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North Waziristan: Soldier martyred, three injured in roadside blast

North Waziristan: Soldier martyred, three injured in roadside blast

MIRANSHAH: A remote-controlled bomb targeted Pakistan army convoy in restive North Waziristan Agency on Sunday, killing a soldier and injuring three others. Military officials said the roadside bomb exploded on Bannu-Miranshah road in North Waziristan tribal agency, bordering Afghanistan, where an army offensive is currently underway against militant groups local to Taliban and Al Qaida.


AML Chief fears system to collapse if wrong choice voted

RAWALPINDI: Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said the system is feared to collapse in the country if the masses go for the wrong option in the general elections. Addressing a public gathering in here, he said the hung assemblies will come into existence in the federation, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, adding the


Nawaz Sharif to avoid blame game against President: Babar

ISLAMABAD: Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar has asked the PML (N) Chief Nawaz Sharif to avoid blame game against the President. In a statement in Islamabad‚ he said Nawaz Sharif’s accusations against the President are unjustified. The Spokesperson said the President as head of the state and in deference to recent court’s observations has scrupulously refrained


Imran khan says PTI to make new Pakistan with support of youth

LAHORE: Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan has said his party wanted to make a new Pakistan with the support of the youth. Addressing a rally in Lahore‚ he said after the elections‚ people would see visible change as youth would wipe out old politicians. He said that political opponents in Punjab could not face the energetic

‘No room for delay in elections’: PM Raja Pervez Ashraf

Raja Pervez Ashraf says people would re-elect PPP on its past performance basis

Secretary General Pakistan People’s Party‚ Raja Pervez Ashraf says people would re-elect his party on its past performance. In an interview‚ he said PPP-led former government had taken historical steps for the betterment of state institutions including Parliament‚ Judiciary and army. He said that an effective foreign policy was the achievement of previous government and

ECP directs to reshuffle bureaucracy

ECP to hold a meeting on security plan for elections on Thursday

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission has convened a meeting of provincial governments‚ ministry of defence and interior on Thursday to discuss security plan for the elections. The ECP had already ordered provincial and federal governments to provide foolproof security to the contesting candidates and specially the leadership of political parties. ECP sources said President Asif Ali Zardari


Election Commission declares around 21,326 polling stations as sensitive

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday declared around 21,326 polling stations across the country as sensitive and very sensitive. According to figures provided by the commission, 11,053 polling stations are declared sensitive while 10,237 are categorised as highly sensitive. Around 10 security men will be deployed on highly sensitive polling stations while

MQM announces its candidates for May polls

MQM announces its candidates for May polls

LONDON/ KARACHI: Chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain on Saturday announced the party’s candidates for the May 11 elections, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. In a telephonic address to a public gathering in Karachi on Saturday afternoon, MQM Chief said that the MQM is the only party that truly represents all communities of


Pakistan fully capable of responding effectively to any threat: Army Chief

KAKUL: Pakistan is fully capable of responding effectively to any threat, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said on Saturday, adding that despite the current focus on internal security, the armed forces remain fully prepared to defeat an external direct threat. “Pakistan is a peace loving country. Our quest for peace is