Pakistan

Pillion riding banned in Sindh for 10 days  

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Thursday imposed a ban on pillion riding across the province ahead of Eid Miladun Nabi (12th Rabiul Awwal). According to a notification issued by the provincial home department, the ban has been imposed on the use of loud speakers, pillion ridding, carrying/processing or playing of provocative audio/video cassettes/material provocative speeches and inciting sectarian hatred, and...

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Woman who threatened cops in Islamabad’s diplomatic enclave sent to jail on judicial remand

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday,a judicial magistrate ordered Dr Shehla Shakeel Sethi be sent to jail on judicial remand for hurling threats to police personnel for not allowing her into the diplomatic enclave. Dr Shehla Sethi appeared before the magistrate earlier today, who rejected her lawyer's plea for bail and sent her on a 14-day judicial remand. Her lawyer had argued that...

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NA 247 By -Election: PTI-MQMP workers face off in Karachi

KARACHI: On Sunday, workers from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (Pakistan) came face to face during the ongoing by-election for one National Assembly and one Sindh Assembly seat in the metropolis on Sunday. Both political parties, surprisingly sharing the coalition government at the center shouted slogans against each other. After the intervention of paramilitary forces (Rangers), the...

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100 new coaches to be brought in a month’s time: Sheikh Rasheed

LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed on Saturday said that he will try and add 100 new coaches to the railway structure in a month’s time. Addressing the media, the railways minister said, “We will introduce 100 new coaches in a month and in the first 50 days of our government there has been an increase of Rs1 billion in railways’...

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Lady climbs out of moving vehicle as driver of online car service allegedly harassed her

KARACHI: According to media reports, on Saturday a woman climbed out of a moving vehicle near Gora Qabristan, Karachi as the driver allegedly harassed her. The vehicle is reported to be used by online car service, however the driver was held into custody following the physical assault by the people who gathered to assist the aggrieved lady. Harassment cases in...

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IMF bail out package is not, conditions are problem: PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that approaching the International Monetary Fund for a bailout is not a problem but the conditions which are attached to gain the bail out are. The Prime Minister, while speaking to group of reporters said the masses are already being burdened economically and that the government doesn’t want to add to it....

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Power supply restored in parts of Karachi after major breakdown

KARACHI: Power Supply to metropolis restored after a major power breakdown hit Karachi following the national grid's transmission line tripped. Power Supply Update 2: Supply resumes in various parts of the city whereas restoration work in other areas is underway. Supply to the city from the National Grid has also been restored. (1/2) — KE (@KElectricPk) October 20, 2018 Earlier,...

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Saddened to learn about tragic incident in Amritsar: PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said he was 'saddened' to learn of a train accident in India's Amritsar which claimed around 60 lives. "Saddened to learn of the tragic train accident in Amritsar, India. Condolences go to the families of the deceased," he tweeted. Saddened to learn of the tragic train accident in Amritsar India. Condolences go to...

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COAS Bajwa, Qatari foreign minister discuss regional security

RAWALPINDI: On Saturday, Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR. Matters of mutual interest including regional security issues were discussed in the meeting,” according to army media wing. “Pakistan will continue to positively contribute towards regional peace and stability,” the COAS said. H.E Mohammed bin Abdul...

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Software firm CEO forced to step down after pressuring female to resign over hijab

A Karachi-based software house that allegedly asked a young female employee to stop wearing Hijab at the office premises or resign from her position has taken back its decision following severe backlash on social media. The story surfaced on social media through a Facebook post which detailed how the female recruit, just a few days into her employment with Creative...

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Qatari FM meets Shah Mehmood Qureshi, discusses matters of mutual interest

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani arrived in Pakistan  for a one-day visit. During his visit, he met his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Foreign Office Spokesman said that the Qatari FM and Qureshi discussed bilateral relations and matters pertaining to mutual interest in the meeting. According to sources, the Qatari FM will meet Prime Minister...

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Quake tremor jolts Islamabad, surrounding areas

According to media reports, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake was experienced in twin cities---- Rawalpindi, Islamabad surrounding cities where panic spread among the people in their homes and offices. Jolts were recorded in various cities, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Abbottabad,Nowshera, Buner, Malakand,Mingora and other parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). However, no damage of property, life was reported. On October 4,...

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CJP Saqib Nisar stresses for measures to avert water crisis

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar stressed that measures need to be taken in order to avoid the water crisis facing Pakistan, media reported Addressing the opening session of a two-day international symposium titled Creating a water secure Pakistan in Islamabad, the chief justice asserted that it is unfortunate that no one in Pakistan has...

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Crime Master Wasiullah caught with help of CCTV footage

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers on Friday announced the arrest of the head of a gang involved in street crime and robberies. A spokesman for the Rangers said the arrest took place when the paramilitary force carried out a raid in the Railway Society in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of the city. The arrested criminal has been identified as Wasiullah who is involved...

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PM to attend investment conference in Saudi Arabia: FO

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia next week to attend the ‘Future Investment Initiative’ (FII) conference, to be held from October 23 to 25, the Foreign Office confirmed on Friday. The prime minister will arrive in Riyadh on October 23 on the special invitation of King Salman bin Abdel Aziz, to participate in the first day of...

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IHC approves protective bail for Mansha Bomb’s son

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC)approved the protective bail of Mansha Bomb's son Tariq Mansha, who is also wanted to the Lahore police in land-grabbing cases. Other sons of Mansha, besides Tariq are also accused of illegally occupying land in Lahore Johar Town. According to the directives of Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, Tariqs protective bail has been approved...

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Pakistan strongly condemns terror attack in Kandahar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Thursday strongly condemned Kandahar terrorist attack which reportedly killed senior security officials and left many others injured. “Pakistan stands with the Afghan government and people and reiterates its support for the Afghan democratic process. "We hope that the parliamentary elections taking place the day after tomorrow would be held peacefully. Strengthening of democracy is key to long term...

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