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Muhammad Saleh Zaafir & Shoaib A Raja
ISLAMABAD: The civil and military leadership of the country on Thursday decided in unison to continue the peace process with the Taliban in a dignified manner within the confines of the Constitution and respond to any act of violence or attempt to ...
 
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PESHAWAR: The committee appointed by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) said on Thursday that a ceasefire was a must for the success of peace negotiations and maintained that the Taliban would be convinced and the government should address their ...
 
 
Azaz Syed
ISLAMABAD: Lt Gen Zaheerul Islam, Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), had to face tough questions during the cabinet’s National Security Council committee meeting here on Thursday, sources present in the meeting told The News ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders said on Thursday if the government, army and police could not provide party workers and leaders with adequate security and protection, they should step aside and the MQM would come forward for its own ...
 
 
Ahmad Noorani
ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday ordered the dismissal of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Chaudhry Rashid Ahmad from service on Thursday after examining the findings of an inquiry report, which was ...
 
 

RAWALPINDI:

On directions issued by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday, the campaign to eradicate polio in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) was handed over to the Pakistan Army.

In line with the government’s initiative to ...
 
 
Khalid Mustafa
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Senator Ishaq Dar said on Thursday that the country had come out of the economic crisis and was heading towards financial stability.
He expressed these views while chairing the Economic Coordination ...
 
 
Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: The Senate opposition on Thursday called upon the government to shun its dithering policy and explain its position on what the options were if the peace process with the Taliban didn’t move forward.
The opposition senators were ...
 
 

PESHAWAR: Coordinator of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) negotiation committee Maulana Yousuf Shah said on Thursday that the peace talks cannot succeed without a permanent ceasefire, and the committee would continue its efforts to restore peace in ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) observed on Thursday it appeared the prime minister held consulatation on his own and sent advice to the president on the appointment of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman.
A three-member bench of ...
 
 

MEXICO CITY: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America’s passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: PPP firebrand Faisal Raza Abidi on Thursday tendered his resignation as senator, complaining that the Upper House of Parliament could not deliver him justice with regard to the case he had filed against the then chief justice Iftikhar ...
 
 
Hasnain Qaisrani
DERA GHAZI KHAN: Fourteen people were crushed by an overspeeding Karachi-bound bus coming from Peshawar, while 20 others received injuries here at Notuk Adda, 25 kms away from the DG Khan city on Thursday evening.
The dead comprised 10 males ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: An officer of a sensitive organisation resorted to aerial firing on the Peshawar Road after exchanging hot words with a traffic warden, who had objected over wrong parking.
According to sources, a Hiace wagon (No LZJ 6023) coming from ...
 
 
Akhtar Amin
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday directed the federal and provincial governments to submit separate lists of the missing persons, including a list regarding deaths, in the custody of law-enforcing agencies.
A two-member bench ...
 
 
Ahmad Hassan
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has summoned the meeting of Taliban and government committees on Saturday to discuss latest Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announcement of not extending ceasefire.
Sources said that the ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: The ‘controversial posting of a junior and unsuitable officer of Grade-20 as Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) secretary echoed in the Senate on Thursday.
MQM’s Senator Tahir Hussain Mashhadi, through a calling attention notice, ...
 
 
Jawwad Rizvi
LAHORE: Trade officers of the six trade missions closed on the recommendation of the Tariq Fatemi committee have started using political connections to get relocated to other trade offices, The News has learnt.
The Tariq Fatemi committee was ...
 
 
Faisal Kamal Pasha
ISLAMABAD: Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here Thursday suspended the termination notification of a member scrutiny committee PCB Arbab Altaf Hussain and issued notices to the PCB.
The petitioner Arbab Altaf ...
 
 

MULTAN: The anti-terrorism court (ATC) No 1 on Thursday awarded life imprisonment on three counts to three men for killing a woman and her daughter by throwing acid in 2011 at Kehror Pakka.The convicts, Zafar, Ijaz, and Zahoor Ahmad, had thrown ...