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Saturday, December 19th, 2015


Eight killed in coach-tanker collision

QUETTA: At least eight passengers were killed and 11 injured in a road accident in Balochistan’s Khuzdar district on Saturday. Levies officials told media that a Karachi bound passenger coach collided with a tanker in the Ornach area. The injured include women and children were rushed to hospitals Khuzdar and Lasbella for medical treatment, while an emergency was declared at these hospitals. According to the Levis officials, the driver of the passenger coach lost control due to over speeding, and the coach collided with a tanker coming from the oppositeRead More

Qaim Ali Shah rules out possibility of governor rule in Sindh

CM orders creation of separate unit for security of judiciary

HYDERABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah ruled out the possibility of the imposition of governor rule in Sindh and cautioned against its imposition, while talking to journalists in Jamshoro on Saturday. “A democratic dispensation is working in the country,” Shah said. “There is no reason for governor rule to be imposed”. “If it is imposed, it will have serious implications,” he warned. Briefly talking to journalists at the conclusion of Sindh University’s convocation, the chief minister took a few questions on the provincial and federal government’s controversy overRead More

Nearly 40pc IDPs have returned to NWA, army chief told

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Nearly 40 per cent of the internally displaced persons have so far returned to their homes, Army Chief Genral Raheel Sharif was apprised during his visit to the North Waziristan Agency on Saturday. The army chief was briefed about the progress of ongoing Operation Zarb-i-Azb and the return of IDPs, read a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations. Details related to the ongoing rehabilitation work, and its effects on the socio-economic landscape of the area were also shared with the military chief. Gen Raheel expressed satisfaction over theRead More

ATC reserves verdict on Amir Khans plea to travel abroad

KARACHI, 19 DEC (DNA) – The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Karachi on Saturday reserved its verdict regarding MQM leader Amir Khan’s request to travel abroad. Khan’s counsel pleaded before the court that his client is the sponsor of his relatives living in the United Arab Emirates and therefore is required to travel to the UAE every six months. The counsel added that if Amir Khan is not allowed to travel it will destroy the future of his children. The counsel for the Rangers argued before the court that Amir KhanRead More

CTD sends Safoora terrorists’ laptop for forensic investigation

KARACHI, 19 DEC (DNA) – The Sindh Police’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Saturday sent the laptop seized from the two terrorists involved in the Safoora Goth massacre, which left 47 dead, for forensic investigation. On Friday the CTD arrested the Chief Executive Officer of a private college and one other in Karachi on suspicion of abetting and facilitating the deadly Safoora attack which targeted the Ismaili community earlier in May this year. Addressing a press conference on Friday, Raja Umar Khattab the incharfe of the CTD told journalists that theRead More

Three including two students killed in a road mishap

ISLAMABAD – At least three people including two students were killed and 15 other sustained injuries when two vans collided with each other in Tehsil Phalia of Mandi Bahauddin on Saturday morning. The college van was carrying students when a speeding oncoming bus rammed into it near Mano Chowk, resulting instant death of college bus driver alongside two students. Rescue officials said the incident occurred due to low visibility in the wake of fog. The injured were immediately moved to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital,Phalia. Nine injured persons were shifted to hospitalsRead More