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IHC asks Musharraf's counsel why it should entertain a proclaimed offender. IHC asks Musharraf's counsel why it should entertain a proclaimed offender.
The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday heard a petition filed by retired Gen Pervez Musharraf's counsel, who has sought a stay against the formation of a judicial commission that will record the absconding former dictator's statement in a high treason case outstanding against him. In the last hearing of the high treason case, a special court had ordered the formation of a commission that would go ...
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‘Teachers can promote culture of dialogue’. ‘Teachers can promote culture of dialogue’.
ISLAMABAD: Teachers can help foster social harmony in the country by promoting a culture of dialogue, entailing two-way interactions aimed at learning from each other. Starting off, teachers should equip themselves with the dialogue-enhancing skills and knowledge, before they pass on to others. These thoughts came in a two-day dialogue with college teachers, on ‘Role of Teachers in Social Ha...
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Pakistan will send first astronaut into space in 2022: Fawad Ch. Pakistan will send first astronaut into space in 2022: Fawad Ch.
ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday said that Pakistan with the help of China will launch its first space mission in 2022. The information minister in a press conference said that Pakistan’s first space mission has been planned for 2022 and the Federal Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan approved the plan. Fawad said that an agreement between Pakistan ...
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Even at its height, campaigning in Gujar Khan remains peaceful Even at its height, campaigning in Gujar Khan remains peaceful
Whether coming from Lahore or Islamabad, the election situation on G.T. Road changes completely upon entry into Gujar Khan tehsil of Rawalpindi district. Almost all the buildings and every electricity pole is decked with party flags. It is one of the few places where rallies are under way in full swing – motorcycles, rickshaws and cars with speakers blaring party songs. The processions get in e...
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PEC moves SC for appointment of qualified engineers to senior govt posts PEC moves SC for appointment of qualified engineers to senior govt posts
ISLAMABAD: Against the backdrop of the Supreme Court’s initiative for building Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams, the Pakistan Eng­ineering Council (PEC) approached the top court on Wednesday for the appointment of qualified engineers to the senior management positions in government departments. A petition moved by PEC chairman Eng Jawed Salim Qureshi through senior counsel Dr Tariq Hassan lists t...
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Imran vows to prevent forced marriages of Hindu girls Imran vows to prevent forced marriages of Hindu girls
ISLAMABAD: Pledging to safeguard the rights of minorities if he comes into power, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khanon Wednesday announced his government will take effective measures to prevent forced marriages of Hindu girls with Muslims. “I have received complaints from the Hindu community in Sindh that their women are forcefully married to Muslims,” Mr Khan said while speakin...
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We don't fly over mountains but through them, say female PIA pilots We don't fly over mountains but through them, say female PIA pilots
Already stars on social media, Captain Maryam Masood and First Officer Shumaila Mazhar of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) share their passion and fears in a candid interview on Tuesday. “We loved the public response garnered from our flight to Gilgit and I personally don’t have words to explain it,” Masood said. “We don’t only fly over mountains but between them,” she added. When as...
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Dust storms, rain hit Islamabad Dust storms, rain hit Islamabad
Dust storms followed by rainfall hit Islamabad and Lahore on Tuesday, breaking the long heat spell that had experts worried. A dust storm dawned on the federal capital that followed by heavy rainfall. The rainfall lowered the mercury in Islamabad bringing much needed respite to the residents. Scattered rainfall is expected to continue in the region. Earlier today, the Meteorological Depar...
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Man gunned down over parking issue in Islamabad Man gunned down over parking issue in Islamabad
A motorist was gunned down allegedly by a shopkeeper over a dispute arising out of car parking near Khanna Pul in Sadiqbad police area on Thursday. Officials said Altaf Hussain, 35, stopped at a mosque for Asr prayers and parked his car near the mosque. However, a shopkeeper objected to the car being parked in front of the shop and the ensuing altercation led to Hussain being shot dead on the s...
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PM orders removal of shortcomings from new airport. PM orders removal of shortcomings from new airport.
RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday visited the new Islamabad International Airport and inspected the terminal building and other facilities. He also sought a report on the shortcomings he noticed during the visit. The premier will formally inaugurate the airport on April 20. The prime minister was accompanied by Defence Minister Khuram Dastagir and Information Minister...
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