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Muhammad Anis
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday deferred voting till next Tuesday on two identical motions seeking to de-seat PTI members for remaining absent from the lower house of parliament for 40 consecutive days while they were staging a sit-in ...
 
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Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has approached the Supreme Court for postponing the local bodies polls in the Punjab and Sindh.The electoral body has also decided not to issue a schedule for the local bodies elections in the ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday said that the operation in Karachi was being conducted against criminal elements and every effort will be made to remove the reservations of the political parties but it was in the ...
 
 
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LAHORE: A huge flash flood has entered Sindh, submerging 95 percent of the low lying areas while a high flood was recorded in River Indus at Guddu and Sukkur barrages on Tuesday. However, the river was in medium flood at Tarbela, Chashma and ...
 
 
Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to do away with the UNDP’s Results Management System (RMS), construct its own buildings in the provincial capitals to store election material, set up its own printing press and launch ...
 
 
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NEW YORK: An apparent Islamic State (Daesh) recruitment document found in Pakistan’s lawless tribal lands reveals that the extremist group has grand ambitions of building a new terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and triggering a war in ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: The government on Tuesday proposed two year extension on maintaining monopoly of existing influential brokers in stock markets, reversing capital market reforms that aimed at increasing more and new players to enter into market for ...
 
 
Humayun Aziz Sandeela
Islamabad: It was on July 28 five years back when an Airblue Flight — ED-202 — crashed on the Margalla Hills of Islamabad killing all 146 passengers and six crew members, the worst disaster in Pakistan’s aviation history.
On the occasion of ...
 
 
our correspondent
FAISALABAD: A terrorist and a police constable were killed while three policemen were injured in a gun battle near a hotel at People’s Colony on Tuesday. The policemen- Haseeb Ahmad, Shoaib, Zeeshan and Mustafa - signalled a car at a picket. When ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: In view of likely flood devastation, Pakistan Navy has put its Field Commands at high alert to generate swift response against emergent flood situation in various parts of Balochistan, Sindh and Punjab.
A spokesman of Pakistan Navy ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: The Young Doctors Association (YDA), Punjab, has announced to launch a protest movement in Punjab from August 19 after being ditched by Punjab government on its promises.Addressing a press conference here in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar on Tuesday said the Sub-Committee of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms had completed its 80 percent task and was expected to submit its final recommendations to the main committee in a ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) informed the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday that the outcome of court inquiry pending since 2012 against former army officials of National Logistics Cell (NLC) for unauthorised investment of four ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made an aborted attempt to reach Azad Kashmir on Tuesday afternoon as his most sophisticated helicopter failed to pass through thick clouds around Bagh and its adjacent valley.
He had planned to visit ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved a comprehensive plan for rehabilitation of the Budhni Nullah and protecting the surrounding population from floodwater.According to an official handout, under the plan all encroachments on ...
 
 
our corresoondent
ISLAMABAD: The Opposition Leader in the National Assembly (NA), Syed Khursheed Shah, has communicated to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif his disappointment over the performance of the National Disaster Management Commission (NDMC).
In a letter ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: Following the imposition of withholding tax (WHT) on all the banking transactions, Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Ashraf Mahmood Wathra on Monday said that the central bank was closely watching deposits volume of the banking ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to maintain close liaison with the aprliamentary group leaders of parliament who stood by the government during the agitation of the PTI last year and later.
Well-placed sources in the PM House ...
 
 
Muhammad Anis
ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar on Tuesday said that 10,603MW electricity would be added to the national grid by the end of September 2017, while other projects to generate 14,000MW of electricity were also in the ...