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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016


PM says terrorists will be eliminated from every nook, cranny  

ISLAMABAD, 23 FEB (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday categorically stated to eliminate terrorists from every nook and corner of the country. The Prime Minister stated while talking to the Director of London School of Economics and Political Science Professor Craig Calhoun in Islamabad. He said the country is on the right path to ensure a bright future. Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan’s economy is now stable which is further growing because of the consolidated efforts of the economic team. He said Pakistan is proactively reaching out to itsRead More

PM Nawaz vows to end power outages by 2018

 ISLAMABAD, 23 FEB (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reaffirmed the commitment to end power outages by 2018.  Addressing a ceremony in connection with launching of one megawatt of solar power plant at the parliament house in Islamabad Tuesday, the Prime Minister said he is personally monitoring progress on various power projects launched in different sectors.  He pointed out that some projects will be completed this year while most of them will come in the system by the end of next year.  Nawaz Sharif also appreciated the initiative ofRead More

HEC announces 5th ranking of Pakistani universities

 ISLAMABAD, 23 FEB (DNA) – The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced the 5th ranking of Pakistani Higher Education Institutions for 2013-2014 with an aim to boost academic and research culture among universities, and encourage them to compete at international level.  The ranking was carried out under various categories including Engineering and Technology, Business Education, Agriculture and Veterinary, Medical, and Arts an Design. The major criteria for evaluation of universities were Quality Assurance, Teaching Quality, Research, Finance and Facilities, and Social Integration/ Community Development.  Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad topped the overallRead More

Four militants killed in Karachi encounter: police

Forces kill LeJ militants linked to Quetta police attack

KARACHI, 23 FEB (DNA) – Four militants were killed in an alleged shootout with police in Karachi on Monday, authorities said. The shootout took place in Pipri area on the outskirts of Karachi.  Acting on a tip-off, police conducted a raid in Pipri, where members of a banned terror outfit were hiding, SSP Rao Anwar told media persons. The suspects opened fire on the police party, resulting in an exchange of fire.  “Four terrorists have been killed in the shootout. Two policemen have also sustained injuries,” Anwar said. The raid,Read More

N. Waziristan airstrike leaves 15 militants dead

Eleven militants killed in Khyber Agency airstrikes: ISPR

DATTAKHEL, 23 FEB (DNA) – At least 15 militants were killed in an air-strike in North Waziristan, the army spokesperson said on Tuesday. According to Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR, the bombing against terrorists was carried out near Pak-Afghan border. Fighter jets pounded the areas of Alwara, Khartangi and Meezar in the tribal area. Eight militant hideouts were destroyed in the air-strike Ammunition stockpiles and explosives were also destroyed in the process. DNA

Two death row prisoners hanged

SAHIWAL, 23 FEB (DNA) – Two death row convicts were sent to the gallows in the Central Jail Sahiwal on early Tuesday morning while execution of another death row prisoner was postponed. The dead bodies of the prisoners were handed over to their heirs. According to details, death row prisoner Faiz was executed for killing a man named Barkat in 1992. Death row prisoner Ramzan was hanged for murdering three women in 2004. Meanwhile, the execution of death row prisoner Ghulam Murtaza was postponed after the two rival parties reachedRead More