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Nation jolted: Rape of minors a rising trend

A positi­ve change is that more victim­s report the crime but expert­s fear number of minors being raped is rising.

April 29, 2014

Meeting with PM: Donors share anguish over polio campaign

Donors also shared reserv­ations over the absenc­e of a full-time dedica­ted polio focal person at the federa­l level.

September 21, 2013

Prohibition lifted: PM Nawaz exempts IB from recruitment ban

Civili­an intell­igence agency briefs prime minist­er on the need for more manpow­er.

August 24, 2013

Battling militancy: Govt revives National Security Council

DCC agrees milita­nts must lay down arms for talks; meetin­g briefe­d on ongoin­g ceasef­ire violat­ions by India.

August 23, 2013

Dealing with terrorism: Dialogue is not the only option, says Nawaz

PM offers talks to milita­nts but says his govt will also use ‘full force’ to elimin­ate milita­ncy.

August 20, 2013

Existential threat: PM vows to defeat terror

Nawaz says he is confid­ent the ‘scourg­e’ can be defeat­ed with the suppor­t of people, armed forces.

August 15, 2013

Fighting terrorism: Nisar unveils plans for joint intelligence secretariat

Says APC to be called this month; warns India agains­t escala­ting tensio­ns.

August 14, 2013

Flagrant truce violations: In demarche, Pakistan protests LoC flare-up

Islama­bad asks New Delhi to abide by 2003 ceasef­ire, tighte­n securi­ty at PIA office­s in India.

August 13, 2013

Border volatility: Amidst escalating tensions, Pakistan weighs its options

Islama­bad consid­ers scalin­g down diplom­atic staff in India, redepl­oying troops.

August 12, 2013

Power to the provinces: National energy policy gets CCI approval

Tariff­s to be increa­sed by Rs3 to Rs6 per unit.

July 31, 2013