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Tune in to any of the special Ramazan transmissions on any channel and you’ll be in for a surprise. The month that teaches us to purify our soul, re-evaluate our lives and practice self sacrifice through fasting has an altogether different feel on these special transmissions. One won’t see the talk or display of sacrifice; instead you’ll see monstrous sets erected specially for these transmissions, glittering prizes from mobile phones to laptop and...

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Baldia Town factory fire: JIT seeks repatriation of owners

KARACHI: The Joint Investigation Team, formed to probe into Baldia Town factory fire, has written a letter to higher officials of Federal Investigation Agency and police for bringing factory owners back home from abroad. The sources said factory owners Abdul Aziz, Shahid Baila and Arshad Baila have been living abroad along with their families over the past four months as a result no progress is made in the investigation. According to the investigation officials, the factory owners were sent messages to come back but the JIT team was not answered. The officials claim that without interrogation from the factory owners, JIT report could not be finalized. Over 250 people were killed in Baldia...

Zain murder case: Kanju indicted on murder charges

LAHORE:  An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Tuesday indicted key suspect Mustafa Kanju and his seven accomplices in Zain murder case. The suspects were produced before the court amid tight security for hearing during which, ATC indicted the criminals after analyzing the case challan however,...

Woman attempts self immolation against arrest of 13-year son in Multan

MULTAN: A woman was hospitalized after she attempted self immolation against arrest of  her teenage son here on Tuesday. The Woman hailing from Qasim Bela locality of Multan held protest in Chowk Nawan Shehra against her son’s arrest by police and seeing no response...

Court sentences to death double murder case

LAHORE: Session court in Lahore on Tuesday sentenced a convict to death penalty while another one has to bear life imprisonment for killing two people during robbery bid. During the hearing, investigation officer submitted a case challan in session court stating that...

Pakistan can save $2.5 billion by promoting edible oil sector: PBIF

ISLAMABAD: President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum and Karachi Industrial Alliance and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain on Tuesday said self-sufficiency in edible oil production can help country save 2.5 billion dollars annually. Pakistan for self-sustaining in edible oil production for thirteen years after independence but exploitation of farmers and lack of interest on the part of authorities resulted in imports which are now second largest after fossil fuel in which palm oil enjoys 90 percent share. Talking to the business community, he said that farmers of different oilseeds are at the mercy of middlemen which is the biggest reason behind lack of interest...

IIUI, Chinese Islamic Council ink MoU for Technology School

ISLAMABAD: International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) and Council of Islamic Chinese Relations of China (CICRC) have penned an MoU for establishing “IIUI New Silk Road School of Technology” at IIUI. Chinese Council will provide full support for infrastructure, equipment and faculty members...

Dr Jamaldini wows to keep up to the level of performance of Senate Privileges Committee

ISLAMABAD: Senate Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges, in its meeting on Tuesday unanimously elected Dr Jamaldini as its Chairman. Dr Jehanzeb Jamaldini wowed to keep up to the level of performance of the committee and said that he will be at his best to...

ECP extends tribunals’ tenures by 2 months

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday extended the tenures of tribunals working countrywide for the fourth time by at least two months. The ECP has directed the tribunals to finish hearings of the pending election petitions as soon as possible. The...

Euro up after Greek vote on austerity package

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TOKYO: The euro climbed against the dollar in Asia on Thursday, as concern over Greece’s debt problems eased after its parliament passed a crucial austerity package demanded by international creditors. The...

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Taliban ambush kills 11 Afghan soldiers: officials

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HERAT, Afghanistan (AFP) – At least 11 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said Monday, as security forces face their first fighting season without NATO combat support. “The Taliban ambushed a convoy of soldiers in Karukh district of Herat, killing 11 Afghan army soldiers last evening. The soldiers...

Iran FM flies home for talks as deadline nears

VIENNA (AFP) – Iran s foreign minister flew home late Sunday for consultations after an intense day of talks with major powers, as a looming deadline for a historic nuclear deal looked set to slip by a few days.A senior US official...

Floods claim 41 lives in India

AHMEDABAD: Flash flooding triggered by torrential rains has killed 41 people in India’s western Gujarat state, as the annual monsoon season hits the country, a disaster management official said on Thursday. Authorities have evacuated...

Home-grown extremists more lethal for US than Muslim militants: study

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: Since 9/11, America’s home-grown extremists have killed twice as many people in the United States as the jihadists have, says a report by a Washington think-tank, New America. The report reveals that since Sept 11,...

Indo-US Strategic Ties

By: Sidra Ajaib Kayani The US tilt in South Asia is not a sudden development, in fact, after the demise of the Soviet Union there has been a gradual convergence of interests between New Delhi and Washington. Before Cold War any alliance between US and India remained out of the question due to Nehru’s...

Self-sufficing in Oilseed Crops Production: A Need of the Day

By Bisma Baig Oil being an everyday commodity is being used both as edibles and as non-edibles. In a similar vein, vegetable oil is utilized by food and chemical industries for the production of a number of goods. In addition, oilseed crop are more environment friendly because they act as phytoremediants,...

Polio virus

By Dr. Faisal Ali Outbreak of infantile paralysis in different ages of the history is a sheer curse leaving deep print of miseries along with evincing man’s vulnerability and haplessness to give...

Indian culture: A termite for our national fabric

By: Qammer Abbass Anka “The cultural invasion is like a leafy tree which prevents us from seeing our own sun, sky and stars. Therefore in order to be able to see the sky above our heads, our task is...

Ramazan transmissions

Tune in to any of the special Ramazan transmissions on any channel and you’ll be in for a surprise. The month that teaches us to purify our soul, re-evaluate our lives and practice self sacrifice through fasting has an altogether different feel on these special transmissions. One won’t see the talk...

Heatwave crisis continues

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will arrive in Karachi today to review the issues of heat-related deaths in Karachi and the load-shedding problem. According to reports, the PM is scheduled to hold meetings with Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah who will brief him...

Pressure on MQM

Pressure on Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) continues to grow after the allegations by BBC that party officials have confessed to British authorities that they received funding from Indian government. The...

Drug abuse

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking celebrated on June 26 each year to raise awareness regarding the threats and major problem that illicit drugs represent...