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Thursday, May 28th, 2015

 

President of Belarus arrives in Islamabad

Islamabad: 28th May - President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko being presented a bouquet on his 
arrival at Nur Khan Airbase Islamabad on Thursday. - DNA Photo

ISLAMABAD: President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko arrived Islamabad on Thursday on two-day state visit to Pakistan at the invitation of the President Mamnoon Hussain. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif welcomed the visiting dignitary at Nur Khan Airbase. Twenty-one gun salute was presented to the President of Belarus as his plane landed at the Airbase. Two children wearing traditional dress presented flowers to the visiting dignitary. This will be the first ever visit by a Belarusian President to Pakistan. Take a look at Alexander to pay first ever visit by aRead More


Convicted plane hijackers hanged after 17 years

Hyderabad: 28th May - Rescue workers standing near the body of 
convicted airplane hijacker Sabir Balouch who was executed in 
Central Jail Hyderabad on Thursday. - DNA Photo by Janali Laghari

KARACHI/HYDERABAD 28 MAY, (DNA) – Three men convicted of hijacking an airplane in May 1998 were executed early morning Thursday. Shahsawar Baloch and Sabir Baloch were hanged in Central Jail Hyderabad, while Shabbir Baloch was executed in Central Jail Karachi. Mercy pleas filed by the three had already been rejected by the president. The three men had hijacked Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight 544 enroute from Turbat to Karachi, just four days before Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May 1998. However, the Pakistan Army as well as law enforcement agencies thwarted theRead More


DPO Sialkot gets reinstated

Lahore: 26th May - Angry lawyers holding a protest demonstration against the brutal killing of two lawyers 
in Daska, on Tuesday. - DNA Photo by Shahbaz Sindhu

SIALKOT, May 28 (DNA): Station Housing Officers (SHOs) in Sialkot district took back their resignations as negotiations between Regional Police Officer (RPO) Sialkot and SHOs came to a successful ending. In the aftermath of tragedy of Daska, Punjab government had made DPO Sialkot Officer on Special Duty (OSD). Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Daska Wasim Dar had also been removed from his post after which SHOs of Sialkot district decided to resign en masse to protest the decision. In context of the situation, RPO Sialkot negotiated with SHOs of the districtRead More


Imran Khan promises ‘revolution’ in KP after LG elections

Skardu: 28th May - Reham Khan, spouse of Imran Khan, chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) waving 
hands to the adoring supporters and workers of PTI after when she arrived at the party gathering in Skardu 
on Thursday. - DNA Photo

SKARDU, May 28 (DNA): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Thursday that he believes elections will take place in 2015 and PTI will come to power. He also said that revolution will come in Khyber Pakhtunkwa (KP) by the means of local body elections. “It is the local government system that will bring the real change and improve your condition, you will witness revolution in KPK now,” Imran said while addressing a rally here. Imran Khan said that he had waited 19 years to address a crowd in Gilgit-Baltistan.Read More


Information ministry directs Pemra to not broadcast Bol tv

Information ministry directs Pemra against broadcast of Bol

ISLAMABAD: The federal information ministry wrote a letter to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), asking it not to broadcast BOL TV channel till completion of investigation into the degree scam by Axact — the parent company of the upcoming television and newspaper group. A letter has been sent to Pemra to stop Bol’s transmission on a temporary basis, Information ministry said in a statement. A detailed NYT report titled “Fake Diplomas, Real Cash: Pakistani Company Axact Reaps Millions”  written by New York Times Pakistan bureau chief Declan Walsh had outlinedRead More