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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015


PIA clarifies news regarding delayed New York bound flight

ISLAMABAD, JUL 22(DNA) -PIA has denied the news story appearing in a section of the press regarding PIA’ New York bound flight delayed for 17 hours due to wedding of Prime Minister’s granddaughter. The said news is totally baseless and unfounded. PIA spokesman said here on Wednesday. The Prime Minister travelled to Jeddah with family as a revenue passenger along with other revenue passengers and similarly returned again as a revenue passenger along with other revenue passengers.

Imran Khan still backs talks with TTP

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has again reiterated his stance that negotiations with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) should be initiated.“If America can negotiate with the Afghan Taliban, Pakistan and Afghanistan should also negotiate with them (Taliban),” said Imran while speaking to the media after meeting members of Army Public School (APS) Shuhada Forum.Imran announced the observance of a minute of silence on December 16 to honour the victims of APS Peshawar. He also announced the formation of a committee to negotiate on behalf of APS Shuhada Forum withRead More

Israel declares stone-throwers terrorist, approves 20 years prison

JERUSALEM: Israel’s parliament imposed tougher penalties of up to 20 years prison for people throwing stones at vehicles and roads, a move one Palestinian official branded racist and excessive.Lawmakers voted 69 to 17 to increase the punishments late on Monday, approving legislation proposed after a wave of Palestinian protests last year in East Jerusalem.“Tolerance toward terrorists ends today. A stone-thrower is a terrorist and only a fitting punishment can serve as a deterrent and just punishment,” Israel’s Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, of the far-right Jewish Home party, said in aRead More

Paris airport imposes fine of 40,000 euros on PIA

LAHORE: The Paris Airport Authority has imposed a fine of 40,000 euros on the Pakistan International Airlines for violating ‘curfew hours’ (at the airport).The Paris Airport Authority has recently written a letter to the PIA asking it to pay 40,000 euros for violating the curfew hours (between 12 mid night to 6am at the airport) in last September by its Lahore-Paris flight.The PIA flight landed and took off in curfew hours. According to a source, the Paris Airport Authority has warned the PIA to strictly follow its rules and avoidRead More