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KP government announces Eid on Sunday

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Government Saturday after the announcement of Masjid Qasim Ali Khan has officially announced that Eid-ul-Fiter will be observed in the province on Sunday. The announcement was made by Provincial Minister Bashir Ahmad Bilour after he was directed by Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti. Speaking to media representatives, Bilour said that it […]

August 19, 2012 / No Comment / Read More

Fertilizer manufacturers laud govt’s intention to ensure gas supply

KARACHI: The Fertilizer Manufacturers of Pakistan Advisory Council (FMPAC), a representative body of Fertilizer companies, has appreciated the government’s intention to ‘ensure dedicated gas supply for fertilizer plants on SNGPL network by allowing them to buy the gas directly from oil producing companies’. A statement issued here on Saturday said that Shahab Khawaja, Executive Director […]

August 19, 2012 | Filed under National News | Read More

Terrorist plan to be foiled with coordinated efforts: Malik

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday said that a plan to destabilise Pakistan would be foiled through coordinated efforts of agencies concerned and support of the masses.    Speaking to media representatives, he said, “A conspiracy was hatched against the solidarity of Pakistan, its people and armed forces. I had already informed the nation […]

August 19, 2012 | Filed under National News | Read More

Moon not sighted, Eid on Monday

KARACHI: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Saturday announced that the Shawwal moon has not been sighted, so Eid-ul-Fitr will fall on Monday, August 20, DawnNews reported. Speaking to media representatives at a press conference, the chairman of the committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman said that due to the lack of evidence regarding sighting of the new moon […]

August 19, 2012 | Filed under National News | Read More

Sindh govt extends Rangers powers for another three months

KARACHI: The Sindh government has extended additional powers of Rangers for another three months in the province, government officials stated on Saturday. Under the additional powers, Rangers personnel can conduct home searches and arrest suspects.

August 19, 2012 | Filed under National News | Read More

US, Pakistan likely to revive strategic talks next month

WASHINGTON: The United States and Pakistan are trying to revive their annual strategic dialogue, disrupted by recent tensions between the two allies, and may announce the renewal at a high-level meeting in New York next month, official sources told Dawn. US and Pakistani officials are also looking at the possibility of a meeting between Presidents […]

August 18, 2012 | Filed under National News | Read More

Joint team starts probe into Babusar killings

MANSEHRA, Aug 17: A joint investigation team of different law-enforcement agencies has begun investigation into Babusar Top sectarian killings. The team is headed by SSP (investigation) Ilyas Khan, according to district police officer Sher Akbar. Mr Akbar told reporters here that an FIR of the killings had been registered at Kaghan police station against unidentified […]

August 18, 2012 | Filed under National News | Read More

PPP wants to build pressure on judges: Qureshi

LAHORE: The Vice-President of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf, Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), want to build pressure on judges through their policies, DawnNews reported. During a press conference in Lahore, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the interpretation of the constitution is the responsibility of the judiciary only. Moreover, he said that […]

August 17, 2012 | Filed under National News | Read More

Army will not launch a joint operation in North Waziristan: Kayani

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Friday said that Pakistan’s Army will not launch a joint operation with US army in North Waziristan, DawnNews reported. Moreover, he said that any kind of joint operation would not be acceptable for Pakistan and its army. He said that North Waziristan’s operation will not […]

August 17, 2012 | Filed under National News | Read More

SC directs govt to pay lady health workers by midnight tonight

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the government to deliver the salaries of the Lady Health Workers to their residences by midnight tonight, DawnNews reported. A three judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, heard the case pertaining to non-payment of salaries to the health workers. During the […]

August 17, 2012 | Filed under National News | Read More

US confident of Pakistan nuclear security

WASHINGTON: The United States said Thursday it was confident of the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal after heavily armed militants stormed an air force base in clashes that left 10 people dead. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland offered condolences over the attack claimed by the Taliban. She said the United States had no reason to doubt […]

August 17, 2012 | Filed under National News | Read More

Palestinians flock to Jerusalem for Muslim night of prayer

JERUSALEM: Palestinians poured into Jerusalem from the occupied West Bank on Tuesday for a night of prayer at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in a rare opportunity for many of them to visit the Muslim holy site, the third-holiest in Islam. Police said that by early evening “tens of thousands” had arrived to mark Laylat al-Qadr, […]

August 15, 2012 | Filed under National News | Read More

Judiciary should focus on common man’s problems: Aitzaz

LAHORE: Senator Aitzaz Ahsan on Tuesday said that the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) will keep bringing new prime ministers as long as the Supreme Court keeps sending them home, DawnNews reported. Speaking to media representatives at an Iftar organised for PPP workers in Lahore, Ahsan said that democracy was not facing any kind of danger […]

August 14, 2012 | Filed under National News | Read More

Dismissing another PM would harm democracy: Khosa

LAHORE: Governor Punjab Latif Khosa on Tuesday said that if the Supreme Court sends home another prime minister, it would inflict damage on democracy, DawnNews reported. While addressing an Independence Day function for special children in Lahore, Khosa said that the government employees should remain faithful to the state instead of joining Punjab Chief Minister […]

August 14, 2012 | Filed under National News | Read More

Pakistan military plans to open new front: Panetta

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has told US military officials that it plans to launch combat operations against Taliban militants soon in a tribal area near the Afghan border that also serves as a haven for leaders of the al Qaeda-affiliated Haqqani network, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday. Speaking to The Associated Press in his Pentagon office, […]

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