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Amir Mir
ISLAMABAD: While declaring that Mullah Fazlullah remains loyal to the ameer of the Afghan Taliban Mullah Mohammad Omar, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has said in a baffling announcement that “Shahidullah Shahid had been replaced as the TTP ...
 
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Mobarik A Virk
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) celebrated yet another important event at the ‘Dharna site’ at D-Chowk in front of the Parliament House on Sunday night. The event was the ‘Interfaith Day’.
The Central President of the Minority ...
 
 
Fakhar Durrani
ISLAMABAD: After its dismal performance in the NA-149 Multan by-polls, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has decided not to create trouble for the PML-N-led government and in return the ruling party will give it space to regain popularity in the ...
 
 
Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) sit-ins, which have already become quite ineffective and are experiencing waned enthusiasm and attendance, are likely to be wound up by the end of the current week on ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: A five-member larger bench of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday (today) would hear a case against a television anchorperson Mubashar Lucman for his alleged contemptuous programme.
A single bench comprising Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: The PML-N government is sleeping over the proposed key reforms to make Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) more accountable and transparent.
“We have forwarded different proposals to the government but nothing is happening to ...
 
 

QUETTA: Health department and Unicef have managed to cover up about 70 to 75 percent polio refusals in high polio risk districts of Balochistan during a four-day campaign in polio-affected areas of the province.
“A total of 13,315 out of as ...
 
 

QUETTA: Eight people, including children, were killed while 15 others injured in a head-on collision between a Karachi-bound passenger coach and a truck in the Uthal area of Lasbela district on Monday.
Police said that a bus carrying passengers ...
 
 

MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called upon Balochistan government to arrest the accused involved in the killings of South Punjab labourers.
Addressing a press conference here on Monday, he said that ...
 
 

HYDERABAD: Two men including a personnel of Rangers lost their lives as a result of firing by armed persons during an act of dacoity in a bank here at Tikoni Masjid on Monday morning.According to Manager Allied Bank, Hirabad Branch, Fateh Muhammad ...
 
 
Shahnawaz Akhter
KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has suspended the sales tax registration of a two–wheeler automobile manufacturer on refusal to provide inventory details to the auditors of Inland Revenue, official sources said on Monday.
The ...
 
 
Akhtar Amin
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Monday restrained the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) from cutting off gas supply to CNG stations and industrial units in the province over non-payment of Gas Infrastructure Development Cess ...
 
 
Munir Khan Afridi
BARA: The internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Bara and Jamrud tehsils continued to migrate from Tirah valley to safer places in Khyber Agency and Peshawar district due to ongoing Operation Khyber 1, tribal and official sources said. ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: A Lahore High Court division bench on Monday requested the chief justice to constitute five-member larger bench to hear a 23-year-old petition seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on charges of money laundering.
The ...
 
 
Faisal Kamal Pasha
Islamabad: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here Monday while hearing a contempt of court petition directed station house officer (SHO) Secretariat Police Station to appear before the court after a petitioner ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: Expressing concern over tens of thousands of non-custom paid vehicles in Malakand division and other parts of the province and Fata, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police has asked the provincial government to regularise these vehicles.
In a ...
 
 
our correspondent
Islamabad: The climate change has caused reduction in duration of autumn season in this part of the country especially those areas surrounding Margallah Hills but still the charm of this part of the season appeals the senses of the residents of the ...
 
 
our correspondent
MANSEHRA: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Mohammad Yousaf on Monday said that government would constitute a commission to work out a plan for creating more provinces.
“If more federating units are established, Hazara province ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Pakistan’s welfare and success as a nation depended on political stability in the country and the PML-N government understood the importance of democracy, Parliament’s sovereignty and strong state ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Clerks from the Departments of Agriculture and Livestock, Environment, and Education, led by All Pakistan Clerks Association (APCA), staged a protest demonstration outside the Punjab Assembly on Monday demanding better pay and benefits from ...
 
 
our correspondent
BUREWALA: A widow with her two young daughters and father attempted self-immolation outside DSP Office in protest against a police assistant sub-inspector who had allegedly taken away her cattle at the behest of an MPA.
However, the police and ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Fata chapter, on Monday appealed to the federal government to stop the ongoing operation in Bara Tehsil of Khyber Agency or give 10 days to the trapped civilians to leave the area in a proper way.
Speaking at ...
 
 
Faizan Bangash
LAHORE: Absence of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif from the Punjab Assembly once again pushed the PML-N on backfoot as it had to face strong criticism from the opposition benches.
“Even at this situation when the government is already under ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: A Lahore High Court full bench on Monday sought assistance of attorney general of Pakistan to decide maintainability of a petition seeking treason case against Imran Khan and Dr Tahirul Qadri for their alleged attempts of creating anarchy ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: A woman killed her one-month-old son by throwing him from the rooftop of her house and later attempted suicide along with her two-year-old daughter over domestic disputes in the Faisal Town police limits on Monday.
The woman and her ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Electoral Reforms Committee held its 9th meeting under the chairmanship of Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Monday. The Committee was informed that as decided in the last meeting the 1283 proposals ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: PPP Senator Aitzaz Ahsan has said Imran Khan will have to withdraw his demand for the PM’s resignation. He also rejected any possibility of military takeover and mid-term elections in the country.
Commenting on the outcome of Dharnas by ...
 
 
News Desk
LAHORE: Senior Analyst Najam Sethi said in Geo News programme ‘Aapis ki Baat’ that the PPP Oct 18 rally wasn’t small but it lacked the enthusiasm show in Imran Khan and Dr Tahirul Qadri’s public gatherings.
He said there was no comparison ...
 
 

LONDON: Founder of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain on Monday said that he had been striving for the peasants, farmers and other poor Sindhis to get them freed from the clinches of feudals and land lords of the ...
 
 

Four shot dead in Haripur
PESHAWAR: Four persons were shot dead over a minor dispute at Ghazi Turbela in Haripur district, police said on Monday.The shootout between Malik Azhar and Babar Sultan groups started at village Qaziyan in the limits of ...
 
 

Killing of two brothers by dacoits
Relatives block road in Burewala
From Our Correspondent
BUREWALA: Relatives of two brothers, who were shot dead by dacoits on resistance, staged a demonstration and blocked road by placing bodies at Chak ...
 
 

Valuables taken away
From Our Correspondent
CHUNIAN: Three theft incidents were reported here on Monday.
Seven accused took away a tractor of Ashraf. In another incident, Latif parked his bike outside a hospital. When he returned, he found ...
 
 

Free-eye camp
From Our Correspondent
FAISALABAD: Philanthropists should sponsor maximum free eye camps to check increasing eye-related ailments, said Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Rizwan Ashraf.
Addressing a ...
 
 

ATI rally against India
From Our Correspondent
GUJRANWALA: Hundreds of the ATI activists on Monday took out the Defence of Pakistan Rally here.
The rally, led by the ATI city nazim, started from the Government Islamia College and after ...
 
 

‘Unofficial’ crevices in 4 dykes during floods in Jhang
PHD trying to hush up matter
From Our Correspondent
JHANG: The Punjab Highways Department engineers are allegedly trying to hand over the project of four ‘unofficial’ crevices in the ...
 
 

12 drivers held for encroaching on roads
From Our Correspondent
LALAMUSA: Kharian Assistant Commissioner Afshan Rubab arrested 12 drivers, including eight rickshaw and four van drivers, on the charge of encroaching on roads and handed them ...
 
 

Unpaid Forest Dept daily-wagers stage demo
From Our Correspondent
NANKANA SAHIB: The daily-wagers of the Forest Department staged a demonstration against non-payment of salaries for the last two months outside the press club here on Monday. ...
 
 

Widow raped after being abducted
From Our Correspondent
OKARA: A widow was abducted and raped here.
Abdul Hameed and four unidentified people allegedly abducted widow Sidra at Chak 4/1AL. The accused took the woman to Islampura where ...
 
 

Newly-wed man dies, three friends injured in accident
From Our Correspondent
PAKPATTAN: A newly-married man was killed and his three friends were injured in a collision between a harvester and a car near Bonga Hayat on Haveli Road on Monday. ...
 
 

Youth booked for kidnapping girl
From Our Correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: Chuttiana police on Monday booked a youth under Section 365-B for allegedly kidnapping a girl a day before her marriage at Chak 313/GB.
Complainant Shahbaz, brother of ...
 
 

Accident claims life
From Our Correspondent
VEHARI: An old man was killed in road accident on Monday.
Allah Buksh, 70, was on his way to bus-sop Machiwal, when he reached near Shami Bheeni a bull cart hit him, leaving him dead ...