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RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Thursday signed the death warrants of six hard-core terrorists (pending execution) convicted by Field General Court Martial (FGCM) in accordance with the law.
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Faisal Kamal Pasha
ISLAMABAD: Close on the heels of the Peshawar carnage and avowed expression of stern action against the terrorists, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a leader of the banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LT), has been granted bail by a judge of an ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: India on Thursday called upon the Government of Pakistan to immediately take steps to reverse the decision to grant bail to the LeT’s Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, one of the main accused in the Mumbai attacks case who was granted bail on ...
 
 
Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said the death penalty will be carried out in three to four days’ time.
Talking to The News here on Thursday, the interior minister said that some legal processes like the issuance of ...
 
 
Amir Mir
ISLAMABAD: The brutal carnage at the Army Public School in Peshawar, which killed 130-plus innocent children, seems to have isolated Mullah Fazlullah not only within the Pakistani Taliban but also among the ranks of the Afghan Taliban who have also ...
 
 
Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: Heavyweights figure in the parliamentary committee which will easily formulate the national plan of action to eliminate terrorism in a week due to the unparalleled consensus on curbing the scourge in a decisive manner.
“The inputs of ...
 
 
Akhtar Amin
PESHAWAR: Supreme Court Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk said on Thursday that he will soon convene a meeting of all the administrative judges of the high courts to devise a strategy to expedite the trials in terrorism cases and appeals against ...
 
 
Sabir Shah
LAHORE: The recent carnage of innocent children at the Army Public School in Peshawar and Premier Nawaz Sharif’s reflex action to lift the moratorium on the death penalty might soon re-ignite the debate on this thorny issue in Pakistan. However, ...
 
 
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LAHORE: In an abrupt move, the School Education Department Punjab has announced annual winter vacation for private and public schools across the province from December 19 (today). According to a notification which is available with The News, the ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Terrorism National Action Plan Committee (ATNAPC) formed to formulate an anti-terrorism action plan will hold its first meeting today (Friday). The meeting will be held in the Committee Room of the Parliament House.
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Munir Khan Afridi
BARA: Twenty militants, including an important commander, were killed when the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jet fighters blitzed their hideouts in the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency, official sources said on Thursday.
The sources said the jet ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: Former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Thursday said that the moratorium on death penalty was an illegal act of the government.
He was talking to reporters after visiting the PHC Bar where he offered Fateha for the departed ...
 
 
Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: Talks between the teams of the government and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will resume here today (Friday) to discuss the terms of reference of the proposed judicial commission.
Talks were suspended between the two sides after the ...
 
 
Khalid Mustafa
ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources has decided to remove Mohammad Rafi from the slot of Managing Director OGDCL and to this effect the Board of Directors (BoD) of the company has initiated the process on the direction of the ...
 
 
Myra Imran
ISLAMABAD: Civil society came face to face with the Lal Masjid administration for the first time since 2007 demanding an apology from prayer leader Maulana Abdul Aziz for his stance over the killing of school children in Peshawar.
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LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: At least 12 people were killed in fog-related traffic accidents in Mandi Bahauddin, Phalia and Lakki Marwat on Thursday, as dense fog engulfed various regions during the last 48 hours.
Four people, including two women, were ...
 
 

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of tearful Pakistani-Americans converged on Washington’s Dupont Circle Fountain on Wednesday evening for a candlelit vigil to pay tributes to the memory of more than 140 schoolchildren and staff killed in a brutal terrorist ...
 
 
Muhammad Anis & Khalid Iqbal
RAWALPINDI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Central Amir Sirajul Haq has once again maintained that democracy and Islam are the future of Pakistan and the JI is endeavouring to achieve the same objectives. He said that any change, whether of the prime ...
 
 

WASHINGTON / MUMBAI: Reacting strongly to the barbaric Peshawar school attack, people around the world are expressing their support to Pakistan, its people and the victims’ families.
Candlelit vigils were held in London, Washington and Ankara as ...
 
 

QUETTA: Two more polio cases were reported from different areas of Balochistan on Thursday, raising the number of polio cases in 2014 to 19, Health sources confirmed.
District Health Officer Naseerabad Abdul Mannan said 14-year-old girl Husna ...