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  • NA-154: SC declares Siddique's election void, orders re-polling

    ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday ordered re-polling in NA-154 constituency (Lodhran) while suspending the tribunal verdict of declaring Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Siddique Khan Baloch 'ineligible' to contest elections...

    A three-member bench of the apex court headed by senior judge Justice Saqib Nisar, while issuing the verdict on Siddique Khan Baloch ordered re-polling in the constituency and also...
  • Two shot dead in Quetta's Satellite Town area

    Unidentified assailants opened fire and killed two people in Quetta's Satellite Town area on Sunday evening, reported DawnNews...

    Police officials said the gunmen were on a motorcycle when they opened fire and critically injured two tribal locals
  • 4 policemen martyred in blast in Quetta's Satellite Town

    Four policemen were martyred when a blast ripped through a market in Quetta's Satellite Town on Monday night, according to Quetta Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Police Abdul Razzaq Cheema...

    The DIG said that two policemen and seven civilians were injured in the blast, and that a police van was damaged
  • NAB launches probe against Bahria Town megaprojects in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi

    In accordance with the orders of the apex court, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched a formal probe against Bahria Town Karachi, Bahria Town Lahore and Bahria Town Rawalpindi, according to a press release issued by the watchdog on Monday...

    NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal has directed the relevant directors general to complete their investigation within three months, in line with the court's directions
  • Rawalpindi's only public library needs upgradation

    Established in 1873 and located next to Liaquat Bagh, the Rawalpindi Municipal Library on Murree Road is the only public library in the city but is not being properly maintained by the Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation (RMC)...

    With more than 40,000 books, the library is still operating under an old library classification system, which does not have use for computers and under which books are classified manually
  • Public parks in Rawalpindi remain closed

    RAWALPINDI: Following the suicide attack on a public park in Lahore, Rawalpindi’s Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) on Tuesday closed all the parks in the city for a week...

    A senior PHA official said park employees and gardeners have been asked to improve the condition of the parks while they are closed
  • Firing near Rawalpindi school sparks panic, students evacuated

    RAWALPINDI: Students at Viqar-Un-Nisa School and College for Girls were evacuated as fear and panic gripped the area following an incident of firing near the institute...

    Parents and students across the country have been edgy following the attack on Bacha Khan University earlier in January, which brought back memories of the tragic Army Public School attack
  • Fresh survey to assess school security in Rawalpindi

    RAWALPINDI: After the attack on Bacha Khan University on Wednesday, security branch will be starting a fresh survey of all educational institutions in the garrison city on Thursday and those not following the standard operating procedure (SOP) for security will be closed...

    A report of the survey will be presented to provincial authorities
  • Punjab govt makes Model Town report public after court's orders

    A full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday ordered the Punjab government to make public Justice Baqar Najafi's report, compiled after a judicial inquiry into the 2014 Model Town incident, within 30 days...

    Following the court's order, the provincial government has released the report through the Punjab government's Directorate General of Public Relations's website
  • German town bans male asylum seekers from public pools

    BERLIN: A town in Germany has banned male asylum seekers from public swimming pools after complaints from women that they were being harassed by migrants, AFP learnt Friday...

    A spokesman for the local government of Bornheim said the ban on male asylum seekers above the age of 18 came after six people filed complaints “over the sexually offensive behaviour of some migrant men at the pool”
  • Bulgarian town bans face veil in public

    SOFIA: A Bulgarian town that is home to a Roma minority practising an ultraconservative form of Islam on Wednesday banned Islamic face veils in public, a first in the country...

    The town council of Pazardzhik in southern Bulgaria voted overwhelmingly in favour of the ban in all administrative buildings, schools, shops and on the street
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