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  • Documents show PFF sold 2014 World Cup tickets at inflated prices

    58 – eventually the round of 16 match between Argentina and Belgium and the quarter-final between Germany and France respectively – but by May 24, FIFA’s website was showing tickets for those games ‘weren’t available anymore’...

    Problem was that he hadn’t paid FIFA or its ticketing associate MATCH services that was handling tickets for the World Cup in Brazil; instead he’d paid the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) for the...

  • Eleven members of Ahmadi minority killed in 2014: report

    ISLAMABAD: Eleven Pakistani members of the Ahmadi religious minority were murdered for their faith in 2014 and authorities failed to apprehend any of the killers, a report said Monday, highlighting growing intolerance toward the sect...

    In May, gunmen shot dead an American heart surgeon, Mehdi Ali, who was visiting Pakistan on a charity mission in Sindh...

  • CTD official summoned with record of 2014 school attack case

    PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench has summoned the counter-terrorism department’s DSP (investigation) along with the relevant records over a plea of the father of a student martyred in the 2014 Peshawar Army Public School carnage that his statement be recorded by the agency probing the killings...

    His lawyer, Qazi Mohammad Anwar, said his client had requested that his statement may be recorded by the investigation agency regarding...

  • ATC orders Imran Khan to record statement in 2014 PTV attack cases

    An Anti-Terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Friday ordered Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to record his statement in four cases — including the Asmatullah Junejo assault case — registered after the PTI's months-long 2014 dharna which left the capital city paralysed...

    "Referring to this 2014 dharna, Khan claimed the sit-in was "politically driven"...

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

    A new full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday started hearing multiple petitions concerning the 2014 Model Town tragedy after a previously-constituted bench recused itself from hearing the case over "personal reasons"...

    It further had said the single judge failed to take into account the fact that purpose of establishing of an inquiry tribunal was to establish the facts and causes of the subject matter of the inquiry and...

  • Banks earned record Rs247bn in 2014

    KARACHI: Banking industry’s pre-tax profit surged by 52 per cent to an all-time high of Rs247 billion in 2014 thanks to their huge investments in government securities, the State Bank said on Thursday...

    In its quarterly report ‘Performance of Banking Industry’ for Oct-Dec 2014, the SBP said, “Banks holding of government securities surged to Rs4...

  • Developing Asia invested $440bn in other countries in 2014: UNCTAD

    The report revealed that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) outflows from developing Asia increased by a third to $440 billion in 2014, followed by North America ($390bn) and Europe ($286bn)...

    Moreover, transnational corporations (TNCs) from developing economies invested almost half a trillion US dollars abroad in 2014 — a 30 per cent increase from the previous year...

  • Report finds nearly 70,000 cases of violence against children in 2014

    Titled The State of Pakistan’s Children – 2014, the report prepared by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (Sparc) was formally launched by its representatives Kashif Bajeer and Zahid Thebo at a hotel...

    Quoting figures from an independent report, Sahil’s Cruel Numbers Report 2014, Sparc stated that 1,786 cases of sexual assault against children — 1,172 committed against girls and the remaining 614 involving...

  • QAU tops HEC university rankings for 2014

    ISLAMABAD: Quaid-i-Azam University is Pakistan’s best university in the general category, according to rankings for 2014 released on Monday by the Higher Education Commission (HEC)...

    ”Ahmed said the ranking criteria for 2014 had been modified and improved in light of previous practices and crucial feedback received from stakeholders...

  • Asif seeks details of salaries drawn by PTI lawmakers during 2014 sit-in

    ISLAMABAD: Newly-appointed Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has sought details of salaries and allowances and perks drawn by members of the National Assembly belonging to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) during the period of their resignation in 2014...

    Thirty of the 34 PTI lawmakers had submitted their resignations on Aug 22, 2014 — during the party’s sit-in outside the Parliament House — demanding a judicial inquiry into...

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