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Loadshedding prompts protests during Ramazan

ISLAMABAD, 19 JUNE (DNA) – Demonstrations were held in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa against the electricity load-shedding during the holy month of Ramazan. Protestors blocked the Islamabad-Peshawar motorway in Swabi district early Friday as they people had no electricity during “sehri.” Besides the protests in KPK, violent protest also took place in different parts of the country on Friday. In Hyderabad, angry protesters set ablaze HESCO office in Latifabad NO. 6. According to DNA Hyderabad correspondent, the protesters got violent while holding a demonstration against long-hour electricity load shedding in their area andRead More

13 people including a woman dead in road accidents in Rawalakot

RAWALAKOT: At least thirteen people including a woman and a teenage boy were killed and around 15 others wounded in two separate accidents on the same highway in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Friday. In the first accident, a public transport vehicle that was bringing passengers from Rawalpindi to a village on the outskirts of Rawalakot plunged into a ravine near a bridge on Goin Nullah road at about 8 am. As a result, five people, including a woman, died on the spot and some 15 others were injured,Read More

COAS spends first Ramazan with Khyber Agency troops

KHYBER AGENCY: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif spent the entire day on Friday with troops and tribal people in Khyber Agency. The army chief first visited Jawaro near the Pak-Afghan border and reviewed progress of the ongoing operation, which is in its concluding phase, said a statement issued by the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR). General Raheel commended the troops on their professional commitment and paid rich tributes to their sacrifices in restoring peace and bringing normalcy to the troubled region of Khyber Agency. He said that terroristRead More

PAF Super Mushshak outshines at Romanian Air Show

BUCHAREST: The Super Mushshak took off to skies of Bucharest in presence of a gathering of Romanian media and public for performing aerobatics at air show on Friday. The crowed available were left impressed by the aerobatic performance, maneuverability and stability of this indigenously developed light aircraft. A similar aerobatics performance was presented during practice for air show to rally in a huge crowd. Pakistan Aeronautical Complex team is representing Pakistan for the first time in the history of Romanian Air show amid heightened expectation of expected sales of theRead More

PM furious over load shedding during Sehr, Iftar

ISLAMABAD, 19 JUNE (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has on Friday expressed annoyance at unscheduled load shedding during the Sehr and Iftar hours and has demanded an immediate answer from the Ministry of Water and Power over this issue. PM was furious over the situation and scolded the officials, taking notice of the load shedding. He demanded an answer from the Ministry of Water and Power and directed them to address the complaints at the earliest. DNA

Govt committed to resolve problems of Overseas Pakistanis: PM

ISLAMABAD, 19 JUNE (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that resolution of the problems of Overseas Pakistanis is top priority of his government. He said this while talking to office bearers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Overseas Chapter, in Islamabad on Friday. The Prime Minister said that the office bearers of PML-N overseas chapter are the Ambassadors of Pakistan. He urged them to promote Pakistan’s soft image world over. The delegation apprised the Prime Minister the problems faced by Pakistani Diaspora and discussed the organizational matters ofRead More