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WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorising a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
The decision ensures a direct role for American ...
 
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BAHAWALPUR: Pakistan Muslim League-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has said the incumbent PML-N government has given nothing to the people and left them to starve to death instead of bringing any prosperity in their lives.
Addressing a big ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that there was no other way except following the Constitution and that elections would be held in 2018 and that would be the year for the people of Pakistan to judge and decide which political party ...
 
 
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LAHORE: Senior analyst Najam Sethi on Saturday said Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif’s visit wasn’t gaining attention in the US, but the developments during his stay made it very important.
He said Gen Raheel did not meet President Obama ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The political, religious and tribal leaders at the grand tribal jirga sponsored by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) demanded that Operation Zarb-e-Azb be taken to its logical conclusion at the earliest and arrangements be made for ...
 
 
Mobarik A Virk
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday finally took suo moto notice of the Kot Radha Kishan tragedy in the wake of continuing protests over the slow pace of investigations and directed the officials concerned to complete the investigations ...
 
 
Syed Minhajul Rab
KARACHI: The financial condition of the First Women Bank is deteriorating, threatening account holders.
The bank is on the State Bank’s list of threatened banks. According to details received by The News, the bank has suffered Rs320m loss while ...
 
 
Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: The Special Court’s interim order of November 21 has created a win-win situation for General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, but the government could still turn the tables on the former dictator by challenging the decision in the apex ...
 
 
Asim Hussain
LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Sirajul Haq on Saturday said that in future Pakistan will be the centre of the Khilafat and a super power, adding that a corrupt faction of society was now ruling the country and has no religion.
Activities at ...
 
 
Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif could resort to any dictatorial step to block their November 30 rally and save his regime.
He told his supporters here at the party’s ...
 
 

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has sharply criticised UN Security Council’s “conscious reticence” on the deadly Israeli aggression against Gaza in July, saying the massacre that followed could have been averted had the 15-member body taken timely ...
 
 

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations marked the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by holding a special meeting of the General Assembly to assess its progress, with Pakistan making a strong case for more investment in ...
 
 
Shakeel Anjum
RAWALPINDI: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Saturday if the state turns out to be feeble and weakens its authority then anyone can invade it thus making it non-functional, adding that the government is strong enough to implement ...
 
 
our correspondent
LANDIKOTAL: Opposing the construction of shops on the Pakistani side of Torkham town, the Afghan authorities closed the Torkham border for 30 minutes in protest, an official said on Saturday.
Political Naib Tehsildar Passport, Nek Muhammad, who ...
 
 
Murtaza Ali Shah
LONDON: Former President Asif Ali Zardari and his associate Dr Asim Hussain are safe after being shifted from the five-star Churchill Hyatt Regency hotel in Portman Square to another hotel nearby after the Churchill hotel was rocked by a huge blast ...
 
 
Munir Khan Afridi
BARA: Three members of the pro-government organisation, Tauheedul Islam, were killed and four militants from the Mangal Bagh-led Lashkar-i-Islam sustained injuries in a clash in Tirah valley in Khyber Agency, official sources said on ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The power tariff has been slashed by Re46 a unit under the directives of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The Ministry of Power has sent the formal request to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) for a reduction in the ...
 
 
Asim Hussain
LAHORE: Former Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Syed Munawar Hassan on Saturday called for waging Jihad and ‘Qital Fisabilullah’ (armed fighting for the sake of Allah) for the elimination of oppression from Pakistani society along with the democratic ...
 
 
Khalid Mustafa
ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar has said that Pakistan needs consistency in economic policies for sustainable progress and that is possible only if all the political parties develop consensus for “Charter of Economy.”
“And now time ...
 
 
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DERA GHAZI KHAN: Senior PML-N politician Zulfiqar Khan Khosa has said that he will soon visit four provinces to unite the PML-N, while the Sharif brothers only like sycophantic attitude instead of promoting sincerity.
Addressing a press ...
 
 
Hanif Khalid
ISLAMABAD: The entourage of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif including the press party for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Summit will be finalised today (Sunday).
The prime minister will arrive in Kathmandu on Tuesday on ...
 
 

BANGKOK: Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej missed a planned meeting with two government ministers, palace officials said, amid ongoing public concern over the state of the ailing 86-year-old’s health.
The two ministers were supposed to ...
 
 
News Desk
NEW DELHI: Vice President of India Hamid Ansari voiced concern on Saturday over human rights violations by the police and security forces in the Indian Kashmir, Press Trust of India reported. Speaking at an event in New Delhi, Ansari said the ...
 
 
Imdad Soomro
KARACHI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has filed a review appeal in Banking Court Karachi for the cancellation of bail granted to five accused of fraud of near Rs500 million in Accounts Office Jamshoro.
Eleven persons including a school ...
 
 

KABUL: Afghan women’s rights campaigner Shukria Barakzai speaks in a tired whisper as she recovers in hospital from an assassination attempt that nearly killed her a week ago, but her message is strong and clear.
“I don’t want the women of ...
 
 
our correspondent
SUKKUR: A man was killed and 35 other passengers were injured in two separate road accidents at the National Highway near Terhi Bypass and Daulatpur on Saturday.
Reports said a bus (P-0307) carrying a marriage party from Jhat Patt to Moro ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: Polling was held for 28 seats of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council all over the province on Saturday.
In Peshawar, the polling was held from 9am to 4pm. A total of 142 candidates were in the run for 28 seats from all the 25 districts ...