Senate seeks report on Monday court attack, Islamabad

The upper house of parliament on Monday directed government to submit today (Tuesday) a detailed report identifying lapses on part of the authorities that enabled terrorists to carry out the attack in a district court complex in the capital city. . . . → Read More: Senate seeks report on Monday court attack, Islamabad

No Pakistanis allowed, in heart of Islamabad

Fine French dining in the heart of Pakistan? Sounds great — that is unless you’re Pakistani and you’re not allowed.

Say, what?

That’s right, restaurant owner Philippe Lafforgue, opened the 20-seat “La Maison” last October with the controversial policy.

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34 dead in 7.9 earthquake

A major earthquake struck a region near the Iran-Pakistan border on Tuesday, killing 34 people in different parts of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, officials said.

The worst-hit areas from the 7.8 magnitude quake were reported to be close to the Pakistan-Iran border.

Officials confirmed to Dawn.com that up to 34 people had died due to . . . → Read More: 34 dead in 7.9 earthquake

Govt appoints 41 ministers to 36 embassies

By Mubarak Zeb Khan

ISLAMABAD: With less than 33 days left of its tenure, the PPP-led coalition government has posted 41 trade ministers, commercial counsellors and commercial secretaries to 36 countries, including the US and Russia.

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Parliamentary commission approves draft bill for new province

By Amir Wasim

ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary commission approved on Saturday the draft of a constitutional amendment bill seeking creation of a new province to be called ‘Bahawalpur Janoobi Punjab’, comprising three southern divisions and two western districts of Punjab.

The proposed province will comprise nearly one-third of the present Punjab in three respects . . . → Read More: Parliamentary commission approves draft bill for new province

Capture the Cold

Pakistani commuters travel during a cold and foggy morning in Islamabad on January 8, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

Foggy cold weather likely to continue over plain areas of Punjab, K-P, Larkana and Sukkur division over next 24 hours.

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Book fairs set up in 11 cities

By Aroosa Shaukat

LAHORE: Aiming to entice more young readers by portraying books not just as sources of learning but also of fun and entertainment, organisers launched the month-long Oxford Book Fair 2012 in 11 cities and 14 locations across the country on Monday.

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Difficult conditions forcing Hindu migration

By Iftikhar A. Khan and Wasim Shamsi

ISLAMABAD / SUKKUR: Taking notice of large-scale migration of Hindu families to India because of security concerns, the government has decided to beef up security for religious minorities.

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Gujrat army camp targeted by gunmen

ISLAMABAD: Gunmen opened fire on an army camp near Islamabad on Monday, killing seven security personnel and wounding five others, the military said.

The encampment was attacked from a bridge over the river Chenab, close to the industrial city of Wazirabad, less than 150 kilometres southeast of the capital.

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Conference for the Youth to be organized by NAVTTC and UNESCO

ISLAMABAD - National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) will organise a roundtable conference to provide vocational training to youth here from June 27-28.

The other objective of the two-day conference, being organised in collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), is to enable them to contribute effectively in the economic activities, and harness . . . → Read More: Conference for the Youth to be organized by NAVTTC and UNESCO