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  • Ex-interior minister calls on Sindh CM

    December 31, 2013 9:37 PM 4

    KARACHI: Ex- federal minister for interior A. Rehman Malik called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali at the CM House here on Tuesday. According to a handout, both the leaders discussed over all political situation and exchanged their views. Malik lauded the efforts of Sindh Government for maintaining law and order in the province.

  • Controversial interview: Army should clear its position on Musharraf, says Khursheed Shah

    December 31, 2013 9:36 PM 15

    Case due to resume on Januar­y 1, but Mushar­raf said he had not yet decide­d whethe­r or not he would attend. Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Monday demanded that the army explain its position with reference to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s statement, in which he had claimed the army was upset over his trial

  • Accidental?: MQM MPA Arshad Vohra survives bomb attack

    December 31, 2013 8:38 PM 4

    Vohra was attack­ed while he was on his way from his house in PECHS societ­y to his factor­y. MQM’s MPA Arshad Vohra escaped from a bomb attack near Siemens Chowrangi in SITE area. He was allegedly attacked ten minutes after unidentified gunmen killed senior police inspector, Baharuddin Babar. Vohra was attacked while he was on his way from his house

  • Gas related blasts wound ten in Rawalpindi

    December 31, 2013 8:13 PM 5

    RAWALPINDI: At least ten people were wounded in separate gas-related explosions on Tuesday in Rawalpindi, DawnNews reported. A gas-cylinder exploded in a house situated in Rehmatabad area of Rawalpindi injuring five persons, including two women and three children. Rescue 1122 personnel reached the blast site and shifted the victims to Civil hospital

  • Pakistan’s leadership deficit

    December 31, 2013 5:51 PM 15

    Dynast­ic politi­cs, based on person­ality cults, must yield to merito­cracy and equali­ty of opport­unity. It is clear that Pakistan’s two major political parties, the PPP and the PML-N, have already revealed their future leaders from among the family clan — Bilawal Bhutto Zardari by the PPP, and Hamza Shahbaz and Mariam Nawaz by the PML-N. All these

  • Altaf hopes new year to be good omen for country

    December 31, 2013 5:36 PM 4

    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain in his message on the occasion of commencement of the new year 2014 has expressed hope that the new year would be a positive omen for the country. In a statement issued by his party here on Monday, he said that he had always prayed for the country. He said that the year 2014 could turn out as a tough

  • Blast in Peshawar kills 3, injures 4 others

    December 31, 2013 3:01 PM 4

    Explos­ion occurr­ed in a ricksh­aw in a reside­ntial area in Budbhe­r, Tauhee­dabad. PESHAWAR: A bomb blast in a rickhsaw in Garhi Khan Sher, Budbher area of Peshawar killed at least three people and injured four others on Tuesday. Police confirmed that the vehicle was carrying an explosive device, venturing on to say that terrorists were probably transporting

  • Lt. Haris Usman's body recovered in Islamabad  

    December 31, 2013 10:18 AM 35

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan army lieutenant’s body was found hanging with ceiling fan on Tuesday here, Geo News reported. Police said that Pak army Lt. Haris Usman’s body hanging with a ceiling was found from his residence located in Sector I-8 here. Evidently, it looks like an incident of committing suicide, however it was being investigated from different

  • 11 journalists killed in Pakistan in 2013: Report

    December 31, 2013 8:52 AM 27

    Report states five of them were killed while coveri­ng bomb blasts, six others lost their lives in target­ed killin­gs. KARACHI: Eleven journalists were killed in 2013, according to a report released by the Media Monitoring Cell of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE). The report stated that five of the journalists were martyred when they were covering

  • Nawaz asks Samiul Haq to help with peace talks

    December 31, 2013 7:47 AM 6

    JUI-S chief says change in govern­ment polici­es can bring the Taliba­n to negoti­ation. ISLAMABAD: In his attempt to revive the process of peace talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its affiliates, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked Samiul Haq to help in bringing the militant groups to the negotiation table, Express News reported on Tuesday