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A deadly road accident between an oil tanker and passenger coach late Saturday night left at least 59 dead with scores wounded as both vehicles caught fire. Hospital officials said that they have received more than 57 bodies but the death toll may rise as most of them are completely burnt and stuck to each...

According to the estimates of the government, the sit-ins at D-Chowk cost the national exchequer nearly one billion rupees on account of security arrangements. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, in a written response to a question, informed the National Assembly during Question Hour that Rs877.819 million was spent on the security of the sit-ins staged by the two...

Its winter, electricity demand remains less as compared to the summer season. Still, it is a hard time for the people as unscheduled load shedding of electricity and gas has made their lives miserable. The shortages of power are immense; 12 to 16 hours unscheduled load-shedding in winter is nothing else but seems a joke with the masses. Without electricity and gas cold...

At present, Pakistan is facing many challenges, but lack of peace seems the root cause of all the ills of our society. Lack of peace, lawlessness are major hurdles in progress of country. There is dire need to develop the positive and visionary attitude towards the issues to bring the eternal peace in the country. Government has appreciated the political parties for their...

Pakistan announced 15-man World Cup squad on Wednesday, leaving out Fawad Alam, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir, Bilawal Bhatti and including pace bowler Sohail Khan and leg spinner Yasir shah. The 15-man squad includes two specialist openers, five fast bowlers, and three allrounders in Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz and Haris and five specialist batsmen....

The National Assembly and Senate approved the 21st Constitutional Amendment and Pakistan Army Act (Amendment) Bill 2015 on Tuesday, lawmakers voted in favour of the laws which will provide constitutional cover to military courts to be established under the proposed amendment for a period of two years for the trial of terrorism suspects. The Constitutional Amendment Bill...

Pakistan topped the table, once again for the wrong reasons. According to the list issued by the International federation of journalists of the media workers died in the year 2014, 14 belong to Pakistan. Overall, 118 journalists lost their lives, that means 13 more killings as compared to the year 2013. Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, PFUJ has termed the year 2014,...

Two Rangers personnel embraced martyrdom as Indian Border Security Force (BSF) violated the Line of Control (LoC) aiming shots at the officers in Shakargarh Sector. According to the Pakistan Rangers spokesperson, BSF local commander called them over for a flag meeting and opened fire as two of the soldiers reached the border. Both the officers died succumbed to the injuries....

Increase in GST

January 1, 2015

The government has decided to increase the general sales tax (GST) rate on all petroleum products from 17 per cent to 22 per cent, hoping to increase tax collection by an estimated Rs48 billion on an annual basis. Business community has opposed the imposition of 5 percent additional GST on petroleum products and called for urgent withdrawal of this anti-business and anti-people...

We have witnessed some very tragic incidents in the month of December, but today we have entered into the New Year with more responsibilities. On the blank slate of 2015, we would like to offer some resolutions for the perfect ending of this year. Towards the end of last year, we as a nation emerged united to defeat the monster of terrorism. Combating the extremism is...

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