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Firing on a vehicle in Peshawar kills 2 injures 3

5 family members killed in firing at Majlis in Karachi

PESHAWAR: Two people were killed and two others injured when unidentified assailants opened fire at a vehicle in Peshawar’s Hayatabad area on Friday. According to the police sources, Wali Ahmad Jan and his sons Ali Murtaza and Awais were travelling in a car when unknown motorcyclists opened fire at them. Ali Murtaza was killed on the spot while Wali Ahmed and Awais sustained injuries. Police sources said the targeted victims belong to the Shia community. Moreover, a guard Iqrar Hussain present at the spot also suffered bullet wounds and laterRead More

Pak Germany sign 8mln Euros agreement 

ISLAMABAD, 22 MAY, (DNA) – The Government of Pakistan has received additional support of 8.00 Million Euro for AJK Health Infrastructure Program. Azad Jammu & Kashmir to be utilized under the Health Project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development through KFW Development Bank. The agreement has been signed by the Secretary Economic Affairs Division Mr. Muhammad Saleem Sethi, the Director of the KFW Office Pakistan, KFW Development Bank Wolf Gang Moellers and the Secretary Health of AJ&K, Brig. Tariq Hussain in the presence of AlmutRead More

Alexander to pay first ever visit by a Belarusian President to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus is visiting Islamabad on May 26-27 at the invitation of the President of Pakistan, a statement issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Friday. It may be added that this visit of President Alexander Lukashenko will be the first ever visit by a Belarusian President to Pakistan. The President of Belarus is leading a high powered Delegation. A strong Business Delegation will precede the Presidential entourage for the first Pakistan Belarus Business and Investment Forum that will be held on 25th May. During theRead More

40 feared killed in suicide attack on Imambargah in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: A suicide bomber has blown himself at a Shiite mosque (Imambargah) in the east of Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers. Local residents say the explosion has killed and wounded at least 40 people. The blast took place at the Imam Ali mosque in the town of al-Qadeeh, Qatif province. One witness said there were at least 40 casualties in the attack, where more than 150 people were praying. “We were doing the first part of the prayers when we heard the blast,” Kamal Jaafar Hassan, one of the worshipers,Read More

LHC declares money-laundering petition against Nawaz inadmissible

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Friday dismissed a 26-year-old petition against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif carrying money laundering charges by declaring it inadmissible. Barrister Javed Iqbal Jafree had filed the petition in 1991 submitting that Nawaz had shifted billions of rupees abroad illegally. He had further alleged that Sharif had misused his powers and had made a number of appointments in violation of merit. He said the prime minister did not meet the criteria of being a member of Parliament as prescribed in Articles 62 andRead More

Raid on Zulfiqar Mirza house, supporters detained

KARACHI: A heavy contingent of police on Friday entered the residence of disgruntled and disowned leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party and Sindh’s former home minister Dr Zulfiqar Ali Mirza in Phase V of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and arrested several supporters. At least four police mobile vans and several armoured personnel carriers took part in the raid. Security personnel, acting on information about the presence of wanted persons who had not been granted bail, conducted the raid during which eight to ten supporters of the former provincial home ministerRead More