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Appoint SC judges on merit: Yasin

Newly elected Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Muhammad Yasin Azad on Monday demanded that Supreme Court (SC) judges be appointed on merit to remove the reservations of lawyer. Addressing a press

Accountability bill bothers Bokhari

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Admiral (r) Fasih Bokhari expressed reservations with the draft of the government-proposed accountability bill on Monday, stating that the experience of NAB had not been considered in

PTI Islampura office fired at

Unidentified men attacked the local office (PP-139) of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) on Out Fall Road in Islampura late on Monday. The men were riding a motorcycle and escaped after opening fire at

Old Rs 500 notes life extended by a year

Prime Minister (PM) Yousaf Raza Gilani approved the date to exchange the old designed Rs 500 Rs 500 for another year. Gilani approved the extension on the Ministry of Finance’s recommendations, on

Deal with RPPs with undue haste: SC

Hearing a case of alleged corruption of billions of rupees in the contracts of rental power projects (RPPs), the Supreme Court observed on Monday that the agreements of these projects were undertaken

9 killed in Dera Bugti skirmish

Nine persons, including a commander of the government-backed Tribal Peace Force and five militants were killed in a gunbattle in the restive Dera Bugti district on Monday. Defunct Baloch Republican Army (BRA)

PPP senator beats Punjab CM’s rant

Apparently in order to please President Asif Ali Zardari, and enrich his political credentials, Senator Sabir Baloch of the PPP on Monday added a bit more to what are taken as “derogatory

US drone kills three in N Waziristan

A US drone strike killed three militants in North Waziristan on Monday, officials said. The drone fired two missiles into a moving vehicle as it drove through a village near Mubarak Shah