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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 […]

  • ‘No confidence in ATC judge’: Naqeebullah’s father wants case moved to another court

    The father of Naqeebullah Mehsud — a Waziristan native killed in a staged encounter in Karachi earlier this year — on Monday moved an application requesting that the case concerning his son’s murder be transferred to another court as he has lost confidence in the ability of Special Judge Anti-Terrorism Court-II Khalida Yaseen to conduct […]

  • Oil tanker catches fire at Gadani yard; rescue efforts underway to evacuate labourers

    Rescue workers are trying to evacuate around 15 labourers stuck on an oil tanker ship that has caught fire at the Gadani ship-breaking yard, police officials said. According to officials, the fire erupted when welding work was being conducted to dismantle the stationary vessel. PML-N’s Sanaullah Zehri-led provincial government had placed a ban on dismantling […]