Saturday, April 20, 2019

Red Alert

12 die in Karachi

Unabated violence continued to claim innocent lives in the metropolis as 12 more people were gunned down and several others injured in separate incidents of violence. Three robbers were also killed in fire exchange with police. According to police, unidentified...

ECP rejects Govt’s plea to lift ban on recruitment

The Election Commission of Pakistan has rejected the government’s plea for lifting a ban it had imposed on recruitment in all departments and on diversion of allocated developmental funds. However, it has exempted from the ban constitutional bodies, including the Supreme Court,...

Report finds 50 nations guilty of carrying out torture practices

The U.S. counterterrorism practice known as extraordinary rendition, in which suspects were quietly moved to secret prisons abroad and often tortured, involved the participation of more than 50 nations, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Open Society...

Multiple attacks kill 5 people in Karachi

Five men, including a doctor and Jamaat-i-Islami worker, were killed in different acts of violence in the city, police and sources said on Sunday. The doctor was shot dead in Hussainabad on the Food Street within the remit of the...

Judges of superior courts to get 20% raise

President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday, on the advice of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, has approved a 20 per cent increase in the salaries as well as judicial allowances for the judges of superior courts. According to the presidential...
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China seeks partners for asteroid hunting probe

China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners China plans to launch an ambitious asteroid exploration mission and has...