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Once again Chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf hussain became reason for the embarrassing situation of the party on Monday when he instigated his party workers to attack private media houses in Karachi. Workers of the party after listening to the telephonic speech of party head from London went to certain media houses and attacked the journalists and damaged the offices.  After getting instructions, party activists ransacked offices of Samaa...

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Imran denounces attack on party leaders

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan on Friday condemned the attack on his party leaders in Karachi. PTI leaders Faisal Vawda and Imran Ismail escaped an attack when both the leaders were attacked near city’s Delhi Colony area but remained unharmed as their vehicle was bullet-proof. Khan phoned his party leader Faisal Vawda to enquire his wellbeing after escaping a deadly...

Tenth death anniversary of Akbar Bugti observed

QUETTA: The tenth death anniversary of former governor and chief minister of Balochistan and veteran Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti was observed on Friday. Nawab Akbar Bugti along with his 37 companions died in August 2006 in an operation in the mountainous areas of Kohlu and Dera Bugti in the cave of Taratani. Akbar Bugti became governor of Balochistan province during the government of Zulfiqar Bhutto during 1973 –1974. Later he became the chief minister of Baluchistan during Benazir Bhutto’s government in 1980-1990. The case of Bugti’s killing is still underway in Balochistan High Court. ...

Rangers announce Rs 5m head money for LEJ leader

KARACHI: Rangers on Friday announced Rs 5 million head money for Lahskar-e-Jhangvi leader Syed Safdar alias Yousuf Khurasani. In a statement, Rangers have appealed to the public to assist them in tracking down two LEJ leaders who are on the run. Any information about...

FC man martyred, three injured

QUETTA: A Frontier Corps (FC) man was martyred and three others injured in cross firing of attackers, one attacker was also killed in the retaliatory action of the security personnel here on Friday. Police said unidentified miscreants attacked FC men at Saryab Road...

Nisar directs NACTA to carry out geo-mapping of Karachi, Quetta

ISLAMABAD: Moving ahead with strategic counter terrorism measures, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday directed National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) to carry out immediate geo-mapping of Karachi and Quetta to counter terrorism footprints from provincial capitals. The Interior Minister was chairing a high-level security meeting here on Friday, also attended by secretary...

Pakistani Americans demand govt to take notice of Altaf’s remarks

NEW YORK: Pakistani American Think Tank organized an event in New York to discuss political situation in Karachi following Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain’s anti-Pakistan speech. Journalists, doctors, scholars and businessmen attended the event. Expressing serious reservations over Altaf’s remarks, Pakistani Americans asked the Pakistani government to take strict notice of the statements made by the exiled leader of the MQM. Some participants stated that Altaf Hussain has ‘hammered the final nail in his coffin after seeking help from Israel.’ Statement against the institutions can be tolerated but there is no room for anti-state remarks, they stressed. The group also demanded immediate ban on Altaf’s speeches. ...

Three sisters allegedly abducted from outskirts of Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Three girls were allegedly kidnapped from Sihala area in Islamabad on Monday. A case has been registered at Sihala Police Station on a complaint filed by girls’ father Noor Khan. Girls’ father told police that three girls namely  Marium, Najeeba and...

APBF meets US Ambassador, seeks trade development

ISLAMABAD: The senior officials and board of Directors from the “All Pakistan Business Forum” (APBF) called upon the Ambassador of United States of America in Pakistan, David Hale on Tuesday. The vibrant President of APBF Ibrahim Qureshi led APBF’s National Board...

Trump demands closure of ´corrupt´ Clinton Foundation

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WASHINGTON: Donald Trump on Monday demanded that Hillary Clinton shut down the charitable foundation founded by her husband, former US president Bill Clinton, branding it a “corrupt enterprise.” “The...

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Clashes continue in Indian- held Kashmir, 80 injured amid curfew

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ISLAMABAD: With no letup in curfew and other restrictions on the 44th consecutive day Sunday, at least 80 people, including women, were injured by bullets and pellets fired by Indian troops on peaceful protesters in the territory. The troops even did not spare an elderly couple and shot them injured at Tral in Pulwama while an eight-year-old boy sustained...

Ban Ki-moon condemns killing of Kashmiri protesters

NEW YORK: Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the killings of Kashmiri protesters by Indian security forces in occupied Kashmir. The UN Secretary-General wrote a reply to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s...

India should adopt an open attitude toward the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Chinese Media

BEIJING: China will not give up building the economic corridor with Pakistan through Azad  Kashmir simply because India has problems with it, state media said on Tuesday, indicating that New Delhi has no option but to keep an open mind...

Chinese president offers condolences over terror attack in Quetta

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday offered condolences to his Pakistani counterpart Mamnoon Hussain over a recent deadly terror attack in Quetta. In his message to Hussain, Xi extended condolences to the victims who lost...

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The writer is a bilingual columnist and a Talk Show host. He can be reached at asifislu@hotmail.com

The writer is a bilingual columnist and a Talk Show host. He can be reached at asifislu@hotmail.com By Asif Mahmood With the diatribe...

Full of Beginnings and No Ends

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By Areesha Latif “Your inner strength will guide you in amassing good fortune and your physical strength will empower you in fighting for it,” how simple it seems yet so concrete and ennobling, this...

Pharmacists in Pakistan

By Siraj Shawa The most intelligent and studious of the students strive to become a part of medical or engineering disciplines after intermediate education. Many of the brilliant students fail to make...

Indo-Pak strife and South Asia

(By Atif R. Mazari ) The history of relations between India and Pakistan continued to be overshadowed by deep-rooted hostilities with grave consequences for the entire region of South Asia. Not only does...

Islamabad’s naked female car snatcher stirs debate on social media

Patriot Web Desk: Social media users were left shocked on Tuesday after a video surfaced allegedly showing a semi-naked woman in Islamabad’s F-10 area. The semi-naked woman is seen harassing a man, as onlookers look with surprise another woman appears in the video and trying putting a ‘chadar’...

Imran lashes out at media outlets that reported false news of his third marriage

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Wednesday lashed out at the media, calling them “unethical” for reporting false news of his third marriage. The PTI chief took it...

Facebook founder Zuckerberg owes his wealth to us, claims Pakistani lawmaker

Patriot Web Desk: In a ‘sensational’ claim a lawmaker from Pakistan’s ruling party has claimed that billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg should be grateful to Pakistanis as he...

Video: Amjad Sabri’s son reciting Main Qabar Andheri Me

Video of Amjad Sabri’s son reciting his fathers last kalam Main Qabar Andher Mein Ghabraon Ga Jab Tanha. The young Sabri paid tribute to his father by reciting the kalam the slain qawwal had presented...

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