Army to take over security of polio teams in KP

The decision was announced after a meeting at the GHQ attended by the representatives of WHO, federal and KP govt

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President sacks Pemra chairman

Meanwhile, PM Nawaz Sharif replaced Wapda chief Syed Raghib Abbas Shah with retired bureaucrat Zafar Mehmood.

Negotiators will try to convince TTP to extend ceasefire: Ibrahim

Ibrahim said a number of concerns from the TTP's end had come forward, adding that these should be addressed.

Faisal Raza Abidi resigns from Senate

The PPP Senator on Thursday announced his resignation from the upper house of parliament.

Four mobile operators qualify for 3G, 4G auction

Meanwhile, a Senate sub-committee on IT recommended the cancellation of the licens auction process.

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

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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.

Govt plans to enrol 4m children this year

Sharif launches Students Enrolment Campaign 2014 with a commitment to enrol four million out-of-school children.

The face of impunity in Balochistan – I

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

Sindh

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?

Crime control centre to be set up at KCCI

The decision was taken during a meeting between KCCI President Abdullah Zaki and CPLC Chief Ahmed Chinoy.

Punjab

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.

Curbing hate mongers the official way

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

KP & FATA

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.

Chinese investors threaten to move capital from KP to Balochistan

A representative of the Chinese investors alleged that an advisor of KP CM, was causing hindrances in the ventures.

New governor suggests amnesty for militants

KP governor Sardar Mehtab says there is no harm in granting amnesty to militants if they submit to the Constitution.

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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