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  • FM gets directions from Sharif before embarking on three-nation visit

    LAHORE: Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif met former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday for ‘directions’ ahead of his tour to three countries where he is expected to discuss America’s new policy regarding Afghanistan and South Asia...

    According to a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Mr Asif is likely to leave for China today (Sunday) and his next stop will be Russia and then Turkey...

  • ECP issues directions for revision of electoral rolls

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed the provincial election commissioners to initiate the process for revising electoral rolls from December 15, for the upcoming 2018 general elections...

    The ECP issued a notification in this regard, asking for the exclusion of names of deceased voters from the voter lists, and also those disqualified for the surrender of nationality or cancellation of CNICs...

  • One government, two directions

    The calm, almost schoolboy-like earnestness with which Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar announced the budget provided an almost mirror opposite to the fire-and-brimstone address delivered only hours later by the prime minister through clenched teeth...

    Those decisions are now being made exclusively in his financial adviser Hafeez Shaikh’s camp, and his entourage...

  • Five imams arrested in Punjab for violating directions

    GUJRANWALA: Four prayer leaders were arrested by law enforcement agencies and police on violation of Friday prayers code at Gakhar Mandi...

    The Punjab government had directed all the mosques to be locked for Juma prayer and general prayers for five times except only for five people, including the caller for prayer (muezzin) and prayer leader (imam), who would be allowed to perform prayers...

  • With 'blast-proof' wall and new lounge, Islamabad Airport gets much-awaited upgrade

    ISLAMABAD: Nine months and Rs450 million later, Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport has got its much-awaited facelift which includes what officials say is a "blast-proof wall", revamped business lounge and a new taxiway link...

    The Rawal Lounge has now been renamed Business Class Lounge and given a fresh look, while its old installations have been replaced with sleek, contemporary furniture for better utilisation of...

  • Islamabad and Rawalpindi: Twin cities on red alert

    RAWALPINDI: Security in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad has been put on a ‘red alert’ as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives on a two-day official visit on Monday...

    Army, Rangers and police personnel have been deployed on the rooftops of buildings along the route of the visiting dignitary from the airport to the federal capital...

  • Survey reports of border villages sent to Kabul and Islamabad

    QUETTA: Teams headed by military officials of Pakistan and Afghanistan completed a geographical survey of two villages located close to the Pak-Afghan border on Wednesday and dispatched their reports to their respective governments...

    “We have completed a geographical survey of both villages, Killi Luqman and Killi Jhangir, along with an Afghan survey team,” a security official said, adding that Islamabad and Kabul would take the...

  • Malindo Air plans to fly to Islamabad and Karachi

    LAHORE: Malindo Air, which has started its direct flights to Lahore, plans to expand next to Islamabad and Karachi...

    We plan to increase them to daily flights,” he said after arriving here on the hybrid airline’s inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur on Thursday...

  • Islamabad hygiene drive: Blood, sweat and tears ... in your food

    The Islamabad administration was on the move yesterday...

    A plan was conceived, officers gathered, the Director General of Punjab Food Authority, Dr Sajid Chauhan and the famous Ayesha Mumtaz called for a briefing, and eventually, a coordinated action took place against all food outlets in the federal capital...

  • PM's return to Islamabad delayed due to fever and infection

    LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's return to Islamabad has been delayed due to fever and infection, a PM House spokesman said Monday...

    The premier, who is currently in Lahore, "was due to travel to Islamabad tomorrow (Tuesday) morning but due to an infection in one of his leg incisions, he is suffering from fever," the spokesperson said...

  • Meat shop, food outlets sealed and fined in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: A meat shop and two cafes were sealed whereas another cafe and a restaurant were fined during raids conducted by Additional Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Abdul Sattar Isani in Kohsar Market area of the federal capital city on Saturday...

    The page further said that there were no expiry dates found on the preserved meat while, meat trays were open, uncovered and dirty...

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