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Security forces intercepted and killed a ‘high-value target’ of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) said to be involved in the killings of over 100 members of the Hazara community as well as police personnel, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported early Thursday. Col Sohail Abid of Military Intelligence was martyred in the gunfight. Four other soldiers were injured, two of whom are said to be in critical condition. “Security forces conducted...

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Rao Anwar likely to be indicted in Naqeeb case on May 28

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday adjourned the hearing of the Naqeeb murder case until May 28 when it is expected to indict former SSP Malir Rao Anwar and his subordinates on charges of killing a South Waziristan youngster in a fake encounter. The former police officer along with other accused was presented before the ATC as it resumed the hearing of the case. Anwar along with 10 of...

Illegal Construction of Road: NAB likely to lodge reference against Nawaz

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is likely to lodge a reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif if he failed to appear before the anti-graft agency today. The anti-graft watchdog had summoned ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on May 20 in a corruption case pertaining...

AC extends physical remand of Ahad Cheema

LAHORE: Accountability Court of Lahore on Friday extended three days physical remand of Ahad Chema and owner of a private company, Malik Shahid in Ashiana Housing Scheme Scam case. According to the details, judge of the AC, Munir Ahmed heard the case, during the hearing...

Saaf Pani Company case: My hands are clean, says Hamza as he appears in NAB

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shahbaz on Friday appeared before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Punjab Saaf Pani Company (PSPC) corruption case. During the session headed by Assistant Director Saqib Haider, Punjab Chief Minister (CM)...

ECP to constitute monitoring teams for upcoming general elections

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to constitute monitoring teams and appoint district monitoring officers for the upcoming general elections in the country . The commission with Chief Election Commissioner Retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza in the chair took the decision on Friday. To keep an eye on poll campaigns and check any violation of laws the ECP had previously...

Kh Asif submits written reply in SC over disqualification issue

ISLAMABAD: Former Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Saturday submitted written reply in Supreme Court over his disqualification issue. In his reply, Asif said that constitution or law doesn’t bar anyone to work as a member of National Assembly (NA), adding that major part of his income comes from...

Nawaz’s narrative more dangerous than his statement: Shah Mahmood

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Friday that the narrative of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was more dangerous than his recent statement. Talking to media here , he expressed fears that Pakistan might face sanctions...

IHC bars private schools from charging fees for summer vacations

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court has barred private schools in the federal capital from receiving fees for summer vacations. While hearing a petition on Friday, the court ordered that amount already paid by parents shall be adjusted against fees for the period after...

Lodhi urges UN to implement resolutions regarding Kashmir, Palestine at Int’l fora

The picture gaffe gave India a chance to further its propaganda.

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi on Saturday said that United Nations has been urged to implement resolutions regarding the sufferings of Kashmiris and Palestinians at international fora. Addressing...

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US hopes Pakistan will partner in safeguarding region

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WASHINGTON: The United States (US) on Friday expressed hope that Pakistan will be a partner in safeguarding the region and would “do more” to uphold regional peace in South Asia. The statement was passed by Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Dana White during the regular briefing held at the Pentagon. Referring to the security situation...

Israeli forces kill Palestinian near Gaza border as Gaza buries dead

GAZA: Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian near the Gaza-Israel border on Tuesday after thousands of Palestinians turned out for the funerals of dozens of protesters killed by Israeli troops a day earlier, local health officials said. The...

Suspect in a deadly knife attack in Paris has roots in Chechnya

PARIS (TNS): The suspect in a deadly knife attack in central Paris was born in the Russian republic of Chechnya in 1997, sources say. Named by French media as Khamzat Asimov, he was on a French watch list of people who could pose a threat...

Indonesia church attacks kill nine, dozens wounded

SURABAYA, Indonesia (INP): A wave of blasts including a suicide bombing struck outside churches in Indonesia on Sunday, killing at least nine and wounding dozens of others, police said, the latest assault on a religious minority in the...

Curbing extremism

By Asif Mehmood Attack on Ahsan Iqbal is speaking volumes of the fact that  the society is moving forward at full pace to be kept hostage to Extremism and this is the high time we must realize the nature of this alarming situation. The fact is not denying that terrorism is by product of extremism and...

The cold drink craze

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Professor Aftab Amber We have been enslaved in the bent of instincts. Instincts of hunger, thirst are very dominating. We seem weak in front of such instincts. But when we think of habits we say that...

Peace and war making in Afghanistan

By Iqbal Khan Unrelenting insurgent attacks in Afghanistan and frequent visits of the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Alice Wells, to Islamabad are now a regular...

Rush for Armageddon

By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui Wherever Americans go they bring a window of advancement for the country along with their allies of Western Europe who rush to maintain the American momentum. But, they are very...

The magic of cleanliness | Short Story

By Zeenat Iqbal Hakimjee Twenty kilometers west of the bounty road a small lane wound its way to a small castle. The castle looked like it was built for a prince and princess to stay in. The sky seemed to hug the earth there. The cheerful sun smiled and beamed on the earth and the flowers opened up...

Drug abuse in educational institutions

By Rameez Ali Mahesar The trend of drug addiction in Pakistan is briskly flourishing among people at alarming rate. The statistics have shown Pakistan on the rise in term of people fallen prey to this heinous fatal act. Massive death toll around the globe has been reported to be caused of drug addiction....

Discrimination against women

A lot of questions arise in our mind when we think of discrimination against women. Are there no issues relating to women discrimination? Do women not face any problems on the basis of their gender? Are...

Book review of ‘Sahifa-e-Rizvia’

Book answers ‘how to seek prayers’ Writer: Ayatullah Syed Murtaza Mujtahid Sistani Translator: Irfan Haider In day to day life every person faces multiple issues. Economic issues haunt some; few...

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