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NAB board approves reference against Agha Siraj

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ISLAMABAD: Executive Board of the National Accountability Bureau’s has approved reference against Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani.

Chairman NAB Justice (R) Javed Iqbal chaired the session during which, it was informed that Durrani inflicted over Rs1 billion loss to the national exchequer.

The board also directed to file reference against Senator Rubina Khalid while inquiry against Akram Khan Durrani was also ordered as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, the participants decided to close inquiry against former federal minister Hafiz Abdul Kareem.

 

 

 

 

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Quetta, militants carry out fatal blast at Rehmania Mosque

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QUETTA: Rehmania Mosque here in the Pashtoonabad area has been bombed by militants today during Juma prayers. As a result, the Imam and one namazi died while fifteen others got injured.

The wounded, four critically, are presently being treated at Civil Hospital, while LEAs, who have cordoned off the area, are investigating to figure out the nature of the blast.

Sources privy to NPTV have informed that the blast was caused by detonating 2.5kgs of explosives hidden in the Mehrab of the mosque. No militant outfit has claimed the responsibility yet. 

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Opioid Crisis: JPMorgan cuts ties with Purdue Pharma

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NEW YORK: JPMorgan Chase cut ties with American pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma over its alleged involvement in the US opioid addiction epidemic, a source close to the matter said Thursday.
JPMorgan informed the drug manufacturer it would need to find a new bank to carry out JPMorgan’s current responsibilities, which include cash flow management and invoices.
The decision was made in order to prevent any damage to JPMorgan’s reputation over to its involvement with Purdue, the source added.
Purdue became a dominant force in the pharmaceutical industry largely due to the blockbuster painkiller OxyContin.
There are hundreds of lawsuits in various states against both Purdue and its owner the Sackler family, who are accused of pushing for the prescription of OxyContin despite knowing how addictive it is.

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One killed as groups clash in Rawalpindi

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RAWALPINDI: A person was killed and two others injured in the exchange of firing between two groups in the jurisdiction of Police Station (PS) Waris Khan here Thursday.

According to police, the two groups clashed in the area of Chttian Hattain. Members of Arshad alias Fouji group opened indiscriminate firing killing Zaheer alias Kalu and injuring Faisal and Waheed.

The injured were shifted to Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH). A police official confirmed that Arshad alias Fauji was also wanted by the police.

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