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August 14, 2018 1:55 AM By-polls on 11 NA seats to be held within two months

ISLAMABAD: By-elections on 11 general seats of the National Assembly will be held within the next two months, a senior official of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) told Dawn on Monday. He said that while nine vacancies had been created by resignations of those who had won more than one seat, elections in NA-60 (Rawalpindi) had been put off due to disqualification

August 10, 2018 10:30 AM Girl drugged, raped by 'friend' at farmhouse in Karachi: police

A girl was drugged, raped and subjected to attempted murder at a farmhouse near the Gulshan-i-Maymar area of Karachi, said police officials on Friday. The victim, a resident of Landhi, had reportedly been upset with her family and went to the farmhouse with her friends, SSP Malir Munir Sheikh Abbasi said. There, the SSP said, the girl was offered a drugged 1

July 23, 2018 3:43 AM PTI leader Ikramullah Khan Gandapur laid to rest in Dera Ismail Khan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ikramullah Khan Gandapur was laid to rest in his native town of Dera Ismail Khan after thousands of people attended his funeral at Kulachi College Ground early on Monday. Sardar Ikramullah Gandapur, PTI candidate for provincial assembly constituency PK-99, was martyred and five others, including 130

July 21, 2018 12:00 AM Mastermind of Mastung carnage killed in Qalat

QUETTA: Security forces on Friday killed the mastermind of the country's worst-ever suicide bombing in an early morning shootout in Balochistan, officials said.The operation was carried out on an intelligence tip off about the presence of an Islamic State (IS) operative identified as Hidayatullah in a house in the Darenjo village of Qalat district. "The Frontier 6

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan rejects India’s objections in Jadhav case

THE HAGUE: Pakistan on Tuesday rejected India's objections in the case of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in its reply to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), diplomatic sources informed Geo News. The reply was submitted by Foreign Office Director India, Dr Fareha Bugti, the sources said. This was the first reply by Pakistan in counter-pleading 3

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi Arabia executes seven in one day

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed seven death row inmates who had been convicted of murder and drug trafficking, state media reported. The ultra-conservative kingdom has one of the world’s highest rates of execution, with suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking facing the death penalty. Two Saudi Arabian 4

July 17, 2018 12:00 AM Special force constable martyred in Dir encounter

DIR: A special police force constable was martyred and another injured in an encounter in Merashpati area here on Monday, police sources said. The sources said that acting on a tip-off about the presence of the proclaimed offender, Dilaram, the police conducted a raid on his hideout. The outlaw opened fire on the police in which two cops were injured 1

July 16, 2018 12:06 PM Death toll in Mastung carnage rises 149

ISLAMABAD: The death toll from a suicide attack on an election rally in Mastung Balochistan on Friday spiked to 149, officials said, putting it among the deadliest attacks in Pakistan’s history. Among the dead was the party’s provincial candidate, Siraj Raisani in Friday’s attack at a rally for the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) outside the town of Mastung 1

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Siraj, Shujaat visit Bilour House

PESHAWAR: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) head Sirajul Haq on Saturday termed the new wave of terror attacks a conspiracy to postpone the upcoming general elections. He was taking to reporters after a visit of the Bilour House to offer condolence over the death of ANP leader Haroon Bilour and 22 other party activists in the Yakatoot suicide attack. JI leaders including

July 14, 2018 11:43 AM 'I am Siraj Khan Raisani Baloch & I will die a Pakistani'

At least 128 people lost their lives and over hundred others were injured in a blast that hit an election rally in Mastung district of Balochistan on Friday. Nawab Siraj Raisani, a candidate of Balochistan Awami Party and younger brother of former chief minister Aslam Raisani , who was an apparent target of the attack was also martyred in the carnage 1