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Friday, May 29th, 2015


Two new ministers take oath, Rana Sanaullah back

LAHORE: Rana Sanaullah and Dr Aisha Ghaus Malik took oath as Punjab law minister provincial finance minister respectively at the Governor House in Punjab on Friday. Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana administered the oath of office to the newly sworn-in law minister. Rana had previously lost his ministry in the wake of last year’s Model Town tragedy during which at least eleven Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers were killed and over a 100 people injured after clashes with Punjab police. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had removed Rana and his ownRead More

CNG stations reopened in Punjab, Islamabad

LAHORE, 29 MAY (DNA) – Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations have been reopened in Islamabad and Punjab, said Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources. The Ministry has issued a notification to re-open the CNG stations across Punjab on Friday. As per details, CNG station owners who deposit Rs1.2 million in advance will be allowed to resume supply. The filling stations would remain open till June 6 without any break. All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) Chairman Ghayas Piracha thanked Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for his special support enablingRead More

UN, EU urge Pak to ensure women participation in polls

ISLAMABAD, 29 MAY (DNA) – The European Union Delegation and EU Member States, together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Friday called on the Government of Pakistan, the Provincial Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the leaders of political parties to investigate the allegations that women have been barred from voting in Local Gov’t elections. According to recent media reports, candidates, community elders and religious leaders in some constituencies are preventing women from voting in the local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which are scheduled to take place on Saturday 30 May.Read More

A teacher in China executed for sexually abusing 26 girls

BEIJING: China’s top court has executed a primary school teacher found guilty of raping or sexually abusing 26 girls. Li Jishun had raped 21 of his victims and sexually abused the other five in classrooms, dormitories, and the forest surrounding the village near Wushan town. He had committed these crimes between 2011 and 2012 while teaching at a village school in Gansu province. He preyed on pupils aged 4 to 11 who were “young and timid”, according to a statement by the Supreme People’s Court. It said there have been moreRead More

Blast near Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia kills 4

DAMMAM: A bombing took place outside a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia’s Dammam city at the time of Friday prayers. According to details, a car exploded near a Shia mosque in Dammam on Friday, killing four people, a witness said. The witness, told media he was with his family near the mosque when “a quick explosion” happened. He did not know the cause of the blast. He said acquaintances at the mosque told him an attendant was killed along with a bomber when he tried to prevent him from reaching it.Read More

Millitants kill 2 security personnel in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR: Two security personnel were killed and one injured Friday in North Waziristan’s Ghulam Khan area when militants opened fire at a security forces’ vehicle. According to security sources, militants targeted a security forces’ vehicle which was patrolling the area as per routine. Two security men were killed whereas one sustained injuries. The casualties were shifted to Miramshah hospital after the incident. The semi-autonomous tribal areas on the Afghan border have for years been a hideout for militants of all stripes, including Al Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban as wellRead More