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HEC gets permanent chairperson at last

ISLAMABAD: After the delay of about seven months, the government on Tuesday appointed a full-time chairperson of the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved the appointment of Professor Dr…

PPP to be with govt against any ‘adventure’

ISLAMABAD: Expressing concern over the ongoing civil-military tiff, a key senator from the main opposition PPP extended on Tuesday his party’s support to the PML-N government against any “undemocratic adventurism”. “In the…

Greek neo-Nazis get life for murdering Pakistani

ATHENS: Two suspected members of Greece’s neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn received life sentences on Tuesday over the fatal stabbing of a Pakistani immigrant last year, a judicial source said. However, the Athens…

Long-awaited 3G, 4G auction draws disappointing bids

ISLAMABAD: A dismal response in this week’s auction for next-generation cellphone spectrum licences means cash-strapped Pakistan will struggle to fund its budget this year, finance and IT ministry officials and telecom industry…

PTA dispels reports of dismal response to 3G, 4G auction

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s top telecommunication authority has rubbished reports of a dismal response to the long-awaited auction of next-generation cellphone spectrum licences for which bids were submitted on Monday. According to the Pakistan…

Two more gunned down in Quetta targeted killing

QUETTA: In yet another incident of targeted killing, armed militants killed two people in Quetta’s troubled Sariab road area on Tuesday, police said. Armed motorcyclists opened fire at a barber shop, killing…

SC orders fresh review of Parveen Rehman murder case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered authorities to conduct a fresh probe into philanthropist Parveen Rehman’s murder after a judicial inquiry revealed police officers had manipulated the investigation, DawnNews reported.…

Afghan deputy minister kidnapped: officials

KABUL: An senior Afghan government official was kidnapped along with his driver on his way to work in Kabul on Tuesday, an interior ministry official said. Ahmad Shah Waheed, deputy minister for…

Sonia Gandhi in TV appeal to stop 'divisive' BJP

NEW DELHI: Sonia Gandhi, president of India’s ruling Congress party, has issued a rare direct appeal to the nation not to return an opposition she said was motivated by “hatred and falsehood”…

Indian opposition alliance to win majority: poll

NEW DELHI: India’s Hindu nationalist opposition party and its allies are on course to win an overall parliamentary majority in the world’s biggest election currently underway, according to a new poll. The…

Special court resumes hearing of treason case

ISLAMABAD: The special court constituted to try former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for high treason on Tuesday resumed the hearing of the case after his formal indictment at the previous hearing, DawnNews…