PESHAWAR, April 18: Provincial Senior Minister Bashir Ahmed Bilour said here on Wednesday that local bodies’ elections would be held on party basis in the last week of October or first week of November across the province.
ISLAMABAD, April 16: Ambassador for Women Empowerment Fiza Batool Gilani on Monday announced that all the teachers working in the federal capital under the wedlock policy can stay in the city for an indefinite period.
ISLAMABAD: Nearly 400 prisoners including militants escaped early Sunday from a jail in northwestern Pakistan after an attack by insurgents armed with guns, grenades and rockets, officials said. … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD: A member of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly was arrested by capital police here on Saturday. … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 14: Gilgit-Baltistan’ s master artisans, folk artists and musicians grabbed the attention of the visitors during the folk festival at Shakarparian here. … Read more ↪
RAWALPINDI, April 14: Search and rescue Operation at Gayari continues even in extremely cold conditions. … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 13: Thousands of Shia Muslims rallied across Pakistan on Friday to protest against sectarian violence and demand the government to provide security for their community. At least 14 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in sectarian … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 13: Pakistan will deport the widows and children of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to Saudi Arabia next week after their jail sentence for illegal residency ends, their lawyer said on Friday. The three women and … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 11: At least 52 glacial lakes in Gilgit and Astore districts have been identified as ‘potentially dangerous’ by a project sponsored by the European Union and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
GILGIT, April 10: As a result of successful negotiations between government officials and the kidnappers, around 33 people who were kidnapped and made hostages during riots in Hunza-Nagar valley have been recovered safely. Sources told a private news channel that … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 9: Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman on Monday asked the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to explain why it has recommended putting name of a woman on Exit Control List (ECL). The court ordered … Read more ↪
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 ↪