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  • 660 Riphah grads receive degrees

    December 22, 2013 2:03 AM 8

    RAWALPINDI - President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the government is fully committed to the cause of education and is undertaking all possible measures to make education affordable and accessible to all people of the country. "Education is one of the main contributing factors to address the challenges being faced by Pakistan. It is the only key to success

  • Rasheed poses razor-sharp questions to Imran  

    December 21, 2013 10:05 PM 11

    LAHORE: In reaction to PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s announcement to hold a protest demonstration in Lahore on Sunday, Federal Information Minister, Pervaiz Rasheed unrolled a long list of critical questions relating to PTI’s performance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In a statement issued on Saturday, Pervaiz Rasheed posed the following questions: “Has Imran Khan deployed

  • CJ takes notice of rape of 12-year-old girl in Karachi

    December 21, 2013 4:47 PM 20

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani took notice of a media report on Saturday regarding rape of a 12-year-old girl allegedly by her neighbours in Karachi. Quoting the report, a press release issued by the Supreme Court said the girl was subjected to rape when she was standing outside her house in dark during power failure when was abducted

  • Imran

    December 21, 2013 4:30 PM 7

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, Imran Khan Saturday said an incremental increase in military action will lead to a large scale military operation with revenge attacks and ensuing increase in chaos, militancy and terrorism. In a statement issued here Imran Khan demanded the government to inform the nation if it intends to start a military operation

  • Bus full of passengers falls into 100ft ravine near Islamabad

    December 21, 2013 3:29 PM 9

    Chief of Traffi­c Police says 25 people have been pulled from the wrecka­ge, shifte­d to hospit­als. ISLAMABAD: A child was killed as a passenger bus with at least 25 people on board, fell into a 100 ft ravine near Aaro Khas, Islamabad on Saturday evening, Express News reported. The bus was travelling back from Murree to Islamabad when it fell into a ravine

  • ISPR

    December 21, 2013 2:00 PM 5

    PESHAWAR: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif has reiterated full support to the Government led ongoing peace process. He however, emphasized that terrorist attacks will not be tolerated and will be responded effectively, said an ISPR press release issued here Saturday. General Raheel Sharif paid a maiden visit to the Corps Headquarters

  • NA Speaker lauds efforts of Sri Lankan govt for combating terrorism

    December 21, 2013 12:55 PM 33

    ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq lauded efforts of the Sri Lankan government in defeating the menace of terrorism from its soil. In a courtesy call on with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo, the Speaker said Pakistan and Sri Lanka are historically bonded in a relationship of trust, mutual respect and deep friendship

  • Govt silent on Imran’s polio initiative

    December 21, 2013 11:03 AM 16

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s decision to lead the anti-polio campaign in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and open the latest drive from hometown of Maulana Samiul Haq has put the federal government in a fix. The health ministry and the prime minister’s focal person on polio have not spoken on the development so far. Last week, soon after

  • Polio worker shot dead in Khyber Agency

    December 21, 2013 9:28 AM 13

    KHYBER AGENCY: Unknown militants gunned down a polio worker in the Jamrud Tehsil area of Khyber Agency on Saturday, officials said. The polio worker Galiab was attacked in the Ghundi area of Jamrud Tehsil. He was severely wounded and was shifted to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The Assistant Political Agent of the area, Jehangir

  • Security plan for Islamabad Chehlum given final shape  

    December 21, 2013 6:30 AM 8

    ISLAMABAD: Police have finalized an elaborate security plan on the occasion of Chehlum in the capital city here, Geo News reported Saturday. Police sources said that the 12 Imambagahs and 13 Churches in the city would be provided special security, while a strong contingent of 2,000 security men would be deployed at the Chehlum procession. Besides, a 50-member