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Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel on Thursday recommended to the government to bar defaulter telecom operators as well as subsidiaries of the government from participating in the auction of 3G/4G technology.
It also asked the government to hold ...
 
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our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: All the four bidders have been qualified for the spectrum auction of next generation 3G and 4G technology in Pakistan in order to fetch at least $1.3 billion for selling out five licences.
But there is a chance that the operators ...
 
 
Murtaza Ali Shah
LONDON: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has successfully elected a new body in the United Kingdom and Ireland.Around 5,000 members of the PTI, who pay a membership fees of £36 every month, took part in the election process for various regions spread over ...
 
 
Riaz Khan Daudzai
PESHAWAR: KP faced a revenue shortfall of Rs49.667 billion in nine months from July to March in the financial year 2013-14 while the federal government has not yet paid a single penny of the capped Rs6 billion net hydel profit (NHP).
The ...
 
 
Mariana Baabar
ISLAMABAD: The government is still pondering over the request of MQM chief Altaf Hussain and as yet has not completed the process of allowing Altaf Hussain to acquire a Pakistani passport.
The MQM chief has British nationality and has avoided ...
 
 
Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: Prior to the public avowal of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former President Asif Ali Zardari to jointly work for protection of democracy, Imran Khan, who heads a formidable political force, pronounced a similar stance in his own ...
 
 
Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: The Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) has expressed its utter disappointment over the accountability process of the PML-N government at the Centre and the PTI government in KP, and noted that all the accountability officials and ...
 
 
Khalid Mustafa
ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet that meets today (Friday) with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in the chair is likely to approve the much-awaited $2 billion LNG Services Agreement (LSA) between the Sui Southern and ETPL, a company of Engro ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: A religious school for women in Islamabad has renamed its library in the honour of slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The seminary is run by controversial hardline cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, the imam of the city’s Red Mosque, once ...
 
 

KARACHI: Speaking in the Geo News programme, ‘Aaj Kamran Khan Kay Sath’, Muhammed Junaid said that the meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari is a breakthrough in the political history of the country. ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Minister for Industries Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shaukat Yusufzai has termed Wapda the biggest thief and demanded the latter pay the KP Rs 47 billions in term of royalty.
Speaking at Meet the Press programme at the Lahore Press Club on ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: Defending action against a Chinese exploration firm, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government accused M/S Tuny Pak for illegally exporting 500 tonnes of costly mineral to China.
Speaking at a press conference at Shahi Mehmankhana here on ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain on Thursday said there is a need of exploring important trade areas between Pakistan and Malaysia and must be fully utilised.
He expressed these views in a meeting with Chief of ...
 
 
our correspondent
BAHAWALPUR: A woman and her two-year-old daughter were admitted to the Bahawal Victoria Hospital with severe acid burns on Wednesday night.
Haji Allah Bakhsh, the victim’s father-in-law, told The News that three gangsters, including Asif, had ...
 
 
our correspondent
BISHAM: The angry residents threatened to besiege the power house of the Khan Khwar Dam as the power supply cut to Bisham and surrounding areas entered the sixth day on Thursday.
“We will suspend power supply from the project to the national ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Development Corporation Limited (OGDCL) doled out 72 cars worth million of rupees to its employees on a nominal deprecation price of 10 percent of the original book value of the vehicles. The sub-committee of the Public ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: The government has succeeded in handling the flour crisis with administrative control but its price will increase this year due to wheat shortage, so the government should focus on improving the economic governance.
These views were ...
 
 
News Desk
RAWALPINDI: No united front is in the making against any institution as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari discussed only the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) and dialogue with Taliban, says Rubina Khalid of PPP.
“Pervez ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: A two-day International Judicial Conference begins here today (Friday). Organised by the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan, the conference will be inaugurated by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani.
The ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: The PPP submitted in the National Assembly Secretariat on Thursday an adjournment motion to discuss non-payment of dues by the national flag carrier PIA to the Saudi Aviation Authority.
The motion was signed by legislators Imran ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain will visit Nigeria from April 21 to 23, at the invitation of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.
The Foreign Office Spokesperson, Tasneem Aslam, said this was an important visit since it will be the first ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday admitted for regular hearing a petition for legislation to punish cannibals.Advocate Kashif Sulemani filed the petition in the wake of minor sentence faced by two brothers in Bhakkar on charges of eating ...
 
 
our correspondent
KARAK: People took to the streets against the suspension of gas supply to Karak and Takht-e-Nusrati tehsils for two consecutive days on Thursday. At a rally on the Indus Highway, speakers argued that a few villages had taken illegal gas connections ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday said the construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam will not only cater for energy requirements of the country but at the same time, it would be a source of development for Gilgit-Baltistan.
The Dam will ...
 
 
Murtaza Ali Shah
STUTTGART, Germany: A Ukraine-based Pakistani oligarch Mohammad Zahoor has said that overseas Pakistanis deeply care about education in Pakistan but the corrupt system and the lack of motivation by the government institutions discourage them at all ...
 
 
our correspondent
KARACHI: Sindh High Court on Thursday directed Environment Protection Agency’s director technical to produce file of the Clifton flyover and two underpasses upon which initial environment examination was issued to the Karachi Metropolitan ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The bomb disposal unit officials on Thursday defused a 6kg bomb planted in the fields on the premises of Pakistan Air Force installations near Matani village in the provincial metropolis. An official of Matani Police Station stated that ...
 
 

KABUL: Taliban militants stopped a car carrying several Afghan police officers on the road to Kabul and killed at least four of them, authorities said on Thursday.The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack that took place in Wardak province ...
 
 
our correspondent
KOHAT: Two houses were partially damaged when an explosive device planted near a house went off in Kohat Development Authority township, police officials said on Thursday. Miscreants had planted an explosive device weighing up to 1.5 kilogram near ...
 
 

Court summons Umar Akmal, warden in scuffle case
By our correspondent
LAHORE: An Additional District and Sessions Court on Thursday summoned both parties for arguments on a petition moved by cricketer Umar Akmal seeking registration of a case ...
 
 

Lawyer killed in accident
From Our Correspondent
ARIFWALA: A young lawyer was killed in an accident here on Thursday.
Rao Ehsan, 26, was on his way when he reached near Chak 165/EB an oil tanker collided with his motorcycle. As a result, ...
 
 

Woman, daughter with acid burns hospitalised
From Our Correspondent
BAHAWALPUR: A woman and her two-year-old daughter were admitted to Bahawal Victoria Hospital with severe acid burns on Wednesday night.
Haji Allah Bakhsh, the victim’s ...
 
 

Robbers make life hell in Daska
From Our Correspondent
DASKA: People are feeling themselves insecure due to unchecked robberies in and around the city.
They said that about 150 dacoity and theft incidents were reported during the last ...
 
 

Youth sets mother, sister ablaze
From Our Correspondent
DERA GHAZI KHAN: A youth set his mother and sister ablaze in revenge for his sister’s engagement against his will in the Kot Chutta police limits on Thursday.
The victims were ...
 
 

Poverty alleviation linked to investment in education
From Our Correspondent
FAISALABAD: The investment in education sector and competitive teaching environment will enable the country to alleviate poverty and address different challenges. ...
 
 

Expulsion from house by sons for not paying rent
Septuagenarian attempts suicide
From Our Correspondent
GUJRANWALA: A 75-year-old worker attempted suicide after being ousted from the house by his sons for refusing to pay the rent here on ...
 
 

17 booked in drive against quacks
From Our Correspondent
JARANWALA: A large number of cases have been registered against fake doctors, said Health Deputy District Officer in a campaign against unqualified doctors.
Many quacks are running ...
 
 

Man shot dead
From Our Correspondent
LALAMUSA: A man was shot dead and another injured over a property dispute at Bashana village on Thursday.
Muhammad Irfan and Fazal Dad were on their way when their rivals allegedly opened fire on them. ...
 
 

Two murdered in Malakwal
From Our Correspondent
MALAKWAL: Two people, including a married woman, were killed in separate incidents here on Thursday.
In the first incident, Zulfiqar Ahmad along his wife was sleeping on the roof of his ...
 
 

International Peasants Struggle Day
Call to increase wheat price
From Our Correspondent
MULTAN: Rights activists have demanded an increase in the wheat price, cut in fertilizers rates, withdrawal of GST and allocation of special ...
 
 

‘Prices of daily use items to be monitored’
From Our Correspondent
MUZAFFARGARH: DCO Shaukat Ali has said a comprehensive system to monitor, check and maintain prices of daily use items has been adopted.
The DCO was speaking at a ...
 
 

Canal water to tail-end areas stressed
From Our Correspondent
OKARA: MNA Rao Ajmal, Parliamentary Secretary for Industry, at a meeting here on Thursday stressed Irrigation Department to supply canal water to tail-end areas.
Rao Ajmal ...
 
 

Growers seek kinno export through TCP
From Our Correspondent
PAKPATTAN: The export of orange and kinno badly hit by fog and drought could not be increased during the last 10 years due to lack of government’s interest.
Farmers told The ...
 
 

Jobless youth ‘commits suicide’
From Our Correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: A 20-year-old youth allegedly shot himself dead in Kot Ghulam Muhammad, Gojra on Thursday.
Rizwan Ahmad had been jobless for the last few days and facing financial ...