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  • Man accused of harassing Kalash women apologises in latest video

    June 21, 2018 7:26 AM

    A man accused of harassing a group of woman in Kalash Valley of Chitral District in country's north has apologized for his acts. In a video released on Facebook, the man identified as Aimal has said the viral video of him doing the rounds on social media was filmed in 2015. Attired in white Shalwar Kameez he has requested social media users in his latest

  • Musharraf explains why he put off his return

    June 21, 2018 1:22 AM

    ISLAMABAD: All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chairman retired Gen Pervez Musharraf has said that he was all set to return to the country but the Supreme Court order forced him to change his mind. Speaking to journalists through a video link, the former president said the apex court order “barring the authorities from arresting me till my appearance before

  • Election duties: ECP set to notify code for military personnel

    June 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: Code of conduct for the Pakistan Army personnel, to be involved in the election duties, will be notified by the Election Commission of Pakistan in a few days time amid reports that the military’s role will be “meaningful” during the upcoming national polls. The code of conduct, it is said, will determine the dos and donts for those army personnel

  • Over 2,700 candidates facing multiple charges

    June 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: In Pakistan’s democracy, corruption, money laundering, rape, murder and criminal charges really can pay. Yes, because around 2,715 out of around 21,482 candidates running for 1,070 seats in the Provincial Assemblies (PAs) as well as the National Assembly (NA) elections face corruption, criminal, rape, dual nationality, money laundering, extortion

  • UN's decision to probe rights abuses in India-held Kashmir affirms Pakistan's stance: Foreign Office

    June 20, 2018 2:16 PM

    Pakistan on Wednesday welcomed the United Nations' recommendation to form an inquiry commission to investigate human rights violations committed by Indian security forces in held Kashmir. Pakistan's permanent representative to UN Farukh Amil said this while speaking at the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council at the organisation's headquarters

  • COAS meets Polish defence minister, military leadershiP

    June 20, 2018 1:35 PM 1

    General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) reached Poland on an official visit. During the visit COAS met Mr Mariusz Blaszczak, Minister of National Defence and Deputy Minister of National Defence. The COAS also held separate meetings with Polish military leadership including Chief of General Staff, Commander of the Poland Armed Forces and Commander

  • NA-53: Imran Khan files appeal against rejection of nomination paper

    June 20, 2018 7:36 AM 3

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday filed an appeal in Appellate Tribunal against the Returning Officer's decision to reject his nomination papers from NA-53 for the Genera Election 2018. Filed through his lawyer Babar Awan, the application stated that the RO's decision contradics the Constitution. It said Imran Khan is chairman

  • No data leaked: Nadra

    June 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on Tuesday overtly dismissed allegations of data leakage while terming them reckless. As per details, Nadra officials addressed a presser in the federal capital on Tuesday. The data of even a single citizen had not been shared from any platform. “We are not here to reject or verify statements

  • Former diplomat Mahdi Masud passes away

    June 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Former senior diplomat Mahdi Masud passed away on Tuesday at the age 91 at a local hospital, after brief illness. Masud had topped the 1952 CSS exams and went on to join the foreign services. He served as Pakistan’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN and the Deputy High Commissioner in Delhi, and Calcutta. He also served at the country’s

  • Americans own 40 percent of world’s firearms: study

    June 20, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    UNITED NATIONS, United States: Americans make up only four percent of the global population but they own 40 percent of the world´s firearms, a new study said Monday. There are more than one billion firearms in the world but 85 percent of those are in the hands of civilians, with the remainder held by law enforcement and the military, according to the Small