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Peace talks: Sub-committee to be formed to look into ‘complaints’, says Samiul Haq

ISLAMABAD: Maulana Samiul Haq said that Wednesday’s joint meeting had decided to formulate a sub-committee that will discuss complaints from both sides, Express News reported. Speaking after a marathon session, Haq said that today, they were assured that there was no difference between the government and the army. Haq said that they were also satisfied with there…

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Travel restriction: SHC grants attorney general more time to respond to Musharraf’s plea

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of former president Pervez Musharraf’s plea seeking removal of his name from the Exit Control List (ECL) till May 7 after the attorney general of Pakistan sought more time to respond, Express News reported. Musharraf, who is currently in Karachi for medical treatment, had moved…

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Afghan election commission delays announcement of complete result for two days

ISLAMABAD: Afghan election authorities have delayed the announcement of the preliminary results of the April 5 presidential elections by two days due to the recounting of votes. Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) had previously set April 24 as the date for the announcement of the unofficial results. Noor Mohammad Noor, the IEC spokesperson, has said that…

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Punjab approves 19 uplift schemes

LAHORE: Construction of a high security prison in southern Punjab was among the 19 development schemes approved by the provincial government on Tuesday with an estimated cost of Rs25.708 billion. Presided over by Punjab Planning and Development Board Chairman Irfan Elahi, the 40th meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party of 2013-14 fiscal year approved:…