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June 26, 2017 11:53 PM Drug abuse awareness day stresses rehabilitation over punishment

was the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, as decreed by the United Nations. Seeking to raise awareness of the societal problems instigated by drug abuse, the international event was observed a day earlier in Macau, on Sunday, with an event organized by the Drug Abusers’ Rehabilitation Association (ARTM) at Praça da Amizade

June 26, 2017 10:25 PM Brexit: Devolved institutions' consent sought on Repeal Bill

The UK government says it will consult the devolved administrations on a key part of Brexit legislation. Brexit Secretary David Davis confirmed the administrations would be asked to consent to the Repeal Bill, which aims to turn EU laws into UK laws so they can then be changed if required. He urged the devolved nations to "come together" and support 1

June 25, 2017 12:00 AM KP govt urged to ask Centre to convene CCI meeting

In a statement, the ANP leader, who is also his party’s parliamentary leader in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, said that Chief Minister Pervez Khattak should also convene a meeting of leaders of all the political parties of the province to work out a line of action over the proposed amendment to the NEPRA Act and other disputed matters with the federal

June 24, 2017 1:14 PM Will not take blood money, pardon MPA, says family of deceased policeman

The family of deceased Sub-Inspector Haji Attaullh – who succumbed to his injuries after allegedly being run over by MPA Dr Abdul Majeed Khan Achakzai's vehicle – announced that they would not take blood money or pardon the accused. Speaking to Geo News, the deceased`s family living in Dera Ghazi Khan, alleged Attaullah was murdered by Achakzai while

June 24, 2017 9:10 AM As Modi prepares for Trump meeting, US expected to OK India drone purchase

The United States is expected to authorise India's purchase of a naval variant of the Predator drone, two sources familiar with the situation said, ahead of a visit next week by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to try to revitalise ties in his first meeting with President Donald Trump. Securing agreement on the purchase of 22 unarmed drones, worth 2

June 24, 2017 5:31 AM MPA Majeed Achakzai arrested after his vehicle ran over traffic cop in Quetta

QUETTA: Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party MPA Dr Abdul Majeed Khan Achakzai, whose vehicle ran over a traffic policeman in Quetta on Tuesday, has been arrested, Geo News reported. Abdul Majeed Khan Achakzai’s vehicle was speeding along GPO Chowk intersection when it rammed into Traffic Sub-Inspector Haji Ataullah, who was performing his duty in the middle 3

June 23, 2017 3:33 PM 25 dead, over 100 injured in Parachinar twin blasts

At least 25 people were killed and over hundred injured in twin subsequent bomb blasts that ripped through in a crowded Tori market where people were busy in purchasing Iftar items on Friday afternoon in Parachinar of the Kurram Agency. The Political Administration said that the first blast occurred in the Tori Market and as the people gathered there 3

June 23, 2017 2:02 PM Kulbhushan should be punished for crimes: Khursheed Shah

SUKKUR: While taking to media in Sukkur yesterday, opposition leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah said that Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav should be punished for killing innocent Pakistanis. He said that according to the Constitution of Pakistan, only President Mamnoon Hussain holds the right to acquit Kulbhushan Jadhav of his charges. He further 5

June 22, 2017 4:34 AM NA panel irked over water shortage in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A panel of parliamentarians on Wednesday expressed serious concerns over a shortage of water in Islamabad and directed that the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (IMC) take stringent measures to meet the water requirements of the residents. The National Assembly Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat 3

June 21, 2017 11:47 PM PFUJ rejects govt’s proposed draft of Journalists Protection Bill 2017

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) out rightly rejected the proposed final draft of the journalists Protection and Welfare Bill, 2017 as neither it provided protection framework for journalists nor any punishment for those involved in killing of journalists. “This is a sham bill aimed at befooling the journalist community as well as the international 1