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  • KP Govt suggests April 30 for holding local bodies’ elections: CM

    March 5, 2014 4:45 PM 16

    PESHAWAR: Chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak has said that all preparations including delimitations have been completed for local bodies' polls and April 30 has been proposed to the Supreme Court for the purpose. "Now in light of the directives of the apex court the provincial government is fully prepared for any date fixed by the Election

  • Imam-e-Kaba’s special message to be conveyed to the Taliban

    March 5, 2014 3:39 PM 16

    ISLAMABAD-Taliban’s Chief negotiator, Maulana Samiul Haq, is likely to convey a message of Imam-e-Kaba Sheikh Saleh bin Hameed, to the hardliner militant. He has urged them to adopt the path of dialogue rather than armed struggle in pursuit of their demands in Pakistan. Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-S) Maulana Samiul Haq, went to Saudi Arabia to perform

  • IED blast kills six FC troops in Hangu

    March 5, 2014 3:09 PM 18

    PESHAWAR: An improvised explosive device targeting a paramilitary convey of FC in Hangu district on Wednesday martyred six troops and injured eight others, official sources said. The IED planted by terrorists on roadside, went-off when a FC convey reached at Warmagai area of Hangu district. The injured were shifted to the nearby hospital for treatment

  • Court boycott continues on day two across Sindh

    March 5, 2014 1:38 PM 16

    The attack in Islama­bad distri­ct courts has brough­t legal activi­ty to a halt. KARACHI / SUKKUR: Court proceedings remained suspended for the second consecutive day as the legal fraternity boycotted work to protest the terrorist attack in Islamabad. Hundreds of cases that were fixed before the courts could not be taken up due to the absence of lawyers

  • Driven by poverty: Mother kills her two children in Lahore

    March 5, 2014 1:34 PM 32

    Father is allege­dly a drug addict who did not provid­e for the family. LAHORE: The police have arrested a couple in Johar Town on Wednesday for killing their two children – an eight-month-old baby boy and a two-year-old girl – after a quarrel over monetary constraints. According to police, the woman, Bisma, killed the children following an argument

  • Fed up with starvation, mother kills children in Lahore | PAKISTAN

    March 5, 2014 11:35 AM 13

    LAHORE: A mother fed up with starvation, hunger and poverty allegedly killed her two children in Johar Town area on Wednesday here, Geo News reported. Police said the accused strangulated her 8-month-old son and 2-year-old daughter to death. The accused mother, a resident of E Block, Johar Town in her statement to the police said that her husband was an addict

  • Pakistan Hangu soldiers killed as talks due to resume

    March 5, 2014 11:02 AM 13

    At least six Pakistani soldiers have been killed in a bombing in the north-west, as violence continues despite an apparent ceasefire with militants. The military said another eight people were injured in the blast targeting a security convoy near Hangu, 110km (70 miles) south-west of Peshawar. It is the first attack on security forces this month, and comes

  • Govt., Taliban committees meet at Akhora Khatak  

    March 5, 2014 8:09 AM 13

    AKHORA KHATTAK: The deadlock in the talks between the government and the Taliban negotiation committees at last ended as the two sides sat together, exchanged greetings and started discussing matters relating to the restoration of talks at Akhora Khattak on Wednesday. While the government committee is reported to have submitted some new proposals to the prime

  • Kashmiri students suspended in India for 'supporting Pakistan' in cricket

    March 5, 2014 6:54 AM 16

    A university in northern India has temporarily suspended more than 60 students from Indian-administered Kashmir for allegedly supporting Pakistan in a cricket match, reports say. Pakistan forced India's exit from the ongoing Asia Cup in a nail-biting finish on Sunday. Emotions run high both on and off the field whenever the neighbouring countries play a cricket

  • Talks with Taliban: Govt. committee to go to Akhora Khattak today | PAKISTAN

    March 5, 2014 5:35 AM 15

    ISLAMABAD: The possibility of the restoration of talks with the Taliban will be explored, as the government committee plans to go to Akhora Khattak today, Geo News reported. Coordinator government committee, Irfan Siddiqui said that he was unaware of the news relating to the disassociation of Major (retired) Amir from the committee. Irfan Siddiqui said that the government