Security beefed up at Peshawar Jail amid terrorism threats

Posted by on Nov 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PESHAWAR: Security at the Peshawar Central Jail has been beefed up in the wake of potential militant attack at the detention facility. Additional contingent of Elite Force Commandos have been deployed beside the regular policemen at the jail. Militants had managed to get hundreds of militants released by a spectacular attack on Bannu Jail. View full post on  Read More →

Ashura being observed amid tight security

Posted by on Nov 03, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Muslims across the country will observe Youm-e-Ashur, the 10th of Muharramul Harram, on Tuesday with religious zeal to pay homage to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his other companions who laid down their lives to preserve the uprightness of Islam in Karbala. The federal and provincial governments have taken strict security measures to maintain law and order on the occasion. The law enforcement agencies have... 

Iraq on ´high alert´ amid IS attacks mass killings

Posted by on Nov 03, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BAGHDAD: Iraq boosted security Monday amid fears of the Islamic State group launching major attacks on pilgrims flocking to the shrine city of Karbala as further reports emerged of mass killings. The pilgrims are prime targets for the IS jihadists, who have carried out a series of mass executions in recent days, killing scores of members of a tribe in Iraq´s western Anbar province. The jihadists are reported to have... 

Imran pays bills of his Lahore residence amid civil disobedience call

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has paid bills of his Lahore residence amid call for civil disobedience, Geo News reported. Imran Khan paid three bills of his Zaman Park residence with a fine. LESCO officials said the bills worth Rs16,267, Rs15,232 and Rs9,336 respectively have been paid. The copies of submitted bills have also been sent to LESCO. It may be noted here that Imran Khan, in... 

Imran pays utility bill amid civil disobedience call

Posted by on Sep 07, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed has stated that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan had paid electricity bill of his residence amid civil disobedience call, Geo News reported. Imran Khan, in an address to participants of sit-in, had called for civil disobedience and asked his followers not to pay utility bills in order to force the government. Speaking to senior journalist Saleem Safi in... 

Oil prices down in Asia amid volatile trading

Posted by on Sep 05, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell in Asia Friday as dealers digested a mixed US inventory report and a new round of interest rate cuts by the European Central Bank, while keeping watch on the Ukraine conflict. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for October delivery fell 12 cents to $94.33 while Brent crude for October delivery eased 12 cents to $101.71. Sanjeev Gupta, head of the Asia-Pacific oil and gas practice at business... 

USA Today cuts jobs amid print woes

Posted by on Sep 04, 2014 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: USA Today said Thursday it was eliminating 60 to 70 jobs as the large daily responds to declining print circulation and ad revenues. The newspaper´s move is meant “to align its staffing levels to meet current market conditions,” according to a statement by parent firm Gannett cited by the publication. The cuts will also allow the firm “to reinvest in the business to ensure the continued... 

Pak Army to play mediator amid political deadlock

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Allama Tahirul Qadri Thursday said they have accepted the role of Chief of Army Staff as a mediator and guarantor in the current political impasse. Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri told the participants of their separate sit-ins here outside the Parliament House that in the next 24 hours fresh negotiations will begin with the government... 

Three cops amid five killed in Karachi firing violence

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Five persons including three policemen have thus far been killed in different firing and violent incidents on Tuesday morning here, Geo News reported. Malir SP, Rao Anwar said that two policemen were killed in firing by some unknown persons near Dawood Chowrangi, Quaidabad here. The deceased head constable Azhar and constable Mohammad Azam posted in Quaidabad police station were targeted, when they were on way... 

Dollar firms in Asia amid thin trade

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

TOKYO: The dollar firmed against major currencies in Asian trade on Wednesday, with its movements limited as many traders were off for the summer holiday season. The dollar fetched 102.29 yen in midday Tokyo trade, compared with 102.24 yen in New York. The euro bought $1.3365 and 136.72 yen against $1.3368 and 136.67 yen.Investors were primarily focused on Japan´s GDP data with many traders away. Minutes before the... 


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