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Amir Mir
ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif’s latest statement that Washington was not a reliable friend of Islamabad runs contrary to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s rather friendly approach towards the US which had openly backed him during the recent ...
 
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Sabir Shah
LAHORE: Apart from boosting the business of some Kathmandu-based hotels, which have reportedly witnessed a record-high occupancy of more than 94 percent this November, the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit may ...
 
 
Usman Manzoor
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan Wednesday appeared before the Election Tribunal in Lahore and posed confidence in the judge Kazim Ali Malik while PTI lawyers had abused the same judge when he refused to give an order of their ...
 
 
Naheed Khan
Rumours of the change of present set-up keep cropping up which indicates that things are not moving in the right direction and there is an immediate need to normalise the situation and take the country in the right direction.
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Umar Cheema
ISLAMABAD: As date of filing income tax returns is about to expire, lawmakers are likely to come under spotlight again for notorious reasons as either they don’t file tax statement or pay a paltry sum that doesn’t match with their living style. ...
 
 
Muhammad Anis
ISLAMABAD: Members of the National Assembly (MNAs) Wednesday strongly condemned the brutal killing of a Christian couple in Kot Radha Kishan and demanded exemplary punishment to those involved in the crime.
Speaking on points of order, the ...
 
 
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LAHORE: A seven-member WHO delegation has arrived in Lahore to review the arrangements to tackle the Ebola virus.
The delegation met Adviser on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique and Health Secretary Jawad Rafiq Malik at Punjab Civil Secretariat and ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has promoted the assembly’s Additional Secretary Nasrullah Khan to BPS-20 despite the stay order granted by the court. KP Assembly Secretary Amanullah issued the promotion notification on ...
 
 
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BARA: The internally displaced persons (IDPs) have criticised officials of the Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) for not paying them transportation charges.
Talking to The News, Zahir Gul Afridi, said his family had been displaced from ...
 
 
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MANSEHRA: Students, educationists and family members of army personnel who sacrificed lives in war against terrorism have paid tribute to Pakistan Army for confronting internal and external enemies to protect the country. “I am proud of my husband ...
 
 
Noor Aftab
ISLAMABAD: The top stalwarts of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) are still unclear whether former president Asif Ali Zardari would attend PPP’s Founding Day Convention scheduled to be held in Lahore on November 30 that according to new schedule would ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday stayed the promotion of officers of the Education Department in grade-19 across the province till the next order of the court.
A two-member bench comprising Justice Nisar Hussain and Justice ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has conferred Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) on the Indonesian naval chief in recognition of his outstanding services towards further cementing the defence cooperation between the two countries.
Talking to Chief ...
 
 
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MINGORA: The district administration on Wednesday suspended a technician of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) over alleged negligence after the emergence of a polio case in the district.
Swat Deputy Commissioner Mehmood Aslam Wazir ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: In an incident of target killing, a religious leader was gunned down in Sector E-11/4 of the federal capital Wednesday night when he was going to E-11 from G-11, police said. The victim hailed from Gilgit. He was a ‘Zakir’ in an ...
 
 
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LAHORE: To avoid further chaos and loss of lives at D-Chowk, the government needs to dilute the heightening situation through result oriented negotiations before 30th of November. Seven deaths at D-Chowk on 30th of August showed that nothing has ...
 
 
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MANSEHRA: A leader of traders’ union in the district and his brother were gunned down in an honour-related issue at College Doraha area Tuesday night.
Amir Zeb, while registering a first information report with the police, stated that a group of ...
 
 
Mushtaq Paracha
NOWSHERA: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak Wednesday claimed one million workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would participate in the protest rally on November 30.
Speaking at the Workers’ Convention at the Camp ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: The Association for Creation of Employment Wednesday asked the government to remove the condition of attachment with judiciary for membership of the Election Commission of Pakistan.
Addressing a press conference at the Peshawar Press ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: All Government Employees Coordination Council, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has cancelled its protest sit-in owing to the protest demonstration of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in the provincial capital and announced strike across the country from ...
 
 
Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: The revolt being attempted by Sardar Zulfikar Khosa in the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has not so far clicked as not a single figure from this party has come out to stand with him and be counted.
Former Sindh Chief ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) has constituted a seven-member larger bench on the request of Justice Jawwad S Khawaja to hear prime minister (PM) disqualification case.
A three-member bench of SC led by Justice Khawaja had given decision during ...
 
 


ISIS distributes pamphlets in South Waziristan
WANA: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Wednesday distributed pamphlets in Wana area of the Southern Waziristan Agency (SWA), demanding cooperation of the people.According to details, ...
 
 

IUB acting VC accused of favouritism
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BAHAWALPUR: Unnecessary delay in the appointment of vice-chancellor of the Islamia University Bahawalpur is not only causing doubts among the faculty members but also creating ...
 
 

Ex-MPA injured by unknown gunmen in Burewala
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BUREWALA: Three unidentified gunmen shot at and injured PPP former MPA Khalid Saleem Bhatti near the main graveyard here on Wednesday.
Khalid Saleem was returning from ...
 
 

Shivaratri festival 85 Hindu pilgrims arrive
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CHAKWAL: Some 85 Hindu pilgrims Wednesday reached Katas Raj, Chakwal to celebrate their Maha Shivaratri festival.
Choa Saiden Shah AC Samina Saif Niazi and local officials ...
 
 

Enmity claims girl’s life
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DASKA: A man and his son shot dead a 17-year-old girl over an old enmity in the Satra police area on Wednesday.
Zulfiqar had a quarrel with the father of Iqra sometime back. On the day of ...
 
 

3 suspects held, five hand grenades recovered
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FAISALABAD: The Batala Colony police claimed to have arrested three suspects and recovered five hand grenades from them near Babar Chowk, People’s Colony, on Tuesday night. ...
 
 

Robbers continue looting spree in Gujranwala
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GUJRANWALA: Bandits and thieves Wednesday deprived the locals of cash, cellphones and valuables in 12 strikes.
Two bandits intercepted Ismail and his wife at Nawab Chowk ...
 
 

Regularisation, release of allowances
Employees of commerce colleges stage demos
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JHANG: The teaching and non-teaching staff of Government Commerce Colleges for Boys and Girls boycotted the classes and staged ...
 
 

Man, son gunned down over trifle in Kasur
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KASUR: A man and his son were shot dead over a minor dispute at Ram Thaman Village in the Raja Jang police limits on Wednesday.
Razzaq had a dispute with Ameen over ...
 
 

Man killed, 2 hurt in accident
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MALAKWAL: A man died while two others sustained injuries in a road accident on Bhera Road on Wednesday.
Muhammad Riaz was on his way by a bike when a speeding rickshaw coming from ...
 
 

Electoral reforms
Consultation with all stakeholders stressed
From Our Correspondent
MULTAN: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN), an NGO, has urged the government to start consultation with all the stakeholders for electoral ...
 
 

Attempts suicide
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PAKPATTAN: A boy Wednesday attempted suicide over a petty issue.
Jabar Ali, 17, son of Zakir, of Chak Marllay Chowk exchanged angry words with his mother and consumed pesticide. He was shifted to DHQ ...
 
 

House looted
From Our Correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: A house was looted at Chak 733/GB on Tuesday night.
Dacoits entered the house of farmer Abid Gulzar and took away Rs 300,000, gold ornaments and other valuables.
DBA STRIKE: The DBA ...