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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Gullu Butt behind bar, but murderers of 14 innocent civilians of Model Town incident still roaming about: Wattoo

LAHORE, Oct 31 (INP): Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President Punjab PPP, has said that the Gullu Butt have been awarded eleven years of punishment and fine for smashing windscreens of vehicles in June this year adding but what about those who murdered fourteen innocent civilians and injured ninety others through the use of blatant Punjab police force in the Model Town incident. They are still free and the iron hand of law had failed to grab them by the neck so far to bring them in the dock to face justice, he added this in a statement issue from here today. He observed that it was the travesty of justice and the people would start hating such a justice system which was essentially discriminatory...

Death toll rises to 39 in Tharparkar this month

THARPARKAR, Oct 31 (INP): One more new born baby died here on Friday, pushing the death toll to thirty nine in the current month (October). The child died in the way to Mirpurkhas hospital after the local doctors advised for better treatment there. Doctors told media that more than 90 people, including...

More than 1,75,000 people leave Bara due to operation Khyber-I

PESHAWAR, Oct 31 (INP): More than one lakh seventy five thousand people have been made homeless due to operation Khyber-I against the militants. According to FATA DMA spokesman Haseeb Khan, registration centres have been established for Bara displaced people in Peshawar,...

Three killed, 28 injured as truck-coach collide

HUB (INP): At least three persons were killed and about two and half dozens injured in collision between truck and passenger bus here on Thursday. Rescue sources said that accident took place at RCD Highway in Hub where a Karachi bound passenger bus coming from Quetta...

Two illegal gateway exchanges raided in Karachi, Dir

ISLAMABAD, Oct 31 (INP): Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in assistance with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) confiscated two illegal gateway exchanges and arrested two accused on Friday. In its ongoing efforts to control grey trafficking, the PTA along with the FIA team unearthed two illegal gateway exchanges at Karachi and Dir. The first raid was carried out at Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi. An illegal exchange comprising of 2×16 Port, 1x 64 Port gateways along with 16 SIMs (VPTCL), two wireless routers, 4G and Fariya 512 kbps connections were confiscated. One person was arrested from the spot. The second raid was conducted at village Kumbat, Samarbagh, Dist. Dir (Lower)...

CCP conveys concerns to SECP on changes in Insurance Rules

ISLAMABAD, Oct 31 (INP): The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has conveyed its concerns to the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) on the proposed changes in Insurance Rules, 2002, stating that the proposed changes may affect competition in the Insurance Surveyors Market. SECP has proposed to change the Insurance Rules, 2002, by raising the paid up capital requirement for insurance surveyors from PKR 1 million to PKR 5 million, and raising indemnity insurance requirement for insurance surveyors from PKR 1 million to PKR 10 million. SECP, in its letter dated 10 September 2014 to CCP, stated that the changes have been proposed to ‘establish surveyors on better footing’, ‘to check casual entry and exit of the surveyors’, and to ‘develop an element of responsibility...

Chinese tourists express interest in Pak tourist destinations

ISLAMABAD, Oct 31 (INP): On invitation from Guangdong Tourism Administration, a two-member Pakistan delegation headed by Ch. Kabir Ahmad Khan, Managing Director PTDC accompanied by Mr. Mukhtar Ali, Manager PTDC, is participating in Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk...

Pakistan keen to enhance bilateral ties with Belarus in diverse fields: Awais Leghari

ISLAMABAD, Oct 31 (INP): Chairman Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari has said that Pakistan and Republic of Belarus enjoy cordial relations and are keen to further improve them, especially in the field of trade, export and parliamentary...

Afghan President Ghani invites Taliban to join peace process

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BEIJING: Afghanistan’s new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who have stepped...

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UN warns of ‘unprecedented’ number of foreign jihadists

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LONDON: Foreign jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an “unprecedented scale”, according to extracts of a UN report published by Britain’s Guardian newspaper on Friday. Around 15,000 people have travelled to fight alongside Islamic State (IS) and other hardcore militant groups from “countries that...

Sweden recognises Palestinian state: foreign minister

STOCKHOLM: Sweden on Thursday officially recognised the state of Palestine, Stockholm’s foreign minister said, less than a month after the government announced its intention to take the controversial move. “Today the government...

IS militants kill 40 tribesmen in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Militants from the Islamic State (IS) group killed on Wednesday more than 40 members of a tribe that fought against them in Iraq’s Anbar province, sources said. The men from the Albu Nimr tribe were killed in the Heet area,...

US isolates troops, Australia slaps visa ban on Ebola-hit West Africa states

WASHINGTON: The US military has started isolating soldiers returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa and Australia became the first rich nation to impose a visa ban on the affected countries amid global anxiety about the...

Younis brings Aussies down on earth with a thud

Pakistan v Australia - 2nd Test Day Two

Rizwan Haider ISLAMABAD: Prior to the test series Younis Khan was under pressure to perform in the two test match series against Australia as he was left out from the one day quad, but as the series is...

Contributing youth better than prepared youth

Muhammad Shiab Khan Social Entrepreneurship is a fast growing field in the world. However, this very concept has not yet arrived at a full understanding in Pakistan, but it is the need of time at a crucial time when one takes into consideration the point that 68.4% of the country’s total population...

Another Somalia in the making

Xinhua Three years after the death of former leader Muammar Qaddafi, Libya has not realized stable political transition but fallen into a quagmire of separatism, violence and terrorism. The North African...

Tough task ahead for Jordan

Hassan Barari This week marks the 20th anniversary of the successful conclusion of the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel. But, the failure of the peace process has led many observers to ponder whether...

Recognition by Sweden: Ethical triumph for the Palestinians

The Swedish government on Thursday officially recognized a state of Palestine. New Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven putting a side all the protests fulfilled his pledge that he made at his inauguration this month. Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallstrom, said that recognising Palestine, and the leadership...

Unity must to save the country from hidden enemies

The MQM has parted its ways with the PPP government and seems in mood to accept any pressure by the provincial government. PPP leader, provincial minister Manzoor Wassan reportedly told media men the party would bring back MQM in the government within 14 to twenty days. Wassansaid all we have o do...

Tharparkar: People left at the mercy of politicians

Wednesday two more newborn babies died in Mithi Hospital in the drought-hit Tharparkar thus raising the death toll to 36. Mostly infants and teenagers have lost their precious lives in the month of October....

Resignations and PTI lawmakers

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday said that its lawmakers would appear before the Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday along with their resignation from the National Assembly. PTI...