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DG Khan: Two speedy buses crush 15 passengers to death -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sadiqabad police declares seven-year-old boy as dacoit -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Meeting with Taliban committee on Saturday: Nisar -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Diamer-Bhasha Dam to serve as economic milestone for country: PM -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lahore: Heavy weapons recovered from Karachi bound Shalimar Express, three suspects held -

Friday, April 18, 2014

MQM will stage countrywide protest demonstrations against workers’ arrests and killings -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Federal cabinet meets to discuss Taliban talks issue -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Landi Kotal: Fire at FC arms depot under control, no loss of live reported -

Friday, April 18, 2014

India goes to polls in biggest voting day -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asian entrepreneurs sign 6 MoUs -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

No room for terrorism in Islam: Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

School van falls into ravine in Haripur, 24 children injured -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

MQM to protest in Karachi today against workers’ arrest, extra-judicial killings -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Professor Ibrahim says peace talks not possible without ceasefire -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

PM Nawaz chairs national security meeting in Islamabad -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tehreek-e-Taliban end ceasefire with government but say talks still on -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Umar Akmal booked for violating of one-dish, timing at Mehndi -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sahiwal: Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif visits rape victim, expresses sympathy with victim suspends DSP, SHO -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bank robberies in Karachi, Quetta and Islamabad put a question mark over the efficiency of security agencies -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Treason case: Musharraf’s lawyers demand to take action against all rulers who abrogated the Constitution in past, Justice Faisal Arab remarks the special court cannot reopen cases of violation of 1956 Constitution -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 19, 2014

  • Dollar up in Asia

      The European single currency rose to 141.54 yen from 141.45 yen in US trade.  TOKYO (AFP) – The dollar rose in quiet Asian trade Friday, winning support from positive US jobs data and a deal between Russia and the West aimed at easing tensions in Ukraine. The greenback fetched 102.48 yen in Tokyo, up from 102.39 yen in New York Thursday while the euro drifted lower against the dollar to $1.3811 from $1.3813. The European single currency rose to 141.54 yen from 141.45 yen in US trade. But the dollar s rise against the yen could prove short- lived, dealers…

  • Formula One: Alonso cheer, Raikkonen woe for Ferrari

    Alonso clocked 1min 39.783sec with championship leader Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes second.  SHANGHAI (AFP) – Fernando Alonso brought some welcome cheer to Ferrari after a troubled week by setting the fastest time in first practice for the Chinese grand prix on Friday. However it was a mixed morning for the Italian giants and their new team principal Marco Mattiacci, who was installed after Stefano Domenicali dramatically quit on Monday, as Kimi Raikkonen was unable to complete a timed lap after mechanical problems. Alonso clocked 1min 39.783sec with championship leader Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes second, 0.398sec behind, and Red…

  • Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87

      Colombia’s Nobel-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City at the age of 87. MEXICO CITY (AFP) – Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87. Known affectionately as “Gabo,” the author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera” became one of the most popular Latin American novelists in the world and the godfather of a literary movement that witnessed a continent in turmoil. The journalist was a colorful character…

  • Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014 tabled in Senate, opposition protests

      Government should review this Bill and act according to constitution, Raza Rabbani said.  Minister of Science and Technology Zahid Hamid on behalf of Interior Minister tabled ‘Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014’ in the Senate today (Friday). Deputy chairman Sabir Baloch chaired today Senate session. On the occasion, Zahid Hamid said considerable changes were made in the bill and as far as clauses related to detentions are concerned, they have been taken from already existing law of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997. He said clauses related to location of the detainees are extracted from Article 10 of the constitution. Meanwhile, opposition strongly…

  • TTP will be urged to extend ceasefire: Prof Ibrahim

      More than 6,800 people have been killed in bomb and gun attacks around Pakistan since 2007. Taliban negotiator Professor Ibhrahim on Thursday said that dialogue committee would appeal the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to extend ceasefire, Dunya News reported. He said date for meeting between government and Taliban committees is still undecided, however, both sides intend to continue the dialogue process. Professor Ibrahim said that government’s team would be apprised about Taliban reservations. Earlier on Wednesday, Tehreek-e-Taliban said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help peace negotiations with the government, but insisted they were still committed to the…

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Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014 tabled in Senate, opposition protests

Apr 18, 2014

  Government should review this Bill and act according to constitution, Raza Rabbani said.  Minister of Science and Technology Zahid Hamid on behalf of Interior Minister tabled ‘Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014’ in the Senate today (Friday). Deputy chairman Sabir Baloch chaired today Senate session. On the occasion, Zahid Hamid said considerable changes were made in the bill and as far as clauses related to detentions are concerned, they have been taken from already existing law of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997. He said clauses related to location of the detainees are extracted from Article 10 of the constitution. Meanwhile, opposition strongly…

TTP will be urged to extend ceasefire: Prof Ibrahim

Apr 18, 2014

  More than 6,800 people have been killed in bomb and gun attacks around Pakistan since 2007. Taliban negotiator Professor Ibhrahim on Thursday said that dialogue committee would appeal the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to extend ceasefire, Dunya News reported. He said date for meeting between government and Taliban committees is still undecided, however, both sides intend to continue the dialogue process. Professor Ibrahim said that government’s team would be apprised about Taliban reservations. Earlier on Wednesday, Tehreek-e-Taliban said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help peace negotiations with the government, but insisted they were still committed to the…

NSC gives nod to continue Taliban talks

Apr 18, 2014

  The National Security Committee (NSC) on Thursday agreed to continue peace dialogue with Taliban. The National Security Committee on Thursday agreed to continue the peace dialogue with Taliban while resolving to do whatever necessary to ensure national and regional security and to forge better relations with neighbouring countries. A statement issued from PM House after Thursday’s meeting, which held here with PM Nawaz Shaif in the chair and attended by three services chiefs, federal ministers and advisors, says that the National Security Committee discussed a number of issues related to internal and external security with long term implications for…

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Dollar up in Asia

  The European single currency rose to 141.54 yen from 141.45 yen in US trade.  TOKYO (AFP) – The dollar rose in quiet Asian trade Friday, winning support from positive US jobs data and a deal between Russia and the West aimed at easing tensions in Ukraine. The greenback fetched 102.48 yen in Tokyo, up from 102.39 yen in New York Thursday while the euro drifted lower against the dollar to $1.3811 from $1.3813. The European single currency rose to 141.54 yen from 141.45 yen in US trade. But the dollar s rise against the yen could prove short- lived, dealers…

Formula One: Alonso cheer, Raikkonen woe for Ferrari

Alonso clocked 1min 39.783sec with championship leader Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes second.  SHANGHAI (AFP) – Fernando Alonso brought some welcome cheer to Ferrari after a troubled week by setting the fastest time in first practice for the Chinese grand prix on Friday. However it was a mixed morning for the Italian giants and their new team principal Marco Mattiacci, who was installed after Stefano Domenicali dramatically quit on Monday, as Kimi Raikkonen was unable to complete a timed lap after mechanical problems. Alonso clocked 1min 39.783sec with championship leader Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes second, 0.398sec behind, and Red…

Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87

  Colombia’s Nobel-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City at the age of 87. MEXICO CITY (AFP) – Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87. Known affectionately as “Gabo,” the author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera” became one of the most popular Latin American novelists in the world and the godfather of a literary movement that witnessed a continent in turmoil. The journalist was a colorful character…

Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014 tabled in Senate, opposition protests

  Government should review this Bill and act according to constitution, Raza Rabbani said.  Minister of Science and Technology Zahid Hamid on behalf of Interior Minister tabled ‘Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014’ in the Senate today (Friday). Deputy chairman Sabir Baloch chaired today Senate session. On the occasion, Zahid Hamid said considerable changes were made in the bill and as far as clauses related to detentions are concerned, they have been taken from already existing law of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997. He said clauses related to location of the detainees are extracted from Article 10 of the constitution. Meanwhile, opposition strongly…