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Bid to smuggle heroin foiled RAWALPINDI: The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) foiled a bid to smuggle heroin to Qatar and arrested one accused from Benazir Bhutto International Airport on Thursday.   Acting on a tip-off, the ANF launched a special drive and arrested Anayo a Nigerian national proceeding to Qatar by a private airline and traced 100 heroin-capsules placed in his abdomen, official sources in the ANF told APP on Thursday.   During interrogation, he told the ANF that his destination was Nerobi via Qatar and he was to deliver the consignment to a person in Nerobi.   The ANF have registered a case.   Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...

Bokhari calls for positive initiatives to ensure change ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Nayyer Hussain Bokhari Thursday said civil servants should act as change agents by taking positive initiatives and provision of crucial inputs for formulation and implementation of national policy in various sectors.   Addressing the participants of 14th Mid Career Management Course as Chief Guest on the certificate awarding ceremony held at National Institute of Management, he said it is not only imperative for improving public service delivery but also help to alleviate sufferings of ...
Palestinian President to visit Pakistan on Saturday ISLAMABAD: Palestinian President Mehmood Abbas will undertake a visit to Pakistan on Saturday.   Foreign Office Spokesman Moazzam Ahmed Khan in his weekly briefing here at Foreign Office on Thursday said the Palestinian President will hold talks with the Pakistani leadership on the matters of mutual interest.   Replying to a question, the Spokesman said Pakistan has full support to a sovereign state of Palestine and ensure their basic rights to live with honour and dignity.   Copyright APP (Associated Press ...
IED explosion kills three tribesmen, nine injured in Orakzai Agency PESHAWAR: An improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Hasanzai Bazaar of Orkazai Agency on Thursday killed three tribesmen and wounded nine others.   According to political administration, the victims, in a passenger vehicle that was passing through the area, came under the attack.   The injured were rushed to hospital where condition of some victims was stated to be critical. The Khasadar Force rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area.   Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...
Kerry says he looks forward to close US-Pakistan ties   WASHINGTON: In a telephone conversation with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday night, new US Secretary of State, John Kerry, said that he stands for a "strong" Washington-Islamabad relationship, according to the State Department.   "As you may know, Secretary Kerry has a longstanding relationship with many Pakistani leaders, and he used the opportunity of the phone call to underscore the continuing importance of an effective, strong, and mutually beneficial US-Pakistani relationship," Spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters ...
Pakistan sees UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan sees a "glimmer of hope" for a dialogue between the Syrian government and opposition aimed at resolving the deadly two-year old internecine conflict in the Middle East country, Ambassador Masood Khan said Wednesday.   Speaking in the Security Council, the Pakistani ambassador said his hope for the was based on the recent statements of the Syrian opposition and the government for dialogue without preconditions.   "This opportunity must be seized by the Syrians, the United Nations ...
Full court meeting of SC appreciates services of Justice Tariq   ISLAMABAD: A full Court meeting of the Supreme Court (SC) was held here on Wednesday in the Supreme Court building under the chairmanship of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.   According to press release issued by the Supreme Court here on Wednesday, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Tariq Parvez, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany, Justice Amir Hani Muslim, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice ...


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