISLAMABAD, OCT 26 (DNA) — Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif will pay a two day visit to China from the 1st of next month at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. This would be Prime Minister’s first visit to China since assuming office in April 2022 and follows his meeting with President Xi Jinping in Uzbekistan on 16th September 2022. The Prime Minister will be among the first leaders to visit China following the historicRead More