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  • FPCCI backs businessmen induction into caretaker cabinet

    June 20, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    PESHAWAR: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Tuesday welcomed the induction of five businessmen as ministers in the caretaker setup terming it a positive move. The businessmen representative body hoped the induction of businessmen Sardar Tanveer Ilyas, Faisal Mushtaq, Fazal Elahi, Naveed Jan Baloch, and Mian Anjum

  • Swati claims rift over PTI tickets in Hazara ended

    June 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    MANSEHRA: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Tuesday claimed that differences in the party ranks over the distribution of tickets in Hazara had been resolved. "We have been facing rift at many national and provincial assemblies' constituencies in Hazara, which we settled after the marathon sessions in each constituency," Senator Azam Khan Swati, a central

  • Gilani, Qureshi, Hashmi’s papers accepted

    June 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    MULTAN: The Multan District Election Commission completed scrutiny of nomination papers on Tuesday and accepted nominations of 358 candidates, including 102 for National Assembly and 256 for Punjab Assembly slots against six National Assembly and 13 Punjab Assembly slots. Multan District Election Commissioner Shakil Ahmad said that the ECP accepted nomination

  • NAB chief orders probe into corruption, illegal appointments in OGDCL

    June 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal on Tuesday ordered inquiry on the complaint of the alleged corruption and illegal appointments in violation of merit in the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL). Taking notice of corruption and illegal appointments in violation of merit and law, the NAB chairman

  • Bodies of two drowned youths recovered

    June 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: The bodies of 19-year-old Faraz and 22-year-old Osama who drowned on Sunday afternoon at Karachi’s Sandspit beach have been recovered on Monday morning, Geo News reported, citing authorities. Osama, who was a resident of North Nazimabad, and Faraz, who was a resident of Federal B Area, had gone to the beach to enjoy the second day of Eidul Fitr. The bodies

  • Tourists throng Kaghan on Eid

    June 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    MANSEHRA: Kaghan valley attracted a huge influx of tourists during the first three days of Eidul Fitr. Tourists from across the country entered Mansehra through Karakoram Highway and then to Kaghan valley via Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad road in more than 100,000 vehicles. “We have deployed over 800 policemen for maintaining flow of traffic and to provide

  • CM asks depts to ensure fair election

    June 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    PESHAWAR: Caretaker Chief Minister Justice (Retd) Dost Muhammad Khan has directed the heads of public sector institutions to remove obstacles to timely and fair elections in the province. He assured the redeployment of Frontier Constabulary in FR Bannu because of the sensitive nature of the division in order to provide foolproof security for general

  • Toy guns sale goes unchecked

    June 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    PESHAWAR: The district administration failed to stop the sale of toy guns in provincial capital on Eidul Fitr. The shopkeepers sold the toy guns without any check from the authorities as the people celebrated the festival. The sale of phony pistols, shotguns and rifles witnessed a sharp increase in Peshawar city and other localities. The shopkeepers

  • CTD cop among two killed in Hangu

    June 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    HANGU: An official of the Counter-Terrorism Department of police was killed over an alleged family feud here on Monday. Zahidullah was killed in Mardukhel Banda allegedly by his in-laws named Ziaullah and Ainulla. Efforts are underway by the police to apprehend the two after a case was registered by the bereaved family. In a separate incident, a man was struck

  • ANP fields six women candidates for general seats

    June 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    PESHAWAR: The Awami National Party (ANP) has fielded six woman candidates for general seats of the national and provincial assemblies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. All the six candidates are contesting from Hazara division. Keeping in view past results of polls, none seems to have a fair chance of winning. They includeIrum Fatima who has been fielded for the National