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Shoaib A Raja & M Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Monday decided to lift the ban on recruitments in government departments and provide a cash grant of Rs25,000 per family to the flood affected people before Eidul Azha.
The ban on recruitments was imposed by the ...
 
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Shakil Shaikh
ISLAMABAD: Newly-promoted Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar was on Monday appointed Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), reflecting the unanimity of views between the civil and military leadership.
The promotion and appointment of ...
 
 
Saleh Din Orakzai
HANGU: Three policemen and a teenager were killed when militants fired at a police van near a roadside security check post here on Monday, a police official said. Also, two security personnel were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Bannu.
The ...
 
 
Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: Government circles seem excited over the appointment of Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar as the DG ISI, arguing that he is a professional soldier who has been given this critically-important assignment with the complete agreement of the two Sharifs ...
 
 
Ahmad Noorani
ISLAMABAD: For the second time in the history of the appointment of an ISI chief during a democratic government, the summary moved by the GHQ to the Prime Minister’s Office contained only one name instead of a panel of three senior lieutenant ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Ashraf has opted for a younger lot of major generals who have been promoted and assigned highly sensitive field and intelligence posts in place of the present lot of senior lieutenant generals.
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Monitoring Desk
ISLAMABAD: Geo News Islamabad Bureau chief Rana Jawwad has said in an interview with Geo News that new postings in the army are very important to counter the media hype about the involvement of the army in a conspiracy against the democratic ...
 
 

LAHORE: A major fire erupted at the Central Model School on the Rati Gun Road on Monday, resulting in the loss of the election commission’s material. The fire brigade reached the school to extinguish the fire.
According to reports, the fire ...
 
 
Saleh Zaafir & Shoaib A Raja
ISLAMABAD: Complete harmony and understanding pertaining to the security situation across the country were the major hallmarks of the meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif here on ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Monday asked the Chairman of Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) to ensure fair play in the consumer goods market besides exercising its authority to ward off cartelization and ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday granted bail to Rao Shakeel Ahmed, the main accused in the Haj corruption scandal, on depositing security bond of Rs10 million.
A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Monday came down hard on prolonging sit-ins in Islamabad and observed that protesting people had employed a strange way of self-defence wherein they ferociously hit back if government tried to stop them.
A full ...
 
 
Noor Aftab
ISLAMABAD: What can actually be called rigging is still a stumbling block in the talks as the government still wants to convince Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) that definition given for rigging in Representation of the People Act (RoPA) 1976 ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The Ummah Welfare Trust has announced Rs185 million aid for the flood-hit people in Punjab and Sindh.
A press release of the United Kingdom-based trust, carrying out charity work in 27 countries, including Pakistan, issued here on ...
 
 
our correspondent
GHALLANAI: Two bullet-riddled bodies were found in a deserted area in Baizai sub-division of the Mohmand Agency, official sources said on Monday. The sources said the local people spotted two bodies dumped in Ashrafabad area along the Pak-Afghan ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: An inspector of the Special Branch police was shot dead inside his house over a property dispute on Monday. The police said armed men broke into the house of Inspector Gohar Zaman of the Special Branch and shot him dead. The police have ...
 
 

GENEVA: The Geneva based Human Rights Council on Monday condemned the arbitrary killings by use of armed drones in Pakistan and referred to the right to life as the most fundamental of all human rights.
The United Nations High Commissioner for ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will have important meetings with US Vice President Joe Biden and US Secretary of State John Kerry separately in New York later this week. The premier will also have a meeting with the UN Secretary General Ban ...
 
 

PESHAWAR: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday held out categorical assurance that the government was making all out efforts for the early and dignified return of the people displaced due to the military operation in North Waziristan Agency, saying ...
 
 
Faisal Kamal Pasha
ISLAMABAD: Mubashir Luqman, anchor for ARY channel, did not appear before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) nor did he submit his reply even on Monday. Consequently, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui issued bailable warrants against surety bonds of ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Monday confirmed having met Dr Tahirul Qadri in London and then at Davos and asked what was wrong about it.
The Imran-Qadri meeting in Davos had been hidden even from many party ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: After over nine months, the Election Commission of Pakistan has quietly uploaded its post-election-2013 review report on its website, conceding several flaws in last year’s electoral exercise.
Headed by Additional Secretary ECP Sher ...
 
 
News Desk
LONDON: Punjab Governor Muhammad Sarwar conveyed a message from the Punjab government to MQM Quaid Altaf Hussain at the party’s international secretariat here late on Monday night. According to TV channel reports, the meeting discussed the sit-in ...
 
 
our correspondent
MIRANSHAH: Twenty-three militants were killed in shelling by jet fighters and gunship helicopters in the Bangidar area in North Waziristan Agency on Monday, official sources said.An official communiqué by the Inter-Services Public Relations said ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered a huge quantity of drugs, including 2.6 tons of opium, 606 kilograms of charas and two kilograms of heroin, arresting eight drug smugglers.According to ANF, the force conducted eight ...