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PHC asks NAB to investigate ‘shady and shaky’ Peshawar bus project

  • The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to probe the Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Corridor (BRT) Project, which it termed “shady and shaky”. The high court issued the detailed order almost seven months after it had allowed the authorities to continue to work on the project but submit […]

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    Verdict on Rao’s second bail plea to be announced on Friday

    KARACHI: An antiterrorism court reserved on Tuesday its order on a bail application of suspended SSP Rao Anwar in the second case of foisting weapons and explosives on Naqeebullah Mehsud and three others. The then Malir SSP Rao Anwar, the then DSP Qamar Ahmed Shaikh along with their 10 absconding subordinates have been booked in […]

  • Feature: Campaign violence quashes hope for free and fair elections

    The red in the Awami National Party’s flag is for blood. You wouldn’t have known that on the morning of the July 7, even if you had known the history of brutal attacks on the party that have left a long trail of blood. That Saturday, the red flags on buildings looked dazzling against blue […]

  • BAP unveils poll manifesto

    QUETTA: The newly-formed Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) has unveiled its election manifesto, promising to introduce good governance and financial discipline, restoring peace and order, giving priority to health and education sectors and solving the problem of drinking water shortage in Balochistan. BAP president Jam Mir Kamal Khan Alyani unveiled the manifesto during a press conference […]

  • Drap asks nine firms to recall ‘contaminated medicines’ used to treat high blood pressure

    ISLAMABAD: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) has directed nine pharmaceutical companies to recall medicines of high blood pressure, manufactured by them, as contaminated raw material used in these medicines can cause cancer. The directive has been issued after getting an alert from the European Medicating Agency (EMA) which pointed out that the raw […]

  • Four medical varsities to have VCs ‘within days’

    LAHORE: The caretaker Punjab government has finalised the selection process for the appointment of regular vice chancellors of four more public-sector medical universities. The search committees interviewed the candidates of the medical varsities and shortlisted panels of three senior medics against each university. The health department had constituted new search committees of senior medics on […]