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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and federal and Punjab ministers are allowed to fully campaign for their candidates in the forthcoming high-profile by-elections as the prohibition was dispensed with by the ...
 
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Ahmad Noorani
ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is yet to start action against some big fish involved in embezzling billions during the last few decades including some top businessmen, stock exchange brokers and top guns of the Musharraf regime. ...
 
 
Jawwad Rizvi
LAHORE: Iran has agreed to lift ban on rice import from Pakistan against the backdrop of gradual removal of international sanctions and the rice export will restart from October 2015.
The decision was taken in a high level meeting with Iranian ...
 
 
Faisal Kamal Pasha
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will today (Wednesday) hear a petition seeking a court direction to the federal government to ban the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) for its alleged anti-Pakistan activities.
Justice Athar Minallah will ...
 
 
Fakhar Durrani
ISLAMABAD: A retired senior official of Ministry of Law and Justice allegedly misled the court of a senior civil judge in Islamabad claiming that he is still serving in the Ministry.
Documents available with The News reveal that Muhammad Ajmal ...
 
 
Mariana Baabar
ISLAMABAD: National Security Adviser as well as key adviser on the foreign policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, is expected to visit Kabul on September 3-4 to represent Pakistan at the Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on ...
 
 
Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: Former President Asif Ali Zardari’s hard-hitting attack on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is primarily meant to force petering out the severity of the Rangers led targeted operation in Karachi, an objective that is unlikely to be ...
 
 
Qammer Abbass Anka
Pakistan, situated in strategic location of South Asia has always been victim of some international conspiracies on one account or the other. The conspirators at one hand cannot assimilate Pakistan’s achievements for fostering internal stability ...
 
 
Riaz Khan Daudzai
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has earned Rs13.55 billion from investment in the treasury bills (T-bills) and other products that increased the volume of Hydel Development Fund (HDF) to Rs27 billion.
An amount of Rs14 billion is being spent on ...
 
 
Akhtar Amin
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday directed the Ehtesab Commission to submit a notified copy of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission (Amendment) Act 2015 under which legal cover has been given to judicial custody of those ...
 
 
Muhammad Anis
ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has challenged India’s census report which showed the Muslim population at only 170 million.
In a statement Acting Ameer of the JI Liaquat Baloch has said that India’s recent census report was misleading as it ...
 
 
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TANK: The police on Tuesday arrested 30 proclaimed offenders and recovered weapons from them during a crackdown against the anti-social elements in the district, police said. They said the police launched the crackdown in parts of the district and ...
 
 
our correspondent
KOHAT: Officials of the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) along with the police raided in various areas and arrested around 40 power thieves on Tuesday. Executive Engineer (XEN) Zaveed Khan along with the police launched operation against ...
 
 
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BATKHELA: A local leader of the JUI-F was shot dead in Dargai tehsil of Malakand Agency late Monday night, sources said. They said that JUI-F Wartair Union Council head Qari Abidur Rehman was on his way to a mosque to offer ‘Isha prayer when one ...
 
 
our correspondent
BANNU: Security forces defused an explosive device planted on roadside in Janikhel area in Frontier Region (FR) Bannu on Tuesday, official sources said. The sources said that the security forces convoy was heading to Bannu city from Janikhel when ...
 
 
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MARDAN: The foundation stone for the 2.5-megawatt power plant was laid at the Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) in Mardan. The Rs320 million project would be completed within seven months. This is the first project at any university in Pakistan for ...
 
 
our correspondent
NOWSHERA: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a man in Pabbi bazaar on Tuesday, official sources said. Tauheed reported to the police that his 21-year-old brother Atizaz had gone to Pabbi bazaar when unidentified gunmen fired at him, killing him on the ...
 
 
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SADDA: The resettlement of tribespeople displaced due to the sectarian conflict in Kurram Agency some 32 years ago is in progress, an official said on Tuesday.
Talking to reporters, Kurram Agency’s Political Agent Amjad Ali Khan said a number of ...
 
 
Group Captain Muhammad Ali
Mervyn Lesley Middlecoat grew up in Lahore and received his early education at Saint Anthony’s High School. After having a short stint of few months at prestigious Burn Hall College at Abbottabad, he joined PAF in 1951. He passed out with 16 GDP ...
 
 
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CHITRAL: Former member provincial assembly and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) candidate for district nazim Maulana Abdur Rehman on Tuesday asked party leadership to initiate disciplinary action against some elected district councilors who ...
 
 
Mohammad Nasir
KARACHI: Geo Films’ ‘Manto’, which is based on the life of acclaimed novelist of the region, Saadat Hasan Manto, is ready to hit cinemas on September 11.
Written by Shahid Nadeem, the movie features a star studded cast that includes Sarmad ...
 
 
News Desk
KARACHI: Speaking to the host of Geo New programme ‘Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath’ on Monday, senior journalist Hamid Mir said Dr Asim Husain’s arrest for terror financing is a matter of serious nature.
According to sources, Hamid Mir told ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment and Trade (KPBoIT) Vice-Chairman Senator Mohsin Aziz has rejected the recent unprecedented hike in gas tariff by 67 per cent.
Speaking at a press conference here on Tuesday, the senator from the ...
 
 

Farmers owe Rs 1.5b to Mepco
From Our Correspondent
BAHAWALPUR: SE Mepco Bahawalpur circle Attaullah Bhutta Tuesday said farmers from Bahawalpur and Lodhran districts owe Rs 1.5 billion to the Mepco.
Talking to The News, Bhutta said the ...
 
 

2 gamblers held with stake money
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CHAKWAL: City police on Tuesday arrested two gamblers and recovered stake money and other articles from them.
On a tip-off, the police raided a gambling den at Moti Bazaar and ...
 
 

2 women abducted
From Our Correspondent
DASKA: Two women were abducted in separate incidents here on Tuesday.
Accused Nasir, Jamal and Akhtar entered the house of Yousaf in the area of Bombanwala police and allegedly abducted his daughter. ...
 
 

Call to use modern techniques to enhance effective working
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FAISALABAD: A three-day Indigenous On-Campus Training (IOT) was concluded at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, here on Tuesday.
The training was ...
 
 

Steps being taken to improve power supply: Abid Sher
From Our Correspondent
GUJRANWALA: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali has said that steps are being taken to improve flow of power supply.
He said this after inaugurating a ...
 
 

DPO inaugurates PS building
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LALAMUSA: District Police Officer (DPO) Gujrat Rai Zamir ul Haq Tuesday inaugurated the building of Sadr police station, Lalamusa.
On the occasion, the DPO said he wanted the model police ...
 
 

Traders sit-in against WHT on bank transactions today
From Our Correspondent
MULTAN: Traders will stage a sit-in against 0.3 per cent withholding tax on bank transactions outside the Income Tax Multan Directorate today.
Talking to newsmen ...
 
 

Locals robbed of valuables
From Our Correspondent
NANKANA SAHIB: Locals were deprived of valuables on Tuesday.
Constable Khizar Hayat was on the way to home on his motorcycle when three bandits intercepted him near Mor Khunda and snatched ...
 
 

Two highwaymen killed, two cops injured in encounter
From Our Correspondent
OKARA: Two highwaymen were killed and as many policemen injured in an encounter near Ghorey Shah Graveyard on Stadium Road on Monday night.
Police received ...
 
 

Man kills sister-in-law for not getting divorce
From Our Correspondent
PAKPATTAN: A man killed his sister-in-law at Chak Ghulam Fareed Malika.
Arshad Bibi, sister of Muhammad Yar Wattoo, had contracted marriage with Naveed after eloping ...
 
 

Strike against 8pc services tax
From Our Correspondent
SIALKOT: Hundreds of the members of Air Cargo Agents Association of Pakistan (ACAAP), Pakistan Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA) and Custom House Agents Group (CHAG) Tuesday observed ...
 
 

Six-year-old girl drowns
From Our Correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: A six-year-old girl drowned in a canal at Rajana on Tuesday.
Aleeza Noor was playing along Gogera Branch Canal outside her house when she suddenly slipped and fell into the ...
 
 

Minor girl drowns
From Our Correspondent
VEHARI: A six-year-old girl drowned in a tube-well at Chak 31/WB on Tuesday.
Aleena, daughter of Muhammad Saleem, was playing near a tube-well when suddenly she slipped and fell in the tube-well and ...