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Khalid Mustafa & Shoaib A Raja
ISLAMABAD: In a commendable development, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has extended a major relief to the masses since he took over the charge of the government by reducing the petrol price by Rs9.43 per litre and High Speed Diesel (HSD) by Rs6.18 ...
 
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Shamim Bano
KARACHI: The Islamic State (IS) or Daish has made inroads into Pakistan and there are threats of further turmoil in the country. The new organisation will prove to be more dangerous and brutal than the al-Qaeda and the Taliban, warned the Muttahida ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: The Special Court on Friday reserved its judgment on former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s petition, seeking acquittal in the high treason case as well as involvement of co-accused in the matter and proceedings against those ...
 
 
Fakhar Durrani
ISLAMABAD: The flawed system of FIR registration is of no use to citizens but influential criminals who exploit it to torment their victims, admit police officials.
Corruption has crept so deep into the police department that investigating ...
 
 
our correspondents
LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Thousands of people across the country on Friday joined protest rallies organised by the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) to condemn the Bangladesh government for awarding death sentence to JI Bangladesh Ameer Mutiur Rahman Nizami on charges ...
 
 
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LAHORE: Fazal Haq Abbasi of the Asma Jahangir-led Independent Democratic Group was elected president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) for the year 2014-15 on Friday.It is important to note that it is the fifth consecutive win by the ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE/KARACHI: After the prime minister’s announcement of decreasing the petroleum prices, the All Pakistan Goods Transport Association (APGTA) has announced a cut in fares by five percent.
The APGTA president Khalid Khan has said the ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: The opposition in the National Assembly on Friday staged a walkout from the proceedings to record its protest over the police violence on protesting workers of the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) and the privatisation ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Maulana Tariq Jamil has said the Muslims could get rid of all problems by following Siratun Nabi (SAW).
He said the sacrifice of the grandson of the Holy Prophet (SAW) Imam Hussain (AS) in Karbala is a beacon of light for the Muslim ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: The Balochistan government is to hold Balochistan Development Forum (BDF) meeting by end of November in the federal capital to muster support of multilateral and bilateral donors for multibillion-dollar assistance for this neglected ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Rawalpindi Friday took the main accused in Rs701 million Modarba scam, Khan Muhammad of Abdullah Traders, into custody on charges of corruption, corrupt practices and cheating public at large in ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Renowned lawyer and former president Supreme Court Bar Association, Asma Jahangir, said Friday people had rejected the politics of sit-in.
Talking to media after SCBA election here, Asma said lawyers’ community would continue playing its ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly (NA) Sardar Ayaz Sadiq will leave for Madrid on a three-day official visit to Spain.
On conclusion of the visit, he would proceed to Havana on a six-day official visit to Cuba.NA speaker is undertaking these ...
 
 

BEIJING: Pakistan on Friday fully supported China’s constructive contribution and
five-point proposal envisaged by Premier Li Keqiang for Afghanistan’s peace and economic development.
This was stated by the Adviser to Prime Minister on ...
 
 

BEIJING: Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Friday met with the Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif here on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process conference hosted by China.Both the ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: Members of the federal cabinet were flabbergasted to know that natural gas from the field in Karak district was massively stolen by certain local people with the help of the administration under the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ...
 
 

OUAGADOUGOU: The head of Burkina Faso’s armed forces took power on Friday after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule in the West African country.
Compaore, who seized power in ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: The government has further extended the deadline for filing of tax returns up to November 21, 2014. Earlier, the date was extended up to October 31, 2014 from September 30.
According to the press release issued by the FBR on Friday, ...
 
 

LAHORE: A Christian woman condemned to death four years ago for blasphemy is losing hope that she will be freed or pardoned, her husband, who lives in hiding because of his wife’s conviction, told AFP on Friday.
Asia Bibi has been on death row ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: Six companies have submitted their Expressions of Interest (EoIs) against the imported coal-based IPPs of cumulative capacity of 6,600MW to be set up at the Gadani Power Park, Balochistan.
The EOI opening ceremony was held here on ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The US-Pakistan Women Council could play a key role in identifying trade and investment opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Pakistan and the United States, Pakistan Ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jailani said.
Addressing the ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Division on Friday expressed concerns over the performance of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). The meeting was chaired by Senator Kulsoom Parveen. She said doctors at the hospital ...