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  • Senate passes resolution binding prime minister to attend house session

    April 14, 2014 4:37 PM 7

    Cyber Securi­ty Counci­l Bill tabled in Senate, Mini-Marsha­ll Plan for FATA to be introd­uced. The Senate on Monday adopted a resolution making it mandatory for the Prime Minister to attend the Senate session at least once a week, Express News reported. Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Senator Tahir Mashhadi had submitted a resolution in the senate secretariat

  • Difference emerge between TTP groups  

    April 14, 2014 3:32 PM 5

    ISLAMABAD: Difference between two groups of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have come to the forefront. Spokesman of the TTP Hakimullah Mehsud group, Haji Daud said Monday that Khan Saeed Sajna wanted to seize control of South Waziristan. Daud added that he was opposed to Sajna’s steps. The TTP Hakimullah group spokesman further said he had complete

  • Balochistan issue worsened from one corpse to mass graves: Akhtar Mengal  

    April 14, 2014 3:04 PM 8

    KARACHI: Leader of Balochistan National Party (BNP), Akhtar Mengal Monday said although the government has changed, the situation of Balochistan continues to remain the same. “The situation has worsened from one corpse to mass graves,” he lamented while talking to media alongside Mohajir Qaumi Movement (MQM-H) Afaq Ahmed after their meeting here. Menagal

  • Attack on NATO trucks near Peshawar kills driver: officials

    April 14, 2014 12:50 PM 8

    Three trucks were attack­ed at three differ­ent locati­ons in Jamrud distri­ct, the two other driver­s were injure­d. PESHAWAR: Gunmen in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) on Monday attacked container trucks carrying supplies to Nato troops in Afghanistan, killing a driver, officials said. The violence took place around 25 kilometres west of Peshawar, according

  • Opposition to present amendment over PM’s persistent absence from Senate  

    April 14, 2014 11:26 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: The continued absence of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif from the Senate ever since he assumed the coveted office has urged the Opposition parties to introduce an amendment in the Senate rules, Geo News reported on Monday. According to sources, the proposed amendment in Senate rule 61 will bound Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend the session

  • Man arrested again for cannibalism in Bhakkar  

    April 14, 2014 10:07 AM 6

    BHAKKAR: A man who had earlier been sentenced for cannibalism along with his brother was once again arrested by police here on Monday. Police conducted a raid at the residence of Arif and Zaman on a tip off from their neighbours and recovered the head of a child. Arif was arrested while Zaman remains at large and police are conducted raids for his arrest

  • Man kidnaps three children, kills two in Murree  

    April 14, 2014 9:20 AM 42

    MURREE: A man identified as Nadeem has been accused of murdering two of his nephews and critically injuring another here on Monday. According to SSP Operations, Mian Maqbool a man murdered two of his abducted nephews in a suburban area in the jurisdiction of Murree police station. The third child was found injured and was identified as Zain Ali. Zain told police

  • US awards scholarships to 100 students from KP, FATA | PAKISTAN

    April 14, 2014 9:15 AM 7

    ISLAMABAD: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded scholarships to 100 talented students enrolled in the two-year Associate Degree in Education (ADE) and four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA. “We are delighted to see such bright students from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA who have dedicated themselves

  • Khyber Agency political agent claims only 7 left abducted  

    April 14, 2014 8:23 AM 8

    KHYBER AGENCY: Contradictory reports being received as regards the release of abductees out of over 100 kidnapped two days ago by the terrorists for organizing a grand fair here, Geo News reported. The kidnappers said that they have still over 60 abductees in their custody, while the Khyber Agency Political Agent claimed that only 7 abductees yet to be released

  • SC rejects contempt petition against Musharraf

    April 14, 2014 8:23 AM 4

    ISLAMABAD- The Supreme Court rejected an application today submitted by a petitioner against former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, pertaining to the removal of his name from the Exit Control List. Maulvi Iqbal Haider had filed a contempt of court petition in the apex court against the Former President. The petitioner presented his stance