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UN to appoint Asma Jahangir on human rights abuses in Sri Lanka

Advertisements United Nations is to seek advice from the former president of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Asma Jahangir and two others on alleged human rights breach stanched during civil war in Sri Lanka. Advertisements Former president of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maarti Ahtisaari and former …

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Aysha Farooq becomes first Pakistani fighter participated in terrorist operation

The only female fighter pilot in Pakistan Air Force, Aysha Farooq, is a part of the army which is currently fighting against the militants in North-Waziristan. By bombing over the militants’ hideouts, she has become not only Pakistan but also world’s first female who targeted the militants. Advertisements 26 years …

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Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated a 4,320 MW hydel power project

Mansehra: The PM Nawaz Sharif has launched the construction at Dasu hydro-electric power project at Kohistan on Wednesday. “We are sincerely working for prosperity of the nation but some people are on streets not only against development but also against such mega projects which would change the fate of our …

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Two pilots dead as helicopter crashed in Multan

Multan: An army helicopter crashed last night at Multan air base which cost the lives of two pilots. According to the ISPR, the helicopter was on its night flight during the training mission and there might be a technical fault in the chopper which caused the crash. “Two army aviation …

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SHC rejects Musharraf’s review petition

The Sindh High Court rejected a petition filed by former President Pervez Musharraf seeking immediate implementation of SHC’s decision to remove his name from the Exit Control List. On June 12, the SHC in its verdict instructed the federal government to remove Pervez Musharraf’s name from ECL, additionally suspended the …

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Privatization is determined for six power companies

Islamabad: Six power companies are to be privatized on priority basis as decided the government. It has been decided by the Cabinet committee that two power production companies and four powers supply companies will be privatized. The list of power supply companies is as under: Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) …

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Power tariff cut 82 paisas by Nepra

Islamabad: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) decided to cut consumer tariff by 82 paisas per unit for all distribution companies for a month. However, both lifeline consumers who use less than 50 units per month and K-Electric consumers, whose tariff is determined separately, won’t be affected by the …

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Passenger plane attacked while landing

PESHAWAR: A woman passenger was killed and a flight steward wounded as a result of firing which targeted the PIA plane as it approached for landing at Peshawar’s Bacha Khan Airport on late Tuesday night. It is confirmed by a spokesman for the PIA that two people, a female passenger …

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ARY employees pleaded for Judicial action against the abeyance of the channel’s licence

With the former petition , still being unfinished in Sindh High Court, a similar petition was lodged ,in the Islamabad High Court ,on Monday, against the temporary termination of ARY NEWs’ licence. The president of the Ary’s employees union, Jahangir Aslam Baloch, has registered a formal written statement in the …

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‘Qadri impact’: Dollar crosses Rs 100

KARACHI: Dollar crossed Rs 100 barrier in a nervous currency market on Monday amid live TV coverage of the arrival of Dr Tahir ul Qadri and subsequently event in the day. Currency dealers in the open market said that the arrival of Dr Qadri and ensuing political tension depressed the …

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Pakistan rejects Afghan allegations regarding Kunar attacks

ISLAMABAD: The baseless allegations by senior Afghan official regarding Pakistani troops in civilian clothes conducting attacks in areas of Afghanistan’s Kunar province. The Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam warned the Afghan government to abstain from taking any action that may be destructive to peace and stability on the border. She …

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Rafique ordered the plane diversion

RAWALPINDI: The government planned to take two options into consideration on the arrival of Qadri at Benazir International Airport (BIA) on Monday- either use of a Fokker ATR27 aero plane to airlift him to Lahore or a helicopter of the Punjab government. On the contrary, however, none of the two …

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Emirates to ask for damages over Qadri episode

Lahore: The Emirates airline plans to file a suit over the harms caused to its reputation by the enforced diversion of its plane carrying Dr Tahir ul Qadri on Monday. According to the officials, the aircraft EK-612 was scheduled to land Islamabad at 8am and return to Dubai at 9:30 …

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Qadri, 1,300 activists registered on terror indictment

RAWALPINDI: A case against Tahir ul Qadri and his 1,300 supporters is registered in Airport police stations. The police have  arrested 70 activists among 1,300 who were charged of having involved in damaging public property, attacking police, snatching their wireless sets and creating anarchy. Moreover, Section 7 of the Anti-terrorism …

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