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Karachi factory boiler goes off several injured

Karachi factory boiler goes off several injured

KARACHI: Several people were injured when a boiler of a factory located on Gulbai went off with a loud bang early this morning. There is no immediate report about the cause of accident. The rescue teams have been alerted towards the explosion site.


Pak-Afghan-US core group meeting today

BRUSSELS: Two-day trilateral core group meeting of Pakistan‚ Afghanistan and the United States begins in Brussels today to discuss Afghan peace process. Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani will represent Pakistan at the meeting. Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the US Secretary of State John Kerry will represent their


Security to be provided to all contesting candidates: ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan said comprehensive security cover will be provided to all contesting candidates in the general elections. Secretary Election Commission Ishtiaq Ahmad told media in Islamabad that federal and provincial government and all concerned departments have been directed to ensure full security to candidates. The Secretary said maximum security will also

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SC makes public list of journalists paid ‘secretly’

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Monday made public a list of journalists and media persons who were allegedly paid by the information ministry through its secret fund. The list contains itemised particulars of those expenditures for which the information ministry now does not claim privilege or secrecy. The list of disbursements, totaling


LHC allows former PM Raja Ashraf to contest upcoming polls

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday overturned Election Tribunal’s decision to bar former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf from participating in upcoming polls and allowed him to contest elections, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. Earlier, the LHC bench had conditionally allowed former PM to contest the elections. The former PM is contesting for

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Afghan, Pakistan, US to meet for talks in Brussels: Afghan official

KABUL: In order to discuss the flagging Afghan peace process, Afghan President Hamid Karzai will travel to Brussels on Tuesday to hold talks with US Secretary of State of State John Kerry and senior Pakistani officials, an Afghan presidential spokesman said on Monday. After weeks of tension relating to border disputes and the peace process,


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


Imran khan says PTI to celebrate victory on 11th May evening

MALAKAND/ DIR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that his party will win the elections and celebrate victory on May 11th’s evening. Addressing public gatherings at both cities, he said that those who have damaged the system cannot make it better. ‘One innings is enough to make the system better and useful’ he


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