Corps commanders reviews implementation of NAP

Corps commanders reviews implementation of NAP RAWALPINDI: The Corps Commanders’ Conference was held at General Headquarters on Tuesday, chaired by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. Accordin ...

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During Tuesday’s proceedings, assistant prosecutor general Muntazir Mehdi said that DIG Sultan Khawaja is currently supervising the investigation, in pursuance of the court order passed earlier. The investigation reports have been compiled and will be filed within a week, he informed, requesting the court allow more time. The two-judge bench gave him one week. Meanwhile, additional attorney general Salman Talibuddin said he sent letters requesting the spy agencies to submit investigation reports in the matter. However, they have yet to respond, he added. “We would, therefore, direct issuance of notices to the heads of the above agencies for submission of reports, if any possessed by them, within 15 days from today,” ordered the bench members. Compensation An SHC official submitted a report that 400 of the 1,200 legal heirs have already been given their compensation cheques. The cheques for the remaining 800 heirs will be delivered within 15 days, he assured. Disposing of the Nazir’s report, the bench ordered him to submit a detailed report containing the names of the legal heirs after they receive the cheques. The additional director of the Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution, Arshad Iqbal Rajput, said that the legal heirs of 214 deceased have been paid compensation. He produced a list, showing cases of 15 persons are being processed, while eight claims have been rejected. The matter of payment to 13 claimants, who are underage, is also pending so far, he added. Lawyer Faisal Siddiqui informed that the EOBI has sought copies of the relevant B-form or family registration certificate to verify the claims of the underage legal heirs but the National Database Registration Authority is not cooperating. He suggested payment be made on the basis of CNICs on which certain other compensations have already been given to the claimants by the commission appointed by the SHC. Agreeing with the suggestion, the judges ordered EOBI to give compensation to the underage claimants on the basis of documents submitted to the commission. The hearing was adjourned till February 6.

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Plan to establish Psycho trauma centres

LAHORE (APP): Chairperson National Standing Committee for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, and Coordinator to Prime Minister on National Psycho Social Advisory Council Marvi Memon said ...

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Restoration of MSC program demanded

Jamal Qamar BANNU: Mutahida Talba demands to take back the cancellation of allotment of Ghazali Hostel and in Government Post Graduate College BSC and MSC classes should also be restored. ...

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Anti-polio drive from 30th

KOTLI (APP): A three-day polio vaccination drive will commence from Sept 30 in the district. This was stated by Deputy Commissioner Masood ur Rehman while speaking in a meeting of medical officials on ...

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Shopkeepers not displaying price lists

Imran Sharif DASKA: The administration had failed to implement rates at shops located on College Road despite the fact that the rate lists has been provided to them. Taking full ...

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Complaint cell established at FDA

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House looted in Nowshera

Syed Wali Ullah Shah NOWSHERA: Thieves on Thursday looted a house in village Ghala Dhar, Union Council of Pir Sabak and took away four kg gold, two mobile sets, one blanket and cash money. ...

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Bandits rob wedding guests

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Anti-Polio drive begins in Mohmand

Saif Ullah MOHMAND AGENCY: Anti-Polio drive started in Mohmand Agency which would continue till Oct 2. 88210 children would be administer with polio drops and for the purpose 365 mobile, 39 fax ...

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Six-year girl molested

GUJRANWALA (Online): A six-year-old girl was raped allegedly in a village in the suburb of Gujranwala following which she was admitted to a hospital in a serious condition. According to sources, the i ...

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Married woman commits suicide

MULTAN (APP)- A married woman committed suicide on Thursday due to some family problems here in the limits of Basti Malook police. According to police, Rukhsana Bibi (28),r/o Qasba Maral area was d ...

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4 injured in landmine blast

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2 accused of Gilgit firing held

GILGIT, (INP): The police arrested two accused involved in exchange of fire here on Thursday. However, no loss was reported due to firing. According to security sources, armed men of two groups ...

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Man killed in factory blast

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Nairobi shopping mall searched for bodies

NAIROBI (BBC): Kenyan and foreign forensics teams are searching the Westgate shopping complex in Nairobi amid uncertainty over how many bodies they may find following the four-day sieg ...

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More rebels surrender in Philippines

MANILA (BBC): More Muslim rebels have surrendered in the Philippines\' south, a day after the UN said the ongoing fighting has resulted in a humanitarian crisis. The military is believed to have custo ...

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Remand hearing for Greenpeace team held

MOSCOW (BBC): A Russian court has begun hearings to decide whether 30 Greenpeace activists should stay in custody over their actions during an oil protest. Two Russians among them were remande ...

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China court jails army singers’ son

BEIJING (BBC): A court in China has convicted the son of two high-profile army singers of rape and sentenced him to 10 years in jail, state media say. The court said it had shown leniency to Li Tianyi ...

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Ebad back in Governor House

Naimat Khan KARACHI: Governor Sindh, Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, Tuesday resumed his duties as Sindh Governor and announced his return through issuing a statement to condemn the suic ...

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Two gets 10-year imprisonment

Karachi (PPI): The Special Judge CNS Court Hub sentenced a 10-year imprisonment (RI) to accused Ghulam Nabi and Muhammad Sarwar with fine of Rs 20,000 each. In case of fine payment default, smugglers ...

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WAF condemns suicide attack

KARACHI (APP): Women\'s Action Forum (WAF - Karachi) has extended its sympathies to all the victims of suicide bombing in All Saint\' Church in Peshawar. WAF activists in a condolence meeting on Tuesd ...

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54 retailers challaned for profiteering

KARACHI (PPI): On the directives of Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, the crackdown against profiteers selling milk, poultry and other edible items to citizens at exorbitant rates was contin ...

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Greenpeace activist hangs off Eiffel Tower

PARIS (AFP): A Greenpeace activist Saturday staged a two-hour protest in a tent suspended from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower against Russia\'s detention of 30 members of the environmental lobby ...

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China leader promises reforms

BEIJING (Reuters): A top Chinese leader has promised \"unprecedented\" economic and societal reforms at the Communist Party\'s much anticipated plenum meeting next month, state media reported on Satur ...

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Lonmin mine accident kills one

JOHANNESBURG (AFP): One mineworker was killed and three others injured in an accident Saturday at Lonmin\'s Marikana platinum mine in South Africa, the firm said in a statement. \"It was a mine accide ...

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Police chase gunman

RIDGECREST (AP): Police were investigating a deadly shooting in this Mojave Desert city when they got a chilling call — from the killer. Sergio Munoz said he wanted to deliver a \"package\" to police ...

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Pakistani onions bring down prices in IHK

SRINAGAR (INP): Onion prices started decreasing here Saturday because of its arrival from Pakistan. Onions were selling at Rs.100 per kg here till Friday, but recorded a decline in prices Satur ...

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Myanmar earns US$102m in rubber exports

YANGON (ANN): Myanmar has earned more than US$102 million in raw rubber exports, up from US$94 million last year, according to the Ministry of Commerce. According to export earnings published f ...

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Police recover kidnapped infant in Quetta

QUETTA: Police have recovered an infant who was kidnapped from the city’s Civil Hospital three weeks ago.The baby was recovered during a raid at a house in Satellite Town. Police arres ...

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MQM says Dilshad killed in Rangers custody

KARACHI (FP Report) MQM condemned the death of its party worker Dilshad Ahmed by Rangers in Karachi operation.While addressing a press conference, MQM leader Hyder Abbas Rizvi said that Dils ...

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5TH basic life support course ends at KTH

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: 5TH Empress Razia Sultana Basic Life Support training program was held at Khyber Teaching Hospital to train the community, practitioners and doctors about the basi ...

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Khyber teachers elect office bearers

F.P Report JAMRUD: Nasir Shah Afridi and Atiq ur Rehman of Khudam Asateza Panel in annual elections of All Khyber Agency Teachers Association (KATA) were elected as president and general secret ...

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20 more suspects held in Peshawar

PESHAWAR (INP): Peshawar city police continued pre-Muharram operation in different areas of the city on Sunday during which 20 more suspects were arrested alongwith arms and drugs. Acco ...

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26 cops suspended

PESHAWAR (INP): Action against corrupt and ineligible police officials of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) continues as 26 more cops of Kohat and Hazara region were suspended on Sunday. According to details, o ...

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Three die in different mishaps

KARACHI (PPI): Three people were killed and two others injured in separate incidents in the city on Tuesday. An unknown person, 40, was found dead in Karimabad. Chhipa ambulance office said that the m ...

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Hashmi demands review of blasphemy law

Ali Furqan ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly members belonging to minority and Pakistan Tahreek e Insaf urges the government to review the existing blasphemy laws, since it is be ...

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Afghan trade team set to visit Pakistan

KABUL (PAN): Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) Co-President Khan Jan Alokozai is set to head a delegation to Pakistan tomorrow (Wednesday), officials said. Afg ...

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Shale oil poses threat to Gulf exports

DUBAI (APP/AFP): Shale oil production could pose a threat to exports from the Gulf region, whose energy wealth has given it pivotal role in the global market and a geopolitical importa ...

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Celebrating Peace Day with Voice

F.P. Report Karachi: United Mobile, Pakistan\'s Leading Mobile Phone Distribution Company, steps out with their latest offering \'VOICE - Pakistan\'s First Smart Phone Brand\' at the D ...

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Expo Pakistan to be held tomorrow

KARACHI (APP): All preparations are complete for the biggest ever Expo Pakistan which will commence here from September 26. This was stated by an official of the Trade Development Authority of Pakista ...

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Lyari gang war accused nabbed in Lahore

MONITORING DESK LAHORE - Another accused of Lyari gang has been arrested from a secret place in Lahore Cantt on Friday.Having information about den of a man hailing from Lyari gang war, secr ...

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No relief in sight for quake survivors

MONITORING DESK AWARAN - Tens of thousands of survivors of earthquake waited for help in soaring temperatures Friday, as the death toll rose past 600 and anger grew at the slow pace of government a ...

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Punjab sugar mills stop purchasing sugarcane

ISLAMABAD (APP): The suger mills in Punjab have stopped to purchase sugarcane from growers in the province due to reduction in support price of the crop by Sind government. Sectery General Kissan Bach ...

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Time to take decision

The dilemma of our nation is that no one is ready to take responsibility of any mishap. When an incident takes place we see a series of statements in which everyone blames other for the incident. Sinc ...

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Ogra scam: Judicial remand of Sadiq extended

MONITORING DESK ISLAMABAD - An accountability court on Friday extended the judicial remand of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Orga) ex-chairman Tauqeer Sadiq by further two weeks and directed Nat ...

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Shebab mocks Kenya, threatens more attacks

MONITORING DESK_NAIROBI: Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels have threatened more attacks against Kenya, taking to Twitter to mock the country after extremist gunmen attacked a Nairobi shopping ...

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Why stress gets the better of women, not men

ISLAMABAD, Sept 27 (Online): Women suffering severe stress can develop heart disease, cancer and arthritis while men suffer no such illness from the same, scientists believe.Researchers at th ...

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Eating less holds key to living longer

ISLAMABAD, Sept 27 (Online): Believe it or not, eating just enough to survive could actually hold the key to living longer -- at least in animals, a new study has found.British scientists hav ...

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Humble star Messi in court on tax charges

BARCELONA: Idolised for his skill on the field, four-time World Footballer of the Year Lionel Messi's clean image will be tested on Friday when he answers tax evasion charges in court.The Ar ...

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Man gunned down in DHA

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Owais Shah ends first-class career

LONDON (Agencies): Owais Shah has retired from first-class cricket to pursue a career in the limited-overs formats, including being a Twenty20 freelance around the world, and Essex are hopeful of havi ...

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PDCA honored victorious U-19 cricket team

PESHAWAR (APP): Peshawar District Cricket Association Tuesday distributed cash prize sent in by Pakistan Cricket Board for the players of winner team of Peshawar Region Under-19 here at Green Hut on T ...

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Misbah can do lot better as a captain: Moin

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan cricket team manager Moin Khan has said that the Test and one-day skipper Misbah-ul-Haq can perform much better as a captain by just improving his captaincy skills a bit. Tal ...

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7 ANA troops dead in separate attacks

KABUL (AIP): Seven Afghan National Army (ANA) troops were killed in separate attacks over the past 24 hours, defence ministry said Saturday. The ANA troops were killed by separate gun and bomb attacks ...

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iPhone to rotate mid-air to prevent damage!

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Venus Williams overpowers Azarenka

TOKYO (Agencies): Former world number one Venus Williams overpowered ailing top seed Victoria Azarenka 6-2 6-4 with ruthless efficiency to reach the last 16 of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday. ...

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Turkish police subdue man with fake bomb

ANKARA: Turkish police on Thursday subdued a man who arrived near Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office in the capital Ankara carrying a fake bomb, an official said.Police fired ...

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JUI-F rejects Defence of Pakistan Ordinance

MONITORING DESK LAHORE – Briefing the media after the meeting of his party’s executive body on Thursday, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that the Majlis-e-Shoora of his party has ...

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Syria army makes gains as peace talks await

MONITORING DESK BEIRUT: Syrian government forces, bolstered by Lebanese and Iraqi militia, have made advances in recent days in fighting with rebels around the big cities of Damascus and Aleppo.3 ...

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Turkish police subdue man with fake bomb

ANKARA: Turkish police on Thursday subdued a man who arrived near Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office in the capital Ankara carrying a fake bomb, an official said.Police fired ...

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89 profiteers fined Rs124500

KARACHI (PPI): In a crackdown against profiteers, 89 shopkeepers were charged with Rs 124500 fine for selling commodities above government rates, while two others were jailed. Commissioner Karachi Sho ...

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13 buildings inadequate in Fire

KARACHI (Online): Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) Monday declared that Timber Market fire has left 13 buildings ?extremely inadequate? for residence, sources told Samaa. The SBCA officials vis ...

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Plastic surgery camp from 31st

KARACHI (PPI): Renowned Plastic Surgeon of Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), Dr Asad Awan on Monday said two-day free of cost plastic surgery of patients would commence from 31st December 2014 in hospital ...

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Greg Giokas and other officials meet PAC

F.P. Report KARACHI: Under the auspices of Canadian High Comm­issioner, Greg Giokas, a group of Islamabad-based dip­l­omats, development experts, United Nations organizations and other official ...

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Pak stocks swell as IMF shows satisfaction

KARACHI (Online): Paki­stan’s Karachi Stock Exch­ange swelled on Monday as investors resorted to buying shares after the International Monetary Fund expresses satisfaction on Islamabad’s econo ...

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Traders facing problems

ISLAMABAD (Online): Acting President ICCI Khalid Chaudhry on Monday said that due to unfriendly business environment, local traders are facing many problems in promoting business activities. A ...

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2nd annual conference ends

ISLAMABAD (APP): Second annual conference on Entrepreneurship concluded here on Monday with the objective to emphasize importance of entrepreneurship being incorporated in the curriculum of universiti ...

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Drugs firm Shire buys ViroPharma

LONDON (APP/AFP): Bri­tish drugs group Shire said Monday that it has agreed to buy US-based rare disease specialist ViroPharma for about $4.2 billion in cash. The board of directors of the two ...

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400 to participate in youth conference

ISLAMABAD (APP): As many as 400 youth from across the country would participate in the two-day National Youth Conference `Building a democratic society\' to be kicked off from October 28 (Monday). The ...

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PMI to train 5000 participants till 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan Manpower Institute (PMI) would train overall 5000 participants under its five-year plan by the year 2017 through offering courses in different market-oriented fields. Talking ...

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Zardari sends bouquet to Asalm

ISLAMABAD (INP): On behalf of former President Asif Ali Zardari, Leader of Pakistan People’s Party, Munawar Anjum delivered a bouquet of flowers to founder member the PPP and renowned poet, Aslam Gurd ...

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‘Kashmir issue must be resolved’

ISLAMABAD (INP): Minister for Kashmir Affairs Chaudhry Barjees Tahir has said that Kashmir issue must be resolved according to UN resolutions. In a statement on the occasion of Black Day against India ...

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NHA to build new motorways

ISLAMABAD (APP): National Highway Authority (NHA) was committed to provide international standard road links to all parts of the country and for achievement of this target it was planning to build sev ...

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Bad weather disrupt air traffic

ISLAMABAD (INP): The passengers and relatives had to suffer a lot as the bad disrupted the air traffic at Benazir International Airport here on Sunday. According to spokesman of Pakistan Intern ...

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CDA to set up enquiry office in Margalla Town

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has planned to set up an enquiry office in Margalla Town here for redressing the problems of area. The CDA has already allocated Rs4 million in ...

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PMNH becomes hub for school trips

ISLAMABAD (APP): With special displays of species of plants, animals, minerals and wildlife, Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) has become a major attraction for nature lovers and school childr ...

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Police arrest 17 lawbreakers

RAWALPINDI (APP): Police in its continued drive against anti-social elements have arrested 17 lawbreakers besides recovering 945 grams charras, 110 grams heroin, 42 bottles of liquor, ...

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People demand proper facilities in parks

ISLAMABAD (APP): The largest Fatima Jinnah Park and the second largest Rose and Jasmine Garden of the capital have lost their attraction for visitors due to lack of facilities. Both the ...

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Afzal Butt elected President PFUJ

FP Report ISLAMABAD:Federal Executive Council, FEC of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), has strongly condemned gonad gardi and holligism, by a group of armed men for mak ...

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NYC police: 5 dead after Brooklyn stabbings

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department said early Sunday the ages of the victims ranged from 1 to 20. Police didn t immediately disclose the victims relationships to one another.New ...

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Five workers abducted

KABUL (AIP): Five workers of a demining firm were abducted in Kohsan district of Herat province on Saturday, an official said. Unknown gunmen kidnapped five workers of a demining firm, Helo Traff, in ...

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Jirga to hold two sessions

KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of the parliament, on Saturday decided to hold two general sessions and three commission-level meetings every week. Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said the ...

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ICC has to do away with pariahs

South Africa won the second Test against Pakistan, whatever way they can, to keep their seven-year unbeaten record in away-home series intact. Yes, in the record-books South Africans will go home unbe ...

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Georgia votes for new president

Georgia (VOA): People in Georgia are voting for a new president Sunday in an election that will end the tumultuous 10-year rule of Mikheil Saakashvili. Twenty three candidates are runn ...

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UK braced for severe storm and heavy rain

LONDON (Agencies): Millions of people in England and Wales have been warned to prepare for heavy rain and hurricane-force winds on Sunday night and Monday. Gusts of up to 80mph (130km/h) are p ...

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One held after stabbing student

BLOOMINGTON (AP): One person was arrested Sunday morning in connection with a stabbing that injured an Indiana University student at a campus apartment building, school officials said. University poli ...

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China newspaper apologises

BEIJING (Agencies): A Chinese newspaper, which made front-page appeals for the release of one its journalists, has issued an apology. The Guangdong-based New Express said a preliminary police investig ...

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Argentine leader’s power at stake

BUENOS AIRES (AP): Argentines are voting in nationwide congressional elections that mark the beginning of the end of a government led by Cristina Fernandez and her late husband Nestor Kirchner since 2 ...

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Robinson in early lead in polls

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Ethnic Hungarians call for autonomy

TARGU SECUIESC (AP): Thousands of ethnic Hungarians have held rallies in Romania to demand autonomy in the areas where they live. The marches — with people singing, waving Hungarian flags, and riding ...

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UN Tanzanian soldier killed in fighting

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Large protest in Spain

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Austrian police seize half-ton of cannabis

VIENNA (AP): Authorities have seized 500 kilograms (about 1,100 pounds) of cannabis during a routine check on a camping van entering southern Austria from Slovenia. Two Italian men were arrested. Poli ...

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PM speech and drone attacks

Sher Muhammad Khan “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged the United States to end drone attacks as Amnesty International warned that civilian - killing strikes could constitute war ...

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US denies Obama knew of Merkel spying

WASHINGTON: The imbroglio over the tapping of Angela Merkel's phone deepened Sunday, after a US denial that President Barack Obama was informed years ago of electronic surveillance of the German ch ...

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Paintings with peace messages go on display

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Agreement of power provision signed

KABUL (AIP): An agreement for provision of electricity to south-western areas of Kabul city was inked with a foreign company in Kabul. “A contract has been signed between Da Afghanistan Breshna ...

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Adil wins weightlifting contest

KHANEWAL (APP): Sheikh Adil won in 94 kilogram category in the weightlifting championship 2013 organized by the district sports department. Over 79 wightlifters across the district participated in the ...

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POA chief praises PSB decision

LAHORE (APP): President, Pakistan Olympic Association, Maj Gen retd Muhammad Akram Sahi has appreciated the decision of Pakistan Sports Board for not allowing the illegal contingent of Lt Gen retd, Sy ...

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Bicyclists to attend Islamabad race

QUETTA (APP): Under the auspices of Balochistan Cycling Association, the bicyclists of the province will participate in Murree-Islamabad Cycle race. According to a press release issued, here on Tuesda ...

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Shama club win in T-20 Cricket League

PESHAWAR (APP): Shama club secured 107 runs victory against Great Club in the ongoing Golden Jubilee Shama Twenty20 Cricket League here at Gymkhana ground on Tuesday. In the first match Shama club won ...

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Helmand rebel group embraces peace

LASHKARGAH (PAN): A 14-member insurgent group reconciled with the government in southern Helmand province as a result of joint efforts by intelligence officials and peace negotiators, the gove ...

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Ministry of Mines accused of corruption

KABUL (AIP): National Lab­our Union, foundations and former officials of ministry of mines alleged corruption existed in the ministry, adding the mines and workers of other projects linked to ...

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3 students drown in Rawal Lake

ISLAMABAD (Online): Three students including two brothers drowned in Rawal Lake Islamabad on Thursday. According to policeÇ the students belonged to Islamabad Model College for Boys G-11/1 ...

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Bridge at Kurang Nullah under consideration

ISLAMABAD (APP): Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration is working with the officials of Capital Development Authority to prepare technical report on the project of design as well as ...

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Woods returns with an eye to the past

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP): Tiger Woods is making his latest comeback in golf with an eye to the past. Equipped with a new teacher and a stronger body, Woods said Tuesday he is working on a swing that inc ...

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Afghanistan isn’t alone

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Kabul-Islamabad strategic pact needed

KABUL (NNI): Pakistani officials have asserted that Islamabad has the ability to end the ongoing insurgent conflict in Afghanistan, but experts suggest it would only do so if Kabul officials forge a s ...

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Karzai returns from 5-day visit to Britain

KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday returned from a five-day state visit to Britain, where he attended the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum and a trilateral summit with UK and Pakistani pr ...

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Last solar eclipse of year 2013 today

ISLAMABAD (APP): Last solar eclipse of the year 2013 will occur on Sunday though it would not be visible in Pakistan. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department the eclipse will begin at 15:00 ho ...

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All Pakistan press clubs\' convention

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Work on new golf club completed

ISLAMABAD (INP): The construction of a new golf club near Islamabad Club has completed on more than four acre of land, which is expected to be inaugurated soon. The golf club is constructed jointly by ...

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6 die, 623 hurt in 448 road accidents

F.P Report LAHORE:Total 488 road traffic accidents were reported in Rescue 1122\'s Provincial Monitoring Cell in all 36 Districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours; in which 06 lives were Lost ...

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43 get infected with dengue

LAHORE (Online): The patients infected with dengue are on a rise in Punjab. 43 individuals have been infected with dengue in the past 24 hours. 27 individuals got infected with the dengue virus in Lah ...

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Bid foiled to smuggle heroin

LAHORE (INP): The airport security personnel foiled a bid to smuggle more than 10 kilograms of high quality heroin here on Wednesday. One accused was arrested and the drug was seized. According to Ant ...

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LHC?takes notice of acid attack

F.P Report LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Wednesday took notice on a press report that a husband attacked his wife with acid. District & Sessions Judge, Faisalabad has been directed for looking i ...

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Man axed to death

FAISALABAD (APP): A man was axed to death in Sammundri City police limits on Sunday. According to the police, 55-year-old Muhammad Iqbal of Chak No.470-GB was working in fields where unidentified accu ...

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ANP?Dir meeting held

TariqUllah Wardag: Upper Dir: Awami Nationa Party Organizing committee meeting held in Upper Dir. The meeting announced formation of eighteen union council organizing committees. Muhammad Shafi ...

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Dry weather forecast

MULTAN (APP): The local Met office has forecast dry weather for the city and its suburbs during the next 24 hours. On Sunday, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded as 31.5 degrees Centig ...

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Malgaray Ustazan elections held

F.P Report LAKKI MARWAT: Gul Malook Khan Wazir and Jamil Ahmad Khan Haqdad Abadi were unanimously elected as president and general secretary respectively of Malgari Ustazan district chapter. Th ...

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NIBGE to hold training workshop

FAISALABAD (APP): National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) will hold five-day 2nd national training workshop on \"Chromatography & Mass Spectrometry\" here from Monday ( ...

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Entry test for MBA held

Abid Ali Sogani DADU: Entry test for Admission in Masters Program was conducted at Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Campus Dadu on Sunday. Entry test was conducted under the supervision o ...

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DCO for promotion of peace in society

KHANEWAL (APP): District Coordination Officer Muhammad Ayyaz Saleem urged people to play their role for the promotion of love and peace in society. Addressing a ceremony here on Sunday, ...

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18 held with drugs, weapons

MULTAN (APP): Multan police claimed on Sunday to have arrested 18 accused and recovered drugs and illegal weapons. According to police, Mushtaq, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Kazim, Arshad, Nauman, ...

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Entry of 40 ulema banned in Jhang

JHANG (APP): The district administeration has imposed ban on the entry of 40 ulema in the district in order to maintain peace during Muharram. The ban has been imposed on Maulana Abdul ...

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Teachers demand

F.P Report TIMERGARA: Secondary teachers of the state run schools working in grade 15 on Sunday demanded of the government to end the existing one third promotion policy in education department ...

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WASA launches desilting drive

FAISALABAD (APP): Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) launched a de-silting campaign in various parts of the city to address sewerage complaints. A WASA spokesman said on Sunday that a large nu ...

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Forms submission date extended

KARACHI(APP): The Karachi University on Sunday announced to extend the date for submitting the registration forms and fee of B.A, B.Com, BOL (Private) and improvement of divisions in B.A, B.Com and B ...

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Seminar on women, child health on Oct 28

KARACHI (APP): The NFEH AND MNCH programme Sindh will organise second public awareness seminar on Women & Child Health on October 28, at a hotel here from 2 to 6 pm. The aim of the seminar is to pr ...

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Hafiz Naeem visits camps by Al-Khidmat

KARACHI(APP): Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Chief Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman visited the camps set up by Al-Khidmat Welfare Society and Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) on the occasion of Urs of ...

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Kashmiris to continue resistance

KARACHI(APP): Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Azad Kashmir Chief Abdur Rasheed Turabi has said that the Kashmiris will continue their resistance against invasion by India. He expressed these views during a me ...

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Sadiq reviews construction of Flyovers

KARACHI (APP): Administrator KMC Saqib Ahmed Soomro has said that construction of four flyovers on Shahrah-e-Pakistan is underway speedily. He said that 80 per cent work of second track of Water Pum ...

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Posters contest organized

KARACHI (Online): The prize awarding ceremony of the Children\'s Posters Contest on \"Prevention from Burn Injuries\" has been postponed. The event was jointly organized by the Friends of Burns Center ...

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Trees on canal banks to be renumbered

LAHORE (APP): Trees on canal banks and government forests in Punjab would be renumbered. The step is being taken as part of initiatives of the Punjab forest department to further improve the s ...

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Govt to amend labour laws: Ishfaq Sarwar

LAHORE (INP): Punjab Minister for Labour, Raja Ishfaq Sarwar has said that provincial government will amend the existing labour law besides further legislation to protect the rights of labours ...

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Over 337 posts of pharmacists vacant

LAHORE (APP): The country\'s alophathic medicines market is worth around Rs.132 billion per anum and Rs.1500 million per month can be saved through proper filling of vacant posts of pharmacist and ...

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30 Indian traders arrive Lahore

LAHORE (INP) A 30 member delegation of Indian young entrepreneurs arrived Lahore this afternoon through Wagah Border to attend Indo-Pak Young Entrepreneurs Summit. Shaban Khalid, President, Islamabad ...

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Renovation of Gurdwaras start

LAHORE (APP): Renova­tion of all Gurdwaras will be completed in the first week of November on birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak Sahib which will start from November 15. Chai ...

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PML-N following footsteps of PPP: Hashmi

LAHORE (INP): President Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Makhdoom Javed Hashmi has blamed that Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) led federal government is following the footsteps of former Pakistan ...

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12 including nine SHOs suspended

FAISALABAD (APP): Regional Police Officer (RPO) Faisalabad Mian Javaid Islam has suspended 12 police officers including nine SHOs for negligence and poor performance. A police spokesman ...

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Plastic warehouse gutted in Saddar

KARACHI (PPI): A fire damaged in a local warehouse in Sadder area on Friday. According to the central fire station, the fire broke due to electricity shortcut at about 11:00 am in a plastic warehouse ...

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CM Balochistan Malik Baloch returns home

KARACHI (Online): Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has returned to Pakistan, cutting short his UK trip after a devastating earthquake killed over 350 people and left hundreds of thousa ...

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Pak Navy relief and rescue operation

KARACHI (PPI): While employing all possible resources, Pakistan Navy continues its extensive efforts for swift provision of relief and rescue support to the earthquake affectees of Balochistan. Comman ...

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Awarding ceremony for language course

KARACHI (PPI): A Certificate Awarding Ceremony for Japanese Language Course students was held recently at the Japan Information and Cultural Center, Consulate-General of Japan at Karachi. 27 Pakistani ...

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IGP awards cash prizes, certificates

LAHORE (APP): Inspector General Police Punjab Khan Baig on Friday awarded certificates and cash prizes worth Rs 321,000 among policemen. Talking to the media in Gujranwala on Friday, he said t ...

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PPP Punjab Council

meeting today LAHORE (APP): A council meeting of the PPP Punjab will be held here on Sept 28. The meeting will be chaired by Manzoor Watto, PPP central Punjab President while provincial ...

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‘Govt to end energy crisis’

LAHORE (APP): PML-N lawmaker in the Punjab Assembly Mian Marghoob Ahmed Friday expressed his optimism that the government would overcome the energy crisis through a comprehensive policy. He said the f ...

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World Tourism Day observed

LAHORE (APP): Provincial Minister for Tourism Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has announced a special drive to create awareness among youths to conserve potable water and discourage its wastage. Addressing p ...

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PBC suspends licenses of 3 lawyers

F.P. Report LAHORE: Disciplinary Committee of the Punjab Bar Council (PBC) has suspended licenses to practice as advocates of three lawyers namely Syed Jawad Raza, Sh. Muhammad ...

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Micro plan NID anti-polio drive from 30th

KARACHI (PPI): Three-day Micro plan NID Anti-polio campaign will commence from 30th Sept and run up to 2nd Oct 2013 in Sindh, said Additional Secretary Health Department Sindh Dr Masood Solangi on Fr ...

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Body of man found form DHA

KARACHI (PPI): The body of a man was found from DHA area of the city on Friday. The body, bearing several torture marks, was found near Saba Avenue, Defence Housing Authority (DHA), within the ...

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Learning Festival in city on Oct 31

KARACHI (APP): A Learning Festival would be organised in Karachi on October 31 at the Pakistan Institute of Management (PIM) House. This was stated by the Secretary General of the Trainer Reso ...

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16 more dengue fever cases in Karachi

KARACHI (PPI): Sixteen more dengue viral fever cases were reported in Karachi on Friday, increasing the number of confirmed patients to 1425 in the city this year, said Dr M Shakeel Aa ...

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KU announces MA Previous result

KARACHI (PPI): Karachi University here Friday announced the result of MA Previous external examination 2012. In MA Previous Arabic 22 candidates were registered, 20 of them appeared in the exam and 3 ...

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Hindu community to celebrate Diwali today

LAHORE (NNI): The Hindu community will celebrate Dewali on Nov 3 across the country. A central ceremony would be celebrated at Karishna Mandar Ravi Road here under the Evacuee Trust Property Board whe ...

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Message of CM Punjab on Anti-Dengue Day

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that all government departments are fully active for coping with dengue. He said that due to vigorous awarenes ...

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Security beefed up in city after

Hakimullah\'s death: DIG Operations LAHORE (INP): Acting Deputy Inspector General (IGP) Operations Lahore, Rana Abdul Jabbar has said that security has been beefed up in the provincial capital ...

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LHC disposes notice in acid attack case

F.P. Report LAHORE: Lahore High Court has disposed a notice \"wife throws acid on husband and his second wife\" as complete police report of the case has been submitted before the Anti-Terroris ...

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Drone strikes attacks on Pak solidarity: JI

LAHORE (Online): Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said the drone attack on Friday that killed TTP top leadership was an attack on the solidarity of the country and aimed at sa ...

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Bullet-riddled body found

KARACHI (PPI): A bullet riddled body of man was recovered from Mauripur area of the metropolis on Wednesday. Kalri police said a bullet riddled body of man, aged around 52, was found near Derwaish Hot ...

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IEEEP fair kicks off

KARACHI (PPI): To boost electrical and electronics exports, Industrial, Electrical & Electronics Exhibition of Pakistan (IEEEP) Fair 2013 started in Karachi Expo Center from October 29th to 31st. The ...

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ECP to print 600m ballots for LG polls

ISLAMABAD (Online): Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is to print more than 600 million ballot papers and the total cost for Local government elections to be Rs 10 billion. ECP already owes Rs Pri ...

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NAB recovers Rs31b

ISLAMABAD (Online): NAB (National Accountability Bureau) has reported to have recovered more than Rs 31 billion from defaulters, and corrupt officials, during past five years’ out-of-court settlements ...

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Khursheed not received PM’s letter

ISLAMABAD (Online): The leader of opposition in NA, Syed Khursheed Shah and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Chief Shujat Hussain did not receive any letter in respect of Presidential Ordinanc ...

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KMC clears encroachments in Chakra Goth

KARACHI (PPI): Following the directive of Sindh High Court, Department of Anti-Encroachments Karachi Metropolitan Corporation during an operation against the encroachments razed more than 250 houses a ...

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PM Nawaz leaves for UK today

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - During his visit to Britain Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will represent Pakistan at the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum starting from October 29-31 at London’s ExCel ce ...

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Trader kidnapped, killed in Chaman

CHAMAN (INP): Unknown miscreants kidnapped and gunned down a trader over unknown reasons here on Sunday. According to Levies sources, armed men abducted a trader identified as Haji Dawood from Kaley M ...

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Groups in Lyari agree to ceasefire

76 accused including target killers held KARACHI (INP): Warring groups in Lyari agreed to a ceasefire, while the police and Rangers\' joint operation continued on Sunday. At leas ...

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Four new polio cases reported

Wisal Yousafzai PESHAWAR: Four new polio cases were reported from different areas of Pakistan as this year total cases have reached to 53 in the country. According to t ...

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BD opposition begins 3-day general strike

Dhaka (Online): Bangladesh\'s main opposition party and its allies on Sunday begun a three-day strike over the government\'s failure to set up a caretaker cabinet in the run-up to the country\'s gener ...

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Karachi lawlessness case hearing

KARACHI (Online): A four-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) headed by Chief Justice Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry will hear the Karachi Lawlessness case from Tuesday (Tomorrow). The li ...

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Del Potro beats Federer to win title

BASEL (Agencies): Top seed Juan Martin Del Potro retained his Swiss Indoors title with a 7-6 (7-3) 2-6 6-4 victory against home favourite Roger Federer in Basel. A sixth Swiss title for world number s ...

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Kingston wins Racing Post Trophy

DONCASTER (Agencies): Kingston Hill proved his classic credentials with an impressive victory in the Racing Post Trophy in Doncaster. The 7-2 favourite, trained by Roger Varian and ridden by Andrea At ...

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Ligety wins season-opening GS

Soelden (Agencies): American Ted Ligety claimed the first win of the World Cup skiing season in Soelden, Austria. The world\'s best slalom skier claimed his third successive season-opening victory, be ...

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Serena’s sportsmanship questioned

ISTANBUL (Agencies): Former world number one Jelena Jankovic appeared to question Serena Williams\' sportsmanship after losing a close three-set match to the game\'s leading player in the semi-finals ...

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Late Borini strike gives Sunderland victory

SUNDERLAND (Agencies): Substitute Fabio Borini’s late strike helped Sunderland to a 2-1 win over fierce rivals Newcastle in the Tyne-Wear derby and lifted them off the bottom of the Premier Le ...

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Amar Cables and SPM Stags victorious

F.P. Report LAHORE: Two matches were decided on the 5th day of the Shami T10 Cricket Championship. In the first match Amar Cables beat Turk Plast by 15 runs. Turk Plast winning the toss put Ama ...

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Athletics training camp from Monday

ISLAMABAD (APP): Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) has selected nineteen athletes, including five girl athletes to get training at a camp at Jinnah Stadium Islamabad for the upcoming South Asian ...

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O\'Sullivan wins at Int’l Open in China

SHANGAI (Agencies): Ronnie O\'Sullivan made a successful return to ranking event action, beating Anthony McGill 6-2 in the first round of the International Open in China. O\'Sullivan has not pl ...

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ERC ready to deal with winter disasters

KABUL (PAN): The Emer­gency Response Committee (ERC) on Saturday said two million individuals would be vulnerable to winter calamities, asserting its readiness to deal with possible disasters. ...

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IEC relaxes conditions for candidates

KABUL (PAN): The Indep­endent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday announced relaxing certain conditions for presidential and provincial council candidates. On Tuesday, the commission ...

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50pc cases decided sans defence lawyers

KABUL (PAN): Slamming most court verdicts as unjust, the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA) chief said 50 percent cases of detainees were decided in the absence of defence lawyers. ...

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Teacher killed in Nangarhar

JALALABAD (AIP): Unkn­own gunmen killed a schoolteacher in Chapparhar district of Nangarhar province. The body of the deceased schoolteacher, Muhammad Mashoq, was found dumped in fields near hi ...

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German embassy in Kabul reopens

KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday said the German embassy in Kabul had reopened after one week of closure over security threats. The embassy was shut on Oct 18 after German ...

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Six civil order police injured in Baghlan

KUNDUZ (AIP): Six civil order police personnel were injured in a bomb blast in Markazi Baghlan district of Baghlan province on Sunday An improvised explosive device ripped through a vehicle of ...

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UN chief supports peace talks with Taliban

KABUL (PAN): The UN secretary-general has renewed his support for substantive peace negotiations between the Afghan government and Taliban. “We have been discussing this matter with Afghanista ...

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Oil prices affect every thing

Oil prices went up to a record level during last two years, which adversely affected the life of common man. As soon as the petrol prices rose, it pushed prices of general commodities high whic ...

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Relief goods sent to Balochistan

LAHORE (APP): Punjab Food Minister Bilal Yaseen saw off a 130-C plane from Lahore to Balochistan carrying essential commodities for earthquake victims. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said the ...

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Three injured as policeman opens fire

LAHORE (Online): At least three people including a child were injured when a policeman opened fire in Kot Lakhpat area on Friday. Motive behind the firing was yet to be ascertained. A large num ...

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Lyari gang war accused nabbed in Lahore

LAHORE (INP): The secret agencies arrested another accused belonging to Lyari gang war here on Friday. According to details, the secret agencies personnel having information about den of a man ...

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ANF foils bid to smuggle narcotics

F.P. Report LAHORE: ANF in commitment to war against drugs has seized 15.6 Kgs of Opium and arrested 3 individuals while carrying out a narcotics deal at Lahore. In 2 other cases ANF re ...

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Ranges arrest another 26 criminals

KARACHI (Online): Pakistan Rangers in its targeted action in Karachi has rounded up another twenty six criminals involved in heinous crimes. Weapons including grenades have also been recovered from th ...

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Post monsoon rains likely in Sindh

KARACHI (APP): The Met Office\'s weather advisory report issued on Wednesday has forecast that post monsoon rain is expected in Sindh in next two days while no rain is likely in earthquake affected ar ...

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Microfilming of books to complete soon

KARACHI (APP): The microfilming of the books of the Sindh Department of Archives would be completed soon. This was stated by the Sindh Minister for Information and Archives, Sharjeel Inam Memon. He wa ...

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Four more fall victim to dengue in Swat

SWAT (INP): Deadly dengue virus continue to play havoc with the lives of citizens as four more affected people expired during treatment on Thursday. According to health department, four ...

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Balochistan quake renders 21,000 families

QUETTA (APP): The 7.7 magnitude earthquake which struck parts of Balochistan has rendered 21,000 families homeless mounting the death toll to 349 while efforts were afoot to rescue as ...

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Syria committed to chemical weapons deal

DAMASCUS (AFP): Syria is committed to a deal to hand over its chemical weapons, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview, as major powers inched closer to a UN resolution enshrin ...

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Remains found at Costa Concordia

COSTA CONCORDIA (BBC): Officials in Rome overseeing the continuing search for bodies around the wreck of the Costa Concordia say unidentified remains have been found. Two people have been unaccounted ...

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Tunisian rapper jailed for 6 months

TUNISIA (AFP): Tun­isian rapper Klay BBJ was jailed for six months Thursday for songs judged insulting by the authorities, a verdict his supporters slammed as a sign of the Islamist-led government\'s ...

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Venezuelan leader scraps UN trip

CARACAS (AFP): Ven­ezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he had scrapped his plan to take part in the UN General Assembly in New York to \"protect my life\" after purported threats on it. Maduro, just ...

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Sudan drops off internet on riots

KHARTOUM (AP): Sudan dropped almost completely off the Internet on Thursday as riots over the lifting of fuel subsidies entered their third day and protesters battled security forces in the capital. ...

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Bashir’s visa request still with US embassy

KHARTOUM (Reuters):?Sud­an\'s Foreign Ministry denied on Thursday that President Omar Hassan al-Bashir had decided not to attend the UN General Assembly in New York and said his visa application was s ...

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Poor Syrian refugees beg on Yemen’s streets

SANAA/ADEN (Reuters): Fleeing the bloodshed and destruction of civil war in Syria, Yosra Mustafa and 15 members of her extended family crossed into Turkey, but found life there too expensive. They tri ...

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Russia to help guard Syrian sites

MOSCOW (Reuters): Russia is ready to help guard Syrian chemical weapons sites and destroy President Bashar al-Assad\'s stockpiles but will not ship any of the chemical arms to Russia for destruction, ...

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Khatami urges release of prisoners

TEHRAN (AFP): Iran\'s former reformist president Mohammad Khatami has called for the release of all political prisoners, notably opposition chiefs Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, a newspaper r ...

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Nepal recalls envoy

KATHMANDU (AFP):?Nepal on Thursday recalled its ambassador to Qatar after she compared the Middle Eastern emirate to an \"open jail\" for thousands of Nepali migrants who face abuse from employers the ...

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PM Singh shows his class

In relations between India and Pakistan duplicity rather than diplomacy has been the norm; so much so that representatives and even of governments of both countries have, on occasions, resorted to lie ...

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Emerging scenario on sidelines of UN

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is set to meet the USA President Barack Obama today (Friday) on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, hoping to revitalize their military relations an ...

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Sabotaging peace talks

Muhammad Faheem With every deadly blast, in no time a declaration of accepting responsibility for the criminal act is claimed by the ‘so-called spokesman’ of the TTP fol ...

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American home grown terrorism

Afshain Afzal Unaware of what is going to happen on return to duty after merry weekend, it came as a total surprise. The security was at the lowest in and around Naval H ...

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Uphold national honor and self-respect

Mohammad Jamil The destiny of a nation depends on the determination of its people; but there has to be a leader with vision, courage and wisdom with a credible team to inspire them to u ...

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Woman’s role as a witness in Islam

Muqtedir Akhtar Shabir Court can convict an accused person on the testimony of one dependable witness. Law attaches more importance to quality than to quantity of eviden ...

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Beware of the American octopus

Zafar Alam Sarwar “Fauj haq ko kuchal nahein sakti, fauj chahay kisi yazeed ki ho; laash uthti hay phir alam ban kar, laash chahay kisi shaheed ki h ...

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Man killed in wedding firing

LAHORE (INP): A man was killed and another injured when gunmen opened firing during a wedding ceremony here on Sunday. According to police, unidentified miscreants opened fire at the tent installed f ...

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Demolition of encroachment

LAHORE (APP): The Lahore development Authority (LDA) has launched an operation against illegal properties to clear government land of grabbers along Samanabad Nullah to carry out construction of a du ...

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Police finalises security plan

LAHORE (INP): Police have finalized foolproof security plan in Lahore for Muharram-ul-Haram. According to details, police conducted search operation in the sensitive areas of the city on the instructi ...

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Let the people know

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed his interior minister, Chaudhry Nisar, to contact heads of all political parties and take them into confidence and exchange views with them on talks with Talib ...

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Indian aggression persists in IHK

S Rahman Whenever, there is discussion on Indo-Pak ties, attention is automatically drawn towards Kashmir that has, at times, been declared nuclear flashpoint by some global pow ...

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A futile exercise

Naeem Ullah Mehsud Talks or Action There is only one question on everyone\'s mind in Pakistan now-a-days and that is whether we should go for peace talks with TTP or use ...

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Till divorce do us part…

Asha Iyer Kumar During my visits home, I spend the first two days gathering news from my mother about people around that we have known for long. Earlier, weddings, deaths, newbo ...

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Corruption eradication: a myth

Barkat Ali Nasar After a long discussion between two political parties, Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has been appointed as National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman. Now there a ...

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Bomb attacks on

Iraqi soldiers kill 49 BAGHDAD (Reuters): Ten cars rigged with explosives blew up in predominantly Shi\'ite Muslim areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, and a suicide bomber attacked soldiers ...

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Over 33,000 Kunar women get voter cards

ASADABAD (PAN): In the lead-up to next year’s presidential and provincial council elections, voter registration cards have been distributed to 92,000 people, including 33,000 women, in eastern Kunar p ...

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Kabul agricultural fair draws crowds

KABUL (NNI): Thousands of visitors converged this week on the 15th Kabul International Agricultural Fair organized by the government for local and foreign producers to network and market their goods. ...

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IECC set to start probing complaints

KABUL (PAN): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) would start investigating complaints against presidential and provincial council runners tomorrow, an official said on Saturday. ...

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Woman commits suicide

SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A young woman suffering from a psychological ailment committed suicide by shooting herself with her father’s pistol in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Saturday. ...

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District chief among five dead in mishap

KUNDUZ (AIP): At least three persons were killed and a district governor among two others wounded in a road mishap in Badakhshan, police said Saturday. The incident happened in Samdarah area of Arghan ...

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Karachi violence claims five lives

KARACHI (Online): Eyeing to win back its hallmark of \'city of lights\' status, the metropolis is still grappling with law and order situation, as five more people lost lives in the violence a ...

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Ministry confirms coordinated attack

KABUL (AIP): At least four Afghan National Army (ANA) troops were killed and three more wounded after suicide bombings and gun attack in south-eastern Paktika on the night between Thursday and Friday, ...

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Police eliminate 17 Taliban

KABUL (NNI): Afghan police backed by the army have killed 17 Taliban fighters during series of operations across the country over the past 24 hours, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here ...

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Taqi Naqi Township is illegal: Herat mayor

HERAT CITY (PAN): The mayor on Saturday said a township has been illegally constructed west of Herat City, the provincial capital. A probe into Taqi Naqi Township documents revealed the residen ...

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Would-be bomber killed

KHOST (AIP): Afghan security forces killed a would-be suicide bomber in Khost on Saturday, governor’s office said. The bomber wanted to hit government forces in Segai area of Tani district but was sho ...

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PTI, AJI sort out differences

Muqaddam Khan SWABI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Awami Jamhoori Ittehad Pakistan, the two coalition partners in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, have settled their differences and vowed to sail together when P ...

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Schools equipped with modern facilities

Hafiz M Aziz-ur-Rehman HAFIZABAD: The DCO said that the present government was taking all out efforts to promote education to enable the students to get modern education and has provided science labo ...

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Man killed in road accident

FAISALABAD (APP): A youth was killed in an road traffic accident in the area of Sitiana police station. According to police, 30-year-old Abdul Ghaffar, resident of Harsa Sheikhan, Chiniot was walkin ...

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Fikr-e-Quaid convention on Saturday

FAISALABAD (APP): Anjuman Talaba-e-Islam (ATI) will organize Fikr-e-Quaid-o-Iqbal convention here on Saturday (December 06, 2014). A spokesman of the ATI told here on Wednesday that Chairman Sunni I ...

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Revised commodities rates notification issued

BHAKKAR (APP): The new rates of commodities have been fixed after the curtailment of petrolium prices, said official sources here on Wednesday. In this regard a notification has been issued by DCO Mu ...

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Over 50 gypsy huts gutted

MULTAN (APP)-Over 50 makeshift huts of nomads, along Azmat Wasti road caught fire and were reduced to ashes during early hours of Wednesday.According to Rescue 1122, a fire erupted and quickly engulf ...

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Man killed in khanewal

KHANEWAL (APP)-A man was shot dead by two outlaws during dacoity bid here on Wednesday. According to police, security supervisor of District Headquarters hospital Javed, resident of village chowk Jama ...

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Filling stations raided

M. Haleem Asad TIMERGARA: Assistant Commissioner Adenzai Zahid Pervez Wariach along with other concerned officials on Wednesday raided different filling stations in Badwan, Ramora, Khadagzai and Gul ...

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Three robberies in Hafizabad

F.P. Report HAFIZABAD: Dacoits have deprived several passengers and others of millions of rupees and gold ornaments at three different places. According to police source, a bus was proceeding towards ...

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Govt releases funds for Darul Aman in Swabi

SWABI (APP): The Provincial Government has released funds for establishment of Darul Aman for needy people at Swabi district, said Deputy Commissioner Capt Retd Kamran Afridi on Tuesday. Addressing a ...

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Govt facilitating special persons: Arrain

MULTAN (APP): Punjab Minister for Prisons Chaudhry Abdul Waheed Arrain said on Wednesday the Punjab government was utilizing all resources to provide educational facilities and employment to special p ...

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Deadlock in talks due to Imran Khan: Ahsan

Naimat Khan KARACHI: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal has said that the government endeavors to put an end to the politics of sit-ins through dialogue, adding the m ...

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Woman victim of Kot Radha Kashan identified

Muhammad Asghar Wahla, KASUR: An investigation conducted by daily The Frontier Post into the killing of a Christian couple in Kot Radha Kishan recently, has found some serious anomalies in the statem ...

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Police contingent leaves Jordan for training

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A-15 member contingent of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bomb Disposal Unit police left for Jordan to participate in advance training of ATA explosive incident counter measures course. As ...

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Today's Paper

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Damaging partnership

Reading Richard Olson\'s article \'A partnership that delivers\' published in English daily, I could not agree more. Yes, this is a partnership that has delivered in abundance to Pakistan, but what it ...

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2 found in Baghlan

KUNDUZ: (AIP): The armed opponents shot dead two persons in Markazi Baghlan district of Baghlan province, officials said. Their bodies were found dumped in Ali Khawaj area of Markazi Baghlan, the dist ...

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Only rulers, not comforters!

The other day, I was in Peshawar where all and sundry was in shock and horror to witness the unthinkable–deadly church attack in this historic and classic provincial capital city of the KPK. It was o ...

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20 billion rupee package

To gain cheap popularity Prime Minister has announced a package of 20 billion rupees for the youth. This program will not bring any prosperity or progress in the country. Unfortunately the Pri ...

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Four killed in blast

KANDAHAR (AIP): A roadside bomb killed two persons and wounded as many in southern Uruzgan province on Tuesday, police said. The incident happened in Garmao area of Tarinkot, capital of Uruzgan provin ...

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Mohaqiq quits as MP to contest vote

KABUL (PAN): Wahdat-i-Islami Party chief Mohammad Mohaqiq on Tuesday annou­nced his resignation as a member of the Wolesi Jirga, lower house of the parliament, to contest next year’s presidential vote ...

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Explosion jolts Tagab dist office complex

MAHMUD RAQI (PAN): A bomb jolted the Tagab district headquarters in central Kapisa province before Tuesday noon, officials and witnesses said. The blast happened inside the district office comp ...

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Biased members still on IEC

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China seeks regional support for Afghanistan

KABUL (PAN): The People’s Republic of China has called for enhanced regional cooperation at a time when Afgha­nis­tan is going through a historic political and security transition. Ambassador ...

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BOP starts loans for solar penal systems

LAHORE (APP): Bank of Punjab has started issuance of loans for purchasing solar penal systems to overcome electricity shortage. Domestic consumers, educational institutions and petrol pumps ...

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Seafood exports up 34.34% in 3 months

ISLAMABAD (APP): Exports of fish and fish preparations increased by 34.34 percent during the first three months of the current fiscal year against the corresponding period of last year. ...

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Shopkeepers unilaterally increase price

RAWALPINDI (INP): The shopkeepers and dealers have unilaterally increased the price of flour up to Rs25 per 20kg sack, while the residents expressed concerns over the hike in the tariff. The r ...

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Pakistan’s ODI squad leaves for Abu Dhabi

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan\'s one-day squad left for Abu Dhabi for five one-day internationals from the Allama Iqbal International Airport in the early hours of Sunday. The seven player ...

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Steyn to miss first two one-dayers

DUBAI (Agencies): Paceman Dale Steyn will miss the first two of the five-match one-day series against Pakistan to rest his body, South African team management said Sunday. The 30-year-old Steyn featur ...

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Amla doubtful for ODIs, Ingram on standby

DUBAI (Agencies): Hashim Amla, the South Africa batsman, is doubtful for the ODIs against Pakistan in the UAE, as his wife is yet to deliver their second child. Batsman Colin Ingram has been put on st ...

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Investigation training workshop held

KARACHI: To enhance the capacity of Sindh police in regard to investigation and forensic, a ten-day workshop on \"crime scene investigation and forensic science\" was conducted here at local hotel in ...

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Child dies in road mishap

KARACHI (PPI): A child was killed in a road mishap in Korangi Town area of the city on Wednesday. A 12-years-old child, Fahad, son of Sattar was crossing the road when a speeding vehicle hit hi ...

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Seminar on Audit Reports

KARACHI(INP): The Southern Regional Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) has organized a seminar on \"Audit Reports\" at ICAP House, Clifton here. Khurram Jameel FCA, ...

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Pakistanis will not witness total eclipse

KARACHI(APP): A total eclipse of sun on November 3, with magnitude of 1.0159 will not be visible in Pakistan but could be witnessed in North Atlantic and Equatorial African belt. Climate Data P ...

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Two more islands pop up off Pasni coast

Gwadar (Online): The powerful earthquake which struck Balochistan province Tuesday, killing over 300 people, triggered the formation of two more islands off the coast of Gwadar, attracting global curi ...

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Ombudsman takes notice killing of hawker,

F.P. Report LAHORE: Ombudsmn Punjab Javed Mahmood, while taking notice of the death of a newspaper hawker due to negligence of doctors at DHQ Gujranwala, has ordered inquiry and directed DCO Gu ...

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Rape victim undergoes second surgery

LAHORE (INP): A five-year-old girl from Lahore, who was gang raped by unknown men, underwent successful second surgery. According to doctors, the minor girl will remain in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) wh ...

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PU declares results

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab University has declared the results of LL.B. Part II, LL.B Part III annual examination 2013 and Diploma in Physical Education (Under Graduate) annual examination 2013 ...

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PES provides service to victims

LAHORE (APP): The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) provided emergency service to the victims of 463 road accidents in all districts of the province during last 24 hours. A total of 108 accidents ...

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Int’l Tourism Day today

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Vehicles emitting smoke fined

LAHORE (APP): The Environment Protection Department (EPD) of the City District Government Lahore examined 66 vehicles and imposed a fine of Rs 12,250 on owners of smoky vehicles on Friday. According t ...

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LDA officers reshuffled

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Woman killed in roof collapse

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Police arrest close aide of Shiraz Comrade

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Plans to expand metro bus service

F.P. Report LAHORE: Chairman Lahore Transport Company (LTC) Khawaja Ahmad Hasaan has left for China to hold talks with Chinese authorities in regard of expansion of metro bus service. De ...

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3 cops injured in encounter

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IT companies to represent Pakistan

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Raid in PIB Colony, 16 held

KARACHI (Online): At least 16 people were arrested during a targeted police operation conducted overnight in the metropolis area of Ghausia Colony on Thursday. The raid was conducted in search ...

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LHC adjourns case against outages

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JI wants rulers to respect APC decisions

LAHORE (Online): Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Syed Munawar Hasan, has stressed upon the government to respect the APC decisions and refrain from sacrificing national interests only to please US. Add ...

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Crimes on peak in Westridge

RAWALPINDI (Online): Criminal acts are rising in the jurisdiction of Westridge police station. People of the locality alleged that the police and criminals in liaison are committing robbery acts due t ...

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Obama, Manmohan seek to reinvigorate ties

WASHINGTON (AP): President Barack Obama is hosting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for talks on trade and security in a fragile region, offering a chance to inject new life into the partn ...

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Send books not guns, Malala pleads at UN

UNITED NATIONS (INP): With a maturity and poise that belied her tender years, Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenaged girl shot by the Taliban for championing girls\' education stood by world ...

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Hearing against Shahbaz adjourned

ISLAMABAD (Online): Supreme Court (SC) has adjourned hearing of petition filed against Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister Punjab for indefinite period due to non presence of latter\'s counsel in the court ...

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New island named ‘Zalzala Koh’

GWADAR (Online): The new island created by earthquake some 1.5 kilometers at the Jhanda coastline in Gwadar has been named as Zalzala Koh. The island is 60-70 feet above sea level and its land mass st ...

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Daud Ibrahim not in Pakistan:?Aziz

NEW YORK (Online): Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has exchanged views with Indian minister for external affairs Suleman Khurshid on a set of issues incl ...

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KP police get access to mobile phone data

PESHAWAR (Monitoring Desk): Inspector General Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said Thursday that the police had been given permission to access the data of mobile phone calls. Speaking to Local TV, IG ...

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Pak-Saudi $100m pact inked

ISLAMABAD (Online): Pakistan and Saudi Arabia Thursday signed an agreement of 100 million $ through which Saudi Arab will provide additional 100 million dollars debt to Pakistan, media reported. Accor ...

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PTI minister disqualified

HARIPUR (INP): The Election Tribunal (ET) on Friday disqualified Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa minister for works and communication, Yousaf Ayub Khan for having fake degre ...

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OGRA recommends increase in POL prices

ISLAMABAD (INP): Oil and Gas regulatory Authority (OGRA) has sent the summary for an increase in the price of petroleum products to the Ministry of Petroleum. According to the summary, OGRA has recomm ...

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Ephedrin Case: 2 more arrested

ISLAMABAD (Online): Anti Narcotics Force on Friday have arrested two more persons accused of involved in Ephedrine Quota Case. Anti Narcotics Court judge Arshad Mehmood Tabassam resumed hearing of the ...

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TTP Mohmand Amir against talks

PESHAWAR (Monitoring Desk): Ameer Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Mohmand Agency Umer Khalid Khurasani has opposed peace talks with the government, Local TV reported. TTP Mohmand Agency Ameer said pe ...

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Quetta doctors strike in 10th day

QUETTA (INP): Doctors on Friday continued their strike in all hospitals of the city on 10th consecutive day to press their demand for the recovery of abducted Dr. Abdul Munaf Tareen. Heart specialist ...

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Pak concern over Jammu attack

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Illegal chambers to be demolished

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Man dies after falling from roof

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Students wants papers rechecked

RAWALPINDI (Online): Favoritism and highest low marking in practical papers of intermediate examination held under Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education has provoked resentment among the ta ...

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ICCI awards Islamabad Police

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11vehicles impounded, 79 challaned

ISLAMABAD (Online): Secretary Islamabad Transport Authority has launched operation against transporters and imposed fine on 79 vehicles for non compliance of route and harassing of passengers. Followi ...

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Govt response to quake was quick: Minister

ISLAMABAD (APP): Minister of State for Trainings and Standards in Higher Education, Baligh Ur Rehman has said that the government has tried to respond promptly after the earthquake in Balochis ...

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PDMA trying to reach quake-hit areas

ISLAMABAD (APP): Director Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Balochistan Latif Kakar has said that efforts have been accelerated to have an access to the earthquake affected areas ...

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CS grieves over Bus bomb blast

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Muhammad Shehzad Arbab has expressed his profound grief over the loss of precious lives in Charsadda road bomb blast. The Chief Secret ...

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Power shutdown schedule

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) Friday notified power suspension from September 29to 30 in Swabi and Nowshera, due to unavoidable maintenance work. Power supply w ...

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Governor condoles Qaimoos

PESHAWAR (APP): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah Friday expressed heartfelt condolence on the sad demise of mother of Member Provincial Assembly from District Swat Qaimoos Khan who wa ...

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KP Assembly session 30th

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Speaker Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Asad Qaiser on the requisition of 35 members of provincial assembly (MPAs) has summoned the session of assembly to meet o ...

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RTAs handed over to Transport Dept

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Regional Transport Authorities across the KP have been placed under the administrative control of Transport Department along with all assets and liabilities including staf ...

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Nato trailer attacked, driver injured

PESHAWAR (INP): Some unidentified armed men attacked a Nato trailer in Hayatabad area here on Friday, injuring the driver. According to details, the trailer was coming from Afghanistan through ...

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CM strongly condemn bus blast

F.P Report PESHAWAR:?Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has strongly condemned the bomb blast in a bus carrying government officials at Charsadda road Peshawaron Friday and has expressed his hea ...

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Bid to smuggle 20,000kg meat foiled

PESHAWAR (Online): Peshawar police has foiled a bid to smuggle 20,000 Kg meat to Afghanistan and nabbed accused on the spot. According to police, one man was attempting to smuggle 20,000 Kg me ...

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CM strongly condemn bus blast

F.P Report PESHAWAR:?Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has strongly condemned the bomb blast in a bus carrying government officials at Charsadda road Peshawaron Friday and has expressed his hea ...

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Killed teenage girls were raped

GUJRANWALA (Monitoring Desk): The medical reports of two teenage girls shot dead in Gujranwala on September 26 revealed Friday that they had been raped, Local TV reported. According to the doctors at ...

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ET restrained from deciding petition

ISLAMABAD (Online): Supreme Court (SC) has stopped Election Tribunal (ET) from deciding the election petition filed against chief minister Balochistan Dr Abdul Malik. The SC has maintained that the ET ...

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Delhi-Lahore bus stopped briefly

PHAGWARA (INP): The Delhi-Lahore bus was Friday stopped by activists of a little-known outfit in protest against the dual terror attack in the Indian Occupied Kashmir, in which 10 persons including an ...

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Judicial remand of Tauqir extended

ISLAMABAD (INP): An accountability court on Friday extended the judicial remand of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Orga) ex-chairman Tauqeer Sadiq for two weeks and directed National Accountability ...

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PAF graduation ceremony

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US welcomes Pak‚ India talks

WASHINGTON (Online): The United States has welcomed the upcoming talks between Pakistani and Indian prime ministers in New York. The US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbin ...

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Pakistan lauds OIC’s stance on Kashmir

NEW YORK (Online): The Organization of Islamic Conference Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir met in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. The Secretary General of the OIC‚ Prof. Ekmele ...

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Zadran new deputy of Haqqani Network

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SC seeks education record of Ex-MNA

ISLAMABAD (Online): Supreme Court (SC) has sought all the education record from HEC within ten days in fake degree case of Liaqat Bhatti, former MNA. The court also adjourned the hearing of Moulvi Ag ...

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Imran against mily option

LAHORE (Online): Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan has said that anti state elements did not want existence of peace across the country. Talking to media here on Thursday, Khan added ...

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Doctors remove extra head from baby

JALALABAD (AFP):?Surgeons in Afghanistan have carried out a life-saving operation on a baby girl born with an extra head, doctors and relatives said Thursday. The girl - named Asree Gul ...

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Peace negotiator, wife injured

JALALABAD (AIP): Three persons including a member of provincial peace council and his wife were injured in a roadside bomb attack in eastern Ningarhar province today, an official said Thursday. The in ...

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District spy officer killed

KHOST (AIP): A district spy officer was killed in a bomb attack in south-eastern Khost province this morning, an official said Thursday. Mohabat Shah, intelligence chief of Mandozai district, was on w ...

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Double-ton teen Sibley makes English history

MONITORING DESK LONDON: Teenage batsman Dominic Sibley hit 220 not out against Yorkshire on Thursday to become the youngest player to score a double century in the history of England's County Champ ...

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Magnitude 5 aftershock hits Awaran

MONITORING DESK QUETTA: An aftershock of magnitude 5.0 was felt in Awaran district which was devastated in Tuesday’s earthquake.The epicenter of the earthquake was 90 kilometres north ...

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Another political alliance formed

KABUL (AIP): A Wolesi Jirga member, Fauzia Kaufi announced a new political alliance named \'Wave of Change\' during a ceremony in Kabul on Thursday. The alliance was formed after consul ...

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Fawzia launches bid to be president

KABUL (NBC News): A political pioneer and outspoken lawmaker took her first steps toward running for president of Afghanistan Thursday, promising to take the country out of its \"days of darkn ...

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Playground inaugurated

KABUL (AIP): A playground named \'Ghulam Muhammad Zarmalwal\' was inaugurated in Kabul city on Thursday. The playground has the capacity to accommodate 10000 people at a time and would ...

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Youths being used as tool in elections: MPs

KABUL (AIP): Youths are being utilised by politicians as a tool in the elections, young parliamentarians said Thu­rsday. In a meeting held in Kabul, some members of the Wolesi Jirga called on t ...

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Taliban capture four ANA troops

KUNDUZ (AIP): Taliban seized four Afghan National Army (ANA) troops including an officer in northern Kunduz province, an official said Thursday. The ANA soldiers were travelling in a passenger ...

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Ex-jihadi leader among four killed

KABUL (AIP): A former jihad commander among four persons were killed after an attack in Kabul province, police said Thursday. Unidentified gunmen opened fire on former jihadi commander, Sufi Za ...

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Five cops among 11 dead, wounded

MAIDAN SHAHAR (AIP): Afghan officials Thursday said five police among 11 persons were killed and wounded during separate security incidents in Wardak province. A bomb planted in a polic ...

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Champion Kim Yuna suffers foot injury

SEOUL (Agencies): Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yuna\'s preparations for the 2014 Winter Games have suffered a setback after the Korea Skating Union announced she will miss up to six weeks with ...

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Condition suits Pakistan in SA series: Afridi

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Former captain Shahid Afridi has said that Pakistan would be enjoying edge over South Africa in the Test series as conditions in United Arab Emirates (UAE) would suited the ...

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Sahi hails IPC Minister’s efforts

ISLAMABAD (APP): President Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) Maj General (Retd) Muhammad Akram Sahi has hailed the efforts of Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Riaz Hussain Pirzada for ...

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CAS Squash reaches semi-finals stage

PESHAWAR (APP): Former Asian Gold medalist and top ranking player Amir Atlas, Nasir Iqbal, Danish Atlas and Farhan Zaman took berth into the semi-finals of the Chief of the Air Staff I ...

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Tony Martin wins world time trial title

FLORENCE: German cyclist Tony Martin has produced a magnificent display at Individual Time Trial (ITT) in Tuscany to win the gold medal while Sir Bradley Wiggins settled for the silver on Thursday. ...

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Cyclist Roy Nasr’s death raises awareness

DUBAI (Agencies): An Emirati cyclist believes greater awareness of bike riders among car drivers on Dubai’s roads is gradually increasing over time in the wake of triathlete Roy Nasr’s tragic ...

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Chinese star Li Na seeks biggest home win

BEIJING (Agencies): Li Na will hope to confirm her spot at the end-of-year championships and seal her biggest win on home soil when she takes on a star-studded field at the China Open starting ...

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Williams reaches semi-finals in Tokyo

TOKYO (Agencies): Venus Williams continued her run of form in Tokyo with a battling 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3 win over Canadian hope Eugenie Bouchard. Williams came into the quarter-final match o ...

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Tyson-Haye’s fight rescheduled

NEW YORK (Agencies): Tyson Fury claims the rescheduled date of February 8 for his heavyweight clash with David Haye has not yet been finalised. The two Brits were scheduled to do battle in a much-anti ...

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Jr WC, Asiad the main targets now

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan hockey consultant, former Olympian Tahir Zaman, has pinpointed this year\'s Junior World Cup and next year\'s Asian Games as the main targets for the national sides. He said ...

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PCF chief to attend cycling meeting

LAHORE (APP): President, Pakistan Cycling Federation, Munawar Baseer left here on Thursday for Italy to attend the congress of International Cycling Federation being held tomorrow, Friday in Florence. ...

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Christian Cricket Tournament

ISLAMABAD (APP): The First Twenty-20 Christian Cricket Tournament will begin here at National Cricket Ground, F-7/2 on Friday. The motto of the cricket tournament is \"Stop Drugs and save lives\". A s ...

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U-16 Juniors Tennis at Thailand

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Boys IBrahim Iltifat, Nazif Ahmed, Hasan Farooq & Muhammad Raza Sawani played Goodwill Tennis matches against Thailand junior Davis cup players at Asian Tennis Cen ...

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Malaysia mauls Pakistan out of Johor Cup

Karachi (PPI): A day after a 0-4 thrashing from archrival India, Pakistan conceded another 2-4 defeat from host Malaysia, which sent the green-shirts out of the title race in Sultan of Johor J ...

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Hick preaches Australian batting patience

SYDNEY (Agencies): Graeme Hick believes shifting the mindset of Australia\'s young batsmen away from a Twenty20 focus and back towards long, patient first-class innings will be key to his new role wit ...

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Umar Gul hopes to return convincingly

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan\'s fast bowler Umar Gul has said that he is looking for his convincing come back to competitive cricket in the upcoming series against Strong opponent South Africa. T ...

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Replacing Raikkonen on hold

Singapore (Agencies): Lotus have said they will put driver decisions on hold while they sort out the Formula One team\'s finances for next season. Team principal Eric Boullier told the ...

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NATCO earns Rs 210.789m profits in 2012-13

ISLAMABAD (APP): Northern Areas Transport Company (NATCO) has earned a profit of Rs 210.789 million in goods and passenger operations during the year 2012-13, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-B ...

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Pakistan liquid forex position

KARACHI (PPI): The State Bank of Pakistan here Thursday announced that the total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at $10210.7million on 20th September 2013. The breakup of th ...

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Exchange rate of dollar decreases to Rs106

KARACHI (Online): The exchange rate of the dollar has decreased by Rs4 and it is now being traded at Rs106. On Thursday morning the dollar was being traded at Rs110 after an increase throughout ...

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Asian shares lower on US budget fears

HONG KONG (Agencies): Asian markets slipped on Thursday, with attention now on another stand-off in Washington over the US budget that could see parts of the government shut down if a deal is not agre ...

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No ban on import of gold: Baligh-ur-Rehman

ISLAMABAD (APP): State Minister for Education, Training and Standard in Higher Education, Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman Thursday informed the National Assembly that there was no ban on import of g ...

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Better marketing of Pak basmati rice demanded

Karachi (PPI): The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has invited the attention of the government to the Indian rice exporters strategy of selling Indian basmati rice as good for diabetic ...

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Body formed to improve PIA performance

Islamabad (PPI): Chairman Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Muhammad Ali Gardezi has formed a committee headed by Captain Suhail Baluch to provide solutions for revenue enhancement and cos ...

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New president to have good admin: Karzai

KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has described next year\'s presidential elections as an important step toward ensuring stability in the country, hoping the Afghans would vote for a ...

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Cook hopeful of Tim Bresnan return

LONDON (Agencies): England captain Alastair Cook says all-rounder Tim Bresnan might be fit for the first Ashes Test against Australia which starts on 21 November. Bresnan has not played since the Durh ...

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Jayasuriya’s wife files for divorce

COLOMBO (INP): Former captain and Sri Lanka Cricket selection panel\'s current chairman, Sanath Jayasuriya\'s wife has filed for divorce, lawyers said. Anoma Gunathilake, the attorney for Sandra Jaya ...

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Vettel blitzes field in qualifying

NOIDA (Agencies): Sebastian Vettel was a class apart as he took pole position for the Indian Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit in New Delhi. Vettel\'s time of 1:24.119 put him over thr ...

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WAPDA beat ZBTL by 213 runs

F.P. Report LAHORE: Water and Power Development Authority completed an emphatic 213-run victory over Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited. WAPDA batted first, putting up a strong first innings ...

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46th KPK Amateur Golf Championship from Nov 1

PESHAWAR (APP): The 46th edition of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amateur Golf Championship will tee-off at 6666-yards PAF Golf Course from November 1-3, 2013 here over 54-hold, 18-hole each day. This was st ...

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Li Na continues late-career surge

ISTANBUL (Agencies): Li Na continued her remarkable late-career surge by reaching the final of the WTA Championships, the tour\'s flagship season-ending tournament, for the first time on Saturday. The ...

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Men stumble, women soar at Skate Canada

OSLO (Agencies): American Gracie Gold delivered the short program performance of the day to finish atop the standings in what was a superbly skated women\'s opener at Skate Canada International. On th ...

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Moratti trusts new owners

MILAN (Agencies): Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has said he expects the club, which he likened to a \"very important and fast car\" to be in good hands when Erick Thohir becomes the new owner ...

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Final of Happy Cow Cheese Polo Cup

F.P. Report LAHORE: The final of \"Happy Cow Cheese Polo Cup 2013\" will be played at Lahore Polo Club on Sunday 27th October 2013 at 3:30 p.m. between Paragon Exchange and Detailing Crew. The ...

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Gut wins season opening GS

Austrian resort (Agencies): Switzerland\'s Lara Gut won the season-opening giant slalom race in Soelden thanks mainly to a stunning opening run in the Austrian resort. Gut made up 0.77 seconds on the ...

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Dreams of greatness inspire ambitious Afghans

MUMBAI (Agencies): Surrounded by thousands of makeshift tents in the dusty refugee camp he called home, not even in his wildest dreams could Mohammad Nabi have believed that his decision to while away ...

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Ronnie O’Sullivan in dangerous form: White

Shanghai (Agencies): Jimmy White says Ronnie O\'Sullivan is looking \"dangerous\" ahead of the International Open in China. O\'Sullivan is playing in his first ranking event since winning the world ti ...

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Anti-Dengue Day in Punjab on Nov 3

LAHORE (Online): Punjab government will observe Anti-Dengue Day on November 3rd for enhancing the anti-dengue awareness among the masses. It was decided in the meeting of Central Dengue ...

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Fish business on rise in twin cities

ISLAMABAD (APP): As winter season has started gripping the country, a great surge is being witnessed in the sale of fish in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The business of fish is on rise as stalls of fish ...

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Ulema asked to play role

LAHORE (APP): Ulema of all schools of thought must play more active role for promotion of religious harmony, brotherhood and tolerance in society to maintain peace during Muharramul Harram. Provincial ...

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Rs 500,000 awarded to position holder

LAHORE (APP): Lahore Transport Company (LTC) chairman Khawaja Ahmad Hassaan gave a cheque of Rs 500,000 to Syed Ali Haider as financial assistance for achieving first position among deaf children in t ...

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Musharraf to challenge special court in SC

MONITORING DESK ISLAMABAD: Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has decided to challenge the special court, set up to initiate high treason trial against him, in the Supreme Court, Loca ...

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Pakistan condemns Hangu drone attack

Islamabad, Nov. 21 (Online): The government of Pakistan has condemned drone strike carried out in Hangu which left six people dead.Thursday attack was the first such missile strike took plac ...

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Kallis returns to South Africa ODI squad

CAPE TOWN: Jacques Kallis was recalled to South Africa’s one-day squad on Thursday for two home series against Pakistan and India, putting the veteran allrounder in line to play his first ODI ...

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Rangers arrest 27 criminals

Karachi, Nov 21 (PPI): Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Thursday arrested 27 criminals in different raids in various parts of the city.According to Rangers spokesman Maj Syed Sibtain, targeted raid ...

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Pakistan in BCWC semis

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan thrashed Australia by 9 wickets in the Blind Cricket World Cup match played at Gary Kirsten Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday. Australia won the toss and ...

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Pakistan in BCWC semis

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan thrashed Australia by 9 wickets in the Blind Cricket World Cup match played at Gary Kirsten Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday. Australia won the toss and ...

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Ifra back home after injury

ISLAMABAD (APP): International Ski player Ifra Wali reached Islamabad from Austria on Wednesday where she fell down and broke her leg while skiing. Ifra had gone to Austria for 30 days FIS Ski Trainin ...

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Ifra back home after injury

ISLAMABAD (APP): International Ski player Ifra Wali reached Islamabad from Austria on Wednesday where she fell down and broke her leg while skiing. Ifra had gone to Austria for 30 days FIS Ski Trainin ...

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Australian Open tweaks extreme heat policy

MELBOURNE (AP): Australian Open organizers have tweaked the extreme heat policy for 2015 in the wake of complaints from players about dangerous conditions during a heat wave in Melbourne during the la ...

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Australian Open tweaks extreme heat policy

MELBOURNE (AP): Australian Open organizers have tweaked the extreme heat policy for 2015 in the wake of complaints from players about dangerous conditions during a heat wave in Melbourne during the la ...

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One child, an expectant mother die in Thar

THAR (INP): Death toll attributed to famine mounted to 163 in 63 days as another child died on Wednesday. A 40-year old expectant mother lost her life due to malnutrition whereas insufficient facilit ...

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One child, an expectant mother die in Thar

THAR (INP): Death toll attributed to famine mounted to 163 in 63 days as another child died on Wednesday. A 40-year old expectant mother lost her life due to malnutrition whereas insufficient facilit ...

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Nisar orders police security for polio workers

ISLAMABAD (Online): Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali directed all provincial police chiefs to ensure provision of security to polio vaccinators in their respective provinces. This he said while sp ...

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Nisar orders police security for polio workers

ISLAMABAD (Online): Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali directed all provincial police chiefs to ensure provision of security to polio vaccinators in their respective provinces. This he said while sp ...

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Asif Ali Zardari to visit Gujranwala today

LAHORE (INP): Former president and co-chairman of PPP Asif Ali Zardari would visit Gujranwala city tomorrow (Thursday) and decided on Wednesday to visit all the districts of Punjab province. Accordin ...

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Asif Ali Zardari to visit Gujranwala today

LAHORE (INP): Former president and co-chairman of PPP Asif Ali Zardari would visit Gujranwala city tomorrow (Thursday) and decided on Wednesday to visit all the districts of Punjab province. Accordin ...

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PYMA demand reduction in electricity

FAISALABAD (INP): Pakistan Yarn Merchants Association (PYMA) has welcomed the reduction in Petroleum prices and has demanded that prices of Electricity and Gas should also be reduced to enable the Tex ...

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PYMA demand reduction in electricity

FAISALABAD (INP): Pakistan Yarn Merchants Association (PYMA) has welcomed the reduction in Petroleum prices and has demanded that prices of Electricity and Gas should also be reduced to enable the Tex ...

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Don’t ignore cancer symptoms, says study

(IANS)Most people with potential warning symptoms don’t have cancer, but some will and others may have other diseases that would benefit from early attention London - Perhaps driven by fear, peopl ...

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IGP calls on Governor

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The newly posted Provincial Police Officer in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Nasir Durrani called on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Engineer Shaukatullah at Governor’s House ...

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Saad meets Petros

PESHAWAR (APP): The Federal Minister for Railway, Khwaja Saad Rafique called on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Engineer Shaukatullah at Governor’s House, Peshawar on Thursday to express solidarity on suicide ...

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Pashto Book Fair held

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Pashto Book Fair arranged by Pashto Academy, University of Peshawar was held in Pashto Museum on Thursday. The book fair was inaugurated by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Rasool ...

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24 nanbais,hoteliers arrested

PESHAWAR (APP): District administration Peshawar has arrested 24 persons including nanbais and hoteliers for overcharging from the attendants of patients near Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) and Khyber Te ...

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Traders flay Church blast

PESHAWAR (APP): Anjuman-e-Tajran Thursday strongly condemned suicide attack on All Saint Church in Peshawar and deplored loss of precious innocent lives in the terrorist act. In a statement issued her ...

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PPP submits 4 point of orders in NA

ISLAMABAD (Online): PPP has submitted four point-of-orders in National Assembly, pertaining to increasing Petroleum prices, electricity cost; Country’s deteriorating law and order situation, and 3-mon ...

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ICC releases T20 WC 2014 schedule

DUBAI: The International cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday released the schedule for next year’s T20 World Cup which will be held in Bangladesh between March and April, 2014.According to ...

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Iraq car bombs kill at least 39 people

BAGHDAD: Insurgents unleashed a new wave of car bombs in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 39 people and wounding dozens, officials said.It was the latest in a series of coordinated attack ...

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26 more policemen suspended in KPK

PESHAWAR(NNI): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police Inspector General (IG) has suspended 26 more policemen including six inspectors, taking the total of suspended policemen to 117 during the last two days for ...

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Biographies of ten presidential runners

KABUL (PAN): Given below are biographies of 10 of the presidential candidates who figure on the preliminary list released by the Independent Election Commission: Eng. Qutbuddin Hilal A s ...

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Rocket strike disrupts high-level meeting

GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A high-level meeting at the governor’s office in southern Ghazni province was disrupted by a rocket attack on Saturday noon, an official said. Interior Minister Omar Daudzai, Deputy ...

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Five killed four injured separately

KABUL/KUNDUZ (AIP): Five people were killed and four more injured in separate incidents in various parts of the country, officials said Saturday. An improvised expl­osive device ripped through ...

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Taliban trying to scuttle polls process

KABUL (PAN): Taliban are trying to disrupt next year’s landmark elections but nascent Afghan security forces have the capability to thwart insurgent attacks, a NATO official said on Saturday. S ...

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Pettersen closes in on Taiwan title

Yang Mei (Agencies): Suzann Pettersen will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship in Yang Mei. The Norwegian struggled to a one-over-par 73 in her third ro ...

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Change of weather affects health of people\'

LAHORE (APP): People coming from Arab states should immediately consult doctors if they feel cough or flue symptoms as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Corona virus became a life-threat. These ...

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Rocket attack injures nine in Lyari

KARACHI (INP): Tension gripped restive Lyari town where a rocket attack left at least nine people injured on Sunday. According to reports, residents of some localities are moving out of ...

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US:?Safety of Pak’s N-assets improved:

WASHINGTON (NNI): The United States has acknowledged improvement in safety and security of Pakistan\'s nuclear assets. According to a White House document‚ Pakistan is engaged with the International c ...

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Zardari decides to face all cases

Lahore (Online): Former President of Pakistan and Co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari will reach Lahore on October 30 to face courts all by himself, media quoting party sources repo ...

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Electricity shortfall peaks to 3200 MW

ISLAMABAD (Online): The electricity shortfall has peaked to 3,200 megawatts, causing 7-hourly load shedding even on holiday(s) in major cities, while rural areas suffer for an 11-hour spell. A private ...

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Pak, India colts to clash in Malaysia today

Karachi (PPI): Tournament favorites, who have jointly almost defeated all teams except host Malaysia in the tournament archrivals Pakistan and India would meet today (Wednesday) in a high-voltage matc ...

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2 matches decided in Wapda basketball

LAHORE (APP): LESCO and FESCO notched up victories on the opening day of the 45th WAPDA Annual Inter Unit Basketball championship after beating their respective rivals here at Wapda sports complex on ...

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Titans quicks defend low total

MOHALI (Agencies): Less-than-perfect batting and excellent bowling usually make for tight contests and today was no different, with both teams being dismissed on a fast Mohali pitch. T ...

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Ryan Harris hopes to last full series

SYDNEY (Agencies): Injury-plagued Australia paceman Ryan Harris is aiming to stay fit for the entire duration of the return Ashes series against England after recovering from his latest hamstring prob ...

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Dry weather forecast

Karachi (PPI): The Met Office has forecast dry weather with cool night and hazy morning Karachi on Tuesday with minimum temperature ranging between 10-12 degrees centigrade. Dry weather with cold nigh ...

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Gujranwala, Islamabad victorious

ISLAMABAD (APP): Gujranwala and Islamabad earned victories in the Second Prime Minister of Pakistan Cricket Champion Trophy for the Blind played here at two different venues on Tuesday. In the first m ...

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PM Nawaz to address UN General Assembly today

MONITORING DESK NEW YORK - The prime minister will address the UN General Assembly today in which he will highlight Pakistan s point of view on various regional and international issues besides dom ...

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Aussie batting crumble under pressure

MONITORING DESK BRISBANE: Stuart Broad scalped four wickets to restrict Australia to 153 for 6 as England went into tea with their tails up on the opening day of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba, ...

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PML-N lawyers forum supports military courts

LAHORE (APP): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Lawyers Forum Punjab, President Sharif Zafar Joya has said that military courts is need of the hour to end terrorism. Talking to APP here on Monday, he said ...

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ITU to hold seminar on leveraging Big Data

LAHORE (APP): The Information Technology University (ITU), in collaboration with Teradata Inc. will hold a seminar titled "Leveraging Big Data for Empowering Your Enterprise", on Tuesday. The aim of ...

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Blast in Chaman injured four

MONITORING DESK CHAMAN: Four persons were injured when a blast occurred at Eidgah Chowk in Chaman area of Balochistan Thursday morning, Local TV reported.According to Assistant Commissioner ...

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Uruguay book place at 2014 World Cup finals

MONTEVIDEO: Uruguay sealed their spot at the 2014 World Cup finals after a goalless draw at home to Jordan in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff on Wednesday saw them advance 5-0 on a ...

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Two bodies found in gunny bags from Peshawar

MONITORING DESK PESHAWAR: The bodies of two youths were found from gunny sacks in Peshawar, police officials told on Thursday.According to the sources, dead bodies of two young men were foun ...

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English bowlers take the honours on Day 1

MONITORING DESK BRISBANE: Stuart Broad wreaked havoc with five wickets as England restricted Australia to 273 for 8 in the first Ashes Test match at the Gabba, Brisbane, on Thursday.At close ...

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Hollywood film set catches fire in Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) - A fire broke out on the set of Hollywood movie "The Coup" being filmed in Thailand, starring Owen Wilson and Lake Bell.A spokesman for the film's local production company said ...

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KP beat FATA in Cricket match

PESHAWAR (APP): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa defeated FATA in the cricket match played in connection with the World Disable Day organized by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Disable Cricket Association with the collaboration ...

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South Africa name preliminary squad

JOHANNESBURG (Agencies): AB de Villiers was confirmed as South Africa's captain for the Cricket World Cup when Cricket South Africa announced a 30-man preliminary squad for the global event on Wednesd ...

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Rios, Alvarado to bout on Jan 24

WASHINTONG (Yahoo Sports): Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado have already put on two sensational bouts. On Jan. 24 in Denver, they'll fight in front of an HBO audience to break the tie when they square o ...

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Man United hold to beat Stoke 2-1

MANCHESTER (BBC): Manchester United continued their revival with a fourth successive win that strengthens their place in the Premier League top four. The home side led when Marouane Fellaini headed i ...

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Man United hold to beat Stoke 2-1

MANCHESTER (BBC): Manchester United continued their revival with a fourth successive win that strengthens their place in the Premier League top four. The home side led when Marouane Fellaini headed i ...

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Dengue claims three more lives

SWAT (APP): The dengue infection Tuesday claimed three more lives in the district after which the death toll reached 24 while 6,000 persons had been found dengue positive in Mingora and adjacent areas ...

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Two hurt in attack on Nato truck

Farid Shinwari KHYBER AGENCY: The unidentified militants once again targeted the Karachi bound NATO truck loaded with allied forces armored vehicle, injuring two pedestrians after throwing a ha ...

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TTP denies link with Jandullah

ISLAMABAD (Online): Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has bluntly refused to accept responsibility of Peshawar Church blasts, media reported. Spokesman of TTP, Shahidullah Tuesday in his telephonic con ...

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Army chief calls on president

ISLAMABAD (INP): Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani called on President Mamnoon Hussain here on Tuesday. During the meeting they exchanged views on security situation on the borders as w ...

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Six church blast suspects held

PESHAWAR (INP): At least six suspects were detained on Tuesday during investigation of Sunday\'s terrorist attack on a Peshawar church. Hand grenades and two pistols were also recovered from the blast ...

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Where we stand!

Alishba Ghous Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a country of 170 million people, full of natural resources and more than 60 years of independence but still not respected in the worl ...

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Mommy’s charm sway Germans

Dahlia Rahaimy The German federal elections of Sept. 22 were truly exciting with dramatic results, even though they followed a campaign that will go down in history as o ...

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Abid:?Power generation increased 16,170MW

ISLAMABAD (Online): The State minister for water and power Abid Sher ali has that after better utilization of resources electricity generation capacity has been reached to highest ever ...

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Governor visits LRH

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Engineer Shaukatullah went to the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) here on Saturday where he enquired after the health of the injured of yesterday\ ...

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Blasts mentally traumatizing people

PESHAWAR (APP): The devastating bomb blasts within a period of six days in Peshawar which claimed more than 100 lives have not only raised security concern, but also mentally traumatized people. ...

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Tesco’s PRO?promoted

F.P. Report Peshawar: Tribal Areas Electricity Supply Company (TESCO) has promoted its Public Relations Officer Muhammad Anwar Marwat to Additional Dy Director Public Relations. According to a ...

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Fata teachers demand release of salaries

Farid Shinwari PESHAWAR: All FATA Communal Teachers Association (FCTA) has demanded officials of Education Department FATA for regularization of their posts and urged them to ...

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PM, CMs, yet to submit asset details

ISLAMABAD (Online): More than 700 members of assemblies have yet to submit details of their assets to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). According to ECP, more than 700 members of assemblies, ...

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Afghanistan back Pak role for peace

NEY YORK (NNI): Encouraged by President Hamid Karzai\'s successful visit to Islamabad, Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul has told the UN General Assembly that Pakistan had an important role to pl ...

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FIA?files list of persons on ECL

ISLAMABAD (Online): FIA has filed in Supreme Court (SC) list of the persons whose names have been placed in Exit Control List (ECL) in connection with Employees Old Age Benefits Institution Scandal ( ...

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Polls in Egypt by spring next

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters): Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said on Saturday the transitional phase of government in Egypt should end \"by next spring,\" replacing leaders appointed after the army ...

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Woman dies in a landmine blast

DERA BUGTI (INP): A woman lost her life in a landmine explosion at Sunri area here on Saturday. Levies sources said that the unfortunate woman died on the spot after explosion of the landmine. Balochi ...

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Malala honoured at Harvard

MASSACHUSETTS (INP): Malala Yousafzai who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban has been honoured as Harvard University\'s humanitarian of the year. She was at Harvard on Friday to accept t ...

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TTP office proposal violation of

constitution: ANP Ali Furqan ISLAMABAD: Awami National Party\'s spokesman senator Zahid Khan had declared the PTI chief Imran Khan\'s statement for the opening of Taliban office a violat ...

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Surrey mansion for sale again

LONDON (INP): In its day, the arts and craft Surrey Mansion was the English country retreat of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband. Mrs Bhutto and her husband Asif Ali Zardar ...

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Sartaj for Pak-India dialogue

NEW YORK (NNI): Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that many groups are working on comprehensive dialogue process between Pakistan and India to resolve their differences. In an interview ...

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Kayani likely to get extension in service

ISLAMABAD (Online): The service tenure of Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani is likely to get extended for another term, according to a private TV channel report. According to the report, General ...

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Pakistan to counter terrorism:?Fatemi

NEW YORK (Online): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs‚ Tariq Fatemi has reaffirmed Pakistan\'s stance to effectively counter the menace of terrorism. Addressing the fourth Mini ...

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14 dead in airstrike, clash in Afghanistan

KABUL/SHARAN (PAN): Up to 14 insurgents have been killed during a NATO airstrike and a clash with police in Maidan Wardak and Paktika provinces, officials said on Saturday. The airstrike took place on ...

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Nawaz to meet Manmohan today

NEW YORK (Online) - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will meet his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh today (Sunday) in New York at the hotel where Singh will stay during his US visit.Both Singh a ...

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Quake jolts shattered Balochistan, kills 15

AWARAN (INP): At least 15 persons were killed and dozens others injured as a powerful tremour of magnitude 7.2 on Richter scale jolted parts of Sindh and Balochistan province on Saturday for t ...

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Manmohan wants action from Pakistan

NEW YORK (Online): Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday warned Pakistan to shut down \"the epicentre of terrorism\" on its soil while rejecting any chance of compromise over territorial integ ...

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PM asks UN?to honour resolutions on Kashmir

NEW YORK (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday said his statement on the Kashmir issue is based on historic facts and stressed that the United Nations should honour its own reso ...

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Benneteau march into Malaysian Open final

KUALA LUMPUR: Frenchman Julien Benneteau marched into the the finals of the Malaysian Open on Saturday.The fifth seed defeated second seeded Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 6-3 to meet Joao So ...

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War or dialogue only ways to peace: Imran

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Talking to media persons here Saturday Chairman PTI Imran Khan said war or dialogue were the only means for restoring peace.“We have been trying to secure ...

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11 killed in Iraq violence: official

MONITORING DESK BAGHDAD: Violence that included attacks on security forces and their families killed 11 people in Iraq on Saturday, officials said.In Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad, militants bl ...

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Karachi: Two killed in firing incidents

MONITORING DESK KARACHI: Two persons lost their lives in firing incidents that took place in different areas of Karachi on Saturday while a bomb was defused that was found outside the house of loca ...

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Messi answers tax charges in court

MONITORING DESK GAVA: Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has appeared in court to answer charges of evading 4.16 million euros ($5 million) in taxes in a case that stunned the sporting world.D ...

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Antidepressants may raise diabetes risk

ISLAMABAD, Sept 28 (Online): People taking antidepressants are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study has warned.A number of studies have been carried out to establish whether anti ...

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Easy win for Mumbai Indians

MONITORING DESK JAIPUR: Mumbai Indians kept their hopes of reaching the Champions League T20 semifinals alive with a comfortable seven-wicket win over Highveld Lions on Friday.Chasing 141 to ...

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Another 7.2 powerful quake hits Balochistan

Awaran, September 28 (Online): Another powerful quake measuring 7.2 magnitude on the Richter scale were felt in Balochistan’s earthquake-hit Awaran district on Saturday noon where Tuesday&rsq ...

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Kvitova tames Kerber to win Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO (AFP) - Czech Petra Kvitova recovered from a second-set meltdown to beat fellow left-hander Angelique Kerber 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 and capture the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday for her second title of ...

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Greece arrests neo-Nazi party leader

REUTERS_ATHENS: Greek police arrested the leader and the spokesman of the far-right Golden Dawn party on Saturday on charges of founding a criminal organisation, and have issued arrest warrants for ...

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5 terrorists killed in Panjgur

PANJGUR Sept 28 (Online): Atleast three security personnel were martyred and two injured in firing by terrorists at FC patrolling team near a check post in Proom area of Panjgur on Saturday morning ...

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Woman gunned down in Lahore

LAHORE, Sept 28 (INP): Unknown armed men gunned down a woman while her husband fortunately survived unhurt here on Saturday.According to police, armed assailants opened fire at a motorcyclis ...

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Gunmen kill 4 in Sudan protests: police

AFP_KHARTOUM: Gunmen have killed four Sudanese during mostly peaceful protests, the police said on Saturday, as thousands prepared to bury one victim and more demonstrations were expected."U ...

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Zone I Senior Inter District Champions again

MONITORING DESK KARACHI: Behram Khan smashed a fine double hundred and Ahmed Iqbal hammered an unbeaten century as KCCA Zone-I retained their title in PCB Seniors Inter-District Championship afer t ...

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PM Nawaz UNGA Address:

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is addressing the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).We welcome the agreement reached between US and Russia to secure and destroy chemical ...

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Drunk PIA pilot to appear in court on Oct 18

MONITORING DESK LONDON: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) captain, Irfan Aziz will appear before the Leeds Crown Court on October 18.The West Yorkshire police have confirmed that Mr Aziz ...

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Three killed, two hurt in Karachi

KARACHI (PPI): Three people were killed and two others injured in different violence incidents in the city on Sunday. A man, Akram Hashmi, was killed by unidentified armed men in Surjani town. The bod ...

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Imran escapes another fall from stage

LAHORE (Online) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Sunday dodged a fall down from stage, Dunya News reported. Just when Imran Khan reached the rally venue, his car could not make it ...

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Chennai beat Hyderabad by 12 runs

MONITORING DESK NEW DELHI: Suresh Raina's 57-ball 84 and MS Dhoni's 19-ball 63 followed by some impressive bowling helped Chennai Super Kings register a 12-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their ...

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IG wants public support to stop terrorism

PESHAWAR (INP): Inspector General Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Nasir Khan Durrani has said only security forces can\'t tackle the menace of terrorism and the citizens should cooperate to overc ...

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24 nanbais, hoteliers held for profiteering

F.P Report PESHAWAR: At least 24 nanbais and owners of hotels were arrested on Thursday for looting and selling less weight loaves on those persons, who had come with patients after officials o ...

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Afghan surgeons operate baby with extra head

JALALABAD (AFP) - Surgeons in Afghanistan have carried out a life-saving operation on a baby girl born with an extra head, doctors and relatives said Thursday.The girl -- named Asree Gul (ne ...

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Pakistan Ulema Council conference today

LAHORE (APP): Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) is organising a "Pegham Islaaf Conference" here on Tuesday, aiming to give message of hope to every patriotic Pakistani. This was stated by PUC central chai ...

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Iran asks Israel to admit it has atomic bomb

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani on Thursday called on Israel to admit it has a nuclear bomb ahead of a landmark meeting between Iranian and western foreign ministers.Rou ...

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KP police allowed access to mobile call data

MONITORING DESK PESHAWAR: Inspector General Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said Thursday that the police had been given permission to access the data of mobile phone calls.Speaking to Local ...

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Djokovic announces engagement on Twitter

PARIS: World number one Novak Djokovic took to Twitter to announce his engagement to swimwear model girlfriend Jelena Ristic.Alongside a photo of the happy couple Djokovic, 26, tweeted late ...

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Simon storms through in Bangkok

BANGKOK: Frenchman Gilles Simon celebrated winning the 300th match of his career Thursday after dominating Australian Bernard Tomic 6-4, 7-5 to reach the quarter-finals of the Thailand Open. ...

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Three-day anti-polio drive from 5th Dec

KARACHI (PPI): Three-day anti-polio campaign will commence in 11 Union Councils (UCs) of Karachi from 5th December during which 272,000 children below age of five will be administrated polio drops. A ...

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120,000 obtain voter cards

KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): So far 120,000 people, including 30,000 women, have been distributed voter registration cards in southern Kandahar province, Independent Elec­tion Commission (IEC) officia ...

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Decision on troop pullout after pact: UK

LASHKARGAH (PAN): Brit­ish Defence Secretary Philip Hammond on Monday said his country would decide on pulling out troops from Helm­and with after the signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) ...

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The requisites of spirit of Moharram

Mohammed Akmal Pasha If we chose to reckon Yazeed’s character in the words of Shakespeare, “reputation, reputation, reputation; I have lost my reputation and what is left is bes ...

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Indiscriminate action continues in Karachi

KARACHI (Online): Police continue to take an indiscriminate action against criminals in Karachi, Additional IG Shahid Hayat said on Tuesday. This he said during a visit to Korangi Association Trade an ...

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Creating a split among masses

Dr Raja Muhammad Khan Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) has elected Maulana Fazlullah, commonly known as Mullah Radio, as its new chief. As per ‘the Washington Post’ Fazlullah is still hi ...

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Inter schools spelling bee competition held

KARACHI (PPI): Inter Schools Spelling Bee Competition 2013 was held at Defence Authority SKBZ College. Brig (R) Muhammad Ali Jawaid, ex-principal of the college was the chief guest of the function. A ...

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Restore peace in Karachi

Changezi Sandhu The economic hub of Pakistan and seventh most populated city in the world-- Karachi is being recognized as the most dangerous for some years. It ...

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Pak, Japan ties

Dr Ahmad Rashid Malik Japanese Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minoru Kiuchi, visited Pakistan on 11-12 September. He met with Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Secur ...

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LG polls essential for solution of problems

LAHORE (Online): Ameer of Jamaat e Islami Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that local bodies elections were essential for the solution of the problems of the masses at grass root level a ...

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Administrator KMC for income raising steps

KARACHI (APP): The Administrator of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), Saqib Ahmed Soomro, has called for initiating immediate measures for increasing the income of the organisation. He s ...

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Pakistan enjoy brotherly relations with SA

Islamabad (APP): Pakistan enjoys close brotherly and friendly relations with Saudi Arabia and fully understands the imperatives and compulsions which led to their decision not to join the Security Co ...

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Entreprenurs Summit

Islamabad (PPI) The Young Entrepreneurs Forum (YEF) of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) in association with Aman Ki Asha and in partnership with Young Indians (Yi) and Commonwealth Asia ...

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Complaints record to be Computerized

ISLAMABAD (Online): Islamabad administration has decided to computerize the citizens\' complaints record to deal with the complaints in systematic manner. The citizens will be informed formally as so ...

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G-7 facing water shortage

ISLAMABAD (Online): Residents of the G-7 market have complained against the non-availability of water and cleanliness system in market. According to sources, inhabitants of the market protested that C ...

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Pakistan Naval ships arrive Colombo

ISLAMABAD (APP): Two Pakistan naval ships PNS NASR and Khaibar will arrive at Colombo Port on Sunday on a four-day goodwill visit. As part of goodwill, Pakistan Navy ships frequently make port calls o ...

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Books Dispatched

Islamabad (Online): Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has dispatched books and study materials of CT Programmes for the Semester Autumn, 2013 to its students across the country while mailing of book ...

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Security plan for Muharram devised

RAWALPINDI (INP): In order to maintain peace and harmony during Muharram-ul-Haram, the city district administration has devised a comprehensive security plan. According to the security ...

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Chief Secretary Punjab appointed

ISLAMABAD (INP): The government appointed Naveed Akram Cheema as new Chief Secretary of Punjab on Saturday. Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif gave the approval of the appointment of Punjab\'s ne ...

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Pakistan seeks VEM from India

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI, (Online): Pakistan has requested Indian Election Commission (IEC) to provide it Voters Electronic Machines (VEM) to rein in rigging in next general elections. As per India ...

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llegal fruit market in Khanna Pull

ISLAMABAD (Online): Illegal fruit market running in the area of Khanna Pull has turned into safe haven for criminals and murderers This market is located alongside Expressway, which has now bec ...

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PTI denounces PM, CM absence from country

LAHORE (Online): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab wing severely criticized Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif over making foreign trips as the country was strick ...

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Democrats lack conviction

Clive Crook Even many Republicans agree that they lost the battle over the shutdown and the debt ceiling. The Tea Party walked the US to the edge of economic ruin and th ...

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Let’s identify the real outlaws

Sabria S. Jawhar Canberra’s foreign policies are a puzzle. Australia depends on China to take 35 percent of its exports. It may have to depend even more as its manufacturing bas ...

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The Sultan of Brunei’s ‘Islam’

Hearing that the Sultan of Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah announced the other day the phased introduction of Islamic punishments including death by stoning for crimes such as adultery, made me laugh. ...

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Wakeup call

PML-N has suffered the loss of a provincial assembly seat in Faislabad because it allowed the people to forget the real reason for load-shedding - the PPP energy policy of 1994 and the earlier rejecti ...

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Policeman detained over poisoning plot

SHARAN (PAN): A member of the border police force has been detained with toxic substances he allegedly planned to use to poison his colleagues in the southeastern province of Paktika, an official said ...

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Rejected candidates seek evidence

KABUL (PAN): Announcing the formation of an association, rejected presidential candidates on Thursday gave the Independent Election Comm­is­sion (IEC) a 48 hours deadline to explain why they h ...

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13 rebels killed in Helmand clashes

Five dead, three injured in Paktika explosions Commander among 8 fighters eliminated LASHKARGAH (PAN): More than a dozen insurgents have been killed in two separate security ope ...

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Soldiers receive medals

LONDON (BBC): More than 300 soldiers based at Tidworth Camp in Wiltshire have received operational medals after serving in Afghanistan. The soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers ...

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Each troop costs $2.1m

WASHINGTON (INP): The average cost of each US troop in Afghanistan will nearly double in the last year of the war to $2.1 million, according to a new analysis of the Pentagon\'s budget, Defense One re ...

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Surveillance is as old as history

Nigel West In his evidence to Lord Justice Scott, who investigated the Matrix Churchill arms-to-Iraq fiasco in 1992-96, the then prime minister, John Major, revealed that 40,000 ...

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