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Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: While giving an ultimatum to the terrorists in an emotional tone late on Wednesday night after a marathon meeting of parliamentary party leaders, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced the constitution of special courts for two years ...
 
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Shamim Bano
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Wednesday said that it would be better to have martial law in Pakistan than to set up military courts.
Altaf did not oppose the formation of military courts but suggested Army Chief ...
 
 
Faisal Kamal Pasha
RAWALPINDI: Two different benches of the Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi registry on Wednesday vacated stay orders on the execution of seven convicts who were awarded death penalties by the Field General Court Martial, and later the military ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: The Superior Judiciary on Wednesday decided to give top priority to terrorism-related cases and conduct hearings on a daily basis as provided in the Anti-Terrorism Act.
The decision was taken at a meeting with Chief Justice of ...
 
 
our correspondent
MULTAN: Special Duty Magistrate Ghulam Mujtaba Baloch on Wednesday sent Malik Ishaq to the central jail for 14 days, rejecting the Rahimyar Khan police’s request for his physical remand.
He will again be produced in court on January 7. Earlier, ...
 
 
Khalid Mustafa
ISLAMABAD: The Nawaz Sharif government is all set to increase gas prices by 10 percent to 64 percent from January 1, 2015 and to this effect a notification is to be issued on December 31, 2014, a senior official of the Ministry of Petroleum and ...
 
 
Muhammad Ejaz Khan
QUETTA: A powerful bomb explosion injured 27 people, four of them seriously, at Prince Road, a busy shopping area of the provincial capital, on Wednesday night.

Police officials and hospital sources said 27 people sustained multiple injuries ...
 
 
Fakhar Durrani
ISLAMABAD: Former ambassador and renowned defence analyst Rustam Shah Mohmand while talking to The News said the government’s decision of establishing the military courts is not a solution to this problem but it would further add problems for ...
 
 

KHAIRPUR: Three accused, involved in murder case, were awarded life imprisonment and fine of Rs100,000 each by a local court on Wednesday.
According to details, the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Sayed Ghulam, convicted three accused, ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: Three persons were wounded when fire broke out after a cylinder blast at a private hospital on the Dilazak Road on Wednesday.
According to Rescue 1122, three persons were wounded when fire broke out at City Hospital on the Dilazak ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: Three persons were wounded when fire broke out after a cylinder blast at a private hospital on the Dilazak Road on Wednesday.
According to Rescue 1122, three persons were wounded when fire broke out at City Hospital on the Dilazak ...
 
 
Jamil Chishti
LAHORE: The interior ministry has started interrogating the people included in the ‘Watch List’ after scrutinising their details amid countrywide action against terrorists and suspects.
In Punjab, their numbers exceed 2,600. Sources say the ...
 
 
Salis bin Perwaiz
KARACHI: Personnel of the Pakistan Rangers Sindh, with the collaboration of the local police, gunned down seven members of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the Sohrab Goth and Surjani Town areas.
A spokesman for the Sindh Rangers ...
 
 

MUZAFFARABAD: Six people, including a Chinese engineer, were killed and many others injured when a wall collapsed at a construction site for a major dam project in Kashmir on Wednesday.
The accident happened at the Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower ...
 
 
our correspondent
BARA: At least six suspected militants were killed and 10 others sustained injuries when Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jetfighters pounded hideouts in Tirah valley of the Khyber Agency, official sources said on Wednesday.
They said the jetfighters ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: A drone strike killed three anti-government gunmen, including a Pakistani, and wounded two others in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, an official said Wednesday.
The unmanned aircraft of foreign forces targeted the gunmen in Perakhel ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday approved the appointment of Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai as Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court. The president signed the summary on the advice of the prime minister, a statement issued ...
 
 
Muhammad Anis
ISLAMABAD: The PML-N government has agreed to form a judicial commission to probe allegations of rigging in the 2013 general elections on the demand of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI).
Dr Arif Alvi, one of the members of PTI’s negotiating ...
 
 
Azeem Samar
KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) members of the National Assembly, Syed Naveed Qamar, Ejaz Jakhrani and Shahjehan Baloch, while condemning the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for dictating to the government for keeping the electricity and ...
 
 
Mariana Baabar
ISLAMABAD: A mixed reaction to Pakistan’s lifting of the six-year-old moratorium on the death penalty has been received here while the Foreign Ministry has chosen to ignore all reactions and refrain from issuing any statement.
As voices for ...