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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Karachi: Four shot down within two hours

Irregular circumstances of firing continued in Karachi on Wednesday where four more people were poured down just inside two hours Police and rescue teams said two sack-packed bodies were bring in Mewa Shah graveyard and another near Lasbela bridge in wee hours today. A man was murdered in Manghopir locality when unknown bike riders fired shots on his car. The...

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ISLAMABAD: Pervaiz Rashid said, Nobody is blaming ISI.

Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said that no one has blamed Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for any misconduct. Referring to allegations on ISI following Saturday attack on a senior journalist in Karachi during a media talk here, the information minister said: “This is not an issue.” Remarking on his statement, Samaa’s senior anchor Nadeem Malik said that the information minister has...

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Moin Akhtar 3rd death anniversary

Moin Akhtar was a Pakistani television, movie and stage actor, as easily as a humorist, comedian, impersonator, and a host. He was besides a fun writer, singer, film director and a producer. He was held in Karachi on December 24, 1950 and his mother tongue was Urdu but he executed with mastery in many other languages including Bengali, Sindhi and...

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KARACHI: MQM tables anti-PPO resolution in Sindh Assembly

The Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) on Tuesday showed a solution in the Sindh Assembly against enforcement of Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO). The resolution, tabled by MQM Izhar-ul-Hasan, termed the newly promulgated antiterrorism law as ‘black law’. Hasan said under the law a common human being will not be empowered to approach the court for justice. “This law is against...

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MIANWALI: Journalist gun down in Mianwali

A local journalist was gun down in Mianwali town of Punjab. Motives behind his murder are yet to be ascertained. Police said Shahzad Iqbal and his pal were on their way on a motorbike when unidentified gunmen intercepted the bike and opened fire on them in manually town. Shahzad suffered multiple bullet injuries and died on way in hospital while...

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Karachi: Policeman among two shot dead

An officer and a security guard were gunned down in a drive-by attack in Karachi. According to initial accounts, two unidentified gunmen riding a motorbike opened indiscriminate fire near a police check post in the Garden area. An officer and a security guard of a private bank died on the berth while a passerby was injured in the dismissal. The...

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman approve Mustafa Kamal’s resignation

Senate Chairman Nayar Bukhari today accepted the resignation of MQM’s leader Syed Mustafa Kamal. Kamal, who did as mayor of Karachi from 2005 to 2010, quit his Senate seat, citing personal reasons. He had mailed his resignation to the party leadership to 9 months ago. The resignation was sent on to Senate chief for approval. He had not been taking...

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RAWALPINDI: Pakistan successfully test-fires Hatf 3

Pakistan took a successful test- blast of the Hatf III (Ghaznavi) missile, an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) The short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile can carry nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 290 kms. The launch was witnessed by the Chairperson Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) General Rashad Mahmood, Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General Zubair...

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Army Chief Lauds ISI come to see headquarters

RAWALPINDI: General Raheel Sharif, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), visited Directorate General Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) here Tuesday, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated in a press handout. The army chief was given a detailed briefing on internal and external security situation of the rural area, it alleged. Gen Raheel Sharif appreciated the central use of ISI in national...

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LAHORE: Moin, Zaheer get new PCB positions

 Pakistan Cricket Board selected Moin Khan as Chief Selector and Manager of National Cricket Team while former test cricketer Zaheer Abbas as the Principle Advisor to PCB Chairman. Zaheer is a member of Management Committee of PCB and his new project of Principal Advisor is honorary, said a spokesman of PCB. Human race has previously served as Manager and Coach...

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NA-89 ECP’s Ludhianvi suspended by SC – ASWJ

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, The Supreme Court (SC) suspended the notification announcing Maulana Muhammad Ahmad Ludhianvi of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) as a winner from Jhang NA-89. A three-member bench – leaded by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali – suspended both the notifications, speaking that the court had not given enough reasons for the disqualification. The bench stated the tribunal’s...

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Karachi: target killing incident, 1 died.

One person murdered in the target killing near Garden area of Karachi

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DERA MURAD JAMALI: Blast in Balochistan, DSP injured

A roadside blast targeting police in restive Balochistan left a senior officer injured. According to initial accounts, the incident occurred in Chhatar area of Nasirabad district where the attack hit a patrolling police mobile carrying DSP and other police officials DSP was injured in the bomb attack and shifted to hospital. Following the blast, security forces arrived at the site...

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