Pakistan

Afghan dispute can be resolved through dialogue: PM Khan

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said Afghan dispute can be resolved through dialogues as there is no military solution for it. Addressing the American think tank here at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, the Premier said Pakistan paid a heavy price during the Afghan war and sacrificed 70,000 lives in the process yet there still was...

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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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LARKANA: Today Larkana speed up for PS-35 by-polls

Preparations for today’s by-elections in the city’s constituency PS-35, Larkana-1, have been filled in. Public holiday has been declared for today across the territory. Meantime, the Intermediate examinations scheduled for today, have been detained. The new date of the exam papers is May 5. Election Commission has settled the arrangements for the by-polls. SP headquarters Ibrar Hussain conduct a flag...

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LAHORE: journalist throwed shoe at Shehbaz Sharif

The Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif faced an embarrassing state of affairs at the South Asia Labor Conference when a journalist hurled a shoe at him after being denied an answer to his query. The shoe, however, narrowly escaped the chief minister and flew past his face. The journalist Imdad Ali Sodhar, belonging to a private Sindhi TV channel, was...

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KARACHI: Police officer killed in suicide blast

Police officer, Shafiq Tanoli, and three others were demolished in a suicide attempt in Karachi. The detonation took place in a tailor's shop near Tanoli’s residence in city’s Old Sabzi Mandi area. “The blast murdered police official Shafiq Tanoli and three others,” DSP Nasir Lodhi. He sounded out there were at least five people in the store at the time...

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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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