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5th International Urdu Conference highlights language universality

5th International Urdu Conference highlights language univer...

The 5th International Urdu Conference was started on Thursday with a theme that languages cannot be confined to boundaries and hence there is no need to label Urdu literature as Pakistani or Hindustani. A large number of literary fig [...]

Posted On : Dec, 07 2012 | Comments : 0

CNG prices to remain unchanged till Dec 17, cancel licenses of non-audited stations: SC

CNG prices to remain unchanged till Dec 17, cancel licenses ...

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday ordered Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) to cancel the licenses of non-audited CNG stations and maintain the recent prices till December 17. A two-member bench of the apex court compri [...]

Posted On : Dec, 06 2012 | Comments : 0

Balochistan doctors’ strike enters 50th day

Balochistan doctors’ strike enters 50th day

The doctors’ strike in Balochistan province of Pakistan has entered its 50th day and all operation theaters and Out Patient Departments (OPDs) remained closed across the insurgency-hit province on Wednesday. The strike started [...]

Posted On : Dec, 05 2012 | Comments : 0

Gas leakage blast in Swat kills woman, injures six

Gas leakage blast in Swat kills woman, injures six

A blast in a house in Mingora city of Swat on Tuesday killed a woman and injured six others. According to a report, the blast occurred in a house of Mohammad Zahir on early morning. Resultantly a woman named Wara Bibi, who was a gues [...]

Posted On : Dec, 04 2012 | Comments : 0

Musharraf calls for martial law to purge Karachi of arms

Musharraf calls for martial law to purge Karachi of arms

Former president of Pakistan, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has called for imposing a ‘martial law’ in Karachi to purge the country’s largest city and hub of economic activities of illegal weapons. Expressing his [...]

Posted On : Dec, 01 2012 | Comments : 0

CNG tariff formula evolved with consensus, awaits approval

CNG tariff formula evolved with consensus, awaits approval

A formula to set the tariff of CNG has been evolved with the consensus of all stakeholders and has been sent to the relevant ministry for approval. News reports confirmed that Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has developed thi [...]

Posted On : Nov, 29 2012 | Comments : 0

YouTube to remain blocked until removes anti-Islam video

YouTube to remain blocked until removes anti-Islam video

Prospects for the restoration of video-sharing website YouTube are extremely bleak as on the one hand Google, which owns the site, is not going to remove the video anytime soon and, on the other, Pakistan and the US lack a Mutual Legal [...]

Posted On : Nov, 28 2012 | Comments : 0

Hamid Mir incident: Rs 50 million offered to information provider

Hamid Mir incident: Rs 50 million offered to information pro...

Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Monday strongly condemned an attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir and said that investigations are being carried out into the incident. While talking to reporters after meeting with Mir, th [...]

Posted On : Nov, 26 2012 | Comments : 0

Malala Yousafzai at 6 among FP Top 100 Global Thinkers list

Malala Yousafzai at 6 among FP Top 100 Global Thinkers list

Foreign Policy, an American magazine has placed 15-year-old Pakistani child rights activist Malala Yousafzai at the sixth spot in its top 100 Global Thinkers list. Malala, a victimized school girl, has been honoured by the FP due to [...]

Posted On : Nov, 26 2012 | Comments : 0

Mobile companies directed to ban night packages

Mobile companies directed to ban night packages

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has directed the cellular companies to close all their night calling packages as these are proving to be a cause of social nuisance. The authority cited views conveyed by some segments of th [...]

Posted On : Nov, 21 2012 | Comments : 0

Sindh govt bans car, bike parking near Imambargahs

Sindh govt bans car, bike parking near Imambargahs

Sindh government on Monday issued a notification placing a ban on riding or parking of a motorcycle within a half kilometer of an Imambargah and parking of a car within the radius of one km across Karachi. In a handout issued on Mond [...]

Posted On : Nov, 20 2012 | Comments : 0

PTA bans sale of mobile SIMs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PTA bans sale of mobile SIMs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has banned the sale of cellphone’s Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) on Monday in the country’s province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The PTA banned the SIMs on the directives of [...]

Posted On : Nov, 19 2012 | Comments : 0

Pak Army on Karachi roads, likely to take charge during Muharram

Pak Army on Karachi roads, likely to take charge during Muha...

In an unprecedented move on Friday, the Pakistan Army commandos were seen on the streets of Karachi, a metropolitan of Pakistan, along with Rangers and police officials. According to sources, the army officials visited several sites [...]

Posted On : Nov, 17 2012 | Comments : 0

Youtube to be unblocked in Pakistan: PTA chairman

Youtube to be unblocked in Pakistan: PTA chairman

Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Farooq Awan has said that government has decided to lift the ban on YouTube ‘in a few days’. Revealing out the important information for Internet users, Awan said that [...]

Posted On : Nov, 16 2012 | Comments : 0

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