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  • PML-N counsel fails to answer court queries in case against Imran, Tareen:
    ISLAMABAD: Expressing the inability to respond to queries pertaining to tax returns’ laws, the counsel for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) leader Hanif Abbasi on Thursday pleaded before the top court to grant him time for “preparation”. (
  • Pakistan and Italy review strategic engagement plan:
    ISLAMABAD: The First Ministerial review of the Pakistan-Italy Strategic Engagement Plan (SEP) was held in Rome on Thursday. The Pakistan side was led by Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and the Italian side was headed by Angelino Alfano, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (
  • Senate body approves Companies Bill 2017:
    ISLAMABAD – A parliamentary committee on Thursday approved the Companies Bill, 2017, which would facilitate the country’s corporate sector by providing simplified procedures for ease of starting and doing business and protection of investors (

Law & Order:

  • Executed: 3 ‘hardcore’ terrorists hanged:
    ISLAMABAD: Another three ‘hardcore terrorists’ sentenced by military courts were executed on Thursday, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) (
  • Boy killed as lynch mob attacks police:
    QUETTA – A 13-year boy was killed and five others were wounded Thursday when a mob attacked a police station in an attempt to lynch a Hindu man charged with blasphemy in Balochistan’s city of Hub, officials said (
  • Mashal murder case: Police for placing PTI councillor’s name on ECL:
    MARDAN – Police on Thursday requested Federal Investigation Agency to put names of two accused still at large in Mashal murder case on the Exit Control List. (


  • Mobile phone consumers pay 37% tax:
    ISLAMABAD: The telecom consumers in Pakistan were paying 37 percent tax over using mobile or internet facility, which was highest and there was no sign of reduction in such heavy tax system (
  • Japan to provide 2.665b yen loan:
    ISLAMABAD – The Japanese government has agreed to provide a concessional loan of 2.665 billion yen (approximately $24 million) to the government of Pakistan for Islamabad and Burhan Transmission Line Reinforcement Project. (
  • Opinion/Editorial:
  • Exclusive on Dawn’s ‘exclusive’:
    There are three players in the so-called ‘Dawn Leaks’ tale. But the ensuing debate raging since the publication of the story in question has turned the tale virtually into a civil-military tussle with the latter taking it for granted, one presumes, that Dawn had willingly obliged the former by accommodating the leaked ‘plant’ on its front page. (
  • Who does Donald Trump represent?:
    Once considered a ‘wild-card’ for the American ‘Deep-State’ or ‘Military-Industrial-Complex’ (MIC), Donald Trump is now dubbed as a puppet in its hands. The neo-cons hawkish and warmonger’s fear that Trump might become ‘America First’ isolationist, undermining the role and power of military establishment and damaging the profit of military contractors have evaporated in the thin air after he retracted from his promise to depart from the ‘interventionist-policy’ of the previous presidents, especially Barack Obama (
  • Sports:
  • Juventus close on final as Higuain hurts Monaco:
    MONACO: Gonzalo Higuain scored both goals as an imperious Juventus beat Monaco 2-0 in their Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday to take a huge step towards next month’s final in Cardiff. Both of Higuain’s goals came from Dani Alves assists, with the Argentine hitman rounding off a breathtaking team move to open the scoring just before the half-hour mark and converting the second from close range after the break. (
  • Ko, Ariya among top seeds for LPGA Match Play event:
    MEXICO CITY – World number one Lydia Ko and Thailand’s third-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn are among the top seeds for the LPGA Lorena Ochoa Match Play event that tees off here Thursday (
  • Gatlin and De Grasse ready for early season Doha clash:
    DOHA – They finished second and third in last year’s Olympics 100m final and on Friday Justin Gatlin and Andre De Grasse renew their rivalry in the Diamond League season-opener in Qatar (
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