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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015


3 Afghan nationals arrested in car theft case

ISLAMABAD: Anit-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) of Islamabad police has busted gang of three Afghan nationals after police encounter in area of Sabzi Mandi police station involved in stealing cars, a police spokesman said. He said that senior police officials assigned the task to SP (Investigation) to arrest those involved in car theft incidents. Two special teams headed by DSP Ghulam Muhammad Baqir were constituted which  included ASIs Nadir Ali, Mian Nur Ullah, Habib Ullah, Constables Abdul Rauf, Nishat, Nisar Khan,  Allah Dad and others.  One of the team was conducting checkingRead More

Improving living standard in GB top priority of Govt: PM

ISLAMABAD, 02 JULY (DNA) –   Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that the mandate given by the people of Gilgit Baltistan (GB) to PML-N requires that steps be taken on priority basis to improve the standard of living of the people with special reference to important social sectors like health, education and infrastructure development. He said this while talking to the newly elected Chief Minister GB, Mr. Hafeez ur Rahman who called on him at the PM House here Thursday. The Prime Minister said GB government should makeRead More

Key Taliban commander apprehended in Faryab

KABUL, 02 JULY (DNA) –   A key commander of the Taliban group has been arrested by police in northern Faryab province. Sayed Masoud Yaqoubi, spokesman for the provincial police headquarters said that Mullah Mohammad Nabi was arrested in the jurisdiction of Gurziwan District. He said Mullah Nabi had the responsibility of supplying Taliban in four provinces. Yaqoubi said that Mullah Nabi is originally from Ghor province who had the responsibility of supplying Taliban in Ghor, Badghis, Sar-i-Pul and Faryab provinces. According to Yaquobi, Mullah Nabi was further more theRead More

Kabul: 09 soldiers, 29 militants killed in operations

KABUL, 02 JULY (DNA) –   At least nine soldiers have been killed and 29 militants killed in newest military operations across the country, Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday. A statement issued by the ministry states that the nine Afghan National Army soldiers lost lives to militant fire and landmine explosions in past 24 hours. The statement, however, does not contain information about the exact location of the incidents. The statement further states that 29 militants have been killed and 16 others wounded in military operations conducted in 12Read More

49 Senators stay mum during budget debate

ISLAMABAD, 02 JULY (DNA) –   Forty-nine Senators did not take part in the debate on Federal Budget 2015-16 during 116th (budget) session of the Upper House that ended on June 17. Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Session Report released on Thursday says the session, comprising nine sittings, started on June 5 and lasted 31 hours and 29 minutes. Apart from the first sitting, which witnessed a delay of 32 minutes, all sittings started on scheduled time. Members’ attendance remained low throughout the session, with an averageRead More

Train accident kills twelve in Hafizabad

GUJRANWALA, 02 JULY (DNA) –   A train that was being used by army fell into a stream, killing at least twelve including three officers near Gujranwala, hospital sources and officials said. The army spokesman Maj Gen Asim Bajwa said four bogies of special train carrying military troops to Kharian fell over bridge near Jamke Chattha in Canal. “Rescue underway,” he said on official Twitter. Nearly 85 other people were injured. Railways Minister Saad Rafiq said he does not rule out terrorism in the incident.  He said a high level teamRead More