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  • 13 killed as jets target terrorists’ hideouts in NWA

    Dated: 2014-07-24

    SHAWAL: At least 13 terrorists were killed as Pakistan Air Force fighter jets on Wednesday again pounded 4 suspected hideouts of militants in Tehsil Shawal of North Waziristan Agency (NWA).

    Sources said in continuation of security forces operation Zarb-e-Azb, terrorists’ sanctuaries located near the Pak-Afghan border in Tehsil Shawal were targeted by jet fighters and 4 of them were completely destroyed, killing 13 suspected militants.

    The deceased terrorists could not be identified immediately, as operation in the area is still underway.

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  • Angry mob ransack LESCO office in Lahore

    Dated: 2014-07-24

    Lahore: The protest against the unscheduled load shedding took a violent turn on Wednesday when the angry mob attacked the LESCO office in Lahore.

    A group of hundreds people of Bata-pur area of Lahore marched towards the LESCO office and started ransacking.

    During ransacking, office record and other valuables were damaged and some were completely destroyed.

    The LESCO office employees offered resistance initially but later fled the spot after seeing the protestors highly aggressive.

    Heavy contingent of the police followed by the Rescue 1122 and Edhi officials rushed to the spot when the LESCO officials informed them about the incident.

    Police took positions in and around the LESCO office to stop the mob from further violence.

    Police also took into custody some protestors when they tried to ransack the office of the LESCO.

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  • Violence in Karachi claims 6 lives

    Dated: 2014-07-24

    Karachi: At least 6 people including police personal were killed while 3 other policemen have been injured during different incidents of violence and torture.

    According to details, unknown armed motorcyclists in area of Korang Town opened fired on police mobile in Awami Colony as the result 1 personal died at spot while 2 other sustained bullet wounds.

    Moreover in other incidents of violence 2 persons were killed in Rizvia Society area of Nazim Abad and earlier this in Orangi Town no.4 and Mango Peer 2 other persons have been gunned down, while another man has also killed by unknown armed person in Bahar Colony.

    On other hand Rangers and Police held joint operation in Phool pati area of Liyari in which accused of gang war involved in murder of 24 people has been killed.

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  • Eid moon likely to be sighted on 28

    Dated: 2014-07-24

    KARACHI: Chief Meteorologist Tausif Alam has said Shawal moon was likely to be sighted on July 28. He said that though sky would be overcast on Monday in Karachi, there were clear chances of moon sighting.

    According to the chief meteorologist, the moon would be 40 hour and 2 minute old on Monday at the time of sunset. There are always more chances of moon sighting when it is over 32 hour old, he added.

    Alam said that the crescent could be witnessed during the 44 minutes after sunset, ,adding that there were chances of moon sighting in Jeewani, Pasni, Ormara, Mithi, and Nangar Parkar.

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  • JI chief Siraj steps down as senior minister KP

    Dated: 2014-07-24

    PESHAWAR: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Siraj-ul-Haq on Wednesday resigned as senior minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

    Media reports say Sirajul Haq said he stepped down from the position of provincial minister to devote more time to his party. JI has decided to replace Sirajul Haq with Inayatullah.

    Sirajul Haq tendered his resignation during his meeting with the KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak.

    He said the decision of his resignation as KP Minister was taken at JI’s Central Executive Committee’s meeting held on July 12.

    The JI Amir said he slashed the province’s budget deficit by Rs4 billion during the time he served as minister.

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  • IMF likely to approve tranche of $550m for Pakistan

    Dated: 2014-07-24

    ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) would likely to approve the next tranche of 550 million dollars to Pakistan under the 6.6 billion loan program.

    According to Ministry of Finance sources, the approval for the issuance of next tranche of loan will be granted by the IMF board of directors during meeting with Pakistan’s financial team on August 6.

    The meeting of Pakistan and IMF officials would be held in Dubai.

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  • Imran wants to sabotage democracy, LHC told

    Dated: 2014-07-24

    LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has adjourned the hearing till the first week of August of the petition seeking orders for prevention of Imran Khan long march on August, 14.

    The court has also directed the petitioner to give more arguments on the maintainability of the petition.

    Justice Khalid Mehmood took up the petition for hearing Wednesday.

    The petitioner Muhammad Kamran took the plea that Imran Khan wanted to create chaos and anarchy in the country by staging long march on August, 14. Despite being member of national assembly Imran wanted to sabotage democracy with his own hands. This is breach of rights of the citizens under public representation act and the constitution.

    He prayed the court to order for prevention of long march in the supreme national interest.

    The court while adjourning the hearing of case till first week of August summoned the pe

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  • No martial law until three elections after NRO: Shehla Raza

    Dated: 2014-07-24

    KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Shehla Raza claimed on Wednesday that martial law could not be imposed in the country until three general elections were held in the country.

    Speaking to a private TV channel, the PPP stalwart said that the agreement was reached under a clause in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), adding that the United States, Britain, UAE as well as then ISI chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had guaranteed this.

    Raza said former president Asif Ali Zardari had also travelled to the US to remind world powers of their past promises.

    The PPP has disassociated itself from Raza’s statement which the party has declared ‘misleading’ and 'contrary to facts'.

    According to a PPP spokesperson, Raza’s stance on the matter did not correspond with the party’s approach.

    The NRO was promulgated by former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf on October

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  • 5 fainted due to hot, humid weather

    Dated: 2014-07-24

    Sargodha: Five people including 2 women fainted due to intense hot and humid weather here on Wednesday.

    It has told that a woman identified as Kulsoom Bibi from village Chak 44 came out for shopping could not bear the heat and fainted, similarly a man identified as Mushtaq standing on Bus stop fainted while another woman identified as Zarina Bibi in Urdu bazaar fainted during shopping moreover Qaiser in hospital and Saleem in Goal Chowk also fainted due to intense heat. More details

  • Police force will be strengthened on modern lines: Qaim

    Dated: 2014-07-24

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that police force will be strengthened on modern lines and menace of terrorism will be rooted out from the society.

    Condemning the incident of firing on police mobile in Korangi area of the Karachi late last night in which one police man lost his life and four others injured, the Chief Minister said that police personnel are sacrificing their precious lives and their sacrifices will not go in vain. More details

  • Police seize vehicle laden with arms, ammunition in Rawalpindi

    Dated: 2014-07-24

    Rawalpindi: A vehicle loaded with a huge cache of arms and ammunition has been seized in Rawalpindi on Wednesday, police said.

    According to Rawalpindi police spokesman, the police raided area near Chakri interchange and recovered a vehicle laden with a huge cache of arms and ammunition.

    The officials said that the recovered arms included 45,000 bullets, Kalashnikovs, repeaters, pistols, telescope, silencers and 4 kg of drug.

    Two suspects identified as Zaman and Israr were also arrested.

    The police have registered the case and kicked off investigation.

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  • LAHORE: Jul23 - Adam Bramm, Project manager MEDA, USAID’s Entrepreneurs Project and Ms.Moyna Aicken, vice chairperson of IHT signing an agreement for running a common facility centre for sustainable benefit of homebound women embellishers of Sindh and Punjab.
  • LAHORE: Jul23 - Mr.Adam Bramm project Manager USAID,s Entrepreneurs Project addressing to the ceremony to homebound women embellishers.
  • KARACHI: People busy in trimming the trees on the median of MA Jinnah Road, in Karachi.
  • KARACHI: A man selling designs of Henna alongside a road, in Karachi.
  • KARACHI: A damaged truck is seen on the road after a collision between two trucks on Mai Kolach Road.
  • KARACHI: Motorists are seen stuck in a massive traffic jam on Maulvi Tameezuddin Road.
  • KARACHI: Pakistan Army soldiers dispatching relief goods for the IDPs of North Waziristan, on behalf of COD Branch.
  • KARACHI: Pakistan Army soldiers dispatching relief goods for the IDPs of North Waziristan, on behalf of COD Branch.
  • KARACHI: Pakistan Army soldiers dispatching relief goods for the IDPs of North Waziristan, on behalf of COD Branch.
  • KARACHI: Major Rizwan Mehdi talking to the media persons before sending relief goods for the IDPs of North Waziristan, on behalf of COD Branch.
  • KARACHI: Women are busy in shopping for eid in Karachi.
  • KARACHI: Women are busy in shopping for eid in Karachi.
  • LAHORE: A traffic lifter carrying an auto rickshaw parked in No Parking Area.
  • LAHORE: Residents of Daroghawala hold a demonstration against excessive electricity load shedding in their area.
  • LAHORE: Residents of Daroghawala hold a demonstration against excessive electricity load shedding in their area.
  • LAHORE: Residents of Daroghawala hold a demonstration against excessive electricity load shedding in their area.
  • LAHORE: Residents of Daroghawala stopping the motorcyclists as they blocked the road during a demonstration against excessive electricity load shedding in their area.
  • LAHORE: Motorists are stuck in a traffic jam during a demonstration organized by the residents of Daroghawala in Lahore.
  • LAHORE: Residents of Sahiwal hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Lahore Press Club.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Fish Vendors waiting for Customers in Jinnah Chowk, as Fish Demand decreases in the summer season.
  • FAISALABAD: People are busy in shopping for eid in Faisalabad.
  • HYDERABAD: Doctors and paramedical staff of Hepatitis Control Program hold an awareness walk in connection with World Hepatitis Day, in Hyderabad.
  • HYDERABAD: Employees of WASA hold a sit in protest against non payment of their salaries, at pumping station.
  • HYDERABAD: Members of Citizen Action Committee Tando Jam hold a protest against TMO Tando Jam, outside HPC.
  • ISLAMABAD: A view of the sewerage water accumulated on the road near the site of Metro Bus Project.
  • LAHORE: Workers are busy in preparing bangles at a local factory as bangles are in high demand ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.
  • LAHORE: Workers are busy in preparing bangles at a local factory as bangles are in high demand ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.
  • LAHORE: Workers are busy in preparing bangles at a local factory as bangles are in high demand ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.
  • LAHORE: Workers are busy in preparing bangles at a local factory as bangles are in high demand ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.
  • LAHORE: Workers are busy in preparing bangles at a local factory as bangles are in high demand ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.
  • LAHORE: Workers are busy in preparing bangles at a local factory as bangles are in high demand ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.
  • MULTAN: Women are busy in shopping for eid in Multan.
  • MULTAN: Women are busy in shopping for eid in Multan.
  • ATTOCK: Chairman All Pakistan Military Accounts Employees Association Shahid Baig addressing a press conference in Attock.
  • ATTOCK: Policemen collecting evidence from the site after a police constable was shot dead in Attock.
  • FAISALABAD: A large number of people breaking their fast at Railway Station.
  • RAWALPINDI: A large number of people are seen busy in shopping for eid in Rawalpindi.
  • LAHORE: Activists of Awami Rickshaw Union hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Lahore Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Sewerage pipe is seen lying on road during developmental work in the area of Gulberg.
  • KARACHI: People face inconvenience due to parking near pedestrians’ bridge in Liaquatabad.
  • KARACHI: A view of ugly green belt in Liaquatabad which needs to be maintained properly to beautify the area.
  • KARACHI: Blood of victim of firing incident seen on car, which was attacked by unknown gunmen in Kareemabad, at Azizabad Police Station.
  • KARACHI: Policeman searching a motorist at security check point near Aysha Manzil.
  • KARACHI: Policemen search motorists at security check point near Aysha Manzil.
  • KARACHI: Relative giving details to policeman after killing of son in law of Allama Talib Johri and a lawyer by unknown terrorists in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.
  • PESHAWAR: Allama Abid Hussain Shakiri addressing a press conference at Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Member PTI FATA Organizing Committee Tariq Dawar addressing a press conference at Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Ulema and leaders of political and religious parties are seen sitting during a conference for solidarity with Muslims of Palestine, at Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Vendor is seen selling ice at unhygienic place in Saddar area.
  • PESHAWAR: Police officials are seen offering Dua after funeral prayer of policeman who was martyred during firing incident in the jurisdiction of Police Station Shah Qabool.
  • ISLAMABAD: Traffic police placed the cars of violators on green belt near Super Market.
  • KARACHI: Provincial General Secretary of Shia Ulema Council Maulana Syed Nazir Abbas Naqvi addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Imamia Students Organization stage a demonstration against Israeli attacks in Gaza, outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KASUR: DCO Syed Javeed Iqbal Bukhari checking prices of vegetables during his visit to vegetable market.
  • FAISALABAD: Ameer Jamaat-ud-Dawa Hafiz Muhammad Saeed checking relief items before sending them to the IDPs, at Markaz Khyber Nishatabad.
  • KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah presides over a meeting of oversight committee of polio at CM House.
  • KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah presides over a meeting regarding Fund Release Policy of P&D and Finance Department at CM House.
  • KARACHI: Policeman at Aziz Bhatti police station showing bullet hole on windscreen of a car of Syed Mubarik Ali Kazmi, the son in law of Allama Talib Johri, who was killed by the firing of unknown terrorists in the area of 13-D of Gulshan-e-Iqbal.
  • KARACHI: Leader of Pakistan Sunni Tehreek Muhammad Sarwat Ijaz Qadri addressing during Iftar Dinner hosted by PST in honor of journalists and workers at Qadri House.
  • KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui presiding over a meeting regarding wall chalking and encroachments with concerned departments.
  • DERAGHAZIKHAN: People are seen standing near bodies of two brothers, Muhammad Nazir and Muhammad Bakhsh and their uncle Faqeera who were killed by gunmen on the dispute of 60 thousand rupees in the area of Kot Mubarik Police Station.
  • ISLAMABAD: Nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan speaks during a seminar at a local hotel.
  • QUETTA: Allama Maqsood Domki leading a demonstration organized by Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen against Israeli attacks in Gaza.
  • NORTHWAZIRISTAN: Pakistan army personnel are seen in action as clearance of Mir Ali area in North Wazirastan Agency is in progress. Huge cache of arms and ammo, scores of IEDs and foreign currency were also recovered from Mir Ali Bazar.