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‘Pakistan Airways’ registered

KARACHI: A new organisation, Pakistan Airways, has been registered as a ‘premium service subsidiary’ of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). This was announced by a spokesman for the national flag carrier in a statement on Saturday. He said the step would improve the service and image of the airline. Published in Dawn, February 21st, 2016 Read More »

Quetta through to final after thrilling win over Peshawar

Aizaz Cheema overcame a horror start to his night to win the game for his team. — Photo courtesy: PSL DUBAI: Quetta Gladiators reach the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final as they beat Peshawar Zalmi by one run in a nail biting finish in front of a jam-packed Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Aizaz Cheema overcame a horror start ... Read More »

Pathankot air base attack: FIR registered in Gujranwala against attackers, abettors

A copy of the FIR. LAHORE: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Punjab police on Friday registered a First-Information Report (FIR) against the alleged attackers of the Pathankot airbase in India and their abettors, the CTD spokesman said. A copy of the FIR. FIR number 06/2016 was registered in the CTD police station Gujranwala under sections 302, 324 and 109 ... Read More »

Sharif, Modi likely to meet in Washington next month

WASHINGTON: The United States, Pakistan and India are quietly exploring the possibility of a meeting between Indian and Pakistani prime ministers in the US capital next month, diplomatic sources told Dawn. Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi have both accepted US President Barack Obama’s invitation to attend a nuclear summit he is hosting in Washington on March 31 and ... Read More »

MQM announces four-day hunger strike against Altaf media ban

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Thursday announced it will launch a symbolic hunger strike outside the Karachi Press Club from tomorrow (Feb 19) till Feb 22 to protest against the blanket ban on media coverage of supremo Altaf Hussain's speeches, which was imposed by the Lahore High Court in August 2015. The hunger strike in Karachi comes after ... Read More »

MQM announces symbolic four-day hunger strike in Karachi against Altaf media ban

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Thursday announced it will launch a symbolic hunger strike outside the Karachi Press Club from tomorrow (Feb 19) till Feb 22 to protest against the blanket ban on media coverage of supremo Altaf Hussain's speeches, which was imposed by the Lahore High Court in August 2015. The hunger strike in Karachi comes after ... Read More »

Nine Khasadars killed in two attacks in Mohmand Agency

PESHAWAR: At least nine personnel of the Khasadar Force were killed in two separate attacks in Mohmand district of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas on Thursday, officials said. Seven Khasadar personnel were killed when unidentified assailants opened fire at a security checkpost in Karapa area of Pandyali tehsil in Mohmand Agency. Assistant political agent Mohmand Agency Naveed Akbar said the ... Read More »

Altaf gets passport back – ready to return to Pakistan?

London Metropolitan Police have returned Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain's passport, a statement on the party's website says. Altaf's passport was seized by British authorities during their investigation of a money laundering case in which the MQM supremo was a suspect. After bail conditions against Altaf were removed due to insufficient evidence earlier this month, the restrictions on ... Read More »

F-16 sale to Pakistan should not be of concern to India, says Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The United States Defense Department said on Tuesday that the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan should not be a cause of concern to India as the deal "always" took into account the regional security situation. India has expressed its disappointment at the decision by the Obama Administration to sell to sell eight Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets ... Read More »

Sharif threatens to clip NAB’s wings

LAHORE: After Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, the rulers from Punjab are feeling the heat of accountability and, apparently in a preventive move, they have started warning the National Accountability Bureau to act carefully or get ready for clipping of its wings. The warning to NAB came from none other than Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif himself on Tuesday. He indicated the ... Read More »