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Monday, September 14th, 2015


No Pakistani players in league without apology: Hockey India

NEW DELHI: As Hockey India League (HIL) prepares for the 2016 season, the president of the country’s national federation, Narendra Batra, said the tournament would be off-limits for Pakistani players until the Greenshirts apologise for their misconduct in the 2014 Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar.“I would love to have Pakistan players but not with the kind of behavior they displayed in the Champions Trophy. And they have shown no regret of that incident in writing or otherwise. I don’t want to politicise the issue but that kind of behavior was unacceptable.Read More

PM inaugurates up-gradation of Karakoram Highway at Attabad

ISLAMABAD, Sept 14 (DNA): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday inaugurated the Pakistan-China Friendship Tunnels, which have been constructed by China over the Attabad Lake in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Hunza valley.It has been rebuilt to restore the part of the road that had submerged causing creation of a lake known as Attabad Lake due to landsliding in January 2010.The seven-kilometer long five tunnels are part of 24-kilometer long portion of the reconstructed Karakorum Highway.  Two big bridges and 78 small bridges have also been constructed on the rebuilt road.

Imran demands anti-corruption operation in Punjab

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday demanded “third-party independent inquiries on mega corruption scams in Punjab” and invited all federal agencies (Rangers and NAB) to begin crackdowns against corruption in Punjab and “even in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa” where his own party rules.“Agencies should come to Punjab, and even KP to clean what we have been unable to.”“But it is more important than even to cleanse Punjab because the biggest scams will be found there,” said Imran. Imran Khan went on to say that these mega corruption scandals hadRead More

10 military court cases sent back for verifying suspects’ age

ISLAMABAD: Instead of sending cases of juvenile terrorism suspects, detained at internment centres, to military courts, the federal government has asked for proof of their age before making the final decision.The government’s interest in determining the age of the suspects is a result of a recent Peshawar High Court (PHC) decision, in which the death sentence awarded to juvenile Haider Ali by a military court was suspended.The order against Ali’s conviction was issued by a bench consisting of Justice Mussarat Hilali and Justice Younas Taheem, on the petition of theRead More

Afghan Taliban storm jail, release over 350 inmates: official

GHAZNI: More than 350 inmates have escaped after an attack by Afghan Taliban insurgents on the main prison in eastern Ghazni province early on Monday, an Afghan official said.Deputy provincial governor of Ghazni Mohammad Ali Ahmadi said 352 inmates escaped after the attack but the Afghan interior ministry said up to 400 managed to flee.Ahmadi said that insurgents wearing military uniforms launched a well-organised attack to free the inmates.”Around 2:30am six Taliban insurgents wearing military uniforms attacked Ghazni prison. First they detonated a car bomb in front of the gate,Read More