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Security tightened in City PESHAWAR: Security in the provincial metropolis was further beefed up on Friday owing to ongoing operation in Khyber Agency and 'Juma prayers'.   According to police, special measures have been adopted to stop entry of miscreants from Khyber Agency into the city in the wake of operation by the security forces against militants in the Agency. Additional police force was deployed at all entry points of the city while old Bara road has been closed for vehicular traffic at Qadeem Bara check post.   Security arrangements for Friday prayers have also been upgraded and extra police force were deployed at all big mosques of the city. All main roads leading towards Sadr Bazaar were also closed to avert any untoward incident.   Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...

Rainy spell in KP from Sunday PESHAWAR: Local Meteorological office on Friday informed that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would witness a rainy spell from Sunday that would continue for two to three days almost in the entire province.   Light rain with intermittent intervals was reported in most upper parts of the province today while in plain areas rain expected clouds remained scattered on the horizon.   The met office also predicted snowfall on some upper hilly areas of the province during the next expected rain spell.   The ...
Efforts underway to overcome power crisis: Chairman WAPDA ISLAMABAD: Chairman WAPDA Syed Raghib Abbas Shah said that strenuous efforts were afoot to overcome the power crisis in the country.   Talking to a private news channel, he said completion of hydro projects executed in parts of the country would help generate 20000-megawatt electricity till 2020.   He said work on the mega power and water projects in Balochistan including Nolang dam, Vandar project and Kachi Canal are underway.   He said the total cost of Kachi Canal is fifty ...
US Consul General meets Deputy Commissioner South KARACHI: US Consul General (CG), Michael Dodman met Deputy Commissioner, Karachi-South, Mustafa Jamal Kazi in his office on Friday and discussed issues related to polio campaigns in the district.   According to a press release issued by the office of DC- South, Mustafa Jamal Kazi apprised him in details about the arrangements made for oral polio vaccination campaign in the district, that also includes areas where resistance was registered against the vaccine during previous occasions.   The Deputy Commissioner ...
CM Sindh meets with delegation of diplomats KARACHI: A 17-member delegation of diplomats of various countries Thursday had a meeting with Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, at the CM House here.   The delegation was led by Ambassador of Argentina and Dean of the diplomatic Corps in Pakistan, Rodolfo Martin Saravia.   The Chief Minister while welcoming the diplomats apprised them about historical, social and cultural background of the province.   He said that the province is agriculture oriented and dependable on rural economy with huge ...
NA offers Fateha for Karachi clerics ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Friday offered Fateha for the deceased souls of religious scholars who had been murdered in Karachi on Thursday.   Speaking on a point of order, Maulvi Asmatullah said religious scholars had been killed in Karachi that was strongly condemnable.   Asif Husnain said the law and order situation was deteriorating in Karachi and said Interior Minister Rehman Malik should brief the House about the terror threats in Karachi he had announced recently.   He said some ...
Govt firm on holding polls on time: Sindh Governor KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan said that the Government has firm resolve for holding general on time and all preparations have been finalised in this respect.   This he said while talking to a group of visiting Ambassadors and High Commissioners based in Islamabad, who called on him here on Thursday.   The Governor said that the Election Commission is an independent institution and it has full authority for holding free, fair and transparent elections in the country.   He ...


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