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  • PPP rally today in Hyderabad in remembrance of Karsaz blast martyrs

    October 18, 2017 5:33 AM 1

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is all set to hold a rally in Hyderabad today to mark the blast in Karachi’s Karsaz area in a party rally on October 18 in 2007. Preparations and security plan for the rally, to be held near the Hyderabad bypass, have been completed. Forty-thousand seats have been placed in the venue for thousands of supporters

  • 5 policemen killed in suicide attack in Quetta

    October 18, 2017 5:18 AM 1

    QUETTA: At leave seven, including five security forces, were killed as an explosion ripped through a police truck on Wednesday in Quetta. At least 12, including 9 policemen, were also injured in the attack which police sources say was a suicide explosion. The truck was carrying police recruits, five of whom were killed, along with two passers-by on the city’s

  • Three policemen among at least six martyred in Quetta bombing

    October 18, 2017 4:45 AM 1

    QUETTA: At least six people, including three policemen, were martyred in a bombing in Quetta on Wednesday morning. According to the police, a truck of the Elite Force was targeted in the New Sariab area of the city. The nature of the blast is yet to be ascertained. Hospital officials said six bodies, including three of police officials, and seven injured

  • Accountability court to resume graft hearing against Dar today

    October 18, 2017 4:41 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: The graft hearing against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar will resume proceedings on Wednesday. This will be the Dar’s sixth appearance in the court of Accountability Judge Mohammad Bashir. During Wednesday’s proceedings, two more prosecution witnesses — Masood Ghani of Habib Bank and Abdul Rahman Gondal of Allied Bank- are expected to record their

  • Karachi knife attacks: Dysfunctional CCTV cameras blamed for inaction

    October 18, 2017 4:27 AM 1

    KARACHI: The Senate’s Functional Committee on Human Rights was informed on Tuesday that the police were unable to find any evidence of Mohammad Wasim, the man arrested from Sialkot for his alleged involvement in stabbing of women in Karachi. “Since we don’t have concrete evidence, Mohammad Wasim, the prime suspect arrested from Mandi Bahauddin, may be released

  • LHC orders protection for Turkish teachers in Lahore

    October 18, 2017 4:25 AM 1

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday sought records from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regarding the arrival of a special Turkish plane late on October 13 to take a Turkish teacher back to his home country. The court had stayed the deportation of Mesut Kacmaz of Pak-Turk Schools and Colleges, who was among dozens of Turkish school staffers

  • SC digs into Imran, Tareen’s documents

    October 18, 2017 4:24 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leadership faced another tough day in the Supreme Court on Tuesday as a bench questioned the veracity of documents and testimony provided to it by Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen. The top court raised questions over the banking records of PTI chief Imran Khan’s offshore company Niazi Services Limited (NSL). Likewise

  • Import duty on eatables, luxury items raised by up to 50pc

    October 18, 2017 4:18 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: In a bid to contain the ballooning bill of imported goods, the federal government has enhanced by up to 350% the regulatory duties on 356 essential and luxury items. However, there are slim chances that the move will have any meaningful impact on the import bill. For the first time in last many years, government has also imposed regulatory

  • PM, his top men meet COAS to allay concerns on economy

    October 18, 2017 4:18 AM 1 1

    ISLAMABAD: The civilian top brass on Tuesday briefed Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on the state of the economy to address the military’s concerns over “sky-high debts” and “growing external imbalances”. The army chief was also given a briefing on the “real picture” of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its intended benefits

  • Remembering the October 18 attack on Benazir Bhutto

    October 18, 2017 3:55 AM 2

    October 18, 2007 will be remembered as one of the bloodiest days in Pakistan’s history under a military dictator—General Pervez Musharraf. The occasion was the triumphant return home of Pakistan’s only hope for democracy, peace, progress and prosperity — Benazir Bhutto — after eight long years of exile. It was a bloody attempt engineered by the dictator