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Faisal Mosque official ‘target of incitement campaign’ Faisal Mosque official ‘target of incitement campaign’
ISLAMABAD: Amid growing concerns regarding the radicalisation of students, especially in the aftermath of the tragic lynching of Mashal Khan, the issue of extremist activities on campuses has acquired renewed significance. On Wednesday, another worrying incident came to light when a senior Faisal Mosque official alleged that he had been made the target of a concerted smear campaign that had dec...
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Senate body fails to resolve deadlock over NCHD employees’ salaries Senate body fails to resolve deadlock over NCHD employees’ salaries
ISLAMABAD: Deadlock over the salaries and service structure of National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) employees persists, after a parliamentary panel failed to resolve the matter due to what they believed was a lack of seriousness on the part of the finance ministry. The commission, which was established in 2002 as a subsidiary of the Ministry of Federal Education, aims to improve acc...
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NA body undecided on job quota for Islamabad domicile holders NA body undecided on job quota for Islamabad domicile holders
ISLAMABAD: Due to opposition from some members of the ruling party, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat could not give a clear cut decision about the allocation of a separate quota in jobs in the federal government service for those holding a domicile from Islamabad. The committee met on Monday at Parliament House with MNA Rana Mohammad Hayat Khan in the chair and di...
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Four dead as bus falls into ravine in Murree Four dead as bus falls into ravine in Murree
At least four people have died as a coaster carrying 40 passengers plunged into a ravine near Murree, rescue officials said Saturday. The accident also left 19 other people injured. The bus, which was carrying tourists from Mandi Bahauddin, fell into a ravine on the road linking Jheenga Gali with the motorway. According to rescue and police officials, two men and as many women are among t...
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Islamabad only has enough water for one month Islamabad only has enough water for one month
ISLAMABAD: The federal capital is left with only one month’s water supply as both Simly and Khanpur dams continue drying up by more than two inches a day, said the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) on Sunday. “We have water till the second week of July. After that the shortage is likely to worsen. However, we hope sufficient rain will fill the dams,” said Chief Metropolitan Officer Asad ...
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More information still possible from Ehsan, Senate panel told More information still possible from Ehsan, Senate panel told
ISLAMABAD: A senior official of the defence ministry told a Senate committee on Monday that more information could be extracted from the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) former spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan. Additional Secretary retired Rear Admiral Faisal Lodhi, while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Interior, referred to the revelation made by Ehsan that the militant group Jama...
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Order in deputy NAB chief’s case reserved Order in deputy NAB chief’s case reserved
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday reserved order in a petition filed by former Nadra chairman seeking abolition of a corruption case. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui reserved verdict after the petitioner as well as the state counsel concluded their arguments. The former Nadra chairman, Imtiaz Tajwar, who was working as deputy chairman NAB alleged in the petition that he was b...
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CDA yet to reclaim 23 nursery plots with expired leases CDA yet to reclaim 23 nursery plots with expired leases
ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is yet to secure the possession of 23 nursery plots in a private nursery scheme on Park Road, Chak Shahzad, six years after it cancelled the lease for them. Sources in the CDA say officials of the civic authority are deliberately not taking action against the operators of the nurseries and have even helped them obtain stay orders from various c...
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Suspect in CSS paper leak case sent to jail Suspect in CSS paper leak case sent to jail
ISLAMABAD: A local court on Thursday sent an accused to the Adiala Jail on a 14-day judicial remand for leaking a fake question paper of the Central Superior Services (CSS) examination 2017. Mohammad Arif Khan allegedly uploaded the question paper on Facebook with a fictitious name. The court directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit a complete challan of the case within 14 d...
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Former adviser to Sindh CM kidnapped Former adviser to Sindh CM kidnapped
ISLAMABAD: A former adviser to the Sindh chief minister was abducted from his home on Wednesday, the police said. Nawab Ali Laghari was picked up by a group of people during the early hours of Wednesday. The police have registered a kidnapping case against unidentified persons after a complaint was lodged by the victim’s brother, Ramzan Laghari. Ramzan Laghari said a group of men had come to...
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