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IED blast kills three suspected militants in Bara

PESHAWAR: At least three suspected militants were killed on Friday in a remote-controlled blast in the Sipah area of Bara tehsil in Khyber tribal region. The militants were from the outlawed Lashkar-i-Islam…

Army aware of future challenges: Gen Raheel

MANSEHRA: Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif has said that army is well aware of its needs and that’s why it has introduced Physical Ability and Combat Efficiency System (Paces) to…

IDPs allege intimidation by police, customs officials

PESHAWAR: The internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency on Thursday alleged that police and customs officials had been impounding their vehicles on refusal to pay bribes at different checkpoints. “Police…

Court seeks details about PTI’s detained workers

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court directed on Thursday the capital city police officer to submit details of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf workers detained without lawful authority. Earlier, a written reply on behalf of…

Absence of drugs pricing policy irks SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has summoned Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt on Friday to explain why a drugs pricing policy has not been formulated yet and why the Drugs Regulatory Authority of…

Six polio cases confirmed

ISLAMABAD: The Polio Virology Laboratory at the National Institute of Health confirmed another six polio cases on Thursday, raising the number of cases reported this year to 164. A 13-month-old girl, of…

Indus in low flood at Guddu

KHAIRPUR: The Indus water did not hit any of the embankments in katcha areas of four talukas of Khairpur district — Khairpur, Kingri, Gambat and Sobhodero — till late on Thursday night.…

Saudi beheads Pakistani for heroin smuggling attempt

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Thursday beheaded a Pakistani who attempted to smuggle heroin into the kingdom, the interior ministry said, adding to the more than 50 people executed this year. “Sanaullah Mohammed…

Dasti, 70 supporters surrender in terrorism case

MUZAFFARGARH: MNA Jamshed Dasti along with his 70 supporters on Thursday surrendered to police after they were booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) for attacking police team and interfering in official work,…

Water levels continue to rise at Guddu barrage

ISLAMABAD:After devastating damage to settlements in Punjab, the raging waters have now made their way into Sindh, infuriating river Indus. According to media reports, dozens of villages of Ghotki and Pano Akil…