Fri, Aug 28, 2015, Zul Qa'da 12, 1436 A.H : Last updated 1 hour ago
 
 
Group Chairman: Mir Javed Rahman
Editor-in-Chief: Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman
 
You are here: Home > Today's Paper > National
 
 
 National
 
 
News Desk
KARACHI: The crackdown on corruption in Sindh restarted after a little break as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif arrived in Karachi a day earlier (on Tuesday and issued orders for strict action against corruption, endorsing the ...
 
Give Comments
 
 
Umar Cheema
ISLAMABAD: Although Baloch insurgents have now publicly shown their willingness to negotiate, they were ready to do so during PPP government, however, the efforts failed to make any headway due to spoilers among the civilian set-up.
In 2009, ...
 
 
Fakhar Durrani
ISLAMABAD: While missing almost all the 11 targets to eradicate HIV and having no data of 13 out of 31 indicators reflecting key features of the epidemic, the number of people living with HIV is two-time higher than the actual data reported by ...
 
 
Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) faced a split opinion in its high level consultative session on the question of going for fresh polls or otherwise to the two National Assembly constituencies where its MPs have been unseated by ...
 
 
Azaz Syed
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has formally banned the activities of Daesh (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in the country thus indirectly confirming reports about the footprints of this militant organisation in the country, official sources told this ...
 
 
our correspondent
MULTAN: The Ministry of Water and Power has decided to seek Rangers help for recovery of arrears from chronic defaulters and for launching a crackdown on power thieves, the Mepco officials said.
They said that the ministry had directed the ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Commerce Eng Khurram Dastgir Khan said on Thursday that the accession to TIR Convention (Customs convention on transportation of goods) by Pakistan became at the most auspicious occasion as work on China-Pakistan ...
 
 
our correspondent
KHAR: A tribal elder was killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Bar Chamarkand tehsil in Bajaur Agency, official sources said on Thursday.
The sources said that militants had planted the explosive device at the roadside in Bar ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: It has been revealed now that India had planned to carry out an air attack on Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) headquarters in Muridke near Lahore immediate after 2008 Mumbai attacks and Indians had also taken the United States into confidence for ...
 
 
our correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: Unicef education chief Ms Euphrates Thursday visited two early childhood education (ECE) schools.
District monitoring officer Asif Ali Dogar, EDO (education) Rao Attiq Ahmad, Unicef’s education specialists Ms Rubina Nadeem and ...
 
 
our correspondent
CHITRAL: Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation, a relief of Jamatud-Dawa (JuD), Thursday distributed relief food items and medicinesw among the calamity-hit families.
The relief items, including medicine, cloths and others were distributed among the flood ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak Thursday expressed his firm resolve to utilise all available resources for promotion of women education, especially higher education, in the province.
He was addressing as chief guest at the signing ...
 
 
Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate, Mian Raza Rabbani, said on Thursday that Pakistan’s parliamentary history had been unpleasant due to derailment of democracy, which contributed to alienation of the masses from their representatives.
Rabbani minced no ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: The Board of Directors of Universal Service Fund (USF) on Thursday approved important projects worth billions of rupees to enhance computer literacy especially among young girls.
The Universal Service Fund Company (USF Co) 41st Board ...
 
 
our correspondent
FAISALABAD: A police team led by Lyallpur Town SP Awais Malik on Thursday arrested 12 accused involved in the attack on a team led by the city AC. Police raided surrounding areas of Sidhupura and arrested Sajjad Nasir, Muhammad Zahid, Ali Nazir, ...
 
 
our correspondent
DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A man shot dead his niece over a petty issue in Badh area in the limits of Saddar Police Station on Thursday, official sources said. They said that one Muhammad Altaf allegedly opened fire on Nasreen Bibi, 18, after an exchange of ...
 
 
our correspondent
MULTAN: A murder convict was executed in the New Central Jail here on Thursday. Maqbool Ahmad alias Jamala Dogar (70) had killed six persons at Sardarpur, Khanewal district, in 1996. Jamala Dogar avenged the murder of his two brothers Hanif Dogar ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Japan’s Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata stressed upon the importance of basic education for the development of nation and highlighted the critical need for creating opportunities for Pakistani youth.
H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, Ambassador ...
 
 
Syed Minhaj ur Rab
KARACHI: Amnesty International (AI) has demanded to re-open investigation into the killing of 18 Afghan civilians by US Special Forces.
In a statement released AI said The Afghan victims and family members must obtain the justice and reparations ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: Prominent educationist and provincial leader of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), Asifa Sarwar, announced joining the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) in a function here on Thursday. The PML-Q provincial president Intikhab Chamkani ...
 
 
our correspondent
FAISALABAD: The young doctors of the Allied Hospital staged a demonstration against the government for privatising of the government hospitals. After suspending the work, they gathered on a road and chanted slogans against the government. They ...
 
 
our correspondent
DIR: Antiques and traditional items, including weapons, were put on display at a three-day cultural exhibition organised at Dir Stadium. Guns made in 1868 were displayed in the exhibition. And the guns with which the people of the (Riysat-e-Dir) ...
 
 
our correspondent
CHAKWAL: Three members of the corporate sector were elected unopposed in the annual election of the Chakwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) on Thursday. Irfan Hussain, Chaudhry Yaseen and Noor Sultan of the Qazi Akbar group were elected ...
 
 
our correspondent
FAISALABAD: Anti-Corruption police have booked two teachers for fraud. They are Muhammad Amin of the Government Municipal College, Faisalabad, and Abid Ali of the Government High School, 208/RB. They had obtained jobs on forged degrees. The case ...
 
 
our correspondent
NANKANA SAHIB: Butchers of the city Thursday observed a complete strike against the Punjab government’s decision on restriction on slaughtering of female animals.Talking to reporters, butchers association leader Rana Muhammad Ilyas said ...
 
 
Muhammad Saeed
Concrete pouring ceremony of nuclear energy projects KANUPP-1 & 2 at Karachi, launched during 2013, took place at the end of last week by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the presence of dignitaries from China that is Pakistan’s all-weather ...
 
 
Usman Manzoor
ISLAMABAD: The much talked about supplementary report of National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) regarding verification of votes in NA-122, which was not only criticised by the tribunal judge but also by Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf and ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday dismissed bail petition of a terror suspect.
A single bench of Justice Asadullah Chamkani dismissed the bail petition of the terror suspect Iran Shah after hearing arguments of his lawyer and ...
 
 
Arif Ghias/News Desk
TOBA TEK SINGH: An alleged terrorist injured during a raid in Pir Mahal succumbed to his wounds at Allied Hospital Faisalabad on Thursday.
Earlier, Habib-ur-Rehman - also known as Qaiser and Abdul Rehman – was seriously wounded while a woman and ...
 
 
Mohammed Nasir
KARACHI: “No Escape” opens in theaters on Friday (August 28) all over the Pakistan by Geo Films. Moving fast with tense moments that will keep viewers on the edge of their seat, from start to finish, ‘No Escape’ is a thrilling nightmare comes to ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: Four persons, including three girls were killed and 14 others injured in rain-related incidents in the provincial metropolis and other parts of the province.
As per the Rescue 1122 report, a six-year-old girl Sana and Abdul Manan, 24, ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday directed the government to submit within ten days, a comprehensive report pertaining to the implementation of the recommendations of Media Commission as well as action taken on the Terms of Reference ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: Launching a strong protest against the arrest of Dr Asim Hussain, close aide of former President Asif Ali Zardari, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Thursday announced that it will not tolerate the charges of terrorism financing and ...
 
 
Munir Khan Afridi
TIRAH, Khyber Agency: Though the displaced families have returned to Maidan area in Tirah valley after the successful military operation, they are struggling to rebuild their destroyed houses.
Thousands of families had left Maidan area in 2013 ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: A government delegation will soon visit London and Switzerland to hold talks with estranged Baloch leaders including Nawabzada Brahamdagh Bugti and Khan of Kalat.
According to official sources, the delegation will include several ...
 
 

Substandard, unhygienic food being sold in Burewala
From Our Correspondent
BUREWALA: The sale of substandard and unhygienic food is going on unabated in the city, as officials of the Health Department have failed to perform their duties ...
 
 

CCCI polls
3 elected unopposed
From Our Correspondent
CHAKWAL: Three members of the corporate sector were elected unopposed in the annual election of the Chakwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) on Thursday.
Irfan Hussain, ...
 
 

Two teachers booked for forgery
From Our Correspondent
FAISALABAD: Anti-Corruption police have booked two teachers for fraud.
They are Muhammad Amin of the Government Municipal College, Faisalabad, and Abid Ali of the Government High ...
 
 

Rangers’ help sought for crackdown on power thieves, defaulters in south Punjab
Mepco officials say politicians also involved in power theft
From Our Correspondent
MULTAN: The Ministry of Water and Power has decided seeking Rangers help ...
 
 

Butchers observe strike
From Our Correspondent
NANKANA SAHIB: Butchers of the city Thursday observed a complete strike against the Punjab government’s decision on restriction of slaughtering of female animals.
Talking to reporters, ...
 
 

Unicef education chief visits ECE schools
From Our Correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: Unicef education chief Ms Euphrates Thursday visited two early childhood education (ECE) schools.
District monitoring officer Asif Ali Dogar, EDO (education) ...
 
 

People stage demo after relative dies unattended in RHC
From Our Correspondent
VEHARI: Hundreds of people staged a demonstration after their relative died unattended at the Rural Health Centre, Karampur, on Thursday.
Rab Nawaz, 39, was ...