LAHORE, April 9: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday announced to reduce official working days in the government offices to five – a step that would result in saving 700 MW electricity.
ISLAMABAD, April 9: The warring groups in Gilgit-Balitstan came close to clash at D-Chowk here on Monday mainly because of police failure to foresee the outcome of allowing them to stand eyeball to eyeball. … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 8: Pakistan on Sunday evacuated 120 foreigners, mostly Japanese tourists who had been stranded in Gilgit-Baltistan following sectarian clashes there.
RAWALPINDI, April 8: Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Siachen today to personally see the rescue operation launched to recover the 139 soldiers and civilians trapped under the avalanche. The COAS was accompanied by Corps Commander Rawalpindi … Read more ↪
ABBOTTABAD: Criticising the nepotism in the selection of Bilawal Bhutto as party chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan said that Bilawal has no knowledge of the difficulties faced by Pakistan and cannot even speak Urdu … Read more ↪
AJMER (India), April 8: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari visited the 13th century Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Dargah in Ajmer, where he spent around 20 minutes and offered flowers and chadar. … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD: Over 200 youth from Gilgit-Baltistan continued their sit-in outside the parliament house here against the killing of innocent people in Kohistan and Chilas.
ISLAMABAD, April 7: Potato growers in Gilgit-Baltistan are on the verge of losing the kharif season as convoys of quality potato seeds remained stuck on Korakorum Highway for the fifth consecutive day on Saturday due to the sectarian strife in … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD: As many as 100 jawans of Pakistan Army including a colonel were buried under avalanche in Skardu’s Siachen Gyari Sector—the army’s highest battalion headquarters, ISPR said on Saturday.
ISLAMABAD, April 6: The Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS), working on a consensus report on new terms of engagement with the United States, suffered another setback when the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) decided to detach itself from the committee. Maulana … Read more ↪
LAHORE, April 5: President Asif Ali Zardari launched a scathing attack on opposition PML-N leaders Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif, saying they were ‘mohajirs’ in Lahore and were enjoying power because of his Pakistan People’s Party.
ISLAMABAD, April 2: The black coats in the city on Monday forced senior police officers to order registration of a criminal case against three security officials of the governor of Gilgit-Balitistan. … Read more ↪
KARACHI, April 2: The Aga Khan Education Service organized a career expo at the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School here on Monday. The second in the series of expos organized by AKES, this expo was a unique opportunity for students, … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan will be forwarding the data about entries and corrections in computerized electoral rolls to National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) by April 14, 2012.
PESHAWAR, April 2: The KP Public Service Commission has postponed the interviews/oral tests of candidates for the posts of male district officer/deputy director teachers education and curriculum BPS-18 in the elementary and secondary education department. A statement issued by the … Read more ↪
HARIPUR: It’s an ornate but not lavish two-story house tucked away at the end of a mud clogged street. This is where Pakistan’s intelligence agency believes Osama bin Laden lived for nearly a year until he moved into the villa … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD: Members of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) on Saturday unanimously agreed to include two clauses into the draft about not allowing foreign security contractors to conduct covert operations on Pakistani soil and not giving bases to any … Read more ↪
PESHAWAR, March 30: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Textbook Board (KPTB) has prepared new curriculum for the secondary school classes and removed material that could cause hatred and biases in the society. However, there would be no change in Islamiat and English … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday declared all the country’s rental power plants unlawful and ordered legal proceedings against a close presidential aide and other top officials for corruption. … Read more ↪
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission has recommended 87 candidates for appointment after the interviews and vacation of stay orders by the Peshawar High Court (PHC). An official handout on Wednesday said that 64 candidates for the post of … Read more ↪
LKATHY GANNON LAHORE: March 27: It was barely 4 a.m. when 19-year-old Rinkal Kumari disappeared from her home in a small village in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. When her parents awoke they found only her slippers and a scarf outside … Read more ↪
SEOUL, South Korea: President Barack Obama, closing a nuclear security summit Tuesday, sought a thaw in the diplomatic chill with Pakistan, a critical but difficult U.S. partner whose nuclear weapons and historical links to terrorism make its arsenal among the … Read more ↪
GILGIT, March 27: Two policemen were injured when armed persons attacked them while they were taking a convicted prisoner to hospital for treatment here on Tuesday.
SEOUL: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday urged the international community to give Pakistan access to nuclear technology for peaceful uses on a non-discriminatory basis. Speaking at the dinner on the first day of the two-day second Seoul … Read more ↪
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Environment and Forests, Wajid Ali Khan has said three mega power projects, including one in Chitral, have been approved. The minister said Sarhad Hydel Development Organisation (SHYDO) had recently approved 36.6 Megawatt power project … Read more ↪
PESHAWAR: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Fazlur Rehman said on Sunday that the establishment has obstructed the JUI-F’s way and if it doesn’t “get out of its way” then it will be responsible for any discord that takes place. Addressing the Islam Zindabad Conference in Peshawar, … Read more ↪
DUSHANBE: President Asif Ali Zardari and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon inaugurated a branch of the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) here on Saturday. After he landed at the airport here in the capital of Tajikistan, President Zardari was driven straight … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD: The Gilgit-Baltistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GBCCI) has announced its decision to launch a protest movement against the government’s decision to levy taxes in the region. The chairman of the GBCCI, Mr Javed Hussain, told the media here … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD: The opposition parties in the National Assembly have decided to present a joint stance based on consensus on the recommendations forwarded by the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) regarding Nato supplies resumption and Pakistan-US ties. Opposition leaders got … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will not have any verbal agreement with the US in future, said Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit during a weekly briefing. Delete He said the future relations between Pakistan and United States depended on the … Read more ↪
PESHAWAR: Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif said here on Sunday that they would not make any secret deal with Pakistan People`s Party for the upcoming general elections. Talking to journalists, he said that stance of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz was … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari, on the advice of Prime Minister, has approved granting of special remission in sentences on the occasion of Pakistan Day on March 23. Special remission of 90 days has been granted to prisoners convicted for … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD: For a country whose water availability per capita has plummeted by 78.4% over the past six decades, Pakistan needs to plan aggressively to avoid threats to food security that may arise due to water disputes, said participants at a … Read more ↪