Asif Mehmood

The Prime Minister, finally awakening from an apparently deep slumber, has ordered an operation (sic); would it suffice to restore peace to the terror hit Pakistan is anybody’s guess because the issue is not merely restoring the rule of law; it is of social, moral, intellectual and institutional disorder as well and what we need is not only a halfhearted operation but also a complete regeneration of our society and outright reconstruction of our state...

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PTI denounces recording of politicians’ phone calls

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Imran Ismail on Friday denounced recording of politicians’ telephone calls. While Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Saman Jafri said that the audio tape clearly reveals Khan using foul language for Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif. Earlier today, an alleged conversation between PTI chairman and party secretary general Arif Alvi surfaced. In the conversation, Arif informs Khan that PTI workers have breached the premises of state-run television office, Pakistan Television (PTV). Upon which Khan instructs Alvi to put maximum pressure on the government so that PM Nawaz resigns. The audio tape has created frenzy in the political scene of the country. PTI’s...

Court summons SSP for unlawful detention of Youhanabad residents

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday summoned Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Investigation Wing for detaining dozens of christian community members in cases regarding killing two innocent people in Youhanabad. According to the details, the petitioner’s counsel told the court that the police have kept dozens of community members in detention without legal permission. According to the petitioner, the families are not allowed to meet the detainees. However, Nishtar Town Station House Officer (SHO) said that the police do not have anybody in custody. The court rejected SHO’s stance and summoned SSP Investigation on March 30. Earlier, the enraged protesters post-Youhanabad suicide bombings outside two churches about half a kilometer (km) at distance killed as many as two...

Karachi police kill four terrorists

KARACHI: Police on Friday claimed to have killed four terrorists in an encounter that took place in Gulshan-e-Maymar area of the city. According to reports, the police received a secret information about presence of the terrorists in the area and tried to catch them....

Karachi: Police kill two target killers, arrest ten miscreants

KARACHI: The police on Wednesday killed two target killers and arrested at least ten criminals including seven militants belonging to banned outfits in different operations. According to the details, the police carried out a raid on a hideout along with an arrested...

Pervaiz Rashid stresses collective efforts to root out terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid says Pakistanhas no option but to root out terrorism at all costs. Addressing the concluding ceremony of a four day training workshop at Sihala PoliceAcademy in Islamabad on Friday, he said terrorism is an international phenomenon and collective efforts are required to wipe out this menace. Pervaiz Rashid pointed out that the terrorists are trying to find new places of refuge after their hideouts dismantled to a great deal in Afghanistan. He said Pakistan’s cooperation in this regard has widely been acknowledged by the United States and Afghanistan. The Minister said the operation against the terrorists is continuing without...

Customs officials find Ayyan Ali’s proof of money ownership dubious

RAWALPINDI: The Customs officials on Friday have found documents provided by supermodel Ayyan Ali in money laundering case dubious. According to the Customs sources, Ali was asked by the investigation team about the time when she signed the proof of ownership as there is no record of her lawyer visiting her. Ali’s property dealer, Mumtaz has now made part of the probe as according to her she got US $500,000 after selling her properties. The investigation team has decided to also include stamp paper seller. The documents provided by Ali include details of the deal on a paper bearing letterhead of an estate agency. The officials are now investigating whose thumb impression and signature are there on the declaration. NNI ...

Power shortfall increases to 4600 MW

ISLAMABAD: Gap between power supply and demand is widening day by day as temperature has started to rise in most parts of the country. Duration of power cuts in urban areas has reached eight hours while rural areas are suffering eleven hours of load shedding. According...

Saulat Mirza’s execution likely to postpone again

ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister Office on Friday advised President of Pakistan to defer execution of a death-row prisoner Saulat Mirza by one month. Mirza was scheduled to be hanged on April 1st in Machh jail of Balochistan. This will be the second likely deferment since...

US launches air strikes in Tikrit

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WASHINGTON: The United States said on Thursday it had launched air strikes in and around Tikrit to oust Islamic State militants from the Iraqi town. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said the strikes...

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Stampede in Bangladesh kills 10 pilgrims

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DHAKA: At least 10 Hindu pilgrims were killed and dozens more were injured in a stampede outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday, police and witnesses said. The stampede occurred on the banks of the Brahmaputra river, where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims had converged for ritual bathing during an annual Hindu festival. Police inspector Nasir Ahmed...

Airbus A320 with 150 on board crashes in French Alps

PARIS: A German airliner crashed near a ski resort in the French Alps on Tuesday, with all 150 people on board pronounced dead, in one of the worst ever plane disasters in the country. France’s transport minister said there were...

India, China agree to foster peace on disputed border

NEW DELHI: India and China agreed Tuesday to foster peace along their Himalayan border after wrapping up two days of talks designed to resolve a long-festering boundary dispute. In comments issued after the round of talks in the Indian...

India court clears 16 police of killing Muslims in 1987

NEW DELHI: A court in New Delhi on Saturday cleared all sixteen policemen accused of murdering dozens of Muslims 27 years ago in a north Indian city, a lawyer said. More than 40 Muslims were killed in 1987 during riots in Meerut city,...

Acting promptly to protect Tunisia

Few would argue that Tunisia escaped the repercussions of its so-called Arab Spring with the least damage. The recent attack on its Bardo National Museum, however, reminds us that states like Tunisia nonetheless remain hostage to their geography and cultural and social environments. Tunisia is not an...

Netanyahu’s doublespeak

Such sheer desperation! They talk about dictators hanging on to their seats for dear life, but Benjamin Netanyahu takes the biscuit. He couldn’t bear the thought of his power dissipating so at the nth-minute he resorted to poking President Obama in the eye by announcing R.I.P. to a Palestinian state...

Apna Rozgar Scheme to alleviate poverty

Pakistan is one of the developing countries that are plagued with poverty, where 32 per cent population is said to be living below the poverty line. Poverty is indeed the most serious challenge; poverty...

Punjab govt. ensures relief to common man

After 30 percent decline in Palm oil prices in the international market, the Punjab government has been persuading the producers of edible oil to reduce the prices proportionately to benefit the consumers....

Pakistan and the Yemen crisis

Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif shed light on Pakistan’s possible role in the Yemen conflict in the National Assembly by saying that no decision has been taken to participate in the Saudi-led operation against Yemen and said that Pakistan has pledged to guard the territorial integrity of...

Middle East crisis

A Saudi Arabia led coalition has launched air strikes against the Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, claiming that by doing so they are “defending the legitimate government” of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Had who has himself fled to an unknown location after rebel forces advanced on the Southern...

Pak-Qatar ties

Pakistan and Qatar have signed several pacts during the first official visit of Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to Islamabad. The accords would further boost the bilateral ties of two brother...

Judicial Commission

After months of tussle between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led federal government, both are agreed on the terms of reference for forming a judicial commission...