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  • PM chairs meeting to review law and order  

    November 20, 2013 5:58 AM 100

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is chairing a high level meeting to review the law and order situation in the country. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, Information Minister Pervez Rasheed, Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Zaheerul Islam, Punjab Home Secretary and others are attending

  • Kayani chairs farewell Formation Commanders Conference  

    November 20, 2013 5:20 AM 93

    ISLAMABAD: A Special Formation Commanders Conference has begun under the chairmanship of Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfarq Pervez Kayani more than a week before his retirement after he completes his extended term in office. The Formation Commanders Conference held at General Headquarters (GHQ) will pay farewell Kayani who will retire on November

  • Blast kills TTP local commander in Mirali

    November 20, 2013 4:43 AM 106

    Six of his bodygu­ardswe­re also killed a suicid­e attack on their vehicl­e. MIRAMSHAH: A Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Bannu Zani Khel commander was killed along with six of his bodyguards in a suicide attack on their vehicle. Sources within the security forces from the area told The Express Tribune that Commander Qari Saifuddin was on his way to Mirali

  • Rawalpindi violence: Opposition asks govt to call parliament session

    November 20, 2013 4:24 AM 105

    Khursh­eed Shah cites securi­ty lapses; says traged­y could have been averte­d. “Opposition will submit the requisition for a session of the Parliament if the government did not summon the session,” said leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah. Addressing the media on Tuesday, Shah said that the tragedy could have been averted

  • Right to information: Concealing information means hiding corruption

    November 20, 2013 4:11 AM 120

    Minist­er says even PMs have been kept in dark in past. This was stated by Minister of Information Pervaiz Rasheed at a seminar titled “Implementation of true vision of right to information laws” where he said the “sharing of information with the public will help bring transparency and improve governance”. He said the access to information law had been approved

  • Two soldiers killed as suicide bomber targets NWA check-post  

    November 20, 2013 4:01 AM 100

    PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber rammed his explosive laden vehicle into a security check-post in North Waziristan tribal region near Afghan border, killing at least two soldiers and injuring seven others, official sources said on Wednesday. According to initial reports, the blast took place in Shawa area of the tribal agency. The injured were being shifted

  • Army Chief likely to chair his last meeting of commanders today

    November 20, 2013 3:34 AM 126

    Rawalpindi: Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani likely to chair his meeting today of the Formation Commanders before retirement. The conference held twice a year is attended by corps commanders, principal staff officers and the formation commanders. The event has assumed special significance because of impending change in the army’s command

  • Annual results: Girls clinch top positions in BA, BSc exam

    November 30, 0002 12:00 AM 111

    The female students clinched top six positions in the BA/BSC exams for the academic session 2016. Hazara University Controller of Examination Professor Dr Azhar Hussain Shah said 18,183 male and female candidates took the exam for BA, BSc from across Hazara Division. Of them, 7,112 students passed the exam. The overall pass percentage was 39%, he added