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Tuesday, May 19th, 2015


Safoora Goth massacre masterminds detained: CM Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Tuesday said security authorities had apprehended masterminds of the Safoora Goth massacre, in which 45 people of the Ismaili community lost their lives. While talking to media persons in Nawabshah, the Sindh chief minister said the alleged militants, who admitted to planning the bus attack, had been arrested from Karachi. The arrested suspects also pointed out names and details of their accomplices, he added. Shah said statements of witnesses had been investigated and verified, adding that soon the actual attackers willRead More

FIA takes records, officials of Axact into custody during a raid

ISLAMABAD: A team of the Federal Investigation Agency’s cyber crime unit entered local IT company Axact’s Islamabad and Karachi offices on Tuesday and collected manuals, records and computers as evidence in the ongoing investigation of a global fake degrees scam.’ FIA Deputy Director Tahir Tanveer saidn that the Axact offices in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi have been sealed and that around 22 employees of the IT Company were taken into custody by the Islamabad investigating team. Meanwhile, a team of the FIA’s corporate crime unit also visited Axact’sRead More

Blast outside Afghan ministry kills 5, wounds several

KABUL: A bomb exploded in the parking lot of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Justice on Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens as civil servants were leaving work for the day, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and vowed to kill more “slave” judges. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid made the statement in an email to journalists a few hours after the car bomb exploded. Ministry of Interior spokesman Sediq Sediqqi confirmed the deaths of five by telephone, while Mohammad Ismail Kawusi, a spokesman for the MinistryRead More

Government prepares special Ramazan package

ISLAMABAD, 19 MAY, (DNA) – Government has prepared a special Ramazan package to provide essential commodities to the consumers at reduced rate during the Holy month of Ramazan. Responding to a point of order in Senate, leader of the House, Raja Zafar-ul-Haq said this package will be introduced before the start of Ramazan. He said that the religious scholars of different schools of thought have agreed to a uniform Sehar-o-Iftar timing. Responding to a call attention notice moved by Shahi Syed about imprisonment of sixteen Pakistani nationals in the prisonsRead More

Spanish companies to Pakistan for explore joint ventures

ISLAMABAD, 19 MAY, (DNA) – The economy of Pakistan is on a sustainable growth trajectory and many Spanish companies are interested to explore Pakistan for joint ventures and direct investment in various sectors, observed Suprio Bose, Managing Director of ACCIO Barcelona’s Regional Office in Asia while addressing business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI). ACCIO Barcelona is an organization representing industry, trade, investment related companies of Catalonia region. He said a delegation of leading Spanish companies would visit Pakistan in September this year and he was onRead More

PM’s initiative for access to justice at door steps

ISLAMABAD, 19 MAY, (DNA) – PML-N Government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, considers it an obligatory responsibility to safeguard the rights of masses through all possible means and to deliver justice at the door steps of the complainant. Federal departments should be at their toe to redress the grievances of masses particularly to protect the rights of vulnerable segments including women and children. This was said by the Special Assistant to the Prime minister, Mr Ashtar Ausaf Ali, during the briefing of Federal Ombudsman Mr. Salman FaruquiRead More