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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018


Murad Ali Shah Criticizes Shahbaz Sharif For Making Tall Claims Of Solving Karachi Issues

JUN 26, 2018: The former chief minister Sindh and senior PPP leader, Murad Ali Shah, on Tuesday criticized the former chief minister Punjab and PML-N President, Shahbaz Sharif, for campaigning in Karachi with “tall claims” about what he [Sharif] can do for the metropolis — the country’s largest city with more than 20 million population and in need of urgent attention to alleviate water shortages, provision for safe drinking water, adequate power supply, waste management and mass transit. Earlier in the day, Shahbaz had spoken at a campaign rally inRead More

NAB to Bring Back Nawaz’s Sons, Former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Through Interpol

JUN 26, 2018: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) decided on Tuesday to bring back deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s sons Hassan and Hussain Nawaz and former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar through Interpol over pending corruption cases against them. Nawaz’s sons, who have been accused by the NAB in corruption reference following the Supreme Court’s verdict in Panama Papers case, have been declared absconders by an accountability court. Hussain and Hassan have also been accused in the Avenfield properties reference case, which is in progress and expected to conclude at theRead More

Migrant Arrivals Drop 51 Pct; Italian PM Says Migration Threat to EU Border-Free Travel Zone

* Migration threat to EU’s 26-country border-free travel zone, says Italian prime minister. * Arrival figures for refugees and migrants currently 51% down on last year and 81% down on 2016. JUN 26, 2018: The United Nations Migration Agency IOM reports that 40,944 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first six months of 2018. That total compares to 84,675 at this time last year, and over 215,997 at this time in 2016. In other words, Mediterranean arrivals at this point in 2018 are running at significantly belowRead More