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2,900 Women Killed For Honour In Last Three Years: HRCP

Date: 21 Jan, 2017

    2,900 Women Killed For Honour In Last Three Years: HRCP
As many as 2,900 women have been killed in Pakistan in the name of honour during the last three years, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said in a report. The HRCP Chairperson Zohra Yousaf said the draft of the law to stop honour killings was approved recently after...
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No Further Extension To Be Granted To Afghan Refugees Illegally Staying In Pakistan

Date: 21 Jan, 2017

    No Further Extension To Be Granted To Afghan Refugees Illegally Staying In Pakistan
The federal government has decided not to grant more extensions to illegally staying Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Secretary Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Arbab Shahzad told the media after a meeting organised by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) in Peshawar on Friday that honourable repatriation of Afghan...
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PIA Announces Rs5million Compensation For Legal Heirs Of Crash Victims

Date: 19 Jan, 2017

    PIA Announces Rs5million Compensation For Legal Heirs Of Crash Victims
The Pakistan International Airlines on Thursday announced to give Rs5million compensation to the legal heirs of passengers killed in the PK-661 crash. The management of the national flag-carrier airline in a statement expressed deep condolence and grief with the bereaved families. The legal heirs of passengers killed in the crash...
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Reforms Will Soon Be Implemented In FATA: President

Date: 18 Jan, 2017

    Reforms Will Soon Be Implemented In FATA: President
President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said that FATA reforms would soon be implemented in tribal areas.He was talking to a delegation of tribal elders hailing from South Waziristan Agency (SWA) who called on the him in President House today.Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Abdul Qadir Baloch was...
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NAB Arrests Five More Accused In TIP Housing Scheme Scandal

Date: 17 Jan, 2017

    NAB Arrests Five More Accused In TIP Housing Scheme Scandal
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday arrested five officials of the Telephone Industries of Pakistan (TIP) for their allegedly involvement in illegal allotment of plots in the TIP Housing Scheme, a press release issued here said. As per details, the accused Syed Rizwan Mehmood, Company Secretary, Tahir...
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Met Office Predicts More Rains, Snowfall In Parts Of KP, FATA

Date: 16 Jan, 2017

    Met Office Predicts More Rains, Snowfall In Parts Of KP, FATA
Met office forecasted more rains with snowfall at scattered places of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Balochistan and other parts of the country during next 28 hours. A very cold wave engulfed most parts of the country as rain with snowfall occurred at scattered places of the country during last 24 hours,...
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Govt Increases Petrol Price By Rs1.77 Per Litre

Date: 16 Jan, 2017

    Govt Increases Petrol Price By Rs1.77 Per Litre
The federal government on Sunday increased the prices of petrol by Rs1.77 per litre and High Speed Diesel (HSD) by Rs2 per litre. The new prices to remain imposed from January 16 to Jan 31. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar while addressing a news conference in Islamabad announced the decision....
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More Rain, Snowfall Expected In KP, FAta

Date: 15 Jan, 2017

    More Rain, Snowfall Expected In KP, FAta
The ongoing spell of rain and snowfall in hilly areas is likely to continue for another couple of days, the meteorological department predicted on Sunday. “An active westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist till Wednesday,” it said in a statement posted on its...
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Robust Border Management Mechanism Needed To Curb Terrorism: COAS

Date: 15 Jan, 2017

    Robust Border Management Mechanism Needed To Curb Terrorism: COAS
RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday suggested a robust border management mechanism and intelligence cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan to put a stop to and
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Pakistan Rejects Afghanistan’s Allegations Regarding Terrorists’ Safe Havens

Date: 13 Jan, 2017

    Pakistan Rejects Afghanistan’s Allegations Regarding Terrorists’ Safe Havens
Pakistan Foreign Office on Friday strongly rejected allegations of the presence of safe havens of terrorists in FATA. While responding to media queries, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaira reiterated Pakistan commitment not to allow its territory to be used for attacks against any other country adding that the Afghan allegations...
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No Change In Mayfair Flats Ownership Since 1990s: BCC

Date: 13 Jan, 2017

    No Change In Mayfair Flats Ownership Since 1990s: BCC
The ownership the Mayfair flats in Park Lane, London, owned by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s children through offshore companies, has not changed since they were purchased in 1990s. According to BBC Urdu, four Mayfair flats were purchased by two offshore companies named Nelson and Neskol in 1993 and 1995.
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More Rain Predicted From Tomorrow

Date: 13 Jan, 2017

    More Rain Predicted From Tomorrow
The Metrological Department has predicted more rain in parts if Pakistan from tomorrow (Saturday) which will add to the chilly weather. The Met Office has also predicted rain in plain areas and snowfall in mountainous areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan from Saturday.
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PPP To Kick Start Anti-government Movement From Lahore

Date: 12 Jan, 2017

    PPP To Kick Start Anti-government Movement From Lahore
Pakistan Peoples Party has announced to kick start its anti-government drive and hold a rally from Lahore to Faisalabad on Jan 19. Information secretary of PPP Punjab Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar told media persons in Lahore that party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who will land in Lahore a day or two...
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Governor Sindh Saeed-u-Zaman Siddiqui Dies

Date: 11 Jan, 2017

    Governor Sindh Saeed-u-Zaman Siddiqui Dies
Governor Sindh, Justice(R) Saeed-u-Zaman Siddiqui died on Wednesday at the age of 78, a spokesman of the Governor’s House, Sindh said. Justice Saeed-u-Zaman Siddiqui, who remained Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was appointed as the 21st governor of Sindh on November 11, 2016 replacing Ishrat-ul-Ibad who served the office...
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Civil, Military Leadership Agree To Extend Tenure Of Military Courts

Date: 10 Jan, 2017

    Civil, Military Leadership Agree To Extend Tenure Of Military Courts
The civil and military leadership have agreed to extend the tenure of military courts in the country to effectively tackle terrorism. A meeting of the civil and military leadership was held at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad on Monday which was chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
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Transgender Community To Be Included In Next Population Census

Date: 09 Jan, 2017

    Transgender Community To Be Included In Next Population Census
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday directed the federal government and other relevant quarters to include the transgender community in the next national census starting in March. The court was hearing a petition filed by a member of the transgender community Waqar Ali, who hails from Qasur district of...
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Ordinance Passed To Disbar Plea Bargain Beneficiaries For Life Time

Date: 07 Jan, 2017

    Ordinance Passed To Disbar Plea Bargain Beneficiaries For Life Time
President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday passed an ordinance disbarring those public office holders and government officials for lifetime who got benefit from the plea bargain and voluntary return laws of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The ordinance will be enforced from Sunday and presented in the parliament for review on...
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Ex-Army Chief Raheel Sharif ‘appointed’ Chief Of Islamic Military Alliance

Date: 07 Jan, 2017

    Ex-Army Chief Raheel Sharif ‘appointed’ Chief Of Islamic Military Alliance
Former Chief of Army Staff General (Retd) Raheel Sharif has reportedly joined the 39-nation military alliance as its chief. Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has confirmed these reports and said General (Retd) Raheel Sharif has joined the military alliance of Muslim countries with the approval of the government and clearance...
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ECP Serves Notices On 10 KP MNAs Over Asset Statements

Date: 06 Jan, 2017

    ECP Serves Notices On 10 KP MNAs Over Asset Statements
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the first time has started accountability of the members of the Parliament and issued notices to 10 members of National Assembly (MNAs) from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over wrong declaration of their assets. According to media reports, huge discrepancies have been found in the asset...
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Industrial Zones To Be Established In Rashkai, Mohmand Agency Under CPEC: Minister

Date: 05 Jan, 2017

    Industrial Zones To Be Established In Rashkai, Mohmand Agency Under CPEC: Minister
Nine industrial zones, including one in Rashkai in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and another in Mohmand Agency in FATA will be established under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, the federal government said. Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said while talking to media in Islamabad on Wednesday that...
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SC Resumes Hearing Of Panama Leaks Case

Date: 04 Jan, 2017

    SC Resumes Hearing Of Panama Leaks Case
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday resumed hearing of the Panama Leaks case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children. A five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa is hearing the case, while the lawyers of the prime minister’s children have been...
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NAB Misusing Plea Bargain Law: SC

Date: 03 Jan, 2017

    NAB Misusing Plea Bargain Law: SC
The Supreme Court on Monday observed that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was misusing the plea bargain law. A two-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by comprising Justice Azmat Saeed and Justice Amir Hani Muslim heard the case regarding plea bargain law and sought reply from the federal government.
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First Phase Of Population Census To Begin In March

Date: 03 Jan, 2017

    First Phase Of Population Census To Begin In March
The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has announced schedule for the first phase of population census, which will start in March 2017. Chief Statistician Asif Bajwa said the first phase of the census will be carried out simultaneously in all four provinces. He said steps are being taken to ensure...
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COAS Telephones Afghan President, Chief Executive

Date: 01 Jan, 2017

    COAS Telephones Afghan President, Chief Executive
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has telephoned Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah to felicitate them on the New Year and express best wishes for them. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief during the telephonic discussions expressed resolve...
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Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Takes Oath As 25th Chief Justice Of Pakistan

Date: 31 Dec, 2016

    Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Takes Oath As 25th Chief Justice Of Pakistan
President Mamnoon Hussain has administered oath to Justice Mian Saqib Nisar as 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan at a ceremony held here in Presidency on Saturday. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, members of the cabinet, judges of the Supreme Court, and services chiefs were present on the occasion.
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ATC Gilgit Baltistan Awards Death Sentence To 6 Terrorists

Date: 31 Dec, 2016

    ATC Gilgit Baltistan Awards Death Sentence To 6 Terrorists
A special anti-terrorism court of Gilgit Baltistan has awarded death sentence for three counts to six terrorists involved in attacks on security forces and Rs300,000 fine. The convicts including Shah Faisal, Khalilur Rehman, Amir Hamza, Bashir, Shafiur Rehman and Musa were allegedly involved in killing of two security personnel Atif...
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Features & Interviews

Pakhtun Women Countering Stereotypes To Learn Driving
Like other fields of life, women of Khyber Pakhtunhwa and FATA have also started learning driving and they are now fulfilling their needs of life without being dependent on male members of the family....
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Cricketer Muhammad Asif Praises Fata Players’ Talent
Pic by Hanifullah (1)Test cricket Muhammad Asif has said there is immense cricketing talent in the federally administered tribal areas (Fata) and if provided opportunities, players from Fata will be no match in the countr...
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Reconciliatory Jirga In Bajaur Resolves 36 Disputes In Two Years
Photo by the authorA reconciliatory body constituted by a former bureaucrat has succeeded in peacefully resolving as many as 36 tribal disputes during the past two years. Haji Said Ahmad Jan, who served as assistant po...
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Sale And Use Of Traditional Pashto Music Instruments On Decline
The manufacturing and use of traditional Pashto music instruments are on a decline due to increasing use of electronic gadgets and computer and internet technology. Traditional music like Tambal an...
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Free Of Cost Treatment Being Provided To Children With Cleft Lips, Palates At RMC Peshawar
Thousands of children are born with cleft lips and palates in Pakistan every year and parents of such children face many difficulties in their treatment. Doctors say the treatment of children born wit...
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