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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015


Egypt protests Islamabad’s criticism of Morsi death sentence

CAIRO: Egypt summoned Pakistan’s charge d’affaires to protest Islamabad’s criticism of the death sentence handed down to ousted President Mohamed Morsi, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday. Egypt denounces any “interference in its internal affairs which casts a shadow on relations between the two countries,” the ministry said in a statement a day after summoning Mohamed Eijaz. Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president and more than 100 other defendants were sentenced to death by a court on May 16 for their role in a mass prison break during the 2011Read More

Security forces kill 7 militants in Karachi

KARACHI: Seven militants were killed in raids by security forces in Karachi, a military official said Tuesday. Brig Gen Mohammad Khurram told reporters that the two overnight raids came after reports that militants from Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) planned to attack a security forces headquarters near the airport. Khurram said that in the first raid, three militants were trapped in a building and killed themselves by detonating explosive vests. He added that in the second raid, security forces killed three militants while a fourth blew himself up. After the Pakistani armyRead More

Saudi Arabia executes 10 Pakistanis in 2015

RIYADH: Ten Pakistanis have been executed in Saudi Arabia so far in 2015, as the kingdom’s total number of executions rose to 88 on Tuesday. The interior ministry identified the latest to be put to death as Saudi nationals Awad al-Rowaili and Lafi al-Shammary, who were convicted of smuggling amphetamines. They were executed in the northern region of Jawf, the ministry said in a statements on Tuesday. Another Saudi, Mohammed al-Shihri, was separately put to death in the southwestern region of Asir for murder. The conservative Islamic kingdom executed 87Read More

Kids carnival kick starts at PC Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI, MAY 26 (DNA) – Abdul Hayee, Deputy General Manager, Pearl Continental Hotel Rawalpindi along with the Children and families inaugurated the ‘Kids Carnival’ at the Pearl Continental Hotel, Rawalpindi.The General Manager told the media “We always focus and try our level best to provide a family environment and entertainment to the visitors”In this casual carnival for children, the Hotel had put up over 35 game booths where the guests could try their luck, have their fortunes told, win gift hampers through lucky draws or sit down to a festiveRead More

Low attendance mars Argentina national day reception

ISLAMABAD, MAY 26 (DNA) –Low attendance marred the Argentina national day reception as a very small number of guests attended the show, diplomatic as well as civil society sources told DNA.Diplomats and members of civil society who attended the event were surprised to see a small number of people keeping in view the 10 year stay of the Argentina ambassador in Pakistan.Many diplomats were of the view that since the Argentina ambassador is expected to leave Pakistan after completing his tenure therefore people did not show any interest in theRead More