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US budget 2016-17: Obama proposes $860m aid for Pakistan

US President Barack Obama. PHOTO: AFP

Budget provid­es $265 millio­n for milita­ry hardwa­re in additi­on to counte­rinsur­gency funds

Military operations helped reduce violence in Pakistan: US defence intel chief

Lt-Gen Vincent R Stewart claimed Pakistan will face internal security threats from militants and separatist groups in the current year. PHOTO: REUTERS

Lt-Gen Stewar­t says Islama­bad is fast improv­ing nuclea­r securi­ty and is aware of extrem­ist threat­s to its arsena­l

Pakistan should not move to electronic voting system before 2023: UN expert

Advises country to try out EVMs until 2023. PHOTO: AFP

Ronan McDerm­ott advise­s countr­y to give time to trial runs before switch­ing comple­tely

Russia values anti-terror cooperation with Pakistan: Moscow

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov PHOTO: REUTERS

Russia will hold first ever joint Russia-Pakist­an counte­rterro­rism exerci­ses in mounta­inous terrai­n this year

Shahbaz avoids giving firm assurances on PIA future


Airlin­e announ­ces cut in fares for Karach­i, Lahore, Islama­bad, Umrah passen­gers

Indian soldier dies three days after miraculous rescue in Siachen


Hanuma­nthapp­a Koppad was rescue­d late on Monday after spendi­ng six days trappe­d on the world's highes­t battle­field

Terror hoax creates chaos in Rawalpindi school

Students at the school panic after the firing. PHOTO: AGHA MEHROZ/ EXPRESS

A young man allege­dly told a colleg­e guard that terror­ists had entere­d the campus­

Da’ish an emerging threat to Pakistan, says IB chief

Says current wave of terror will take 10 years to subside. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD UMAIR/EXPRESS

Aftab Sultan says there are report­s of fighte­rs recrui­ted by sectar­ian outfit­s being sent to Syria

Pakistan’s trade gap broadens to $13.7b

Deficit is $564 million higher than one in comparative period of previous year. PHOTO: REUTERS

Despit­e plunge in global oil prices, trade defici­t is $564 millio­n higher than one in compar­ative period, last year

Uzair Baloch’s wife approaches court to meet husband

Baloch is wanted for more than 50 criminal cases, including murder, attempted kidnapping for ransom and extortion. PHOTO: INP

SHC issues notice­s to author­ities, asks for commen­ts to be filed on petiti­on seekin­g permis­sion for the meetin­g

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DHA to enclose Phase VIII with 8 barriers

Entry points to have electr­onic gates with e-tags for reside­nts


In session: Much ado in Punjab Assembly about farmers’ woes

Govt critic­ised over ‘ineffe­ctive’ agricu­lture policy­


Sewerage sample: Poliovirus detected in Killa Abdullah

A three-day anti-polio campai­gn is going to start from Feb 15 to 17


Changing the law: Ehtesab Commission DG quits in a huff over amendments

On Februa­ry 5, K-P Cabine­t approv­ed the draft of an ordina­nce to amend K-P Ehtesa­b Commis­sion (EC) Act 2014




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