21 October, 2014 / Zilhaj 25, 1435
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Qadri announces end to Islamabad sit-in

The PAT chief said that protests will now be held all over the country, terming it the "next stage of the revolution". Updated Oct 21, 2014 10:12pm

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A hospital wedding

THIS is apropos your editorial ‘A hospital wedding’ (Oct 14). Holding a wedding function on the weekend when... Updated Oct 21, 2014 09:41pm

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Briton shot dead in Azad Kashmir

The British national was shot dead in Mirpur, as authorities struggle to piece together a motive behind the murder. Published Oct 21, 2014 08:18pm

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KP ready for LG polls: Khattak

Khattak said that society had voted PTI to power, and the party was trying its best to come up to their expectations. Updated Oct 21, 2014 09:07am

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Asia Bibi case: HRCP pins hope on SC

The outcome of Asia Bibi’s appeal has upset a large number of people and all eyes are now on SC, says HRCP. Updated Oct 21, 2014 08:46am

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25 more dengue cases

A majority of the dengue cases were reported from Rawalpindi followed by Sheikhupura and Lahore. Updated Oct 21, 2014 08:39am

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Targeting of non-Baloch

The trend has especially manifested itself in its latest iteration, triggered by Akbar Bugti’s murder in 2006. Updated Oct 21, 2014 07:48am

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The drop in FDI

Outflows in the form of dividends and repatriation of profits has risen, ie foreign investors prefer to take out. Updated Oct 21, 2014 07:17am

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A national shame

We are not so sure if the authorities will be moved by this outrage to act decisively and crack down on urban crime. Updated Oct 21, 2014 07:10am

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SHC summons KMC official in park case

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Monday directed the official concerned of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation to... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:58am

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Mob lynches suspected robber

KARACHI: An angry mob lynched a suspected robber in the Napier area on Monday, police said. They added that two... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:58am

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METRO EVENTS

An inter-university elocution competition on ‘How can we achieve the Pakistan, we want’, organised by the Pakistan Published Oct 21, 2014 06:58am

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Sufi conference critical of modernity

KARACHI: The devastating effect of modernity due to a lack of understanding of pre-modern world view and Sindh as ... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:58am

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78 cranes seized, three poachers fined

KARACHI: The Sindh wildlife department has confiscated 78 common cranes and arrested three poachers in a raid on a... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:58am

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MQM move

DEAR Altaf Bhai, it’s too late. Your party has been ruling since the 1990s and now you came to know that the urban... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:41am

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VIP culture

I ATTENDED the second protest meeting against VIP culture by civil society at Teen Talwar, Clifton, Karachi, on Oct... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:41am

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Smoking at airports

THE other day I had to spend a few hours at the domestic lounge of Karachi airport, and during this time I suffered... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:41am

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Ebola: threat to Pakistan

IF the Sharifs and the Khans would take a tea break from their wrangling, we have a pressing issue: how will ... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:41am

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Democracy within PTI

REFERENCE Afshan Saeed’s letter ‘Democracy within PTI’ (Oct 13). The writer has supported the endevours of... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:41am

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New ‘units’

WHEN people arrived from India at the time of partition, many came to Karachi, the capital of Pakistan, and its... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:41am

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Edhi robbed

ABDUL Sattar Edhi, a great social worker and philanthropist, is a most respected and sincere person of Pakistan. The... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:41am

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Swabi leaders demand early LG polls

SWABI: The local leaders of various political parties have demanded of the government to hold local bodies’... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:41am

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PHCBA protests high court nominations

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court Bar Association (PHCBA) on Monday began the ‘save judiciary movement’ against... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:41am

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Former cricketer granted bail

PESHAWAR: A local court on Monday granted bail to former test cricketer Wajahatullah Wasti who was arrested a few... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:41am

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Four precious falcons seized

LAKKI MARWAT: The wildlife employees on Monday seized four precious falcons from a Karachi-bound passenger bus on... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:41am

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Traders reject new sales tax formula

ISLAMABAD: Traders have rejected the new policy of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on sales tax and demanded... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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An evening of Sufi revelations

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Study Group (ASG) held an evening of renditions of Sufi Poetry and Prose by ‘Theatre... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Majlis organiser, rival group booked

ISLAMABAD: Though Muharram is yet to start, tension between two groups erupted in the capital’s rural area which... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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METRO EVENTS

Report launchAlif Ailaan is organising the launch of a report, ‘25 million Broken Promises: The crisis of... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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JI leader shot dead in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Local leader of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) and former union council nazim of Dhoke Khabba was shot dead by two... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Argument over loud music end in death

KASUR: A man allegedly shot dead his neighbour in Orara village in the jurisdiction of Raja Jang police late on... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Saad calls on Hashmi

MULTAN: Federal Minister for Railways Khwaja Saad Rafique called on former PTI president Javed Hashmi here on... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Policeman thrashed during protest

FAISALABAD: Angered by gas suspension, protesters blocking Sheikhupura road thrashed a policeman and snatched his... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Lasbela victims buried in hometowns

RAHIM YAR KHAN: Bodies of seven out of the eight labourers gunned down after being kidnapped two days ago in Sakran... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Osteoporosis day observed

LAHORE: The World Osteoporosis Day was observed on Monday at a ceremony by the Pakistan Society for the... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Woman injured in acid attack

LAHORE: A 26-year-old woman suffered burns on her face after her husband allegedly threw acid on her in Chungi Amar... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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CDGL officials breach dengue SOPs

LAHORE: The alleged breach of information by the City District Government of Lahore (CDGL) about the complainant who... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Aitzaz rules out mid-term elections

LAHORE: PPP Senator Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan does not see any possibility of military takeover or midterm election in... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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16 development schemes approved

LAHORE: Establishment of a paediatric cancer unit at the Children’s Hospital, upgrading of Narowal DHQ Hospital ... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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PA to legislate on five ordinances

LAHORE: Law Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman says the government will legislate on five ordinances during the ... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Fazl meets Shahbaz

LAHORE: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif here on Monday.A... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Nawaz calls on Sarwar

LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday called on Governor Chaudhry Sarwar at the Governor House amid reports... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Tribute paid to Malala, Satyarthi

HYDERABAD: Speakers at a gathering titled ‘Celebrating daughter of Pakistan and son of India Nobel pair’ urged... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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USAID school in Larkana opens

LARKANA: The US Agency for International Development (USAID) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Five killed in armed clash near Dadu

DADU: An armed clash between two groups of the Chandio tribe in the kutcha area along Sita village in Dadu district... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Obama casts early vote in Chicago

CHICAGO: President Bar­ack Obama cast his ballot on Monday during a visit in his hometown of Chicago two weeks ... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Suicide attack kills 15

SANAA: A suicide bomber killed 15 people, including children, when he detonated an explosives-laden car near a Shia... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Fresh violence claims 20 lives in Yemen

SANAA: Al Qaeda militants have killed at least 20 Shia rebels in fresh clashes for control of parts of central ... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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KGS reign supreme at Sindh Open

KARACHI: Karachi Grammar School (KGS) maintained their supremacy in the Sindh Open and Boys Age Goup Swimming... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Mansoor-inspired PAF go top

KARACHI: Forward Mansoor Khan scored a brace as Pakistan Air Force (PAF) topped the Pakistan Premier Football League... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Team Tanvir claim bridge title

KARACHI: Team Tanvir having top veterans in their line-up won the Weekly Karachi Bridge Association (KBA) Swiss... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Aqeel, Talha crowned champions

ISLAMABAD: Top ranked Aqeel Khan won the men’s singles title while emerging youngster Talha Zubair lifted U-18... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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City School PAF, Habib Girls win

KARACHI: The City School PAF Chapter and Habib Girls outplayed their rivals here on Monday to win Karachi Girls... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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NED girls claim title

KARACHI: The NED University of Engineering and Technology clinched the NUST Inter-University Girls Throwball... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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KP, Balochistan win

LAHORE: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa beat Punjab 14-6 while Balochistan defeated Sindh 15-11 in the Sixth Men’s Softball... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Hamza, Sajjad reach last 16

KARACHI: Pakistan cueists Hamza Akbar and Mohammad Sajjad have qualified for the last-16 round after registering... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Eight make main round

ISLAMABAD: Eight players reached the men’s singles main round after winning their respective qualifiers in the NBP... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Five teams record victories

KARACHI: Habib Bank Limited (HBL), Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), PIA, KRL and Pakistan Television (PTV) all... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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City look to escape trouble

LONDON: This was supposed to be the season Manchester City finally made a sustained push in the Champions League.... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Serena, Halep enjoy opening wins

SINGAPORE: Serena Williams shook off the rust and a feisty challenge from Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic to open the ... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Battle lines drawn in West Indies fiasco

BRIDGETOWN: Battle lines are being drawn in West Indies cricket between the players and administrators following the... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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FIFA backs Russia

MOSCOW: FIFA inspectors on Monday expressed satisfaction with the results of their first tour of stadiums that ... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Watson, Dunk named for SA T20 series

MELBOURNE: Injury-prone all-rounder Shane Watson has been named in Australia’s 13-man squad for Twenty20 matches... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Sri Lanka defend decision to tour India

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday defended its decision to send the national team for a tour of India next month... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Siddle wants to target Misbah, Younis

DUBAI: Australia’s frontline paceman Peter Siddle is targeting the experienced duo of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis ... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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EU, China end telecom row

BRUSSELS: The European Union (EU) has ended a long-running telecoms row with China, the EU’s trade chief said on... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Palm oil edges down

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures ended lower on Monday, recording falls in six out of eight sessions as... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Iraq proposes split of Basra Light crude

SINGAPORE: Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO) has proposed splitting its Basra Light crude supply into... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Lint prices firm on sustained buying

KARACHI: Steady buying by mills and exporters kept lint prices firm on the cotton market on Monday.However, growers... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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FPCCI asks uniform tax on rental income

KARACHI: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Monday urged the government to ... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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corporate watch

Investor group aims to buy Adidas’ Reebok unitNEW YORK: An investor group that includes Jynwel Capital and funds... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Gold rises

NEW YORK: Gold rose on Monday, set to snap two straight losing sessions, boosted by renewed physical demand related... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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China to invest $45bn in four years

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has reiterated that China would invest $45 billion in... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Businessmen upset by FBR’s measures

KARACHI: The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has complained to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar about the coercive ... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Current account turns to surplus

KARACHI: The previous month saw current account switch to surplus for the first time this fiscal year, helping the... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Two bodies found in Pasni, Panjgur

GWADAR: Two decomposed bodies were found in Pasni and Panjgur towns on Monday.In Pasni, the body was found on ... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Ban on pillion riding

QUETTA: The government of Balochistan has imposed a ban on pillion riding in the provincial capital for 9th and 10th... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Minister injured in road accident

QUETTA: A provincial minister was injured along with four other people in a road accident near Loralai on... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Son of Khan of Kalat offers to mediate

QUETTA: Offering to play the role of an arbitrator, former federal minister Prince Mohayyuddin Baloch, son of the... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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BISP board reshuffled

ISLAMABAD: The government has made some changes in the board of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).In a... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Man shot dead in Khuzdar

KHUZDAR: Armed men shot dead a person in Khhattan area of Khuzdar district on Monday.According a police official,... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Reports sought about local polls in KP

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am

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Three FC men injured in Taliban attack

KHAR: Three security personnel were injured when outlawed Taliban crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan and ... Published Oct 21, 2014 06:40am