Website Archives - Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Pakistan

Govt, TTP negotiating committees meeting in Islamabad

The progress of the peace process was being reviewed during the meeting.

World

Justin Bieber visits controversial Japan war shrine

Justin Bieber courted controversy once again, posting a picture of a Japanese war shrine after an apparent visit.

Des Pardes

Saving international universities

An opportunity exists for Pakistani students who were turned away by the same schools that now face an enrolment crunch.

Football

Mourinho's cautious Chelsea frustrate Atletico

Chelsea's defensive game plan worked perfectly as it held Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw in the first leg.

Multimedia

The game of kings

Polo is known to be the oldest team sport in history, first played as a training game for cavalry units.

Pakistan

Last Morning Glory crew member arrives in Karachi

Chief Officer Ghufran Marghoob, the last crew member of the hijacked Morning Glory oil tanker, arrived today.

Balochistan

Gas pipeline blown up in Dera Bugti

Gas supply to Sui purification plant was suspended after the blast, said an official.

Sindh

Karachi violence claims five lives

At least five people were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi.

World

The Narendra Modi model: A carefully crafted myth

The Modi model of development propagated with frenzy in recent times is based on carefully crafted myths.

Pakistan

Pemra forms committee to review govt application against Geo TV

The committee, comprising Syed Ismail Shah, Pervez Rathore and Israr Abbasi, will review the application against GEO.

Highlights

Illness spoils 'Royals' singer Lorde's Australian tour

Ella Yelich-O'Connor, who uses her stage name Lorde postponed her Australian tour after doctors advised immediate rest.

KP & FATA

19 people injured in Swat road accident

The casualties took place when an over-speeding pick-up plunged into a trench on Swat’s Marghazar road.

Pakistan

Round five of 3G spectrum licenses auction ends without change

The fifth round of auction concluded at $902.82 million without any change from the end of the previous round.

Other Voices

Other Voices: Sri Lankan Press: Plastic politics

THE attack on a group of United National Party MPs while they were engaging in an inspection tour of the Hambantota...

70 Years Ago

From the past pages of dawn: 1944: Seventy years ago: Magnate’s quest for girl wife

KHANDWA: The most sensational topic of the town is Seth Gainbhirmal, a wealthy merchant of Kuchaman in Jodhpur ...

50 Years Ago

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: Pay hike to cost Rs150m annually

RAWALPINDI: Increase in pay scales of Gazetted, non-Gazetted, Civil Services and Defence Forces personnel will cost...

Editorial

Surge in Karachi violence

IN the midst of a spate of sectarian killings in Karachi and with tortured bodies turning up in and around the...

Editorial

Railways: debatable priorities

IT appears the stage is being set for another wonder. Pakistan Railways has recently issued an advertisement...

Editorial

Militant groups in Punjab

THE Punjab government, in response to a report in this newspaper, has furnished statistics pertaining to the last ...

Column

Bridging the abyss

Inclusive activities are key to integrating the blind.

Column

Bard for our times

Shakespeare’s 450th birth anniversary falls today.

Column

Rape and restitution

THE attacks took place approximately a week ago. Two Indian soldiers, Sachin Gupta and Saurab Chopra, both in their...

Column

A state of anarchy

THE deaths of innocent people in terrorist attacks are not mourned anymore. Growing fatalities are mere statistics....

Letters

Data Darbar food

THE tomb of Hazrat Ali Bin Usman Hajvery is surely the most frequented place in Lahore. For the devotees, it is the...

Letters

Missing representatives

BALOCHISTAN is, area-wise, the largest province. Despite this, it has been kept backward since the inception of...

Letters

Taliban from Punjab

INTERIOR minister Chaudhry Nisar stated in his recent press conference that the explosives which were used in the...

Letters

Security guards

I HAVE read with interest your editorial “Security guards’ plight” (April 14). I compliment Dawn for raising...

Letters

Retirees’ appointment

APROPOS your news report, “Retirees` reappointment goes against SC orders” (April 13), by reappointing retired...

Letters

Drug abuse

THE surfacing of drug-abuse statistics in Pakistan by Drug Use in Pakistan, 2013, has shocked legal and medical...

Letters

Intolerant society

A NUMBER of incidents during the last couple of weeks have shattered the peace of my mind. One was a gang-rape...

Letters

PPO’s implications

The Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) grants sweeping powers of arrest and detention to security forces. We ...

Peshawar

Mardan admin devises anti-dengue strategy

MARDAN: The district administration on Tuesday set up a four member committee comprising assistant commissioner, ...

Peshawar

Judge challenges repatriation to Punjab

IHC will examine absorption of two other judges in Islamabad judiciary

Peshawar

Indian journalists visit KP

PESHAWAR: Provincial Minister for Information and Public Relations Shah Farman has stressed the need for ...

Peshawar

‘Third force’ to benefit from termination of truce: CM

Says collective efforts needed to guarantee security in KP

Peshawar

National book day exhibition opens

ISLAMABAD: An exhibition to celebrated national book day opened at the Pak-China Friendship Center this Tuesday.The...

Peshawar

Timeframe for LG system in Fata demanded

Report links resolution of issues in Fata with devolution of powers

Peshawar

Malakand to become mini Larkana, says PPP leader

Says both provincial and federal govts can’t restore peace

Peshawar

Industrialists want Gadoon estate infrastructure saved

Accuse successive govts of making false promises with them

Peshawar

Govt asked to preserve natural beauty of Abbottabad

ABBOTTABAD: A Pakistani-Canadian environmentalist has threatened to go on hunger strike till death against what he...

Peshawar

Protest against teachers’ shortage in girls’ school

KARAK: Residents of Orbashi and adjoining localities held a protest demonstration outside the office of the deputy...

Peshawar

Governor terms rehabilitation of IDPs challenging task

Attends briefing on Rs18,500 million Gross Fata ADP

Peshawar

Six held for occupying Mansehra forest land

MANSEHRA: The forest department on Tuesday arrested six people for occupying its land in Kaghan valley.According to...

Peshawar

KP set to legislate against domestic violence, child marriage

Govt says family planning programmes fail to produce results

Peshawar

Body of ex-minister’s niece reveals bullet injuries

PESHAWAR: The body of a former provincial minister’s teenaged niece, who died under mysterious circumstances a few...

Peshawar

Compensation for blast victims

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has announced compensation for policemen and civilians killed and injured in...

Peshawar

KP police blacklist four firms

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police department has blacklisted four firms in connection with supply of...

Peshawar

Five arrested from Peshawar hospitals over police attack

Suspects had bullet injuries, belong to Khyber Agency

Peshawar

Man kills two minor sons

NOWSHERA: A man allegedly suffocated to death his two minor sons over a family feud in Nowshera Kalan here on ...

Peshawar

Govt land cleared of encroachments in Lakki

LAKKI MARWAT: Shops and makeshift kiosks built on government land in Naurang town here were razed during an...

Islamabad

NA body says POF a national asset

TAXILA: The members of the National Assembly standing committee on defence production here on Tuesday said the...

Islamabad

Man killed; two houses robbed

RAWALPINDI: A man was shot dead in Dhoke Syedan and two houses were robbed in New Town police area on Tuesday.Syed...

Islamabad

Bid to smuggle heroin foiled

RAWALPINDI: The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Tuesday foiled an attempt to smuggle 8.4 kg of heroin to Italy from...

Islamabad

Three killed in drive-by shooting

GUJRAT: Three people were gunned down in a drive-by shooting by two people on a motorcycle on Tuesday along GT Road...

Islamabad

Police team attacked; PO freed

KASUR: Villagers attacked a police team after it arrested an alleged proclaimed offender from the area on Tuesday....

Islamabad

Dust raised by metro bus project a nuisance for public

The interior minister has ordered regular sprinkling of water over dust

Islamabad

Two receive death sentence for murder

RAWALPINDI: A Rawalpindi court convicted two individuals and sentenced them to death on two counts each for a murder...

Islamabad

Health dept official found guilty of harassing polio workers

TAXILA: An investigation committee has recommended departmental and legal action against a health department ...

Islamabad

Timeframe for LG system in Fata demanded

Report links resolution of issues in Fata with devolution of powers

Islamabad

Intermediate exams start on 30th

RAWALPINDI: Intermediate annual examination under Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Rawalpindi ...

Islamabad

‘Jashan-i-Chakwal’ back after six-year hiatus

CHAKWAL: Streets leading to the city’s municipal stadium are abuzz with activity as the long-awaited cultural...

Islamabad

Missing man found dead

GUJAR KHAN: A decomposed body of a man who had gone missing on April 9 was found from a jungle near Jhmaath village...

Pakistan

US embassy asked to remove Sheikh Rashid from ‘no-fly’ list

On March 21, Sheikh Rashid faced an embarrassing situation when he was barred from boarding a PIA flying to Toronto.

Islamabad

Police rehash ineffective SOP to check bank heists

After two recent bank robberies, interior minister had ordered SOP

Islamabad

Metro events

Fun programmeGogi Studios is organising a fun programme at Pak China Friendship Center on Wednesday, April 23 at...

Islamabad

PCB defaulting on rent payment for Pindi Cricket Stadium

Under an agreement inked in 2007 the PCB was to pay Rs45,000 per month

Islamabad

Historic parks lose land to road ‘beautification’

25pc of the parks’ land has been turned into greenbelts for The Mall

Islamabad

Judge challenges repatriation to Punjab

ISLAMABAD: While hearing a petition filed by a district and sessions judge against his repatriation to Punjab, the...

Islamabad

Special judicial allowance approved for lower courts

ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of Islamabad High Court (IHC), on Tuesday, decided that the staff of the...

Islamabad

No child to be refused admission to capital’s schools, colleges

Education directorate to hand over textbooks to students by May 15

Islamabad

‘Book a spot’ at National Book Fair

ISLAMABAD: An exhibition to celebrate National Book Day opened at Pak-China Friendship Centre this Tuesday. The...

Islamabad

Wasa to get World Bank funds by July

RAWALPINDI: Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) will receive the second installment of a World Bank loan worth $4.8...

Lahore

One killed, two injured in boiler blast

FAISALABAD: A man was killed and two others injured in a boiler explosion at a factory on Samundri Road on Monday...

Lahore

13 held for corruption

BAHAWALPUR: The Anti-Corruption Establishment on Tuesday arrested 13 officials of the buildings department for being...

Lahore

Guards injured resisting Rs4.2m bank robbery

MULTAN: Armed robbers injured two guards and took away Rs4.2 million from a bank branch here on Tuesday.According to...

Lahore

Three arrested after ‘petrol bomb’ recovery

MULTAN: Police on Tuesday took into custody three suspects after a ‘petrol bomb’ was recovered near a sensitive...

Lahore

Three killed in drive-by shooting

GUJRAT: Three people were gunned down in a drive-by shooting by two people on a motorcycle on Tuesday along GT Road...

Lahore

Hungry leopard suffered backbone, head injuries

BAHAWALPUR: The post-mortem examination of the leopard that died because of injuries caused by a mob at 73-DB ...

Lahore

RY Khan to have engineering, IT university

RAHIM YAR KHAN: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif laid here on Tuesday the foundation stone of the Khwaja Fareed...

Lahore

SHO claims prize money for killing wrong culprits

FAISALABAD: The Mamunkanjan station house officer (SHO) allegedly gunned down two suspected robbers in an encounter...

Lahore

Police team attacked; PO freed

KASUR: Villagers attacked a police team after it arrested an alleged proclaimed offender from the area on Tuesday....

Lahore

Farhad Humayun unleashes a musical riot

Live music in Pakistan is almost unheard of these days unless there’s a concert at some college or a small gig at ...

Lahore

Qul

LAHORE: Qul of Prof Khalid Khwaja, the elder brother of M Umer Khwaja, senior protocol officer of the Pakistan ...

Lahore

Probe into free textbooks complaints

LAHORE: The Punjab government has constituted a committee to look into complaints about malpractices and...

Lahore

Punjab not to let Qadri hold May 11 show

RAWALPINDI: The Punjab government has decided not to allow Pakistan Awami (PAT’s) activists to gather and stage...

Lahore

Seven children to be treated in US

LAHORE: The Children Reconstructive Surgeries and Research Centre of Shalamar Hospital will send seven children to...

Lahore

Environment activist honoured

LAHORE: Pakistani environment lawyer and activist Ahmad Rafay Alam has been named a 2014 Yale World Fellow. It was...

Lahore

Four phases of anti-dengue drive

LAHORE: The City District Government of Lahore has divided the on-going anti-dengue drive in four parts, directing...

Lahore

‘Green Cities’ idea and fragile ecology

LAHORE: Speakers at a function on Tuesday urged future vision of ‘Green Cities’ with an aim to revive the ...

Lahore

Reception for LCWU gold medalists

LAHORE: Governor Chaudhry Sarwar on Tuesday held a reception for gold medalists of 11th convocation of Lahore ...

Lahore

Woman, minor daughter found killed

LAHORE: A 33-year-old woman and her 11-year-old daughter were found murdered under mysterious circumstances at a...

Lahore

USAID to launch forum for schools capacity-building

LAHORE: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has decided to establish the Private School...

Lahore

Power supply to Camp Jail cut, restored

LAHORE: Officials of Lahore Electric Supply Company on Tuesday disconnected power supply to Camp Jail for prison’s...

Lahore

Fesco, FBR at daggers drawn

Fesco cuts supply to FBR that freezes company’s bank accounts

Lahore

Opp submits resolution against PPO

LAHORE: The opposition in the Punjab Assembly has submitted a resolution to the assembly secretariat against the...

Lahore

First modern laparoscopy surgery

LAHORE: Senior doctors from Singapore performed on Tuesday advanced laparoscopic procedures, including bariatric...

Lahore

Health dept told to dispose of expired vaccine

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court chief justice on Tuesday directed the Punjab health department to dispose of expired...

Pakistan

Punjab approves 19 uplift schemes

Development schemes approved by provincial government have an estimated cost of Rs25.708 billion.

Punjab

Lesco chief’s poor performance; ministry warns of ‘direct action’

Over-billing, dwindling recoveries and overall mismanagement draw ministry ire.

Karachi

Interim bail for five Rangers men in Thar firing case

MIRPURKHAS: The district and sessions court of Tharparkar at Mithi on Monday granted interim bail-before-arrest to...

Karachi

Holiday announced, HSSC papers postponed

LARKANA: The district administration on Tuesday announced a local holiday in Larkana on Thursday to facilitate the...

Karachi

Thunderstorm, rain hit more Sindh areas

MIRPURKHAS: Thunderstorm and moderate to heavy rain hit parts of Sindh for a second consecutive day on Tuesday...

Karachi

PS-35 bypoll not a serious challenge for ruling PPP

LARKANA: Voters are going to exercise their right to franchise on Thursday in a by-election for PS-35 Larkana-I.The...

Karachi

Marriage of two worlds

KARACHI: They say every age is the reaction to its preceding one. The reaction comes largely from the artist...

Karachi

Drive launched to increase plantation

KARACHI: A campaign to plant around 300,000 saplings across the city and a beach cleaning activity were part of the...

Karachi

Trader killed in ‘sectarian’ attack

KARACHI: A trader was shot dead in a suspected sectarian attack in Gulberg Town on Tuesday evening, Samanabad police...

Karachi

Intermediate exams begin

KARACHI: Some 18 students were caught cheating on the first day of intermediate exams here on Tuesday. The exams for...

Karachi

METRO EVENTS

DialogueDialogue on “Democracy and Pro-citizens legislation”, being organised by the Strengthening Participatory...

Karachi

Suspect sent to jail in nurse murder case

KARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Tuesday remanded a suspect to prison in a trainee nurse murder case while a female...

Karachi

Controversial law resolution sent to PA body

KARACHI: The controversial Pakistan Protection Bill came under fire in the Sindh Assembly on Tuesday as lawmakers...

Karachi

Ban on inter-district wheat movement

KARACHI: The Sindh home department has imposed a ban on movement of wheat outside the limits of the district except...

Karachi

IN & OUT OF GOVT

2008 — the MQM joins the PPP government.Jan 2011 — the MQM bids farewell to the PPP saying the government ...

Karachi

Policeman, guard killed by robbers

KARACHI: A policeman and a private security guard were killed, while a suspect and a passer-by were wounded in an...

Karachi

Muttahida joins Sindh govt, yet again

KARACHI: A coalition government was formed in Sindh on Tuesday when the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) with its two...

International

Syria chemical disarmament gathers pace as fresh claims emerge

DAMASCUS: The chemical weapons watchdog said on Tuesday that Syria has handed over 86.5 per cent of its arsenal as...

International

Everest sherpas say they are abandoning climbing season

KATHMANDU: Nepalese guides on Everest told said on Tuesday they were packing up and leaving the mountain after a...

International

US troops head to exercises in Eastern Europe

WASHINGTON: US Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries...

International

One-third of Canadians experienced child abuse

MONTREAL: Almost one-third of Canadians experienced physical or sexual abuse at home during childhood, according to ...

International

Priyanka feels hurt when family abused

Priyanka said she was hurt by the opposition’s accusations of corruption against her businessman husband Robert Vadra.

International

UK tourist recounts ‘hellish’ time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

COLOMBO: A 37-year-old British nurse recounted on Tuesday her “hellish” experience in Sri Lanka after she was...

International

Modi slams anti-Muslim remarks by his party’s candidate

Modi said nobody could agree with Singh’s comments.

International

Most Indians see rape as a very big problem: survey

Nine in ten Indians, in a survey by Pew Research Centre, say that rape is a “very big problem” in their country.

International

William, Kate meet aborigines

ULURU (Australia): Britain’s Prince William visited Australia’s Uluru on Tuesday, taking his wife Kate to the...

International

UK tabloid’s ex-editor admits to approving police payment

Ex-News of the World editor Andy Coulson admitted in court to approving a payment to a royal policeman for information.

International

Militants attack balloting centre in Iraq; 10 killed

BAGHDAD: Militants wearing military uniforms carried out an overnight attack against a balloting centre in a remote...

International

Japanese lawmakers visit war shrine on eve of Obama trip

Nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers paid homage at the Yasukuni shrine which honours the nation’s war dead,

International

White House ignores call for arming Ukrainian army

WASHINGTON: The White House on Tuesday ignored an appeal by Republican lawmakers to arm the Ukrainian military and...

International

What Gabriel Garcia Marquez means to a Colombian

The book took over my life, as it has that of so many teens in Colombia, a country where Garcia Marquez was born.

International

New Czech party gets tough on immigrants in EU vote

JABLONEC: A new Czech party founded by a Japan-born entrepreneur is pinning its hopes on anti-immigrant rhetoric in...

International

Dissenters voice doubt over John Paul II sainthood

VATICAN CITY: A much-loved pope will be declared a saint on Sunday but not everyone in the Catholic Church...

International

Japan military in popularity push

TOKYO: Pacifist Japan is gradually learning to love its military, with an apparent public relations campaign under...

Sport

LRCA unveils U-19 squads

LAHORE: Lahore Region Cricket Association (LRCA) has announced six zonal U-19 squads for the forthcoming Pakistan...

Sport

Diya FC, Young Rising Star win

RAWALPINDI: Diya FC Karachi and Young Rising Star (YRS) Rawalpindi enjoyed comfortable victories in their matches on...

Sport

Mozammil triumphs

ISLAMABAD: Top seed M. Mozammil beat Zain Rohail in an under-18 match of the SN Earth Day National Ladies and ...

Sport

Shafiqullah stars in Afghanistan victory

KARACHI: Shafiqullah scored a brilliant hundred as the visiting Afghanistan cricket team beat Vital Five Cricket ...

Sport

Ryder agrees to play for Essex

LONDON: New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has signed for Essex until the end of the season, the English county side...

Sport

Three Pakistanis to vie in Asian snooker

KARACHI: Afghanistan’s Saleh Mohammad, who ended his long title draught by capturing the Asian crown in the city...

Sport

Mirallas to miss rest of Everton’s season

LIVERPOOL: Belgium winger Kevin Mirallas will miss Everton’s last three games of the Premier League season in a...

Sport

Players face threat as PCB mulls elemination of departmental cricket

LAHORE: With the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) considering a plan to revamp its decades-old domestic system which...

Sport

Foreigners to feature in Karachi chess event

KARACHI: Pakistan Chess Players Association (PCPA) is planning to hold an international ranking chess event here in...

Sport

U-16 Talent Hunt Programme begins in Karachi on Saturday

KARACHI: The Pepsi-PCB Stars for U-16 Talent Hunt Programme begins here at the National Stadium on Saturday.On...

Sport

Double crown for Nofil

KARACHI: As expected, Islamabad’s Nofil Kaleem emerged as the most successful player by capturing a double crown ...

Sport

Djokovic plays down injury fears

MADRID: Novak Djokovic has played down fears he will miss this year’s French Open, saying the wrist injury he...

Sport

Wins for Army Reds, PIA

LAHORE: Army Reds and PIA won their respective matches in the ninth Nishan-e-Haider Hockey tournament at the...

Sport

Gilbert under the spotlight ahead of Fleche Wallonne

BASTOGNE (Belgium): Philippe Gilbert’s tour de force on the Cauberg climb during Sunday’s Amstel Gold Race did...

Sport

Argentine trio boost City’s title hopes

MANCHESTER: Manchester City kept alive their flickering hopes of a second Premier League title in three seasons, and...

Sport

Sethi’s moves defy logic as vested interests prevail at PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) seems to have pressed the panic button given Monday’s announcement of thrusting...

Sport

Sangakkara, Jayawardene face action

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka stars Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are facing disciplinary action for their public...

Sport

PCB denies ECB’s role in Rashid episode

“The fact of the matter is that at no stage did (ECB), or any of its officials, comment on Rashid Latif’s appointment.”

Sport

Moyes sacked as United manager

MANCHESTER: David Moyes’ troubled reign at Manchester United came to an abrupt end on Tuesday when the Scot was...

Sport

Bayern, Real Madrid renew European rivalry

MADRID: Real Madrid and Bayern Munich renew their storied European rivalry in the Champions League on Wednesday, ...

Sport

Farbrace set to join England after quitting as SL coach

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka were left searching for their seventh coach in four years after Paul Farbrace resigned on Tuesday...

Sport

SC urges new probe into IPL scandal

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday urged a tough new investigation into allegations of spot-fixing and illegal...

Business

Libya’s oil output falls amid uncertainty

TRIPOLI: Libya’s oil production is currently around 220,000 barrels a day as several western oilfields remain...

Business

Belgium, US sign deal

BRUSSELS: Belgium announced Tuesday it had reached an agreement with the United States on sharing bank account...

Business

S. African mine talks resume

JOHANNESBURG: Chief executives of the world’s top platinum producers were to again meet the leaders of the AMCU...

Business

Election cash restrictions to dent India’s gold imports

MUMBAI: India’s gold imports in April and May could be less than half of arrivals in March, as restrictions on the...

Business

Gold eases

LONDON: Gold extended losses for a fourth straight day on Tuesday as outflows from physical gold funds pointed to...

Business

MCB drops plans to buy Islamic bank; to set up own unit

KARACHI: MCB Bank Ltd will set up a wholly owned Islamic banking subsidiary while dropping plans to take a stake in...

Business

Lacklustre trading on cotton market

KARACHI: The cotton market remained dull on Tuesday as buyers were still reluctant to enter into deals despite...

Business

Palm oil rises as demand hopes underpin prices

SINGAPORE: Malaysian palm oil futures jumped 1.5 per cent on Tuesday, rising for a second consecutive session as...

Business

Dubai’s Emaar Properties Q1 profit rises 55pc

DUBAI: Dubai’s Emaar Properties reported a 55 per cent rise in first-quarter net profit on Tuesday, as the...

Business

Unilever to use less plastic per bottle

AMSTERDAM: Unilever PLC, the producer of countless disposable containers that clutter the landfills of the world,...

Business

Askari Bank signs MoU with Atlas Honda

LAHORE: Askari Bank Limited (AKBL) has partnered with Atlas Honda Limited (AHL) by signing a memorandum of...

Business

Novartis, GSK reveal huge deals

GENEVA: Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis and British group GlaxoSmithKline announced a major shake-up of their...

Business

Japan to give loan for energy sector

ISLAMABAD: The Japanese government has decided to restore loan programme for Pakistan and it intends to release 5...

Business

Stocks regain 313 points on foreign buying

Shares clinched strong gains on Tuesday with KSE-100 index up by 313.07 points or 1.08 per cent to close at 29,191.84.

Business

Corrective measures stabilise rupee: ADB

The monitor says that financial support by IMF, US govt and SBP's corrective measures have helped stabilise the rupee.

Business

Major firms announce results

KARACHI: Several widely followed companies announced their results on Tuesday. For the first quarter of this year...

Business

Over 7pc growth in export of textile, clothing

The increase was due to the hike in export of raw cotton and low value-added products.

Business

Flour crisis looming as millers go on strike

Flour mills in Karachi went on a strike on Tuesday for an indefinite period over harassment.

National

Tribesmen in NWA fire at low flying US drones

MIRAMSHAH: Tribesmen tried to down US drones which flew over different parts of North Waziristan on Tuesday by ...

National

Negotiating committees’ meeting convened

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has convened a joint meeting of the committees representing the...

Pakistan

Men in Punjab now interested in family planning, says study

The study found that men want fewer children and are eager to receive technical information about family planning.

Pakistan

NAB about to finalise four more references in RPP scam

NAB is about to finalise four more references related to Rs82 billion Rental Power Projects (RPP) scam.

National

Seven injured in Chaman blast

QUETTA: Seven people, including a security man, were injured in a bomb blast in the border town of Chaman on...

National

SHO arrested for not declaring full quantity of seized hashish

GWADAR: The Station House Officer (SHO) of Gwadar police station was arrested along with a head constable, gunman ...

National

Bomb blast leaves three policemen injured

DERA MURAD JAMALI: Three policemen were seriously injured after their vehicle was hit by a bomb triggered by a ...

Balochistan

Malik admits security problems in three districts

Malik admits there are security problems in Panjgur, Kech and Kacchi districts and the govt is trying to curb it.

Pakistan

IMF has reservations over autonomy proposed for SBP, Senate panel told

IMF's dissatisfaction over the issue has been confirmed by SBP's acting governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra.

National

Masses deprived of right to dignified life, deplores SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court observed on Tuesday that it appeared that a substantial number of people in the country...

National

Committee to resolve Gilgit wheat subsidy issue

ISLAMABAD: The seven-day shutter-down strike and sits-in across Gilgit-Baltistan over the withdrawal of subsidy on...

KP & FATA

KP withdraws demand for biometric system in LG polls

The KP government settled on introducing the system at a small tehsil of district Haripur.

National

PTI to mark anniversary of ‘rigged’ elections

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is planning a massive rally in Islamabad on May 11 to mark the ...

National

PM’s office, NA and ministries being linked by e-system

ISLAMABAD: The electronic-office replication system is being introduced in the prime minister’s office, six ...

Pakistan

Power tariff reduced for one month

Nepra approved a Rs1.02 per unit reduction in electricity tariff for next month due to a decline in fuel prices.

Back Page

Kashmiri militants kill three, issue poll warning

SRINAGAR: Militants killed two officials and another man in India-held Kashmir before issuing a warning to Kashmiris...

Back Page

Mother Earth Day: UN chief calls for changes in practices

Ban Ki-moon appealed for worldwide changes in attitude to curb the negative impact of human activity on the planet.

Sindh

Veteran journalist Burney passes away

The 83-year-old Izharul Hasan Burney, the veteran journalist died after remaining in coma for four months.

Pakistan

Khushwant Singh comes home to rest

The writer’s ashes were brought to Hadali near Khushab.

Back Page

Fewer than 10,000 US troops to remain in Afghanistan after ’14

The number of US troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 — to mark the end of the war, Obama officials say.

Front Page

MQM joins Sindh govt

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement joined the Sindh government on Tuesday after two of its members took oath as...

Front Page

SC rains on Ludhianvi’s victory parade

Apex court suspends ECP notification declaring ASWJ chief NA-89 MNA

Front Page

Constable dies, 40 hurt in blast

CHARSADDA: A policeman died and 14 personnel and 26 civilians suffered injuries in a bomb attack on a police van in...

Front Page

Ministry wants TV channel’s licence cancelled

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Defence sought on Tuesday revocation of the licence of a private news channel and...

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RAWALPINDI: Pakistan has successfully carried out training launch of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Hatf ...

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