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Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday directed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to ensure by November 13 the appointment of a permanent chief election commissioner (CEC) besides directing the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to complete the ...
 
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Delawar Jan
PESHAWAR: A physical fight was narrowly averted between members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the joint opposition in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly over criticism of Imran Khan’s alleged attempt to derail democracy and a ...
 
 
Muhammad Ejaz Khan
QUETTA: Security forces on Thursday claimed to have foiled a massive terror bid by seizing a huge cache of arms and explosives, including four tons of high power explosive material, over 100 missiles and 18 suicide vests, in various raids conducted ...
 
 
Syed Minhajur Rab
KARACHI: Doing business in Pakistan has become tougher and its ranking has dropped from 127 to 128 in the world business ranking 2015.
This was revealed in the World Bank’s (WB) report ‘Doing Business.’ The bleak economic scenario, political ...
 
 
Numan Wahab
LAHORE: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Judge Rai Ayub Marth on Thursday awarded 11 years and three-month sentence to Shahid Nazeer alias Gullu Butt on charges of vandalising vehicles and property during violence in Model Town on June 17. The court ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman, Imran Khan, has asked the Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq to stop playing on both sides of the wicket and clear his position on whether he stood for the status quo or change in Pakistan.In a ...
 
 
Irfan Burki
WANA: Seven persons, suspected to be militants, were killed and two others injured when a US drone targeted a house in the Azam Warsak area of South Waziristan Agency on Thursday.
Local residents and government officials said the drone fired two ...
 
 
Sohail Afzal
KARACHI: Whether the online IRIS system introduced by the FBR without any consultation or trial is a conspiracy or a mistake, there would certainly be negative effects on tax collections targets.
A large number of taxpayers are unable to submit ...
 
 
Noor Aftab
ISLAMABAD: Ministers for Water and Power, Petroleum and Natural Resources, and Railways would present performance report in a meeting of the federal cabinet today (Friday). The government high-ups claim that it is just for sharing ideas instead of ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Thursday deferred further hearing till November 17th for the indictment in the contempt of court case against CEO of ARY Television Network Suleman Iqbal and Mubasher Lucman with regard to broadcasting an insulting ...
 
 

UNITED NATIONS: Reaffirming Islamabad’s commitment to United Nations peacekeeping, a top Pakistani diplomat said on Thursday that his country’s participation in the UN flagship activity was aimed at helping the world body to deliver on its promise ...
 
 

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army relief effort continues in drought hit areas of Jhangra, Ratan Jotar, Islamkot, Sinhar, Diplo, Mithi, Khinser and Dhunai in Tharparker. According to an ISPR statement, 12.8-tonne ration had been distributed among the ...
 
 
our correspondent
BARA: Twenty militants were killed when the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter aircraft pounded their hideouts in Bara Tehsil of Khyber Agency, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday.In a statement, it said the fighter aircraft ...
 
 

PESHAWAR: A student refused to receive degree from Governor KP Sardar Mehtab Abbasi and went off the stage chanting slogan “Go Nawaz Go.”According to reports, the embarrassing situation was observed during convocation when a student of Peshawar ...
 
 
Muhammad Anis
ISLAMABAD: Members of the opposition parties on Thursday staged a walkout from the National Assembly (NA) as a protest against the police torture on the employees of the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL).
The opposition parties, ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Chief Meteorologist Touseef Alam has said that the severe tropical cyclone Nilofar in the Arabian Sea was weakening gradually and was becoming moderate.
Talking to the state-run TV, Touseef said that Nilofar was about 650 kms ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) Speaker, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, informed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) through a letter that resignations of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf legislators had not been accepted yet and the decision on them ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: As a measure of austerity and bringing an improvement in the functioning of the government, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has imposed a ban on the superfluous foreign visits of federal ministers/ministers of state/advisers and special ...
 
 
Muhammad Nasir
KARACHI: ‘Happy New Year’, a film by Bollywood King, Shahrukh Khan, has broken a new box office record through business of Rs3.33 billion in just six days of worldwide shows and made a niche in the Rs3 billion club.
The film has earned around ...
 
 
Mariana Baabar
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says it is encouraged by Afghanistan’s new leadership’s articulation of its priorities in which the return of Afghan refugees has been identified as a major priority.
While more than three million Afghan refugees still remain ...
 
 
News Desk
ISLAMABAD: Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid, has invited Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his son’s anointment, but excluded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the guest list.
Bukhari said that he has invited Nawaz Sharif ...
 
 

OTTAWA: Police have jailed a Pakistani gun collector living in Ontario, alleging he is a terrorist threat to Canada, his lawyer said on Thursday, days after attacks in which two Canadian soldiers were killed.
Muhammad Aqeeq Ansari, a 30-year-old ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been elected member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for a three-year term starting from January 1, 2015.
Pakistan secured 181 out of a total of 186 votes cast by member states at the election ...
 
 
our correspondent
KARACHI: Burka Avenger, Pakistan’s pioneer 3D Animated TV series, won the Best TV Show at the Second Asian Media Awards on October 28.
The winners were announced at the awards ceremony in Manchester, UK, attended by journalists, actors, ...