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  • The bank job: Robbers loot Rs270,000 in second bank heist of the year

    January 20, 2014 11:19 PM 8

    Police offici­als suspec­t the involv­ement of the securi­ty guards and a cashie­r in the heist. At least three armed robbers succeeded in looting around Rs270,000 from a branch of Advans Pakistan Microfinance Bank at Gole Market, Nazimabad, on Monday. The incident occurred at approximately 11:40am when three dacoits entered the branch and held the staffers

  • PM urges new era of strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia

    January 20, 2014 9:36 PM 12

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia need to start a new era of strategic relationship to further broaden and deepen the existing cordial bilateral relations. The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to Prince Suleman Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Defence Minister of Saudi Arabia who called

  • Raja rejects demand to disband CII

    January 20, 2014 9:14 PM 25

    ISLAMABAD: Leader of the House in Senate, Raja Zafar-ul-Haq Monday rejected all the arguments made by members of the House for disbanding the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII). Raja Zafar-ul-Haq said as the legislation was a continuous process the work of Council of Islamic Ideology will also continue. He said it was wrong to say that the task of the Council

  • Superior judiciary: Panel begins consultation on judges’ appointment

    January 20, 2014 8:50 PM 8

    Parlia­mentar­y Commit­tee seeks advice from lawyer­s and former judges. Parliamentary Committee on Judges’ Appointment has started consultation with the representatives of lawyers and retired judges for making the appointment procedure for superior court judges ‘transparent and effective’. Sources said the committee has decided to bring changes in judges’

  • Sharjeel Memon

    January 20, 2014 6:32 PM 13

    KARACHI: Sindh Government would establish more industrial zones to boost up economic activities in the province. This was stated by Provincial Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Mmon while talking to the newsmen after a meeting with the officials of SITE Association here on Monday. He said that on-going targeted operation against

  • Pakistan 'disappointed' with US aid being linked to Shakil Afridi's detention

    January 20, 2014 6:26 PM 13

    MoFA says any linkag­e of assist­ance to Afridi's case is not in keepin­g with spirit of cooper­ation betwee­n Pakist­an-US. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday expressed disappointment over the Consolidated Appropriations Bill 2014 approved by the US Congress, which links $33 million in assistance to Dr Shakil Afridi’s detention. According to a statement

  • CM KP condemns suicide bomb in Rawalpindi

    January 20, 2014 2:38 PM 8

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has strongly condemned the suicide bomb blast that took place at RA Bazar Rawalpindi on Monday morning. He prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls of the security personnel, civilians and early recovery of the injured. In his message of condolence he has deplored that innocent Pakistanis

  • NA-69 election: Hamza and Imran lead campaigns

    January 20, 2014 1:31 PM 19

    Both partie­s have schedu­led public gather­ings in Khusha­b on Januar­y 20. A victory in Khushab, adjacent to Mianwali [Imran Khan’s hometown], would be significant for the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz. It would also help the PML-N counter Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s claims of rigging in the May 11 elections, party officials told The Express Tribune

  • Four killed, three injured in Karachi violence

    January 20, 2014 11:03 AM 16

    KARACHI: Four people were killed whereas three others were injured in different incidents of violence in Karachi on Monday, DawnNews reported. Three trussed-up bodies were discovered near Wilayat Shah Mazaar in Malir. According to the police, the victims had been tortured before being shot dead. On receiving a tip-off, police recovered the bodies and later

  • Extraordinary situation demands extraordinary steps: PM  

    January 20, 2014 10:59 AM 15

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday said that extraordinary steps were needed in extraordinary situation, adding the government would take all necessary measures to wipe out the menace of terrorism, Geo News reported. The prime minister made this statement after the conclusion of a special meeting of the federal cabinet here. Giving a thorough