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Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has floated the idea of South Asia as a “dispute-free region” and highlighted the need for cooperation between the member countries for the elimination of poverty, illiteracy, malnourishment, unemployment and ...
 
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Numan Wahab & Mumtaz Alvi
LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that the place and date of the PTI rally would not be changed and he would give a future line of action on Nov 30 which would be devastating for the government.
He said the PTI ...
 
 
Muhammad Ejaz Khan
QUETTA: Unknown armed men shot dead four polio workers, including three female health workers, and injured three others in the outskirts of the provincial capital on Wednesday, leading to postponement of the government’s drive against the crippling ...
 
 
Khalid Mustafa
ISLAMABAD: In a positive development, Pakistan has successfully launched the US dollar dominated international Sukuk after nine years that received a very high investors’ interest who made subscription of $2.3 billion, which was nearly five times ...
 
 
Habibullah Khan
MIRANSHAH: Seven suspected militants were killed in a US drone attack in the Shawal area of North Waziristan Agency (NWA) tribal region on Wednesday.
Official sources said the unmanned US spy aircraft fired two missiles at a house, which the ...
 
 
Monitoring report
LONDON: Some 24 men specifically targeted in Pakistan resulted in the death of 874 innocent people in US drone strikes, says a report by the human-rights group Reprieve.
The drones came for Ayman Zawahiri on 13 January 2006, hovering over a ...
 
 
Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: A cabinet committee on energy has worked out a strategy that the government claims would reduce the loadshedding duration to an average five to six hours a day during the next summer.
Prime Minister’s spokesman Dr Mussadiq Malik told ...
 
 
Murtaza Ali Shah
LONDON: The 26-year prison sentence for the alleged blasphemy handed down to four people by a court in Gilgit has drawn international condemnation with human rights organisations expressing worry for media freedom in Pakistan as well as questioning ...
 
 
Ahmad Noorani
ISLAMABAD: Eminent legal experts and jurists say that the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) courts have no jurisdiction outside that area and any issue relating to broadcast of any content on the electronic media could only be dealt by Pemra.
Akram Sheikh, ...
 
 
our correspondent
KARACHI: It would be a lame excuse for the federal government to privatise national strategic institutions on the pretext of an inability to keep them running, Pakistan People’s Party Senator Saeed Ghani said on Wednesday.
“It is the moral and ...
 
 
Shamim Bano
KARACHI: Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, chief of the Awami Muslim League, invited the Muttahida Qaumi Movement to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s public meeting on November 30 in Islamabad.
Sheikh Rasheed held a meeting with MQM leader Senator Babar ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel has asked the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) to review the price fixation formula of petroleum products after suspicions that the government was not fully passing the benefits on to end consumers.
A ...
 
 

KATHMANDU: Afghanistan’s new president told the Indian and Pakistani leaders on Wednesday he would not let his country become the battleground for a proxy war, as the enmity between South Asia’s arch-rivals cast a shadow over the South Asian ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid has said that Imran Khan should not announce his verdict ahead of the Election Tribunal in the alleged rigging case in elections 2013.
He said that the prime minister ...
 
 
Khalid Mustafa
ISLAMABAD: In a shocking development, the top management of a Saudi firm, Al-Tuwairqi Holding, has warned of winding up operations if the government does not take the decision to provide gas at discounted rate for the Tuwairqi Steel Mills in the ...
 
 
Monitoring report
KARACHI: The police on a tip-off conducted a raid on a house in the Liaquatabad area and recovered 33 minor girls. All the girls, aged between 8 and 10, were brought to Karachi from the Bajaur Agency. The girls can only speak Pashtu and cannot ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has stated that Ittefaq Foundries had paid back their all bank loans, including that of the NBP, and there was nothing outstanding against them.
“Our books show no outstanding against the said ...
 
 
Shamim Bano
KARACHI: Accusing the Sindh government of gross mismanagement of development funds, senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader and MNA, Babar Ghauri urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to press the provincial government for a clarification ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: Two out of the five Pakistan Taliban commanders killed in the US drone attack on Monday in eastern Afghanistan have now been identified.
All of them were close to Maulana Fazlullah, the head of the outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan ...
 
 
our correspondent
KARACHI: Announcing a protest drive against government’s policy of privatization, a senior leader of the Pakistan People’s Party, Senator Mian Raza Rabbani, said the proposed privatization of Pakistan International Airlines and Pakistan Steel Mills ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has said that the Iranian government “will not suspend” its gas export contract with Pakistan. According to IRNA news agency, the minister said Iran was ready to begin gas export to Islamabad. ...