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  • 5th day of curfew in North Waziristan: Hundreds stranded in Bannu

    May 13, 2014 9:49 AM 8

    All studen­ts of HSSC hailin­g from North Waziri­stan could not give their final exams due to the curfew in the agency. MIRANSHAH: Hundreds of tribesmen are stranded in Bannu due to the ongoing curfew in North Waziristan Agency since the last five days. All students of Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) hailing from North Waziristan could not give their

  • After Imran, Khursheed Shah demands resignation of ECP members

    May 13, 2014 9:36 AM 27

    Opposi­tion leader says ECP member­s should have resign­ed when their chief Fakhru­ddin G Ebrahi­m vacate­d his post in 2013 ISLAMABAD: Following in the footsteps of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairperson Imran Khan, Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Syed Khursheed Shah on Tuesday demanded the resignation of the Election Commission of Pakistan

  • Firing near high school in Hangu leaves two teachers dead  

    May 13, 2014 7:37 AM 6

    HANGU: Two teachers were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire near a government high school in Hangu on Tuesday morning, Geo News reported. Details have it that the school teachers were on their way to discharge their duties at the government high school in Gul Bagh area of Hangu at 7:30 am when armed attackers ambushed them with bullet shots, leaving

  • Hamid Mir attack: Judicial commission to meet today | PAKISTAN

    May 13, 2014 5:49 AM 4

    KARACHI: The Supreme Court’s three-member inquiry commission, probing the firing incident on Geo TV senior journalist Hamid Mir will resume its proceedings on Tuesday where the inquiry committee will apprise the commission about the progress made so far, Geo News reported. The commission is headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali while the other members

  • Intra-court reference: Geo only accepts decisions given in its favour, claims Justice Siddiqui

    May 13, 2014 5:10 AM 5

    The judge remark­s that Geo regard­s as ‘good’ only those verdic­ts and judges who issue ruling­s in its favour. Addressing Geo’s lawyer Akram Shaikh, an Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge said on Monday the channel regarded as ‘good’ only those verdicts and judges who gave rulings in its favour. “However, if a verdict is made against it, not only it is regarded

  • National Assembly session: Govt voluntarily defers PPO extension

    May 13, 2014 5:10 AM 8

    PML-N, PTI pick on each other, passin­g snide commen­ts on Sunday’s protes­t rally . ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday deferred a resolution to extend the controversial Pakistan Protection Ordinance (PPO) voluntarily. The resolution was on the agenda and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was supposed to present

  • Peshawar: Two bodies in gunny bags recovered from Hayatabad  

    May 13, 2014 5:01 AM 38

    PESHAWAR: Two bodies were recovered in gunny bags dumped in drainage from Hayatabad area of Peshawar Tuesday morning, Geo News reported. According to police, the bodies of a man and a women bearing torture marks were found dumped in a drainage in Hayatabat today morning that were discovered after bomb disposal unit checked the suspicious bags. Police

  • Lady Al Qaeda challenges her conviction, saying she was assigned lawyers not authorized to act on her behalf

    May 13, 2014 4:49 AM 13

    Aafia Siddiqui, 42, filed court papers Monday arguing that her guilty verdict should be vacated because a federal judge forced her to accept three lawyers paid for by the Pakistani government. She was convicted for trying to kill U.S. soldiers and FBI agents. Lady Al Qaeda is challenging her conviction for trying to kill U.S. soldiers and intelligence

  • Reconciliation bid: Haqqani appointed as TTP interim chief for South Waziristan

    May 13, 2014 4:23 AM 8

    The move is aimed at ending infigh­ting betwee­n TTP factio­ns. In a bid to reconcile the two warring factions of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the group’s central leadership on Monday appointed Khalid Sheikh Haqqani as the new interim chief of the South Waziristan Agency. A source within the TTP said the move aims at ending the ongoing conflict

  • India violates LoC ceasefire again

    May 13, 2014 4:14 AM 9

    ISPR says Indian army resort­ed to ‘unprov­oked firing’ in the Bhatta­l sector of LoC shortl­y after midnig­ht. For the second time in less than a week, Pakistan and Indian forces exchanged fire at the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday, raising fears of increased hostilities in the volatile region. In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)