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  • In anticipation: Home department finalises stringent security measures

    November 22, 2013 1:51 AM 15

    Offici­als to arrang­e aerial and CCTV survei­llance, inflam­matory slogan­s disall­owed. As protests are expected across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on November 22 (today) and 23, the Home and Tribal Affairs Department has drawn up stringent security plans to avoid any possibility of violence or chaos. After the drone strike in Hangu Thursday morning and the recent

  • Army, rangers to be deployed in 13 districts of Punjab  

    November 21, 2013 9:09 PM 11

    RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army and rangers personnel would be deployed in 13 sensitive districts of Punjab including Rawalpindi on Friday to maintain law and order situation while imposition of section 144 would also be ensured across the province. According to Punjab government spokesman, indiscriminatory action would be taken against provocative content

  • At UN, Pakistan pledges to facilitate Afghan peace process for regional stability

    November 21, 2013 8:41 PM 15

    UNITED NATIONS: Reaffirming Pakistan's commitment to a peaceful and stable Afghanistan, a top Pakistani diplomat told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday that Islamabad would play a facilitating role in the Afghan reconciliation process, as the 193-member body adopted a resolution on the situation in that war-torn country. At the same time, Ambassador

  • Beyond the opprobrium, realism rules

    November 21, 2013 8:41 PM 89

    The old narrat­ive is unsust­ainabl­e; a new one, along nation­alist lines, will unite the anxiou­s and probin­g Pakist­anis. It seems to have been a ‘tale full of sound and fury,’ and to borrow further from Shakespeare ‘signifying nothing’. The government’s extended and very audible opprobrium, against the death — by a drone that Washington sent — of the Tehreek-i-Taliban

  • Missing persons: Interior Ministry confirms handover of 6 missing men

    November 21, 2013 8:41 PM 30

    Law office­r tells court the minist­ry has no knowle­dge of their wherea­bouts. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday confirmed to the Lahore High Court that the six detainees released by US authorities from the Bagram prison had been handed over to Pakistani authorities on November 16. The ministry’s counsel told the court that it could only confirm

  • Rangers arrest 27 criminals from Karachi areas  

    November 21, 2013 6:27 PM 14

    KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Thursday arrested 27 criminals in different raids in various parts of the city. According to Rangers spokesman Maj Syed Sibtain, targeted raids were conducted in Lyari, Abul Hassan Isphani Road area, 100 Quarters, Gulshan-e-Mazdoor, North Karachi, Nazimabad, Frontier Colony, Fawara Chowk, Shah Faisal Colony, Morio Khan Goth and Dak Khana

  • Wafaqul Madaris announces countrywide protest against Pindi incident  

    November 21, 2013 5:43 PM 31

    ISLAMABAD: Wafaqul Madaris al-Arabia has announced a countrywide protest against Rawalpindi incident. All the educational institutes in the garrison city will remain closed while a rally would be taken out which would start from Lal Mosque and culminate at the Islamabad’s National Press Club after Friday prayers. Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) chief Ahmed

  • More people to people contact between India-Pakistan needed: Indian envoy

    November 21, 2013 4:57 PM 20

    Indian high commis­sioner says there is need for proces­s-based approa­ch to take relati­ons forwar­d in a positi­ve way. ISLAMABAD: Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan TCA Raghavan said on Thursday that there is a need for a process-based approach to take the agenda of India-Pakistan relations forward in a positive way, Radio Pakistan reported

  • Police pass the buck as panel probes Pindi fiasco  

    November 21, 2013 4:53 PM 12

    RAWALPINDI: Senior police officers in Rawalpindi have started shifting the responsibly of Rawalpindi fiasco, which saw 10 people killed while a mosque and a number of shops torched on last Friday, to each other. Zaeem Iqbal Sheikh, former Regional Police Officer of Rawalpindi, told a fact finding committee that SSP Operations and other officers had not played

  • Imran Khan tells PM

    November 21, 2013 4:27 PM 23

    Chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and urged him to take a firm stand against US missile strikes inside Pakistan adding that time has come to stop playing on both sides of the wicket. Addressing a press conference here‚ he strongly condemned drone attack in Hangu and said Thursday’s