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Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: Neither the government nor the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) has powers to remove the four members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), all retired high court judges, while some political parties have called for their ...
 
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FAISALABAD: Faisalabad-Sargodha Division Central Special Judge Sohaib Ahmad Roomi on Saturday awarded 18 years imprisonment to Iftikhar Ansari, son of PML-N MNA Haji Akram Ansari, in a fraud case.
The court also awarded different counts of ...
 
 

RAWALPINDI: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Rashad Mahmood, who is on an official visit to Brazil, on Saturday visited the Brazilian Ministry of Defence.
Upon arrival at the ministry, he was given the Guard of Honour. ...
 
 
Noor Aftab
ISLAMABAD: The government has finally decided in principle to establish a Joint Intelligence Directorate (JID) to ensure coordination for anti-terrorism operations after a series of unending discussions, repeated objections and lack of funds in the ...
 
 
Mariana Baabar
The year was 1996, and in about seven months Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was going to be sacked by her hand-picked President Farooq Leghari on corruption charges.
Little did she know that more devastating news would come two months before she ...
 
 
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JAMRUD: The officials of the political administration and the security forces arrested a militant and seized explosive from a house in Ghundi area in Jamrud tehsil in Khyber Agency on Saturday, official sources said.
They said that acting on a ...
 
 
Tahir Khalil
ISLAMABAD: The dialogue between the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) on new directives regarding TV channels will be held on August 4 in Karachi.
Pemra on the directives of the ...
 
 
News Desk
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah late on Saturday night rejected a summary by the Secretary Education, Sindh, to reopen schools on August 3, a TV channel reported.
A spokesman for the chief minister said that all the private and ...
 
 
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HANGU: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a chemist in the Darsamand area in the limits of the Doaba police station on Saturday, official sources said.
The sources said that Muhammad Nawaz was on his way to his medical store when unidentified gunmen ...
 
 
News Desk
LAHORE: About the killing of leader of proscribed outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Malik Ishaq, in a police encounter the other day, senior analyst Najam Sethi said in Geo News programme Apas Ki Baat on Friday that a small investigation by any ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: A nurse of the Hayatabad Medical Complex on Saturday accused the hospital’s deputy medical superintendent (DMS) of sexual harassment.
Addressing a press conference at the Peshawar Press Club, Aleema Ghani, the nurse, accused DMS Dr ...
 
 
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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that after the China-Pak Economic Corridor, international companies were visiting for investment in Pakistan.
According to a handout issued here, he expressed these views during a meeting ...
 
 
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CHARSADDA: Issuing flood warning, the district administration directed the people living on the banks of Kabul and Swat rivers to shift to safer places as the rivers were in high floods.
Assistant Commissioner Noor Wali Khan said that the ...
 
 
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DIR: Four persons, including two women and a minor girl died, and seven people went missing while five others were injured when a vehicle plunged into a stream in the Doog Darra area of Upper Dir district.
The police said a vehicle was going ...
 
 
Waseem Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: The residents of Karachi have finally taken a sigh of relief with the marked decrease in the incidents of target killing, extortion, kidnap for ransom and car snatching during the first seven months of this year, official data ...
 
 
Murtaza Ali Shah
LONDON: First Pakistani women footballer Almira Rafeeque has made history by joining England’s women’s premier league Luton Town Football Club.
Almira Rafeeque agreed to join women’s premier Luton Town football club, after considering offers ...
 
 
Ashrafuddin Pirzada
LANDIKOTAL: The administration of Landikotal tehsil in Khyber Agency distributed Rs40 million among heirs of 16 Khassadar personnel who had been killed in a suicide attack at Torkham border in 2009.
Local elders, officials and relatives of the ...
 
 
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MANSEHRA: The people of Battagram have formed a committee to take up the issue of prolonged and unscheduled loadshedding in the district with chief minister and federal minister for water and power.
The committee was constituted in a jirga held ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: The Provincial Management Service (PMS) officers on observed symbolic strike against the decision of the Establishment Department to undertake in-service training programme.
A press release of the Provincial Management Service (PMS) ...
 
 
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DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The flash flooding triggered by torrential rains destroyed standing crops besides damaging houses in several areas. The flood also damaged the Rod Kohi system of irrigation and the Chashma Right Bank Canal (CRBC) at several ...
 
 
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PARACHINAR: An employee of the Tribal Area Electric Supply Company (Tesco) was electrocuted here on Saturday. Eyewitnesses said that Tesco lineman Abrar Hussain was repairing an electric fault on a pole in Mohalla Hazara when he was ...
 
 

Rs 34m for women projects
From Our Correspondent
BAHAWALPUR: The Punjab government has allocated Rs 34 million for women empowerment projects this year and has initiated an awareness campaign in this regard.
It was said by PML-N MPA Mrs ...
 
 

MNA’s son get 18-year imprisonment in fraud case
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FAISALABAD: Faisalabad-Sargodha Division Central Special Judge Sohaib Ahmad Roomi on Saturday awarded 18 years imprisonment to Iftikhar Ansari, son of PML-N MNA Haji ...
 
 

2 receive burns
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GUJRANWALA: A man received burns while trying to save his rickshaw driver who attempted self-immolation at Ludhewala Warraich on Saturday.
Riasat and his rickshaw driver Iftikhar started quarrelling ...
 
 

Police tortures youth for 15 days
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MULTAN: The Seetal Marri police have allegedly subjected a youth to inhuman physical torture making his body paralysed over failing to pay Rs 50,000 for his release. The police also ...
 
 

Shops looted in Muzaffargarh
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MUZAFFARGARH: Ten dacoits looted half a dozen shops on Jatoi Road here on Saturday.
The dacoits entered the shops and looted Rs 70,000 from shopkeeper Muhammad Tariq, Rs 250,000 from ...
 
 

Man killed during dacoity
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NANKANA SAHIB: A man was killed during a dacoity incident near Pipliwala on Saturday.
Nazim Ali of Bhagove village was on his way on a rickshaw when three unidentified dacoits tried to stop ...
 
 

Woman, daughter killed for ‘honour’
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OKARA: A woman and her daughter were killed for ‘honour’ at Karamwala near Bangla Gogera on Saturday.
Saima, w/o Abdul Ghafoor, and his daughter Sobia, eloped with their paramours ...
 
 

Crushed to death
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PAKPATTAN: A farmer was crushed to death in an accident near Chak 65-EB on Saturday.
Ali Muhammad was on his way home when a speeding bike hit him. As a result, he was seriously injured. Later, he ...
 
 

Death of newborn due to negligence
Lady doctor booked in Gojra
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TOBA TEK SINGH: Gojra City police on Saturday booked a lady doctor on the charge of her alleged negligence which caused the death of a newborn baby ...