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  • United States not considering sanctions on Pakistan, assures State Department

    ISLAMABAD: The US State Department on Tuesday clarified that it was by no means considering the option of putting sanctions on Pakistan, however, it wanted Pakistan to go after all the terrorist groups that are operating or seeking safe haven on its soil...

    According to the transcript of press briefing released by US State Department, Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner said United Stated was holding “conversations with the highest level of...

  • Pakistan, US to continue their partnership, says State Department official

    WASHINGTON: A representative of the US State Department assured Pakistanis attending a two-day convention at the Pakistan embassy last week that Pakistan and the United States, who have been partners for over 70 years, would continue their partnership...

    Officials from the US State Department and USAID also made a presentation on the ongoing cooperation in various areas between Pakistan and the US...

  • Monsoon season in Pakistan expected to continue till Sept 30: Met department

    Pakistan Meteorological Department (Met) Director Sardar Sarfaraz on Monday said that the monsoon season in the country is expected to continue till September 30...

    The Met department official told reporters that the rainfall system in the Arabian Sea and in Indian Gujarat had caused the sea breeze to stop in Karachi, and that still and hot weather is likely to persist in the metropolis for two more days...

  • Head of PPIB’s legal department quits

    ISLAMABAD: The head of legal department of Priv­ate Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB), Barrister Asghar Khan, tendered his resignation on Monday after developing differences over issues relating to payment of capacity charges worth billions of rupees to independent power producers and transactions about new power projects on coal and liquefied natural gas...

    It is a coincidence that it is the Defence Day of Pakistan as well, so...

  • German envoy opens upgraded radiology department at KTH

    PESHAWAR: The German Ambassador to Pakistan, Ms Ina Lepel, inaugurated the newly-upgraded radiology department at the Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) here on Tuesday...

    The upgraded radiology department is funded by the Federal Republic of Germany through the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (Safron), the Commissionerate of Afghan Refugees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and UNHCR under the joint government and the UN’s Refugee Affected...

  • US to train Ukrainian troops, says State Department

    WASHINGTON: US troops will begin training regular Ukrainian military forces later this year in an expansion of their current mission, which so far has been limited to instructing Interior Ministry national guard units, the State Department said on Friday...

    This additional programme brings our total security assistance committed to Ukraine since 2014 to over $244 million,” State Department Mark Toner said...

  • Postal department loses Rs559 million to corruption

    ISLAMABAD: The postal department suffered a loss of Rs559 million due to fraud and misappropriation during the past five years...

    Pakistan Post Director General Mashal Khan disclosed this during a meeting of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Communications, on Tuesday...

  • Art of diplomacy: inside the US State Department collection

    WASHINGTON: The elevator brings visitors up out of the dull, beige maze of the US State Department’s bureaucratic warren and back in time to a hall lined with period decor recalling the era of the American Revolution...

    Today, the reception area comprises 42 rooms covering 28,000 square feet on the seventh and eighth floors of the State Department’s Harry S Truman Building in downtown Washington’s Foggy Bottom district...

  • Hayatabad Medical Complex thumbs its nose at health department

    PESHAWAR: The Board of Governors of Hayatabad Medical Complex thumbed its nose at the health department after convincing Chief Minister Pervez Khattak to withdraw his own order of inquiry into the issue of a fake doctor at one of Peshawar’s largest public sector hospitals, according to sources...

    Sources said that BoG of HMC approached the chief minister and informed him that the fake doctor had already been arrested after an internal...

  • Remissions given by prisons department ‘illegal’

    LAHORE: Jail authorities across the country are giving remissions to thousands of murder, hurt and rape convicts which sources dealing with the subject say are in violation of law and orders by the Federal Shariat Court and the Supreme Court of Pakistan...

    Also read: What denies convicts compromise opportunityPunjab Prisons Department officials when contacted clarified that such prisoners were not being given any special remission...

  • Proposal to close QAU linguistics department rejected

    ISLAMABAD: The syndicate of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) on Wednesday rejected the vice-chancellor’s proposal to bring down the curtains on linguistics department...

    The university, while placing the proposal before the syndicate, contended that the department was no more a profit-making entity and should be closed down...

  • Balochistan cleansing education department of ghost teachers

    QUETTA: Balochistan Education Department has terminated more than 800 illegal teachers in the province in an ongoing scrutiny, according to Balochistan Education Secretary Saboor Kakar...

    ”The government has also launched a process to verify documents and appointment orders of all teachers working in the province, said the education secretary, adding that in the past, a large number of fake and ghost teachers had succeeded in...

  • PCB-excise department row: Gaddafi Stadium sealed for three hours

    LAHORE: Excise and Taxation Department of Punjab officials accompanied by dozens of police officers sealed the Gaddafi Stadium here on Thursday morning, claiming to be acting in accordance with the orders of the Lahore High Court pertaining to application of property tax...

    “Following the unseemly haste, the main gate of the Stadium was however unsealed by the Excise and Taxation Department officials after about three hours and the...

  • KU decides to remove chairperson of biotech department

    KARACHI: The ongoing tussle between the chairperson of Karachi University’s (KU) biotechnology department and some teachers for the past many years is likely to aggravate in the coming days after the university syndicate recently decided to remove the incumbent head of the department on charges of ‘inappropriate behaviour’, sources told Dawn...

    According to sources, the syndicate, with a majority of votes, removed Prof Mustafa Kamal...

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