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  • ECP enabling disabled persons to exercise right of vote: CEC

    December 15, 2017 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza, said the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was taking measures to include maximum number of disabled persons in the electoral process. Addressing a ceremony to mark the international day for people with disabilities here, he said various measures were being taken to encourage

  • Senior journalist dies in Lahore

    December 15, 2017 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: Mohammed Afzal Khan, one of the most credible and informed journalists in Pakistan, passed away after a protracted illness in the USA. He started his career with Imroze in Multan and continued to work for leading newspapers of the region till his last months. Afzal Khan was a beacon of light and encouragement for his colleagues and juniors

  • Khursheed holds Nawaz responsible for quorum issue in NA

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah Wednesday held former prime minister Nawaz Sharif responsible for the issue of quorum in National Assembly, saying that it was Nawaz Sharif who did not take the Parliament seriously and put the lower house in such a situation where the government failed to maintain the quorum

  • Firing incident at INSPAD coordinator’s house condemned

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: President Institute of Peace and Development (INSPAD) Tahir Tabassum, General Secretary Sheikh Saqib Ahmed Ansari Advocate strongly condemned the firing incident at the residence of INSPAD Youth Coordinator Hafiz Muhammad Zeeshan in Gujranwala on 12th December. Police was informed about the incident. In a press release Tahir Tabassum said that terrorist

  • Burney asks India to release 2 Pakistanis

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: The Chairman of Ansar Burney Trust International and former federal minister for human rights, Ansar Burney has requested Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister External Affairs Sushma Sawaraj to release 2 Pakistani mentally retarded boys Hasnain Ali and Javed Joggi who are detained in Amritsar prison and Jaipur Jail respectively

  • Swabi University holds performance workshop

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM

    SWABI: The Quality Enhancement Cell of the University of Swabi arranged a training workshop for the staff members. The purpose was to provide information to all the heads of the departments on institutional performance, evaluation, MS, Phil and PhD programmes. Shah Hussain Awan, Deputy Director, Quality Enhancement Cell, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan

  • Ex-minister says Fata alliance being misused

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    BARA: A former federal minister and leader of the Fata Grand Alliance Hameedullah Jan Afridi said on Wednesday that some tribal Maliks were using the name of the alliance for their personal gains and advised them to stop misguiding tribespeople. Talking to reporters, Hameedullah Jan said all tribal people appreciated the government for announcing abolition

  • Chairman Ataul Haq Qasmi resigns from state-run TV

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: Chairman state-run TV Ataul Haq Qasmi has resigned from his post. In his resignation Ataul Haq Qasmi alleged that he could not succeed in restoring glory of official TV due to current circumstances prevailing in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, therefore his resignation should be accepted. The sources have confirmed that secretary

  • Light rain, hailstorm hit parts of Peshawar

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM

    PESHAWAR: The light rain and hailstorm hit parts of the provincial capital in the evening turning the weather chillier after it was brought down to 11 degree centigrade. The light rain and drizzles hit scattered parts of the provincial metropolis. However, the localities around Defence Officers Colony, Shami Road, were hit by hailstorm. Scattered localities

  • No evidence NY bomb suspect linked to BD

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    DHAKA: Bangladesh has found no evidence linking a Bangladeshi man charged with an attempted suicide bombing in New York with militants in Bangladesh, its counter-terrorism chief told Reuters on Wednesday. US prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi and self-described supporter of Islamic State, accusing