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  • ‘Lums seminar’ on Balochistan held in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: “There were dead bodies found in Balochistan with Pakistan Zindabad carved into their skins,” Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur said on Saturday, at a seminar which had to be relocated to a different city for it to be held...

    The seminar ‘Un-silencing Balochistan’ scheduled to be held at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lums) on April 9 was cancelled allegedly in response to pressure from an intelligence agency
  • Four ‘target killers’ from Karachi held in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: Four men allegedly involved in incidents of target killings in Karachi and robberies in the federal capital have been arrested here, Dawn has learnt through reliable sources...

    Though the Capital police have kept quiet over the matter, some senior officials, who do not want to be named, have confirmed the arrests
  • Moral brigade active in Islamabad again

    ISLAMABAD: Are they back – the moral brigades that blackened the faces of women on advertisement boards in 2007?At least that is what people feared when they found bared arms and faces of models on billboards defaced in Super Market during Eid shopping spree...

    Nobody saw who did it but thoughts went back to religious activists, mainly seminary students, who did the same during the Lal Masjid-inspired heady ‘islah’ (reform) campaign in...
  • Islamabad’s traders refuse to close shop early

    ISLAMABAD: Terming the government’s decision to close markets early ‘illogical’, the traders of the federal capital announced on Sunday that they would not comply...

    Addressing a press conference here at the National Press Club, representatives of the traders union and Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) announced that markets and shops will remain open late into the night, as government’s decision, in its current form, is...
  • Mexico to reopen its embassy in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: Mexico is reopening its embassy in Islamabad after a break of about six years as the Latin American country seeks to reinvigorate its ties with Pakistan...

    Mexico’s Ambassador to Iran Ulesis Canchola, who is also accredited to Pakistan, in a meeting with Chairman of National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs Committee Awais Leghari said: “Mexico was in middle of the process to reopen its embassy in Islamabad which closed in 2009...
  • What happened to the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation?

    ISLAMABAD: Even as the ascension of Sadiq Khan, the new London mayor of Pakistani-descent, is celebrated by his compatriots, there seems to be little worry that their own local governments, which were elected amid much pomp and circumstance last year, have not even started working yet...

    The federal capital’s own mayor, Sheikh Anser Aziz, blames the bureaucracy for leaving local governments in limbo
  • A culture of greed: How CDA is destroying Islamabad's environment

    It seems that the federal government has learnt no lessons from the recent heat wave in Karachi that claimed the lives of over 1,300 citizens...

    The Capital Development Authority (CDA) in Islamabad has recently announced plans to expand the Islamabad Highway (from Zero Point to Rawat) to five lanes on each side, felling around 300 fully-grown trees in the process
  • Dasti taken to Islamabad on NA speaker’s order

    MUZAFFARGARH: On the production order of Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, police took detained MNA Jamshed Ahmad Dasti to Islamabad to enable him attend the National Assembly’s ongoing session...

    A police officer said they had received the speaker’s order to produce the MNA
  • How the Islamabad protests happened

    Daily life in Islamabad was disrupted for 20 days by protesters belonging to religious parties, including the Tehreek Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY), the Tehreek-i-Khatm-i-Nabuwwat, and the Sunni Tehreek Pakistan (ST)...

    The protesters had occupied the Faizabad Interchange which connects Rawalpindi and Islamabad through the Islamabad Expressway and Murree Road, both of which are the busiest roads in the twin cities
  • Islamabad welcomes Putin's offer to mediate between Pakistan and India

    The Foreign Office (FO) during a weekly briefing in Islamabad on Thursday welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to mediate between India and Pakistan...

    FO Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told the press that Pakistan had recently established high-level contact with Russia, adding that Pakistan welcomed Putin's offer to ease tensions between the two countries
  • Islamabad leads districts in implementing tobacco control law

    ISLAMABAD: Out of the 10 model districts selected to assess the implementation of the Protection of Non-Smokers Health Ordinance 2002, the Islamabad capital territory (ICT) leads the way, according to statistics collected by the federal ministry of national health services and regulations...

    Over the last four years, 593 cases were registered against smokers for violating various sections of the ordinance which mainly emphasises making...
  • Police plan to put profiles of Islamabad criminals online

    ISLAMABAD: Thirty-five years after its establishment, the capital police have started organising profiles of wanted criminals for their first-ever Red Book...

    “Now that we have created a Special Investigation Unit (SIU) we need to have details of wanted terrorists and hardened criminals to reach them and arrest them,” senior police officers told Dawn
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