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US nationals allowed into Peshawar with NOCs

In the wake of pressure from the government, for the first time five US nationals made a day-trip to Peshawar with a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Foreign Ministry on Sunday. The

Terrorist ringleader arrested in Capital

Interior Minister Rehman Malik told reporters on Sunday that the federal capital had been saved from major destruction with the arrest of the ringleader of the four terrorists recently nabbed in Islamabad,

PML-N MPs meeting today

LAHORE – PML-N is set to hold the parliamentary party meeting, to be chaired by its new president Nawaz Sharif, on Monday. The PML-N parliamentary party meeting, to be held at the

Two killed in Lahore

A neighbour along with his two friends killed a 38-year-old man to occupy his house near China Scheme in Gujjarpura police limits on Sunday. The victim, identified as Kashif Hussain, was resident

US think-tank concerned over ‘threat’ to India

Congressional Research Service (CRS), the US Congress’ bipartisan think-tank for legal and political analysis, has warned in its latest report on Pakistan’s nuclear programme that growing asymmetry in Indo-Pak conventional military capabilities

13 more killed in Karachi

The government and its allies’ efforts to bring peace to Karachi proved ineffective on Sunday as another 13 people were killed in various incidents of violence in the city, bringing the total

Imran to take on Nawaz in coming polls

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan Sunday said he would take on PML-N President Nawaz Sharif in next general elections in his own constituency of Lahore, daring the former premier to prove his

Petrol price climbs to Rs 84.80

ISLAMABAD – The government increased prices of various petroleum products by Rs 11.09 to Rs 5.34 per litre except High Speed Diesel (HSD), in line with the price increases in the international

Strike cripples Quetta

A complete shutter-down strike was observed in Quetta on the call of Hazara Democratic Party against Saturday’s killing of 11 people, including a woman, on Spinny Road. The provincial government had deployed

Next 24 hours important: Awan

Senator Babar Awan told reporters at the Pakistan People’s Party Sindh Media Cell on Sunday that there was no resolution or bill to be presented against any institution in Sunday’s session of

‘Appalled’ Obama vows to isolate Assad

US President Barack Obama said he was “appalled” by Syria’s crackdown on Sunday, which activists say killed nearly 140 people, and vowed to step up pressure to isolate President Bashar al-Assad. In

Pasha heading to China as tensions rise with US

In the backdrop of Pakistan’s strained relations with the United States, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt General Ahmad Shuja Pasha is proceeding to China on an important visit to strengthen Islamabad’s friendly

Bickering over moon-sighting again

The beginning of the holy month of Ramadan was once again marred by bickering over the sighting of the moon as the Qasim Ali Khan Mosque in Peshawar announced on Sunday that