Pakistan

10 members Sindh cabinet takes oath

KARACHI: On Sunday, a 10 members cabinet of Sindh government took oath which also included 2 advisers . The oath-taking ceremony was held at Governor House, saw some old faces return along with new fresh faces. Agha Siraj Durrani----acting governor administered the oath to the ministers. According to sources in the Sindh government, former information minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah,...

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LAHORE: 15-year-old boy dies, due to gas balloon explosion burn injuries

A fifteen- yr-old boy Naveed, who received burn injuries due to gas balloon explosion here on April 20, died here on Saturday At the minimum seventeen children received burn wounds in the gas balloon explosion incident. Last Sunday, CM Punjab started the Walton flyover and through that ceremony 300 balloons were lifted off and they reached at the playground and...

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RAWALPINDI: Heavy firing on the LoC

Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing on Friday in Poonch sector along the communication channel of control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region. Indian guns were silenced after effective response given by the Pakistan Army, according to ISPR. Indian forces used mortar shells and big weapons.But, as luck would have it, there were no stories of any injuries or fatal...

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LAHORE: Mild trembling in parts of Punjab

A magnitude-3.4 earthquake jolted several cities of Punjab on Friday morning, terrifying people who raced out of their homes and and offices. However, there were no stories of injuries or legal injury. The 8:50 pm quake was centered approximately 2 kms northwest of Parachinar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said the Pakistan Meteorological Department. Tremors were felt in Lahore, Nankana, Sheikhupura, Gujranwala, Hafizabad...

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SWABI: Seven of a family murdered in Swabi firing

Seven people of a family were killed and eight others injured in a firing incident near Swabi town of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Police cited old enmity as the cause behind the gory incident. Constabulary alleged the incident took place in the Year Hussain area of Swabi where some unidentified gunmen opened fire along a van carrying at least 15 members of...

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ISLAMABAD: Court reticent ruling on FIA report, Treason trial

The Special Court trying former president Pervez Musharraf on charges of high treason has reserved its ruling on the preparation of the FIA investigation report to the accused. A three-member bench, led by Justice Faisal Arab, resumed hearing of the case today in Islamabad and later adjourned it till Monday, April 28. Barrister FaroghNasim, the defense counsel of former army...

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Telenor Pakistan to begin to turn out of 3G services very soon

ISLAMABAD: With a 3G-ready network already in office, one of the mobile phone operators, Telenor Pakistan is focusing on rapid rollout across the nation to facilitate its subscribers. The Company, which has acquired a 3G license in the recent bidding would begin the turn out of 3G services as soon as necessary clearance is issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)....

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ShafiqTanoli – TTP splinter group on the other side the killing

Karachi- The murder of inspector ShafiqTanoli was carried out by the AbidMuchar group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a private News channel reported today. Later than, the eighth attempt on his life – Tanoli, was killed in Karachi’s Old SabziMandi area on Thursday. As stated to the Special Investigation Unit (SIU), the attackers knew Tanoli had insufficient security later than...

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Blast at Delhi colony near Moti Masjid

KARACHI: Blast took place close to mosque in Delhi colony area of Karachi. A huge explosion near Moti Masjid, 10 Cars and 6 autos were destroyed where the blast took place. Three causes of death and 20 injured. Eyewitness stated who were present that the explosion happened when people were leaving the mosques later than offering Friday prayers Rescue teams were reached to location.

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Google social networking boss Gundotra leaving company

SAN FRANCISCO: Google Inc's head of social networking services, Vic Gundotra, is giving the Internet search company, he stated on Thursday, three years later than overseeing the launch of the Google+ social network. Gundotra, who has worked at Google for eight years, declared the move in a Google+ post. He did not give a reason or say where he was...

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COLOMBO: Malinga named Sri Lanka T20 captain

Fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been named the new skipper of the Sri Lanka Twenty20 team until March 2015. Malinga, part of the Sri Lanka team to gain the World T20 title in Bangladesh earlier this month, replaces Dinesh Chandimal as captain. Malinga, who was vice-captain to Chandimal, took over the captaincy for the last three matches in the World...

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MULTAN: The woman put on fire over marriage proposal rejection

A woman was set alight after she rejected a proposal of her daughter. The incident occurred in Makhan Bela, a native area of Muzzafargarh where 35- yr-old Farhat Batool rejected the proposition of her daughter, Tahira, 13. The would-be inlaws got raged and they set Farhat on fire.  She was transferred to a hospital in critical shape. The dupe is...

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ISLAMABAD: PM, Freedom of expression only possible with education

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stated that the freedom of expression is a fundamental right, which can be helped only with training. Nawaz Sharif was speaking at the convocation of the air university. The prime minister called women to recreate their part in the national growth. He alleged the women being offered equal opportunities and importance in all walkways of...

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ISLAMABAD: Defence demands FIA report in Article-6 Case

Pervez Musharraf's counsel demanded provision of the FIA inquiry report during a hearing of the Article-6 case against the late president. Three Judge's bench headed by Sindh High Court Justice Faisal Arab hearing treason charges against the late military ruler. Defense counsel Barrister Farogh Naseem continued his arguments before the particular tribunal. Defense counsel in his arguments said that Pervez...

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Khyber Agency: Pakistani fighter jets wiped out 15 militants

Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected militant hideouts near the Afghan border on Thursday in reaction to a lot of attacks around the nation, the army said, in the first aerial operation against Taliban rebels in two months. The performance came despite attempts by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government to employ the Taliban in talks to end years of contending with...

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ISLAMABAD: Govt, Taliban mediators restart peace talks

Government and Taliban mediators today met in Islamabad to put their fragile peace talks back on rail. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali presided over a joint sitting of the peace mediators at Punjab House. Talking to media persons following the coming together, chief Taliban interlocutor Malone Sami-UL-Haq said that he would meet Taliban’s Shura this week and take up the...

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ISLAMABAD: PEMRA hit Geo News with show-cause notice

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has slapped Geo News with a show-cause notice on the behest of Ministry of Defence. The notice was issued after Geo News violated the code of conduct invoking Article 29 of PEMRA Ordinance. A day before, the Ministry of Defense had lodged a complaint with PEMRA against Geo News. Agreeing to a press release...

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