ISLAMABAD: Six clemency appeals of prisoners on death row are rejected by President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday. The prisoners from Sindh and are likely to be executed over the next couple of days, told sources in the Presidency. As per Sources, the president’s decision has been conveyed…

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan acting as a mediator in Afghan Taliban initial talks with the Afghan government, in the capital city of Qatar, Media has learnt. A top Pakistani official privy to the expected dialogue between Afghan Taliban and Afghan government confirmed the resumption of initial contacts between the…

LAHORE: It has been revealed that kidnapped sons of late Punjab governor Salman Taseer and former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani are being held in Afghanistan, Media reported. All efforts were being made to recover Shahbaz Taseer and Ali Haider Gilani, Colonel (retd) Shuja Khanzada…

Pakistani Boat Controversy a Farce

Friday, 20 February 2015 17:25
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office (FO) spokeswoman Tasneem Aslam said Friday that Pakistan had had made it clear that none if its boats went missing as claimed by Indian officials. "It has been proven from the contradictory statements issued by top Indian officials that the boat issue…

ISLAMABAD: Home department officials tasked with investigating religious seminaries in the province reported on Thursday that at least 234 madrassas in Balochistan are being funded by ‘brotherly’ Muslim countries. A senior official told The Media on condition of anonymity, “We have collected enough evidence against…

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed federal and provincial law officers to develop a mechanism to redress people’s complaints against police torture. Hearing a case against police torture and non-registration of complaints, a three-judge bench led by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja also directed them…

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice unanimously approved a constitutional amendment bill, seeking to extend jurisdiction of the Supreme Court (SC) and the High Court (HC) to tribal areas to protect the fundamental rights of its people. The bill, moved by Pakistan…

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan military will support the process of reconciliation in Afghanistan but onus for such negotiations to succeed lies on the Afghan government and the Taliban, ISPR While commenting about recent news reports appearing in a section of the press about peace talks between Afghan…

ISLAMABAD: In order to fulfill Prime Minister’s plan to add 1,410 megawatts (MW) of electricity in the system before the next elections, the government has decided to implement a $51-million plan for executing the Tarbela fourth extension project seven months ahead of its planned completion.…

BENGALURU: As China and Pakistan modernise air force at a rapid pace, Indian Air Force (IAF) faces risk without new western warplanes or the lack of local defence contractors ability to keep up with military needs in a timely manner, said a report published on IBN…

ISLAMABAD: An Afghan Taliban spokesperson said Thursday that a report stating the leadership of the faction is willing to hold peace talks with US officials is fabricated. Zabiullah Mujahid has said that reports of the faction pushing for peace talks are false. Earlier, a Reuters…

Afghan Taliban Open for Peace Talks at Qatar

Thursday, 19 February 2015 17:48
ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Senior Pakistani army and diplomatic officials said on Thursday the Afghan Taliban have signaled through the Pakistani military that they are willing to open peace talks, which could be held later in the day. Sources within the Afghan Taliban said their negotiators would hold…

Death by Electrocution in Muzaffargarh

Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:02
MUZAFFARGARH: An electric wire fell in Marah area of Muzaffargarh electrocuting at least eight people to death when on Thursday. The incident took place as the deceased were installing a water motor and boring tube wells. Earlier on January 29, a similar case was reported…

ISLAMABAD: The European Union (EU) has requested Pakistan to allow its observers to sit through the proceedings of military courts that were recently established to swiftly try terror suspects. The request was made in an effort to ensure free and fair trial of terror suspects…

Inquiry into 119 Gazetted Officers Hiring Scam

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:59
ISLAMABAD: A fresh inquiry has been has been initiated by the government into illegal appointment of 119 gazetted officers in Directorate of Special Education Islamabad during Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) last government. Ministry of Industries’ additional secretary, Ashfaq Ghumman has been appointed as Inquiry officer…

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