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  • Shahbaz stresses on women role in progress of Pakistan  

    March 24, 2014 10:36 AM 8

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has stated that if the metro bus project could be launched in 11 months, the obsolete system could also be changed, Geo News reported. Addressing the convocation of Lahore College of Women University here Monday, Shahbaz Sharif asked the girls to play their due role after completing their studies. He said the country

  • Five more children die of starvation in Thar; death toll crosses 200

    March 24, 2014 7:56 AM 6

    Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah has paid four visits to Tharparkar since the calamity surfaced, but the number of deaths is still relentless. The cause of deaths of children is said to be starvation and lack of provision of medical care to the affected people. The latest deaths are reported in the Mithi town, where fair distribution of relief goods

  • No compromise on prisoners’ transfers from Karachi jails: Sharjeel  

    March 24, 2014 7:07 AM 10

    KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister, Sharjeel Memon Monday said that no compromise would be made on all those prisoners monitoring the crimes sitting in the Karachi jails and were transferred to other jails far outside Karachi, Geo News reported. Talking to media outside the Sindh Assembly, Sharjeel Memon said that JSQM leader Maqsood Quraishi’s murder

  • Spate of Thar children’s death doesn’t stop as one more dies | PAKISTAN

    March 24, 2014 6:32 AM 11

    THARPARKAR: The spate of children’s death could not completely stop as one more child suffering from malnutrition died at Mithi Civil Hosptal, taking the death toll to 193 during a brief period of three and a half months, Geo News reported on Monday here. Sources said that although the number of child patient coming to the Mithi Civil Hospital has dropped

  • Patriotic pride: Pakistan Day celebrated zealously across K-P, FATA

    March 24, 2014 5:31 AM 104

    Defenc­e exhibi­tion held at Army Stadiu­m with 21 canon salute. PESHAWAR / DI KHAN / KHAR: A defence exhibition was held in Army Stadium Peshawar on Sunday to mark Pakistan Day. The event was inaugurated by corps commander Lieutenant General Khalid Rabbani. The day started with a salute of 21 canons, after which a large number of people visited the exhibition

  • In limbo: JUI-F ministers may win portfolios after 2-month wait

    March 24, 2014 4:44 AM 8

    Govt, party have reache­d agreem­ent: JUI-F spokes­person. In the race to snap up ministry portfolios, two JUI-F members are inching closer to the finish line, two months after taking oath as members of the federal cabinet. Party spokesperson Jan Achakzai told The Express Tribune that the announcement will be made ‘within days’ and notifications from two ministries

  • 12 killed as bus falls into ravine in Murree

    March 24, 2014 4:00 AM 24

    MURREE/ISLAMABAD: At least 12 people were killed and six others sustained injuries when a passenger van fell into a ravine here at Salgran on Sunday, police said. The van was coming down to Rawalpindi from the Aliyot area in Murree when it plunged during into the ravine during heavy rain.Traffic police and Rescue 1122 officials said the dead included

  • Taliban are our brothers but no Shariah at gunpoint: Munawar

    March 24, 2014 4:00 AM 10

    KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Munawar Hasan has urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to move towards Shariah. He said the Taliban are ‘our brothers’ but Shariah cannot be enforced at gunpoint. He said the military operation against the Taliban is not a solution to terrorism and holding dialogue is the only way for the restoration of peace in the country

  • 683 water plants to be installed across Thar, says Bilawal

    March 24, 2014 2:12 AM 10

    KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Peoples Party, has said the Sindh government is installing 683 solar-powered reverse osmosis plants in drought-hit areas of Thar and other arid regions to provide 10,000 gallons of safe drinking water daily. “As the world observes the International Water Day today, we reiterate our commitment

  • Iqbal Zafar Jhagra injured in traffic mishap

    March 24, 2014 2:06 AM 22

    JHANG- Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Iqbal Zafar Jhagra's car rammed into a stationary tractor trolley leaving him and three others on board the car injured today. Police said that Iqbal Zafar Jhagra was on his way back after attending a wedding ceremony in Multan, when his car rammed into a stationary trolley on the road near Doli Shaheed