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Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: The dismissal of identical petitions by the Supreme Court challenging the 2013 general elections has closed the chapter of disputing the last polls, which is the fundamental objective behind the protest launched by the Pakistan ...
 
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our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday rejected replies about the deaths at the Kohat internment centre and directed the in-charge of the facility and Kohat Prison superintendent to explain why postmortem was not conducted before ...
 
 
Jan Khaskheli
HYDERABAD: Despite warnings about the cyclone Nilofar, thousands of fishermen from the Sujawal district are out in the sea.
Officials and community activists are approaching the boat crews to ensure their safe return, said Noor Mohammed Thaimor, ...
 
 
Muhammad Anis
ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar on Wednesday told the National Assembly that the polio eradication programme was not being handed over to the National Disaster Management Authority as suggested by the ...
 
 
Amir Mir
ISLAMABAD: The jailed killer of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer seems to be enjoying a free hand at the Adiala Jail Rawalpindi to indoctrinate those around him and incite them into killing blasphemy accused and convicts even in their prison ...
 
 
Shamim Bano
KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief, Altaf Hussain, while alleging repression against the Sindhi-speaking members of the MQM, has warned of a hostile response if the repression did not stop. Addressing a press conference at the MQM’s ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: The Interventional Cardiology team at Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC) led by Professor of Cardiology Major Gen (R) Dr Azhar Mahmood Kayani achieved a unique milestone here by becoming the first institute to have performed ...
 
 
Sabir Shah
LAHORE: While Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, is busy playing the role of a mediator in the ongoing political tiff between the ruling PML-N and Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, his 71-year old Bangladeshi counterpart Motiur ...
 
 
Amir Mateen
ISLAMABAD: Why doesn’t the PML-N get it? We all know that the PTI wants the National Assembly dissolved as it believes that it’s fake, redundant and what not.
The PML-N seems to support the PTI argument. Or so it seems from its revived practice ...
 
 
Mazhar Abbas
ISLAMABAD: In an emotional reunion with his ailing mother, first time since the high treason trial initiated, former president General (R) Pervez Musharraf looked more confident about challenges ahead but the government also stood firm that the ...
 
 
Waseem Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: While on one hand a court has indicted the former lawmaker of Pakistan Muslim League-N Hanif Abbasi and nine others in the ephedrine case, on the other the government has appointed a key accused in the same scandal as Director General ...
 
 
our correspondent
MANSEHRA: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq Wednesday said both the federal and provincial governments were not working sincerely to pull the country out of prevailing crises.
“I think neither the PTI is sincere to achieve the target of ...
 
 
Delawar Jan
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Minister Muhammad Atif Khan on Wednesday indicated the government had made minor changes in the textbooks to remove ‘objectionable’ materials but said the curriculum was still unchanged.
Giving government’s ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Act 2013 should be incorporated into curriculum at intermediate or above level, suggested an academician. Law College, University of Peshawar, Principal Prof Fayyazur Rehman made the suggestion ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lawyer community on Wednesday observed complete boycott of courts to protest recent nomination of lawyers as judges for the Peshawar High Court (PHC). The lawyers observed strike across the province on the call of ...
 
 
Sabir Shah
Expenditures were held to $5,000 and Senate expenditures to $10,000, or the amount established by state law (whichever was less).
In the United States, finances of political parties are regulated by the Federal Election Commission. The political ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has demanded the government to repatriate the displaced tribal people to those areas in North Waziristan Agency and other tribal areas that have been cleared of the ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The civil servants belonging to all the three segments of the provincial civil services on Wednesday formed a joint association to protect their rights and provide a unified platform for ensuring welfare of provincial services employees. ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The Fata Secretariat upgraded its IT infrastructure under the USAID-funded Fata Institutional Strengthening Project (FISP).
Additional Chief Secretary Fata Muhammad Azam Khan inaugurated the new server room. The official said the ...
 
 
Muhammad Qasim
RAWLPINDI: Senior officials at the district health department have claimed that a declining trend is observed in incidence of dengue fever among population in town within last three days however, the allied hospitals have registered another 145 ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday set aside Pakistan Medical & Dental Council quota-based admission policy in MBBS, ruling that it is a violation of fundamental rights protected by the Constitution.
Sadia, Asma Javed and other ...
 
 
our correspondent
MULTAN: Punjab Agriculture Information Assistant Director Naveed Asmat Kahlun on Wednesday said a plan was underway to boost family farming in the province to reduce the use of fertilisers and pesticides.
Taking to reporters, Kahlun said family ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday admitted for hearing a petition seeking directions for the Election Commission not to allocate electoral symbols to Pakistan Muslim League-N, Pakistan People’s Party and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) for not ...
 
 
Syed Waqar Gilani
All clarifications by Leader of the Opposition, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, that he and his party supported democratic system and not the person of prime minister, never went down well and were taken with a grain of salt. As it is said that end ...
 
 
our correspondent
HYDERABAD: Sindh University (SU) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore to promote research and academic cooperation between the two institutes of higher learning, especially in ...
 
 

Student held for killing teacher in Lalamusa
By our correspondent
LALAMUSA: The police on Wednesday arrested a student on the charge of killing his teacher. Meanwhile, a local court has remanded the accused in police custody for three days. ...
 
 

21 illegal Afghans held
From Our Correspondent
BAHAWALPUR: Kot Sabzal police claimed to have arrested 21 Afghan nationals illegally entering Punjab from Sindh on Tuesday night.
According to a press release, strict security arrangements ...
 
 

13 file papers for by-election in PP-48
From Our Correspondent
BHAKKAR: As many as 13 candidates have submitted their nomination papers for by-election in PP-48 Darya Khan.
Only two candidates have submitted papers with party tickets while ...
 
 

Valuables taken away
From Our Correspondent
CHAKWAL: Two theft incidents were reported here on Wednesday.
Accused Idrees and Noor Ajab broke into the shop of Tanveer at Warwal village and allegedly took away cash and calling cards worth Rs ...
 
 

UAF establishes new faculty to boost research
From Our Correspondent
FAISALABAD: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) has established a new faculty titled Faculty of Food, Nutrition and Home Sciences to strengthen research and ...
 
 

2 dacoits killed in Gujranwala encounter
From Our Correspondent
GUJRANWALA: Two dacoits were killed in an encounter with the Cantonment police here.
A spokesman for the police said that three dacoits had set up a picket and were looting ...
 
 

Doctors accused of poor performance
From Our Correspondent
JHANG: District Public Safety Commission former chairman Shabbar Raza has alleged that the Health Department high-ups have failed to take action against Government City Hospital ...
 
 

Student held for killing teacher in Lalamusa
From Our Correspondent
Lalamusa: The police on Wednesday arrested a student on the charge of killing his teacher.
Meanwhile, a local court has remanded the accused in police custody for three ...
 
 

Family farms to reduce use of fertilizers, pesticides
From Our Correspondent
MULTAN: Punjab Agriculture Information Assistant Director Naveed Asmat Kahlun Wednesday said a plan was underway to boost family farming in the province to reduce ...
 
 

Ulema asked to maintain peace in Muharram
From Our Correspondent
MUZAFFARGARH: DPO Rai Zameerul Haq has asked the Ulema to maintain religious harmony and peace during the Muharram.
He said this while addressing a meeting of the members of ...
 
 

Dacoit killed in encounter
From Our Correspondent
OKARA: A dacoit was killed in an encounter with police on Wednesday.
Reportedly, on Tuesday night five dacoits were looting the locals near Sikandar Chowk, Pakpattan. The dacoits shot at ...
 
 

Commits suicide
From Our Correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: A youth committed suicide at Chak 281/JB, Dawakhri, Gojra, on Tuesday night.
Zahid Nazir ended his life by taking poison. The motive behind the incident is said to be that Zahid had ...