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  • Senators demand action against dictators:
    ISLAMABAD – Senators on Monday blamed past military dictators and politicians for repeated abrogation and suspension of the constitution (
  • Govt urged to reconsider FTA with Iran:
    KARACHI: The President of Lasbela Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ismail Suttar, has urged the government to reconsider the Free Trade Agreement it has been trying to conclude with Iran (
  • Govt likely to lift ban on new industrial gas connections:
    LAHORE: The government is likely to lift ban on new industrial gas connections as a summary in this regard has been forwarded to the prime minister for his approval. (

Law & order:

  • Four more killed in Kashmir firefight near Line of Control:
    SRINAGAR: The Indian Army claimed on Monday to have killed four ‘infiltrators’ near the Line of Control (LoC). (
  • Death to spy spikes tensions:
    ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI – A military court on Monday sentenced a high-profile Indian spy to death, ratcheting up longstanding tensions between the nuclear-armed states. (
  • NAB appoints ‘controversial’ officer as Karachi DG:
    ISLAMABAD – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has appointed a ‘controversial’ officer as its Karachi chapter director general, The Nation has learnt (
  • Economy:
  • Exporters flay FBR for delay in RPOs:
    KARACHI: Associations of prime export-oriented sectors expressed dismay over delay/unjustified tactics of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for rolling back refund payment orders (RPOs) already issued to Sales Tax (ST) refund claims for textile, leather, surgical, sport goods and carpet sector exporters (
  • Dollar closes dull in value versus domestic unit:
    KARACHI: The dollar closed dull in value against the domestic unit in the interbank and closed firm in open market, currency dealers reported (
  • IPR survey highlights issues affecting economic growth:
    LAHORE (PR) – Pakistan’s weak economic indicators are a consequence of policymaking, which deals with symptoms and not fundamental issues, says the six-month economic review released by the Institute for Policy Reforms on Monday (


  • Unwarranted opposition to CPEC — I:
    A conference of this title was held in Brussels on March 1, hosted by Members of the European Parliament and the Balochistan House. According to the Balochistan House, the event was aimed at highlighting “the deep-seated antipathy to the project among residents of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), Sindh and Balochistan.” (
  • Why the Saudis need Raheel Sharif:
    Trouble is slowly brewing around the Saudi dynasty as the Kingdom is increasingly confronted with multiple crises that threaten its continuity. Control over the minority Shia population of the Kingdom is getting harder to maintain, whereas ISIS and Al-Qaeda are gaining foothold within the younger generation. Moreover, the unrest in Syria has allowed Iran to play a key role in the region with the help of Russia, and let’s not forget the nightmare of the Houthi rebels of Yemen that is likely to continue. If this was not enough, low oil prices are restricting the Kingdom’s resources and prosperity (
  • Between Assad and ISIS:
    On February 2, 1982 the then President Hafez al-Assad ordered the complete obliteration of the town of Hama, resulting in the carnage of over 2,000 people at the hands of Syrian forces. The ‘over 2,000 people’ are believed to have numbered anywhere up to 40,000, with the consensus being that at least 20,000 Syrians were killed when the Ba’athist regime headed by the Alawite leadership, targeted a Sunni Islamist uprising spearheaded by the Muslim Brotherhood (


  • Garcia takes major title at last with Masters win:
    AUGUSTA-Spain’s Sergio Garcia captured his first major golf title on Sunday after 73 failed attempts, making a birdie on the first playoff hole to defeat Justin Rose and win the 81st Masters (
  • Pacer Sohail dismisses rumours about his relation with coach Arthur:
    KARACHI: Pakistan right-arm pacer Sohail Khan on Monday dismissed all the rumours that head coach Mickey Arthur has ‘any personal issues’ with him. Arthur had told ABC radio before the Brisbane Test in the December series against Australia that he had doubts about Sohail’s endurance levels. “Sohail comes in and swings it right arm, but I’ve got a doubt about Sohail’s comeback ability,” Arthur had said at the time. “If he has got to bowl, his first spell’s very good, his second spell’s okay, his third spell is tough and then you just don’t get anything more. That puts a lot of pressure on our other units.” (
  • IPL’s Afghan pioneer Rashid longs for long form:
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    NEW DELHI: Rashid Khan has set the Indian Premier League alight just two matches into his maiden season, and while he is enjoying the cut and thrust of the lucrative Twenty20 competition the teenage Afghan spinner says playing Test cricket is his ultimate dream (
  • Not easy to replace Misbah, Younus, says Inzamam:
  • Not easy to replace Misbah, Younus, says Inzamam
    Karachi – Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has said that it is not easy to quickly find replacements for Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and veteran Younus Khan as both are the pillars of batting lineup, reported Roznama Dunya on Monday. (
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