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24 hours after APC – PPP positive, others not

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders expressed confidence in the government and its will to protect the national interest, while opposition parties stressed on the implementation of decisions made in the All-Parties Conference

24 hours after APC – Politicians lose hope

It hasn’t been even 24 hours into the passage of a resolution by the All Parties Conference (APC) but most politicians have already lost hope regarding its implementation believing the country does

Cops who attended Carmela’s Iftari pardoned

The Punjab government has postponed punishing those Punjab Police officers who had attended an “Iftar dinner” on a special request by Carmella Conroy, sources told Pakistan Today on Friday. Sources said before

Millat Grammar School sealed

Amid growing pressure from the public after the Kallar Kahar tragedy in which 38 people, including 34 students died, authorities on Friday revoked the registration of Millat Grammar School. Approximately 1,000 students

Militants take 34 labourers hostage in Khyber

At least 34 people, including 30 coalminers, were abducted by militants from the Kala Khel area of Khyber Agency early on Friday. Tribesmen said a group of militants raided the residential quarters

PIA flight hit by bird during landing

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-204 suffered a serious bird hit during landing at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Friday. The Dubai to Lahore bound flight was scheduled to leave for Karachi

Top student gang raped in Shahkot

Two men raped a teenage girl in Shahkot area of Nankana Sahab, a private TV channel reported on Friday. The victim had recently topped the Secondary School Certificate examination. According to reports,

General Dempsey new joint chiefs chairman

US Army General Martin Dempsey was sworn in as the new US Joint Chiefs of Staff on Friday after Admiral Mike Mullen retired from his post. Speaking at a ceremony outside Washington,

Qureshi to SC: I tried but it wasn’t easy

The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) defiant officer, Zafar Qureshi, who retired on Friday, submitted his last interim progress report in the Rs 5 billion National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) scam with the

Wajid Durrani all set to head IB

Wajid Durrani, the Sindh inspector general of police, is all set to be appointed the new chief of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and a formal announcement is likely to be made by

It’s time for some soul-searching, says Nawaz

Emphasising on the need for soul-searching to face challenges confronting the country, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif invited all stakeholders on Friday to frame a long-term national agenda to steer

Anti-US protests follow defiant APC declaration

Anti-American protests by religious political parties broke out in several cities on Friday, a day after political leaders joined in rejecting US accusations that Islamabad was supporting militants. US accusations that the

LHC seeks govt’s reply to NADRA arm licence plan

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday sought reply from the federal and provincial governments on a petition challenging the government’s decision of directing people to place their arms licence before NADRA

Radical cleric Awlaqi killed in Yemen

US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi, a prominent al Qaeda chief described by US officials as “the most significant risk” to the United States, was killed on Friday in what analysts called a “significant