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RAWALPINDI: The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, said on Wednesday the Pakistan Army was fully prepared to deter and defeat any form of aggression across the entire spectrum of threat as the mission to eradicate terrorism ...
 
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BARA: Two soldiers were killed in a blast caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency, official sources said on Wednesday.
They said the incident took place when security forces launched a ground offensive ...
 
 
Azeem Samar
KARACHI: The opposition parties in a meeting chaired by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari called upon the government to convene a joint session of parliament and an All Parties Conference (APC) to deliberate upon the ...
 
 
Murtaza Ali Shah
LONDON: The Metropolitan Police released Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s senior leader Muhammad Anwar on bail, at least 12 hours after he was arrested during a dawn raid on Wednesday in money laundering investigation.
Muhammad Anwar, a close aide of ...
 
 
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KARACHI: After mediatory efforts of Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, leaders of PTI and MQM have agreed to take part in the upcoming by-election in the National Assembly constituency NA-246 peacefully while observing the code of ethics of the ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The Minister for Finance, Ishaq Dar, on the behalf of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government and the leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday formally signed an agreement, paving the way for setting up a judicial ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: The Cabinet Committee on National Security (CCNS) will take the final decision on the modalities of providing assistance to Saudi Arabia in the ongoing operation “Decisive Storm”, including dispatching troops for preserving and ...
 
 

SANAA: At least 37 workers were killed when a dairy in western Yemen was bombed overnight, an official said on Wednesday after a seventh night of Saudi-led air strikes against the Yemeni rebels.
Eighty others were wounded at the plant in ...
 
 
Waseem Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: While the PML-N government has managed to complete Rs44-billion Metro Bus Project in Islamabad, it is still unable to even start work on its much touted landmark National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for 100 million poor patients ...
 
 
Mazhar Abbas
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is in a quandary over taking side in the Saudi-Yemen conflict. Yet, it seems that Pakistan had decided to side with powerful Saudi Arab, as it is difficult to say no to it. Have we given serious thought to our strategic interest ...
 
 
Imdad Soomro
Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah took notice of report of ‘The News’ regarding illegal and unauthorised use of Sindh government’s 153 vehicles by influential persons including Senators, MPAs, former Sindh cabinet members, retired ...
 
 
Shakeel Anjum
ISLAMABAD: The government has dismissed former Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Islamabad, Mohammad Ali Nekokara from the Police Service of Pakistan following recommendations of an inquiry report conducted by inspector general of police ...
 
 
Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Wednesday issued a slightly-amended code of conduct for the upcoming local bodies polls in the cantonment boards on April 25.
Political parties and their candidates during campaign will ...
 
 
Mariana Baabar
ISLAMABAD: Do the photographs speak louder than words, especially in the case of whether Pakistan is a part or not a part of the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia, which is fighting the Houthi militia inside Yemen?
The unmistakable green ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting at the PM House, which reviewed the overall political situation in the country.
Talking to the participants, the prime minister said that the government was fully ...
 
 
Tahir Khalil
ISLAMABAD: Once again the rumours of differences between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar are circulating and a likely meeting between both of them on Wednesday behind this scenario was gaining special importance as ...
 
 
Khalid Mustafa
ISLAMABAD: The Citi Bank has managed to arrange $120 million financing from the US EXIM Bank and Islamic Development Bank for overhauling the engines of PIA aircraft by the General Electric Company.This has been disclosed in a meeting of the Citi ...
 
 
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SUKKUR: The PPP regime had adopted an impartial policy at the time a crisis in Syria developed, said the Leader of Opposition in National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah, on Wednesday.
He was speaking to media persons after inaugurating the ...
 
 
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NOWSHERA: A labourer was killed and two others sustained injuries in a coalmine explosion at Shahkot village in Cherat area on Wednesday, sources said.The sources said the workers were busy mining when gas accumulated inside the mine led to an ...
 
 
Usman Manzoor
ISLAMABAD: The investigation of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has established that the allotment of National Police Foundation (NPF) plot to one of the top officials of the Interior Ministry is illegal and that the Foundation created a plot ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar here on Wednesday approved Rs2.9 billion incentive grant for immediate apportionment among the provinces. It may be recalled that the CCI, on a proposal from the Finance Division, had decided ...