Sat, Jan 31, 2015, Rabi-us-Sani 10, 1436 A.H : Last updated 2 hours ago
 
 
Group Chairman: Mir Javed Rahman
Beta thenews.com.pk
Editor-in-Chief: Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman
 
You are here: Home > Today's Paper > National
 
 
 National
 
 
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has announced he would quit his party, and the reason he cites for his decision is that the establishment has never been happy with him, said Shahzaib Khanzada on Geo News programme ‘Aaj ...
 
Give Comments
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Cold continental air prevails over most parts of the country resulting in a very cold and partly cloudy weather with isolated frost and mist in the provincial capital on today (Saturday).
The Met Office, in a weather Friday said ...
 
 
our correspondent
KARAK: Supply of natural gas was restored to southern districts and some parts of Punjab province by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) after disconnection of illegal gas connections in the district on Friday.
A spokesman for SNGPL ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbassi summoned the National Assembly session on Monday evening (February 2).
The session is summoned on the requisition of the opposition which was submitted in the National Assembly ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek Secretary General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur has said thing will not end with the resignation of former Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar but it was the beginning of the end of the PML-N government.
Chief Minister ...
 
 
our correspondent
MARDAN: On the directives of the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances, the City Police Station has registered four separate kidnapping cases against unidentified people, the police said.
Abdur Rehman, resident of Shangla district, ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) Commissioner on Friday directed the assistant political agent of Upper Mohmand to stop mining at the disputed marble mines in Ziarat Killay till the next order of the court.
The FCR commissioner ...
 
 
our correspondent
TANK: The administration acceded to the demand of elders to transfer the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) official from the district, sources said on Friday. The sources said that Dera Ismail Khan Commissioner Zakir Hussain Afridi and ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that resolving the energy crisis is vital for rapid development of the country and keeping the wheel of industry moving. He said the PML-N government was taking serious steps for overcoming energy ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: After getting clearance from the IMF on the nomination of Shahid Mehmood as senior advisor to Fund’s executive director, the government has issued notification for filling this important post based in Washington D.C.
Pakistan is ...
 
 
Javed Iqbal
GHAZI: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan has said the government will welcome support from Turkey to facilitate deserving people of the federally administered tribal areas (Fata).
He was addressing a select gathering of elders ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Police high-ups of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are of the opinion that the ruling of the Supreme Court with reference to Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) seniority is about those officers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, who were appointed in the PSP ...
 
 
Murtaza Ali Shah
LONDON: The Scotland Yard has stepped up pressure on Pakistan once again demanding the handover of two suspects believed to have involved in a murder committed in Britain.
The News has learnt from sources linked with the murder investigation ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: An otherwise amicable figure, the just resigned Punjab Governor, Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, hardly ever bothered to read the Constitution to stay abreast of his powers that did not exist in the prevailing parliamentary democracy, writes ...
 
 
Imdad Soomro
KARACHI: Director General Lyari Development Authority (LDA) Iqbal Memon with collaboration of Authority’s Director Finance Suhailullah embezzled Rs59 million from official account.
Both officers have withdrawn the amount through an account of a ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: Unemployment rate has been found higher in Pakistan’s urban areas as well as in the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) ruled by PTI.
A report released by ILO shows that among unemployed the share of individuals educated up to ...
 
 
Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: Provincial and regional representation weighs on the mind of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as he picks up the next Senate chairman and the Punjab governor.
“This consideration will certainly be kept in mind while selecting these two key ...
 
 
our correspondent
SIALKOT: About 350 illegal Afghan families have so far been deported to Afghanistan from the district, said DPO Dr Asif Shahzad. Talking to newsmen here on Friday, he said that the crackdown on unregistered and illegal Afghans was under way in the ...
 
 
Sabir Shah
LAHORE: In terms of death toll, the Friday afternoon incident in a Shikarpur Imambargah happens to be the second deadliest in the history of Interior Sindh in over 50 years after the June 6, 1963 attack on an Ashura procession in Khairpur in which ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq has said the Muslim rulers, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, can win respect through their expression of love for the Holy Prophet (PBUH), and not through their loyalty to the West and US.
If ...
 
 
Muhammad Anis
ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Women Wing on Friday took out a protest rally against printing of blasphemous sketches in a French magazine at the National Press Club.The rally, participated by a large number of JI woman workers, was led by ...
 
 
our correspondent
SUKKUR: Different religious organizations, including the Jamaat-e-Islami, the JUI-F, the JUP, the Pakistan Sunni Tehreek and the Shia Ulema Council, on Friday took out a joint protest rally under the banner of Tehreek Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat ...
 
 
Khalid Iqbal
RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) No-I, Rawalpindi Judge Pervez Ismael Joya on the application filed by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) declared former Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP Operations) Yaseen Farooq as ‘hostile witness’ ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Director Sharif Group, Salman Shahbaz has said Imran Khan has issued a false statement against him. He challenged Imran that he should prove his allegation against him otherwise apologise on media.
In a statement Friday, Salman said ...
 
 

Ch Sarwar’s resignation a failure of govt: JI
By our correspondent
CHAKWAL: The resignation of Punjab governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar clearly shows that the government has failed to protect life and property of the people.It was said by ...
 
 

Another hand grenade found near Sadiq Garh Palace
From Our Correspondent
BAHAWALPUR: Another hand grenade was found near Sadiq Garh Palace here on Friday evening.
Dera Nawab SHO Tassaduq Abbas confirmed that they recovered the hand ...
 
 

Sarwar resignation a failure of govt: Baloch
From Our Correspondent
CHAKWAL: The resignation of Punjab governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar clearly shows that the government has failed to protect life and property of the people.
It was said by ...
 
 

2 girls abducted
From Our Correspondent
DASKA: Two girls were abducted from Bombanwala police area on Friday.
Accused Qasim and Fayyaz entered the house of Wazir Bibi and allegedly abducted her daughter and sister. The police have ...
 
 

Recruitment to BMP, Baloch Levy
No consensus as tribal chiefs demand quota
From Hasnain Qaisrani
DERA GHAZI KHAN: The consensus on the recruitment policy to the Border Military Police and Baloch Levy for Dera Ghazi Khan as well as Rajanpur ...
 
 

GSP Plus status
‘Ch Sarwar to be remembered for his efforts’
From Our Correspondent
FAISALABAD: The efforts of Punjab former governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar for getting the GSP Plus status for Pakistan will be remembered forever, said ...
 
 

Security of ATCs beefed up
From Our Correspondent
GUJRANWALA: Police have beefed up security of the anti-terrorism courts, said the CPO.
Talking to newsmen here on Friday, he said that a sub-inspector, four ASIs, three head constables and ...
 
 

Low gas pressure, long power shutdown make life hell
From Our Correspondent
LALAMUSA: People are facing several problems due to low gas pressure in the city.
They told The News that they often reached their workplaces as women could not ...
 
 

Reorganisation of party at grassroots level
South Punjab PPP meets today
From Nadeem Shah
MULTAN: The Pakistan People’s Party after long time has convened its first meeting of southern Punjab chapters and invited all district, tehsil, ...
 
 

Man killed on road
From Our Correspondent
NANKANA SAHIB: A 32-year-old man was killed in a road accident near Youngsonabad on Shahkot Road on Friday.
Sajid Waseem was on his way when a tractor-trolley collided with his motorcycle, killing ...
 
 

Poor security for Friday congregations
SHOs to face suspension: DPO
From Our Correspondent
OKARA: DPO Faisal Rana has warned the SHOs of suspending them if they fail to take proper security measures for Friday congregations.
Talking to ...
 
 

Two injured in clash over trifling
From Our Correspondent
PAKPATTAN: Two people Friday suffered critical injuries over petty issues in separate incidents.
Allah Bakhsh and his relatives were coming back from court when Zeeman band his ...
 
 

350 illegal Afghan families deported
From Our Correspondent
SIALKOT: About 350 illegal Afghan families have so far been deported to Afghanistan from the district, said DPO Dr Asif Shahzad.
Talking to newsmen here on Friday, he said that ...
 
 

4 religious leaders held for 1 month
From Our Correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: On the order of the DCO, four religious leaders were arrested and sent to the District Jail for one month on Friday.
They are Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat Kamalia ...