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Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: Rejecting report of Ministry of National Food Security and Research pertaining to monthly expenditure of six-member family, The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that provision of flour has become a matter of life and death for poor man. ...
 
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KARACHI: PPP Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Tuesday visited Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) and assured him of his support for the Jang/Geo Group and the freedom of press.
Bilawal prayed for an ...
 
 

QUETTA: In the first sitting of its 9th session, the Balochistan Assembly Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning targeted attacks on working journalists across the country and demanding the arrest of perpetrators of such ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Film actress Reema said on Tuesday that all those faces should be exposed who were involved in attacking renowned journalist Hamid Mir.
Reema told journalists on the occasion of the three days Book Mela organised by National Book ...
 
 
Noor Aftab
ISLAMABAD: Hot fake degree issue of actress Meera’s sister has now reached its logical end as the administration of Pakistan Housing Authority (PHA) has shown the door to Aqsa Rubab, sister of Meera, for holding fake MBA degree along with another ...
 
 
Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: I have a panacea to instantly get scrapped the sickening accusations that we, The News, Jang and Geo, are traitors and agents of RAW and CIA, meriting execution.
I am prepared to bet with anybody and can guarantee that if my solution ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, President Mamnoon Hussain, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and several political leaders have felicitated Saudi Ambassador for Pakistan Dr Abdul Aziz Ibrahim Saleh Al-Ghadeer on wedding of his son Dr ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Zaheer A Janjua, Ambassador-designate to Russia called on President Mamnoon Hussain here on Tuesday.
While felicitating the ambassador-designate on his new responsibilities Mamnoon said that Pakistan values its relations with Russia ...
 
 

KARACHI: Kamran Khan said on Geo News programme ‘Aaj Kamran Khan Kay Sath’ on Monday that the need of the hour after the tragic attack on Hamid Mir is to create an environment of amity and understanding. He said that the prime minister, putting ...
 
 
Mushtaq Yusufzai
PESHAWAR: With a staggering increase of 800 percent in the number of polio cases, Pakistan reported its 50th polio case of the current year here Tuesday.It again exposed the poor performance of the highly-paid officials of the polio programme and ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday suspended the notification of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), declaring Ahmed Ludhianvi of Ahle-Sunnat Wal Jumaat as winning candidate from NA-89 (Jhang).
A three-member bench headed by Justice ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: The Wifaqi Mohtasib, M. Salman Faruqui, taking cognizance of media reports regarding sudden death of Rab Nawaz, a retired employee of Pakistan Railways seeking approval of his pension case, has directed the Pakistan Railways to ensure ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The protests to condemn the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir continued across the province on Tuesday.The activists of the Christian Awami Society staged protest outside the Peshawar Press Club.
Holding banners and placards ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan on Tuesday said the federal government would fully support the rehabilitation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) belonging to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).
Chairing a high-level ...
 
 
Akhtar Amin
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday directed the law officers to consult high-ups for including the kidnapped senior lawyer and former deputy commissioner Zain Khan Khalil’s name in the government list for freeing citizens in Taliban ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq has warned that if Pervez Musharraf left the country against court order, the government will be held responsible.
Addressing a special session of JI central executive at Mansoora on Tuesday, he said ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police department has blacklisted four more firms in connection with supply of substandard weapons, ammunition and other gadgets to the police force.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police have carried out the ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry told the sub-committee of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) during a meeting that 50 percent of arms licences were yet not verified in the country and it is expected the process of verification would be completed ...
 
 
Akhtar Amin
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday summoned the secretary defence and secretary interior in the missing persons’ cases on May 14 to explain the non-compliance of the court orders inthe enforced disappearance cases.
A two-member ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The lawyers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday observed complete boycott of courts in protest against the beating of a senior lawyer by a cop in the city.
Like other districts, the lawyers in the provincial capital stayed away from the ...
 
 
Syed Kosar Naqvi
ABBOTTABAD: Known environmentalist Mahmood Aslam has threatened to go on hunger strike till death outside the National Assembly if the relevant authorities failed to stop the cutting of trees in the city in the name of development.
Talking to ...
 
 
our correspondent
Islamabad: The Bahria Town (private) Limited on Tuesday announced an initiative of providing home insurance (inclusive of apartments) in all its phases with effect from May 1, 2014.In this connection, a contract signing ceremony was held between ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research on Tuesday in its report recommended that there should be subsidy on prices of urea and electricity tariff especially on agricultural tube-wells.
The report of the committee ...
 
 
Syed Anwar Mahmood
ISLAMABAD: I was hesitant to write this piece. But Ayaz Amir’s column in ‘The News’ on Tuesday prompted me to write these lines as I saw opposing views on this subject getting space in this newspaper.
Hamid Mir and I have known each other for as ...
 
 
our correspondent
KARACHI: The South Asia Free Media Association (Safma) and the South Asian Women Media (Sawm) have strongly condemned life attempt on senior anchorperson Hamid Mir terming it an attack on “all the journalists”.
A special meeting joint meeting ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society (PESS) Executive Committee held an emergency meeting under the chair of Lt Gen (R) Hamid Gul Tuesday to take stock of the situation emerging out of the sad incident in Karachi on April 19, 2014 in which ...
 
 

Two FC personnel among eight injured in Chaman blast
CHAMAN: Eight people, including two Balochistan Frontier Corps personnel, were injured in a bomb explosion on the famous Mall Road here on Tuesday.District Police Officer Abdul Sattar Khan ...
 
 

Earth Day rally held
From Our Correspondent
BAHAWALPUR: To create earth safety awareness and mark International Earth Day, Rescue-1122 personnel Tuesday took out a rally and organised a cycle race rally from Fareed Gate to Quaid-e-Azam ...
 
 

30 passengers injured in Burewala accident
From Our Correspondent
BUREWALA: As many as 30 passengers were injured in a road accident near Chak 435/EB on Chichawatni Road on Tuesday.
A Lahore bound bus was carrying passengers from Burewala ...
 
 

Crackdown against unqualified doctors ordered
From Our Correspondent
CHAKWAL: DCO Asif Bilal Lodhi has directed to launch a crackdown against unregistered and unqualified doctors in the district.
He issued these directions while addressing ...
 
 

Bid to smuggle wheat into Afghanistan foiled
From Our Correspondent
DERA GHAZI KHAN: Dera Police foiled a bid to smuggle ten thousand wheat bags into Afghanistan and arrested two drivers on Tuesday.
The action was taken by the Food ...
 
 

50 patwaris resign in Faisalabad
From Our Correspondent
FAISALABAD: Fifty patwaris of Faisalabad Sadr tehsil have tendered their en-bloc resignations.
Talking to newsmen here on Tuesday, the patwaris refused to discharge duties in polio ...
 
 

Jail hospital short of medicines
From Our Correspondent
GUJRANWALA: The Central Jail hospital has been facing shortage of medicines and injections for the last seven months.
There are 28 hepatitis patients in the jail hospital and they ...
 
 

Murder accused held
From Our Correspondent
JAUHARABAD: Police have arrested a murder accused here.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, DPO Faisal Gulzar said that Shahid and his friend Nasir allegedly killed a man after snatching ...
 
 

Non-payment of dues to sugarcane growers
Jhang DCO summons mill officials
From Our Correspondent
JHANG: Taking notice of the sugarcane growers’ protest, DCO Raja Khurram Shehzad Umar on Tuesday summoned the management of a local sugar ...
 
 

Gang of making fake notes busted in Kasur
From Our Correspondent
KASUR: B-Division Police Tuesday arrested two people for making fake currency notes and recovered materials used for making fake notes.
DPO Jawad Qamar told journalists ...
 
 

Three fall prey to enmity
From Our Correspondent
LALAMUSA: A courier company manager, a trader and their friend were gunned down over an old enmity in front of Rescue-1122 office near Service Morr, Gujrat, on Tuesday.
Courier company ...
 
 

Protest against computerisation of land record
Patwaris submit resignations
From Our Correspondent
MULTAN: Several patwaris have submitted their resignation to the Anjuman-e-Patwarian office-bearers in protest against computerisation of ...
 
 

Duty-free import of Indian potatoes
Growers announce protest on CM’s arrival
From Our Correspondent
OKARA: The rulers have turned tyrants towards growers and imported duty-free potatoes despite their strong protest.
This was stated by ...
 
 

Two girls raped in Pakpattan incidents
From Our Correspondent
PAKPATTAN: Two girls were raped in two incidents on Tuesday.
Sixteen-year-old daughter of Noor Muhammad of Chak Kend Shamas was home alone when accused Muhammad Sharif, her ...
 
 

Bab-e-Sialkot construction inauguration today
From Our Correspondent
SIALKOT: Gujranwala Division Commissioner Khawaja Shameel Ahmad will inaugurate the construction of Bab-e-Sialkot on Sialkot-Daska Road near Miyani Village on Wednesday ...
 
 

Facilities for wheat growers
From Our Correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: The Market Committee has arranged tents and drinking water facility for wheat growers at the Food Department’s procurement centres. A press release said on Tuesday that ...
 
 

Madrassa student dies after falling from rooftop
From Our Correspondent
VEHARI: A 14-year-old Madrassa student died after falling from a rooftop here on Tuesday.
Hassan Shah of Ara Mansoor was standing on the rooftop of the Madrassa when ...