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Thursday, May 28th, 2015


President of Belarus arrives in Islamabad

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

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

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, 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

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