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Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: While the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is calling the Parliament names day in and day out, its federal and provincial legislators are dragging their feet on authenticating their resignations to the speakers despite lapse of almost a ...
 
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LAHORE: Renowned journalist Hamid Mir in his programme ‘Capital Talk’ on Geo News said the Chinese president signed many important agreements during his stay in India but he could not come to Pakistan. People should think whether the ...
 
 
Obaid Abrar Khan
ISLAMABAD: Raja Shafqat Abbassi, former chairman Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) is still using two government vehicles though his tenure has ended on September 7, 2014.
Sources told The News two officials vehicles - Honda 1800 cc and Corolla ...
 
 
Akhtar Amin
PESHAWAR: The Galiyat Development Authority (GDA) director general on Monday informed the Peshawar High Court that the authority had reclaimed 75 kanals of land from the grabbers and cleared encroachment from 107 kanals.
During hearing of a ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) has been prayed to transfer the contempt of court case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from Peshawar High Court (PHC) to some other high court.
The petitioner Shahid Orakzai said in his petition that guilty ...
 
 
Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: Ever since Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) began its sit-in at the D-Chowk here, its Chairman Imran Khan has delivered around 100 speeches and in majority of them he has envisioned himself as the next prime minister.
It sounds strange ...
 
 
Akhtar Amin
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Monday issued a notice to the provincial government through law officer, seeking explanation as to why a court order on increase in quota for students from the minorities in educational institutions was ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: PML-Q senior central leader Ch Pervaiz Elahi has said the rulers see “Go Nawaz, Shahbaz Go” slogans and sit-ins even in their dreams, this slogan has become voice of every heart and now PML-N leaders and workers are also raising these ...
 
 
Obaid Abrar Khan
ISLAMABAD: The Ambassador of Ukraine in Pakistan Volodymyr Lakomov on Monday said that the ratification of an agreement by Ukrainian Parliament to deepen economic and political ties with European Union would bring Ukraine to EU.
While addressing ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Punjab University Dengue Research Group (DRG) experts have said, on the basis of test results on adult dengue mosquitoes, larvae and other samples, there is no fear of outbreak of dengue this year. They were quoting facts and figures in a ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday sought a reply from the Punjab home secretary on a petition filed by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) seeking contempt proceedings against government functionaries for not releasing its workers in violation of a ...
 
 
our correspondent
MANSEHRA: Residents of Kohistan have warned Wapda to stop work on the 4320mw Dasu hydropower project, otherwise they would stop it forcibly and would also block Karakoram Highway for an indefinite period.
The warning came at a jirga held after ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: Special services were offered at the All Saints Church in Kohati locality to mark the first anniversary of the twin suicide bombings at the place of worship that had killed around 100 people and injured 142 others. The victim families and ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The phase-wise repatriation of 6,000 affectees of the military operation in Bar Qambarkhel would start from today.
The repatriation of the people dislocated in the wake of military operation has been kicked off on the directives of ...
 
 

PESHAWAR: The district police on Monday claimed to have seized 44 kilograms of hashish, recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested six accused in different actions in the metropolis.
CCPO Ejaz Ahmed, taking action on a tip-off received about ...
 
 
Javed Aziz Khan
PESHAWAR: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq has said 80 percent issues between the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the federal government have been settled.
“The political jirga has conveyed its proposals to the three parties. We are ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: Revealing further the smuggling of smart phones through airlines crew to Pakistan, a Charsadda resident who ran a cellular phone business in Manchester, United Kingdom, Monday disclosed that thousands of such phones have been brought to ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry inaugurated NAB’s Forensic Laboratory with latest technology to cater for its emerging needs to curb corruption from the society.
The Chairman NAB visited office of ...
 
 
Syed Bukhar Shah
PESHAWAR: The internally displaced persons (IDPs), who have been attending protest camp for the last 54 days, on Monday reiterated the commitment to continue the struggle till the acceptance of demands, including equal relief package like that ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: Co-Chairman Pakistan People’s Party and former president Asif Ali Zardari has warmly welcomed the power sharing agreement for carving out a unity government in Afghanistan as ‘crossing a milestone by Afghanistan in the journey along the ...
 
 
Sabir Shah
LAHORE: The newly-appointed Director General Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) General Rizwan Akhtar, who was among the batch of 29 officers given promotions from the rank of Brigadier to Major General in March 2010, is the 21st head of the ...
 
 
Sabir Shah
LAHORE: The Australian-born Major-General Robert “Bill” Cawthome, once a British Army officer who had later joined the Pakistan Army, remains the longest-serving Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence Agency (ISI) for over nine years ...
 
 
Shamim Bano
KARACHI: After 11 years of silence, the prince of the defunct state of Kalat, Mohiuddin Baloch, came up with a suggestion for resolving the Balochistan crisis by asking the government to hand over the government of Balochistan to him for three ...
 
 

LAHORE: Bahria Town relief operation continues with full force in the flood-hit areas under the supervision of Brigadier (R) Tahir Butt. Chairman Bahria Town Malik Riaz has established restoration fund with a handsome amount of Rs500 million for ...
 
 
our correspondent
MARDAN: Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel said on Monday that the success of democracy was impossible without an independent judiciary.
He was speaking at the oath-taking ceremony of the Mardan District Bar ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Six PAF helicopters continued relief and rescue operations in the flood-affected areas of Southern Punjab on the instructions of Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal, Tahir Rafiq Butt. These helicopters dropped ...
 
 
our correspondent
Islamabad: The first meeting of the National Steering Committee of the Prime Minister’s National Health Insurance Programme (PMNHIP) will be held on Tuesday (September 23). The meeting will take stock of the country’s health insurance and social ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Ambassador of France Philippe Thiebaud met Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif here today. Matters of mutual interest and bilateral relations were discussed in the meeting.Talking to the French ambassador, the chief minister said that ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq termed relations between Bahrain and Pakistan historic and unique, as Bahrain was the closest friend and ally to Pakistan. The Speaker said this during a meeting with Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa ...
 
 

Nine die in truck-car collision
PESHAWAR: At least nine people died and one sustained injuries due to a collision between a truck and two cars in Haripur district on Monday.According to a Haripur Police spokesman, the tragic accident occurred in ...
 
 

Minister stresses improving tax-to-GDP ratio
From Our Correspondent
BAHAWALPUR: Minister of State for Education and Training Mian Baleegh-ur-Rehman on Monday said development, growth and prosperity required continuity in policies which had ...
 
 

All CNG stations found overcharging motorists in Burewala
From Our Correspondent
BUREWALA: All CNG stations were found overcharging motorists here on Monday.
On public complaints, Assistant Commissioner Saifullah Sajid along with Labour ...
 
 

Two murdered in Chakwal incidents
From Our Correspondent
CHAKWAL: A trader and a youth were murdered in separate incidents in Kalar Kahar police limits on Monday.
In the first incident, four dacoits stormed into the house of trader ...
 
 

PHMA office-bearers elected
From Our Correspondent
FAISALABAD: Office-bearers of the Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PHMA), North Zone, were elected during the annual general meeting of the association here on ...
 
 

Dacoits hit six times
From Our Correspondent
GUJRANWALA: Dacoits deprived citizens of cash and valuables in six strikes on Monday.
Two bandits intercepted Ahmed and his wife at Mithranwali in Kamoke Sadar police area and snatched 8 tola ...
 
 

DCO reviews relief activities
From Our Correspondent
JHANG: On the directions of the chief minister and the chief secretary, the flood relief teams have started reaching the doorsteps of the flood victims after decrease in water level in the ...
 
 

Dacoits held, booty recovered
From Our Correspondent
MANDI BAHAUDDIN: DPO Syed Junaid Arshad Monday claimed arresting three dacoits and recovering stolen things from their possession by Kuthiala Sheikhan Police.
Addressing a press ...
 
 

‘PPP needs choose between opportunists, committed party workers’
Our Correspondent
MULTAN: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is moulding the politics of Pakistan, which requires sacking opportunists from the party for its growth and ...
 
 

DCO, DPO visit flood-hit areas of Muzaffargarh
Our Correspondent
MUZAFFARGARH: DCO Hafiz Shaukat Ali and DPO Rai Zameerul Haq Monday visited flood-hit areas of Muzaffargarh district.
The recent floodwater affected badly 65 union councils ...
 
 

DCO chairs prices body
From Our Correspondent
NANKANA SAHIB: A meeting of the district price control committee was under the chairmanship of DCO Dr Usman Ali Khan on Monday.
The meeting fixed prices of different commodities. The DCO ...
 
 

Potato seminar
Govt urged to stop duty-free import of agri produce
From Our Correspondent
OKARA: Speakers Monday said the country can be put on the road to prosperity if the government stops duty-free import of agriculture produce, ...
 
 

Man dies in accident
From Our Correspondent
PAKPATTAN: A man died in raid accident on Monday.
Nadeem Khan, 24, of Khanpura was coming to city on his motorcycle, when he reached near Adda Chanwant on Sahiwal Road a speeding car hit his ...
 
 

Three killed, 12 injured in bike-bus collision
From Our Correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: Three people were killed and 12 others were injured in a collision between a bus and a motorcycle on Toba-Gojra Road here on Monday.
A bus was coming to ...