07022016Sat
Last update: Sat, 02 Jul 2016 02pm

General News

Pakistan - General News

Partly cloudy weather likely in Karachi on Friday KARACHI: The Met Office on Thursday forecast partly cloudy or cloudy weather with chances of light rain in Thatta and Karachi divisions in the metropolis during the next 24 hours.It said the maximum temperature is expected to remain in the range between 35 to 37 degrees centigrade.Hot/very hot and dry weather is likely to prevail over most parts of the province.However rain/thunderstorm with gusty winds are likely to occur at isolated places in Hyderabad division. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

Pakistan - General News

LHC stays demotion of 8 police officials LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday stayed implementation of demotion orders of eight police officials.Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti passed the orders on a petition, filed by SP Farooq, SP Amjad Quershi, DSP Riaz Ali Shah, DSP Sarwar Awan, DSP Rashid, DSP Nasir Awan, DSP Rana Islam and DSP Zulfiqar and others, challenging their demotion orders.Earlier, the counsel submitted that the petitioners did not fall in the out-of-turn promotion category, but the inspector general ...

Pakistan - General News

Shehbaz Sharif for strict security on Juma-tul-Wida LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has directed to ensure foolproof security of Juma-tul-Wida across the province.In his directive to the provincial cabinet committee for peace, he said every possible step should be taken for security of public.The chief minister directed security agencies to take all measures to protect life and property of civilians while security of mosques and Imam barghas should also be given high priority.He asked policemen to perform their duties diligently ...

Pakistan - General News

Kamran Michael inaugurated HR Complaint cell LAHORE: Federal Minister Human Rights Senator Kamran Michael on Thursday inaugurated a complaint cell at the regional directorate human rights.The complaint cell will receive complaints against violation of human rights in the toll free helpline 1099.He was accompanied by Federal Secretary Human Rights Nadeem Ashraf and Regional Director Human Rights Lubna Masood. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

Pakistan - General News

Strict security measures on Juma-tul-Wida LAHORE: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Dr Haider Ashraf on Thursday said strict security arrangements have been made for Juma-tul-Wida and Youm-ul-Quds.Talking to APP, the DIG Operations said that for Juma-tul- Wida, the security SOP of Muharram-ul-Haram would be followed.In this connection, Dr Haider Ashraf said strict security measures for mosques, Imambargahs and other worship places would be ensured.He said officers had been directed to ensure all received rescue calls data by maintaining its daily ...

Pakistan - General News

Eid holidays announced PESHAWAR: The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has announced public holidays from 5th July to 8th July 2016 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) on occasion of Holy Festival of Eid-ul-Fitr.It was notified by Administration Department Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, at Peshawar, on Thursday.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

Pakistan - General News

TDPs of Bajaur Agency get compensation cheques KHAR: The temporarily displaced people (TDPs) of Charmang Valley of Bajaur Agency received compensation cheques here on Thursday.Bajaur Agency's Political Agent, Abdul Amir Khattak distributed cheques among 89 TDPs belonged to various areas of Charmang valley at a ceremony held at the residence of Senator Hidaytullah Khan at Nawagai town.The Political Agent said the political administration expedited efforts to ensure early rehabilitation of displaced persons of Charmang.The administration with the financial support of government and ...