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  • No surprises, setbacks in elections on remaining LG seats in several districts

    HYDERABAD: There were no surprises in elections for the remaining seats of the local government held in four districts on Thursday as the winning trend of the Pakistan Peoples Party in rural areas and of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement in urban centres did not lose momentum and remained mostly intact, according to unofficial results...

    Elections on these seats were postponed over candidates’ complaints against award of unpalatable and...

  • ASWJ holds rallies in several towns

    HYDERABAD/SUKKUR: The banned Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat (ASWJ) brought out rallies in Hyderabad, Sukkur and some other towns in Sindh to mark the death anniversary of the first Rashidun caliph, Hazrat Abubakr Siddique (RA), on Sunday...

    In Hyderabad, a rally was taken out from Liaquat Colony which ended outside the local press club, where several ASWJ leaders including Allama Abdul Samad Hyderi and Hassan Farooqui spoke to the...

  • PFF caravan ends at Jamshoro after visiting several Sindh districts

    HYDERABAD: The 14-day caravan organised by the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) culminated at Jamshoro on Monday after visiting scores of districts of Sindh...

    A number of fishermen and farmers, including women, actively participated in the caravan which culminated at the bank of the River Indus, Al-Manzar, to observe ‘International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams’...

  • Indian shelling damages several houses

    SIALKOT: The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) resorted to heavy shelling on border villages in Shakargarh sector on Wednesday which damaged several houses...

    According to a senior official of the Chenab Rangers, the BSF started unprovoked shelling at 5:30pm which continued for half an hour...

  • Three US police officers dead, several injured in Baton Rouge shooting

    "It's my understanding that they (the officers) had responded to an initial shooting incident," Casey Rayborn Hicks, public affairs officer for the sheriff's office, told local WAFB television...

    "This has nothing to do with any situation," he said, referring to controversies surrounding a series of high-profile shootings involving police that have shocked the country over the last several weeks...

  • New LHC bench starts proceedings on several applications in 2014 Model Town case

    The new bench — comprising Justice Abdul Aziz Sheikh, Justice Ameenuddin Khan, Justice Shehbaz Rizvi — said that most of the applications raise several serious questions that will need to be addressed in future hearings...

    The appeal had said the government was neither asked by the single bench to file any reply or any written statement, nor was put on notice for what alarmingly turned out to be the final hearing and that the...

  • NTS ‘paper leak’ sparks protests in several Sindh towns

    HYDERABAD: Candidates who took pre-entry test for admission to MBBS and BDS programmes in medical universities and colleges of the province conducted by National Testing Service on Oct 22, their parents and members of civil society took to the streets in several Sindh towns on Wednesday in protest against apparent leak of paper a day before the test...

    They demanded the test be conducted again, exemplary punishment be awarded to all...

  • Pakistan Economic Survey: Two years of growth and several missed targets

    Fiscal year 2014-15 (FY14-15) was a mixed bag for Pakistan’s economy, with several positives to take hope from, but not without a fair share of alarm bells — as always...

    To get an economic snapshot of Pakistan right before the start of a new fiscal year, we look at some indicators over the past six years, including the latest numbers from the FY14-15 Pakistan Economic Survey (PES) and where convenient, compare performance with...

  • ‘Several power projects being launched in KP’

    In a statement issued here on Saturday, the CM said several hydel power projects were in progress...

    Under the initiative, he said Machai hydel power project with production capacity of 17 megawatt at Mardan would be completed by the end of next month, 36 megawatt Daraal Khwar by end of December 2015 while technical and financial bids for 69 megawatt Lawi (Chitral) and 84 megawatt Matiltan (Swat) were in progress...

  • Several sport projects ignored

    96 billion for its sports department in the fiscal year 2015-16, but it has also ignored various important projects, including rebuilding of the Iqbal Park Sports Complex...

    People of the Walled City area, especially youngsters, staged a protest against the government for destroying the lone sports arena for them, but the government turned a deaf ear to their voice...

  • Nishtar Park massacre case of 2006 may take several more years to conclude

    More than 50 people, including several religious leaders, were killed and over 100 others were wounded in the massive bombing that ripped through a congregation of Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) at Nishtar Park in April 2006...

    Sultan Mahmood alias Saifullah, Mufti Zakir Hussain Siddiqui, Mohammad Amin, alias Khalid Shaheen, and Rehmatullah, said to be associated with the banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, were held for their alleged involvement in...

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