Daily Archives: September 15, 2018

Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan not cleared for release in Pakistan: CBFC


September 15, 2018

The Central Board of Film Censors has not cleared Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyan for release in Pakistan, CBFC Chairman Danyal Gilani has confirmed to Images. Manmarziyaan is a rom-com starring Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal. Set in Punjab, it follows a young couple, Rumi (Taapsee) and Vicky (played by Vicky), as they are caught getting intimate and then pressurised to get married …

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Elite private schools illegally increase fee in Peshawar


September 15, 2018

PESHAWAR: Some private elite schools of the provincial capital have jacked up monthly fee in violation of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Regulatory Authority Act, 2017, insist parents of the students. They said they’re shocked by the sudden fee increase as they’d expected relief after the intervention of the Peshawar High Court and the recently-established KP Private Schools Regulatory Authority to regulate …

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PIA flights delayed due to issues in new IT system


September 15, 2018

RAWALPINDI: Hundreds of passengers have been facing inconveniences and delays at the new Islamabad International Airport for the second day on Friday due to technical difficulties in the operation of a new system for air ticket reservations. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had launched a new system for ticket reservation on Wednesday and had switched to services provided by a Turkish …

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Entry of 23 ulema in Pindi banned


September 15, 2018

RAWALPINDI: Citing intelligence that objectionable speeches/sermons may lead to law and order situation during Muharram, the local administration has banned the entry of 23 ulema in the district. Besides, gagging orders have been issued against nine other religious personalities. Meanwhile, surveillance of 33 individuals placed on the fourth schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 has been started by a joint …

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No wrongdoing in Grand Hyatt project, FIA tells SC


September 15, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has informed the Supreme Court that all charges of wrongdoing in the land lease for construction of Grand Hyatt Hotel have been dropped after a fact-finding committee falsified the claims made by a team which had earlier investigated the scam. A report submitted to the apex court showed that facts were distorted to target …

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Sahiwal headmistress critically injures minor for ‘using her toilet’


September 15, 2018

SAHIWAL: A public school headmistress tortured a Class II student for allegedly using her toilet in an emergency. The incident happened at the Government Girls Middle School in village 2/10-L near Harappa city on Thursday noon. Iram Shahzadi was so critically injured that she received 10 stitches to her private organs. Dr Zahid confirmed to Dawn over phone that the …

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Judge recuses himself from PHOTA DG hiring case


September 15, 2018

LAHORE: Justice Chaudhry Muhammad Iqbal of the Lahore High Court on Friday recused himself from a petition challenging appointment of Prof Dr Faisal Masood as director general of the Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority (PHOTA). Known orthopedic surgeon Prof Dr Amir Aziz had filed a petition challenging the appointment of Prof Masood through a public interest litigation. The Punjab government …

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PM due in Karachi tomorrow


September 15, 2018

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan is arriving in Karachi on a one day visit on Sunday. This will be his first visit after becoming Prime Minister of Pakistan. The prime minister would visit the mausoleum of the Quaid-i-Azam, lay a wreath and offer fateha. He would also visit Mazar of Mohtarma Fatimah Jinnah and Shaheed-i-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan to offer …

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Brokering peace between Pakistan and India


September 15, 2018

KARACHI: In moments of crisis, Pakistan and India have become more dependent rather than less dependent, on the outside world, said Dr Moeed Yusuf on Friday. The associate vice president of the Asia Centre, United States Ins­t­itute of Peace, gave a talk on the two nuclear powers in the auditorium of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) here. Pakistan and …

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18 more witnesses testify in Baldia factory fire case


September 15, 2018

KARACHI: Eighteen prosecution witnesses recorded their testimonies before an antiterrorism court on Friday in the Baldia factory fire case. The ATC-VI judge, who is conducting the trial in the judicial complex inside the Kara­chi central prison, summoned remaining witnesses on Sept 24 to record their statements. Nine accused — including Muttahida Qaumi Movement lawmaker Rauf Siddiqui, Abdul Rehman alias Bhola …

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