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  • Four police shot dead in Karachi

    February 3, 2014 5:12 PM 9

    KARACHI: Gunmen on motorcycles late Monday shot dead four policemen in Karachi, police said. The incident occurred in Ibrahim Hyderi area, a poor neighbourhood in the eastern part of the port city where the policemen were on duty. “The attackers came on motorcycles, they opened fire on the police and fled away,” senior police official Munir Shaikh told AFP, adding

  • Respect Pakistan’s regional security interests, Ch. Nisar tells US envoy

    February 3, 2014 4:26 PM 10

    Olson says US will remain engage­d with Pakist­an and Afghan­istan even after the 2014 draw down. ISLAMABAD: With the US expected to draw down troops in Afghanistan in 2014, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told the American ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson that Pakistan’s interests in regional security in the post-2014 scenario must be respected

  • Sindh assembly passes anti-graffiti bill

    February 3, 2014 3:44 PM 27

    KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly here Monday passed the Prevention of Defacement of Property Bill, 2013, aimed at to make the wall of public and private properties in Sindh province free from graffiti. Sindh law minister Dr Sikandro Mandhro presented the bill for consideration. All parliamentary parties in Sindh assembly welcomed the bill; however, Muttahida

  • JUI-F Chief refuses to take part in dialogue process

    February 3, 2014 2:24 PM 7

    ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) head Maulana Fazlur Rehman dissociated him or his party member from ongoing dialogue process between government and TTP. Addressing a press conference on Monday he said that JUI-F would not join the current dialogue process. He said that decision was taken unanimously by the JUI-F members. ‘I pray for the success

  • Dialogue overture: TTP names five intermediaries for peace talks

    February 3, 2014 11:19 AM 4

    Nomina­ted men are Prof Mohamm­ad Ibrahi­m, Maulan­a Samiul Haq, Mufti Kifaya­tullah, Maulan­a Abdul Aziz and Imran Khan. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has proposed the names of five senior political and religious figures to act as intermediaries between them and a committee formed by the government for peace talks. The announcement came a day after

  • Committees will move dialogue process forward: PM | PAKISTAN

    February 3, 2014 11:10 AM 9

    LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Monday that the dialogue process would be moved forward by the committees formed by the government and Taliban. The prime minister told reporters that he was personally overseeing the dialogue process. Prime Minister Sharif added members of the Taliban committee were respected. “We want to solve Pakistan’s problems

  • Six police officers injured in PM's convoy accident

    February 3, 2014 9:13 AM 14

    Two cars from Nawaz Sharif's convoy collid­ed with each other after a tyre burst. LAHORE: Two cars in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s convoy collided, thereby injuring six police officers, Express News reported on Monday. The collision occurred as the PM was leaving Alhamra Hall, Lahore, where he had been meeting senior journalists. According to initial

  • Onset of first rainy spell of Feb, two more likely

    February 3, 2014 9:06 AM 6

    LAHORE: Widespread rain is expected in most parts of the country, including provincial capital (Lahore, Sargodha and Gujranwala divisions) during the next 24 hours. According to local Met office, rain would continue till Wednesday while, two more spells are also expected during this month. Widespread rain occurred at isolated places in upper Punjab which

  • Showing opposition: JUI-F decides to extend protests

    February 3, 2014 5:36 AM 19

    Party chalks out schedu­le from Februa­ry 23 to March 2. After taking stock of its political sway in Peshawar with a massive rally against the provincial government last week, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has issued a schedule for protests at divisional levels across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). This was decided in a party meeting at the JUI-F’s

  • Ban relief: Twin cities’ bike enthusiasts get day in the sun

    February 3, 2014 3:37 AM 10

    Traffi­c police arrang­e event in connec­tion with its eighth annive­rsary celebr­ations. Around 80 heavy bikes from the twin cities roared on roads in the capital city to participate in a rally arranged by none other than the traffic police themselves. The “road safety” heavy bike rally, organised by the Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) on Sunday in connection