Govt, Taliban negotiators reach consensus on ceasefire

Samiul Haq said the two committees have agreed to form a new subcommittee to address reservations shown by both sides.

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The PM also stressed the need to make PIA a profitable entity and said all efforts should be made in this direction.

FATA committee seeks parliamentarians’ help for reforms

Senators from various parties said that FATA people are wrongly treated as “subjects” of Pakistan instead of citizens.

SHC adjourns Musharraf's ECL application until May 7

The SHC adjourned a hearing on the retired general's application to have his name excluded from the ECL.

$1.1 billion raised from 3G, 4G auction

$903 million were raised for 3G mobile phone networks, as well as $210 million for the more advanced 4G spectrum.

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.

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Hungry leopard suffered backbone, head injuries

Roaming in a forest pocket of Cholistan, the beast was besieged in a field by locals.

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.

Veteran journalist Burney passes away

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

Islamabad cracks down on illegal slums

The authorities in Islamabad have declared war on the slums, largely populated by Christians and Afghan refugees.

Khushwant Singh comes home to rest

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

Media coverage of Puri visit hurts wife

Puri’s visit to Lahore last month has led to a controversy, involving Mr Puri, his wife, ex-wife and Pakistani media.

Sindh

Karachi violence claims five lives

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

Post-blast training for BDS members

The training includes handling of practical explosions and additional methods to defuse bombs.

MQM joins Sindh govt, two ministers take oath

Two MQM leaders have taken oath today as ministers in the Sindh government.

Punjab

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

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

Punjab claims it’s coming down hard on militants

Senior cop says killers’ links with religious organisations make arrests ‘difficult’.

Media coverage of Puri visit hurts wife

Puri’s visit to Lahore last month has led to a controversy, involving Mr Puri, his wife, ex-wife and Pakistani media.

KP & FATA

FATA committee seeks parliamentarians’ help for reforms

Senators from various parties said that FATA people are wrongly treated as “subjects” of Pakistan instead of citizens.

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.

KP withdraws demand for biometric system in LG polls

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

Balochistan

Gas pipeline blown up in Dera Bugti

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

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.

Chaman blast injures seven‏ people

The explosion occurred after militants planted a bomb on a motorcycle parked outside a private bank.

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