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Kohat Tunnel closed after suicide bombs kill 8

Kohat Tunnel closed after suicide bombs kill 8

PESHAWAR – The Pak-Japan Friendship Kohat Tunnel, connecting southern districts and tribal regions with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital Peshawar, was closed for traffic late on Friday after suicide attacks in the tunnel killed eight people and injured another 19.
Following the incident, authorities closed the tunnel and diverted traffic towards the 100-year-old Kotal Pass. According to details, two suicide attackers targeted the Kohat Tunnel late on Friday, with the first attacking a

UoE closed as protests continue

LAHORE – The University of Education (UoE) administration on Friday decided to shutdown the varsity until February 4 in wake of prevailing tension on the campus. It is learnt the decision has been taken to avoid any further unpleasant situation in wake of strong agitation by university students.
Union activists and UoE students have been protesting ever since Acting VC Farhat Saleem terminated services of two faculty members on January 17. Many demonstrations staged by protesting

16-year-old case closed – NAB exonerates Mukhtar citing lack of evidence

ISLAMABAD – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (Rtd) Syed Deedar Hussain Shah on Wednesday approved closure of a sixteen-year old corruption inquiry against Defence Minister Ch Ahmed Mukhtar citing lack of ‘substantial evidence’.
He issued directives while chairing the NAB Executive Board meeting held here. The meeting approved cases for filing references against notables from Punjab and Balochistan including former minister and PPP leader Mir Baz Mohammad

Educational institutions to remain closed today

ISLAMABAD – Owing to the assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, all the educational institutions in federal capital will remain closed on Wednesday (today).
Education Ministry’s spokesman said that all schools and colleges being run under the federal directorate of education would remain closed today in protest against the killing of Salman Taseer.
All universities in the capital including International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), Quaid-e-Azam University

SBP closed on Saturday

karachi – The State Bank of Pakistan and all offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation, inclusive of public debt offices, will remain closed for public dealing on Saturday, the January 1, 2011, which has been declared as a bank holiday.
All banks/DFIs shall, therefore, remain closed for public dealing on the above mentioned date. However, staff of SBP, SBPBSC, banks/ DFIs will attend the office as usual.

Moscow’s main airport closed after overnight snow

MOSCOW – Moscow’s Domodedovo airport was closed and thousands of Muscovites were left without power on Sunday after a heavy overnight snowfall, the RIA Novosti news agency said.
It quoted an airport spokeswoman as saying flights at the airport, Russia’s busiest, were halted after two electricity substations were knocked out. “The airport service is suspended,” the spokeswoman, Elena Galanova, was quoted as saying, adding that it was not clear when operations would resume.

CNG remains elusive, stations closed owing to low pressure

LAHORE: CNG could not be found in most areas of Lahore on Sunday, as CNG stations were closed owing to low gas pressures. A large number of motorists were seen roaming from one CNG station to another and the commodity was not even available in Johar Town, a known hub of CNG stations, Garden Town, Model Town, Allama Iqbal Town, Faisal Town, Muslim Town, Canal View, Gulberg, Shadman and Mughalpura.
Stations selling CNG had long car queues lined up, as commuters rushed to fill

NUML closed for three days for security fears

ISLAMABAD: The National University of Modern Languages (NUML)’s management on Thursday decided to close the varsity for three days after getting threats of an attack.
A large contingent of police, led by Industrial Area Station House Officer (SHO) Rana Akram, cordoned off the university and reviewed security arrangements. The security supervisor of the university, Mazhar Hussain, confirmed that the Interior Ministry had warned the university of a possible suicide attack,

German Reichstag partly closed after security scare

BERLIN: The Reichstag in Berlin was closed for tourists on Monday following reports of a plot by Islamist extremists to attack the German parliament building.
One of Germany’s most popular tourist attractions, the cupola on the Reichstag is visited by some three million tourists each year. On Monday, only groups with an advance booking were allowed through police barricades set up outside.
A spokesman for the Reichstag offered no explanation for the closing of tourist