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December 25

Political leaders extend Christmas greetings to Christian community

KARACHI: Facilitating the Christian community on their celebratory occasion, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in their separate messages lauded the sincere efforts of Christians for the socio-economic development of Pakistan. The president said this is a day to reiterate universal teachings of patience, tolerance, kindness and goodwill for the whole mankind. He said the country’s Constitution guarantees equal rights for all minority communities and the government was fulfilling its…

Foreign office says Jadhav’s mother, wife file visa applications ahead of Dec 25 visit

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities have begun implementing its offer of a meeting between convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and his family after receiving the visa applications of Jadhav’s mother and wife at Pakistan’s High Commission in New Delhi. Pakistan’s foreign office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on late Saturday confirmed that the visa applications of Indian spy’s mother and wife were received for their scheduled visit on humanitarian grounds. “Visa applications of mother and wife of Commander Jadhav…

CM Sindh plans to launch Karachi Circular Railway on Quaid-e-Azam’s birthday

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Friday directed the Transport department to take all out efforts to float the international tender for the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project so that it could be started on December 25, the birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The chief minister while presiding over a meeting on KCR, which was also attend by top officers of Chinese firms, said that the project is most important and has been included into China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects due to…

MQM Pakistan’s December rally will be eye-opener for opposition: Sattar

KARACHI: Head of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan Dr Farooq Sattar said that the most outspoken critics of his party in the country would witness a real power show next month which would be too good to be true for them. Speaking to a workers convention of the breakaway faction of MQM in Karachi on Sunday, he said that his party would organise a grand rally on December 25 in the city, which would be enough to send out a strong message for his political competitors. Dr Sattar said, so far, his party just…