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Khoso plants a sapling at PM House to mark the Global Earth Day

Khoso plants a sapling at PM House to mark the Global Earth Day

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso planted a sapling at Prime Minister House this afternoon on the occasion of Global Earth Day being observed today. Speaking on the occasion‚ the Prime Minister said that a green environment is imperative for keeping earth clean and protected against multiple hazards. He urged the people to participate


Security plan for May 11 elections finalized: Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Malik Mohammad Habib has said that security plan for upcoming elections has been finalized and for further input of security agencies‚ they will reconsider contingency plan on 25th of this month. Talking to newsmen after a meeting held at Election Commission of Pakistan‚ he said the caretaker government is removing the reservations


Peshawar: Bid to blow up Abdullah Baba’s shrine foiled

PESHAWAR: An attempt to blow up the shrine of sufi saint Abdullah Baba in Peshawar was foiled on Monday when a bomb was defused. Sources said the Bomb Disposal Squad defused a three kilogram Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) planted outside the shrine in Peshawar’s Badhbir area. Officials said a local resident spotted the bomb and


Election Commission receives 728 complaints

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission has received 728 complaints regarding forthcoming general elections. In this regard‚ 490 complaints were received from Punjab‚ 55 Sindh‚ 159 Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and 24 from Balochistan province. Election commission has forwarded these complaints to provincial election commissions for further action.


Bilawal takes notice of PPP estranged leaders contesting against party ticket holders

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples’ Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday took notice of the fact that estranged PPP leaders are contesting elections independently against PPP ticket holders in various constituencies. Bilawal, while taking notice of the situation, said that efforts would be made to persuade estranged PPP leaders to withdraw from elections against PPP ticket


Three IEDs defused in Peshawar; security beefed up

PESHAWAR: The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) personnel on Monday defused at least three Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) at Dardar Abdullah Baba in Badaber’s Sheikhan area on the outskirts of the country’s northwestern city of Peshawar. The explosives were fitted with timers and were defused due to the timely ‘intervention of the bomb disposal squad upon

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Notification declaring Musharraf’s residence sub-jail challenged in IHC

ISLAMABAD: A petition has been moved on Monday in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) challenging the notification that declared former President Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s Chak Shahzad farmhouse sub-jail, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. Advocate Aslam Ghumman has challenged the notification, arguing that any accused facing trial for terror charges could not be kept at