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Pakistan’s economy facing revenue generation crisis: report

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th August 2015

Pakistan’s economy facing revenue generation crisis: report ISLAMABAD: Despite recent optimism surrounding Pakistan’s economy, the country is facing an “existential crisis” stemming from its woeful tax collection rates and inability to finance itself, a report said Wednesday. Pakistan’s economy grew at 4.24 percent during the 2014-2015 fiscal year with per capita income rising a significant 9.25 percent, markers that come as investor...


Army launches ground operation in Shawal valley

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 21st August 2015

Army launches ground operation in Shawal valley RAWALPINDI: Army on Thursday launched ground operations in a restive tribal region near the Afghan border, the military said, part of ongoing moves against Taliban and other insurgents. The operation was launched in Shawal valley of North Waziristan hours after air strikes in the Gharlamai and Shawal areas killed 43 suspected militants. “Ground operations in...


KP Governor inaugurates FATA Tribunal

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th August 2015

KP Governor inaugurates FATA Tribunal PESHWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan has said that the non-existence of justice in the society has weakened the citizen state relationship and now the time has come to provide justice to the tribesmen at their door step. He said the establishment of FATA tribunal was aimed at providing tribesmen with expeditious justice...


9-Year-Old son of the PPP leader retrieved from Tehsil Khar in Bajaur Agency

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th August 2015

9-Year-Old son of the PPP leader retrieved from Tehsil Khar in Bajaur Agency BAJAUR: PPP Leader, Akhunzada Chattan’s son who was abducted while going to school has been retrieved from Tehsil Khar in Bajaur Agency, Aaj News reported. On Monday, nine-year-old Hussain Shah was abducted while going to school. According to Chattan, security guards fired at the four unidentified men but couldn’t save the boy. Later, when the...


Case to be registered against alleged rapists in Gilgit

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th August 2015

Case to be registered against alleged rapists in Gilgit GILGIT: The court has ordered a case to be registered against an alleged gang of rapists, Aaj News reported. Police arrested two members of a gang which allegedly raped over 30 women and made videos of the heinous act has been arrested on Thursday. This case came received highlight when a woman went to register complain...


Gilgit: Two alleged rapists arrested

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th August 2015

Gilgit: Two alleged rapists arrested GILGIT: Police arrested two alleged rapists, Aaj News reported. A gang which allegedly raped over 30 women and made videos of the heinous act has been arrested, police said. This is the second biggest scandal of sexual abuse which has appeared after the Kasur incident. This case came into highlight when a woman went to...


Lightning kills man in Skardu

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd August 2015

Lightning kills man in Skardu SKARDU: A man died as lightning struck him from the sky, Aaj News reported. For the last few days torrential rains have taken over northern Pakistan. Though getting killed by lightning is rare such incidents have been reported world wide. Earlier in 2014, two people died in Rawalpindi due to lightning. The two friends sought...


Mulla Mansour new Taliban chief

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st August 2015

Mulla Mansour new Taliban chief By Nuzhat Nazar ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Friday expressed the hope for an early resumption of peace talks between Afghan government and the Taliban, which were postponed at the request of the latter following confirmation of Mullah Omar’s death. Briefing Senate Standing Committee on Foreign...


Jalaluddin Haqqani dead?

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st August 2015

Jalaluddin Haqqani dead? PESHAWAR: Taliban sources have claimed on Friday that Haqqani network chief Jalaluddin Haqqani also passed away one year ago and was buried in Afghanistan. According to a private television channel, the Taliban sources have claimed that Jalaluddin Haqqani, who is father of Operational Commander of Sirajuddin Haqqani in Taliban’s current set-up, also died one year...


There is no reason for strikes: Dar tells FPCCI team

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st August 2015

There is no reason for strikes: Dar tells FPCCI team ISLAMABAD: The President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Mian Idrees accompanied by former President, FPCCI, Zubair Tufail called on the Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Friday. They discussed the issue of withholding tax on banking transactions with the Minister in detail. They informed the Minister...


Landslide in Chitral destroys hotel

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 31st July 2015

Landslide in Chitral destroys hotel CHITRAL: A landslide in Bamboriat destroyed a hotel and several houses, Aaj News reported. The number of destroyed houses in Chitral has reached 700 now. Areas in Kailash, Garam Chashma, Boni and Dorosh have become inundated. Affectees have been transferred to safe areas. The victims have been distribute 40,000 gallons of drinking water, 10,000 kilo...


PM Nawaz Sharif visiting flood affected Skardu

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th July 2015

PM Nawaz Sharif visiting flood affected Skardu SKARDU: The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reached Skardu to visit the flood affected areas, Aaj News reported. The Prime Minister will distribute relief goods to the vicitims. He will also survey the relief work being conducted by the army. The PM will be briefed about the flood affected regions. During the trip he will...


Rain expected from Monday to Thursday

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th July 2015

Rain expected from Monday to Thursday WEB DESK: The Met Department has predicted more rain in southern parts of the country in the next 12 hours. From Monday to Thursday rain is expected all over the country. Strong monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in upper parts of Pakistan during the next three to four days that may interact with the...


CoAS to spend Eid with troops in Waziristan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th July 2015

CoAS to spend Eid with troops in Waziristan WEB DESK: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Raheel Sharif reached Waziristan to spend Eid-ul-Fitr with the troops fighting terrorists along the Pak-Afghan border on Friday. According to the ISPR, the CoAS will stay overnight in Waziristan to spend Eid day with troops in forward locations. Pakistan armed forces are currently fighting Operation Zarb-e-Azab against...


Kashmir not on the back burner, clarifies Sartaj

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th July 2015

Kashmir not on the back burner, clarifies Sartaj by Ali Hussain ISLAMABAD:Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Monday dispelled the impression that Kashmir issue was put on the back burner during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Ufa, saying no talks with India will be held unless Kashmir issue is...


Commonwealth countries offer 74 scholarships to Pakistani students

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th July 2015

Commonwealth countries offer 74 scholarships to Pakistani students by Naveed Butt ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Inter-Provincial Co-ordination (IPC) received 74 scholarships from commonwealth countries and 190 from friendly countries for masters/PhD and general studies. According to documents available with Business Recorder, Ministry of IPC received scholarships from commonwealth countries including 36 scholarships of United Kingdom, four of Canada, two of Brunei, one of Malaysia,...


Afghan delegation in Pakistan for talks with Taliban

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th July 2015

Afghan delegation in Pakistan for talks with Taliban by Ali Hussain ISLAMABAD: An Afghan delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai is in Islamabad to negotiate the prospects of a peace process in a war-torn Afghanistan directly with representatives of Afghan Taliban – an initiative jointly facilitated by Pakistan and China. Well-placed sources privy to the development told Business Recorder that...


Allan Fakir’s death anniversary observed

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th July 2015

Allan Fakir’s death anniversary observed ISLAMABAD: The 14th death anniversary of renowned folk singer Allan Fakir was observed today. Allan Fakir was celebrity in Sufi music in Pakistan. Fakir was particularly known for his ecstatic style of performance marked with Sufi dance. His peculiar body language and broad smile, were always amusing for his audience at live performances. Allan Fakir...


Major Train Accidents in Pakistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd July 2015

Major Train Accidents in Pakistan WEB DESK: Train accidents are as old as the independence of Pakistan. Here is a list of major accidents that occurred in Pakistan; At least 500 people died when three trains collided with each other. The Quetta Express was hit by another train (Karachi Express), which had missed a signal. The collision had caused several...


PM vows to increase education budget in an Arab newspaper column

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd July 2015

PM vows to increase education budget in an Arab newspaper column WEB DESK: The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written a column highlighting the importance of school education in an Arab newspaper. The column which appeared in Arab News states that 6 million children in Pakistan remain out of school. Independent figures put the estimated figure at 25million out of school children. The PM in his...


Afghan security forces launch rocket, injure two Pakistani soldiers

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd July 2015

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...


Prime Minister, army chief take stock of situation

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st July 2015

Prime Minister, army chief take stock of situation ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the PM House here on Tuesday and exchanged views on a host of issues critical to the security of the country. According to official sources, matters relating to the Operation Zarb-e-Azb as well as return, rehabilitation and resettlement of Temporarily Displaced...


Punjab had highest number of rape cases reported

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th June 2015

Punjab had highest number of rape cases reported WEB DESK: Punjab topped all provinces in the number of rape cases reported in the year 2013-2014, states a report released on Saturday. At least 2504 cases were reported from Punjab, while Sindh reported 875 cases. Balochistan reported 297 cases, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported 152 cases, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan reported one case each and Azad Kashmir...


Drone strike kills four in North Waziristan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd June 2015

Drone strike kills four in North Waziristan PESHAWAR: As many as four people have been killed in the latest drone strike on Monday in Pakistan´s restive tribal region near the Afghan border, Aaj News reported. The strike took place in the Shawal area of North Waziristan, sources said. The unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at a compound in Shawal area killing at...


NWA: Terrorists gun-down two FC personnel

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th May 2015

NWA: Terrorists gun-down two FC personnel MIRANSHAH: Terrorists attacked frontier constabulary check post in North Waziristan leaving at least two dead, Aaj News reported. Terrorists attacked FC Touchi Scouts check post in Ghulam Khan, North Waziristan. In the result of this attack two FC officials identified as Qasim and Tariq were killed while Mehdi Shah, another FC official was severely injured....


NWA: Air Strikes kills 17 terrorists

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th May 2015

NWA: Air Strikes kills 17 terrorists SHAWAL: Successful air strikes kill’s 17 extremist in North Waziristan, Aaj News reported. In a successful offense, air strikes carried out by security forces targeted three terrorist hide outs and destroyed five vehicles, killing at least 17 terrorist. There are reports of the presence of foreign terrorist in the...


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