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  • NAB to former PM Gilani in NICL scam case  

    December 23, 2013 1:49 PM 9

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has announced that it will investigate former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in the NICL scam case. According to sources, the Executive Board of NAB met under the chair of acting chairman Admiral Saeed Ahmed. During the meeting, NAB cleared chairman Qamaruz Zaman Chaudhry in the initial inquiry of the NICL scandal

  • High level appointments made in Army

    December 23, 2013 11:50 AM 7

    RAWALPINDI: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif made six high level command postings across Pakistan. Most of the positions were given to recently promoted three star generals, Army's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced. Lt Gen Javed Iqbal has been appointed as Corps Commander Bahawalpur. The post went vacant after Lt Gen Zubair Hayat was appointed

  • Cellular services to shut down on account of Chehlum: PTA

    December 23, 2013 9:30 AM 8

    Cellul­ar servic­es will cease in 31 cities throug­hout the countr­y: PTA. KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said on Monday that mobile networks will be shut down on account of Hazrat Imam Hussain’s (RA) Chehlum on December 24, Express News reported. Mobile networks are reported to go down starting 8am on Tuesday, December 24. Cellular

  • Can’t investigate MPs’ tax anomalies on its own: ECP  

    December 23, 2013 9:12 AM 12

    ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Monday said that it could not investigate on its own the anomalies in the filing of tax returns by the members of parliament and added the complainant could approach the court, Geo News reported. ECP spokesman said that the intention behind the publication of tax returns of the members of parliament was to obtain

  • Morality: The might of the weak?

    December 23, 2013 9:01 AM 14

    During a recent visit to Lahore for a conference, a colleague and I strolled outside the conference hall at a 5-star hotel for a smoke. Looking for a quiet place to share a cigarette and some ideas, we ended up on some comfy chairs laid out near the hotel’s swimming pool. Engrossed in a discussion, we were suddenly interrupted by a middle-aged woman

  • Police incarcerate 25 suspects

    December 23, 2013 8:53 AM 24

    KARACHI - Police conducted targeted operation in Banaras area and detained 25 suspects on late Sunday night. According to Orangi SP Chaudhry Asad, police searched various houses and passenger compartments during the operation. He said that the police also took 25 suspects into their custody who are being questioned. No weapons were recovered from the possession

  • JUI-F to stage dharna against K-P govt on Jan 26

    December 23, 2013 7:57 AM 24

    Sit-in will be held outsid­e the K-P Assemb­ly. PESHAWAR: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) will stage a dharna against the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government on January 26 outside the KP Assembly, Express News reported on Monday. “Several opposition parties will take part in the protest,” said JUI-F deputy chief and former federal minister Maulana

  • No respite in sight: Key figure of Lyari gang war killed in encounter

    December 23, 2013 6:57 AM 26

    A minor and a young man were killed as violen­ce escala­ted betwee­n the gangst­ers again. KARACHI: A key suspect of the Lyari gang war was killed in an alleged encounter with law enforcers in Saeedabad on Saturday night. Meanwhile, a 12-year-old boy and a young man were killed, while more than six others, including children, were injured by firing and awan rocket

  • Pakistan, India DGMOs to meet on Tuesday

    December 23, 2013 6:50 AM 11

    ISLAMABAD: Directors General Military Operations of Pakistan and India will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, December 24) to discuss the situation on the Line of Control (LoC). The DGMOs meeting will discuss the situation on the Line of Control, reported Radio Pakistan. Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam told Radio Pakistan that the two commanders will also discuss

  • Zadari couldn't be indicted in Polo Ground case due to his absence  

    December 23, 2013 6:13 AM 11

    ISLAMABAD: The accountability court has adjourned the hearing of National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) references against former president Asif Ali Zardari until January 9. Accountability court Judge Muhammad Bashir was hearing the case pertaining to the five references against Zardari. The court couldn’t indict the accused in polo ground reference