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Build ‘Naya KP’ before ‘Naya Pakistan’, Nawaz tells opponents

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.—File photo BAHAWALPUR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday told his political opponents to build a ‘new Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’ before building ‘Naya Pakistan’, and advised them against hitting ‘fours and sixes’. “I speak with caution, I do not hit fours and sixes; I've come out of that age. There are others who have also grown out of ... Read More »

Pakistani, Indian armies establish contact through hotline

File photo by Reuters ISLAMABAD: Senior Pakistani and Indian military officials spoke to each other on the hotline today and discussed ways and means to reduce tension along the Line of Control (LoC) and the working boundary. "Contact was established today between Directors of Military Operations of the Pakistani and Indian armies," a senior military official told Dawn. The official ... Read More »

Pakistan wants peace, trade with India, says Dar

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. — Photo by APP/file WASHINGTON: Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar said has said that Pakistan wanted peace in the region but would fittingly respond if India tried to impose war on the country, DawnNews reported. The finance minister made the statements during a press briefing in Washington on Sunday. Dar is currently in Washington to ... Read More »

Exchange of gunfire resumes across Pakistan-India border

Photo shows Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers walking through heavy fog at the India-Pakistan border, about 25 kms from Jammu on October 10, 2014.—AFP photo ISLAMABAD: India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire across the disputed Kashmir border and working boundary on Saturday, military officials from both countries said, ending a pause in fighting that has already killed 17 civilians in ... Read More »

National Security Committee to meet over India-Pakistan border firing

File photo shows Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a meeting with Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.—File Photo ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to convene a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) in the wake of ongoing firing at the Line of Control (LoC) ... Read More »

Toxic liquor claims 18 lives in Karachi

— File photo KARACHI: At least eighteen people have died in the port city of Karachi since Tuesday night due to the consumption of toxic moonshine, DawnNews reported. “Since last (Tuesday) night, 18 people have died after consuming toxic liquor,” doctor Seemi Jamali of Karachi's Jinnah Hospital told AFP. The doctors were trying to save the lives of 15 others ... Read More »

Militants may be working on plan to strike US: FBI

FILE – In this Sept. 23, 2014 file photo, FBI Director James Comey speaks at the FBI Albany Field Office in Albany, NY. — Photo by AP WASHINGTON: An Al Qaeda cell in Syria, that was targeted in American military airstrikes last month, could still be working on a plan to attack the United States or its allies and is ... Read More »

Tears, prayers as 1.4 million Muslims mark peak of Haj

— File photo MOUNT ARAFAT: Tears flowed and prayers filled the air as the annual Muslim Haj by about 1.4 million believers from around the world reached its zenith on a vast plain in western Saudi Arabia Friday. “I am now a newborn baby and I don't have any sin,” Nigerian pilgrim Taofik Odunewu told AFP, standing at the foot ... Read More »

Evidence needed for decision in PM case, says SC judge

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.— AFP file photo ISLAMABAD: A petitioner seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was puzzled when the Supreme Court asked him on Thursday if he would be willing to produce Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif as his witness to help the court reach a right conclusion. “The crucial point in the controversy at ... Read More »

Muslim pilgrims in mass movement as hajj begins

Muslim pilgrims gather at the Grand Mosque, a day before Muslim's annual pilgrimage, known as the Hajj, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014. — Photo by AP MECCA: Hundreds of thousands of Muslims began a mass movement Thursday out of the holy city of Mecca towards nearby Mina in western Saudi Arabia, at ... Read More »