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Fakhar Durrani
ISLAMABAD: More than 42,000 of 124284 primary schools in Pakistan are deprived of clean drinking water facility, 90 per cent of these schools are located in FATA, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, AJK and Sindh which are considered high-risk polio ...
 
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Amir Mir
NEW YORK: Following the death of the Afghan Taliban’s ameer Mulla Mohammad Omar, questions are being raised in the militant circles about the fate of the fugitive al-Qaeda ameer, Dr Ayman Al Zawahiri, because of his year-long mysterious silence ...
 
 
Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: The Nawaz Sharif government is regularly responding to any negative talk about the Pakistan army, sponsored by any circle, mainly Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, by expressing complete confidence in Chief of Army ...
 
 
Waseem Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: Sri Lankan cricket legend and cabinet member Sanath Jayasuria has promised to play a role in bringing his country’s cricket team to Pakistan provided a formal request to this effect is made.
“If Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif could write ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has deposited a total of Rs57.829 million in government’s Federal Consolidated Fund during the financial year 2014-15 including the surplus revenue of Rs20 million.
Pemra, during ...
 
 
Mazhar Abbas
Altaf Hussain’s latest statement has not only isolated him politically from the mainstream politics of Pakistan but has strengthened the supporters of ‘minus-Altaf’ formula.”
He has put his own party, Muttahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) in an ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Khan Tareen has admitted that former DG ISI General (R) Ahmad Shuja Pasha visited his home when Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani was the prime minister. Tareen joined PTI afterwards.
In an ...
 
 
Akhtar Amin
PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) KP on Monday arrested the former provincial minister for revenue Syed Murid Kazim along with three officials for their alleged involvement in illegal transfer of valuable state land measuring 1,976 ...
 
 
Mushtaq Paracha
NOWSHERA: A former caretaker chief minister Shamsul Mulk Monday asked the federal and provincial governments to construct dams in the province to protect Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from flood devastation in future.
Talking to reporters here, he said the ...
 
 
our correspondent
NAWABSHAH: The help of the army was sought by district administration on Monday to evacuate residents of ravine area surrounded by flood water.
At present medium-size flood of 480,000 Cusecs is passing from the territory of Shaheed Benazirabad ...
 
 
our correspondents
Four people, including two brothers, were killed and five others were injured in rain-related incidents in different cities of the province.
TOBA TEK SINGH: A 15-year-old boy was killed and four others, including a woman and her two children, ...
 
 
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HAFIZABAD: A large number of traders staged a demonstration against rising incidents of dacoity at Fawara Chowk on Monday.
The protesting traders were chanting slogans against SHO Ali Akbar Chattha. They said that dacoits looted prize bonds and ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Punjab Minister and Chairman Cabinet Committee on Flood Shuja Khanzada has said besides other areas the schools of flood-hit areas will also open on August 15, however, local administration will be authorised to take decision about ...
 
 
our correspondent
LALAMUSA: Pakistan People’s Party information secretary Chaudhry Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that the recent statement of MQM chief Altaf Hussain has hurt the sentiments of the people.
Talking to newsmen at Dera Kaira on Monday, he said: “We ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: A delegation headed by Member of Central Committee of Communist Party of China and Party Secretary of Jilin province Bayinchaolu called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, here Monday. Matters of mutual interest, bilateral relations, ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has dismissed the bail plea of an accused who had been charged with hacking the Facebook account of a woman which he later misused that led to dissolution of her marriage.
A single bench of Justice Roohul ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: A former tehsil nazim of Chitral Sartaj Ahmad Khan on Monday said that his district was facing flashfloods, glacier outburst and torrential rains that had caused havoc in the valley.
Speaking at a news conference here at the Press ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday suspended death warrants for a physically disabled death row convict in the murder case of five persons.Execution of Maqbool Hussain (67), disabled with one leg, was scheduled at the Multan Jail today ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Punjab Organiser Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar on Monday said the party is not interested in confrontational politics, but at the same time it will not bow to any oppressor.
Talking to a women delegation led by PTI ...
 
 
Mariana Baabar
ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has given permission to Indian High Commissioner Dr TCA Raghavan, his wife Mrs Ranjana Raghavan, Visa Councillor Janesh and other Indian officials to travel to Karachi to meet with an Indian girl who has ...
 
 
Javed Aziz Khan
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police have proposed creation of 600 positions of assistant sub-inspectors (ASIs) exclusively for the family members of martyrs as over 320 sons and brothers of the cops killed during duty are yet to be appointed in ...
 
 

FC Balochistan arrests 11 suspects
QUETTA: Frontier Corps (FC) arrested 11 suspects during law-enforcement action taken in different areas of the province on Monday. Official sources said the FC personnel raided a place in Kech Turbat and ...
 
 

Fine imposed on bakeries, food outlets
From Our Correspondent
BAHAWALPUR: Assistant Commissioner Rao Tasleem Akhtar and deputy district health officer Dr Zeeshan Rauf Monday imposed Rs 150,000 fine on different bakeries, sweet shops and ...
 
 

Threats from parents
Love marriage couple commits suicide
Two others end life in separate incidents
From Our Correspondent
FAISALABAD: A newly-married couple committed suicide on receiving threats from their parents at Chak 429/GB on ...
 
 

Four of a family among five killed at level crossing
From Our Correspondent
GUJRANWALA: Four members of a family and a railway employee were killed when a train engine hit them at a level crossing on Dewan Road in Kamoke police limits on ...
 
 

Security guard stabbed to death
From Our Correspondent
JARANWALA: A security guard was killed by unidentified people at a petrol pump at Chak Ghaseetpura in Balochni police limits on Sunday night.
Mian Muhammad Qasim of Chak 92 was on ...
 
 

Kaira flays Altaf for provocative speeches
From Our Correspondent
LALAMUSA: Pakistan People’s Party information secretary Chaudhry Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that the recent statement of Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has hurt ...
 
 

Emirates, Qatar airlines launch service from Multan Airport
From Our Correspondent
MULTAN: The Emirates Airlines has launched its service from Multan as its first flight reached here on Sunday while the first flight of Qatar Airways will ...
 
 

Rain lashes Nankana
From Our Correspondent
NANKANA SAHIB: The city and its adjoining areas received heavy rain on Monday.
The rain started early in the morning and continued for many hours with regular intervals. The rainwater inundated ...
 
 

SHO, SI suspended for implicating man, son in murder case
From Our Correspondent
OKARA: DPO Muhammad Faisal Rana has suspended SHO Inspector Maqbool and investigation in-charge SI Ghulam Ali for implicating a man and his son in a murder case. ...
 
 

3 injured in incidents
From Our Correspondent
PAKPATTAN: Three people Monday suffered injuries in separate incidents.
Accused Rehmat Ali attacked and injured Maqbool of Chak 8/KB over a land dispute.
Accused Yusuf and his accomplices ...
 
 

Two people electrocuted in Toba
From Our Correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: Two people were electrocuted in different incidents here.
In the first incident, farmer Talib Hussain was cutting fodder with a machine when his hand touched a live ...