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Government plans to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks ISLAMABAD: Government plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said on Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.Six militants have been hanged since Friday amid rising public anger over Tuesday's slaughter in Peshawar, which left 149 people dead, most of them children.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Winter garments in high demand as temperature falls ISLAMABAD: Despite falling temperature, sales of winter garments have doubled in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.Different kinds of winter wear including gloves, woollen hats, mufflers, pullovers, sweaters and jackets are displayed at different stalls, shops and weekly Bazaars.Stalls of winter are also seen at Aabpara Market, Melody Market, Super Market, Jinnah Super Market, Sittara Market, Peshawar More, Karachi Company, Faizabad, Commercial Market, Sadiqabad Chowk, Raja Bazaar and other big shopping malls.Hashmet Khan, a ...
Rs335.947mn disbursed among affectees in second phase under Easar KP programme: PDMA PESHAWAR: The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has disbursed Rs. 335.947 million among 52,456 registered families of North Waziristan Agency during the second phase of the Easar e Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Program.According to PDMA, the said assistance amount has been disbursed among the affectees till December 15, 2014.Under the first phase of Esaar-e- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Programme, as many as 57,706 registered families of North Waziristan had received their cash payment of 1st Instalment at the rate ...
Extra-ordinary security steps for Rabi-ul-Awwal ordered KARACHI: Additional IG Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo has directed police officers to prepare a plan for providing extra- ordinary security during the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal, especially 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal, and ensure its implementation. He issued this directive during a meeting with a 25-member delegation of religious scholars who called on the AIG at the Central Police Office and exchanged views on security arrangements and other issues regarding Rabi-ul-Awwal, said a handout issued here on Saturday. ...
Rabiul Awwal moon sighting meeting on Monday ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Central Ruet e Hilal Committee would be held on Safar-ul-Muzaffar 29 (Dec 22, Monday) for sighting the moon of Rabiul Awwal 1436 AH.Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman will attend the meeting of the committee at Pakistan Meteorological Department building, Main University Road, Gulistan e Jauhar, Karachi.The meetings of Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) would be held in the building of Ministry of Religious Affairs near General Post Office ...
Dry weather forecast KARACHI: The Meteorological Department on Sunday forecast dry weather with cool/ cold night and hazy/ misty morning for city during next 24 hours.According to the Met Office the minimum temperature in the city is expected between 10C and 12C.Mainly cold/ very cold and dry weather is likely to prevail in the region.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
SSGC announces new 4-day CNG schedule KARACHI: Due to an accident in the Sui Gas Plant, the pipeline and the boiler have been damaged and the plant has been shut down, says a release of SSGC. It said consequently, SSGC system is faced with the reduction of 110 mmcfd gas due to which our customers may face inconvenience. Teams from SSGC, SNGPL and PPL are on ground to repair the damages caused by the accident and it is expected that the ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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