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Registered voters figure crossed over 97 million: ECP

ISLAMABAD:Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday said that total registered voters in the country have reached the figure of 97 million with 54.5 male and 42.4 female voters. According to available data of registered voters shared by the ECP, out of total registered voters 55.8 million voters were from Punjab, 20.64 million voters were from…

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October 19, 2017

 

Registered voters figure crossed over 97 million: ECP

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday said the total registered voters in the country had reached the figure of 97.02 million with 54.6 male and 42.4 female voters. According to available data of registered voters shared by the ECP, out of total registered voters 55.8 million voters were from Punjab, 26.45 million from…

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September 22, 2017

 

Erdogan in surprise meeting with Turkey opposition figure

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday held a surprise meeting with a senior figure from the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), as Turkey's political forces weigh up coalition options after legislative elections. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its overall majority in Sunday's polls, in what was seen as a major blow…

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June 10, 2015

 

Waqar should act a father figure in dressing room: Shoaib

ISLAMABAD: Former pacer Shoaib Akthar wants the newly appointed head coach Waqar Younis to act as a father figure in the dressing room saying the Burewala Express has always been a source of pride for Pakistan. Shoaib said Waqar has a different attitude and acts as a binding force for the team. “I hope that…

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May 8, 2014

 

Gunmen kill pro-Assad figure in Lebanon as Syria war spreads

BEIRUT: Suspected rebel gunmen assassinated a well-known supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Lebanon on Wednesday, the latest sign that Syria's civil war is spreading to its smaller neighbor.Mohammad Darra Jamo, a commentator who worked for Syrian state media and often appeared on Arab TV channels to press Assad's cause, was riddled with bullets…

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July 17, 2013

 

Key Pakistan figure in match-fixing inquiry dies

LAHORE: Former Pakistan international Saleem Pervez, who once confessed to paying players to fix matches, died on Wednesday following a road accident at the weekend.Pervez, 65, who played a one-day international against West Indies in 1980, died after suffering fatal injuries in a road accident last Sunday in Lahore.”His motorbike was hit by a truck…

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April 25, 2013

 

Bomb hits convoy of religious figure in Jacobabad; 6 hurt

Web DeskJACOBABAD: Six people were injured on Wednesday when a bomb went off near the convoy of followers of a religious figure in Jacobabad, police say. The blast took place at Ahmed Din Barohi village in Jacobabad. According to the police, Syed Hussain Shah, local religious figure, survived unhurt.The injured persons were rushed to a…

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February 20, 2013

 

Afghan officials met key Taliban figure in Pakistan

KABUL/ISLAMABAD: Afghan officials have held secret talks with the Taliban's former second in command who is in detention in Pakistan in a move which could help rekindle stalled peace talks with the insurgents, according to senior officials from both countries. Afghan officials have often seen Pakistan as a reluctant partner in attempts to broker talks…

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August 12, 2012

 

Militant website says to reveal video of Qaeda figure

DUBAI: A website that posts messages from militant Islamist groups said on Sunday that it would reveal a video message from Abu Yahya al-Libi, the al Qaeda no. 2 who Washington says was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan last week.”Soon, God willing: a visual message from the virtuous Sheikh Abu Yahya al-Libi, may…

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June 11, 2012

 

Clinton backs drones after al Qaeda figure killed

ISTANBUL: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday implicitly defended Washington's use of drone strikes to kill suspected militants, just days after one of the aircraft killed one of al Qaeda's most powerful figures in Pakistan. The killing of Libyan-born Abu Yahya al-Libi has fuelled an increasingly fierce debate about the legality and morality…

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June 7, 2012

 

Canada, China duos win figure skating titles

COLORADO SPRINGS: Reigning Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and two-time world junior pairs champions Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China took titles at the Four Continents Championships.Canadians Virtue and Moir, who won Olympic gold on home ice in Vancouver in 2010, edged Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White — reigning…

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February 13, 2012

 

Great Urdu literary figure Mir Taqi’s death anniversary today

Staff ReportKARACHI: Great legendary Urdu poet Mir Taqi Mir is being remembered on his death anniversary today (Tuesday).Mir Taqi Mir was born in Agra on 1723. His original name was Muhammad Taqi and takhallus was Mir.He was the leading Urdu poet of the eighteenth century and one of the pioneers who gave shape to the…

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September 20, 2011

 

Dengue patients figure nears 3, 000 in Punjab

Staff ReportLAHORE: The number of patients suffering from dengue virus in Punjab is about to touch 3, 000 mark as 323 new cases have been confirmed today. Despite tall claims of anti-dengue measures by the Punjab government, dengue-hit patients are on rise in the province. Another two dengue patients lost their lives in Lahore today….

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September 10, 2011

 

NEPRA demands KESC to explain round-figure billings

Staff ReportKARACHI: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Monday demanded an explanation from Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) over round-figure billings regarding bank and fuel adjustment charges.According to KESC sources, a consumer from Karachi complained to NEPRA that KESC had not returned additional fuel charges received during June 2010 to December 2010.The complainant…

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March 21, 2011

 

Berlusconi party scandals figure in Italy vote

ROME: Graft scandals and bureaucratic bungling by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's party risked putting a damper on turnout as Italy began voting on Sunday in regional elections. “Recent episodes of corruption and the risk of unemployment keep voters away,” Nando Pagnoncelli of polling firm IPSOS said as polls opened across the country for the two-day…

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March 28, 2010

 

Key Al-Qaeda figure believed killed in Pakistan

MIRAN SHAH: An Al-Qaeda figure who helped plan a deadly attack on the CIA in Afghanistan is believed to have been killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan, a US counterterrorism official said. “We have indications that Hussein al-Yemeni — an important al-Qaeda planner and facilitator based in the tribal areas of Pakistan —…

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March 19, 2010

 

Key Al-Qaeda figure believed killed in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: An Al-Qaeda figure who helped plan a deadly attack on the CIA in Afghanistan is believed to have been killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan, a US counterterrorism official said Wednesday. “We have indications that Hussein al-Yemeni — an important al-Qaeda planner and facilitator based in the tribal areas of Pakistan —…

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March 18, 2010

 

Prepare to fight China, Qaeda figure tells Uighurs

DUBAI: A prominent al Qaeda militant urged Uighurs in Xianjiang to make serious preparations for a holy war against “oppressive” China and called on fellow Muslims to offer support. Abu Yahya al-Libi, in a video posted on an Islamist website on Wednesday, warned China of a fate similar to that of former communist superpower, the…

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October 7, 2009

 

Qaeda's Zawahri praises slain figure in new message

DUBAI: Al Qaeda's number two Ayman al-Zawahri has issued a new audio message in which he eulogizes Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, whom U.S. forces killed last month, a monitoring group said on Monday. The Egyptian militant Zawahri, thought to be in hiding in mountainous territory close to the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, is…

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September 28, 2009

 

Key al Qaeda figure killed in US raid in Somalia

MOGADISHU: U.S. special forces in helicopters attacked a car in southern Somalia on Monday and killed one of east Africa's most wanted al Qaeda militants, Somali and U.S. sources said. Kenyan-born Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, 28, was suspected of building the truck bomb that killed 15 people at a Kenyan hotel in 2002, as well…

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September 15, 2009

 

Madame Tussauds in USA unveils new 007 wax figure

NEW YORK: It's Bond, James Bond – in wax. Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York's Times Square is expected to unveil a wax figure of Daniel Craig, the latest actor to portray James Bond. The new Bond flick, “Quantum of Solace,” opens this week. It's the second Bond film for Craig, who also starred…

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November 14, 2008

 
 
 
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