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ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court, Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi, on Tuesday ordered the federal government to process the promotions of 27 civil servants and set aside the prime minister’s order to turn down the recommendations ...
 
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LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Shehla Raza has disclosed that it had been agreed under the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) that no martial law would be imposed till three general elections in the country.
Speaking on the ...
 
 
Fakhar Durrani
ISLAMABAD: Despite being debarred by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB), Islamabad, specifically the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA), has not banned 17 Chinese, seven Turkish and one Canadian firm in Pakistan.
One ...
 
 
Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: After long deliberations, the law ministry has finalised the draft law for Alternative Dispute Resolution system to provide inexpensive and expeditious justice and would send the same to the Prime Minister’s Office on Wednesday to get ...
 
 
Ahmad Noorani
ISLAMABAD: Serious questions are being raised on the Higher Education Commission’s process of verification of educational degrees while top HEC officials want an independent audit of verifications done by the commission during the last six ...
 
 

GAZA/JERUSALEM: Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing 56 more civilians and destroying several buildings, including mosques.
The Israeli government said no ceasefire was near as top US and UN diplomats pursued talks on ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Islamabad Police to trace out by August 19 those who had put up the anti-judiciary banners and posters in the Red Zone of the federal capital.
A two-member bench of the apex court, comprising ...
 
 
Raza Chaudhary
PARIS: Reporters Without Borders has condemned the use of intimidation and violence as a new way to silence the embattled TV news station Geo News after unidentified gunmen torched cable TV operator WorldCall’s premises in Karachi on July ...
 
 
Syed Bukhar Shah
PESHAWAR: Reiterating his party’s commitment to end “the monarchy” of the Sharif brothers on August 14, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan claimed on Tuesday the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government has disappointed ...
 
 
Hanif Khalid
ISLAMABAD: Chairman Bahria Town Malik Riaz Hussain has presented a cheque for Rs100 million to Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif for the welfare of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency (NWA).
He has already ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to transform its Torkham, Wagah and Chaman borders as per the standard of the European level crossing borders to promote, speed up and hasten transit trade from the neighbour and regional countries.
The ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Minister for States and Frontier Regions Lt Gen (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch on Tuesday said terrorist sanctuaries in interior parts of the country will be dismantled after the conclusion of the military operation in Fata.
Addressing a ...
 
 
Khalid Mustafa
ISLAMABAD: The Privatisation Commission here on Tuesday approved the Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) as the financial adviser for offloading 26 percent shares of PIA but other participating firms in the process have raised serious objections, giving rise ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary leader of the Pakistan People’s Party in the Senate Mian Raza Rabbani said on Tuesday that privatisation without the approval of Council of Common Interests (CCI) is unconstitutional and illegal.
“The government policy ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: The Punjab Police officials who played a key role in a campaign to intimidate journalists in recent days and also raided their residences to harass the family members are now playing different tricks to protect their powerful bosses who ...
 
 

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehrik chief Tahir-ul-Qadri said that no one can stop revolution and time has come to bring traitors to justices.
Talking to a gathering of the people, he said real democracy will come after revolution and people will be ...
 
 
Ahmad Hassan
ISLAMABAD: The Employees Old-age Benefits Institution (EOBI) run under federal ministry of human development, which failed to enhance the monthly pension to its 0.5 million pensioners/insured persons of private sector last year, may not be able to ...
 
 
Usman Manzoor
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf has been caught between the devil and deep sea as on one hand it is facing severe resistance from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa MPs for not becoming part of any move which could derail the system while on the other ...
 
 

BANNU: When Pakistan Air Force jets rained down missiles on a village in North Waziristan last week, it was described as yet another victory over Taliban insurgents in the ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb.
Now a new account has emerged of the ...
 
 

KABUL: A Taliban suicide attacker riding a motorbike killed at least four foreigners in a compound in Kabul on Tuesday, police said in the latest blast to rock the capital during a prolonged impasse over presidential election results.
“Our ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The United States Embassy on Tuesday announced an additional contribution of $9.3 million to help the government meet the health, water, sanitation, and livelihood needs of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the Federally ...
 
 

Police officer among five killed in Karachi
By M. Waqar Bhatti
KARACHI: A police officer was killed and three others were injured in an attack on a police mobile van in Karachi while four others, including a notorious gangster, were killed ...