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  • Wafaqul Madaris announces countrywide protest against Pindi incident  

    November 21, 2013 5:43 PM 39

    ISLAMABAD: Wafaqul Madaris al-Arabia has announced a countrywide protest against Rawalpindi incident. All the educational institutes in the garrison city will remain closed while a rally would be taken out which would start from Lal Mosque and culminate at the Islamabad’s National Press Club after Friday prayers. Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) chief Ahmed

  • More people to people contact between India-Pakistan needed: Indian envoy

    November 21, 2013 4:57 PM 27

    Indian high commis­sioner says there is need for proces­s-based approa­ch to take relati­ons forwar­d in a positi­ve way. ISLAMABAD: Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan TCA Raghavan said on Thursday that there is a need for a process-based approach to take the agenda of India-Pakistan relations forward in a positive way, Radio Pakistan reported

  • Police pass the buck as panel probes Pindi fiasco  

    November 21, 2013 4:53 PM 18

    RAWALPINDI: Senior police officers in Rawalpindi have started shifting the responsibly of Rawalpindi fiasco, which saw 10 people killed while a mosque and a number of shops torched on last Friday, to each other. Zaeem Iqbal Sheikh, former Regional Police Officer of Rawalpindi, told a fact finding committee that SSP Operations and other officers had not played

  • Imran Khan tells PM

    November 21, 2013 4:27 PM 29

    Chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and urged him to take a firm stand against US missile strikes inside Pakistan adding that time has come to stop playing on both sides of the wicket. Addressing a press conference here‚ he strongly condemned drone attack in Hangu and said Thursday’s

  • PM holds talks with Afghan peace council delegates

    November 21, 2013 9:58 AM 18

    ISLAMABAD: The Afghan Peace Council delegation led by Salahuddin Rabbani met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Thursday to discuss the peace process in the neighbouring war-torn country. The premier’s adviser on national security and foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, and the prime minister’s special assistant on foreign affairs, Tariq Fatemi

  • Baluch activists stage long march to protest thousands allegedly abducted by Pakistani forces

    November 21, 2013 7:51 AM 26

    Pakistani human rights organizations and Baluchistan residents have long accused law enforcement and intelligence agencies of snatching citizens suspected of Baluch nationalist activity and holding them without charges or killing them. Officials deny the allegations, and while Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has promised to resolve the issue of the missing

  • Nation demonstrated unity to foil Rawalpindi conspiracy: Sanaullah

    November 21, 2013 7:45 AM 21

    'Those involv­ed in conspi­racy will be brough­t to justic­e as soon as possib­le,' says Sanaul­lah. RAWALPINDI: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah stated that “the entire nation demonstrated unity and solidarity in foiling the conspiracy [Rawalpindi violence] to destroy the national unity” during a press conference in Rawalpindi on Thursday. “The Punjab

  • Chalking out plans: Prep for anti-drone protest finalised

    November 21, 2013 7:29 AM 28

    PTI chief among others expect­ed to addres­s protes­ters. PESHAWAR: Leaders of political parties held a meeting on Wednesday to chalk out plans for the November 23 protest against US drone strikes and Nato supply lines. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) provincial spokesperson MPA Ishtiaq Urmar, PTI Peshawar region secretary general Fazal Khan, Jamaat-e-Islami

  • To teachers’ dismay: CADD abolishes ‘extra’ charges

    November 21, 2013 4:54 AM 35

    Fees under variou­s heads collec­ted from studen­ts by educat­ional instit­utes banned. The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) on Wednesday issued a notification abolishing “all types of payment in the form of fee, charges and expenses from students of class 1 to 10 in all government educational institutes with immediate effect

  • Falling standards: CSS result shows dismal state of education

    November 21, 2013 4:18 AM 29

    Only 235 out of 11,406 candid­ates pass exams. ISLAMABAD: The dismal state of education can be gauged from the fact that only two per cent of ‘potential’ candidates could pass the competitive examinations for the country’s civil services. According to the results announced by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) on Wednesday, only 235 out of 11,406 have passed