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Daily Archives: December 14, 2015

Clashes in CAR kill two, injure 20

At least two people have been killed and 20 others injured during heavy clashes during a constitutional referendum in the Central African Republic (CAR). Clashes between the supporters and opponents of the referendum erupted on Sunday in the PK5 Muslim district of the CAR’s capital, Bangui, causing the casualties. The ...

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Two PU faculty members, student arrested for Sipah-i-Sahaba links: CTD

PESHAWAR: Two Punjab University (PU) faculty members and one student were taken into custody by the Lahore Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) during a raid on university premises late Sunday night. CTD sources claimed the arrest of Assistant Professor Amir Saeed of the Institute of Administration Sciences, Omer Nawab, boys’ hostel superintendent ...

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ECP hits out at speaker’s remarks

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: In a rare reaction to remarks made by a holder of a public office, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) “strongly condemned” on Sunday a statement by National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq. In recent statements, the twice-elected speaker had expressed his annoyance with the ECP which, he said ...

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PPP decides to delay resolution for Rangers special powers in Karachi

KARACHI – Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) parliamentary committee has decided to not move a resolution in the Sindh Assembly on Monday regarding Rangers special powers in Karachi targeted operation. The parliamentary committee convened a meeting and agreed to not put forth a resolution in the matter. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan ...

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Justice Sajjad Ali Shah takes oath as 24th CJ of SHC

KARACHI: Justice Sajjad Ali Shah on Monday took oath as 24th Chief Justice of Sindh High Court (SHC). Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan administered the oath. Sajjad Ali Shah took oath of his office in Urdu language during a ceremony attended by judges and lawyers at Sindh High Court ...

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PM phones Sindh CM, discusses Rangers’ issue

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif late on Sunday evening made phone call to Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and sorted out a dispute with regard to the extension in the deployment of the Rangers in Karachi. Highly placed sources told The News that both the governments have decided ...

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Sectarian terror revisits Parachinar

PARACHINAR: At least 25 people were killed and 62 injured on Sunday when a device containing about 35 kilograms of explosives ripped through a makeshift market in Parachinar town of Kurram tribal region, residents and hospital sources said. Officials said that the device kept in a sack exploded when a ...

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Schools security beefed up in Karachi over terror threat

KARACHI: The law enforcement agencies have beefed up security for schools and other educational institutions in Karachi as well as the city’s bourse following the home department’s warning that terrorists were planning attacks in connection with the first anniversary of the Army Public School Peshawar carnage on December 16 and ...

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