Public Opinion

No-go no more: You are free to go, only where the law enforcers say so

KARACHI:  As the deadline to remove street barriers came to an end on Monday midnight, the residents of various neighbourhoods in Karachi felt more vulnerable to street criminals. Some were upset about the barriers that were recently removed from their neighbourhood. “If the [law enforcers] can have protection, why can’t we?” questioned resident Hilal, referring to several installations of law ...

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Justice denied

KARACHI: I would like to applaud the authorities for taking the decision to restore the death penalty and resuming the hanging of murderers and terrorists who have destroyed thousands of families. However, will justice be served to everyone through these hangings? I would like to ask the law-enforcement agencies this: was the killing of my husband, Dr Muhammad Saleem Chaudhry (Shaheed), ...

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Sindh govt to include Jinnah’s August 11 speech in curriculum

KARACHI: In a bid to teach religious tolerance, the Sindh government announced on Monday that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s August 11, 1947, speech will be included in the school cirriculum from classes eight to 10.  “Quaid-e-Azam’s speech is being included in the curriculum on the directives of Pakistan Peoples Party Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari,” Provincial Minister for Education Nisar Khuhro said. “We ...

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9 suspected militants killed in US drone strike near Afghan border

KABUL: Nine militants, including seven prominent commanders of banned outfit Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) were killed in a US drone strike near Afghan border, Express News reported on Thursday. According to Afghan security officials, the area near Pakistan’s Khyber Agency came under attack in which two militant hideouts were attacked and at least nine militants were killed. Read: Drone strike kills seven suspected militants ...

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52 civilians, 60 military officers honoured

ISLAMABAD:  President Mamnoon Hussain conferred 52 civil and 60 military awards upon various personalities from different walks of life for their meritorious services in different fields on the occasion of Pakistan Day in a special investiture ceremony held at the President House on Monday. The ceremony was attended by ministers, parliamentarians, diplomats, high civil and military officials and people belonging ...

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World Tuberculosis Day: TB programme at risk as financier to pack-up soon

PESHAWAR: The tuberculosis (TB) control programme, undertaken by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa health department, is at risk as the chief financer of the campaign is likely to bow out in five months. Department officials fear the number of TB patients in the province will rise following the departure of German government-owned development bank Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW). While talking to The Express Tribune, ...

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Thar coalfield: Petrochemical, coal exports to India viable

KARACHI: After receiving proposals from foreign mining and power generation companies, the government of Sindh is planning to develop the Thar coalfield as a potential hub of petrochemicals, with the possibility of exporting coal to international markets, including India, in the future. “The idea is to develop the Thar coalfield as a petrochemical hub for achieving strategic goals for the region,” ...

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March 23: Pakistan Day celebrated in K-P, FATA, G-B

JAMRUD / CHARSADDA / GILGIT / BANNU / PESHAWAR:  Special prayers were offered in the provincial capital’s mosques for peace and prosperity in the country as the nation celebrated Pakistan Day with fervour on Monday. Ceremonies were held across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), the tribal areas and Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) to mark the day when the Pakistan Resolution was passed 75 years ago. ...

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We can work it out

ISLAMABAD: As the attention from the Army Public School attack fizzled out, Nedim Makarevic, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Pakistan launched a music video to keep the issue alive. As passionate as he was about the release, the initiative did not receive the attention it deserves in Pakistan, says the ambassador. Having visited the Army Public School after the attack, ...

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Law-enforcers: K-P police force gets 400 more constables

MANSEHRA: A batch of 400 new policemen passed out from Police Training School Mansehra on Monday after completing a six-month-long training, and will soon be joining the police force in seven districts. Addressing the graduates at the passing out ceremony, Principal SP Tariq Mehmood said 400 new recruits were sent to the academy six months ago and they were trained in ...

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