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Shoaib A Raja
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday the government will overcome the power loadshedding problem by the end of 2017.

Addressing the ground-breaking ceremony of a signal free corridor of the Islamabad Highway, the prime ...
 
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QUETTA: Thirteen militants were killed during an exchange of fire with Frontier Corps (FC) personnel in Balochistan’s Awaran district on Tuesday.
FC spokesman Khan Wasey said the security forces launched an operation against miscreants in the ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, had an important meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the PM House on Tuesday, their second meeting in a week.
The meeting took place a day before Prime Minister ...
 
 

QUETTA: Provincial Home Minister Mir Sarfraz Bugti on Tuesday said that the Indian intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), was involved in creating unrest in Balochistan.
Accompanied by Deputy Inspector General Frontier Corps Brig ...
 
 
Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: Some major developments are expected in the Dr Imran Farooq murder case as the government is looking into the legal options of handing over the suspected killers to the London police.
Official sources said that top government legal ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: The Judicial Commission probing the alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections on Tuesday observed that solid and concrete proof was required for issuing show cause notices to the persons responsible for violating the rules and ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected a summary to raise petroleum prices, so the rates of POL products will remain unchanged for July 2015, just ahead of the upcoming Eidul Fitr.
“The petroleum prices for the month of July 2015 ...
 
 

Medan, Indonesia: At least 116 people were killed on Tuesday when an Indonesian air force transport plane crashed into a major city shortly after take-off and exploded in a fireball, officials said.
Buildings were left in ruins and cars reduced ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of over $220 million to help Pakistan rebuild and upgrade roads, bridges and other high-priority infrastructure damaged by the devastating 2014 floods.
“Pakistan is highly dependent ...
 
 
Khalid Iqbal
RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) No-II, Rawalpindi, on Tuesday awarded eight-time death sentences to three terrorists of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) involved in an attack on the Nato supply convoys.
The bloody attack was made on ...
 
 

KANDAHAR: A suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed two civilians and wounded more than 40, officials said, in the latest attack since the Taliban began their annual offensive.
The attacker detonated a lorry loaded with ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: The sub-committee of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has directed the Statistics Division to provide legal cover for holding the population census after every 10 years.
The sub-committee, which met here on Tuesday under the ...
 
 

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday Pakistan was in an undeclared war with Afghanistan and anyone lighting fire in Afghanistan will itself burn in that fire.
He said everyone must know that the instability in Afghanistan ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The bodies of two young men who were shot dead while trying to enter Iran from Balochistan were brought here in the early hours of Tuesday for burial.
The bodies of Gulsher Khan, a student of Edwardes College, Peshawar, and his friend ...
 
 
Ashrafuddin Pirzada
LANDIKOTAL: Four Afghan Taliban were killed and several others were injured when the US drones targetted their hideouts located in the Afghan Mach Megay area on the Pak-Afghan border near the Landikotal subdivision of Khyber Agency, local sources ...
 
 
Fakhar Durrani
ISLAMABAD: The government owned bank in Pakistan through its Bahrain branch sanctioned $0.952 million loan to Mrs. Riaz Laljee despite the fact that the credit committee of the bank had rejected the loan application. However, the bank’s ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) have expressed their profound gratitude to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar and Minister for Information Pervaiz ...
 
 
Our Correspondent
LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Home Col.(R) Shuja Khanzada has directed the vice-chancellors of all universities of the province to ensure strict monitoring of hostels and point out those persons who are not students but staying at the hostels. He ...
 
 

LAHORE: Barrister Asjad Saeed, counsel for National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, on Tuesday told an election tribunal that the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and a local commission had confirmed that the election ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: Auditor General for Pakistan (AGP) Rana Assad Amin said that he would cleanse his organisation of corrupt mafia and make appointments purely on merit.
“Since taking over, I have removed a few ‘corrupt officials’ from top positions ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has reiterated that he would not rest till killers of PAT workers were brought to book.
He was addressing party office-bearers at a meeting at PAT Secretariat on Tuesday during his ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: State Minister Abdul Hakeem Baloch has said that Sindh government was responsible for environmental degradation being observed in Karachi.
Talking to a news channel, he said that the Pakistan People’s Party and Muttahida Quomi ...
 
 

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KARACHI: The mother of Khalid Hussain, Sports Editor, The News, Karachi, passed away on Tuesday after a protracted illness. Mrs Nasreen Manzoor was buried at the PECHS graveyard after Isha prayers. A ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday accorded assent to the Finance Bill 2015. The National Assembly had already passed the budget for the next financial year. The new budget has the total outlay of 4,313 billion rupees and envisages ...