Tue May 03, 2016
Rajab 25, 1437 A.H.
Opposition moot focuses on selective accountability
ISLAMABAD: The focus of much-touted but inconclusive deliberations of the opposition parties was on the selective accountability, centred on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family as against the government’s...
Why Pakistan is fourth most dangerous country for media
World Press Freedom Day Why development is not possible without free media ISLAMABAD: There’s not a day that goes by without me waking up and not being instantly reminded of April 19,...
Opposition moot gives relief to under-pressure Nawaz Sharif
ISLAMABAD: The opposition political parties, which met here on Monday, apparently to oust the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the wake of PanamaLeaks disclosures, have ended up lending great political...
Is performance the PM’s real forte?
Mian Saifur Rehman
Fair & Square The ‘Columnist Company’ had a good lunch with Mr Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister and Governor, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and Muhammad Rafique Rajwana, respectively,...
Six killed as severe heatwave grips country
People take to roads against loadshedding ISLAMABAD: At least six persons died and may others fainted due to severe heatwave that had gripped the plain areas of the country on Monday. The...
FBR announces cash awards for providing info, seizure of such vehicles in KP
Riaz Khan Daudzai
Non-custom paid vehicles PESHAWAR: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has announced cash awards for those providing information and officials seizing the non-custom paid (NCP) vehicles in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Sharing the details...
Orakzai IDPs seek proper rehabilitation
KALAYA: The families, which have recently returned to hometowns in Orakzai Agency, on Monday asked the government to make proper arrangements for their rehabilitation. The demand came at a grand jirga...
Terrorists fleeing Karachi, Nawaz tells WTO
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has informed the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that terrorists are on the run in the country as a result of a successful military operation since peace has been...
Govt will not allow to derail macroeconomic stability, says Dar
FRANKFURT: Pakistan’s Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar has said that his government would not allow derailment of restored macroeconomic stability as different political parties, including the |Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), had...
KP Assembly defers two bills for further consideration
ISLAMABAD: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly deferred two bills appearing on the list of business on Monday during the second sitting of its 17th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (Fafen). The...
Nisar directs heads of Nadra, passport office to improve public dealing locally and aboard
ISLAMABAD: The Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan directed the heads of Nadra and passport offices to ensure “Right to Identity” of citizens living in Pakistan and abroad, issuing them...
US played spoiler when Pak-India peace treaty was imminent: ex-Indian official
NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan had agreed on a peace and no-war treaty and were on the verge of signing it in July 1984 before Pakistan President Ziaul Haq, who...
Opposition’s consensus must for setting up ToRs: Bilawal
Panama Leaks ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday said that a consensus among the opposition parties is essential for setting up terms of reference (ToRs) for...
Police say mastermind of attack on Amir Muqam arrested
BISHAM: The police on Monday claimed to have arrested the mastermind of the 2012 roadside blast targeting Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Amir Muqam. Speaking at a press conference here, District...
NA body rejects bill to increase SC judges
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Monday unanimously rejected a bill seeking an increase in the number of Supreme Court judges. The committee observed that different...
WB approves $1 billion for Pak economic reforms
ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has approved a package of assistance worth US 1 billion to support Pakistan’s economic reforms. The assistance package consists of two Development Policy Credits (DPCs) to support...
ADB, AIIB sign MoU to co-finance M-4 Section of motorway
FRANKFURT: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding for co-financing mutually agreed projects and both sides selected the first...
Scattered rain expected in Punjab, KP today
ISLAMABAD: Rain and thunderstorm with strong gusty winds is expected at scattered places of upper parts of the country, while at isolated places of Balochistan during next 24 hours. Rainfall is...
Some opposition parties fear game may slip away from their hands
ISLAMABAD: Before the Monday meeting, a few leaders of some opposition parties had made up their mind following opposition leaders contacts in recent days that Imran Khan may take benefit...
Mansehra District Council rejects KP govt fund spending guidelines
MANSEHRA: District Council Mansehra has rejected the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s guidelines to spend Rs420 million funds transferred to district government from its share in Provincial Finance Commission (PFC) award. The district...
Police say ‘wanted criminal’ killed during bid to rob people
Family of deceased says it was ‘extrajudicial killing’ SUKKUR: Nawabshah police claimed to have killed an alleged criminal, Ghulam Rasool Lund, when he and his accomplices attempted to rob some motorists...
Protest against photocopy shop owner By our correspondent BAHAWALPUR: Hundreds of citizens protested against a photocopy shop owner for allegedly beating a woman, her son and daughter.The protesters chanted slogans against photocopy...
BAHAWALPUR City News
Dacoits loot Rs 1m from trader after injuring him From Our Correspondent BAHAWALPUR: Two dacoits looted Rs 1 million from a trader after injuring him on Railway Road here on Monday. Kamran khan...
BUREWALA City News
Doctor, nurse brawl causes death of 2 at THQ Hospital From Our Correspondent BUREWALA: A brawl between a doctor and a staff nurse allegedly caused death of a minor in Gynecology Ward...
CHAKWAL City News
Dacoits’ gangs busted, 32 motorcycles recovered From Our Correspondent CHAKWAL: City and Sadar police Monday claimed busting inter-provincial dacoits’ gangs and recovering looted amount, articles, illicit arms and 32 motorcycles from them. After...
FAISALABAD City News
Four shot dead in Faisalabad incidents From Our Correspondent FAISALABAD: Four people were murdered in separate incidents here on Monday. Accused Tariq and Zahid allegedly shot their uncle Shahid Ali dead over a...
GUJRANWALA City News
Two killed in shootout between two groups From Our Correspondent GUJRANWALA: Two people were killed and as many others injured in a shootout between two groups at Naroki on Sheikhupura Road on...
JHANG City News
Teachers protest against proposed privatisation of govt schools From Our Correspondent JHANG: A number of male and female schoolteachers on Monday staged a sit-in against the proposed privatisation of schools in front of...
LALAMUSA City News
Man dies in hospital From Our Correspondent LALAMUSA: A man died in hospital on Monday. Reportedly, Zohaib Butt of Azad Colony, suffered injuries in an accident and was shifted to hospital where...
MALAKWAL City News
Girl sold in Rs 700,000 by stepbrother, uncle From Our Correspondent MALAKWAL: A 20-year-old girl was allegedly sold in Rs 700,000 to a man by her stepbrother and uncle at Mauza Khizar. Talking...
NANKANA SAHIB City News
Injured dies From Our Correspondent NANKANA SAHIB: A child, who suffered critical burn injuries, died in hospital on Monday. Fawad, 10, son of Mushtaq Ahmad, sustained burns in a gas cylinder blast at...
OKARA City News
Call to provide facilities at Okara Passport Office From Our Correspondent OKARA: Office-bearers of the Okara Chamber of Commerce and Industry and civil society members have shown concern over lack of facilities...
PAKPATTAN City News
Cyclist killed in road accident From Our Correspondent PAKPATTAN: A cyclist was killed in a road accident on Monday. Maqsood Ahmad, 50, of Chak 149/EB was moving on a bicycle on the Sahiwal...
PHOOLNAGAR City News
12 held in search operation From Our Correspondent PHOOLNAGAR: Police on Monday conducted a search operation in various areas here and arrested 12 accused and recovered weapons from them. Talking to media here,...
SIALKOT City News
Office-bearers From Our Correspondent SIALKOT: Elections of the press club were held after a lapse of four years. According to unofficial results, Anwar Hussain Bajwa, Ch Muhammad Rasheed, Abid Hussain Mehdi, Mian Muhammad...
TOBA TEK SINGH City News
Killer gets imprisonment, fine From Our Correspondent TOBA TEK SINGH: Gojra Additional District and Sessions Judge Arif Mahmood Niazi on Monday awarded life imprisonment and Rs 100,000 fine to a man in...
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