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Malala urges 12 years free schooling for every child

LONDON: Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who won a Nobel peace prize for education campaigning, called on world leaders on Thursday to give 12 years of free schooling to every child following a major education summit, saying this was critical for girls. The World Education Forum, which ended in South Korea on Thursday, involved government ministers and non-government organisations from 160 countries to set education goals for the next 15 years to be embedded in a new set of global targets. They agreed to ensure these goals, which will be finalisedRead More

Water moot in Tajikistan carries huge importance: Ambassador Sherali

ISLAMABAD, MAY 21 (DNA) – Ambassador of Tajikistan to Pakistan Sherali Jononov has said upcoming water conference in Tajikistan is going to be a significant event. A large number of foreign delegates including delegates from Pakistan are scheduled to attend the conference.Ambassador Sherali expressed these views during a press conference held at the embassy on Thursday.The ambassador further said, our government has extended an invitation to Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and we hope he shall be able to make it to the conference. He told, many Pakistanis haveRead More

Court exempts Zardari from assets reference case

RAWALPINDI: An accountability court here on Thursday granted permanent exemption to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari from appearing before it in an illegal assets reference. Zardari had failed to appear for the hearing twice, citing reasons of poor health and lack of security. On his plea, Rawalpindi Accountability Court Judge Khalid Ranjha granted Zardari exemption from appearing before it, permitting him to be represented by his lawyer Farooq H. Naek in upcoming hearings of the case. The court has summoned witnesses for the nextRead More

Last living lion at Lohi Bher Park breathes its last

ISLAMABAD: The last living lion at the Lohi Bher Wildlife Park in Rawalpindi died on Thursday along with two antelopes. The lions reportedly died as a result of extreme heat and provision of low-quality meat. Deputy Director of the park Anwar Aman said that an investigation into the deaths of the animals will be carried out. Lohi Bher Park, which was established in 1992, is one of the three biggest wildlife parks in Punjab. It is situated on the outskirts of Rawalpindi. Deaths of zoo animals in Pakistan have beenRead More

ATC indicts 106 suspects in Christian couple lynching

LAHORE: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday indicted 106 suspects in the Kot Radha Kishan Christian couple lynching that took place last year. The court has also issued summons for tomorrow for witnesses in the case in order to record their statements against the suspects involved in Shama and Shahzad’s lynching. The indictment of the 106 came after the police submitted a challan (charge-sheet) against the suspects at the ATC in Lahore Thursday. The challan states that Maulvi Mohammad Hussain, Maulvi Arshad Baloch and Maulvi Noorul Hassan were involved inRead More

FO confirms agreement b/w ISI and NDS

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Qazi M.  Khalilullah confirmed the agreement between Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Afghan intelligence outfit National Directorate of Security (NDS) aimed at bolstering fight against terrorism. He said that the accord between the two agencies was part of a bilateral agreement in the field of security and counter-terrorism. The spokesman rejected a Sunday Times report about nuclear deal between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and said that there was no truth to such reports. “Pakistan is aware of its responsibilities as a nuclear state,” heRead More