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  • Militants retake Somali town from African Union forces

    NAIROBI: Al Shabaab took control of a populous town in central Somalia on Sunday after African Union forces left the area — the third town the insurgents have seized since Friday, militants and local officials said...

    The African Union peacekeeping force, Amisom, withdrew from Buqda on Saturday night, less than a month after taking control of the town, an economic centre of the Hiran region, from al Shabaab...

  • Union council secretaries continue strike on fourth day

    MANSEHRA: The secretaries of different union councils in Mansehra continued their strike on fourth consecutive day on Sunday...

    The secretaries of 59 union councils in the district had gone on strike on Thursday to demand up-gradation of their basic pay scale to 12 from the existing 6...

  • Union council chairman gunned down

    MUZAFFARGARH: A PML-N union council chairman was shot dead by unidentified attackers on Monday night...

    Sources said Kapahi, who was twice elected union council chairman, had been facing threatening phone calls from criminals of Kala Gujar gang...

  • PML-N union council chairmen boycott MCI session

    ISLAMABAD: Most PML-N union council chairmen boycotted the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad’s (MCI) 10th session on Friday to protest being ignored in the leadership and bureaucracy’s decision making...

    Those in attendance included chairmen from the PML-N and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) repeatedly asked the mayor about the development budget and their powers, but did not receive satisfactory answers...

  • 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...

  • India calls satellite 'gift to South Asia', Pakistan says no thanks

    India launched a communications satellite on Friday for its smaller neighbours to share, part of its efforts to build goodwill in the region and counter Chinese influence, but arch-rival Pakistan said it would stay away from the project...

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who came to office promising to strengthen ties with neighbours such as Sri Lanka, Nepal and even Pakistan, has called the satellite a gift to south Asia...

  • FO explains why Pakistan quit Saarc satellite project

    ISLAMABAD: India’s unwillingness to allow other Saarc countries to participate in the development of a Saarc satellite made Pakistan quit the project...

    Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria, while explaining Pakistan’s absence from the South Asian Satellite launched by India on Friday, said: “As India was not willing to develop the project on a collaborative basis, it was not possible for Pakistan to support it as a regional...

  • Pakistan to launch remote-sensing satellite in 2018: president

    ISLAMABAD: As space technology is being used in the planning and monitoring of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmo­sphere Research Commission (Suparco) will launch the country’s first remote-sensing satellite in March, 2018...

    The ultimate aim of launching the remote-sensing satellite will be giving a boost to the national development activities, President Mamnoon Hussain said here on...

  • Pakistan to launch observatory satellite next month

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday announced the launch of Pakistan’s indigenously developed 285kg PakTES-1A observatory satellite in July...

    Known as the Remote Sensing Satellite (RSS) it can be used to study various features of Earth, determine mineral deposits, and depending on the kinds of sensors and gadgets fitted, the RSS technology can also help study impacts of climate change such as recession of melting...

  • Russia ‘busts satellite spy ring’

    The 40-minute movie is “dedicated to the war for space, the battles of spy satellites,” the channel’s website says, echoing the language of 1980s space race between the United States and the Soviet Union...

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