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Pakistanis attend a "peace walk" in the city of Lahore last month, after representatives of Pakistan and the Taliban met for the first time since the government suspended the peace process over the killing of 23 soldiers by the rebels.
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IN THE summer of 2007, things were not looking good for Maulana Abdul Aziz, an extremist cleric who had just failed in his attempt to impose strict sharia law on Pakistan's capital by force.
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After a long wait of over seven months and much wrangling over appointment procedure, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday appointed Dr Mukhtar Ahmed as the Higher Education Commission chief.
A drug detector dog discovered the stash of 4.23kg of heroin in suitcases belonging to Batley man Adil Mehmood Zaki when he flew into Manchester Airport from Islamabad.
ISLAMABAD: The PPP-led opposition parties in the Upper House of parliament on Monday staged a walkout against the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council Ordinance, 2014, claiming it required approval of the Council of Common Interests .
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif is said to have formally requested Prime Minister Nawaz to chair the 128th Long Course passing-out ceremony at the Pakistan Military Academy on April 19. The request was sent in the form of an invitation card from the General Headquarters to the PM Secretariat sometime early last month.
ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chief Altaf Hussain will have to personally visit the Pakistani High Commission in London to get a new National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis if he wants to get a new passport, the Interior Ministry has told the Foreign Ministry in response to a query forwarded by the latter, officials said.
ISLAMABAD: A National Accountability Board investigating officer, who was probing the high-profile Rental Power Plants corruption case, was not tortured, rather he committed suicide, the medical review board on the Kamran Faisal case said in its report on Tuesday.
The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz was isolated over the amendment and all opposition and allied parties, including the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl and the Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party , became united to carry the resolution through a direct vote.
Asking the Korean companies to benefit from the lucrative and conducive economic conditions in Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has proposed a number of incentives, including free trade agreement and joint business forum to bolster the bilateral trade which had already reached US $ 1.6 billion.
By all accounts, the much-awaited presidential election in Afghanistan was a success, at least in terms of the turnout and voting process.
According to a private TV channel, spokesman of TTP's Hakimullah Mehsud group, Haji Daud said on Monday that Khan Saeed Sajna wanted to seize control of South Waziristan.
"Since 1983, both countries have been engaged in friendly relations and bilateral trade volume between the two countries has reached $1.3 billion which can be further enhanced by boosting mutual trade," Chung said while addressing Pakistan-Korea Investment Cooperation Forum.
Islamabad: Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar held a meeting with Justine Greening, British Secretary of State for International Development in World Bank, at Washington DC on Monday.
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court would take up a National Accountability Bureau plea against the bail to Tauqir Sadiq, the prime accused of the multi-billion Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority scam, by the Islamabad High Court today, sources said on Sunday.
A Pakistani man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of cannibalism when the head of a newborn baby was found at his home - three years after he was jailed for the same offence.
The administration and police have failed to stop the practice of kite-flying in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, despite so many accidents and mishaps caused due to the metallic strings used by the kite-flyers.