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BDS defuses 10kg bomb in Chamkani PESHAWAR: A bid of terrorism was foiled in Chamkani here Wednesday when the Bomb Disposal Squad defused a home-made explosive device.Assistant Inspector General of Police and BDS in-charge Shafqat Malik said the bomb, which was fixed in a pressure cooker and weighed 10 kilograms, was placed in the fields in jurisdiction of Chamkani police station. Area people spotted the suspected object and informed police and BDU who took prompt action and defused the bomb, he added.The city has seen frequent attacks by militants in the past few years, with targets ranging from civilians to law enforcers however a significant decline in such incidents was witnessed after security forces carried out operations in surrounding FR areas.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

City administration's action against profiteers; 136 fined, three arrested KARACHI: The divisional and district administration Karachi has challaned 136 shopkeepers and fine of Rs 2,21,500 were imposed while three shopkeepers were arrested for continuous profiteering.According to a statement issued here on Wednesday, during crackdown the administration fined 59 milk sellers, 36 food items grocers, 21 chicken sellers, seven fruit sellers, one meat vendor, three flour sellers and nine vegetable sellers.The action against profiteers were taken in the areas including Saddar, Civil Line, SITE, Garden, ...

Ejaz urges PTI, PAT to resolve issues through dialogue ISLAMABAD: Chief of Pakistan Muslim League (Zia) Ejazul Haq on Tuesday urged the leadership of Pakistan Teheek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to resolve political issues through dialogue. Talking to the media outside Parliament House here, he said the parliament was the right forum to present suggestions and recommendations for electoral reforms, particularly in the Election Commission of Pakistan. Ejaz said he along with Haider Abbas Rizvi and Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao Monday night ...

SC restores PPP's Ghulam Qadir Chandio Sindh Assembly membership ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the Sindh Election Tribunal decision and restored the membership of Pakistan Peoples' Party's member Sindh Assembly Ghulam Qadir Chandio from PS-27.The three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Nasir-Ul-Mulk comprising Justice Amir Hani Muslim and Justice Mushir Alam heard the Ghulam Qadir Chandio petition against Election Tribunal's decision for re-election in the constituency.Declaring Chandio ineligible, ECP ordered re-elections in PS-27, Nawabshah.Sindh United Party member Zainul Abedeen had challenged Chandio's ...

PTI, PAT should keep word on not entering Red Zone: Marvi ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Assembly's Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Marvi Memon has said that the leadership of both Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) should keep their word on not entering the Red Zone in the Federal Capital.Talking to Pakistan Television, she said before entering the Capital, the two parties had made commitments that they would not enter the Red Zone.She wondered as what PTI chief Imran Khan wanted to achieve or ...

Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Three ships C.V Posen, C.V Cape Melville and M.T Al-Salam-II carrying containers and diesel oil were arranged berthing at Qasim International Container Terminal and FOTCO Oil Terminal respectively at Port Qasim on Monday.Meanwhile three more ships carrying containers, chemicals and palm oil also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours.Berth occupancy was managed at the port at forty three percent on monday where six ships namely C.V Posen, C.V Cape ...

Parliamentarians unanimous to protect democracy, constitution: Saad ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Tuesday said that parliamentarians from all the political parties are unanimous to protect the parliament, democracy and constitution at all cost.Talking to media outside the Parliament House here, he said, a group of thousand people cannot decide the fate of 18 million people.He said people representatives had been elected by 4 million people and group of some people want to decide their fate which is unfair.The ...


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