Public Opinion

Disappointed: MQM expresses concerns over ongoing ‘media trial’

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) said that a ‘media trial’ of the party was going on and the matter will be taken to court. Speaking outside the Sindh Assembly on Wednesday, MQM MPA Faisal Subzwari asked why the media was terming party workers ‘criminals’. “Aren’t there courts in the country?” he questioned. “Why is the media calling our workers criminals ...

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A positive step forward

Shooting down the views of his own party members and other political leaders, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has opted to move ahead with the setting up of a judicial commission to probe allegations of rigging in the 2013 general election. These allegations have lingered now for a period approaching two years. An agreement between the PML-N and the PTI to ...

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Turtle talk: ‘Wildlife smuggling second-best funding for terrorists’

KARACHI:  After drug mafia, wildlife smuggling is the second-best means for terrorists to raise funds, claimed provincial conservator Javed Ahmed Mahar on Wednesday. He was addressing the media after the end of the two-day sea turtle symposium in Karachi organised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). “Wildlife smuggling is the biggest means of funding for terrorists after ...

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The Hurri-Kane which has swept the Premier League

KARACHI: Tottenham’s Harry Kane has taken the Premier League by storm this season, netting 29 goals in all competitions for Spurs and his performances have led many to wonder whether he has done enough to win the PFA Players’ Player of the Year this season? The poster-boy for Tottenham has impressed beyond measure and has single-handedly spurned up the debate of ...

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Himalaya frontier: India, China agree to foster peace on border

NEW DELHI: India and China agreed on Tuesday to foster peace along their Himalayan border after wrapping up two days of talks designed to resolve a long-festering boundary dispute. In comments issued after the round of talks in the Indian capital, the governments of both countries stressed their common desire to maintain calm and to press ahead with further negotiations. “Both ...

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Capital punishment: IHC stays execution by ‘death squad’

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted on Tuesday a stay on the execution of a death sentence in a double murder case after the counsel for the convict informed the court that he was to be executed through death squad and not by hanging. Justice Athar Minallah of the IHC stayed the execution of the convict, Zulfiqar Ali Khan, and ...

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Spreading its wings: Gras Group to set up Rs2b poultry processing plant

ISLAMABAD: The Gras Group of Industries is setting up an advanced poultry processing plant with an investment of Rs2 billion aimed at providing processed and oven-baked chicken products to consumers. The group is importing machinery from the Netherlands, manufactured by world-renowned Marel Company, to meet the increasing appetite for white meat in the country. “With Rs2 billion worth of capital injection, ...

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ICCI : ‘Incomplete energy projects hurt GDP’

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) called upon the government to take all necessary measures to ensure timely completion of ongoing energy projects as any further delay would hamper all efforts aimed at economic revival of the country. ICCI President Muzzamil Hussain Sabri said that a major factor contributing to the widening energy demand and supply gap was ...

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Save the date: LG polls on May 30 in K-P

PESHAWAR / LAKKI MARWAT: The Election Commission of Pakistan has announced local government (LG) elections in the province will be held on May 30. According to a schedule issued on Tuesday, candidates will be expected to file nomination papers between April 13 and April 17. “The ECP will scrutinise the nomination papers from April 20 until April 25,” stated the schedule. ...

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Battling the militants

The war that is being fought between the Pakistan Army and the forces allied to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is relentless and ferocious. As winter fades from the mountains of Waziristan there is a report that in a single battle more than 80 militants have been killed and 100 injured in Khyber Agency. The army followed up on air strikes ...

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