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Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will have the highest ever foreign exchange reserves of the country of more than $18.29 billion by June 30, 2015, federal minister for finance and revenues, Senator Ishaq Dar, said in an exclusive talk with The News. ...
 
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Fakhar Durrani
ISLAMABAD: The ruling PML-N claims PTI has submitted not a single evidence to prove the ruling party’s involvement in the alleged rigging still the PML-N’s legal team has prepared its reply to be submitted before the commission.
Federal minister ...
 
 
Amir Mir
ISLAMABAD: The killing of kidnapped American aid worker Dr Warren Weinstein is more tragic in the sense that the blame for his death has been accepted by the same person - President Obama - to whom Weinstein had been making fervent video appeals ...
 
 
Noor Aftab
ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) are apparently showing no interest in motions against eligibility of the members of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) but numerical strength of both the parties in the ...
 
 
Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: The convincing victory of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Thursday’s by-election in Karachi confirmed beyond an iota of doubt that the votes it secured in this constituency in 2013 polls were absolutely genuine, reflecting people’s ...
 
 
Mazhar Abbas
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) won the NA-246 by-election securing 95,00 votes despite its tense relations with the Establishment, a hostile campaign by a section of the media and facing tough political rivals — the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: A rejoinder formulated by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to the allegations of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which will be filed with the judicial commission on Saturday, has given a lie to all the accusations.
The PML-N ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Shireen M Mazari, Central Information Secretary PTI, rejected a report, headlined “Where is the evidence?”, appeared in ‘The News’ on Friday.
She said it is sad to read conjecture and some blatant falsehood attributed to Pakistan ...
 
 
Mohammad Riaz Mayar
MARDAN: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said that six to seven bomb blasts daily used to take place across the country when the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) formed the government, but now the law and order ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Security of Harmain Sharifain and Muslim world is possible only through unity as some conspiring elements are trying to transform Yemen issue into Shia-Sunni controversy.
Religious scholars and religious-political leaders expressed ...
 
 
our correspondent
FAISALABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Faisalabad or invite business community of Faisalabad to Islamabad to personally hear and redress their genuine reservations and practical bottlenecks hampering the implementation on Vision 2025, ...
 
 
Javed Aziz Khan
PESHAWAR: The KP Police would contact the Italian Police who a day earlier claimed to have rounded up suspects for having links to terror attacks in Pakistan including the Meena Bazaar blast in Peshawar in which more than 123 people were killed, a ...
 
 
Saghir Anwar
At present the only law dealing with the cyber crimes or computer related crimes in Pakistan is Electronic Transactions Ordinance 2002. However, the offences defined under this Ordinance are of very limited scope covering privacy of information and ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The property dealers association of sub-urban villages of the provincial metropolis has demanded Chief Minister Pervez Khattak to withdraw the increase in prices and taxes of property in the province, otherwise they would start a protest ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police have introduced the vehicle verification system (VVS) in the province to avert terrorist activities of targeting sensitive places and installations through vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Devices and ...
 
 
our correspondent
KOHAT: Two officials of the Police Department were sent to jail for giving clean chit to two candidates, who had served imprisonment, to contest the upcoming local government elections.
Shah Zaman, a senior clerk, and Zargul Khan, another ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) President Dr. Raheeq Abbassi and Secretary General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur alleged that the Punjab government was not making public the report of the Judicial Commission on Model Town killings because of covering ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The employees of the Irrigation Department Friday staged a protest against the reported torture on government employees and non-upgradation of technical and non-technical staff of the department.
The demonstration was led by president ...
 
 
News Desk
KARACHI: In his analysis of the NA-246 by-election, the host of Geo TV’s programme ‘Aaaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath’ on Thursday, Shahzeb Khanzada said the visible lead of the MQM portrayed that its voters had crowned the party.
He also pointed ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: With announcement of coming budget for 2015-16 in the National Assembly on June 5, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is going to restrict the budget deficit at 4 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by envisaging ambitious tax collection ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: An in-depth analysis by the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism has revealed that 38 Westerners have been killed in the US drone strikes so far in different countries.
These include an American and an Italian whose names ...
 
 
our correspondent
TIMERGARA: An exciting competition is expected between the candidates of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) and Awami National Party (ANP) in the May 7 by-election in the provincial assembly PK-95 constituency in the Lower Dir district.
The JI has fielded ...
 
 

65 stranded Pakistanis reach home from Libya
KARACHI: Ansar Burney Trust International Chairman Ansar Burney said that 65 Pakistanis stranded in Sirte, Libya, via Tunisia reached home on Friday.In a press release, Burney said almost 700 ...
 
 

Police lauded for prompt action against girl’s killer
From Our Correspondent
BAHAWALPUR: Locals have lauded the Bahawalnagar DPO, Fort Abbas SHO and other policemen for prompt action and killing the rapist of a five-year-old girl soon after ...
 
 

Locals robbed of valuables
From Our Correspondent
DASKA: Locals were deprived of valuables in different areas on Friday.
Muhammad Nawaz, of Bombanwala police limits, was on the way to his home, when three dacoits intercepted him and ...
 
 

‘Every grain of wheat to be purchased from farmers’
From Our Correspondent
FAISALABAD: Punjab Minister for Labour and Human Resources Raja Ishfaq Sarwar on Friday inaugurated wheat harvesting at Chak 6/JB, on Sargodha Road.
MPAs Ch Zafar ...
 
 

Cantonment Board polls today
From Our Correspondent
GUJRANWALA: Residents of Cantonment area will elect the Cantonment Board members in 10 wards here on Saturday (today).
The polling will be held from 8am to 5pm while 46 presiding ...
 
 

Man kills daughter for ‘honour’
From Our Correspondent
HAFIZABAD: A man killed his daughter for ‘honour’ at Chah Inno village on Friday.
Adeeba, daughter of accused Nasir Ali, had contracted love marriage with Qamar Abbas of Noshera Virkan ...
 
 

Loadshedding irks locals
From Our Correspondent
LALAMUSA: Unscheduled loadshedding Friday irked the locals. The loadshedding has has disturbed routine life of the people and they are forced to spend restless nights.
Patients, students, old ...
 
 

PCGA demands action against seed mafia
From Our Correspondent
MULTAN: Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association has demanded a government crackdown on adulterated seed mafia, as they are causing losses of billions of rupees to the national ...
 
 

DPO listens to complainants in open court
From Our Correspondent
MUZAFFARGARH: DPO Rai Zameer ul Haq Friday held an open court in a mosque and listened to the complaints of the people and ordered their resolution.
Addressing the open ...
 
 

Locals suffer 10-hour outage
From Our Correspondent
NANKANA SAHIB: The locals Friday suffered more than ten hours power outage due to burning of the transformer of their area.
The locals of Guru bazaar and general bus stand, of City ...
 
 

DCO for honing students’ talent
From Our Correspondent
OKARA: DCO Qaisar Saleem has asked the district government to provide a platform to students for their talent contest.
The DCO said this while addressing a gathering of school students ...
 
 

5 injured in Pakpattan incidents
From Our Correspondent
PAKPATTAN: Five people were injured in separate incidents here on Friday.
In the first incident, nine accused including Akram entered the house of Muhammad Hanif at Chak Mari Hazara ...
 
 

Cantonment Board polls today
From Our Correspondent
SIALKOT: All arrangements have been finalised for the Cantonment Board elections to be held here today.
The candidates of leading parties as well as voters are showing great enthusiasm ...
 
 

Bogies derailment suspends railway traffic for 4 hours
From Our Correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: Three bogies of a Karachi-bound goods train coming from Faisalabad derailed due to some technical fault near Kot Saleem Shaheed railway station on ...
 
 

UNITED NATIONS: Calling for a clear distinction between free speech and hate speech, Pakistan’s Permanent Ambassador to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi told the UN General Assembly that confusion on this issue had provided space for extremists to promote ...