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  • COAS urges traders to capitalise on secure environment

    January 12, 2019 12:00 AM 10

    RAWALPINDI: A delegation of business community met the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Karachi, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Friday. The COAS apprised the business community about improving the overall security situation, especially in Karachi. The army chief asked the community to capitalise on the current

  • Judicial activism not aggression: CJP

    January 12, 2019 12:00 AM 16

    LAHORE: The Chief Justice, Mian Saqib Nisar, on Friday once again defended judicial activism, saying it was not aimed at clipping the wings of any individual or institution. “Judicial activism was never meant to interfere in the jurisdiction of other institutions or to humiliate anyone. It was not an aggression,” the CJP said. Speaking at a farewell

  • COAS General Bajwa meets business community in Karachi

    January 11, 2019 4:41 PM 11

    KARACHI: A delegation of business community met Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa at Karachi. Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, the Army Chief apprised the Business Community about improving security situation of the country especially Karachi. General Bajwa asked the community to capitalise on the environment and assist in economic

  • India aided terrorist attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi: police

    January 11, 2019 12:39 PM 17

    KARACHI: The attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi was 'planned in Afghanistan and carried out with the help of Indian intel agency', City Police Chief Dr Amir Shaikh said Friday. Briefing media on the investigations made in the attack that took place on Nov 23, Shaikh said that five terrorists involved in the attack on the foreign mission have been arrested

  • In a first, Sikh officer appointed as Punjab Governor PRO

    January 11, 2019 9:28 AM 12

    LAHORE: For the first time an official from the minority Sikh community has been appointed as Public Relations Officer at the Punjab Governor House. Before being appointed at the key post in an important public office in the provincial capital Lahore, Pooran Sindh Arwara was working as District Information Officer in Nankana Sahab. Recently, Prime Minister

  • FC Balochistan kills two terrorists

    January 11, 2019 7:10 AM 12

    RAWALPINDI: Two terrorists have been killed in intelligence based operations in different parts of Balochistan, ISPR said in a statement on Friday. The operations were conducted by Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan on suspected terrorist hideouts in Kalat, Kharan, Maiwand areas of the province, according to the statement. " Weapons and ammunition including

  • Elderly man killed by stepson over two-acre land in Sukkur

    January 11, 2019 7:10 AM 19

    SUKKUR: An elderly man was killed on Thursday night at the hands of his stepson over greed for inheritance, reported Geo.tv. According to the report the 70-year-old man identified as Datar Dino was shot dead during sleep by his stepson, Muhammad Nawaz in Sukkur’s Saleh Pat area. Before confessing to the crime, Nawaz had placed the blame of the entire

  • Al-Azizia sentence: IHC to hear Nawaz’s appeal on 21st

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 15

    fix the earliest date possible for hearing Nawaz’ petition. Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik had sentenced Nawaz to seven years in jail along with imposition of a fine of $25 million in Al-Azizia reference on Dec 24, 2018. However, he acquitted him in the Flagship Investment reference. Nawaz Sharif has challenged the Accountability Court-II decision

  • Unlicenced religious TV channels mushrooming on cable

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 14

    LAHORE: Unlicenced religious television channels have been mushrooming on the cable networks for the last some years. According to sources in Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), at least 21 religious channels are continuing their transmission on the cable currently without obtaining a licence. Twelve of them are Christian religious

  • Corruption case: PPP leaders Alamgir, Asma indicted

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 11

    PESHAWAR: An accountability court on Thursday indicted PPP leader and former federal minister for communications Dr Arbab Alamgir and his wife Asma Alamgir, a former MNA. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed a reference against the couple for allegedly accumulating assets worth Rs332 million which were beyond their known sources of income