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6.6 magnitude tremors at 236km depth jolted Northern Pakistan:  American Geological Survey

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ISLAMABAD: American Geological Survey has informed that on Sunday at 3.30PM northern areas of   Pakistan was jolted for eight to ten seconds by 6.6 magnitude tremors that originated at the depth of 236km with Hindu Kush Region as its epicenter.

People based in Abbotabad, Faisalabad, Mansehra, Peshawar and Lahore while talking to NewsPakistan.TV informed panicked people rushed out to open spaces reciting holy verses.

Two people have expired so far in Swat and Gilgit due to collapse of  the ceiling. One car driver lost his life while co-traveler   got injured when a boulder from nearby mountain fell on their vehicle. Sources in Peshawar have reported that  at least eight people got injured in tremors related  

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Tremors were also felt in Afghanistan and India 

 

Crime

Accountability Court indicts Sharif in Flagship Investments case, pleads not-guilty

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ISLAMABAD: An Accountability Court has framed charges here today against ousted prime minister Sharif in absentia in a NAB reference related to Flagship Investments and other offshore companies.

While Sharif’s representative pleaded non-guilty, sons have been declared absconders as they failed to appear before the court.

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Three corruption references: Nawaz Sharif appears before NAB court today! To address presser at 3pm.

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Ishaq Dar’s futile financial policies buried every Pakistani under a debt of Rs120, 381

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ISLAMABAD: The clamor for the resignation of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar from the post is getting louder as facts & figures reveal that he badly failed to deliver.

According to the latest statistics Dar’s futile financial policies have buried each and every Pakistani underneath a debt of Rs. 120,381!

Senator Nasreen Jalil of the MQM (P), while commenting on the dismal situation, held: “If the Committee does not pass a resolution for the minister’s resignation, Dar will be responsible for the further deterioration of the economic indicators”.

Not only opposition senators, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has also maintained that the minister should call it a day.

It is pertinent to mention here that back in 2013 Pakistanis used to owe a debt of Rs. 91,000 each. The debt increase of 32% reflects the pathetic performance of PML-N Government. 

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Appointment of PIA CEO challenged in IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Musharraf Rasool Cyan faces opposition soon after taking charge.

As many as 26 senators have challenged the appointment of Cyan in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and termed the appointment a violation of Rules of 2013 and the Public Sector Companies (appointment of chief executive) Guidelines of 2015.

The lawmakers insisted that the said appointment is even against the basic criteria set out through the advertisement inviting applications from prospective candidates.

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