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  • Open varsity or resign, NA panel tells QAU VC

    October 19, 2017 4:29 AM

    ISLAMABAD: After all efforts failed to restart academic activities in the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), the National Assembly Standing Committee on Education has categorically directed the vice chancellor to reopen the institute or he can resign, if he cannot. On the other side, the district administration and police have also prepared a list of 47 students

  • Hyderabad rally: Sindh can’t be ruined, declares Bilawal

    October 19, 2017 4:27 AM

    HYDERABAD: As he cautioned the people of Sindh over looking at political alternatives to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari sought their electoral support in yet another election. At his first public meeting in Hyderabad on Wednesday, Bilawal listed the sacrifices of the PPP leadership and workers, its ideology, and his perceptions

  • K-P Assembly: Narcotics control bill to abolish police role deferred

    October 19, 2017 4:19 AM

    PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser on Wednesday deferred a bill which seeks to abolish the police’s role in controlling narcotics in the province. K-P Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Minister Mian Jamshed wanted the bill, The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Control of Narcotic Substances Bill 2017, to get a green light from assembly members

  • PSM to swap 5,774-acre land for Rs99b debt

    October 19, 2017 4:15 AM

    ISLAMABAD: The two main creditors of the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) agreed in principle to acquire land of the country’s largest but closed industrial unit to settle its Rs99 billion dues, Privatisation Minister Danyial Aziz said on Wednesday. The Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) have conditionally agreed to the financial

  • Maryam, Safdar want indictment delayed over 'incomplete' documents

    October 19, 2017 3:46 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar are expected to be indicted today in the corruption references filed against them in an accountability court. The references were filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in light of the Supreme Court's July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers

  • Narcotics control bill deferred in K-P assembly

    October 19, 2017 2:48 AM

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser on Wednesday deferred a bill which seeks to abolish the role of police in controlling narcotics in the province. The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Minister for Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Mian Jamshed had been pressing the government to pass the ‘The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Control of Narcotic Substances

  • Police get warrants for 37 QAU students

    October 19, 2017 1:59 AM

    ISLAMABAD: In a late night development, police got arrest warrants for 37 students of QAU. According to the documents seen by The Express Tribune, these students have been nominated in cases registered under sections of Pakistan Penal Code relating to riot, violence and causing non-grievous injuries. A list shows the names of the students who have been holding

  • 'Political stability critical for sustainable economic progress'

    October 19, 2017 1:30 AM

    PESHAWAR: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said that political stability was a critical prerequisite for sustainable economic progress, development, prosperity and promotion of quality education especially in the field of science and technology. Mamnoon was addressing the second convocation of the University of Science and Technology in Bannu (USTB)

  • 7 martyred in suicide hit on police truck

    October 19, 2017 1:30 AM

    | CTD officer shot dead in another Quetta attack Quetta - A suicide bomber rammed his car into a police vehicle Wednesday morning in Quetta, killing six police officials and one civilian. Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti confirmed the death toll, saying the elite police were targeted as they headed to work during morning rush-hour, at 8:25 am. The minister

  • APS attack mastermind killed in US drone hit

    October 19, 2017 1:30 AM

    | TTP says Usman Mansoor will replace Umar Khalid as JuA’s new chief PESHAWAR - Chief of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) and a mastermind of Army Public School Peshawar massacre has been killed in a US drone attack in Afghanistan. Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that JuA chief Umar Khalid Khorasani had sustained