Today's Editorial

To the surprise of many an independent candidate Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi, backed by proscribed organization Ahle Sunnat Wal Jammat emerged successful by huge margin in by-polls at PP-78. The combined total votes bagged by all major political parties, Pakistan...

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Sindh CM orders audit of safety measures in all hotels, factories

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has ordered all the hotels, factories and such other establishments to comply with precautionary safety measures, otherwise strict action would be taken accordingly. This he said while presiding over an emergent meeting to review the incident of fire in a local hotel which claimed 11 lives and injured over 60 people. The chief minister was informed...

Locals protest against prolonged gas outages in Multan

MULTAN: The residents of Shalimar Colony, Multan on Monday protested against extended gas load shedding and undertook ‘murgha’ (rooster) positions to demonstrate their suffering. Large number of people participated in the unique, yet strong protest and raised slogans against the government....

Qatari prince Hamad Bin Jassim arrives in Lahore

LAHORE: Prince Hamad Bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani among members of Qatar’s royal family  arrived in Pakistan for four-day visit on Saturday. Reportedly, Hussain Nawaz welcomed a delegation of 15 guests that included 13 persons belonging to the royal family, as they...

PIA kicks off fourth flight for Beijing

BEIJING: In wake of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, the fourth flight of Pakistan International Airline flew from Karachi to China on Saturday. “The route of the new flight (Airbus PK 855) will be from Karachi to Islamabad and then to Beijing,”...

NA body expresses displeasure over poor results of CSS exams

Islamabad (INP): National Assembly Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat at a meeting with Rana Muhammad Hayat Khan, MNA in the chair expressed strong displeasure over the poor results of Central Selection System (CSS) exams, 2016 as only 2.09% students were able to pass their exams during the current year. The Committee directed that FPSC may take stringent measures to increase the percentage...

Ahsan asks ICCI to partner in CPEC implementation

Islamabad (PR): Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms has called upon ICCI to partner with government in implementation of CPEC projects. He said ICCI should set up a Cell on CPEC to identify opportunities of joint ventures for private sector in CPEC. He said...

Afghanistan, other countries must unite to stop TTP: Abdul Basit

AMRITSAR/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to New Delhi, Abdul Basit, urged Afghanistan as well as other countries to unite to fight terrorist outfits such as the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Speaking to media personnel at the Heart of Asia conference,...

Govt actively working to encourage foreign investors, NA informed

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan has said that, “The government is actively working to encourage foreign investors to view Pakistan as a long-term investment destination.” He was speaking during a session of the National...

Italy’s Renzi to resign after referendum rout

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to resign on Monday after suffering a crushing defeat on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone’s third-largest economy...

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Russia says will treat as terrorists rebels who refuse to leave Aleppo

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a news conference after the talks with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida in Moscow, Russia, December 3, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday he was confident Moscow and Washington can reach a deal in talks this week on the withdrawal of all rebels from the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo. He told a news conference once the deal was reached, rebels who stay in the besieged eastern part of the city will be treated as terrorists and...

Putin says ‘clever’ Trump will soon grasp weighty role

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin in an interview aired Sunday called US President-elect Donald Trump intelligent and predicted he would quickly grasp his new level of responsibility and act accordingly. “Since he managed to achieve...

China lodges protest after Trump call with Taiwan president

BEIJING: China lodged a diplomatic protest on Saturday after US president-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the “petty” move. The...

India, Afghanistan plan air cargo link over Pakistan

Amritsar: India and Afghanistan are likely to announce an air cargo service on Saturday to help increase trade that both say is stymied because of their tense political relations with Pakistan that lies between them. Afghan President...

BISP’s resurvey – revolutionizing the countrywide socio-economic registry

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The writer is a Minister of State and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Porgramme. By Marvi Memon Having a count is absolutely vital for efficient policy making, designing and implementation of any intervention...

Citizen owned electricity production – A viable option

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By Shabbir Ahmad A village named Wildpoldsried in the German state of Bavaria has gone beyond energy independence and is now globally known for its abundant indigenous energy production. Currently producing...

Cruelty at school

By Soha Nisar Muhammad Ahmed, a little more than thirteen years old should be with his friends and classmates at the Larkana Cadet College where he was a student till August this year. Instead, the young...

How can filing of income tax returns help you?

By Amna Tariq Shah On trying to persuade people to fulfill their civic duty by filing their income tax returns, I am often confronted with counterarguments suggesting that the Inland Revenue Service (IRS)...

Reckless coach drivers

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Since the world is expanding, people had to travel from one place to another due to multiple reasons. Not everyone can afford Trains or Airplanes; however the Coaches are pretty famous these days in our...

The ‘Not-so-free-Islamabad Expressway’

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It was with great efforts of mine, culminating in a meeting with the IGP Islamabad, wherein he directed the SSP Traffic Islamabad to stop trucks getting on the Islamabad Expressway during office time...

Increase in accidents

With increase in traffic on our roads an increase in accidents is being observed.  One of the most important reasons behind these accidents is the presence of untrained drivers on our roads. Most of...

Young doctor’s protest

Our society is averse to the Young Doctor’s Protest. I want to tell something to every citizen. Becoming a doctor takes 5 years that comprises 4 professional exams with more than 100 tests. The mental...

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