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Political reasons behind Asad’s ouster A number of officials in the finance ministry and some top members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) believe that reasons behind the removal of Asad Umar as finance minister were “political”.
US places visa sanctions on Pakistan The United States has placed Pakistan in the list of countries facing sanctions within the framework of a law under which countries refusing to take back deportees and visa over-stayers will be denied American visas.
WB to loan $100m for Karachi’s water supply, sanitation projects The KWSB’s technical challenges are exacerbated by its low operational performance. Lack of metering of domestic customers, an inefficient tariff structure, an outdated database to calculate tariffs, and poor billing and collection efficiency have led to a large gap between receipts and expenditures.
Fake kidnappings' surge in Lahore to settle scores Investigation data shared by Lahore Police revealed that around 63% of the cases registered against kidnapping in 2018 were fake.
Former FM Hina Rabbani to serve defamation notice to Fawad. The information minister on Tuesday said that Ms Khar's Galaxy Textile Mills was a defaulter of Rs 20.70 million. Former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar said on Tuesday that she was serving a defamation notice to Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry.
Two inmates die in Adiala Jail. Two prisoners were found dead on Saturday morning in Adiala Jail.
Govt's debt surges to Rs27.6tr by Feb-end. The Rs9.23-trillion external debt does not include loans of $9.2 billion obtained from China, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Those loans are the responsibility of the central bank.
Damning report of public money waste on Peshawar BRT “Havoc has been played with the public money through faulty planning & designing, negligence in execution of work, and poor management of the project,” a 27-page official report on the multi-billion rupees Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Peshawar said.
Peshawar man chops off wife's hair for 'not covering her head' at wedding A man in Peshawar's Mathra area allegedly cut off his wife's hair and subjected her to physical torture after accusing her of not covering her head during a wedding ceremony, police said on Friday.
Cabinet decides to sell off property of federal ministries The federal cabinet on Tuesday decided to sell off property and assets of different federal ministries and allied departments worth trillions of rupees with a view to generating revenue to support the country’s crippling economy.
Pakistani student murders professor over proposed co-ed party: police A student stabbed a college professor to death on Wednesday in eastern Pakistan on Wednesday, apparently because he felt that a planned party that women were going to be involved with would be un-Islamic, a police official said.
CAA closes Pakistan's airspace for transit flights till tomorrow Transit flights will be diverted in Pakistan as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced on Friday to close Pakistan’s airspace till tomorrow.
Afzal Kohistani: another whistle blower killed in Pakistan. Afzal Kohistani, was shot dead on Wednesday evening in the densely populated area of Sarban Chowk at around 8:10pm by unidentified gunmen who managed to flee afterwards.
6 dead in rains, snowfall in Balochistan Winter is not over in Pakistan where a strong weather system brought heavy rain and snowfall in the southern province of Balochistan, killing six people and injuring several, officials said.
Lahore High Court orders judicial inquiry into Sahiwal incident. The ordered were given by LHC Chief Justice Sardar Shamim during hearing on petitions seeking judicial inquiry.
CTD man talked on phone before my family’s murder’ The witness categorically rejected police’s version that someone from inside the unfortunate car or from a motorcycle fired at the CTD personnel first.
Helpless mother admits to drowing baby in Karachi sea Shakila Rashid, a 28-year old woman from Karachi, has admitted killing her two and half year old daughter by drowning her in sea, a day after committing the crime.
55 workers of religious parties arrested in Pakistan Rawalpindi police in a division-wide crackdown, which was launched on Tuesday night and continued till Wednesday morning, arrested 55 workers of several religious parties, including the Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP).
Pakistan Supreme Court to review Asia Bibi's blasphemy acquittal Pakistan's Supreme Court will on Tuesday begin a review of its own acquittal of a Christian woman charged with blasphemy, a verdict that sparked days of Islamist protests and threats and chaos across the country.
Senators question legal status of black list. Senators on Monday raised questions over the legal status of the ‘black list’ used to bar individuals from travelling abroad.
Safety body blames PIA, CAA for 2016 air crash The Safety Investigation Board (SIB) tasked with a probe into the 2016 crash of a domestic flight that killed all the 47 people on board, including singer-turned-evangelist Junaid Jamshed, has found a ‘lapse’ on the part of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
Govt borrows Rs2.24tr in five months. Total debts of the government rose to Rs26.452tr during 5MFY19 an increase of Rs2.24tr or 9.25 per cent over the period.
Crisis in tribal districts. A very real constitutional crisis has erupted in the settled tribal districts of KP, the region known as Fata until the 25th Amendment to the Constitution.
Pervez Musharraf refuses to pay more fine for illegally constructed farmhouse Former president Pervez Musharraf refused to pay the regularisation fees of his illegal farmhouse after a notification was issued by the Capital Development Authority (CDA)
Paramedical students seek uniform syllabus. Holding placards and banners inscribed with their demands, the students started their protest march from the Grassy ground and gathered outside the Swat Press Club. They chanted slogans and said the present system of paramedical education was flawed.
Govt swings into action over gas crisis in country Chairing a high-level meeting about the arising crisis in natural gas supply to the people, the prime minister instructed the officials concerned to further coordinate planning regarding demand and supply of gas so that the consumers could not face any hardship in this regard.
Lawyers' body announces countrywide strike. The All Pakistan Bar Councils Inter-Provincial Committee has announced the holding of a countrywide strike on Dec 17 to support the demand of the Punjab Bar Council for the establishment of the Lahore High Court benches in five more cities of the province.
Pakistan lawmakers critical of army barred from leaving the country, briefly detained Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar, two parliamentarians from the violence-ravaged North Waziristan region bordering Afghanistan, were due to leave for United Arab Emirates on Friday, when authorities at the airport in the northwestern city of Peshawar
Massive Cyber attack on bannks in Pakistan A total of 19,864 cards were compromised from 22 Pakistani banks, it said.
Pakistan to become 5th largest nuclear weapons state by 2025. US' assessment of Pakistan's nuclear weapons security has changed over the last decade from confidence to concern after the introduction of tactical nuclear weapons.
Good News for CSS A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui conducted hearing of the petition and issued notices to the Secretaries Ministry of Defense, Establishment Division and Federal Public Service Commission (FPC).
Water Crisis in Pakistan Of all the problems Pakistan face today, none is more threatening than the schemes of Hindu India to block the water of Pakistan's Rivers.
Sharif says Pakistan isolated because of Mumbai For the first time, Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has publicly acknowledged that militant organisations are active in the country and questioned the policy to allow the “non-state actors” to cross the border and “kill” people in Mumbai.
Nawaz Sharif improved Pakistan's Economy: Imran Khan rhetoric leading to poverty in Pakistan - the Economist Report. Khan is a hothead who will further inflame Pakistan’s already atrocious relations with India, Afghanistan and America.
Polio cases in Balochistan reported. Fourth polio cases in 18 month has been reported in Chaman district. Who will take stack of Chaman District in Balochistan?
The Contractor and the shadowy deal. Raymond Davis - United States citizen and ex-Central Intelligence Agency employee who sparked a diplomatic storm in Pakistan in 2011 after shooting dead two young men in Lahore — has written a book apparently to justify crimes committed during his stay in Pakistan.
A train of modernity over-runs Lahore's soul Lahoris agree that the new line, a first for Pakistan, would transform their city. But they are bitterly divided about whether that would mean its salvation or the ruin of its considerable charm.
On Observing Flag Rules Can the national flag be hoisted at night? "No", says a retired senior bureaucrat.
Musharraf claims Army still behind him. "Dictators set the country right, whereas civilian governments brought it to ruins,"
Made in Pakistan. A country as conservative as Pakistan exports anal beads, gimp masks and padlockable penis cages, among other kinky wares, would shock locals, Pakistan's secret industry is booming.
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