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KARACHI: Leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf told a press conference today that highly priced land in Karachi was doled out to some people through connivance of officials of the Land Department and former provincial ministers, but no one ...
 
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NAWABSHAH: The Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, inaugurated the project of 10-kilometer-long lining of the main Rohri Canal costing Rs4.4 billion.
Talking to the media on the occasion, the chief minister said that the lining project ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan has said return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency to native areas would resume soon.
Talking to a delegation of tribal elders from Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency on ...
 
 
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LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Sirajul Haq has demanded the government fix the limit of possessing land to eliminate feudalism as India did soon after the partition.
Addressing a Kisan convention at Rajowal, about 75-kms from Lahore on ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued notices to the Attorney General (AG) and companies, which have worked out land assessment in EOBI land scam.The court has sought a reply from the AG that the court is told as to why no increase has been ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday put on notice the ministries of defence and interior in 22 fresh cases of missing persons from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata.
A two-member bench comprising Chief Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: In a move to implement the National Action Plan (NAP), the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police on Wednesday arrested 10 persons for possessing hate material and rounded up 85 others for misusing loudspeakers.
The government has ordered the ...
 
 
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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday allowed District Coordination Officer Lahore to continue crackdown on restaurants and cafés offering ‘oxygen shots’ to customers.
Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan was hearing a petition moved by an owner of ...
 
 
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LAHORE: US President Barack Obama’s visit to India has given a golden opportunity to Pakistan to strengthen its sovereignty, defence, economy and other sectors and activate Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) to compete India in defence and ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sports, Tourism, Archaeology, Museums and Youth Affairs Department to devise short and long-term projects for the promotion of tourism and preservation of ...
 
 
Akhtar Amin
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday acquitted three more convicts of terrorism charges due to the faulty investigation in the case and maintained the sentence of one terror convict.
A two-member special bench comprising Justice ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: Former prime minister and senior leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday said his party had no objection to the US-India nuclear deal but it wanted the United States to treat both the countries ...
 
 
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NAWABSHAH: Chief of Qaumi Awami Tehreek, Ayaz Latif Palejo, said that Sindh was being looted on different pretexts since the creation of Pakistan.
He said that Gen Zia, Gen Musharraf, the Muslim League and the Pakistan People’s Party looted the ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: Japan on Wednesday signed agreements with Pakistan to provide grant aid of $19 million for energy saving in water supply system and security improvements at Karachi and Qasim ports.
According to the announcement made by Japanese ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: A high-level delegation of the Afghan Border Force Wednesday called on Corps Commander Peshawar Lt-Gen Hidayatur Rahman to discuss border security matters and measures for enhancing border coordination mechanism.
The delegation was led ...
 
 
Faisal Kamal Pasha
ISLAMABAD: Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Wednesday issued notices to the secretary Ministry of Interior directing him to provide a list of all the cases throughout Pakistan pending against Mumbai terror ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday issued a contempt of court notice to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health secretary for non-compliance with court orders. A division bench comprising Justice Nisar Hussain Khan and Justice Irshad Qaiser ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: To condemn the French magazine for publishing blasphemous sketches, activists of Muslim Students Federation (MSF) and Tanzeem-e-Asatiza Khyber Pakhtunkhwa staged separate demonstrations here on Wednesday.
Holding banners, the ...
 
 
Amir Mir
ISLAMABAD: With the formal nomination of a former TTP commander from Orakzai Agency, Hafiz Saeed Khan, as the ameer of the Khorasan chapter of the Islamic State (IS), or Daesh, the ongoing battle for influence between Abu Bakar Al Baghdadi-led IS ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: At a time when Pakistan’s public debt has crossed Rs17 trillion mark, the government is going to inform the International Monetary Fund (IMF) team that the Debt Office would be strengthened by hiring experts with MP scales after getting ...
 
 
Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: As preparations are afoot to local council elections in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) before Punjab and Sindh, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is not in good health in this province.
Adviser to Prime Minister Eng. Amir Muqam, ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The Korea’s Exim Bank has agreed to provide $50 million for establishing first ever IT Park in Islamabad having an area of 45 acres of land.Ambassador of Korea Song Jong Hawan called on the Minster of State for IT & T Anusha Rahman here ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Japan on Wednesday signed agreements with Pakistan to provide grant aid of $19 million for energy saving in water supply system and security improvements at Karachi and Qasim ports, writes Mehtab Haider
According to the announcement ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: In a landmark decision, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has determined and approved the upfront tariff and adjustments/indexation for solar power generation for delivery of electricity to the power purchaser ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Wednesday said that sufficient electricity would be available by utilizing coal and liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Steps were being taken to generate electricity through ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The China-Pakistan Year of Friendly Exchanges was launched in Beijing on Wednesday at a grand reception that marked its official commencement — the first one of a series of activities which the two friendly countries plan to celebrate ...
 
 

Labour colonies to be constructed in Punjab: minister
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LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Labour and Human Resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar has said the Punjab Workers Welfare Board (PWWB) will construct labour colonies in the ...
 
 

Infant among 4 crushed to death in Bahawalpur
From Our Correspondent
BAHAWALPUR: Four people, including a nine-month-old boy, were crushed to death by a truck after their bike slipped near Head Islam on Hasilpur-Vehari Road on Wednesday. ...
 
 

Jami made Chakwal Zakat committee chairman
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CHAKWAL: Sultan Raza Jami has been made the Zakat and Ushr Committee district chairman at Chief Minister Secretariat, Lahore, on Wednesday.
The Zakat and Ushr Committee ...
 
 

Cash, valuables looted
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CHUNIAN: Four dacoity incidents were reported here on Wednesday.
Three dacoits intercepted Pervaiz Masih of Nizampura and took away his bike and cash. In another incident, five dacoits took ...
 
 

No deal with Model Town tragedy accused: PAT
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DREA GHAZI KHAN: The Pakistan Awami Tehrik will never strike a deal with the accused of the Model Town massacre.
This was stated by the PAT president Dr Raheeq Abbasi, ...
 
 

Crackdown against POs ordered
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FAISALABAD: CPO Dr Sohail Tajik Wednesday directed all SHOs of Faisalabad district to immediately constitute special raiding teams to arrest proclaimed offenders (POs).
He said the ...
 
 

ACE orders cases against SHO, ASI
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GUJRANWALA: Anti-Corruption Establishment Director Dr Sohail Anwar has ordered cases against a station house officer and an assistant sub-inspector on the charge of corruption.
Rana ...
 
 

CAA urged to make airport operational
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MULTAN: The business community Wednesday urged the Civil Aviation Authority to make the Multan International Airport operational.
Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry ...
 
 

Talks termed best option to tackle terrorism
From Our Correspondent
MUZAFFARGARH: Commissioner Dera Ghazi Khan Division Dr Saqib Aleem Wednesday said dialogues are the best option to tackle menace of terrorism from the country.
Addressing ...
 
 

Biker dies in accident
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NANKANA SAHIB: A man was killed in a road accident here. Zafar Javed, 45, was riding a motorcycle, when a speeding car hit him near Younasabad, leaving Zafar dead on the spot.
FOUR INJURED: ...
 
 

4 injured in Pakpattan incidents
From Our Correspondent
PAKPATTAN: Four people were injured in separate incidents here on Wednesday.
Muhammad Rafique was on his way when accused Akram allegedly shot at and injured him over enmity near Chak ...
 
 

Water filtration plant for Toba
From Our Correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: A Canada-based NGO has provided a modern water filtration plant worth Rs 3.5 million for Toba Tek Singh citizens through the Al Khidmat Foundation.
AKF district ...