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  • Govt, Army to build Pakistan together: PM

    Dated: 2014-04-25

    GWADAR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said government and all its institutions including the armed forces would build Pakistan together.

    Speaking at a briefing at Gwadar Thursday afternoon , he said his visit and meetings in Gwadar are aimed at developing the area on fast track.

    He said that Gwadar has all the ingredients to become a free port like Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

    The Prime Minister said the political and the military leadership are on the same page as far as development of Pakistan is concerned.

    It is their joint resolve to take Pakistan forward and turn it into a developed country.

    He expressed the confidence that through collective efforts they would be able to resolve political, social and economic issues and put Pakistan on the road to progress and prosperity.

    He said the Government and all its insti

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  • Army, political leadership on same page: PM

    Dated: 2014-04-25

    GWADAR: Prime Mnister Nawaz Sharif has said that the army and political leadership are on the same page regarding the development of the country.

    He was speaking to media after arrival here on Thursday to review developments at various projects in the province.

    The PM said everyone would have to get united for the development of the country and all of us would have solve Pakistan’s social, economic and political problems.

    He said development in Gwadar has not been upto the expectations about this port city.

    Earlier, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif along with senior officials received PM Nawaz Sharif at PNS Akram Base.

    During his stay here, the PM will be briefed on the law and order situation, and he will also chair a meeting on developmental projects in the province.

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  • Hamid Mir endorses brother’s claims of threats from ISI

    Dated: 2014-04-25

    KARACHI: Senior anchorperson Hamid Mir who was critically injured in an armed attack said in his first statement from hospital bed that his programme ‘Capital Talk’ on Mama Qadeer Baloch’s long march to Islamabad had annoyed Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

    Amir Mir, journalist and brother of Hamid Mir, read out the statement before the media men from outside the hospital.

    “Men of some intelligence agency had come to my house, telling me that my name is in the hit-list,” Amir Mir read out the text. “When I asked as to who had prepared the hit-list, the men gave no response.”

    Hamid Mir said he had told them that in the prevailing circumstance he had faced greatest threats from the ISI and they should convey this to their bosses.

    The statement further said: “If any harm came to me or my family, the state and non-state actors will be responsible.” “I had been receiving threats from both state and non-state actors,” it added.

    “I had informed in

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  • Police inspector among 4 killed in Karachi suicide blast

    Dated: 2014-04-25

    KARACHI: A suicide blast in the Old Sabzi Mandi area of Karachi left four people including police inspector Shafiq Tanoli dead and 15 other people injured, media reported on Thursday.

    Information gathered by rescue and police sources revealed that suicide bomber entered into a tailor shop near house of Tanoli in old fruit market area where Shafiq Tanoli and a few other people were present.

    The bomber detonated his vest killing four people on the spot, including Shafiq Tanoli and his relatives.

    The police inspector has been targeted at least seven times before.

    One of Tanoli’s brothers, Rasheed, told the media that his uncle and cousin were among the deceased as well.

    Tanoli’s family members had born the brunt of his work in the past. Tanoli’s younger brother, Naveed, was killed the same day when Tanoli, the then SHO of Supermarket Police Station, had arrested the murd

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  • SC issues notice to opposition leader in poll rigging case

    Dated: 2014-04-25

    ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) has issued notice to opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Syed Khurshid Shah on the application filed by his rival candidate Inayat Ullah from PML-F in NA-199 Sukkar on alleged polls rigging in the respective constituency.

    The notice has been sent to Syed Khurshid Shah through secretary NA.

    A 2-member bench of SC headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja took up the case for hearing Thursday.

    Shahab Sarki advocate appeared in the court on behalf of Inayat Ullah. The court was told that notice sent to Syed Khurshid Shah has not been received by him.

    The counsel for the petitioner said that notice was received by Syed Khurshid Shah and if this has not been received then it should be sent again through secretary NA.

    The court remarked “ we have sent notice a day before during the course of hearing of a case through secretary. We go to issue the notice again. The notice will be got served through secretary NA thi

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  • Over 20 militants killed in Khyber Agency airstrikes

    Dated: 2014-04-25

    PESHAWAR: More than 20 suspected terrorists were killed as fighter jets bombed militant hideouts in Khyber Agency on Thursday morning.

    According to sources, the bombings were carried out with precision on the basis of credible intelligence.

    Reports say that heavy losses were inflicted on the militants during the operation.

    Official sources told that militants killed in strikes were involved in multiple terrorist activities including Islamabad fruit market blast, attack on Charsadda police and security forces convoys, and kidnapping incidents on FR Road Peshawar and Matani.

    The airstrikes took place few days after Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced it will not extend a ceasefire with the government.

    In a statement, the TTP alleged that Pakistani government hadn t responded positively to the ceasefire, which began

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  • Woman among nine killed in Karachi violence

    Dated: 2014-04-25

    KARACHI: At least nine persons including a woman were killed in separate incidents of firing and violence.

    A man namely Asghar Ali was shot dead near Abdullah College area while another man was killed in firing on a car in Manghopir area while two dead bodies were found from Mayo Shah Graveyard in the limits of Pak Colony Police Station.

    According to police both the men were kidnapped and then murdered. The victims were identified as Mohsin and Habib. They were residents of Pakistan Quarters area in Garden.

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  • Journalist hurls shoe at Shahbaz Sharif

    Dated: 2014-04-25

    LAHORE: The Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif faced an awkward situation at the South Asia Labour Conference on Thursday when a journalist hurled a shoe at him after being denied answer of his question.

    The shoe, however, narrowly missed the chief minister and flew past of his face. The journalist Imdad Ali Sodhar, belonging to a private Sindhi TV channel, was repeatedly asking question from the CM, but he was not given attention, thus turning him raged and he hurled a shoe at the CM.

    The security protocol of the CM immediately encircled the journalist, but neither arrested nor expelled him of the hall. Interestingly, the journalist was forced to take off his other shoe in order to evade such another raging move.

    Officials said the journalist would be arrestd once session of the conference ends. According to reports, the incensed journalist was also shouting slogans in favour of Hamid Mir

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  • “Article 6 not applicable on Musharraf”

    Dated: 2014-04-25

    KARACHI: Former president Pervez Musharraf’s counsel, Barrister Farogh Nasim, has said that Article 6 is not applicable on the ex-military ruler’s violation of constitution.

    Farogh Nasim was arguing before bench a two-member bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC), comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Shahnawaz Tariq, during hearing of Musharraf’s application seeking removal of his name from government’s Exit Control List (ECL).

    In his arguments today, Farogh Nasim said violation of constitution is a wrong step but he cannot be tried under Article 6 of the Constitution.

    The offense of subverting the Constitution, if proved, carries death penalty under Article 6 of Pakistan's 1973 Constitution.

    He said non-provision of FIA report is ‘mala fide’ of the federal government, and without it he neither could prepare cross-examination for prosecution witness

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  • PM to visit UK, Iran from April 30, says FO

    Dated: 2014-04-25

    ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office has said that no update has been received so far from Interior Ministry regarding issuance of passport to MQM Chief Altaf Hussain.

    FO spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said PM Nawaz Sharif would be visiting United Kingdom on an official visit from 30th April – 2nd May 2014 at the invitation of British Prime Minister, David Cameron.

    She said during his visit, PM would hold discussions with his British counterpart on matters of mutual interest, and would also hold meetings with select UK Cabinet Ministers.

    During his stay in UK, the PM would also address an Investment Conference and meet select chief executives and investors from the financial and energy sectors.

    Responding to a question, Tasneem Aslam said PM would also visit Iran before May 15, while Iranian Foreign Minister would be arriving in Pakistan before PM’s visit t

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  • SARGODHA: A vender selling dry fruits alongside a road in Sargodha, to earn living for his family.
  • SARGODHA: Motorists facing hardships due to rain water lodged on the road and the animals walking on the road, at Shama Chowk.
  • LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Ulmaa COuncil Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi addressing Youm-e-Siddiq Akbar Seminar at Johar Town.
  • LAHORE: Flies and Mosquitoes roaming on the faces and arms of gypsy children sleeping outside their slum home, on the eve of World Malaria Day.
  • LAHORE: Flies and Mosquitoes roaming on the faces and arms of gypsy children sleeping outside their slum home, on the eve of World Malaria Day.
  • LAHORE: Activists of Adliya Bachao Committee and World Pasban Khatm-e-Nabowat hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Lahore High Court.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Traffic Police Lifter Shifting Wrong Parked Car on the Boundary of Missile Chowk. Due to Shortage of Parking Places, traffic problems have increased in the City.
  • KARACHI: A large number of tyres are being transported on a motorcycle rickshaw, which may cause any accident.
  • KARACHI: Security personnel collecting evidence from the site after a suicide blast in Old Sabzi Mandi Area. Police Inspector Shafiq Tanoli was killed in the incident.
  • KARACHI: Security personnel collecting evidence from the site after a suicide blast in Old Sabzi Mandi Area. Police Inspector Shafiq Tanoli was killed in the incident.
  • KARACHI: Security personnel collecting evidence from the site after a suicide blast in Old Sabzi Mandi Area. Police Inspector Shafiq Tanoli was killed in the incident.
  • KARACHI: Security personnel collecting evidence from the site after a suicide blast in Old Sabzi Mandi Area. Police Inspector Shafiq Tanoli was killed in the incident.
  • KARACHI: A view of the marks of ball bearings on the site after a suicide blast in Old Sabzi Mandi Area. Police Inspector Shafiq Tanoli was killed in the incident.
  • KARACHI: An injured man is being shifted from the site after a suicide blast in Old Sabzi Mandi Area. Police Inspector Shafiq Tanoli was killed in the incident.
  • KARACHI: Body of Police Inspector Shafiq Tanoli is being shifted in an ambulance after a suicide blast in Old Sabzi Mandi Area.
  • KARACHI: Bodies of the victims are lying in the mortuary of Jinnah Hospital after a suicide blast in Old Sabzi Mandi Area.
  • BANNU: DSP Bannu Police Inayat Ali Shah talking to the media persons in Bannu.
  • BANNU: Policemen showing the weapons recovered from alleged kidnappers after a raid in Bannu.
  • KOHAT: Teachers and students of Government Primary School Jarma taking part in an awareness walk, in Kohat.
  • LAHORE: A man taking nap on the afternoon while his monkey sits near him, in the provincial capital
  • LAHORE: Workers treating the skins of the animals in Chamra Market, Lahore
  • LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif addressing South Asia Labor Conference at a local hotel.
  • LAHORE: Policemen arresting the journalist who threw his shoe on Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif during South Asia Labor Conference at a local hotel.
  • LAHORE: Students presenting tableau during South Asia Labor Conference at a local hotel.
  • LAHORE: Students taking interest in the posters displayed during an exhibition at Lahore College for Women University.
  • SARGODHA: Executive Officer Cantonment Board Amir Masood inaugurating the Cleanliness Week in Sargodha.
  • SWAT: Women voters casting their votes during the bye-elections at PK-86, Swat.
  • SWAT: Women voters standing in a queue to cast their votes during the bye-elections at PK-86, Swat.
  • SWAT: Aged men cast their votes during the bye-elections at PK-86, Swat.
  • BAHAWALPUR: Activists of All Pakistan Clerks Association hold a demonstration in support of their demands in Bahawalpur.
  • ISLAMABAD: Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt presenting commemorative shield to the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on the occasion of Air University convocation held in Islamabad.
  • ISLAMABAD: Vice Chancellor Air University Air Commodore Dr Ijaz A Malik SI(M) (Retd) awarding degrees to the graduates on the occasion of Air University convocation at Convention Center.
  • ISLAMABAD: Graduates posing for a photo on the occasion of Air University convocation at Convention Center.
  • ISLAMABAD: Visitors taking interest in the books displayed during a book fair organized by National Book Foundation.
  • ISLAMABAD: Visitors taking interest in the books displayed during a book fair organized by National Book Foundation.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Governor Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa Sardar Mehtab Abbasi Examining Guard of Honor after arrival in Abbottabad.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Governor Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa Sardar Mehtab Abbasi & Others Sitting On Stage during Program Organized by Lawyers in Bar Club.
  • HARIPUR: Member of KPK Assembly Akbar Ayub Khan presenting a shield to Governor Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa Sardar Mehtab Abbasi during Jashn-e-Hazara Festival in Haripur.
  • DERAGHAZIKHAN: DCO Dera Ghazi Khan Muhammad Asif Qureshi leading a walk in connection to Earth Day.
  • ISLAMABAD: A young boy walking on Sabzi Mandi Road along with a camel as a large number of camel milk venders are seen on the road.
  • ISLAMABAD: Daily wages laborers sitting on trucks loaded with sacks of grains near Carriage Factory, on IJP Road.
  • HYDERABAD: Residents of Sheedi village Qasimabad hold a protest against non recovery of a kidnapped child, outside Qasimabad police station.
  • HYDERABAD: Activists of Peace Friends Welfare Society Pakistan lighting clay lamps to express their solidarity with Pakistan Army, in Hyderabad.
  • HYDERABAD: Students present tableau with Sindh culture during Balak Mela (Children Mela) organized by Sindh Development Association at Sindh Museum.
  • HYDERABAD: Motorists facing hardships due to sewerage water lodged on Thandi Sarak.
  • HYDERABAD: Relatives and friends of Shahid Qaimkhani (former worker of PPP (SB)) stand around ambulance in Civil Hospital after his bullet ridden body was found from Sakhi Pir area.
  • HYDERABAD: Relatives stand beside the body of Shahid Qaimkhani (former worker of PPP (SB)) in Civil Hospital, after his bullet ridden body was found from Sakhi Pir area.
  • HYDERABAD: Activists of Sindh Shahri Ittehad hold a protest against officials of education board, outside HPC.
  • HYDERABAD: Residents of Latifabad 12 hold a protest against non supply of electricity and Water supply in their locality at Autobahn.
  • HYDERABAD: Activists of Hyderabad Development Authority Mazdoor union hold a protest against non payments of their salaries, outside Hyderabad Press Club.
  • ISLAMABAD: Chairperson HRCP Kamran Adil and Secretary General HRCP IA Rehman showing the report of State of Human Rights in 2013, at a local hotel.
  • ISLAMABAD: Federal Law Secretary Barrister Zafarullah speaks during a seminar on Anti Terrorism Laws organized by PILDAT at a local hotel.
  • KARACHI: Electricity lines and other lines passing through a nullah on a busy road, may cause any severe accident.
  • KARACHI: Traders selling vegetables at Sabzi Mandi In Super Highway Area.
  • KARACHI: People buying cold drink from a roadside stall as they are in high demand in the summer season.
  • KARACHI: Special Children presenting a tableau during a ceremony in connection to Silver Jubilee Celebration of Ujala.
  • KARACHI: Special Children presenting a tableau during a ceremony in connection to Silver Jubilee Celebration of Ujala.
  • QUETTA: Former President National Party Naseerabad Muhammad Haider speaks during a press conference at Quetta Press Club.
  • QUETTA: PTI Leader Nawabzada Humayun Jogizai speaks during a press conference at Quetta Press Club.
  • QUETTA: Activists of All Pakistan Clerks Association hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Quetta Press Club.
  • BANNU: Patients of District Headquarter Hospital Bannu seen on road during a protest against cutting power supply line of hospital.
  • KARACHI: Laborers are seen busy in constructing footpath after the completion of flyover on M. S. Tufique Road.
  • KARACHI: A view of sewerage pipes which are creating inconvenience for commuters beneath a bridge at Teen Hatti area.
  • KARACHI: Motorists face inconvenience due to construction of bridge on Jamsheed Road.
  • KARACHI: Motorists are seen passing by construction of water pipeline on Martin Quarter Road which can cause accident.
  • KARACHI: A view of garbage dump near a park which can cause an outbreak of epidemic in the area of PIB Colony.
  • KARACHI: Kids bath in a fountain to beat heat at Korangi Road.
  • KARACHI: Workers of APCA stage a demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Workers of APCA march towards Governor House from Karachi Press Club during a protest rally in support of their demands.
  • KARACHI: Workers of National Trade Union Federation stage a demonstration to pay tribute to the workers who lost their lives in Rana Plaza Factory incident (Bangladesh), outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Policemen stopped a protest rally of workers of APCA who were trying to go towards Governor House to meet their demands.
  • KARACHI: Relatives of SHO Shafique Tanoli weep on his death as he was killed in a bomb blast at Old Sabzi Mandi.
  • ISLAMABAD: A bee seen flying over flower blooming in the capital city.
  • ISLAMABAD: Man carries water and a boy on his push cart in the capital.
  • ISLAMABAD: Girls carrying water for home use near at sector I-11.
  • RAWALPINDI: Benazir Bhutto Road seen plunged into darkness due to suspension of electricity of the road due to construction of Metro Bus Service project.
  • PESHAWAR: A view of bazaar on the both sides of railway track which can cause a mishap due to passing trains near City Railway Station.
  • PESHAWAR: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq addressing a ceremony of Khatam Bukhari Sharif at Al Markaz Islami.
  • PESHAWAR: Workers of PTI Khyber Agency stage a demonstration in support of their demands outside Peshawar Press Club.
  • RAWALPINDI: Students pose for a group photo with Principal Arfa Mohsin during annual ceremony of a local college in Satellite Town.
  • KARACHI: Director of Pakistan Malaysia Council, A. Rasheed Jan Muhammad giving a shield to High Commissioner of Pakistan to Malaysia Syed Hassan Raza during lunch in his honor hosted by the director.
  • SWAT: Election commission workers empty ballot boxes as they start counting votes at a polling station after by-elections at PK-86.
  • SWAT: Election commission workers counting votes at a polling station after by-elections at PK-86.
  • SUKKUR: Workers of bomb disposal squad checking the premises of Railway Mazdoor Convention before arrival of Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique.
  • SUKKUR: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique addressing Railway Mazdoor Convention.
  • FAISALABAD: Local leader of PTI Hassan Nawaz and workers cutting a cake to mark foundation day of the party at Dera of Haji Najam-ul-Hassan Al Maroof Tuta Pehalwan.
  • FAISALABAD: PRSP Health Workers stage a demonstration in support of their demands outside DCO office.
  • FAISALABAD: A small kid is seen shifting sacks on donkey cart.
  • FAISALABAD: Traders of Fruit and Vegetable Market Sadhar stage a demonstration against increasing incidents of stealing and robberies.
  • KARACHI: Women light candles in the memory of victims of Rana Plaza factory incident (Bangladesh), during a demonstration organized by a local NGO outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Women light candles to show solidarity with senior journalist Hamid Mir, during a demonstration organized by PPP minority wing outside Karachi Press Club.
  • QUETTA: Activists of Jamiat Ulema Islam (Ideological) hold a protest rally in support of their demands at Manan Chowk.
  • QUETTA: MPA Manzoor Ahmad Kakar offering Dua after inaugurating Hana Orak Road.
  • QUETTA: IG Balochistan Police Mushtaq Ahmad giving a shield to Japanese Consul General based at Karachi Akira Ouchi.
  • ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in a meeting with US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan James Dobbins.
  • ISLAMABAD: US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador James Dobbins called on Advisor to Prime Minster on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson is also present.
  • QUETTA: Leader of Suleman Khel Qaumi Jirga Pakistan Abdullah Khilji seen during a press conference in the provincial capital.
  • LAHORE: People gather at the bank of the Ravi River during searching of a boy named Faisal who was drowned.
  • LAHORE: Relatives of a boy named Faisal, comfort each other at the bank of the Ravi River after he was drowned.
  • MULTAN: Workers of APCA stage a demonstration in support of their demands at Forest Department.
  • MULTAN: Workers of Pakistan Patriot Forum stage a demonstration in favor of Pakistan army at Katchery Chowk.
  • MULTAN: Workers of Labor Union stage a demonstration in support of their demands at Nawan Shehar Chowk.
  • MULTAN: MNA Jamsheed Dasti addressing a press Conference at Multan Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Police officers and relatives of SHO Shafique Tanoli offering his funeral prayer at Police Headquarter Aziz Bhatti as he was martyred in a bomb blast at Old Sabzi Mandia area.
  • KARACHI: Participants hold banner during awareness walk on trffic rules organized by Traffic Police Karachi in Saddar area.
  • GWADAR: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chairing a high level meeting regarding Pak-China Economic Corridor and law and order situation in Balochistan.
  • GWADAR: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif talking to media persons during his visit to Gwadar. Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif are also present.
  • SUKKUR: Opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah talks to media persons before leaving for Islamabad at Sukkur Airport.
  • FAISALABAD: Women stage a demonstration in support of their demands with the body of a relative who was killed, outside RPO office.
  • GWADAR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif shaking hand with Advisor to CM Balochistan on Finance Mir Khalid Langove on his arrival at Gwadar.