Claimers of building new KP did nothing: PM

PESHAWAR - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday said his government had taken steps for elimination of terrorism and the day was not far away when terrorists would be flushed out of the country. “The credit of military operation against criminals and terrorist goes to Pakistan Muslim ...

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    Rawalpindi - A luncheon reception was held at the venue of Shakarparian Parade Ground for the participants of Joint Services Pakistan Day Parade. President Mamnoon Hussain was the chief guest.    While appreciating the immaculate standard of mega event held on 23 March, 2015, the ...

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    , By Sajid Zia

    LAHORE - Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan is likely to be confirmed as Punjab governor, the office he is holding on temporary basis following resignation of Ch Muhammad Sarwar on January 28.Reliable PML-N sources confide that decision has been taken at the highest party level to ...

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    , By Maqbool Malik

    ISLAMABAD - Would Altaf Hussain - the London-based MQM leader - quit the party he founded in 1982, after the arrest of hardened criminals and recovery of sophisticated weapons from Nine Zero during the Rangers’ raid on March 11? This is the question being discussed everywhere these days.The ...

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  • Saulat’s execution halted for 90 days

    , By Imran Mukhtar

    ISLAMABAD - The federal government has decided to halt execution of death row convict Saulat Mirza for another 90 days following his revelations through a video message against MQM leadership. Ministry of Interior has moved a summary to President Mamnoon Hussain through PM’s office to halt ...

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    , By Imran Mukhtar

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Wednesday asked the British government to stop MQM chief Altaf Hussain from demeaning state institutions and inciting violence in the country through his speeches, besides seeking legal action against the self-exiled leader. In the aftermath of registration of FIR against ...

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  • Research, technical edu vital for progress: President

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  • Election on 4 vacant Fata Senate seats fixed for 20th

    , By INAMULLAH KHATTAK

    ISLAMABAD  - Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday fixed March 20th as polling day for the four vacant FATA seats in Senate after the 'controversial' Presidential order was repealed.Six independent FATA MNAs had challenged the Presidential order in a court of law that sought bar on ...

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  • KP govt flayed for boycotting NFC meeting

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    PESHAWAR - Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao on Sunday criticised the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for linking its participation in the upcoming meeting of the National Finance Commission (NFC) award with the release of its share in the Coalition Support Fund and Public ...

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  • Race begins for Senate bodies’ headships

    , By Imran Mukhtar

    ISLAMABAD - Though the political temperature in the capital have somehow plummeted after the election of Senate chairman and deputy chairman, a race among the parliamentary parties in the Upper House has now started to grab chairmanship of important house committees.All Senate standing committees, ...

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  • 62 hurt as kites make Pindi sky multicolour

    , By Israr Ahmad

    Rawalpindi - More than 62 people, including children, sustained multiple injuries in kite-flying related incidents here on Friday.Police kept on raiding and rounding up the kite sellers and flyers throughout the day. The raids were conducted across the city on special instructions of City Police ...

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  • Mians to rule parliament

    , By INAMULLAH KHATTAK

    ISLAMABAD - It was an extraordinary moment. All eyes gazed at the newly elected left-leaning Bhuttoist as he was sworn in as the seventh Chairman Senate of Pakistan on Thursday amid thunderous applause. Duo Mians Galleries in Senate echoed with ‘Jiye Bhutto’ slogans as PPP under the ...

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  • Opp parties finalise name for Senate deputy chief

    , By JAVAID-UR-RAHMAN & IMRAN MUKHTAR

    ISLAMABAD - The opposition parties sans PTI finalised a name for Senate deputy speaker slot on Wednesday after daylong hectic negotiations. The consensus name for the second-top slot of the upper house of parliament was however not announced.PPP, the leading opposition party, said that Opposition ...

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  • PM’s orders not executed in 16 years

    , By Israr Ahmad

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  • SC gives last chance to police to collect evidence

    , By Terence J Sigamony

    ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court Monday gave a last opportunity to the Punjab police to collect all the substantial evidence of burning Christian couple alive in Kot Radha Kishan last year.A two-member bench comprising Justice Dost Muhammad and Justice Umar Bandial, while hearing a suo moto case of ...

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  • Smaller parties in focus over Senate chairman election

    , By Jawad R Awan

    LAHORE - Both the major parties – the PML-N and PPP –are trying their level best to win maximum support from other parties to get their candidates elected as the Senate chairman and deputy chairman.But, so far, it is difficult to say who will carry the day as the parties with decisive ...

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  • Overnight ordinance plunges PML-N in trouble

    , By INAMULLAH KHATTAK

    ISLAMABAD - The government is paying dearly due to the overnight decision by Presidency to change voting pattern for Fata lawmakers in Senate election as Prime Minister Office is making hectic efforts to make consensus between the two rival Fata groups and to ensure one seat for the ruling party in ...

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  • Indian secy’s visit icebreaker: FO

    , By Maqbool Malik

    ISLAMABAD - Rejecting the notion that the Indian foreign secretary’s recent visit to Pakistan was a failure, Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasneem Aslam Thursday described it as an icebreaker between the neighbouring countries.“We said that it is an icebreaker, taking place in lieu of the ...

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  • Voices raised in NA to check horse-trading

    , By Javaid-ur-Rahman

    ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly’s one-day session called on Wednesday witnessed allegations of horse-trading for the Senate elections scheduled to be held today.A FATA legislator, in the session ostensibly summoned to make lawmakers to reach Islamabad to cast votes in Senate polls, raising ...

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    , By Shahid Rao

    ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday barred the government from registering any new case against Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, operational chief of banned outfit Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT), without prior informing the court.A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Noor-ul-Haq N Qureshi also ...

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  • Environmental degradation incurs Rs365 billion loss every year

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    , By Terence J Sigamony

    ISLAMABAD - A three-member bench headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja will take up the review petition of General Aslam Beg against Asghar Khan case judgement on March 4.Former Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on October 19, 2012 had delivered the judgement, which stated ISI, MI or any other ...

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  • SC warns of punishing those responsible for LG polls delay

    , By Terence J Sigamony/Agencies

    ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court Friday stopped short of issuing contempt of court notice to the prime minister but warned it would do so if the constitutional obligation of holding local government (LG) elections was not fulfilled.A two-judge bench, comprising Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice ...

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    , By Javaid-ur-Rahman

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