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GAZA CITY: A three-day humanitarian truce in Gaza collapsed only three hours after it began on Friday amid a deadly new wave of violence and the apparent capture by Hamas of an Israeli soldier.
Intensive shelling killed 62 Palestinians in ...
 
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KHAR: A soldier was killed when Afghanistan-based militants attacked a checkpost of security forces in the border area of Ghakhi in Mamond Tehsil, Bajaur Agency, official sources said on Friday.
The sources said the militants armed with ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: Intelligence reports suggest that terrorist outfits are focusing on the federal capital and other large cities of the country after the military operation Zarb-e-Azb has broken their backs and demolished their command and control ...
 
 
Tahir Khalil & Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to invoke Rule 66 of Rules and Procedures of the National Assembly in its upcoming session to counter the opposition’s adjournment motion, seeking a debate on deployment of troops in the capital under Article ...
 
 

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that the protest announced by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan seemed ludicrous, adding that pressurising the courts and state institutions ...
 
 
M Waqar Bhatti
KARACHI: Pakistan Navy’s divers on Friday recovered nine more bodies of people who had drowned while bathing in the rough waters at Sea View and Hawksbay beaches on the first two days of Eidul Fitr, raising the death toll to 34. The search ...
 
 
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WASHINGTON: India and the US on Friday asked Pakistan to work towards bringing the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai attacks to justice even as they vowed to eliminate terrorist safe havens and disrupt terror networks, including that of al-Qaeda and ...
 
 
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NEW DELHI: On his first day in office, Indian Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag on Friday warned Pakistan that India’s response to any beheading-like incident in future would be “more than adequate, intense and immediate”.
“I can tell you that ...
 
 
Jawad Ahmad
My participation in Hamid Mir’s programme, ‘Capital Talk’, on 29th July, 2014, later on caused me great surprise. I never knew the extent of lack of consciousness and political prejudices among some members of the Pakistani middle class.
Instead ...
 
 
Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: The Nawaz Sharif government faces a huge challenge to fend off a face-off and gridlock with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) over the latter’s planned protest march onto Islamabad on August 14, the Independence Day, to press for early ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: Taliban supreme leader Mulla Mohammad Omar in his customary Eidul Fitr message to the Afghan nation has revealed that his armed movement had set up the Department for Prevention of Civilian Casualties to pay serious attention to the task ...
 
 

QUETTA: The World Bank under its Governance Support Project will provide Rs 10.57 million assistance to the Anti-Corruption Department of Balochistan, official sources said on Friday.
Mohammad Zaman Khan, Project Director Governance Support ...
 
 
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KARACHI: A former Director Programme of Radio Pakistan and well-known playwright, Sabih Mohsin, passed away on Friday. He was 80. He left behind a widow, Nuzhat Sabih, a son, Abdullah, three daughters and many grandchildren.
Senior journalist ...
 
 

LAHORE: Bahria Town Chairman Malik Riaz Hussain has announced Rs1 million each as financial support to families of 36 ill-fated persons drowned in Sea View incident on Eid day in Karachi.In a press release, Malik Riaz expressed deep grief and ...
 
 
Tahir Khalil
ISLAMABAD: The government on Friday initiated reconciliatory efforts to stop the Azadi March of Imran Khan and political forces from the opposition, high-level official sources in Islamabad confirmed.
Sources said that Minister for Interior ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Rashad Mahmood highly praised Pakistan’s military and strategic partnership with China and said it stood test of the time.
Speaking as the chief guest at a reception held here ...
 
 

LAHORE: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Haider Abbas Rizvi on Friday said his party supported the stance of Dr Tahirul Qadri -- the patron-in-chief of Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT). He, however, added that demonstrations would definitely be ...
 
 
Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Azadi March, which was originally the million-man march and to be launched on the Independence Day, will most likely reach the federal capital on August 15, considering its size and length, claim party ...
 
 
Murtaza Ali Shah
LONDON: Renowned lawyer and human rights campaigner Asma Jahangir says the forcible shutdown and ostracization of Geo TV Network in Pakistan is an attack on journalism and represents the severe challenge facing the media in Pakistan.
She was ...
 
 

QUETTA: Former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that conspiracies were hatched against democracy during the years 2008 and 2013, and such attempts continue even today, and if any such efforts materialised, lawyers will start a ...
 
 

PESHAWAR: With the start of the month of August, celebrations for the 67th Independence Day of Pakistan were kicked off in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) on Friday.
The people have started decorating their ...
 
 

WASHINGTON: US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Dan Feldman, currently visiting Kabul on Friday, assumed the charge of office, after his predecessor Ambassador James Dobbins concluded his tenure on July 31, the State Department ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: Some 32 people died in three CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, making this the bloodiest month since July 2012. This was stated by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, United Kingdom, in its report on the drone strikes for July 2014. It ...
 
 

LAHORE: Former prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has said the government faces no threat from protests but it can collapse by its own mistakes.
Talking to the media here Friday, Gilani said the Nawaz government seems in panic over Imran Khan’s ...