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Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi attacked by Congress Youth Wing

 The youth wing of the ruling Congress party in India attacked the Pakistan High Commission here on Wednesday.   Members of the youth wing protesting against the alleged killing of five Indian soldiers by Pakistani forces at the Line of Control (LoC) tried to enter the Pakistan High Commission. The ... Read More »

Benazir murder case: Court adjourns Musharraf’s indictment to Aug 20

Ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday failed to appear in court to be indicted over the murder of former premier Benazir Bhutto due to what police said were security concerns. Musharraf, who ruled the country from 1999-2008, had been summoned to face charges of criminal conspiracy and the murder of ... Read More »

Tariff increased by up to 74pc: Power shock for business and industry

The government notified on Monday an unprecedented 74 per cent increase in electricity tariff for industrial, commercial and bulk consumers of all distribution companies, including Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) with immediate effect. The increase will boost the kitty by Rs169 billion. Of this amount, Rs136.8 billion pertained to ex-Wapda ... Read More »

Imran urges introspection over D.I. Khan jailbreak

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan raised serious questions on Sunday over last week’s jailbreak in Dera Ismail Khan and called for introspection by all institutions of the state. He said it was high time to determine why in the presence of an army division in and around D.I. Khan, ... Read More »

Musharraf to be released soon, claims APML

Former interior minister and a leader of the All Pakistan Muslim League Mian Zahid Sarfaraz has claimed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has assured the United States that retired Gen Pervez Musharraf will soon be released and allowed to go abroad. Addressing a news conference on Sunday, Mr Sarfaraz said that ... Read More »

President accepts Fakhru Bhai’s resignation

President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday accepted the resignation tendered by Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim before embarking on a visit to Iran. In pursuance of article 217 of the constitution, the chief justice of Pakistan will now nominate a judge of the apex court as acting ... Read More »

Change in gas sharing formula opposed

The PPP warned the government on Saturday against any move to deprive the smaller provinces of their rights on the use of natural resources in accordance with the constitution, saying such a step would be strongly resisted. Reacting sharply to remarks of Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan ... Read More »

Earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan

A mild intensity earthquake jolted Islamabad and parts of Punjab Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir, Geo News reported Saturday. The quake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck when people were preparing for Sehri. Panic gripped the residents of the federal capital, Lahore, Mandi Bahauddin, Jehlm, Gujranwala, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Azad ... Read More »

US Army officer found guilty in Afghanistan shootings

A jury at Fort Bragg has found an 82nd Airborne Division lieutenant guilty of two counts of murder in connection with a series of shootings in Afghanistan. 1st Lt. Clint Lorance was found guilty Thursday. He was found not guilty of making a false official statement. Lorance was sentenced to ... Read More »

Imran appears for contempt hearing

Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan arrived at the Supreme Court on Friday to attend the hearing of a contempt of court notice issued to him by the top court. Earlier, the apex court issued a notice to the PTI chief saying that Khan apparently had tried to incite hatred ... Read More »

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