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Amir Mir
ISLAMABAD: Aqeel alias Dr Usman, an army deserter and the son of an Army sepoy, was responsible for the martyrdom of ten army personnel including three high-ranking army officers — a serving lieutenant general, a brigadier and a lieutenant ...
 
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Murtaza Ali Shah
LONDON: A key conference on Kashmir in British Parliament has called on India to show flexibility on the issue and respect the United Nations resolutions to solve the issue of Kashmir as per wishes of the occupied people.
A large number of youth ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq on Saturday asked the government to collect illegal weapons from the people all over the country.
Addressing the peace conference here, he said the state should provide security to every ...
 
 
Mazhar Abbas
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has started hanging terrorists convicted in different cases of terrorism in what appears to be the first firm reply from the state to those responsible for the martyrdom of 137 children. Some more convicts would be hanged in the ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is all set to approve summary for filling important post of Senior Adviser to Executive Director to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) based in Washington DC by next week, The News has learnt.
Pakistan ...
 
 

SUKKUR: A condemned prisoner, who was to be hanged on Tuesday, December 23, died of heart attack here in the jail, the jail authorities informed on Saturday.
According to police, the prisoner Nazim, hailing from Jacobabad district, was also a ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: The Mall and Khyber Road were closed from all sides for some time on Saturday to carry out a search operation after reports of the presence of a suspicious man.
The security forces carried out the search operation after both the ...
 
 
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HANGU: The police claimed to have foiled a terror bid and arrested a would-be suicide bomber in the limits of Doaba Police Station on Saturday.
Talking to reporters, District Police Officer (DPO) Anwar Saeed Kundi said that the police signalled ...
 
 

HYDERABAD: The Director General (DG) Rangers Sindh, Major General Bilal Akbar visited Central Prison Hyderabad here on Saturday and reviewed security arrangements. He also inspected the prison wards, gallows and jail hospital.
Accompanied by the ...
 
 
Amir Mateen
QUETTA: No matter what you say, the Balochistan problem boils down to one core issue: the illegal official kidnappings and the policy of ‘kill and dump.’ It is almost psychological—and why not. After all, you are talking about the official figure ...
 
 
Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: The Nawaz Sharif government seems quite pushed to swiftly address Imran Khan’s grievances, realising the greater onus and moral pressure it feels to sort out the contentious issues after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ended its ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: Touching scenes were witnessed when the family members of the martyred students visited the Army Public School and College as the provincial capital remained gloomy on the fifth day of the attack on Saturday.
The families gathered ...
 
 

QUETTA: A man was injured by unknown bike snatchers at Kharotabad area of the provincial capital on Saturday. According to police, the victim, identified as Muhammad Feroze, was on way to his home on a motorcycle when armed robbers intercepted him. ...
 
 

LAHORE: An election tribunal has admitted for regular hearing a petition seeking verification of all votes in NA-125 by Nadra through thumb impressions. A senior officer of Nadra said the report filed in the tribunal on verification of votes of ...
 
 
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CHARSADDA: The police on Saturday re-arrested an under trial accused from Umarzai, who had escaped from the sub-jail a few days back. The sources said that acting on a tip-off, the cops apprehended the accused, Hanifullah, who was going to Tangi ...
 
 
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MARDAN: Two police constables sustained injuries in a hand-grenade attack in the limits of Par Hoti Police Station late Saturday, sources said. They said that a police party headed by Sub-Inspector Anwar Khan was on a routine patrol when ...
 
 
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LAHORE: Many universities of the provincial metropolis have started asking boarding students to vacate hostels to ensure maximum security during the ongoing winter break in the wake of the Peshawar tragedy. An abrupt notice to vacate hostels at ...
 
 
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NOWSHERA: The district administration on Saturday imposed a ban on boating in Kabul River. Deputy Commissioner Zakaullah Khattak, under the directive of Station Commander Brigadier Wasim Anjum, ordered the ban on boating in river Kabul due to ...
 
 
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LAHORE: The price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) has been increased by Rs 45 per kg during a week, which is totally unjustified, said office bearers of LPG Distributors Association and the Awami Rickshaw Union.
Addressing a joint press ...
 
 

SIALKOT: The police arrested 16 Afghan nationals for illegally staying in Daska on Saturday.
The police registered a case against the accused Afghan nationals under Section 14 of Foreign Act 1946.
According to police officials, the accused ...
 
 

QUETTA: Customs officials recovered huge quantity of narcotics from a truck in Kuchlak area, 25 kilometres away from the provincial capital and arrested two smugglers on Saturday. According to Customs authorities, the truck was intercepted after a ...
 
 
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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Saturday presided over a high-level meeting which considered proposals regarding provision of solar home solution at concessionary rates to low-income families and off-grid solar solution in public ...
 
 
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LAHORE: Office-bearers of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), Lahore, were elected unopposed for session 2015-2016.
According to a press release on Saturday, Dr Tanveer Anwer was elected president, Dr Asma Yasin lady vice president, Dr Tariq ...
 
 
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MINGORA: Two persons were killed and five others sustained injuries in separate road accidents in Swat district on Saturday, police said.
Rehman, driver, was killed and five others sustained injuries when a vehicle plunged into a ravine in ...
 
 
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LAHORE: Punjab University has announced results of MA Islamic Studies Part-II annual examination 2014. The detailed result is available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk. ...
 
 
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LAHORE: Punjab University Career Counseling and Placement Centre (CCPC) organised an event at the varsity’s Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (ICET). ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: Urging the government to compensate the tribesmen for the losses they suffered during the displacement, Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) head Aftab Sherpao on Saturday asked the government to send home the internally displaced persons (IDPs) ...
 
 
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LAHORE: Parliamentary Secretary on Information and Culture Rana Muhammad Arshad has said that the nation will not let the blood of martyrs of the Peshawar tragedy go waste.
He said that anti-state elements would be defeated with national ...
 
 
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NOWSHERA: The Darul Uloom Haqqania, Akora Khattak, on Saturday held Khatm-e-Bukhari Sharif for restoration of lasting peace in the country.
A large number of religious scholars and students attended the condolence reference for the ...
 
 
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KARAK: The Khattak Ittehad and allied rights organisations have demanded the district administration to withdraw first information reports (FIRs) registered against its office-bearers.
The demand was made at a public meeting of the organisation. ...
 
 
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NOWSHERA: Awami National Party (ANP) general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain said on Saturday that the nation was bearing the consequences of flaws in the country’s foreign policy.
Talking to reporters, Mian Iftikhar urged the government to ...
 
 

Peshawar school attack
Christmas celebrations cancelled in Bahawalpur
From Our Correspondent
BAHAWALPUR: The Christian community has cancelled all the Christmas celebrations in mourning for the Peshawar tragedy.
This was announced by ...
 
 

DCO for strict security in educational institutions
From Our Correspondent
BHAKKAR: DCO Muhammad Zaman Wattoo Saturday asked all heads of educational institutions in the district strictly to ensure a foolproof security plan in institutions ...
 
 

Rulers will go for polls in 100 days: Babar Awan
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CHAKWAL: Former federal minister Babar Awan has said that the rulers will go for the general elections in 100 days as the new mandate is required in the current ...
 
 

We want strong ties with all countries: Leghari
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DERA GHAZI KHAN: Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari has said that Pakistan wishes sound relations with all the countries of the ...
 
 

Rs 2.11b being spent on 26 uplift schemes
From Our Correspondent
FAISALABAD: An amount of Rs 2.11 billion is being spent on the completion of 26 uplift schemes in the city under large city package of the Punjab government.
A meeting ...
 
 

Demos against low gas pressure
From Our Correspondent
GUJRANWALA: Residents of various localities on Saturday staged demonstrations against low gas pressure in their areas.
The protesters carrying banners and placards gathered on Noshera ...
 
 

Peshawar carnage
Cheque handed over to parents of martyred student
From Our Correspondent
JAUHARABAD: MPA Javed Awan on Saturday handed over a cheque of Rs 500,000 to the parents of Muhammad Jamil who was martyred during the terrorist ...
 
 

Lawyers pass resolution against Peshawar carnage
From Our Correspondent
JHANG: The District Bar Association members on Saturday passed a resolution against the Peshawar terrorist attack and demanded stern action against those elements ...
 
 

Terrorist buried in Lalamusa
From Our Correspondent
LALAMUSA: Police on Saturday buried Muhammad Ahmed alias Baba, an accomplice of the killed terrorist Qari Afzal alias Fuji, in the Municipal Committee Graveyard near Sheikhanwala Graveyard ...
 
 

8 Afghans among 21 held in Mandi Bahauddin
From Our Correspondent
MALAKWAL: The police claimed to have arrested 21 suspected criminals, including eight Afghans, during a search operation.
Talking to The News here on Saturday, Mandi ...
 
 

RTO employee held for fraud
From Our Correspondent
MULTAN: The Federal Investigation Agency has arrested an employee of the Regional Tax Office on the charge of fraudulently receiving millions of rupees from the people on the pretext of ...
 
 

Police to launch search operation in Pakpattan
From Our Correspondent
PAKPATTAN: DPO Shahnawaz Sandhila has said that a search operation will be launched across the district.
He claimed that all the streets, blocks and mohallahs would be ...
 
 

Student dies as bus overturns
From Our Correspondent
SIALKOT: A student of a school was killed while three others sustained injuries in an accident near Sabzpir village on Saturday.
A school bus was on its way when it overturned due to ...
 
 

107 death convicts in Toba
From Our Correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: As many as 850 prisoners have been imprisoned in District Jail, which has a capacity for 638 prisoners.
Among the total prisoners, there are 107 death convicts, including ...