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Amir Mir
ISLAMABAD: While the TTP has rejected Asmatullah Muavia’s announcement to cease militant activities inside Pakistan by describing him an intelligence agency agent, the fact remains that he had begun his jehadi career from the platform of Maulana ...
 
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Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: With the approval of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the government will undertake Multi-Sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) in flood affected areas to ascertain exact damages in collaboration with United Nations Office for the ...
 
 
Ahmad Hassan
ISLAMABAD: When almost all the political pundits and analysts in the country have given up their hopes on an early negotiated settlement on twin sit-ins, Sirajul Haq, head of the political jirga, still hopes that all the warring parties would ...
 
 

QUETTA: Journalists will march towards Balochistan if the killers of martyred journalists of Quetta were not traced, threatened President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Afzal Butt while lighting candles in the memory of martyred ...
 
 
Mian Saifur Rehman
It is not only the restlessness of Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif and his brother Punjab Chief Minister, Mian Shahbaz Sharif that is appreciable in the context of their presence at every trouble spot in the flood-affected areas but also these two ...
 
 
Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: Just a day after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan lost all expectations and hopes in judiciary, police, army and Supreme Court Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, it was a superior court that instantly ordered release of ...
 
 
News Desk
LAHORE: The government should seriously take notice of certain elements targeting the Jang Group and Geo for no rhyme or reason. Setting ablaze its vehicles and threatening journalists is highly condemnable.
These views were expressed by the ...
 
 
Mariana Baabar
ISLAMABAD: While Pakistan is still struggling to ensure that it completely wipes out the polio epidemic throughout the country, nothing is being done to ensure that the Ebola epidemic emitting from West Africa which is an international threat is ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The 10-member Taliban group that was apprehended by the security forces in Swat and blamed for the attack on Malala Yousafzai was reportedly seized from Naway Killay locality in Mingora.
Security officials said at least six of the 10 ...
 
 
News Desk
KARACHI: Najam Sethi, in his programme “Aapis Ki Baat”, has said people can no longer stand by the Islamabad sit-ins as they have been continuing for a month.
In early days when people to some extent were participating in the sit-ins, their ...
 
 
Riaz Khan Daudzai
PESHAWAR: As the provincial government has started computerising the revenue records, no immediate steps have been taken to resolve the issue of tampering with the record, particularly in Chitral district.
Official sources said land record had ...
 
 
our correspondent
HARIPUR: The residents of Haripur and Abbottabad districts on Sunday asked the federal government to take action against the pharmaceutical companies for increasing prices of medicines without prior notification.
Muhammad Alim, a resident of ...
 
 
our correspondent
GHALLANAI: Residents have been suffering as power supply has remained suspended to parts of Mohmand Agency for a week due to the ongoing tussle between the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) and Tribal Electric Supply Company (Tesco).
They said ...
 
 
Muhammad Qasim
Rawalpindi: As many as 42 cases of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) have been reported from different parts of the country within last five months however none of the concerned authorities here has so far taken any precautionary measures to ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: Members of the Christian community staged a peace rally on Sunday to remember the victims of the All Saints Church twin suicide bombings in Kohati Gate.Scores of people were killed in the two bombings at the All Saints Church on September ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: The police department is an important organ of the state, which is responsible for protecting lives and properties of people.
This was stated by IGP Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera in a statement issued here on Sunday. He said officers and jawans ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: The devastating flooding that has swamped a large part of the Punjab province and Azad Kashmir and left millions homeless is one of the worst natural disasters to date attributable to the climate change.
According to the experts, ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: The Police Assistance Lines (PAL) and the Dispute Resolution Council (DRC) have started functioning in Swabi district, officials said on Sunday.
“The PAL and the DRC were recently established to facilitate the general public and settle ...
 
 
our correspondent
Rawalpindi: Traders of Moti Plaza, Al-Rehman Building, Gawalmandi and Ratta Amral have expressed concern over the plan to raise the height of bridges over Nullah Leh at Liaquat Bagh, Gawalmandi and Ratta Amral.
Talking to this correspondent, ...
 
 
Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: Despite making a public commitment Thursday, the PTI chairman Imran Khan failed to reveal the two MNAs of Lahore and a police officer, who, he had claimed, were involved in the murder of the MQM MNA Tahira Asif and MPA Hendry Masih. His ...
 
 
Shakeel Anjum
ISLAMABAD: Angry parents of the school boys arrested on Friday and Saturday for violating ban on pillion riding criticised the administration and termed it equal to teasing peaceful and law abiding citizens.
While talking to ‘The News’ outside ...
 
 

HYDERABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has cancelled his visit to Tehsil Sahiwal, located in his electoral constituency.
A high-level investigation has been undertaken into the mismanagement and slogan chanting by the flood-victims during the ...
 
 
Mian Saifur Rehman
While Pakistan continues to be embroiled in a number of internal issues besides a formidable natural calamity, nevertheless it will be ill-advised if the country ignores the currents and undercurrents on the regional and international canvas ...
 
 
our correspondent
GUJRANWALA: A Class 4 student lost his one eye after being tortured by an influential landowner over a minor issue in the Sadoke Cheema village in Ahmadnagar Chattha police limits on Saturday.
Jafar was playing near the house of landowner Dr ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: The rumours about police operation against the participants of the protest sit-ins have gripped the minds of the local people especially those living in the surroundings of the Red Zone area who are worried about their own security if ...
 
 
our correspondent
MANSEHRA: The grand Jirga constituted by the people of Kohistan and Diamer to settle the dispute between two tribes claiming to be owners of a disputed territory between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan failed to reach a consensus while the ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has directed Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) to follow Pakistan Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules while advertising for tenders. FWO recently advertised a tender notice for supply of ...
 
 

Militant killed in DI Khan encounter
By our correspondent
DERA ISMAIL KHAN: An alleged militant was killed and another sustained injuries in an encounter near the Loni village here on Sunday, police sources said.The sources said the police ...
 
 

Two brothers murdered for ‘honour’
From Our Correspondent
BAHAWALPUR: Two brothers were murdered for honour at Basti Wahi Mochian in Noshera Jadeed police limits on Friday.
Waheed and his brother Naveed, an intermediate student, were ...
 
 

Murder case against Vehari DHQ hospital MS, 6 others
Doctors, paramedics observe complete strike
From Our Correspondents
VEHARI/BUREWALA: Doctors and paramedics observed a complete strike and staged a sit-in to protest against registration ...
 
 

Mother, two daughters thrashed
From Our Correspondent
DASKA: A mother and her two daughters were thrashed and injured over an old enmity on Friday.
Sajjad and his accomplices entered house of Shahnaz Bibi and thrashed her and her two ...
 
 

UAF VC for demand-driven researches
From Our Correspondent
FAISALABAD: Innovative ideas, quality research work and effective communication are imperative to address the issues of civil society and farmers on scientific basis and to compete ...
 
 

Cop brothers thrash each other in court
From Our Correspondent
GUJRANWALA: Two brothers, employed in police department, thrashed each other in the court of a civil judge on Friday.
Imran and Javed, real brothers, were present in the court ...
 
 

Heavy rains lash Hafizabad
From Our Correspondent
HAFIZABAD: The city and adjoining villages Friday again received heavy rains, causing multiple problems for the locals.
The rainwater choked sewerage system in several areas.
The locals ...
 
 

Distinction
From Our Correspondent
JHANG: A student, Muhammad Amir, of the Chenab College obtained the overall second position in pre-engineering group of Fsc examination of the BISE, Faisalabad.
Meanwhile, Jhang Educational Trust ...
 
 

Student of Khudian gets 2nd position
From Our Correspondent
KASUR: A student of Government Higher Secondary School, Khudian, got second position in Intermediate and Secondary School Examination, Lahore, (arts group) by securing 934 ...
 
 

City receives downpour
From Our Correspondent
NANKANA SAHIB: The city and its adjoining areas received heavy rain on Friday. The rain water accumulated at Hospital Road, Guru Bazaar, Old Nnakana, Housing Colony and other areas. The rain ...
 
 

Sahiwal Board results
DPS&C Okara gets 2 top positions
From Our Correspondent
OKARA: Two students of District Public School and College, Okara, have obtained two top positions in the Intermediate Examination of Sahiwal Board.
Muhammad ...
 
 

Brother, sister beaten
From Our Correspondent
PAKPATTAN: A boy and his sister were beaten by their opponents in Chak 40/SP on Friday.
Qasim and his accomplices thrashed Afazal, who was grazing his goats in fields. When sister of Afazal ...