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DASKA/LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: President of Daska Bar Association Rana Khalid Abbas and another lawyer were killed on Monday morning allegedly as a result of direct firing by SHO City Shahzad Warraich.
According to reports, the clash started after the ...
 
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LAHORE: Taking notice of the Daska incident, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that the lawyers’ killers would not be spared and brought to justice at all costs. He ordered an impartial inquiry into the incident and an immediate report. ...
 
 
Jamal Khurshid
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday rejected an application of the Axact Chairman and CEO Shoaib Ahmed Sheikh for grant of protective bail in the fake degrees scandal case.
However, the court directed the FIA to conduct it strictly in ...
 
 

QUETTA: Unidentified armed men shot dead four persons and injured two women in the Jinnah Road area of the provincial capital on Monday. On the other hand, the Frontier Corps Balochistan has arrested three terrorists of two banned outfits in ...
 
 
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KARACHI: While the alleged fraud committed by various online universities associated with Axact is currently being proven officially, one case that has been proved in a US court of law has now been directly linked to Axact – thanks to the ...
 
 
Murtaza Ali Shah
LONDON: Axact, the Pakistani IT company at the heart of the global degrees scandal, had lost a legal dispute in the UK around six years ago after using their signature fake techniques, smokescreens and methods of subterfuge to take over two ...
 
 

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday ordered immediate action against those involved in manhandling of journalists outside the high court premises on Saturday.
The bench, during the hearing of the contempt of court petition filed by ...
 
 

RAWALPINDI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday decided to record American journalist Mark Siegel’s statement through video link in the murder case of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
The court directed the Rawalpindi commissioner and ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: Whenever Axact chief Shoaib Sheikh is asked legal questions about issues concerning his company and objections are raised he moves the court and gets a stay order.
Pemra and the Interior Ministry have written letters that there is ...
 
 
Ahmad Noorani
ISLAMABAD: It has been found that Axact was itself awarding different prestigious international awards to itself without the knowledge of the authorities and bodies who award these prizes. A study has proved that just like its fake degrees, all the ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: Top business tycoons on Monday asked the government to take corrective steps for achieving higher growth trajectory of 9-10 percent to avoid social upheaval, privatise major public sector enterprises (PSEs) such as PIA and others, bring ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: The government is considering a proposal to impose 10 to 15 percent surcharge on higher income contributors who earn more than Rs50 million in order to support the ongoing military operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorism.
“The ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet will accord approval to budget strategy paper (BSP) for the next financial year 2015-16 here on Tuesday (today).
The Annual Plan Coordination Committee (APCC) will also meet Tuesday to approve development outlay of ...
 
 
Shakeel Anjum
ISLAMABAD: The Axact scandal has put Pakistan’s integrity at stake, leaving the government authorities with no option but to take punitive action against those involved in this scam.
The scam is the result of an individual’s fraudulent ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) Monday observed that the tainted character of dictators had blurred the basic features of the Constitution.
This observation came from Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa when a 17-member full bench of the apex court, ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: Has Pakistan abandoned its claim on Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) as United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ministry of Climate Change have not shown IHK as part of Pakistan on the published map on a brochure along with a joint ...
 
 
our correspondent
KARACHI: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has served a notice to the channel of Axact for providing records of details, official sources said on Monday.
The sources said that the customs intelligence directed the media ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad on Monday testified before the Inquiry Commission that the Pakistan Army helicopters transported the ballot papers to the Balochistan constituencies during the ...
 
 
Mariana Baabar
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan once again reassured Afghanistan on Monday that it would treat the enemies of Afghanistan as its enemies.
Without naming the Afghan Taliban, Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday accepted a petition and allowed the president, prime minister, ministers and party heads to participate in the election campaign of respective candidates running for ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to ignore last week’s negative comments attributed to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani with regard to ties between the two countries and to continue to puruse the policy of having friendly relations with ...
 
 
Myra Imran
ISLAMABAD: Based on quality assurance, teaching quality, research, finances and facilities and social integration, the Higher Education Commission has ranked Quaid-i-Azam University as the best higher education institution in the country in general ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said on Monday the upcoming budget 2015-16 would bring encouraging incentives for the betterment of the overall economy and for generation of employment opportunities.
He was chairing a ...
 
 
Khalid Iqbal
RAWALPINDI: The Judge of the Banking Court, Rawalpindi, Sabir Sultan, on Monday extended the judicial remand of super model Ayyan Ali till May 28 after the prosecution refused to argue on her bail application filed in the previous hearing.
Ayyan ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The government has rejected the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority’s (OGRA) summary for an upward revision of petroleum prices for the month of June, sources said on Monday.
According to sources, the government has decided to give ...
 
 

HYDERABAD: Police arrested three suspects after an exchange of fire near Cantonment graveyard here on Monday.Spokesman for police informed that five suspects, riding two motorbikes, escaped a check spot near the graveyard, but police chased and ...
 
 
our correspondent
SUKKUR: Commissioner Larkana Ghulam Akbar Leghari on the directives of MNA Faryal Talpur paid a visit to Chandka Medical College Larkana and took notice of dilapidated condition of Noori Girls Hostel. He directed the CMC administration to ensure ...