Govt moves PPO in Senate amid protests

Minister Zahid Hamid tabled the bill which was then referred to the Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice.

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‘Pakistan must break alleged links with Afghan insurgents’

Opposition senators call for ending ‘duplicity’ in and a serious rethink of the foreign policy formulation process.

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.

Federal cabinet meeting approves import of electricity, LNG

The meeting presided by premier Sharif also discussed the future of talks between the government and Taliban.

MQM holds protests as two more bodies recovered

Two trussed-up bodies of missing MQM workers were recovered near Korangi Creek in Karachi's Qayyumabad area.

One security man killed, two injured in attack near Peshawar

One security person was killed and two others were injured as militants attacked a security forces’ vehicle.

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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.

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.

Clifton projects controversy sparks debate on ‘intelligent development’

Road infrastructure project in Clifton: will it affect heritage sites as the Jehangir Kothari Parade?

Lal Masjid names library after Osama bin Laden

Jamia Hafsa, a religious school for women has renamed its library in honour of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

NGO members held for human smuggling

The officials said the accused also collected money from philanthropists on the pretext of helping disabled persons.

Curbing hate mongers the official way

Senior govt officials agreed in a meeting Wednesday that hate speech could be minimised through neglected simple steps.

Sindh

MQM holds protests as two more bodies recovered

Two trussed-up bodies of missing MQM workers were recovered near Korangi Creek in Karachi's Qayyumabad area.

MQM stages protest against extra-judicial killing of workers

The MQM claims whereabouts of 30 workers rounded up by officials in plain clothes have not been known since January

Clifton projects controversy sparks debate on ‘intelligent development’

Road infrastructure project in Clifton: will it affect heritage sites as the Jehangir Kothari Parade?

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.

At least six children injured in Khanpur road accident

At least six children were injured when a school bus they were travelling in plunged into a trench in Khanpur.

Cannibalism: LHC issues notices on plea for strict legislation

A petition filed by Advocate Kashif Sulmani submitted that there was no strict punishment for cannibalism in the law.

KP & FATA

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

Opposition MPA Mufti Syed Janan calls figure wrong, seeks action against officials.

One security man killed, two injured in attack near Peshawar

One security person was killed and two others were injured as militants attacked a security forces’ vehicle.

PTI dissidents form pressure group in KP Assembly

The leader of the group said Imran Khan was slated to reach Peshawar to make announcements on the dissenters’ demands.

Balochistan

Balochistan situation has deteriorated, says BNP-M

Dr Jamaldini regretted that during the nine months of the PML-N govt, no change has been witnessed in the province.

The face of impunity in Balochistan – I

The recent abduction and subsequent grim outcome have exacerbated the fear that pervades the area.

Building Balochistan: Challenges and triumphs for Pakistan Navy

There are long straight roads and where there isn't arid land, there is the sea. A half-buried stone or rock...

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