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One dead in attack on NATO supply tankers in Jamrud PESHAWAR: Gunmen in Jamrud opened fire on tankers carrying fuel for NATO troops in Afghanistan on Monday, killing a driver and wounding two others, officials said.The incident happened in Jamrud area of Khyber. "A convoy of six oil tankers was heading towards Afghanistan when four attackers riding two motorbikes attacked the first tanker, killing its driver," senior local administration official Irshad Khan told AFP.He said the tanker overturned as a result of the firing, adding two other persons including a helper and a passerby were injured.Khan said the remaining five tankers returned to Peshawar, the capital of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, after the attack.Another local administration official Mehtab Khan confirmed the incident and casualties.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Three injured in Quetta gas cylinder blast QUETTA: Three persons were reportedly injured in a gas cylinder blast in a restaurant on Prince Road in the provincial capital, here on Monday.Police said that a gas cylinder exploded in a restaurant on Prince Road, in which three people sustained injuries. "Rescue teams rushed to Prince Road soon after receiving information about explosion in a restaurant and they shifted three persons to hospital who received injuries in the gas cylinder blast," the police said.It ...

CM takes notice of selling of children by father LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Saturday took notice of the news regarding selling of his children by a former police official, a resident of Jhang, and sought a report from the IG Punjab.The chief minister directed that provision of justice be ensured to the police official. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

CM for promotion of Pak Australia trade ties LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Saturday said Pakistan gives great importance to relations with Australia and there is a need to further promote trade cooperation between the two countries.He was talking to Pakistani High Commissioner designate to Australia, Naila Chohan, who called on him here.He said Punjab was a big market of livestock and Halal food and Australian investors could invest in Halal food industry.The chief minister said national economy could be strengthened ...

Ulema, religious scholars criticize PAT, PTI ISLAMABAD: Ulema and religious scholars from different schools of thoughts Saturday criticized chiefs of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for holding marches and staging sit-ins to press for unconstitutional demands.They were of the view that the entire nation and system have been made hostage by the two parties, besides national economy was being affected due to the prevailing situation.Talking to Pakistan Television(PTV), Custodian of Shrine Hazrat Sultan Bahu (RA) Sahibzada Sultan Fayyaz-ul-Hassan ...

Democracy being mocked: Tahmeena VEHARI: Former federal minister, PML-N MNA Tahmeena Daultana, expressing dismay over sit-ins, said that democracy is being mocked in the country.Talking to the media, she said that sit-ins and protests in the federal capital had pushed the country into problems. She claimed that threat to democracy had aggravated to a large extent. There was no room to accept unconstitutional demands made by any political or religious quarters, she added.She said, the government was making every ...

Two Pakistani civilians die in Indian border fire ISLAMABAD: Pakistan officials on Saturday accused Indian troops of killing two civilians in "unprovoked firing" across the border in its eastern province of Punjab.Pakistani officials said the latest incident occurred in Sialkot region which faces the south of the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and where another civilian was killed by Indian firing last month."Today Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) again resorted to unprovoked firing in Chaprar and Harpal sectors on the working boundary near ...


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