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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan suddenly plunged into darkness late on Saturday night following a major power breakdown. Most of the country’s cities, including Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta, witnessed a huge blackout.
The tripping of the Guddu ...
 
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LAHORE: The inquiry commission judge probing alleged rigging in NA-122, Ghulam Hussain Awan, has said that no clear evidence of rigging in this constituency has come to the fore and the benefit of flaws pointed out by the inquiry committee cannot ...
 
 
Javed Mirza
KARACHI: The central bank cut its key policy rate for the second time in two months on Saturday, in line with the market’s expectations, amid signs of cooling inflation and a contained fiscal deficit.
In a move that had been widely expected, the ...
 
 
Khalid Mustafa
ISLAMABAD: According to an Ogra report, ten Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have been found responsible for the petrol crisis that continued to haunt Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for almost 12-14 days. Owing to the crisis, the routine life of ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar on Saturday said the government could form the judicial commission in half an hour to probe the alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections if the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) was ready to resolve ...
 
 
Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday said that the government should constitute a judicial commission in a straightforward manner and PTI lawmakers would not return to the controversial assemblies.
He said ...
 
 
Mazhar Abbas
ISLAMABAD: The Americans perhaps know about Hafiz Saeed from the Indian perspective but what they don’t know is something they need to know. He is among those religious leaders of Pakistan who consider groups like the Islamic State (IS) and ...
 
 
Mian Saifur Rehman
People versus parliament, people versus institutions, people versus Constitution, people versus politicians, people versus industry and the last but not the least people versus clergy. Fortunately or unfortunately, Pakistan is passing through a ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: Former foreign minister Mian Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri has expressed the need for a “high degree of optimism” in dealing with relations between Pakistan and India as interrelations of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan took centre stage at ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Saturday said Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was avoiding formation of judicial commission fearing it would expose all of his truth.
In a ...
 
 
our correspondent
RAWALPINDI: Fire suddenly erupted in a petrol pump at Pir Wadhai General Bus Stand and engulfed passenger buses and an oil tanker when the oil tanker caught fire during transfer of oil in underground oil tank on Saturday midnight, Rescue 1122 ...
 
 

WASHINGTON: The United States has welcomed the additional Pakistani steps to wipe out militants operating on its soil and citing December 16, 2014 attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School underscored that more Muslims have been victims of terror ...
 
 

NEW DELHI: US President Barack Obama has cut short his visit to India, cancelling a planned trip to the Taj Mahal, to “pay respects” to new King Salman in Saudi Arabia, the White House said Saturday.
Obama was scheduled to go to India’s famed ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday felicitated the newly crowned King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz.
Extending his best wishes to the new king, the president said, “King Salman is a great friend of Pakistan like his ...
 
 

QUETTA/HANGU/LAHORE: The law enforcement agencies (LEAs) on Saturday arrested at least seven suspected militants, including a Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander from Hangu, Harnai and Lahore.
According to security sources, on an ...
 
 
News Desk
QUETTA: An 18-inch gas pipeline was blown up in Jaffarabad district by miscreants on
Saturday.
However, no casualties were reported. The militants had planted explosive material close to the gas pipeline in Dera Allah Yar that went off with ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry on Saturday delegated authority to Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif to take a decision on former president Gen (R) Pervez Mushrraf’s plea, seeking permission to travel to Saudi Arabia to offer condolences to the ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: The World Bank (WB) Board has accorded approval for financing the 108 MW Gulpur Hydropower Project to be located at Poonch River, District Kotli, AJK.
A high-level delegation of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the arm of ...
 
 

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on the invitation of China left the country on a two-day official visit.
According to ISPR, during his stay in China, COAS will meet Chinese political and military ...
 
 
Ashrafuddin Pirzada
LANDIKOTAL: At least two volunteers of the anti-militant group, Tauheedul Islam
(TI), were killed and two others injured when an explosion hit their bunker in the Naray Baba area of Tirah valley, sources said on Saturday.
The sources said ...
 
 

DHAKA: At least 34 people have died in Bangladesh and scores have been injured, most of them in firebomb attacks, amid rising political unrest fuelled by a stand-off between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the main opposition leader.
Police ...
 
 
Murtaza Ali Shah
LONDON: Britain’s widely circulated Daily Mail has said that a smear campaign against Imran Khan’s bride Reham Khan is underway and close relatives as well as political opponents from the couple’s families could be behind it to damage their union. ...
 
 
Ahmad Hassan
ISLAMABAD: The government has not summoned the National Assembly (NA) session requisitioned by the joint opposition last Tuesday to discuss the petrol shortage crisis that hit the nook and corner of the country for more than ten days. Apparently, ...
 
 

NEW YORK: US President Barack Obama is likely to raise with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the issue of how the two nuclear-armed neighbours can resume dialogue and reduce their hostilities when the two leaders hold talks during the American ...
 
 

CHAGHI: The Iranian security forces handed over 27 Pakistani nationals to the Levies force on Pak-Iran border in Taftan area of Chaghi district on Saturday.
According to Levies force, these Pakistanis were apprehended by the Iranian security ...