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Tahir Khan
Joined on: Dec 04, 2012 Published stories: 1513

Articles By Tahir Khan

Army Chief visits Gyari, pays homage to martyrs

  Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Wednesday said the army will continue efforts for the recovery of the remaining bodies of the martyrs of Gyari. One hundred and twenty nine soldiers and eleven civilians were martyred in 2012 when an avalanche hit the Gyari sector. Addressing a special ceremony at Gayari sector today‚ the […]

Pak first global Navigational system to be operative soon

Pakistan’s first multi-functional global navigational system will be demonstrated in coming months of December or January, said the Chairman Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research, Ahmed Bilal in Beijing on Wednesday.  The Chairman SUPARCO, who was here to attend two international conferences on space sciences, said that an agreement in this regard has already been […]

SC cancels defence housing agreement

The Supreme Court Wednesday cancelled land sale agreement between Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB). The court directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to complete investigation into the case and submit the report in the Registrar Office. It also directed to appoint Chairman of Evacuee Trust Property Board. A three-member bench headed […]

Bomb blast kills 2 soldiers in earthquake-hit Awaran

Two soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb blast in the earthquake-hit Balochistan province on Wednesday, security sources said. The troops were heading to the affected Awaran district when their vehicle was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device. Sources said that two more soldiers were also injured in the attack at Mashki, one of the […]

Local bodies elections in Balochistan on Dec 7

Balochistan government becomes the first to decide to hold Local Bodies elections on December 7. This decision was made during a high level meeting held in Quetta on Tuesday. The meeting discussed arrangements to hold the local bodies elections in the province under the judgement of Supreme Court. Chief Secretary Balochistan‚ Babar Yaqoob Fateh Mohammad […]

ISAF to increase oversight of Afghan National Police fuel purchases

The International Security Assistance Force’s NATO Training Mission- Afghanistan has taken several measures to combat potential fraud, waste and abuse related to Afghan National Police fuel purchases. The measures come as a result of increased NTM-A oversight and inspections assisted by outside agencies such as the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction. “Implementing and mastering […]

British High Commission launches UK-Pakistan short term competition

The British High Commission in Pakistan this week launched the “Celebrating Connections” short film competition to provide aspiring film makers from across Pakistan with a platform of recognition for their creative expressions. The competition aims to foster artistic collaboration between the UK and Pakistan. Filmmakers and film enthusiasts from all over Pakistan are invited to […]

Bollywood Sanjay Dutt gets parole for 14 days on medical grounds

Indian film Actor Sanjay Dutt was on Tuesday granted a two-week parole by Yerawada Jail authorities on account of medical reasons, Indian media reported. Dutt had sought a month’s parole in mid-August to get medical treatment for certain illnesses that he has been suffering from. Reports say the actor has already left the jail. Currently […]

Gunmen shoot dead ex-officer, his wife, two daughters in Rawalpindi

Police in Rawalpindi say they have found bodies of a security agency’s officer, his wife and two daughters. The bodies were found in their house at Gulistan Colony of Rawalpindi on Tuesday. Police evaded comments on the incident and said they are investigating motives behind the mysterious murder. Police sources said personal enmity could be […]

Partial economic shutdown in U.S. begins

A partial economic shutdown in the United States has begun after the Senate refusal to approve the budget for next year. U.S. Senate on late Monday night rejected the latest House bill to delay part of the healthcare law and fund the government through mid-December, as the federal government teeters toward a shutdown. By a […]

Fuel, power bombs: PML-N launches war on masses

The Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, which came into power to serve the masses, has dropped another huge bomb of massive increase in power and fuel prices. The fuel prices were increased at a time when it is fast decreasing at international market over ease in tension in Syria and economic […]

Religious scholars urge Taliban, Gov’t to declare ceasefire

 Top religious scholars Monday launched an appeal to the armed Taliban militants and the government to declare ceasefire unless the proposed peace talks produce results.   The scholars, who belong to the country’s main Deobandi school of thought, warned that some elements are trying to sabotage the dialogue process between the Taliban and the government. […]

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