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PM announces “Sitara-e-Pakistan” for Naltar crash victims

ISLAMABAD, 12 MAY, (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has announced awarding of “Sitara-e-Pakistan” posthumously for late ambassadors of Norway, Philippines and late spouses of ambassadors of Indonesia and Malaysia who lost their lives in chopper crash in Naltar valley near Gilgit Friday last. Paying rich tributes to them here at the Foreign Office during condolence meeting, the Prime Minister counted their valuable services and said that they were strong supporters of forging closer relations between Pakistan and their respective countries. “We will always remember their valuable contributions,” heRead More

Indonesian envoy ambulance lands in India

ISLAMABAD, May 11 (DNA): Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan Burhan Muhammad who was injured in the Naltar incident on Monday left for Singapore for medical treatment, but his ambulance landed in India becuase his health deteriorated suddenly. Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch saw him off at the airport. Later talking to newsmen, Abdul Qadir Baloch said the Indonesian Ambassador has been sent to Burn Centre in Singapore for treatment. He said the whole Pakistani nation and government prays for the early recovery of those injured in Naltar incident. Ambassador ofRead More

Workers’ remittances rise 16% to $15 billion

ISLAMABAD, May 11 (DNA): Workers’ remittances rise 16% to $15 billion in the first ten months of FY15 Overseas Pakistani workers remitted $14,969.66 million in the first ten months (July to April) of FY15, showing a significant growth of 16.06% compared with $12,897.91 million received during the same period in the preceding year.During April 2015, the inflow of worker’s remittances amounted to $1,640.58 million, whichis 4.0% higher than March 2015 and 25.06% higher than April 2014, the State Bank of Pakistan said.

Helicopter crash: Romanian ambassador thanks friends for their prays

ISLAMABAD (DNA) –Ambassador of Romania Emilian Ion has thanked all his friends who prayed for him after the deadly helicopter crash on May 8 in Naltar.In his message, he said, “ I would like to convey my sincere condolences to the families of my dear colleagues and friends, Ambassador of Norway, Ambassador of the Philippines, wife of Ambassador of Malaysia and wife of Ambassador of Indonesia, as well as of the two pilots and the mechanic of the helicopter, who lost their lives in the unfortunate accident.

Shaharyar optimistic about Pakistan-India Test series in December

NEW DELHI: Pakistan wants to host the first bilateral Test tour by India in eight years in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in December, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Sunday after meeting Indian board chief Jagmohan Dalmiya in Kolkata.The tour, comprising three Tests, five one-dayers and two Twenty20 games is part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the PCB and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) last year to play five series in the next eight years.

SC suspends election tribunal’s verdict on NA-125

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday suspended the decision of an election tribunal in Lahore which ordered for re-election in NA-125 constituency. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, issued the order in response to a petition submitted by Khawaja Saad Rafique who was declared victorious during the 2013 general elections from the constituency.