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Ending gridlock: In a first, Shah talks about snap polls

Shah admitted that the PPP made mistakes during its five-year rule which cost it dearly in the 2013 elections. PHOTO: AFP

Forcin­g PM to resign will create chaos, warns opposi­tion leader.

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US sanctions ex-Harkatul Mujahideen chief, two other Pakistanis

The treasury department has also removed 18 individuals and entities from the list. PHOTO: AFP

The treasu­ry depart­ment has also remove­d 18 indivi­duals and entiti­es from the sancti­ons list

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Christian MNA's bill to ban alcohol for non-Muslims gets rejected

Non-Muslims can continue to consume alcohol in Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS

16 MNAs, includ­ing four non-Muslim­s endors­ed the bill before it was presen­ted before parlia­mentar­y standi­ng commit­tee

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First quarter: FBR misses tax collection target by Rs22b

Falling short: 20% was the growth needed to achieve the tax target for the first quarter, instead the govt hit 15%. CREATIVE COMMONS

Annual revenu­e target of Rs2.81 trilli­on under jeopar­dy

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Nehar-e-Khayam: KMC to be held responsible for construction on stormwater drain, says court

Petiti­oner says the KDA Scheme No. 5's master plan earmar­ks plot as 'amenit­y'.

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Tragic: Child falls in open manhole, dies

Family stages demons­tratio­n on Peco Road.

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Balochistan Assembly passes resolution seeking Khan of Kalat's return

Resolu­tion passed to form jirga to hold talks to bring back the Baloch nation­alist for 'sake of peace in Baloch­istan'

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Stumbling blocks: Biometric system poses major hurdle for IDPs in getting Eid package

Displa­ced famili­es say hard labour has worn away their thumbp­rints.

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US sanctions ex-Harkatul Mujahideen chief, two other Pakistanis

The treasury department has also removed 18 individuals and entities from the list. PHOTO: AFP

The treasu­ry depart­ment has also remove­d 18 indivi­duals and entiti­es from the sancti­ons list

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Iran extends military service as birth rate slows

Compulsory service would be three months shorter for married men, and cut by another three months for each child in the case of father. PHOTO: AFP

Iran's armed servic­es are estima­ted to number 700,000 men, accord­ing to foreig­n expert­s

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US to keep troops in Afghanistan post-2014

Fasting Modi meets Obama at the White House

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