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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015


Sartaj calls Indonesia FM, condoles the death of Heri in Naltar

ISLAMABAD, 12 MAY, (DNA) – The Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, called his Indonesian counterpart, Retno Marsudi, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia. The Adviser offered deep condolences and sympathies over the loss of life of Heri Listyawati, wife of Ambassador Burhan Muhammad, who also got injured, in a tragic helicopter crash in the Northern Areas on 8 May. Appreciating the services of late Listyawati, the Adviser paid tribute to Madam Listyawati for being an ardent promoter of strong bonds ofRead More

Helicopter crash survivor Ambassador Emilian unfolds facts

Helicopter crash survivor Ambassador Emilian unfolds facts Says it is a miracle to be safe and sound after the crash; shares agonizing moments when chopper was coming down; praises military and civilians for rescue operations; prays for the victims ISLAMABAD, May 12 (DNA) –Ambassador of Romania Emilian Ion, who survived miraculously in Naltar helicopter crash, has said it is a miracle that he is alive today keeping in view the way his helicopter crashed.

7.3 magnitude quake strikes devastated Nepal

KATHMANDU, 12 MAY, (DNA) – A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck devastated Nepal on Tuesday, sending terrified residents running into the streets in the capital Kathmandu, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake struck at 12:35pm local time in the Himalayan nation some 76 kilometres east of Kathmandu, more than two weeks after a 7.8-magnitude quake which killed more than 8,000 people. The latest quake hit at a depth of 15.0 kilometres, according to the USGS.It had earlier measured the quake at 7.4.

PM, govt officials arrive in Kabul

ISLAMABAD, 12 MAY, (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has arrived in Kabul on a day-long official visit to Afghanistan on the invitation of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. The prime minister and his accompanying delegation was received at the airport by Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and Minister of Finance Eklil Ahmad Hakimi. The prime minister is accompanied on this visit by the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs SyedRead More

Saulat Mirza hanged at Machh Jail

QUETTA, 12 MAY, (DNA) – Convicted murderer Saulat Mirza was hanged to death in the early hours of Tuesday at Balochistan’s Machh Jail. Mirza’s body was shifted from Machh Jail to the Edhi morgue in Quetta. Eighteen family members accompanied his body from Machh to Quetta. His body will be flown to Karachi in the evening today (Tuesday). Mirza had been on death row for nearly 17 years. Sentenced to death in 1999, Mirza was initially scheduled to be executed on March 19 this year after Pakistan lifted its moratoriumRead More

First export ship leaves Gwadar

FSG delegation lauded the services of Pak Army for developmental activities and maintaining of law and order in Balochistan

GWADAR: The Gwadar Port, which started its operations about eight years ago, for the first time on Monday handled commercial containerised cargo for export of seafood. M V Zi Jingson, a bulk-break vessel of the China Overseas Shipping Co (Cosco), which reached Gwadar port’s outer anchorage late Sunday evening, was allotted berth on Monday to load reefer containers, laden with sea-food. The export shipment will be unloaded at Jebel Ali, Dubai, from where a larger ship will carry these reefer containers to Far-East with its expected destination to Malaysia andRead More