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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Fwd: ARY News: Highlights of the Day (29-10-13)

   October 29, 2013 Tuesday

Victims of US drone attack to appear before Congress

Washington: A family from Pakistan which has been victimized by the American drone attacks will appear in the U.S. congress and will share their experience, ARY News reported.

According to a foreign news agency, Pakistani citizen Rafiq Ur Rehman his two kids Nabila and Zubair from Waziristan will appear in American congress where they...Read More

Saudi religious leader urges youths not to fight in Syria

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's grand mufti, the highest religious authority in the birthplace of Islam, has urged young Saudis to refrain from fighting in Syria.

The kingdom has backed the rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad, publicly calling on the world powers to "enable" Syrians to protect themselves, but is wary that...Read More

German parliament to meet over U.S. spying scandal

Berlin: Germany's parliament will hold a special session on reports the United States tapped Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone and left-wing parties demanded a public inquiry calling in witnesses including former U.S. intelligence operative Edward Snowden.

Her conservative party, now in talks with the opposition Social...Read More

Australian PM announces withdrawal of military from Afghanistan

Canberra:  Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday to mark the withdrawal of Australia's military involvement in the conflict, his office said.

Abbott arrived at the Australian headquarters at Tarin Kowt under tight security for a ceremony to mark the end of Australia's involvement...Read More

LEAs conduct raids amid undeclared curfew in Lyari

KARACHI: Paramilitary Rangers and Police in targeted operations in Lyari killed a gangster and arresting six other accused, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

An undeclared night curfew imposed in several localities of Lyari during crackdown against criminals. The operation was initiated in Baghdadi and Eidu Lane areas of Lyari when the accused...Read More

Peshawar Commissioner succumbs to burn injuries

ISLAMABAD: Peshawar Commissioner Sahibzada Anis was passed away in a hospital in Rawalpindi on Tuesday morning, ARY News reported.

Sahibzada Anis ur Rehman was severely burnt as a fire broke out in a flat in Islamabad on Saturday. He was admitted at ICU of a hospital in Rawalpindi where he succumbed to his injuries early morning today.Read More

US drone strike kills senior Al-Shabab members

Mogadishu: At least two killed as anonymous US official confirms an attack was launched in southern Somalia.

A United States military strike has hit a car carrying senior members of the al-Shabab armed group in Somalia, killing at least two people including the group's top explosives expert, according to rebel and US sources.Read More

Court bars Najam Sethi to work as Chairman PCB

ISLAMABAD: A bench of Islamadad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday barred the Acting Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board to perform his duties as chairman PCB, ARY News reports.

The bench also suspended the interim committee of the cricket board during the hearing of contempt of court case against the PCB caretaker chairman Najam Sethi.
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Fish exports accelerated due to EU ban uplift

The uplift of EU ban increased the fish exports after six years, the larger sales are in China and Vietnam.

Exports of fish and fish preparations exceeded 36,000 tonnes during July-September, up 33 per cent from where they stood in a year-ago period.

Earnings from foreign sales also rose 34 per cent to $85 million. Earlier,...Read More

Three Days Silk Route Festival in Gilgit-Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan: A Three days Silk Route Festival in the Hunza Nagar district is being celebrated starting from Monday, October 28. Locals in traditional style welcomed the foreign diplomats, ARY News reported.

 The Silk Route Festival continued to draw crowd on the second day of the event . Local residents in traditional style...Read More

Dera Bugti: Seven killed in attack at tribal elder's home

DERA BUGTI: At least seven persons were killed and one injured on Tuesday in attack over the house of a tribal elder in Dera Bugti in Balochistan, ARY News reports.

Unknown armed men attacked the house of tribal elder Wadero Tharra Khan in Lotti Gasfield area in Dera Bugti in mutiny hit southwestern province of Pakistan. In the attack...Read More

Increase in Flour price

Karachi: Flour millers increased the former-mill flour price by Re1 just after three to four days of Eidul Azha.

There is confusion in the market in accordance to the sources which explains that the millers had raised the prices without informing the Sindh government, while some said the millers increased the rates after knowing that...Read More

SC hears Karachi Unrest Case

KARACHI: The Supreme Court resumed the hearings of the Karachi Unrest Case in Karachi on Tuesday - ARY News reports.
The case was heard by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary,  Justice Jawwad S. Khwaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Gulzar Ahmad at the Karachi Registry.
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Delay in cane crushing worries KP growers

Sugarcane is ready to be harvested in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, but the owners fear that the buyers are reluctant to buy their production; it's a fright for them so as to lose money.

"An organised and influential lobby is at work again," claims sugarcane grower General Secretary of Kissan Board, Samad Saafi in Mardan, and...Read More

Imran Khan challenges Chairman NAB appointment in SC

ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan, Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI),  on Tuesday challenged the appointment of Chaudhary Qamar Zaman as the Chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, ARY News reports.

Hamid Khan Advocate on behalf of Imran Khan filed the petition.

The Petition,...Read More

Apple's results disappoint ahead of holiday quarter

Apple Inc's profit and margins slid despite selling 33.8 million iPhones in its September quarter, and greater China revenue climbed just 6 percent even though two Smartphone models hit store shelves in its second-largest market last month.

The unremarkable quarterly numbers prompted some disappointed investors to cash in...Read More

LB polls are a challenge for ECP, says Tasadduq

ISLAMABAD: Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jillani, Acting Chief of Election Commission of Pakistan, said on Tuesday in Islamabad that the holding Local Bodies elections are a big challenge for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) - ARY News reports.

A meeting of the ECP was chaired by the Acting Chief of ECP in which the Finance Secretary,...Read More

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