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  • Interior ministry extends Rangers' policing powers in Karachi Division for 90 days

    ISLAMABAD: After much deliberation and exchange of conflicting remarks between the federal and Sindh government, the interior ministry approved a 90-day extension in the special policing powers of Sindh Rangers in Karachi Division — with effect from July 20, 2016...

    Speaking on a point of order, Parliamentary leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Syed Naveed Qamar said the Sindh government had extended Rangers' powers under Article...

  • Economist's report marks Karachi as most unsafe city in world

    Karachi has been named among the least safe cities of the world in a report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) — the research and analysis division of The Economist Group...

    Asia and the Middle East and Africa dominate the bottom of the index as Dhaka, Yangon and Karachi are at the bottom of the list...

  • Karachi 'honour killing': Exhumed bodies of teenage couple bear electrocution, torture marks

    The bodies of a teenage couple in Karachi feared to have been murdered by their families after they wished to contract a free-will marriage were found bearing electrocution and torture marks following a post-mortem examination on Wednesday, officials said...

    Civil Hospital Karachi Additional Police Surgeon Dr Qarar Ahmed Abbasi confirmed that "there were visible signs of electric shock and torture on both bodies...

  • Film festival marks launch of Karachi conference

    KARACHI: The Fourth International Karachi Conference organised by the Karachi Conference Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities of the Government of Sindh kicked off with a film festival at the National Museum auditorium here on Friday...

    Most of the films were short, under 20 minutes in length, revolving around various aspects of Karachi and produced by students from the University of...

  • Army's special security division to protect Chinese workers in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has granted approval for assigning a division of Pakistan Army's special security for the protection of Chinese citizens working in Pakistan, President Mamnoon Hussain told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, during a one-on-one meeting...

    The Army has created a special security division for the protection of Chinese engineers, project directors, experts and workers employed on various...

  • Military parade in capital marks Pakistan Day

    A military parade to mark Pakistan Day is being held at Shakarparian in Islamabad as the nation celebrates the day with zeal and fervour on Friday...

    Pakistan Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution on March 23, 1940, when the All-India Muslim League demanded a separate nation for the Muslims of the British Indian Empire...

  • Pakistan marks 71 years of independence

    The Pakistani nation is celebrating the 71st anniversary of independence today with traditional fervour and enthusiasm as several activities are being arranged to mark the occasion...

    Special prayers will be offered in mosques at dawn for peace, solidarity, and prosperity of the country and for the resolution of the long-standing issue of Kashmir
  • PPP accuses PTI of creating division in opposition ranks

    ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah has blamed the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for providing indirect support to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government by creating division within the ranks of the opposition...

    Mr Shah said that he felt pain to see the division in the ranks of the opposition...

  • Power Division asked to finalise 600MW plant deal with Russia

    ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet authorised the Power Division on Tuesday to negotiate the draft framework agreement with Russia for the construction of 600-megawatt natural gas combined power plant at Jamshoro...

    In a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the power division was directed to bring the agreed version of the agreement before the cabinet...

  • Division in opposition vote bank helped PML-N in NA-108

    GUJRAT: A huge division in the anti-PML-N vote bank has helped the ruling party clinch Mandi Bahauddin’s NA-108 in the by-election held on Monday...

    This vote bank is shared by at least five major opposition political parties, including Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), PPP, PML-Q, Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT)...

  • Maximum number of BISP cards issued in Bahawalpur division

    BAHAWALPUR: The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Bahawalpur division topped all other divisions in Punjab by issuing most number of Benazir Debit Cards (BDCs) from Feb 1 to March 20...

    He said that after a fresh survey was carried out last year to identify the deserving, 15 offices of the programme in three districts of the division issued the BDCs for giving them Rs1,500 support sum per month...

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