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QUETTA/MASTUNG: Around 25 passengers of two Karachi-bound buses were abducted by 15-20 unidentified armed men in Mastung on Friday night and later 20 of them were killed in the mountains, Balochistan Home Minster Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said.
He told ...
 
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Shakeel Anjum
RAWALPINDI: Interior Minister Chaudary Nisar on Friday said cases would be lodged against Axact as a transparent investigation into the fake degree scandal was underway.
He said evidence in the Axact case were coming to the surface fast. He said ...
 
 
Asher Butt
LAHORE: Azhar Ali played a captain’s innings as Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe in the second match of the three-match ODI series here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Friday.
Century-maker Pakistan captain anchored the team green to six wickets triumph to ...
 
 
Amir Riaz
LAHORE: A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday annulled all kinds of surcharges being collected from consumers in electricity bills and declared them unconstitutional.
These surcharges include the Equalisation Surcharge, debt ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: Terming Pakistan an investment-friendly country, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday invited investors from across the world to avail the benefit of an excellent environment for foreign investment in Pakistan.
He said this while ...
 
 
Yousaf Ali
PESHAWAR: The local government (LG) elections are being held (Saturday) today in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) after a gap of 10 years with the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) using all means to win the maximum number of seats.
However, the ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: It was minister for planning and development Ahsan Iqbal who worked tirelessly to evolve consensus among the political parties on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) route.
Prior to the all parties conference chaired by Prime ...
 
 
Jamal Khurshid
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) Friday issued notices to the Ministry of Finance, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan )SECP) and others on a petition of a KASB shareholder against amalgamation of KASB ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMAABAD: The three-member Inquiry Commission probing the alleged rigging in 2013 general elections will record the testimonies of former Punjab caretaker chief minister Najam Sethi and senior anchorperson Hamid Mir on Monday.
The commission, ...
 
 
Barkatullah Marwat
LAKKI MARWAT: The administration has declared 116 polling stations sensitive in the Lakki Marwat district as sensitive for the local government elections slated for May 30, official sources said.
The sources said most of the stations declared ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Two persons including a sub-inspector were killed while ten others received injuries in a rickshaw blast near Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore Friday.
Law enforcement agencies and Lahore Police commanders claimed that it was a transformer ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE The FIA arrested a Line Superintendent of Lesco for taking bribe. Line Superintendent of Lesco Muhammad Rashid of Liaqatabad Sub-division was arrested red-handed while receiving Rs 20,000 as gratification for replacement of three phase ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday directed the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to devise a comprehensive plan, in collaboration with experts, to make his vision of affordable housing a reality.
He was addressing a two-day ...
 
 

RIYADH: A Islamic State terrorist killed three people on Friday when he blew himself up in a car outside a Shia mosque in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the second such attack in a week.
It was the third attack since November in the oil-rich ...
 
 
Monitoring report/Agencies
SRINAGAR: The Kashmiri protesters in Indian-held Kashmir on Friday once again raised pro-Pakistan slogans and waved Pakistani flags in the valley-wide protest rallies.
The protest rallies were held on the call of Hurriyat leaders against the ...
 
 

MIRANSHAH: Two security personnel were martyred and one injured while five terrorists were killed in a clash in North Waziristan’s Ghulam Khan area on Friday.According to reports, a group of militants ambushed a security forces’ vehicle and opened ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Prices of petroleum products are likely to go up from June 1 as the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has sent a summary to the Ministry of Petroleum for increasing the same by Rs13.96 per litre. It has been forwarded to the Prime ...
 
 
Fakhar Durrani
ISLAMABAD: While the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government not to operate a parallel control room for compiling the local bodies elections 2015 results, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf insists the control ...
 
 
Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has shown serious concern over establishment of a ‘parallel’ control room by the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for consolidation of local government election results.
Through a letter the ...
 
 
Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: For the first time in the history of civil bureaucracy in Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has converted into deferment all supersession cases of BS-19 and BS-20 officers recently recommended by the Central Selection Board ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Finance minister Ishaq Dar has said that it is the responsibility of the government to facilitate exporters and business community on a priority basis.He was talking to a delegation of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry headed by ...
 
 
News Desk
PATHANKOT, India: A pigeon bearing a stamped message with a wire-like object on its body made Indian authorities question its flight into the village of Pathankot.
The bird landed on the mud brick house of Ramesh Chandra, a barber, in Manwal ...