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Murder-suicide: Woman shoots dead three daughters, husband before killing herself, says police

ISLAMABAD: A woman allegedly murdered her husband and three daughters while also injuring her son before committing suicide in Islamabad on Saturday in the jurisdiction of Aabpara Police Station. Aabpara SHO Khalid Awan said, “I was informed by a mobile unit about the incident immediately [after] it happened and [we] rushed to the site,” he said. Neighbours had also reported hearing ...

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In judges’ honour: Outgoing IHCBA office-bearers cancel dinner

ISLAMABAD:  After facing severe criticism from lawyers, the outgoing office-bearers of the Islamabad High Court Bar Association (IHCBA) have cancelled a dinner planned in honour of IHC judges. The dinner was supposed to be held on March 23 but the IHCBA office-bearers abandoned the plan after lawyers at a recent meeting of the District Bar Association criticised the move. During ...

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Meeting with Kerry: Quantum leap in trust between US, Pakistan, says Nisar

WASHINGTON DC: There has also been ‘a quantum leap in trust’ between Islamabad and Washington, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday, adding that ties between Afghanistan and Pakistan have also never been better. “Over the last few months, and I think due to the efforts of Secretary Kerry and the administration, there has been a huge quantum leap ...

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Corruption Perceptions Index: NAB’s efforts improved Pakistan’s status, says chairman

PESHAWAR: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said on Friday that the bureau’s efforts in curbing corruption improved Pakistan’s ranking in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) of the Transparency International for 2014. “The recent report of Transparency International also rated Pakistan in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) from 175 to 126 which is a great achievement for Pakistan due ...

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Arif Hanif appointed as new Counter Terrorism Department DIG

KARACHI: The government early on Saturday issued a notification confirming the appointment of Arif Hanif as DIG of Counter of Terrorism Department.  The Sindh government had earlier in the week renamed CID (Crime Investigation Department) as CTD (Counter Terrorism Department) following formulation of national action plan. Hanif has previously served at various positions including as DIG at the central police office, ...

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Judges’ detention case: ‘Missing’ Musharraf lawyer irks bench

ISLAMABAD: An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) expressed serious concerns over the continuing absence of former president Pervez Musharraf’s counsel in the judges’ detention case. ATC Judge Sohail Ikram took up the case on Friday. However, Musharraf’s counsel failed to appear, which irked the judge. “As arguments could not be completed in the last one-and-a-half year, why shouldn’t this court issue a ...

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For the record: JI shoots down claims of IS presence in Pakistan

SHABQADAR:  Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) chief Professor Muhammad Ibrahim Khan has brushed aside claims of Islamic State’s (IS) presence in Pakistan. While addressing a press conference in Shabqadar on Friday, Khan accused the United States of nurturing the notorious organisation. He said, “Foreign interference has worsened matters in both the Gulf and our region.” The JI leader, who was a ...

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If a Pakistani went to Mars…

Reginald Foulds is ready to go on a one-way trip to Mars. His dream may be a step closer as he is amongst the final 100 candidates chosen by Mars One, a private organisation that is planning on sending humans to Mars by 2025. This is indeed impressive. Initial applications for this Mars trip numbered close to 200,000. He is now the ...

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Mian Mansha plans $300 million cement plant in Pakistan

Mian Mansha’s DG Khan Cement Ltd — the county’s third-largest maker of the construction material – plans to build an 0 million plant near Karachi as economic growth boosts demand, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. “There will be a shortage domestically in three years if there is 10 percent growth in demand each year,” Chief Financial Officer Inayat Ullah Niazi said in ...

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7 Pakistani performers who steal our hearts every single time

The award season is here and so is the time for our favourite stars to set the screen on fire with their sizzling dance performances. Here’s a list of Top 7 artists who we think can entertain viewers without them ‘stretching’ during a show. Noor, Saima Pakistans most seasoned entertainers, Noor and Saima do not fail to enthrall the audience ...

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