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  • Umar Gul puts in the hard yards in comeback bid

    While the nation was preoccupied in discussing the possible return of spot-fixing tainted Mohammad Amir, it went largely unnoticed that another spearhead, Umar Gul, has been working hard in the gym to regain fitness and form as he aims for a comeback in the Pakistan team...

    Gul, who represented Pakistan in 47 Tests, 126 one-day internationals and 58 Twenty20 Internationals, has not been quite able to regain fitness since he underwent a...
  • Karachi University student, brother 'picked up' from house near varsity

    Less than two months after a Karachi University student was 'kidnapped' from the campus, another student of the varsity and his younger brother have been 'picked up' from their residence, a friend and a rights group said on Thursday...

    They were picked up from their house in Maddu Goth, located just off of University Road, near the Metro Cash and Carry store, a family friend of the abducted men told Dawn...

  • Govt unveils plan to set up 120 new accountability courts

    ISLAMABAD: Acceding to the Supreme Court’s directive, the federal government has finally come out with a comprehensive plan to establish 120 accountability courts across the country...

    The plan includes the overall human resource requirements and financial implications for establishing the additional accountability courts across the country...

  • Karachi heatwave claims over 120 lives

    KARACHI: The scorching heatwave that has gripped Karachi since the start of Ramazan claimed the lives of more than 120 people till late Sunday night, according to health and rescue officials...

    Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Health Director Salma Kausar said 27 dead bodies had been brought to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital in the past 24 hours, all of whom had died due to heat-related illnesses...

  • PM reviews progress to convert PM House into university

    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday chaired a meeting to monitor the progress on converting the Prime Minister House into university and directed to constitute a committee, headed by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairman, to review the draft charter of the proposed university, Radio Pakistan reported...

    It also approved constitution of separate committees for evaluation of the draft charter for the university and selection...

  • Plan to shift schools from University Town protested

    PESHAWAR: A large number of parents, teachers and owners of the private educational institutions staged a protest demonstration here on Tuesday against the government decision to shift the schools from the University Town...

    They demanded of the government to withdraw its decision of closing down educational institutions in the University Town...

  • Rest house upgraded to circuit house

    GUJRAT: The district council rest house has been upgraded to the level of a circuit house and additional bedrooms and other infrastructure will now be built there for temporary stay of government officers and other functionaries...

    The rest house was established by the Gujrat district council around four decades ago and was under its control since then...

  • Avenfield House or ‘tax haven’ house?

    LONDON: The family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is not the only resident of Avenfield House on London’s Park Lane who bought their properties through offshore companies incorporated in tax havens...

    According to the UK Land Registry record, the majority of flats in Avenfield House are owned by offshore companies incorporated in tax havens like Panama, the British Virgin Islands and Guernsey...

  • PPP alleges use of state resources in NA-120

    LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) alleges that state resources are being used to run election campaign of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz nominee in National Assembly constituency NA-120 by-election...

    Speaking at a meeting, he demanded that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) take notice of the situation as the PML-N was using public money and machinery for influencing and rigging results of the NA-120...

  • NA-120 campaign restrictions: ‘N’ to move court against ECP: Saad

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has announced moving court against the Election Commission’s code of conduct that bars any public office-holder from taking part in the electioneering for by-polls in National Assembly constituency NA-120...

    “The Election Commission has snatched political right of campaign in NA-120 for which the party will go to the court of law for getting the decision overturned,” Railways Minister Khawaja...

  • ECP takes notice of alleged misuse of public funds for NA-120 election

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday took notice of allegations that the PML-N was using the chief minister's office and provincial development funds to run an election campaign for Kulsoom Nawaz, the sister-in-law of Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif, for the NA-120 by-poll...

    PPP candidate for NA-120 Faisal Mir had a day earlier demanded that the ECP take notice of PML-N’s alleged use of public funds and government machinery...

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