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SC approves Musharaf’s appeal

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SC approves Musharaf’s appeal ISLAMABAD: Former President Pervez Musharaf’s appeal for being declare ineligible to contest the general elections has been accepted by the Supreme Court. The case will be heard by three member bench presided by the Chief Justice Nasir ul Mulk. Former President and Army Chief Musharaf has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against his...


Meet the zoo

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Meet the zoo Photos and text by: S. Hussain Hyder Zaidi KARACHI: The Wild Life Experience Centre at the heart of KARACHI: Nazimabad is a feast for the eyes. Brimming with birds and animals; here you can wrap a 12 feet yellow python around your neck- or pose with colourful macaws perched on your shoulder. You can even...


Gujranwala train accident:Live updates

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Gujranwala train accident:Live updates Rescue work at the crash site is still going on. This special train carrying military men and their families was traveling from from Panu Aqil Chaoni to Kharian when the train over turned at a bridge over the lower Chenab river. Eye witnesses say that there was blast in the train and then four bogies...


Reham Khan to visit Karachi today

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Reham Khan to visit Karachi today KARACHI: In the aftermath of severe heatwave that killed more than 1,200 people in the last two weeks, wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, Reham Khan will visit the city today, Aaj News reported. According to PTI’s media coordinator Jamal Siddiqui, Reham is set to land in the Metropolis at 12 PM. She...


Who should be the regulator?

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Who should be the regulator? -Editorial The Senate Standing Committee on Finance is at odds with its counterpart in the National Assembly on the question of licensing of Credit Information Bureaus, which at present are licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and operated by the private sector. The bill under discussion in the Senate seeks to...


Moving against the corrupt

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Moving against the corrupt -Editorial The federal government has decided to file cases of misappropriation of billions of rupees development funds in Sindh. Cases would reportedly be filed against project directors, director generals of the relevant development authorities, engineers, consulting companies and project resident engineers by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Consequently, a lot of bureaucrats serving in Sindh,...


Six out of 10 Murree development projects completed: PM briefed

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Six out of 10 Murree development projects completed: PM briefed MURREE: Six development projects of Murree have been completed and speedy work on the remaining four projects is going on for early completion in line with the development vision of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. This was informed at a high-level briefing chaired by the Prime Minister at here Thursday. Speaking on the occasion the...


Preliminary investigation report of train accident sent to PM

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Preliminary investigation report of train accident sent to PM GUJRANWALA: The initial investigation report of the Gujranwala train accident has been sent to the Prime Minister, Aaj News reported. The incident occurred when flash plates of the train broke, initial investigation revealed. The investigation team has recorded accounts of the assistant driver, guard and passengers. Heavy machinery to repair the railway track has reached...


Saudi opens first privatised airport for pilgrims

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Saudi opens first privatised airport for pilgrims RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Thursday officially opens a billion-dollar aviation gateway aimed at Muslim pilgrims, in the kingdom’s first airport privatisation. Local media said King Salman would inaugurate the Prince Mohammad bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in the holy city of Medina. About two million pilgrims annually visit the western cities of Mecca and Medina...


President Ghani’s dilemma

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President Ghani’s dilemma -Editorial The Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, is understandably frustrated; he finds himself increasingly inadequate to blunt the Taliban’s annual spring offensive which moves closer by the day. No doubt attack on the parliament was effectively checked – Afghan intelligence agency NDS says it knew it was coming – but in Kabul and elsewhere the offensive...


Final report of train accident in 72 hours: Saad

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Final report of train accident in 72 hours: Saad GUJRANWALA: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has said the investigation is in progress to ascertain facts behind the train accident and final report of the accident will be compiled within 72 hours. He was talking to the media at the site of the accident near Gujranwala on Thursday. The initial investigation report of...


Education key to create new social framework, justice in Pakistan: PM

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Education key to create new social framework, justice in Pakistan: PM ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that education was a major driver of social progress and key to fulfilling his promise he made at time of resuming office two years ago, to create a new framework for social change in Pakistan. In an article carried by the Arab News, the Prime Minister said education...


Best available medical facilities being provided to Thar

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Best available medical facilities being provided to Thar MITHI: Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Asif has said that best available health facilities were being provided to the people of district Tharparkar. Presiding over a meeting here, he said that there was no shortage of medicines and other equipments in any government hopsitls district Tharpakar. District Health Officer (DHO) Tharparkar, Dr. Abdul Jalil Bhurgri speaking on...


Minions break all previous records in the box office

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Minions break all previous records in the box office WEB DESK: Minions have just scored the biggest debut weekend in the UK for an animated feature. The yellow little trio has bested Toy Story, Shrek and all the other big guns from Disney, Pixar and Dream Works. With a debut of £11.59m, Minions has beaten the opening weekends of animation powerhouses Toy Story 3...


Gujranwala: Special train falls in canal, kills 13 military men

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Gujranwala: Special train falls in canal, kills 13 military men GUJRANWALA: As many as 13 people have died when four bogies of a special train carrying Pakistan military troops and their families to Kharian fell into a canal near Jamke Chattha in Gujranwala, Aaj News reported. According to the reports, two of the passenger bogies as well as the engine compartment fell as a bridge...


Why being a Darzi is not easy?

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Why being a Darzi is not easy? WEB DESK: For the Darzi’s those sleepless nights have returned. The last days of Ramzan are every tailor’s nightmare. Eid means dressing up in your best clothes. But pretty clothes are easier said then done. This is when the expertise of the regular Darzi comes to test. He has to know the latest trends and...


Four die, two injured in road mishap

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Four die, two injured in road mishap JAND: At least four persons including a minor girl were killed while two others sustained serious injuries in two different incidents in the jurisdiction of Jand and Pindigheb here on Thursday. According to the police, a car bearing number plate RIA-9280 collided with a Hiace near Khana Chowk. As a result Muhammad Aslam, Muhammad Taj...


Qaim Ali Shah to inaugurate Urs celebrations of Saint Sachal Sarmast

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Qaim Ali Shah to inaugurate Urs celebrations of Saint Sachal Sarmast SUKKUR: Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah will inaugurate the 194th three-day urs celebrations of poet and Sufi saint Hazrat Sachal Sarmast, by laying wreaths and offering Fateha at the shrine in Khairpur on Thursday morning. Adviser to CM for zakat and ushr department, Auqaf and religious affairs Dr Abdul Qayoom Soomro presided over a meeting...


Twin cities receive rain

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Twin cities receive rain ISLAMABAD: Twin cities Islamabad and Rawalpindi received the monsoon’s first rain on Wednesday. Islamabad received 13 millimeter of rain on Thursday morning. The Met department said that the first spell of monsoon rain has started and more rain is expected in Sargodha division, Gujranwala division and upper Khyber...


Army deployment in capital extended

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Army deployment in capital extended ISLAMABAD: The military will stay in the capital for another two months, Aaj News reported. To take care of the law and order situation in the city the military had been called in. Their period of stay was to expire on July 15. After extension of their stay by two months they will perform duties...


PTI MNAs made payment despite eight-month-long absence

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PTI MNAs made payment despite eight-month-long absence ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNAs who did not attend the National Assembly session for eight months were paid ten months salary, it is learnt. According to the sources, National Assembly secretariat paid salaries to PTI MNAs including Imran Khan though they had submitted their resignations in August 2014 during the sit-in in protest against the...


Afghan security forces launch rocket, injure two Pakistani soldiers

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Afghan security forces launch rocket, injure two Pakistani soldiers RAWALPINDI: Afghan security forces launched a rocket and opened fire at the Angoorada Gate in Pakistan injuring two officers of the Pakistan security forces. The incident took place in South Waziristan. According to a press statement released by the Pakistan Army the injured have been taken to a hospital for medical...


List of 278 Pakistani prisoner languishing in Indian jails released

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List of 278 Pakistani prisoner languishing in Indian jails released ISLAMABAD: There are 278 Pakistani prisoners languishing in Indian jails, and 403 Indian prisoners languishing in Pakistani jails, Aaj News reported. Lists of the names of Indian prisoners have been exchanged with the Indian High Commissioner, said the Foreign Office spokesperson. Among the 403 Indian prisoners, 48 are civilians and the rest are young fishermen....


Exposing Indian meddling

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Exposing Indian meddling -Editorial At long last Pakistan has decided to raise the issue of India’s meddling at the United Nations Security Council and upcoming UN General Assembly session. It should have been done much earlier, for there was always sufficient evidence at hand suggesting Indian intelligence agency RAW’s hand in fomenting insurgency in Balochistan and promoting terrorism...


PM for devising comprehensive plan to meet extreme weather conditions

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PM for devising comprehensive plan to meet extreme weather conditions KARACHI: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif expressing profound grief over the death of 1,256 people due to heat stroke has directed National and Provincial Disaster Management Authorities to learn lesson from the current pattern of climate change and work out a comprehensive plan to cope with such a hot weather condition in future so that...


PM’s rejection of proposed increase in prices of petroleum products welcomed

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PM’s rejection of proposed increase in prices of petroleum products welcomed QUETTA: Citizens Action Committee Quetta welcomed Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s decision to reject the proposed increase in the prices of petroleum products by Oil and Gas Regularity Authority. CAC Quetta office bearers,  Haroon Khan, Liaqat Kakar, Abdul Salam and others described the decision as a generous gift to public at large by the Prime...


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