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Pak Finance Minister gets clean chit in 15 year old corruption case

Updated: Jul 16, 2016 17:41 IST      
Pak Finance Minister gets clean chit in 15 year old corruption case

Islamabad/Lahore, July 16 (ANI): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has given a clean chit to Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in over Rs130 billion corruption case after 15-year investigation.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) spokesman, the decision was taken at the NAB's Executive Board Meeting (EBM) chaired by bureau's chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry yesterday.

"The EBM decided to close investigation against Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Federal Minister for Finance and ex-Minister for Commerce, which was pending for closure since 2001, due to lack of incriminating evidence," Dawn quoted an National Accountability Bureau official as saying.

Meanwhile, Dar said he was happy that he had won justice though after 15 long years.

He added he would think of taking legal action against those responsible for the reference after completing his tenure as the finance minister. (ANI)

Pentagon confirms North Korea missile launch

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 23:27 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], July 28 (ANI): The Pentagon has confirmed the launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea on Friday.

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N. Korea conducts another missile launch: Reports

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 21:43 IST     

Seoul [South Korea], July 28 (ANI): North Korea on Friday fired an unidentified missile according to few South Korean media reports.

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Under Shahbaz, democracy will weaken in Pakistan: Experts

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 21:26 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): Democracy in Pakistan will weaken under new Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, said experts on Friday.

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Germany: Knife attack in Hamburg supermarket kills one

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 20:35 IST     

Hamburg [Germany], July 28 (ANI): One person was killed and several other injured after an attacker stabbed people in a supermarket in Hamburg on Friday, the city police said.

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Pak social media buffs mum over authorities' autocracy

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 20:18 IST     

New York [U.S.A], July 28 (ANI): Pakistani social media buffs, who are often known for storming out on Facebook and Twitter over critical issues, have become quiet on authorities' autocracy fearing arrest.

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Jerusalem [Israel], July 28 (ANI): A knife wielding Palestinian man was shot dead on Friday after he tried to attack soldiers at the Gush Etzion Junction in the West Bank, the Israel Army said.

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Nawaz Sharif's younger brother Shehbaz announced next Pak PM

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 19:07 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) has announced Punjab Chief Minister and Nawaz Sharif's younger brother Shehbaz Sharif as the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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Verdict that changed fate of Respondent No. 1- Nawaz Sharif

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 19:07 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan] July 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday passed its verdict in Panamagate case that changed the fate of country's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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Nepal celebrates Naag Panchami, Raksha Bandhan today

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 18:18 IST     

Kathmandu [Nepal, July 28 (ANI): Nepal on Friday marked the celebrations of "Naag Panchami", the day to worship the serpent deity, as well as Raksha Bandhan.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been disqualified by the Supreme Court after it found that the former failed to disclose his 'unwithdrawn' salary as chairman of a United Arab Emirates (UAE) based firm at the time of filing his nomination.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): In the wake of the Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifying Nawaz Sharif from the post of the Prime Minister, Maryam Sharif said that her father would return with greater force and support.

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New Delhi [India] July 28 (ANI): Defence expert Qamar Agha on Friday said that 'disqualified' Pakistan Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif has paid the price of being democratic in a military-dominated country.

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Spain: 40 injured in train accident in Barcelona

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 15:48 IST     

Barcelona [Spain], July 28 (ANI): At least 40 people were injured in a train accident at a station in Barcelona, Spain, emergency services said Friday.

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New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): United States (U.S.) Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will travel to India and Pakistan later this month to meet with government officials and business executives for discussing U.S. relations with the South Asia.

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Islamabad [Pakistan] July 28 (ANI): Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif is a frontrunner for the post of interim prime minister of the country in place of Nawaz Sharif.

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China: NSA Ajit Doval meets President Jinping in Beijing

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 15:02 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): National Security Adviser Ajit Doval met Chinese President Xi Jingping, along with other Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) representatives in Beijing on Friday.

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Nawaz's days not over: PML-N after Pak SC disqualifies PM

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 14:29 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): In the wake of Pakistani Supreme Court's decision to disqualify Nawaz Sharif as the country's Prime Minister on Friday, ruling party Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) members expressed disappointment but also asserted that Sharif's days are not over.

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Panamagate Case: Sharif steps down as Pak PM after SC verdict

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 14:28 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stepped down from his post on Friday, hours after the country's Supreme Court delivered a guilty verdict against him and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in connection with the Panama Papers Leaks case.

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Security forces in Jerusalem temples removed

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 14:19 IST     

Jerusalem [Israel], July 28 (ANI): Israel has decided to remove metal detectors from entrances to the compound that houses al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

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PML-N says days not over for Nawaz Sharif

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 14:18 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): Pakistan's ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday put up a brave front by emphatically stating that disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political career was far from over and predicted that he would bounce back from the adverse verdict delivered by the Supreme Court with regard to the Panama Papers Leaks case.

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