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January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Missing boy found, handed over to parents

KOHAT: The police on Saturday handed over a missing boy to his parents in Peshawar, officials said. They said that a six-year old boy Yasir, a resident of Sarband area in Peshawar, reached Lachi tehsil after he mistakenly boarded a Kohat-bound vehicle. Later, someone took the boy to the Lachi Police Station. The police started search for the heirs of the boy through 1

January 18, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Over 2,500 polling stations of Shaheed Benazirabad to be declared sensitive’

NAWABSHAH: Regional Election Commissioner, Abdul Rehman Arain said CCTVs would be installed at the most sensitive polling stations during general elections 2018 throughout the country. He was attending a briefing given by Additional Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad division Imtiaz Ali Rajpar. The Regional Election Commissioner said efforts will be made to control 3

January 15, 2018 12:00 AM ISPR issues public awareness message about fake calls

RAWALPINDI: The media wing of the Pakistan Army, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Sunday issued a public awareness information message to warn citizens about fake telephone calls. There are reports of fake telephone calls being made to general public by individuals impersonating as Pakistan armed forces officials, an ISPR statement said. "The impersonators 5

January 15, 2018 12:00 AM KP govt spends 55pc of uplift budget so far

PESHAWAR: As per mid-year report of Finance Department, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government departments have so far utilised 55 per cent of total released amount of Rs72 billion of the developmental budget of the current financial year 2017-18. According to an official handout, keeping in view the momentum of the development pursuits of the government 4

January 14, 2018 12:00 AM Two stone crushing plants sealed in Dir

TIMERGARA: The district administration sealed two stone crushing plants and arrested eight people for violating orders of ban on illegal stone crushing, officials said on Saturday. They said Assistant commissioner Ashfaq Ahmad Khan along with Levies and police raided the stone crushing plants at Malakabad, Balambat, and ordered to seal them. The first 2

January 13, 2018 12:00 AM Ministry asked to ensure low-cost broadband connectivity

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday asked the ministry of information technology to ensure reliable and cheap broadband connectivity across the country, particularly in the remote areas. The Prime Minister was addressing a ceremony for the contract signing of broadband for sustainable development projects in federally-administered 9

January 12, 2018 4:16 PM Karachi Film Society to host first Pakistan International Film Festival in March

KARACHI: The first Pakistan International Film Festival (PIFF) will be held from March 29 to April 1 in Karachi. This has been announced by the Karachi Film Society here at a press conference on Friday. It said that various feature length films, documentaries and short films from Pakistan and all over the world will be shown in the festival. The PIFF management 4

January 11, 2018 2:11 AM Chaghi tribal feud claims youth’s life in Defence, Karachi

KARACHI: A tribal feud in the Chaghi district of Balochistan claimed life of a youth in the Defence Housing Authority here on late Tuesday night. Officials said Imran Umer, 21, was travelling in a car with his friend and was on his way to Seaview when around a dozen suspects travelling in two cars attacked him on Khayaban-i-Rumi, Defence Phase-VIII 3

December 30, 2017 5:27 PM Five IS militants killed in ‘encounter’ outside Karachi: police

Karachi police on Saturday claimed to have killed five suspected militants linked with the militant Islamic State (IS) group in an ‘encounter’ on the outskirts of the city. Separately, five suspects belonging to the banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) who were planning to assassinate a personality belonging to the Shia community were arrested, said Senior 2

December 30, 2017 2:40 AM Four alleged criminals gunned down in Multan shootout

MULTAN: Police claimed to have killed four alleged criminals in a late night shootout on Friday in the jurisdiction of Seetal Mari police station. According to Police,  the terrorists were involved in gang-rape during a robbery. As per details, five armed men had entered Zulfiqar's house with the intention to rob. During the robbery, they gang-raped 3