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Azam Butt
GUJRANWALA/LAHORE: At least 19 people, including three army officers, were killed after the engine and three bogies of a special train carrying troops, their families and military hardware derailed and fell into a canal on Thursday.
The incident ...
 
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ISLAMABAD: Mohsin Ali and Moazzam Ali, the two prime accused in the Dr Imran Farooq murder case, confessed to their direct involvement in the killing of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader.
Sources on Thursday said a joint investigation ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The secretary Election Commission of Pakistan said here on Thursday that the Pakistan Army had agreed to deploy troops to provide security during the repolling process of the local government elections on July 5.
The Secretary ECP, ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: The judicial commission (JC) on Thursday asked the counsel for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) why the Returning Officers (ROs) determined the printing of ballot papers in the Punjab.
Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, a member of the ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, on Thursday asserted that no power on earth could bar a change from taking place in Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion of the joining of PTI by several former ministers ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has emphasised that Pakistan’s voice on peace, security and development issues should be continuously heard at the United Nations with due esteem.
He was talking to Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: The row between the federal and the Sindh government over the issue of electricity bills took a serious turn on Thursday when the Sindh government warned of staging a Dharna (sit-in) in Islamabad and moving the court on the alleged ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the attorney general to explain as to why the government’s action plan was only focused on Deeni Madaris (seminaries) and no action was being taken against the terrorist organisations.
A ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has assured the people of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) that the federal government would fulfill each and every commitment in letter and spirit that was made with them during the election campaign.
The ...
 
 
Ahmad Hassan
ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will take the full control of the Gilgit-Baltistan government when it will have its own governor who would take oath after Eidul Fitr as Mir Ghazanafar has been tipped for the slot, ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: In a unique case of alleged illegal detention of its District Election Commissioner (DEO) and beating him up, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday summoned the Balochistan police chief, DC Chaman/Qilla Abdullah and ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Water and Power, Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Thursday said that the government was taking concrete measures to resolve the energy problem.
“Sufficient energy would be available in 2018 as many projects are in progress ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: Japan has agreed to fund the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to implement a project worth $5 million for the recovery and development of the agricultural sector in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said that ensuring a united and strong Pakistan through shared prosperity and inclusive development was the top priority of the government.
“The ...
 
 
Ashrafuddin Pirzada
LANDIKOTAL: Elders of the Afridi tribe signed an agreement with the political administration aimed to ban all kinds of violence during the Ramzan and on Eid. The agreement was signed on Thursday in Landikotal administration office where a large ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The Apex Committee in its monthly meeting held at the corps headquarters here Thursday reviewed the law and order situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
According to an Inter-Services Public ...
 
 
Fakhar Durrani
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) production has reached zero level because of extremely low gas pressure. The documents available with The News show that almost zero gas pressure is because of the nonpayment of gas bills.
The PSM consumed ...
 
 
Murtaza Ali Shah
LONDON: A newly elected Labour member of the parliament has called for the British parliament to hold an immediate inquiry into human rights abuses in Indian occupied Kashmir committed mainly by the armed forces.
Addressing the first meeting of ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is not giving importance to the proceedings of the sub-committee of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as on Thursday the committee pended the audit paras worth millions of the rupees due to ...
 
 
Azeem Samar
KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party’s leadership has resolved that fresh membership drive of the party in Punjab would be launched after upcoming Eidul Fitr while any change in provincial set-up of the party would be done through consultation with its ...
 
 
our correspondent
WANA: Following the clash involving Pakistani and Afghan security forces on Wednesday, the border between the two countries at Angoor Adda remained closed for the second consecutive day on Thursday.
The border was closed after the clash between ...
 
 

196 more NWA families return home
By our correspondent
BANNU: Around 196 internally displaced families were sent home in North Waziristan on the second day of the return process on Thursday, the political administration said.The political ...