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CM KP condemns suicide bomb in Rawalpindi PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has strongly condemned the suicide bomb blast that took place at RA Bazar Rawalpindi on Monday morning. He prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls of the security personnel, civilians and early recovery of the injured. In his message of condolence he has deplored that innocent Pakistanis were being targeted in terrorist activities because of the ill conceived and self-interest oriented policies of the previous regime.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Governor takes note of hindrances in anti-polio campaign KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has taken serious note of the certain elements creating hindrances in administering polio drops in various union councils of the city and ordered strict legal action on this account.He directed the Provincial Health Secretary and the Inspector General of Police , Sindh to ensure that the anti-polio drops campaign is completed without any disruption, sid an official statement here Monday.He also directed the concerned officials to immediately contact with ...
Nation proud of armed forces' sacrifices: Baloch MULTAN: Jamaat-e-Islami general secretary Liaqat Baloch said on Monday the nation was proud of sacrifices made by the armed forces to safeguard the country.Addressing a press conference here, Baloch said an attack on the army was actually an assalt on the country. "Those, who are targeting the armed forces, want to harm national sovereignty and Islam does not allow killing of innocents people," he added.Baloch said recent incidents of terrorism were a conspiracy against the ...
Gas pipeline blown up in Dera Bugti QUETTA: Miscreants blew up a portion of an 16 inches diameter gas pipeline in Pirkoh area of Dera Bugti district on Monday. Local Levies sources said the damaged pipeline was supplying gas from well no 41 to Pirkoh gas purification plant which had been suspended after the explosion caused by the explosive the unknown miscreants placed beside the pipeline. A Levies party cordoned of the area.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
PML-N, PkMAP, JUI major winners of Balochistan LB Polls QUETTA: According to unofficial results, the major winners of the first phase of Balochistan By-Local Government elections remained Pakistan Muslim League-N, Pashtoonkhawa Milli Awami Party and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl.When contacted, official sources in the Provincial Election Commission Balochistan told APP, here on Monday that they would announce the final and official results of the by-Local bodies elections on January 21 or within next two or three days. They, however, confirmed that the PML-N, PkMAP and JUI-F ...
Prime Minister condemns Bannu blast ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday strongly condemned the blast in Bannu resulting into loss of precious lives and injuries many others.The Prime Minister expressed his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved families of the martyred and prayed for peace of the departed souls.He also prayed early recovery of the injured and courage for the bereaved families to bear the loss with fortitude.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
ANP condemns terrorist act in Bannu PESHAWAR: Leader of Awami National Party, Asfandyar Wali Khan has condemned terrorist attack on the convoy of security forces and said that resolve of our nation could not be deterred by these acts of cowardice. In a statement issued from Bacha Khan Markaz here Sunday, ANP Chief also expressed sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the incident.He expressed solidarity with bereaved families members and said that we fully share their grief at this ...


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