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LAHORE/KARACHI/ISLAMABAD - Power shortfall has surged to 4600 megawatt across the country. According to our sources, the demand for electricity is 18,920 MW as compared to the output which is fixed at 14,320 MW. Unannounced load shedding is hitting the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Across Punjab, the power cuts during Sehar and Iftar timings are a common practice. In the urban areas of southern Punjab, the power cuts remain 10 to 12 ...

QUETTA - The number of official holidays for Eid-ul-Fitr by the Balochistan government has risen to five while the other provinces will observe four-day holidays. As notified by the provincial government, all government institutions will remain closed from Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1. Balochistan Chief Secretary has instructed all divisional commissioners, regional police officers, deputy commissioners, district police officers and ...

PESHAWAR- Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) leader Sirajul Haq said the policies of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s time, are still working in the country. The JI chief said the state of instability in the tribal belt was a repercussion of Musharraf’s erroneous policy, which was still prevalent in the country. Siraj distributed Eid packages in Peshawar among the displaced civilian population of the North Waziristan military operation. ...

KARACHI- Acting President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & ...

Peshawar-Chairman of Qaumi Watan Party, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao ...

FAISALABAD-District Coordination Officer (DCO) Faisalabad, Noor ul ...

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) core committee has ...

WASHINGTON -  A senior Pakistan official has said that US forces ...

ISLAMABAD-Special Assistant to Prime Minister Irfan Siddiqui has ...

MATLI- Several gunmen opened fire today at a police checkpost in Matli tehsil of the Badin District, killing a policeman in the process. These were unidentified terrorists and the policeman Ibrahim ...

LAHORE- The Punjab Advocate General Hanif Khatana submitted Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s affidavit regarding the Model Town tragedy in the judicial tribunal investigating the clashes. On ...

ISLAMABAD- The government’s decision to call the army to aid with civil administration in Islamabad has been challenged in the Islamabad High Court (IHC). The petitioner Shahid Orakzai has ...

Islamabad- The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) inducted second aircraft A320 in its fleet.  The ceremony was headed by the PIA chairman at Benazir Bhutto International Airport. The ...

Lahore- Six people were killed when two groups of Anjuman Tajiran, a traders’ association, clashed in Raiwind main bazaar today. The two groups, identified as Mian Mubashir group and Nawaz ...

Bannu- A militant commander was arrested in Bannu after a gunfight between security forces and the militants today. Security forces on an intelligence cue conducted rain in Jannikhel area of Bannu ...

Islamabad- Pakistan Railways will procure 75 new locomotives to improve its efficiency and facilitate passengers for their timely journey. Various international companies including General Electric ...

Islamabad- Government has decided to enter into direct talks with Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI).   The government negotiating team will be set up  under interior minister Chaudhry Nisar ...

Lahore- An anti-terrorism court has extended the interim bail of Superintendent of Police (SP) Security Sulaiman Khan today, who had allegedly ordered policemen to open fire on protesters in Lahore's ...

Lahore- At least four people died today after consuming poisonous liquor in Rahim Yar Khan, whereas two others were shifted to Victoria Hospital in Bahawalpur in critical condition. The six who had ...

Lahore- The funeral prayer of renowned journalist, publisher and editor-in-chief of Nawa-i-Waqt group late Majeed Nizami was offered in Lahore today. The funeral prayer was attended by a large ...

Karachi- Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has called on the authorities to take measures to put an end to targeted killing in Karachi. Hussain also criticized the prime minister ...

Aspen- The US government has urged Pakistan to prevent the displaced Haqqani militants from returning to their traditional sanctuary after a Pakistani military offensive near the Afghanistan border. ...

New York- Pakistan has again called on the UN to take urgent steps to end Palestinian killings in Gaza. Addressing separate meetings of Non-Aligned Movement Coordinating Bureau and Ambassadorial ...

Mir Ali- Security forces killed five militants and destroyed their five hideouts during ground offensive in various areas of Mir Ali, North Waziristan. Official sources said security forces targeted ...

LAHORE - Veteran journalist, Editor-in-Chief The Nation and Editor Nawa-i-Waqt Majid Nizami passed away early Saturday morning in Lahore. He was 86. His funeral prayers will be held at 9am, at  ...

ISLAMABAD - Just weeks ahead of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)’s announced march in Islamabad, the federal government has decided to deploy army in the federal capital in aid to police and ...

LAHORE - On-the-run members of outlawed TTP and al-Qaeda have almost stopped communicating with each other through electronic means to avert interceptions by the intelligence agencies and they are ...

WASHINGTON - Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani spoke to the family of Babar Suleman and his son Haris Suleman to convey, on behalf of the Prime Minister, the Government of ...

GUJRAT - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif while enquiring after the health of a 10-year-old boy whose arms were chopped off by a landlord, ordered the Punjab Inspector General of Police to ...

GAZA/JERUSALEM - US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional leaders to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, and further violence flared between Israelis and ...

ISLAMABAD - The Indian deputy high commissioner Friday visited the Foreign Office at his own request to meet Director General SA & SAARC.During the meeting, the Indian envoy enquired about the ...

HEART - Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said Friday, in the latest attack to highlight the growing ...

WASHINGTON- A senior Pakistani official voiced the hope that next month’s meeting between Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan would set the stage for a constructive dialogue between the ...

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