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March 19, 2018 12:00 AM Sharifs ‘root cause of defect’: Pervaiz

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Q senior central leader Ch Pervaiz Elahi has said that there is no defect in the judiciary, army and parliament, but Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif are the root cause of the defect. After ruling for 22 years, how Shahbaz Sharif is asking all to work in unison, whereas, he was on the forefront of attack on judiciary and was offering

March 15, 2018 12:00 AM Court awards four-year rigorous imprisonment to ex-postmaster Jamrud

PESHAWAR: An accountability court on Wednesday awarded four-year rigorous sentence to Naeemullah, ex-postmaster of GPO Jamrud in Khyber Agency, and also fined him Rs6,450,000 in a pension scam. The accountability court judge, Muneera Abbasi, announced the sentence after completion of arguments and recording statements in the case. The NAB's prosecutor 3

February 24, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan poised to become self-sufficient in corn seed output

LAHORE: Pakistan was poised to become self-sufficient in hybrid corn seeds production because of its enormous indigenous research potential, which should be incentivised for boosting country’s agri-exports and food security, an industry official said on Friday. “The local seed companies have outperformed their foreign competitors in research and development 12

February 19, 2018 2:26 AM Consumers charged higher than actual fuel cost

ISLAMABAD: Power distribution companies charged about Rs3 per unit higher than the actual fuel cost in January as a petition has been filed in the Natio­nal Electric Power Regu­la­tory Authority (Nepra), seeking approval of fuel adjustment for a month. In its petition, the Central Power Purchasing Agency-Guarantee (CPPA-G) repor­ted to Nepra that it had charged 11

February 10, 2018 12:00 AM Speaker, railways minister praise Shahbaz for Punjab uplift

LAHORE: National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq and Railways Minister Saad Rafique called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. During a meeting Friday, different issues including Senate elections, political matters and development programmes were discussed. The speaker and railways minister praised the chief minister for saving Rs682 billion in various 5

February 8, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey tells EU all conditions met for visa-free travel

ANKARA: Turkey said on Wednesday it had fulfilled all conditions on visa-free travel to Europe, adding it hoped Brussels would respond and lend "momentum" to better ties between Ankara and the EU. As part of a controversial agreement signed in March 2016, the EU offered Ankara billions of euros and visa liberalisation in exchange for Turkey stemming 17

February 5, 2018 12:00 AM Imran Khan not a ‘strategy guy’, says Asad Umar

LONDON: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) vice president Asad Umar has said the party chief Imran Khan is not a strategist, has never worked in an institution and doesn’t know how to work in an institutional setting. The PTI’s vice president spoke to The Times on Sunday for a profile interview of Imran Khan in which Imran Khan mainly featured and Asad Umar was asked 20

February 4, 2018 12:00 AM NAB to probe irregularities in Lahore-Karachi Motorway project

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (rdtd) Javed Iqbal has ordered Rawalpindi NAB Director General Irfan Mangi to conduct a detailed inquiry against the National Highway Authority for its alleged corruption in awarding the contract of constructing Lahore to Karachi Motorway in violation of the laid down laws and on exorbitant 7

January 25, 2018 10:56 AM Pakistan rejects US claim of targeting militant hideout in Kurram drone attack

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday maintained that the drone attack in Kurram Agency targeted an Afghan refugee camp in tribal area after a US statement said that the drone strike hit militant hideout. The drone strike, which took place well inside Pakistani territory on Wednesday, killed two people . US Embassy in a statement earlier today stated that Pakistan 7

January 23, 2018 2:53 PM Media, judiciary not free in Pakistan: PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday reiterated that the elections will be held on time and that he is 100 percent sure in this regard. The prime minister was talking to senior journalists in the Federal Capital. He said that media and judiciary are not free in Pakistan, adding that the profiles of judges be made public before their 6