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PM condemns killing of police official in Karachi ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday strongly condemned the incident of firing in Karachi in which former Superintendent of Jail Ejaz Haider lost his life.In a message the Prime Minister extended condolences to the bereaved family and directed the law enforcement agencies to beef up security in the provincial capital.He said the ongoing operation in Karachi against militants and criminals would continue with full force till their complete elimination.He said the perpetrators of this heinous crime should be arrested at the earliest and brought to justice.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

Shab-e-Miraj to be observed on Saturday ISLAMABAD: Shab-e-Miraj-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) would be observed across the country on Saturday night with religious fervor, great respect and devotion.The Muslims every year on (Rajab-ul-Mirajab 26) the night of 27th of Rajab (Islamic calendar), observe Shab-e-Miraj in which the Holy Prophet (PBUH) went on a special journey to meet Allah Almighty, crossing seven skies on the heavenly animal named 'Al-Buraq.' The women devotees would offer prayers in special gatherings at their homes throughout ...
Air strikes kill 17 militants ISLAMABAD: Air strikes on Friday killed at least 17 militants in Wareka Mandi tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, security officials said, part of a major operation against the Taliban.The air force jets targeted militants' hideouts on the edge of the Afghan border in the thick mountainous forests in the Wareka Mandi area of Shawal district in North Waziristan tribal region, 65 kilometres (40 miles) west of its capital Miranshah."The air force jets pounded the areas close ...
Govt determined to improve education sector: Baligh ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, Baligh-ur-Rehman on Thursday said the government is determined to improve the education sector through a number of initiatives."It is unfortunate that Pakistan is lagging behind the educational targets due to various reasons however the government would bring improvement in this sector by enhancing budget and focussing on improving literacy rate", he said.The minister stated this while co-chairing the opening session of Need Assessment Conference ...
Over 71,000 intending pilgrims selected through balloting for Hajj-2015 ISLAMABAD: Over 71,000 intending pilgrims were selected through computerized ballotting, under the Government Scheme for Hajj-2015.Minister for Religious Affairs, Interfaith Harmony, Sardar Muhammad Yousaf conducted the ballotting held at the Committee Room of the Ministry of Religious Affairs here on Thursday.The selection has been based on groups consisting from one to fourteen pilgrims. The selection of group leader is mean selecting the whole group.The minister announced the names of first aspirants, who have been selected ...
Medical facilities admissible to Senate members, family: Senate told ISLAMABAD: Attorney General of Pakistan Salman Aslam Butt Thursday informed Senate that the medical facilities were admissible to family members, dependents of Senators.He stated this while responding reported disparity arose from the opinion submitted by the Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights about the entitlement of medical facility for dependents, family to former and sitting members of the Senate.Quoting various constitutional articles, the Attorney General opined that the facility is not admissible to former ...
Lawyers boycott courts condemn Karachi killings QUETTA: Lawyers boycotted courts across the province to protest against the bus attack, in which 45 innocent people were killed at Safoora Chowrangi area.Balochistan Bar Association had given the call for boycott and lawyers did not appear in courts and hearing in hundreds of cases was postponed.Talking to APP, Balochistan Bar Association (BBA) President Muhammad Bilal Kasi said that BBA strongly condemned the Karachi attack. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...


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