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  • Public education: Curriculum design to be federal subject

    December 17, 2013 3:45 AM 7

    'Manage­ment of school and colleg­e sports should be assign­ed to the HEC,' says minist­er. Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada said on Monday that the authority to design and develop school curricula would be handed back to federal authorities before the 18th Amendment was passed. “Under the 18th Amendment, the curriculum

  • PU riots: Thirteen students acquitted of terrorism charge

    December 17, 2013 3:38 AM 21

    They had been accuse­d of settin­g a bus on fire. The students had been booked under Section 7 of the Anti Terrorism Act on several charges including attempted murder, interfering in state business, and torturing and detaining two professors. The court had sent the students to stand in an identification parade. The bus conductor, driver and supervisor

  • US asks India to include civilians in DGMO talks

    December 17, 2013 2:36 AM 15

    WASHINGTON: The US has asked India to accept Pakistan’s suggestion for including civilian diplomats in the proposed DGMOs’ dialogue, US and Indian media reported on Monday. Under a mechanism agreed between Indian and Pakistani prime ministers in New York, the two countries agreed that their Director Generals Military Operations would hold regular talks

  • NA warns B’desh against ‘resurrecting 1971’

    December 17, 2013 2:00 AM 11

    ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly on Monday passed a resolution against hanging of Jamaat-i-Islami Bangladesh leader Abdul Qadir Molla for his ‘loyalty’ with Pakistan during the events of 1971. The resolution moved by JI’s Sher Akbar Khan on the anniversary of the fall of Dhaka also expressed condolence with family members of Abdul Qadir Molla and demanded

  • Cabinet committee meeting on national security today | PAKISTAN

    December 16, 2013 9:26 PM 10

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has summoned a meeting of the cabinet committee on national security Tuesday. The meeting would deliberate upon the draft of new national security policy prepared by ministry of interior. The sources said that the meeting would also take a comprehensive review of prevalent internal and external security

  • Ex-husband found guilty of killing Pushtun singer Ghazala Javed

    December 16, 2013 9:08 PM 54

    PESHAWAR: Swat District and Sessions Court found the former husband of Pushtun singer Ghazala Javed guilty of killing her and awarded him two death sentences along with Rs70 million in fines. Additional Sessions Judge Swat (II) Mohammad Tariq Pervaiz Baloch awarded two death sentences to Jahangir Khan for killing his former wife and her father. The convict

  • Four killed in road mishap as heavy fog blankets Lahore | PAKISTAN

    December 16, 2013 9:08 PM 14

    LAHORE: Four people including two women were killed a road accident as heavy fog blanketed Lahore and adjoining areas, Geo news reported. According to report, Lahore airport and various sections of motorways are also closed due to low visibility. The airlines have also been directed to reschedule their flights. Two cars collided in defence area of the provincial

  • Gas pipeline: Iranian firm offers to finance Pakistan’s side

    December 16, 2013 8:06 PM 8

    Workin­g groups to consid­er offer for constr­ucting, fundin­g the projec­t. An Iranian firm has expressed interest in completely financing and constructing Pakistan’s segment of a gas pipeline that will come from Iran, an offer that comes after cancellation of a $500 million loan by Tehran earlier. According to sources, Pakistan has got the offer from Jahanpars

  • A tale of two Punjabs – The Express Tribune

    December 16, 2013 7:04 PM 12

    A very tiny minority in India or Pakistan would oppose the coming together of these two countries after the conflict and climate of hostility that has persisted for decades. I may be wrong, but this is my reading of popular attitudes in both the countries. The most important thing to study and reflect on is how the people of Indian and Pakistani Punjab

  • Senate defers motion about dual nationality of judges

    December 16, 2013 6:20 PM 10

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday deferred a motion regarding publishing the names of those judges of superior judiciary who have dual nationality. The motion moved by Senator Farhatullah Babar was deferred after the Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Pervaiz Rashid assured the House to gather information from Law Ministry and Registrar