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ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said on Wednesday that the noteworthy achievements in Operation Zarb-e-Azb have created a space for a decisive surge against terrorists in the urban areas and the environment is ripe ...
 
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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that the Pakistan Army’s job was to fight against terrorists, and by establishing military courts the army was burdened further. The establishment of military courts was a failure of the government ...
 
 
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KARACHI: A number of degrees, bogus certificates, stamp boxes, monograms and other material suspected of being used for manufacturing fake degrees were on Thursday recovered from the Axact offices.
However, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) ...
 
 
Mariana Baabar
ISLAMABAD: Rejecting a Sunday Times report about a nuclear deal between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia as entirely ‘baseless’ and ‘mischievous’, the Foreign Office on Thursday said Pakistan’s nuclear assets were purely meant for self-defence and not ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Police claimed to have killed four terrorists involved in the Wagah bomb attack in a shootout in Baldia Town in the wee hours of Friday, Geo News reported.One policeman was also wounded in the encounter that occurred between personnel of ...
 
 

MIRANSHAH: The security forces have killed at least 16 terrorists, including foreign militants, and destroyed their hideouts in North Waziristan.According to sources, security personnel carried out action in the Dattakhel area of the tribal agency ...
 
 

KARACHI: DG Rangers Sindh Major General Bilal Akbar on Thursday expressed his determination to control terrorism in Karachi, saying a foreign hand is involved in subversive activities like the Safoora carnage in Karachi.
Meanwhile, five ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for IT Anusha Rehman and members of the IT Ministry had a very fruitful meeting with a team from Korean Eximbank for starting feasibility study for a new state-of-the-art IT Park in Islamabad this year, said a press ...
 
 
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KARACHI: The Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) has directed the management of Axact (Private) Limited to provide the financial accounts of its Dubai office in order to verify that the Karachi office is not a franchise, an official of the provincial revenue ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Finance took a strong exception to the Axact scandal of issuing fake degrees as it summoned relevant details from Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP).
Senate ...
 
 

DUBAI: In a major twist to a fake degree scam reported by the New York Times, the offices of Axact Private Limited in Dubai have remained closed for more than two years, Khaleej Times reported.
Khaleej Times visited three locations listed as ...
 
 
Khalid Iqbal
RAWALPINDI. Former President Asif Ali Zardari accompanied by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) lawyers appeared in Accountability Court of Judge Khalid Ranjha in assets case here on Thursday.
The former president who was flanked by guards appeared ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Axact’s former quality insurance editor and New York Times (NYT) story’s central character Yasir Jamshed said that he had to flee to United Arab Emirates (UAE) as he was getting life threats for exposing fake degrees business.
He ...
 
 
Mohammad Nasir
KARACHI: Mad Max Fury Road is a 2015 action film directed, produced and co-written by George Miller, and the fourth film of Miller’s Mad Max franchise.
Geo Films will bring the best movie of the year so far in Pakistan on Friday (today). The ...
 
 

RAWALPINDI: Six officials from the Rawalpindi office of IT Company Axact arrived at the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) office for questioning on Thursday.
Those appearing before the FIA included Axact Regional Head Colonel (R) Jamil Ahmed, ...
 
 
Shahid Aslam
LAHORE: The server and sender of a mail regarding Pakistan-Zimbabwe cricket received on Tuesday has been traced by the FIA’s Cyber Crimes Wing, it is learnt.
A senior official in Punjab Home Department confided to The News that on Wednesday an ...
 
 
our crime correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday took strong notice of the fake degree scandal perpetrated by an IT company, Axact, sought report on the scam and summoned meeting of FIA officials in Interior Ministry on Friday ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar called upon the top business tycoons to help the government promote tax culture in the country by encouraging individuals to come forward and pay their due tax.
The finance minister on Thursday met ...
 
 
Shakeel Anjum
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ch Nisar Ali Khan has decided to devise a systematic mechanism for vulnerable targets, including the Shia, Bohri, Ismaili, Christian and Hazara communities, in the four provinces through a security audit approach ...
 
 
News Desk
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday postponed for two weeks the hearing of an application filed by private TV channel ARY owner Salman Iqbal against the court orders to appear in person and his arrest warrants, saying the matter ...
 
 
Tahir Khalil and Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: Former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf will head a new political alliance of three factions of the Pakistan Muslim League.
The understanding and agreement to make a new alliance of the three factions of the Muslim ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will propose to the federal cabinet to empower the government, as in India, to purchase property from anyone after enhancing declared value by 25 percent in order to overcome rampant tax evasion in the ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Thursday approved the proposals to enhance Rs2 per kilo subsidy on sugar and to import 150,000 tons of urea.
Through a proposal, the Ministry of Industries and Production ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: The National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) while removing the confusion over magnetic ink on Thursday testified before the General Election 2013 Inquiry Commission (GEIC) that the magnetic ink had nothing to do with the voters’ ...
 
 
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MULTAN: The PML-N candidate has won the PP-196 by-poll with a big margin by defeating the PTI and the PPP candidates. PML-N candidate Rana Mehmoodul Hassan has secured 28,324 votes, the PTI candidate Rana Abdul Jabbar got 18,112 votes and the PPP’s ...
 
 
M. Waqar Bhatti
KARACHI: Four men, including a local leader of the Ahle-Sunnat Wal-Jamat, his son and younger brother, were killed by armed men in the Malir City and Liaquatabad areas of the city on Thursday night while two suspected militants were killed in an ...
 
 
Ahmad Noorani
ISLAMABAD: A crucially important feature of the Thursday’s hearing of General Election (2013) Inquiry Commission was extraordinary movement of leaders of a PTI rival party in the Courtroom No-1 who continuously provided tips, info by whispering in ...
 
 
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HANGU: The officials of Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Thursday arrested two militants involved in terror attacks on mosques in the district, official sources said. They said that CTD officials conducted raids on the suburb of Hangu city and ...
 
 

Two unidentified suspected militants were killed in an encounter with police in Sultanabad area of Manghopir while two police constables were also injured in the incident.SHO Manghopir Ghulam Hussain Korai said police on a tip off raided a hideout ...