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Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: The Co-chairperson of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and former president of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, bitterly criticised the PML-N government on Monday, apparently ending his reconciliation policy. He warned Prime Minister Nawaz ...
 
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Khalid Mustafa
ISLAMABAD: The government has increased the gas tariff from 13 to 63 percent with effect from September 1 (today).
Meanwhile, in an ungenerous move, the government avoided passing on the full relief to the masses on Monday despite a massive ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Monday Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had already sought a report on the arrest of Dr Asim Hussain even before the issuance of the statement of Asif ...
 
 
Mariana Baabar
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday called upon the international community to join hands for developing a coherent strategy to counter violent extremism while vehemently denying the US accusations that it was harboring and supporting the Haqqani network ...
 
 

LAHORE: A full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday imposed a ban on airing anti-state speeches of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain.
The bench directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ...
 
 
Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: Not even a single corruption case has been made against General Musharraf and his regime despite the Berlin-based global watchdog, Transparency International’s annual score of the last 15 years showing the dictator’s term as the most ...
 
 
Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: The chief election commissioner (CEC) on Monday made it clear that no Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) member would resign before the verdict of the Supreme Judicial Commission (SJC) which was hearing the proceedings on a petition ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: In order to offset passing on to domestic consumers the full benefit of a nosedive in oil prices on the international market, the government Monday jacked up GST rate on all major petroleum products ranging between 25.5 percent and 45 ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to hold summit of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in befitting manner on 11th of November this year.
It would be third summit of the OIC, Pakistan will be hosting. The last summit was first ...
 
 
Umar Cheema
ISLAMABAD: After Imran Khan named Aleem Khan as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate for the by-election in NA-122, the decision was followed by the issuance of a letter from the PTI chairman enlisting his contribution as a donor and ...
 
 
Faisal Kamal Pasha
ISLAMABAD: A division bench of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday adjourned hearing till tomorrow (Wednesday) of an intra-court appeal of the federal government seeking to declare restoration of chairman Pemra null and void.
A single-member bench ...
 
 
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MULTAN: All Pakistan Clerks Association (Apca) activists on Monday staged a demonstration against the government for its failure to fulfill the commitments made with the association leaders.
The Apca activists staged a demonstration at Chowk ...
 
 
our correspondent
KOHAT: The police on Monday claimed to have arrested an absconder who had escaped Bannu jailbreak.
District Police Officer (DPO) Sohaib Ashraf told The News that one Mir Zaman, belonging to Orakzai Agency, was a prisoner in Bannu Central ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) Jawwad S Khawaja on Monday ruled that the court intervened when the government failed to fulfill its constitutional obligations and ensure provision of fundamental rights of the people enshrined in ...
 
 

KABUL: The Taliban on Monday admitted covering up the death of longtime leader Mullah Omar for two years, saying they had wanted to keep it secret until foreign forces ended their fight against the militants.
The group confirmed in July that ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal on Monday directed for finalising the national water policy in three months to save the country from the looming water crisis.
He gave these directives to the Ministry of ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday directed the SECP and the Finance Division to thoroughly examine the proposal about the establishment of Pakistan Micro-finance Investment Company and come up with concrete recommendations to promote ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has extended the date for filing Income Tax returns for salaried persons till the 30th of September 2015.
It was due to the request of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq has said Pakistan has the potential to develop like Europe but plundering by the rulers had reduced it to a beggar state.
He was addressing the concluding session of the three-day Ahbab Convention in ...