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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...

  • 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...

    Take a look: Bahria Town Karachi: Greed unlimitedOn May 4, the Supreme Court, in three hard-hitting verdicts against the real estate empire, had declared the procurement of land...

  • 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)...

    “I come here every day and study in the reading hall for two or three hours because we do not have another library in Rawalpindi where one can find reference books,” she said...

  • 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...

    Nazir Ahmed, who lives in Satellite Town, said terrorist activity in the province had made visiting parks a problem...

  • 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...

    Regional Police Officer (RPO) Fakhar Sultan Raja met with SPs and district coordination officer Rawalpindi to review the security of educational institutions on...

  • Russia ‘busts satellite spy ring’

    MOSCOW: Russia has uncovered a group of spy satellites, the head of its space command said in a film broadcast on Sunday, which warned of “enemy” satellites that could masquerade as space junk...

    “Very recently, specialists of the department of space intelligence centre uncovered a newly created group of space satellites
  • Nasa launches next-generation weather satellite

    LOS ANGELES: Nasa on Saturday launched a next-generation satellite into space designed to monitor weather around the world and help improve forecasts...

    The satellite, called the Joint Polar Satellite Sys­tem-1 (JPSS-1), is a joint venture between the US space agency and the Nat­ional Oceanic and Atmos­pheric Administration (NOAA), which provides weather reports and forecasts...

  • ‘Country’s first optical remote sensing satellite launching next year’

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s first optical remote sensing satellite PRSS-1 is set to be launched in 2018 with which the country will become self-reliant in multi-spectral imaging, announced a senior official of the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) while addressing the inaugural ceremony of World Space Week (WSW) celebrations at the National Centre for Remote Sensing and Geo Informatics, Suparco headquarters, on...

  • Russia loses Mexican satellite after rocket failure

    MOSCOW: Russia on Saturday lost a Mexican satellite on launch just hours after a glitch with a manoeuvre involving the International Space Station, the latest in a string of embarrassing failures for its troubled space programme...

    Russia’s Roscosmos space agency said the Proton-M rocket carrying a Mexican MexSat-1 satellite fell back to Earth and burnt up in the atmosphere after suffering an engine problem on launch early on...

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