Website Archives - Friday, April 18, 2014
Peshawar

Extortionists detained

LANDI KOTAL: The political administration in Landi Kotal on Thursday detained two extortionists from a checkpost ...

Peshawar

Roads blocked against gas supply cut in Karak

KARAK: The people of Karak and Takht-i-Nusrati on Thursday blocked local roads to protest suspension of gas supply....

Peshawar

Quake-hit schools in Balakot UC yet to be rebuilt

MANSEHRA: The girls and boys students in Bela Sacha area of Balakot are without education facilities as four ...

Peshawar

ANP-W decries power suspension threat

PESHAWAR: The Awami National Party-Wali on Thursday urged all political parties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to join hands...

Peshawar

Campaign sans ownership may affect immunisation efforts in KP

Govt, relevant quarters deny giving anti-polio ad in newspaper

Peshawar

Tableeghi Jamaat congregation pulls crowds

Participants urged not to use gas cylinders for safety

Peshawar

Varsity students exhibit projects

PESHAWAR: Students of different departments of Sarhad University set up stalls to showcase their projects during a...

Peshawar

KP govt accuses Chinese firm of illegal mineral export

Says no exploration licence until mining policy announced

Peshawar

Pesco to charge fixed rate from Bara feeder consumers

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) seems to have given in to political pressure as it agreed on...

Peshawar

PDWP approves Rs52.6bn projects

PESHAWAR: The Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) has approved nine development projects with an estimated...

Peshawar

Militancy brings the curtain down on 13 Peshawar schools, PA told

Opposition member calls figure wrong, seeks action against officials

Peshawar

Beheaded body of woman found

MARDAN: Police found beheaded body of an unidentified woman in Janbaz Naraywala village near Sheikh Yousaf Chowk on...

Peshawar

Maulana Sami calls for restraint

NOWSHERA: Head of Taliban negotiation committee Maulana Samiul Haq has said that they would expedite efforts to ...

World

Pakistani convicted of US terror charges sentenced to five years

Mohammad Hassan, convicted of US terror charges has been sentenced to five years for planning to kill a Swedish artist.

Other Voices

Other Voices: Pashto Press: Vital resources

THE federal government plans to spend over Rs109.38bn in the current fiscal year … on the improvement and...

70 Years Ago

From the past pages of dawn: 1944: Seventy years ago: 1,798 casualties in explosions

BOMBAY: About 1,798 casualties were treated in Bombay city hospitals as a result of Friday afternoon’s explosions...

50 Years Ago

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: Indonesia backs Kashmir stand

KARACHI: Another Asian Power — Indonesia — has called for “an early solution” of the Kashmir dispute “in...

Editorial

Who’ll drive out the pests?

“ONLY three out of 20 aircraft owned by the plant protection department are operational, a meeting of the National...

Editorial

Ulema’s call

WITH Pakistan being sucked into a vortex of militancy since the past decade or so, the fallout is all too evident:...

Editorial

For economic stability

GIVE the minister credit where it’s due: Ishaq Dar had promised economic stabilisation to set the stage for a...

Column

Missing trade unions

The labour rights movement has lost its luster.

Column

The Pakhtun question

The Pakhtuns have found both wealth and squalor.

Column

Loudness and clarity

SOMETIME back in the 1990s, a visiting journalist from New Zealand climbed the stairs to a newspaper office in ...

Column

The world around us

A LOT is happening around us, both in our immediate neighbourhood, as well as further afield, that has not just...

Letters

People threatened

DASKA tehsil is my city. Its urban population is almost 0.1 million. In 2004, there were three water filtration...

Letters

World Zakat scheme

THIS is apropos S. Muslehuddin Ahmed's letter (April 8). The proposed suggestions by the writer are appropriate...

Letters

TTP talks

AFTER diplomacy comes the trend of appeasement through entertainment. The peace talks with the TTP are more or less...

Letters

Afghan women

THIS refers to the report ‘The irreversible journey of Afghan women in election’ (April 11). According to a data...

Letters

KP: wheat support price

ACCORDING to media reports, the Sindh chief minister has approved the increase in wheat support price by Rs1.25 a...

Letters

Bilawal House

BILAWAL Bhutto-Zardari is a smart, young person and people look up to him. I have just a small request for him. I...

Letters

Safety measures needed

ONE of the sources of the spread of polio and dengue virus in Pakistan is its terrible sewerage system. This could ...

Letters

Jallianwala Bagh

AT least 1,300 civilians were killed in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, on Besakhi Day of April 13, 1919, as, in...

Letters

Computerisation of arms licences

SINDH has enforced computerisation of arms licences, and Punjab is likely to follow suit. Both say this will improve...

Peshawar

Students forced to study in a congested building

RAWALPINDI: Though most of the schools in Rawalpindi district are facing a shortage of furniture, the situation of a...

Peshawar

Anti-polio drive ends peacefully

LANDI KOTAL: The three-day anti-polio campaign went past peacefully with officials claiming to have achieved 85 per...

Peshawar

CM orders investigation into poor construction work

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Thursday ordered inquiry into the complaints about...

Peshawar

Islamabad Bus Service project put on back burner

ISLAMABAD: With Islamabad’s civic agency officials tasked with facilitating the Rawalpindi Development Authority...

Peshawar

Name internees alive and dead, PHC tells centre

Court dissatisfied with reports on missing persons

Peshawar

Court moved for removal of KP sports minister

Transfer of govt funds into personal account be declared illegal: petitioner

Islamabad

Army to face HEC in netball finals

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) have qualified for the 13th Men’s Netball...

Islamabad

Contempt petitions against SNGPL dismissed

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday dismissed contempt petitions filed by 532 CNG filling stations...

Islamabad

Traffic warden accuses army officer of opening fire

RAWALPINDI: An army officer reportedly opened fire into the air after a traffic warden stopped a mini-truck, in ...

Islamabad

Rawalpindi to witness two major sports events in coming week

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi is going to host two mega sports events, within the next four days; the 11th National...

Islamabad

Warden caught selling mobile phone cards to prisoners

RAWALPINDI: A jail warden was caught selling mobile phone cards to the inmates of Adiala Jail. A security source ...

Islamabad

Metro Events

Flower showA three day Spring Flowers, Birds and Butterfly show will be inaugurated on Friday April 18 at Lakeview...

Islamabad

Ministry set to auction 3G, 4G licences despite more roadblocks

The senate body’s recommendations will not stop the auction process to be held on April 23

Islamabad

Sharif-Zardari’s latest bonhomie looks fine from afar

Vast time when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif invited his political rival Asif Ali Zardari to dinner it was to say...

Islamabad

Govt performs poorly on economic scorecard

ISLAMABAD: A public policy think tank has termed the current regime of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) as below...

Islamabad

Students forced to study in ‘suffocating’ conditions

RAWALPINDI: Though most of the schools in Rawalpindi district are facing a shortage of furniture, the situation of a...

Islamabad

TEVTA employees’ union demands fair treatment

FATEHJANG: The employees of the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) have been working on a...

Islamabad

Removal of PCB member reversed

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday suspended the termination of the member scrutiny committee of...

Islamabad

Ex-President House official held

ISLAMABAD: A former official of the Presidency was arrested on the charge of taking money from the citizens on the...

Islamabad

Efforts to improve public-police partnership underway

ISLAMABAD: The Rescue-15 department of the Islamabad police, on Thursday, arranged a ‘safe city walk’, to raise...

Islamabad

Citizens protest against ‘sham’ Indian elections

MUZAFFARABAD: A protest was held to condemn the alleged farcical parliamentary elections conducted in the Indian ...

Islamabad

Islamabad police force still ‘headless’

DIG, AIG holding additional charge of IG, SSP posts ‘not notified by Establishment Division’

Islamabad

Islamabad Bus Service put on back burner

CDA officials remain preoccupied with metro bus project

Islamabad

Sons of accused EOBI employee removed from ECL

ISLAMABAD: The chief justice of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), Justice Mohammad Anwar Khan Kasi, on Thursday,...

Islamabad

Google Maps to be used for joint patrolling by police

ISLAMABAD: In efforts to strengthen the security mechanism in the twin cities, on Wednesday, the police officials...

Islamabad

Experts stress women’s role in poverty alleviation

ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a conference here on Thursday stressed the role of women in alleviating poverty in the...

Islamabad

Senate in disbelief over Kashmir Highway ‘deadline’

ISLAMABAD: It is often said that the people are wary of politicians’ promises. But on Thursday, the Senate...

Lahore

Rules, regulations on breastfeeding reviewed

LAHORE: The Infant Feeding Board Punjab in its first meeting held on Thursday reviewed rules and regulations of the...

Lahore

Two die on road

BAHAWALNAGAR: Two people died and two others sustained serious injuries when their car crashed into a tree in ...

Lahore

Woman alleges gang-rape

VEHARI: A woman, of Chak 261-EB of Burewala, alleged on Thursday that she had been gang-raped by four people for 25...

Lahore

LHCBA resolution terms PPO black law

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Bar Association has termed the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) a black law and...

Lahore

Call for launching campaign against hemophilia

LAHORE: Intra-family marriages in which bleeding disorders are prevailing are the biggest cause of hemophilia...

Lahore

Three farmers injured by sugar mill guard

BAHAWALNAGAR: Three farmers were injured on Thursday when the guards of Chishtian Sugar Mills opened fire at them...

Lahore

Dollar depreciation doesn’t benefit entrepreneurs: FPCCI official

FAISALABAD: Appreciation of the rupee against the US dollar has not benefited entrepreneurs as prices of raw ...

Lahore

Constitutional amend must to abolish CII: Sherani

Says JU-F to support govt policies; army, govt must be on same page

Lahore

Pros and cons of English language

LAHORE: English language comes to Pakistan as an opportunity as well as a challenge, enabling people, on the one...

Lahore

‘Labour policy to follow labour moot’

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Labour and Human Resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar has said the government is going to ...

Lahore

Watchman found murdered

LAHORE: A watchman was found murdered at his workplace on Raiwind Road on Thursday.The Chuhng police said ...

Lahore

Women leaders seminar on 30th

LAHORE: An International Women Leadership Seminar will be held at the Pearl Continental Hotel on April 30.The ...

Lahore

Govt told to verify two more jailed citizens in Bagram

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court directed on Thursday the federal government to verify detention of two more Pakistani...

Lahore

Two criminals killed in ‘encounter’

LAHORE: Two alleged criminals were killed in an ‘encounter’ with the police in Batapur here on Thursday. The CIA...

Lahore

‘Nawaz, Zardari meeting exposes nexus’

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf secretary-general Jahangir Khan Tareen has said Protection of Pakistan Bill ...

Lahore

punjab notes: Chet and Vesakh: spring and harvest

Seasons have deep impact on all things. Of all the living beings, humans are most prone to be affected by seasons,...

Lahore

Recommendations for labour policy

‘Condition of women workers must be taken into consideration’

Lahore

Plea for law on cannibalism

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday admitted for regular hearing a petition for legislation to punish those...

Lahore

PTI minister reacts to power theft accusations against KP

LAHORE: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Industries Minister Shaukat Yousafzai on Thursday lambasted state minister Abid Sher Ali...

Lahore

‘Plagiarism’ cost academic his job

LAHORE: The Punjab University administration has issued orders of compulsory retirement of Institute of ...

Lahore

Unusual April showers keep sun at bay

LAHORE: Thunderstorm and rain in Lahore and elsewhere in the country on Tuesday brought back nip in the air.More...

Lahore

Five top varsities to go through the audit mill

LAHORE: Worried over reports of mismanagement and corruption in the public-sector universities in Punjab, the...

Lahore

CDGL seeks court order for case against Umar Akmal

LAHORE: The City District Government of Lahore has moved a local judicial magistrate, seeking order for the...

Punjab

14 dead, 10 injured in road crash

The people who died under the Dera Ghazi Khan-to-Karachi bus included four women and 11 men.

Karachi

Notices issued in judge son’s murder case

HYDERABAD: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Hyderabad on Thursday issued notices to the special public prosecutor ...

Karachi

FIR against Rangers men in Chhachhro firing case ordered

MITHI/MIRPURKHAS: The Tharparkar district and sessions judge at Mithi on Tuesday ordered registration of an FIR...

Karachi

Rs11bn for Thatta, Sujawal districts

THATTA: The Sindh government has allocated Rs11 billion for rehabilitation and uplift of health, education and road...

Karachi

JSQM move to lodge FIR of activists ‘murder’

NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: The Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz filed an application in the sessions court here on Thursday, requesting...

Karachi

Thieves steal offerings to gods

LARKANA: Thieves broke into a small Hindu temple, commonly known as Marhey, located in a small narrow lane in a...

Karachi

JUI-F warns govt over ‘move to ban’ seminaries

KARACHI: Leaders of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) on Thursday staged a rally to protest against what they...

Karachi

BSEK suspends 30 officials

KARACHI: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi has suspended 30 superintendents and controller officers of...

Karachi

A tribute to rich art of Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh — Reverberating Sounds Echo through the Desert, the exhibition that’s beginning at the Koel art...

Karachi

Haemophilia continues to claim young lives

KARACHI: Around 20,000 children are estimated to be suffering from haemophilia in Pakistan, of whom just around ...

Karachi

METRO EVENTS

Book launchMajeed Amjad: Aik Munfarid Awaz, compiled by Khwaja Razi Haider, being launched on centenary celebrations...

Karachi

Centre draws criticism for refusing to devolve Korangi fish harbour

KARACHI: The federal government was criticised on the concluding day of a workshop for persistently refusing to hand...

Karachi

Three suspects escape from court

KARACHI: Three suspects escaped from the premises of an anti-corruption court on Thursday following the dismissal of...

Karachi

Bilawal asks Unesco to declare 18 more world heritage sites

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has urged the World Heritage Committee of...

Karachi

New CNG closure schedule

KARACHI: All compressed natural gas (CNG) stations will close their operations for two days in Karachi and in the...

Karachi

Shopkeeper killed in ‘sectarian attack’

KARACHI: A shopkeeper was shot dead in a sectarian attack while his employee was wounded in Rizvia Society on...

Karachi

SHC seeks Sepa record on Clifton flyover project

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday directed a Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) official to...

Karachi

Muttahida warns of retaliation for killings of workers

KARACHI: Participants in a protest demonstration organised by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement on Thursday warned the...

International

Scare over water in Oregon reservoir

PORTLAND: There’s nothing wrong with the 38 million gallons of water being flushed away from a reservoir in an...

International

Turkish parliament approves law to expand spy powers

ANKARA: Turkey’s parliament approved a controversial law on Thursday expanding the powers of the national spy...

International

India struggles with rebel threats during election

RAJNANDGAON: Indians cast ballots on Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country’s weekslong general...

International

Chinese commentary slams Congress for hiding 1962 war report

NEW DELHI: The Chinese are watching Indian elections closely, and probably sense a defeat for the Congress party.No...

International

Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers

WASHINGTON: Security flaws in many satellite telecommunications systems leave them open to hackers, raising ...

International

Congress likens Modi to Ziaul Haq

NEW DELHI: India’s ruling Congress party on Thursday likened opposition front-runner in the ongoing elections to...

International

100 million vote in sixth round of Indian polls

NEW DELHI: Close to 100 million people voted in 12 states on Thursday in the sixth round of India’s nine-stage...

International

BJP president denies coveting PM’s job

NEW DELHI: Speculation is rife that a reshuffle of the leadership may become necessary for the Bharatiya Janata ...

International

India gets new navy chief after deadly submarine fire

NEW DELHI: India appointed a new navy chief on Thursday, nearly two months after his predecessor was forced to quit...

International

Gulf states reach accord to end Qatar tensions

JEDDAH: Gulf foreign ministers on Thursday agreed on a deal to end months of unprecedented tension between Qatar and...

International

Obama launches measures to support solar energy

WASHINGTON: The White House on Thursday announced a series of measures aimed at increasing solar energy production ...

International

Putin accuses Nato of secretly recording private talks

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen of secretly recording and ...

International

Ukraine bans entry for all Russian males aged 16-60: Aeroflot

MOSCOW: Ukraine has banned entry to its territory for all Russian males aged between 16 and 60, the Russian ...

International

Iran has slashed enriched uranium stock: IAEA

VIENNA: Iran has cut its stock of highly-enriched uranium by 75 per cent, a new report by the UN’s nuclear ...

International

Algeria’s Bouteflika votes in wheelchair for 4th term

ALGIERS: Abdelaziz Bouteflika, seeking a fourth presidential term, cast his ballot from a wheelchair on Thursday as...

International

Bangladesh files contempt case against UK reporter

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s war crime tribunal launched a contempt case on Thursday against a Dhaka-based British...

International

Transcendence: plugged in and implausible

THE dystopian future envisioned by last year’s critical darling Her reappears in Transcendence, albeit with a lot...

International

Mental issues plague Indonesian election hopefuls

JAKARTA: His body shaking violently, Sofyan screamed loudly as a traditional healer sought to calm the Indonesian...

International

Saudi spy chief ousted under US pressure

Prince Bandar’s support of radical Islamists in Syria increased security threats to Saudi Arabia

International

Will ad blitz decide poll outcome?

THE television channels are predicting a Modi sweep, almost wishing it, as India continues to poll through the five...

Sport

Basketball trials next month

LAHORE: The two-day trials to select Punjab basketball team for the forthcoming All Pakistan Kashmir Cup will be ...

Sport

Pakistan Whites clinch beach handball title

LAHORE: Pakistan Whites won the International Beach Handball Tournament with six points, after beating Pakistan...

Sport

Four players enter main round

KARACHI: Four players stormed into the main round of under-14 singles by winning qualifiers in the Essa Lab Open...

Sport

Hockey trial across country from 22nd

LAHORE: A series of trials across the country will be held from April 22 to 29 to pick youngsters to induct them ...

Sport

SSA to host international events in befitting manner, says Javed Hanif

KARACHI: Secretary Local Government Sindh and Chairman Sindh Softball Association (SSA) Javed Hanif has said that ...

Sport

Army, HEC beat rivals to enter men’s netball final

ISLAMABAD: Army and HEC outplayed rivals to qualify for the final of 13th National Men’s Netball Championship 2014...

Sport

City’s title hopes in tatters as Palace rock Everton

LONDON: Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes were dealt a crushing blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw...

Sport

National shooting trials for Asian, CW Games on May 10

KARACHI: The second phase of trials to select Pakistan’s sharp shooters for this year’s Asian Games and...

Sport

Brazil unveils $10 billion infrastructure budget for Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian authorities unveiled an infrastructure budget of 24.1 billion reais ($10.76 billion) for...

Sport

Bolt confident of breaking own records

KINGSTON (Jamaica): Sprint superstar Usain Bolt said on Wednesday he is confident he can smash two records he set...

Sport

Gymnastics officials win appeal

LAUSANNE: Sport’s highest court has upheld appeals by six leading rhythmic gymnastics officials against their...

Sport

Robben inspires Bayern to Cup final

MUNICH: Dutch winger Arjen Robben was the inspiration as Bayern Munich crushed second division Kaiserslautern 5-1 on...

Sport

Newell interviewed for England job

LONDON: Nottinghamshire’s Mick Newell said on Wednesday he was interviewed for the vacant England head coach...

Sport

Guingamp stun Monaco in French Cup

PARIS: Big-spending Monaco will end the season without a trophy after they lost 3-1 to Ligue 1 strugglers En Avant...

Sport

Carberry still hopeful of keeping Test spot

LONDON: Michael Carberry has not given up hope of retaining his Test place, despite criticising the England...

Sport

Grand Slam winning trio ease into third round

MONACO: Grand Slam winning trio Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka all looked in sublime form as ...

Sport

comment: SC upholds suspension of prospective ICC chief Srinivasan

The head of Indian cricket and the next chairman of the International Cricket Council is facing 12 allegations in a...

Sport

Saqlain questions legality of ‘Doosra’ in present era

KARACHI: Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq indirectly questioned the legality of ‘Doosra’ in the...

Sport

Difficult to cope with World T20 defeat: Yuvraj

NEW DELHI: Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh on Thursday said it was difficult to cope with the World Twenty20 final ...

Sport

Samiullah terms PHF set-up illegal, vows to stand his ground

LAHORE: Former Olympian Samiullah Khan has said he and his companions still believe that Pakistan Hockey Federation...

Sport

Bale stunner delivers Cup joy for Real

VALENCIA: Gareth Bale filled the void left by the injured Cristiano Ronaldo, racing away to score a stunning...

Business

Mattel posts loss in 5 years as Barbie sales fall

NEW YORK: Mattel Inc, the world’s largest toymaker, reported its first quarterly net loss in nearly five years due...

Business

Obama budget plan to cut deficits

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget request would boost US tax revenues by nearly $1.4 ...

Business

Number of Russian tourists to Cyprus up

NICOSIA: British and German tourists stayed away from Cyprus in March but the number of Russian visitors rose as...

Business

Teva, Pfizer settle patent lawsuit

NEW YORK: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said it settled a patent lawsuit with Pfizer Inc, allowing the Israeli...

Business

Iran oil exports fall for first time in five months

TOKYO: Iran’s crude oil exports fell for the first time in five months in March, and are slated to drop further in...

Business

Easy conditions on cotton market

KARACHI: Easy conditions prevailed on the cotton market on Thursday as buyers remained on the sidelines because of...

Business

Palm oil snaps four days of gains

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures eased for the first time in five days on Thursday as investors banked...

Business

Pakistan, Russia to discuss trade issues

KARACHI: Russia’s Ambassador Alexey Y. Dedov has said that issues hampering smooth trade between the two countries...

Business

Ufone launches internship programme

KARACHI: Ufone has initiated a campus drive to train youth from different educational institutions under its...

Business

PTCL’s seminar on benchmarking survey

KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and HR Metrics have organised a seminar about PTCL’s...

Business

Meezan Bank to unveil generator financing

KARACHI: Meezan Bank has added generator financing to its consumer financing products, by joining hands with Honda...

Business

Dubai Islamic Bank records Rs211m profit

KARACHI: The board of directors of Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan Limited (DIBPL) has approved its financial statements...

Business

Dozen firms announce results

KARACHI: Around a dozen companies announced financial results on Thursday.Those includedAbbott, reporting earning ...

Business

Bangladesh seizes properties of collapsed factory’s owner

DHAKA: The Bangladesh government has seized properties belonging to the owner of a building that collapsed and ...

Business

Stocks retreat by 107 points

KARACHI: Stocks saw pullback on Thursday with the KSE-100 index closing down by 107.81 points to 29,350.34....

Business

C/A deficit rises to $2bn

KARACHI: The current account deficit has risen for the third consecutive quarter (Jan-March) of this fiscal year.The...

Business

Sindh announces sales tax amnesty

KARACHI: The Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) on Thursday announced an amnesty scheme, comes into immediate effect, for...

Business

Local drugmakers cashing in on MNCs’ departure

KARACHI: After the departure of three to four multinational corporations (MNCs) from Pakistan and market reports ...

Business

Poverty index launched

ISLAMABAD: The Planning Commission launched on Thursday a multi-dimensional poverty index (MPI) for the first time ...

National

Library named after Osama

ISLAMABAD: The Lal Masjid’s Jamia Hafsa seminary for women has renamed its library after Osama bin Laden.“It is...

National

Ex-minister proposes steps to counter terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister Rehman Malik said on Thursday a high-powered organisation should be tasked with...

National

NAB tells drug authority to use ‘discretion’ sparingly

ISLAMABAD: Amid increasing prices of life-saving medicines, the National Accountability Bureau asked the Drug...

National

BISP to expand insurance coverage

ISLAMABAD: The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has decided to expand the insurance coverage to its...

National

Palpa chief accused of breaking safety rules

KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and chief of the pilots’ association compromised the Civil...

National

RAW involved in Balochistan killings: Zehri

PML-N leader says under a conspiracy Balochistan is being pushed towards backwardness and destruction

National

Playing a dangerous game in Kech — II

Residents claim that madressahs are a front for state-sponsored groups who have been given licence to use religion to

National

Wheat support price not to be increased this year: minister

QUETTA: Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture Sikandar Hayat Bosan has said that the government will not ...

Pakistan

ECC approves Rs1.6 billion Ramazan package

ECC of the cabinet approved a relief package of Rs1.624bn for providing subsidy on various edibles during Ramazan.

National

700 shops suspected of selling fake drugs

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Age ncy suspects that 700 medical stores and pharmacies in Lahore keep spurious...

Pakistan

US, Pakistan see ties with India improving

US hopes for improvement in Indo-Pak trade ties after elections in India, which would increase bilateral trade to $10bn.

Pakistan

Govt urges S. Arabia to hike Pakistani job quota

Govt has formally requested the Saudi govt to increase Pakistani workers' quota in the ongoing projects in the kingdom.

Pakistan

FO rejects UK criticism on rights

FO rejects the criticism by UK's Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report that marks Pakistan as a country of concern.

Back Page

Abidi resigns Senate seat

ISLAMABAD: Following directives of the party leadership, firebrand PPP Senator Faisal Raza Abidi submitted his...

Back Page

Anger boils over in search for ferry passengers

JINDO (South Korea): Emotions boiled over on Thursday in the frantic search for almost 280 people — mostly...

Back Page

Nobel Laureate Garcia Marquez dies at 87

MEXICO CITY: Colombia’s Nobel-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez died on Thursday in Mexico City at the age ...

Back Page

PPP seeks explanation on KP governor’s amnesty remarks

ISLAMABAD: The main opposition PPP has sought an explanation from the federal government over a statement by the...

Back Page

Taliban negotiator under house arrest in UAE

Afghan government has requested the Gulf state to lift all restrictions

Back Page

Russia, West reach surprise deal on Ukraine

GENEVA: Russia, Ukraine, the US and EU reached a surprise deal on Thursday on de-escalating the worsening Ukrainian...

Pakistan

Footprints: the Chinese Pakistan

Chinese have a better business, opportunities and a welcoming attitude in Pakistan as compared to other countries.

Front Page

Pemra chief ‘sacked’

ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday removed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman...

Front Page

Four bidders for 3G, 4G licences

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has unveiled the names of the four cellular service...

Front Page

Army to provide security to polio teams

ISLAMABAD: In view of violent attacks on polio vaccinators across the country, the army has been asked to assist the...

Front Page

Former secretary to head Wapda

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The government has decided to bring in a new chairman of the Water and Power Development Authority...

Front Page

Decision to give peace another chance

Govt, military discuss ending of ceasefire by TTP at security committee meeting

KP & FATA

Militants launch huge attack on Landi Kotal FC fort

The attack on the Landi Kotal Fort comes as the TTP calls off the 40-day ceasefire.

Pakistan

Bombers’ trail leads to arrests from guava farm in south Punjab

Officials said they are comparing the bombers’ modus operandi with that of TTP and UBA in Islamabad Sabzi Mandi blast.

Pakistan

SC takes up issue of deserted children’s adoption

SC enlisted assistance of legal minds seeking answer to key questions about the rights of parentless children in Islam.

Entertainment

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Widely considered the most popular Spanish writer since de Cervantes in 17th century, he died at home in Mexico City.

World

Bangladesh files contempt case against British reporter

The case was launched for allegedly criticising the war crime tribunal and questioning the death toll from the 1971 war.

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