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ASWJ leader, 4 others held for Karachi bank robbery

KARACHI: Four men, including a local leader from the banned ASWJ, accused of being involved in a bank heist were arrested Wednesday during an operation conducted by personnel of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) team of the police in Karachi’s Nursery area. The suspects include Zafarullah s/o Naseerullah, Farhan s/o Numan, Raees s/o Haji Rehmat and Inayatullah s/o Haji Kher Mohammad. The men were held for breaking into Summit Bank situated in Baloch Colony last month, and walking off with cash and 12 repeater shotguns and pistols belonging to theRead More

Joint Communiqué: Pakistan, Tajikistan pledge to work hand in hand

ISLAMABAD, JUNE 10 (DNA) –Both Pakistan and Tajikistan have pledged to work hand in hand to promote bilateral relations besides extending cooperation to each other on various sforas. This resolve was expressed in a joint communiqué issued on Wednesday after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif concluded his two day visit to Tajikistan. Here is the text of the joint communiqué: “The Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, accompanied by a high-level delegation, visited the Republic of Tajikistan on 09-10 June, 2015 at the invitation of theRead More

PIA dismisses 5 crew members questioned in London  

KARACHI: The management of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Tuesday terminated services of five crew members on flight PK-788 from London to Karachi for violating rules and regulations. A day earlier it had been reported that United Kingdom’s customs authority detained five PIA crew members from the same flight — PK-788 — on charges of smuggling and money laundering. At that time a PIA spokesperson had said that UK’s border security force had stopped the crew for questioning, adding that they had not been detained. The spokesperson said five crewRead More

PM Nawaz addresses ‘Water for Life’ conference in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday addressed the Conference on Implementation of the International Decade for Action, ‘Water for Life’ 2005-2025, after arriving in Tajikistan on a two-day official visit. “This conference is a fresh reminder that the challenge is yet to be overcome,” PM Nawaz said while addressing the conference. “Our work is still not complete.” “Millions remain without access to water, while for billions access to sanitation facilities continues to be an out-of-reach luxury,” the premier added. “By 2025, two third of the world’s population might beRead More

Pak grants food of $5mln to Rohingya camps, draws UN attention to issue

ISLAMABAD: A cabinet committee formed to tackle issues over the plight of Rohingya Muslims has decided on a $5 million grant in the form of food to be channelled through the World Food Program for distribution in Rohingya camps in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Pakistan will also appeal to the United Nations to impress upon the Myanmar government to grant Rohingya Muslims equal citizenship rights and ensure the protection of the oppressed minority community. Recommendations to intensify diplomatic efforts in this regard were made by the special committee— comprising InteriorRead More

Nawaz urges UN Secretary General to resolve Kashmir issue

DUSHANBE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday urged UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to play a proactive role in promoting peace in the region, adding that it was incumbent on the UN Security Council to ensure early implementation of its commitment as reflected in the resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir. Nawaz met the UN secretary general in Tajikistan on the sidelines of the International Conference on the Implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Life,” 2005-15. Talking about Indo-Pak ties, Nawaz said there appeared to be no acknowledgement ofRead More