DASKAL Five people were killed and another four injured when a train collided with a rickshaw near the Uggoki area of Sialkot district on Friday. The train was headed to Sialkot from Wazirabad when it hit the rickshaw trying to cross the un-gated railway crossing in Jalianwala area of Uggoki. The deceased were identified as rickshaw driver Muhmmad Iqbal, Arbab Bibi, Basit and Abass, while one body could not be identified. The bodies and the injured were taken to District Headquarter
ISLAMABAD: The judicial commission formed on the Supreme Court’s orders for the recovery of thousands of missing persons from across the country will submit a comprehensive report with the SC and the Interior Ministry by December 31.
Sources told Pakistan Today on Tuesday that the commission earlier had to submit its report on August 28. However, it could not do so for unknown reasons. The judicial commission was formed in March 2010 with Justice (r) Kamal Mansoor Alam, a former
The dust kicked up by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) by its parting ways with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)-led coalition, appears to have settled and the chances of its transforming into a storm have also seemingly diminished, with the clouds of uncertainty too disappearing for the time being after the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) softened its position after meeting the president and the prime minister.
The JUI-F had “apparently” quit the government after its minister
MIRPURKHAS: Panic and fear have spread in parts of lower Sindh, following the rise in under-ground water level due to recent devastating floods. The residents of these areas fear it could threaten the foundations of their buildings as the water starts oozing out at two feet of digging, while in some areas water just seeps out of the ground.
Owners of various big buildings and houses in Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Sanghar and Tharparkar districts told Pakistan Today on Tuesday that their
KARACHI: More than 130 million people in the country are poor and around 90 million cannot even afford two square meals a day, said prominent economist Dr Shahid Hassan Siddiqui.
He was speaking at a seminar titled “Price hike, unemployment and curse of poverty,” organised by the Shura Hamdard Karachi chapter and presided over by its president Sadia Rashid.
The meeting urged the government to use the Zakat fund for providing jobs to the unemployed particularly the youth and
KARACHI: More than 200 people have been abducted from various parts of the country in the tenure of the incumbent government – swelling the unofficial count of missing persons to more than 10,000 over the past nine years, Defence of Human Rights Pakistan (DHRP) Chairwoman Aamna Masood Janjua told Pakistan Today on Monday.
“Of the updated list provided by the DHRP to a federal-level inquiry commission, some 244 people have gone missing in the recent past. As many as 135 people
ISLAMABAD: In the wake of recent terrorist attacks across the country, the Interior Ministry on Saturday banned the entry of people not having CNICs into the capital’s Red Zone.
The decision was made in a meeting chaired by Interior Minister Rehman Malik. The federalminister directed the Islamabad inspector general of police and the chief commissioner to enhancing security across the federal capital.
He also directed the IG to maintain record of all students of religious
ISLAMABAD: Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Ameer of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), on Saturday alleged that the armed forces had bombed more than 50 mosques and blown up many houses, killing women and children during the operation against militants.
“Innocent people were killed by the forces but the media did not report this because it received orders not to, from the forces,” said the JUI-F leader in his address to the media at the second session of the South Asian Free Media
KARACHI: At least five people were killed in separate incidents in Karachi on Saturday amid heightened security measures that were put in place ahead of the arrival of the body of slain MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq.
Baldia Town Station House Officer (SHO) Rao Khalid said that unidentified gunmen killed Nazeer Ahmed in Faqeer Colony. The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for autopsy. A man was gunned down in Landhi in Quaidabad police precincts.
The US is trying to expand a secret CIA operation designed to eliminate militant havens in the Tribal Areas along the Afghan border, The Wall Street Journal reported late Friday.
Citing unnamed senior officials, the newspaper said the Obama administration had asked Pakistan in recent weeks to allow additional CIA officers and special operations military trainers to enter the country to intensify pressure on the Taliban.
The requests have so far been rebuffed
Two people, including a University of Engineering and Technology (UET) student, committed suicide over domestic issues in two different areas of the city on Wednesday.
According to details, UET student Sibghat, 24, hanged himself in his hostel room on Tuesday. After reaching the spot, police and university officials recovered his body and handed it over to his family. His funeral was held at the Jamaetul Muntazir, which was attended by family members, university