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Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: In a major development the Centre and the provinces, especially Sindh, on Thursday agreed to include vertical projects in the PSDP list for the next budget wherein the federal government will continue providing funds for education and ...
 
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Imdad Soomro
Karachi: The Sindh government has objected to a mega commercial housing project announced by a subsidiary of Pakistan Railways in Karachi’s posh area.
In February this year Railways ‘Railways Estate Development and Marketing Company (private) ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: Federal minister for housing and works Akram Khan Durrani said on Thursday that he has recommended to the government to increase the house rent ceiling of public sector employees by 65 percent in the upcoming budget 2015-16.
“I had ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday decided to file two more references against former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in the mage Rental Power Plants scam. The decision was taken in the executive board meeting of NAB ...
 
 
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LAHORE: The legal fraternity Thursday continued protest demonstrations on the fourth consecutive day against the killing of their two colleagues in Daska by a policeman.
District bar lawyers marched towards PMG Chowk on The Mall and staged a ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Thursday submitted before the Judicial Commission (JC) that the election results were shocking and surprising especially in the Punjab and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP) alleging that the Returning Officers (ROs) ...
 
 
Waseem Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: National Database & Registration Authority (Nadra) has objected to interference of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) in its internal affairs at the crucial time when the authority is busy in the process of voter verification in disputed ...
 
 
Usman Manzoor
ISLAMABAD: National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has fired three more senior officers, including director projects, over corruption charges, The News has learnt.
Just last week, three officers of Procurement Department of Nadra ...
 
 
Muhammad Anis
ISLAMABAD: Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Senator Sirajul Haq has felicitated the nation on the national consensus achieved on the China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and said this was a happy augury for the national development.
He was ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: An arrested terrorist on Thursday confessed his involvement in the suicide attack on Judicial Complex, Peshawar, before the anti-terrorism court. Four persons were killed and 47 others, including two female lawyers, were injured in a ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The district administration on Thursday launched second round of anti-encroachment drive in the provincial capital and demolished a major portion of Gulbahar Police Station and a plaza.
A deadline was issued to a number of persons to ...
 
 
our correspondent
TAKHT BHAI: Several activists and cops sustained injuries as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) supporters clashed here on Thursday.
Locals said that the PTI workers, on their return from a rally, reportedly started ...
 
 
Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: On a great day when Pakistan was rejoicing nuclear detonations conducted 17 years ago joining the elite club, top political leaders reached a landmark consensus on the game changer China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which some ...
 
 
Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly Asad Qaiser today (Friday) to explain his position over alleged violation of the election code of conduct.
In a notice sent to him, the ...
 
 
our correspondent
SIALKOT: Gujranwala Regional Police Officer (RPO) Waqas Nazir, after a long meeting at DPO Office here on Thursday, convinced station house officers (SHOs) of 27 police stations in Sialkot district and other police officers to continue performing ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: Tribal elders from the North Waziristan Agency on Thursday asked the government and the security forces not to demolish markets and shops in Mir Ali and Miranshah bazaars and allow the traders to shift belongings from these outlets. ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: As the deadline of year end is approaching for change in the command in political leadership of Balochistan’s administration new issues are cropping up between the ensuing and outgoing leadership.
Incumbent Chief Minister Dr Abdul ...
 
 
S Rahman
Metro bus project Rawalpindi-Islamabad is not merely a bus service but a comprehensive package of facilities that aims at ameliorating the citizens’ lot who hail from different segments of the society.
Looking at all the aspects of this project ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Two healthcare centres operated by quacks have been sealed under the Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) Act, 2010, by the city district government.
According to a press release issued on Thursday, Sheikh Shabbir Surgical Hospital and ...
 
 
our correspondent
HYDERABAD: Three hijackers involved in hijacking a PIA Fokker were hanged in the Hyderabad Central Jail on Thursday morning. The three hijackers, Shahswar Baloch, Sabir Baloch and Shabir Baloch, belonging to the Balochistan province had hijacked a ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ensure putting names of media owners, directors, chief executive officers and shareholders on its website.
A two-member bench of the apex ...
 
 

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Two policemen were killed and two other injured when militants opened fire and attacked police mobile van with rocket launcher in Dera Ismail Khan during wee hours on Thursday.Police said that the incident took place in Daraban ...
 
 

Man killed in Panjgur
QUETTA: Unidentified armed men shot dead a man over an old enmity in the Panjgur district on Wednesday.Police said that the victim identified as Imam Bakhsh was present in his
house when armed men entered the house and ...
 
 

UAF, USA varsity revising courses under CAS
From Our Correspondent
FAISALABAD: The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) in collaboration with University of California is revising its courses under the Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) ...
 
 

Addict injures wife, son in acid attack
From Our Correspondent
GUJRANWALA: An addict injured his wife and a seven-month-old son in an acid attack at Qila Mehan Singh on Thursday.
Qaisar, an addict, had contracted marriage with Asma about ...
 
 

Health Department staffers protest against EDO
From Our Correspondent
LALAMUSA: The Health Department employees, including contract staffers, on Thursday again stage a protest against the EDO Health and demanded his immediate ...
 
 

Acid victim dies in hospital,
accused husband in police custody
From Our Correspondent
MULTAN: An ill-fated woman succumbed to her acid burns at a hospital, while her husband who had allegedly thrown acid on her was found dead in the ...
 
 

Yaum-e-Takbeer observed
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NANKANA SAHIB: Local leadership of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Thursday observed the Yaum-e-Takbeer.
In this regard, the youth wing of district Nankana organized a ceremony at ...
 
 

2 ‘robbers’ shot dead
From Our Correspondent
OKARA: Two alleged dacoits were shot dead while two others managed to flee near village 2/D in Hujra Shah Muqeem police precincts after an encounter, with the police on Wednesday late ...
 
 

Breach in Sohag canal damages crops
From Our Correspondent
PAKPATTAN: Crops of growers were damaged when a 40 to 50 feet wide breach occurred in the bank of Sohag Canal near Chak 55/SP Chowk on Thursday.
The water flowing from the breach ...
 
 

Paraguay counsellor for increasing bilateral trade volume
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SIALKOT: Embassy of Paraguay in Egypt Counsellor Miranda Augustor Valenzuela has said that exchange of delegations of industrialists and businessmen between ...
 
 

Dacoit killed, three villagers injured
From Our Correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: A dacoit was killed and three villagers were injured in an encounter at Chak Dohrabad on Wednesday night.
Three dacoits broke into a house and tried to loot it. ...