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Disappearance: pleas disposed of

PESHAWAR, Feb 13: The Peshawar High Court on Tuesday disposed of two habeas corpus petitions about ‘disappearance’ of four people after the government claimed that they had not been detained by any intelligence agency. A bench comprising Justice Ijaz Afzal and Justice Jehanzeb Raheem observed that the petitioners could file fresh petitions if they could […]


Main heading-Shujaat’s bill seeks end to Vani, Quran marriages

Sub heading-Speaker sends bill to Select Committee ISLAMABAD – Although marred by the lack of quorum during the initial half an hour, the National Assembly added another bill to an already huge pile of legislative business to be disposed by it during last parliamentary year. Ch Shujat Hussain introduced the Prevention of Anti­Women Practices Bill, […]


Officers briefed on development projects

KARACHI, Feb 11: City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that the development work on bridges, underpasses and roads worth Rs30 billion is underway while the improvement of infrastructure and water and sewerage projects with the estimated cost of Rs15 billion is also in full swing in different parts of the city. The nazim was […]


Villager accuses CM adviser of illegally occupying land

NAWABSHAH: A villager, along with his family and children, staged a demonstration in front of the press club here on Sunday to protest the occupation of his land by influential people. The villager, Nizamuddin Jokhio, threatened self-immolation if justice was not provided to him. Jokhio informed newsmen that he owns 41 acres in Deh Saat […]


Jatoi announces uplift schemes for Dadu

DADU: Federal Minister for Water and Power Liaquat Ali Khan Jatoi has said improvement in the socio-economic conditions of the masses and the uplift of remote areas with the provision of all basic facilities are the mottos of the government and it is striving hard to achieve the task in the minimum possible time. The […]


All mosques to remain at their places: Durrani

* Special TV channel for live parliament proceedings soon ISLAMABAD: All madrassas (seminaries) and mosques in the federal capital will remain at their places, said Federal Information Minister Muhammad Ali Durrani while talking to reporters on Saturday. However, the relocation of any mosque or seminary would be made in accordance with Islamic practices after consultations, […]


Balochistan to have women police: PPO

QUETTA, Feb 9: The Provincial Police Officer of Balochistan, Tariq Masood Khosa, has said that Balochistan would soon have a women’s wing in the police force and the chief minister has approved the project for inducting women in police. Speaking at a press conference here on Friday, he said that in the first phase 50 […]


Pakistan’s web portal is up again, but with jolts

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government’s web portal – www.pakistan.gov.pk – along with a dozen other official websites of various departments and ministries is finally accessible after an outage since Thursday. The other affected websites included Ministry of IT & Telecommunication, Ministry of Commerce, E-Government Directorate (EGD) and others. ‘The News’ learnt through a number of cyber savvy […]


Hyderabad council demands special fund for destitute women

HYDERABAD: The District Council Hyderabad on Thursday formed a committee to devise a strategy to support destitute women of the district. The House took up four identical resolutions moved by Naseema Khan, Perveen Lodhi, Shamim Qadri and Raeesa Begum on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Members, taking part in the debate, said the Women […]


Chief Secretary for developing goths

KARACHI (PPI) – Chief Secretary Sindh Fazalur Rehman has directed relevant officials to devise an effective strategy to provide basic facilities including health and education to villages situated in the limits of the then district West Karachi. He issued these directives while presiding over a high level meeting at his office. The Chief Secretary discussed […]


Sindh govt project succumbs to bureaucratic conspiracy

The project was shared with five prominent nongovernmental organisations (NGOs). The News investigation revealed that the Sindh government has been facing strong criticism over poor perform1ance of its departments, especially in the rural areas and masses were the biggest victim. A World Bank’s report on the deteriorating performance of Sindh government institutions worried the rulers […]


PHC rejects petition against Women Protection Act

The bench, comprising Justice Talat Qayyum Qureshi and Justice Aijaz Afzal Khan, observed that the petitioner had already moved the Supreme Court of Pakistan against the WPA “that’s why the petition is inadmissible before the PHC”. Petitioner Shahid Orakzai had moved the PHC on December 21 last against WPA, praying the court to declare it […]


26 villages to get amenities

UMERKOT – Basic amenities for development work would be provided to 26 out of 100 villages within a month under a programme sponsored by the Asian Development Bank, it was said in a meeting held under the chairmanship of District Nazim Faqir Maghan Mangrio. DCO Mushtaq Ahmed Shaikh, ED0s works and services department, Agriculture Department […]


FSC seeks govt’s views on Khula

Petitioners Imran Ali and Rashid Bin Zaid claimed the that Section 10 (4) of the Family Laws Ordinance, which was introduced in 2002, empowered the family courts to issue a decree of dissolution at the instance of a wife by way of ‘Khula’ under the Dissolution of Marriage Act without recording evidence if the parties […]