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  • Cleaning up the mess: Domestic workers bill tabled in Senate

    January 21, 2014 4:46 AM 9

    Propos­ed Domest­ic Worker­s (Employ­ment Rights) Act 2013 offers employ­ment, health benefi­ts and protec­tion from abuse. A lawmaker presented a landmark bill in the Senate on Monday – a small move in the upper house, but a big step for upholding human rights in the country. The bill, to be called Domestic Workers (Employment Rights) Act 2013 after

  • Army’s morale is high, to face all challenges, asserts COAS

    January 21, 2014 4:24 AM 7

    ISLAMABAD: The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, on Monday said the Pakistan Army will never allow a handful of terrorists and extremists to dampen its resolve to deal head-on with them and other security challenges. General Raheel expressed this determination during a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif

  • Rawalpindi market: Suicide bombing kills 13 near GHQ

    January 21, 2014 4:24 AM 53

    Eight servic­emen, three school­childr­en among the victim­s of RA Bazaar attack; TTP claims respon­sibili­ty. Some eight servicemen were among 13 people killed in a suicide attack in a market adjacent to the Pakistan Army headquarters on Monday morning, police and eyewitnesses said. More than two dozen people were also injured in the attack

  • Two killed in Dera Ismail Khan explosion

    January 21, 2014 3:15 AM 21

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN: At least two people were killed Monday when a roadside remote-controlled explosion occurred in Dera Ismail Khan, DawnNews reported. According to DawnNews, the explosion occurred in the Loni area of Dera Ismail Khan’s Kolachi Tehsil. Subsequently, two people sustained severe injuries. They were being shifted to the Dera Ismail Khan District

  • Missing facilities: ‘Schools more important than roads’

    January 21, 2014 1:42 AM 22

    Minist­er lays founda­tion stone for constr­uction of new block at school. “Provision of facilities at schools and colleges is more important than construction of streets and drains. A nation is not built with roads, but with spread of knowledge,” Minister for Law and Local Government Rana Sanaullah said on Monday. He was addressing a gathering at the Government

  • Prosperity lies in justice, brotherhood

    January 21, 2014 1:42 AM 23

    KASUR Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that together we can transform Pakistan into a prosperous and developed country by creating an atmosphere of justice and brotherhood. He said that the government would take all possible measures to provide employment and basic facilities to the public. Addressing different public gatherings here, Ch Sarwar

  • No mention of negotiations with Taliban in security policy draft  

    January 21, 2014 1:42 AM 10

    ISLAMABAD: The draft of the internal security policy was presented during Monday’s federal cabinet session chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. According to the draft, local Taliban groups who are against peace talks will be isolated. Sources informed Geo News that there was no mention of ‘negotiations’ with the Taliban in the draft. The draft policy

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

    January 20, 2014 11:19 PM 11

    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 13

    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 27

    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