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KARACHI: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid said on Sunday that Geo News Anchorperson Hamid Mir was attacked in Karachi and the provincial government was responsible for the probe of the incident.
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Sabir Shah
LAHORE: Now that CCTV cameras on Hamid Mir’s route from Karachi Airport to Geo offices have been “mysteriously” found defective due to broken links at crucial locations, the Karachi police may resort to “Geo-fencing,” a technique used to trace ...
 
 
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LAHORE: PPP Central Punjab Secretary General Tanvir Ashraf Kaira has called upon the federal government to restore the wheat subsidy for the people of Gilgit-Baltistan.
He said the PML-N government was a government of the capitalists by the ...
 
 
Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: What’s the crime this lovely anchorperson, Hamid Mir, committed that hit the heartless attackers so hard that they pumped six bullets into his body, creating a worldwide furore.
He has been relentlessly speaking against the missing ...
 
 
Murtaza Ali Shah
LONDON: Condemnations poured in as British Pakistanis strongly slated the gruesome murder attempt on Pakistan’s leading anchor and Geo TV’s senior anchor Hamid Mir who was ambushed and shot by unidentified shooters in Karachi shortly after he left ...
 
 

LAHORE: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah Sunday said attempt on the life of Geo TV’s senior anchor Hamid Mir was highly regrettable and the nature of allegations leveled by the injured journalist’s brother Amir ...
 
 
Javed Aziz Khan
PESHAWAR: Armed attackers bombed the house and hujra of the slain leader of the Awami National Party (ANP) Mian Mushtaq in Mashokhel village on Sunday and kidnapped three of his relatives.
In another incident, a bomb was defused before it could ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: Senior journalists, civil society members and lawyers have formed a provincial working group on media safety and security with the aim to make collective efforts to combat the impunity of crimes against journalists.
The working group ...
 
 
Shakeel Anjum
Islamabad: Borrowed security forces are all set to take over control of the protection of the federal capital, indicating that the Islamabad Police are not capable to save the city from any harm.
The requisite police powers have been delegated ...
 
 
Salman Aslam
LAHORE: AT least 28 people, most of them children, were injured when around 300 gas balloons exploded at an event marking the launch of Walton Flyover on Sunday.
The incident occurred when the children were playing in a playground near the ...
 
 
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VEHARI: Six TMA employees died from poisonous gas while repairing an electric motor fixed at a waste disposal tube-well in Jalla Jem, Mailsi, on Sunday.
The motor of the disposal tube-well was out of order and three motor mechanics Iqbal, Fiaz ...
 
 
Ali Moeen Nawazish
It is safe to say that what happened this last Saturday has shocked and scarred Pakistan in a permanent way. Hamid Mir in many ways is the face of the independent media of Pakistan. He took stands on issues that most would ignore. He spoke for ...
 
 

Islamabad: The World Intellectual Property Day will be observed across the world including Pakistan on April 26 to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property (IP) in encouraging innovation and creativity.
This year the theme of the ...
 
 
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Islamabad: Teams of Islamabad Police and Rawalpindi Elite Force have started joint patrolling in twin cities and combined police pickets have been set up at exits as well as entry points.
AIG (Operations) Islamabad Sultan Azam Temuri said that ...
 
 

Several MQM workers were arrested and subsequently sentenced to death on this charge by an anti-terrorism court.
On July 26, 2001, Managing Director Pakistan State Oil, Shaukat Raza Mirza, was killed in a targeted killing incident in Karachi. ...
 
 

KARACHI: After 10 years at the helm of United Bank Limited (UBL) as the President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Atif Bokhari has decided to resign from the position. During this period, the Bank made tremendous strides to create the financial ...
 
 
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Rawalpindi: The local chapter of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf has announced to stage a ‘Dharna’ (sit-in) at D-Chowk, Islamabad, on April 25 (Friday) to condemn what they termed wrong policies of the government.
In this connection, vice president of ...
 
 
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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Walton Flyover project has been completed within a short period of two months while a high standard and transparency have also been maintained.
He said construction of Walton Flyover would ...
 
 
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LAHORE: Wheat procurement by the Punjab Food Department has yet to start and even distribution of gunny bags slows to a great extent, said an official here Sunday.
The provincial food department managed to distribute gunny bags among farmers for ...
 
 
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Islamabad: The federal government is very much aware of polio situation in the country, so it has declared emergency to tackle the issue on priority basis, according to Minister of State for Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal ...
 
 
Meeran Karim
LAHORE: At least 200 followers of the Bahaí faith currently reside here in Lahore. While banned from practising their religion and studying in Iran’s educational institutions, Pakistan’s Bahai population is grateful for the equal status and freedom ...
 
 
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Islamabad: Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Maroof Afzal has directed the concerned officials to complete construction work on Kashmir Highway within stipulated timeframe without compromising on quality and standard of work.
The CDA ...
 
 

Q1): I am an accountant in a multinational company in Peshawar. I want to do LLB and afterwards I want to start practice in Law. Kindly guide me from where should I get degree without attending classes because I can’t leave my job. Your advice will ...
 
 
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JHANG: Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) MNA from NA-89 Maulana Muhammad Ahmad Ludhianvi has said he believes in peace and he will join the National Assembly with a message of peace.
Speaking at a press conference here on Sunday, Ludhianvi said ...
 
 
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OKARA: City Renala Khurd police on Sunday booked a woman and her former brother-in-law for murdering her second husband at 21/2L village.
Bashiran Bibi contracted marriage with Yasin some time ago. Later, she developed illicit relations with ...
 
 
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LAHORE: A 27-year-old rickshaw driver expired in hospital on Sunday, a few minutes after he was shot at and wounded by an unidentified passenger in the Gawalmandi area.
The deceased was identified as Zubair Ahmad of Baghbanpura. The police said ...
 
 
Mobarik A. Virk
Islamabad: Chairman Interfaith League Against Poverty (I-LAP) Sajid Ishaq, who also is the Chairman of Pakistan Interfaith League (PIL), has called for strengthening the efforts to promote interfaith harmony and peace by working to create a ...
 
 
Muhammad Anis
RAWALPINDI: Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Ameer Sirajul Haq Sunday said the law should apply equally whether the accused was General (R) Pervez Musharraf or the common man.
“Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) wants the supremacy of the Constitution and the law and ...
 
 
News Desk
KARACHI: Two local employees of the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) who went missing in Karachi on Thursday are thought to have been kidnapped, police said on Sunday.
UN spokesperson Vittorio Cammarota, in a statement, said the pair ...
 
 
Declan Walsh
LONDON: When the Pakistani Taliban said they were willing to make peace, many Pakistanis were sceptical that the militants had truly abandoned their dream of transforming the country into an Islamic caliphate.
But since talks with government ...
 
 
Akram Shaheedi
Head of PPP media cell
Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and former President Asif Ali Zardari are coming down to Lahore, Punjab, during this week. Their landing is being described as launching of the young Bhutto who is going to be the captain of ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: A member of the Taliban committee and senior leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Prof Muhammad Ibrahim said on Sunday that progress had been made in talks between the government and Taliban and the two sides could hold a meeting within a ...
 
 
our correspondent
SUKKUR: The journalist unions, civil society and political workers on Sunday staged protests and took out rallies in various cities of Sindh, including Larkana, Sukkur, Naushehro Feroze, Ghotki, Shikarpur, Khaipur, Pannu Aqil, Jacobabad, Dadu, Moro ...
 
 

Detained tribesmen freed in Mohmand
By our correspondent
GHALLANAI: The political administration released the detained tribesmen after the Umarkhel clan agreed to destroy the poppy crop in Prang Ghar, official sources said on Sunday. The ...
 
 

One killed, five injured in accident
From Our Correspondent
BUREWALA: A rickshaw driver was killed and five women were injured when a motorcycle-rickshaw collided with a bus on Multan Road, near Mian Channu on Sunday.
Motorcycle-rickshaw ...
 
 

I will join NA with a message of peace: Ludhianvi
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JHANG: Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) MNA from NA-89 Maulana Muhammad Ahmad Ludhianvi has said he believes in peace and he will join the National Assembly with a ...
 
 

Man dies after being hit against pole
From Our Correspondent
KASUR: A man died after being hit against a pole on a railway track when he was peeping out of the window of a moving train, here on Sunday, in the limits of Pattoki Police. ...
 
 

Woman, her ex-brother-in-law booked in murder case
From Our Correspondent
OKARA: City Renala Khurd police on Sunday booked a woman and her former brother-in-law for murdering her second husband at 21/2L village.
Bashiran Bibi contracted ...
 
 

6 injured in Pakpattan incidents
From Our Correspondent
PAKPATTAN: Six people were injured in as many incidents here on Sunday.
Nasreen Bibi, the wife of Mustafa, and her son Ghulam Murtaza were on their way by a bike when a speeding car ...
 
 

Electrocuted
From Our Correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: A Fesco lineman was electrocuted at Pirmahal on Sunday.
Abdul Sattar was busy repairing an out of order transformer at Chak 722/GB when suddenly electricity restored. As a result, he ...
 
 

Six TMA workers die from
poisonous gas of waste disposal well
Protesters burn houses of doctors for not checking bodies; three medics suspended
From Our Correspondent
VEHARI: Six TMA employees died from poisonous gas while repairing an ...