Archive for July 2018

Two British mountaineers stranded on Hunza valley rescued

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army teams on Sunday rescued two British mountaineers stranded on Ultar Sar mountain located in Hunza Valley after an avalanche hit their tent. The injured mountaineers identified as Bruce Normand and Timothy Miller are en route Gilgit via an army helicopter, assistant commissioner Hunza said. “The body of Austrian mountaineer Christian Huber, who was…

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MQM split could lead to clashes in Karachi ahead of election: Azam Khan

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Caretaker interior minister Mohammad Azam Khan on Sunday said the rift within Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) can lead to clashes in Karachi during the general election. “Although there is peace in the metropolis right now, the split within MQM could lead to clashes,” the caretaker interior minister said while speaking to Geo Newsregarding…

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Bilawal Bhutto’s convoy attacked in Karachi’s Lyari

F.P. Report KARACHI: Hundreds of residents of Lyari’s Bihar Colony staged a protest as PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari led a rally of his supporters in the area to kickstart his election campaign. According to reports, protesters pelted the convoy with stones, smashing windows of the vehicles. At least two PPP workers have been injured…

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Imran Khan terms JUI-F chief ‘power-seeking missile’

F.P. Report BANNU: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Sunday said Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman was a power-seeking missile who immediately goes after those in power. “Fazl-ur-Rehman is the magnet who joins anybody who gets into power,” he said while addressing masses in Bannu, Fazl’s stronghold. He asked if the JUI-F…

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Pindi Mother, Child care hospital work to be completed in 18 months

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday visited the site of under-construction Mother and Child care hospital Rawalpindi. During his visit he directed relevant authorities to complete the construction work of the hospital in 18 months. Later, the chief justice also visited the site of the under-construction hospital…

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ECP airs concern over ‘harassment’ of candidates in Punjab

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Expressing concern over the purported harassment and threats to election candidates in Narowal and Multan, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Sunday asked the interim chief ministers of the four provinces to ensure their security and protection. The electoral body wrote to the CMs and chief secretaries of the four provinces…

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Petrol price hiked to Rs99.5 per litre

ISLAMABAD (APP): In a major blow to the consumers, the caretaker government has increased oil prices up to Rs14 per litre for the month of July. In a statement issued on Saturday night, the Finance Ministry said the government had to pass on full impact of the oil prices to the consumers following depreciation of…

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Zero tolerance policies toward the most vulnerable

Ergin Yaman In an age where humanity is feeling smug about the advances made in children’s rights and human rights, what has been deemed proper for migrant children, toddlers, babies and their families at the U.S. border is an indicator that regardless of any concordat when men want to be cruel, heartless and merciless, no…

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