Pakistan

Judge video scandal: FIA conducts raid at PML-N leader Nasir Butt’s residence

RAWALPINDI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday night conducted a raid at a Rawalpindi house owned by Nasir Butt — a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader who is the central figure in the controversy surrounding leaked videos of accountability judge Arshad Malik. Nasir Butt had fled to London before the videos surfaced, said FIA's cybercrime wing sources. The sources,...

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RAHIM YAR KHAN: Six die in van-truck crash

At least half a dozen people were killed and eight others wounded in a road accident near Punjab’s Rahim Yar Khan city. Police and rescue officials said the mishap took place about the Cote Sabzal area where a truck collided with a Hiace van coming from the opposite position. The crash left six people dead and at least eight wounded....

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SUKKUR: Police cut off person’s tongue in Sukkur

A person being claimed that the C Section police cut off his tongue after he declined to give them bribe money here on Wednesday. According to reports, the man was tormented before his tongue was cut away. He was transferred to the closest hospital for treatment.

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Pakistan court adjourns hearing – Musharraf

KARACHI – On Wednesday, Barrister Farogh Nasim, counsel for former president Pervez Musharraf that the name of his client must be removed from the exit control list as soon as possible. Later, hearing about Musharraf’s appeal, thecouncill said that mother of the old president was really ill, therefore, he must be earmarked to see his mother in the United Arab...

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BDS – Post-blast training

KARACHI: A two-day post-blast investigation training programmed for members of the bomb disposal squad (BDS) started today. The course taken under the oversight of foreign experts was patronized by Sindh, Balochistan and the Railway police. The practical exercises relating to explosions would help them deal with terrorism, BDU members undergoing the training stated

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BEIJING: Pak Navy frigate take a part in maritime exercises

Pakistan's Navy frigate Shamsheer took part in multi-country maritime exercises held off the seashore of the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao on Wednesday. This is the first time for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy to organize multilateral maritime exercises. Nineteen ships, seven helicopters and marine corps from eight nations, including China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Malaysia and Brunei...

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TTP negotiating committees’ conferencing in Islamabad – Govt

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the conference of the committees representing the government and the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was underway. The encounter, proceeding spot at Punjab House in Islamabad, has an extension of the ceasefire, release of non-combatant Taliban prisoners and establishment of a peace zone high on the order of business. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had been convened...

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Road accident in Rahim Yar Khan

RAHIM YAR KHAN: On Wednesday, five people were caused to death and 10 others suffered injuries when a van collided with a truck in Rahim Yar Khan. The van coming from Sadiqabad crashed into a truck that was parked along the route. Pakistan has one of the world’s worst records of fatal traffic accidents, blamed on poor roads, poorly maintained...

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QUETTA: Lawyers conflict with police in Quetta

Lawyers in Quetta clashed with police on Wednesday during a protest against alleged police torture on their co-worker. The law practitioners claimed that police forced a senior attorney from his car and subjected him to torture in Quetta. Against the incident, a large number of attorneys, most of them carrying sticks in their hands, came out on roads and staged...

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Pakistan ministry asks TV station shut down in shooting in the altogether

Islamabad: Pakistan's defense ministry has demanded for the country's top-rating television channel to be shut down later than it broadcast allegations blaming an intelligence agency for filming a leading journalist, officials alleged on Wednesday. The ministry wrote to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) late on Tuesday demanding it to strike down the broadcasting license of Geo television and...

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Dera Bugti: Gas pipeline blown up

Quetta- Militants inflated a 16 inch gas pipeline in Balochistan's volatile Dera Bugti district today, pronounced an official. A security official, who requested anonymity, stated that the militants had planted an extemporized explosive device (IED) close to a gas pipeline in the Pir Koh area of Dera Bugti. He stated the IED exploded with a considerably loud bang inflating a...

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ISLAMABAD: Armed fight leaves three dead in Islamabad

Minutes after midnight, the federal capital rang with gunshots as two armed factions entered the gun fight over a longstanding conflict, leaving three persons dead and five others injured. According to police sources, the clash transpired in the boundary of the Bara Kahu police station. The wounded have been rushed to Poly Clinic Hospital, where four of them are supposed...

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PEMRA – Committee formed to review govt application opposed Geo TV network

ISLAMABAD – A committee of three-member has been molded by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to critique the application filed by the Defense Ministry against the Geo TV network for claiming that an intelligence agency of Pakistan was intricate in attacks on its anchor Hamid Mir, a private news channel reported. The commission, comprising Syed Ismail Shah, Pervez...

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ISLAMABAD: Nisar warrant peace negotiator in Islamabad

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali on Tuesday cited a joint meeting of Taliban and government mediators in Islamabad The interior ministry will preside over the encounter, which will be applied tomorrow. According to the Interior Ministry, Taliban’s refusal to continue the ceasefire would be reviewedatn the meeting. The meeting will also chalk out its future course of activity. Last week,...

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KARACHI: SHC hearing Musharraf’s appeal

A two-member bench of the Sindh High Court will strike up today, former president Pervez Musharraf’s application seeking removal of his epithet from the government’s Exit Control List (ECL). Admitting the appeal for a hearing, the tribunal has issued notifications to the Attorney General of Pakistan, FIA representatives and others before the bench. The appeal was filed by Musharraf’s counsel,...

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Swat – Road accident, 19 injured

Road accident in Swat – At least 19 people were wounded when a pick-up plunged into a trench near Marghazar road today. The accident took place owing to over-speeding when the pick-up lost control due to failed brakes and drop into a trench, injuring around 19 people, adding three small fries. Police force and rescue teams arrived at the site...

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3G, 4G spectrum license auction starts in Pakistan

The auction process for 3G and 4G spectrum licenses in Pakistan began Wednesday and is anticipated to revolutionize the telecommunication sector and set up more than $1.3 billion, the sector's regulator stated. PTA has selected the Simultaneous Multiple Round Ascending (SMRA) auction mechanism to conduct the auction, which utilizes an electronic system permitting the bidders to participate intelligently and efficiently...

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