Court extends Musharraf treason trial to abettors

By Asim Qadeer Rana

ISLAMABAD: The special court trying former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on high treason charges accepted his appeal on Friday to include alleged co-conspirators in the case against him.The court has ordered inclusion of former chief justice of ...


China commits $45.6 billion for economic corridor with Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The Chinese government and banks will finance Chinese companies to build $45.6 billion ...

Pakistan protests against Indian ceasefire violation

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday lodged protest against India through diplomatic channels, over firing ...


Imran opposes any move to divide Sindh

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LARKANA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said on Friday ...

Call for adopting native language as medium of instruction

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ISLAMABAD: Participants at a seminar on Friday presented diverse arguments for adopting mother tongue as the medium of instruction, particularly at primary-level education and urged the policy makers to intervene and make best possible decision. Ilm Ideas, a grants programme that supports ...

HRCP demands constitutional amendment in CEC appointment criteria

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LAHORE: The speakers of the “Second Roundtable Consultation on Electoral Reforms” have demanded a constitutional amendment to change the eligibility criteria for the appointment of chief election commissioner by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).Human Rights Commission of ...

LHC petitioned to stop PTI’s upcoming sit-in

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LAHORE: A full bench of the Lahore High Court admitted for regular hearing a petition seeking direction to the government to stop Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan from holding a sit-in on November 30 allegedly aimed at overthrowing of the government.Bench issued notices to PTI ...

President for enhancing energy, security ties with Tajikistan

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday said that there exists a vast potential to strengthen relations with Tajikistan in energy and defence sectors. Talking to Tajik Foreign Minister Aslov Sirodjidin Muhridinovich at the Presidency, Mamnoon said that Pakistan greatly valued its friendship ...

Media for protecting minorities’ rights

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ISLAMABAD: South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) on Friday stressed the role of media to create social awareness of the minorities’ rights in Pakistan and to end discrimination and suppression against the religious communities.The speakers included SAFMA General Secretary Dr Ramesh Kumar ...

Two soldiers killed in Peshawar attack

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PESHAWAR: Two soldiers were killed on Friday in an explosion targeting a security forces’ vehicle.Two other soldiers were wounded in the attack in Mathra Bazaar on the outskirts of Peshawar. “The bomb was planted on a motorcycle and remotely detonated as a security forces’ pick-up ...

6 militants with ‘lethal weapons’ arrested


HANGU: The district police on Friday confiscated explosives materials, arms, ammunitions and apprehended six militants associated with a banned militant organisation.District Police Officer Anwar Saeed Kundi told reporters that the police, after receiving information from intelligence sources, ...

22 killed in strikes in Khyber


PESHAWAR: At least 22 militants were killed in fresh airstrikes in remote Tirah valley of Khyber Agency on Friday, ISPR said. Pakistan Air Force jet fighters targeted militants’ hideouts in Khyber Agency, killing 22 militants. Security sources said six hideouts of the terrorists were also ...

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