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FIA starts investigation against CDA on illegal slums

ISLAMABAD, 11 OCT (DNA) – Federal Investigation Authority has started investigation against the Capital Development Authority for providing facilities to illegal slums of sector H-9 and H-10. FIA believes that some officials in the CDA’s related departments allowed illegal slums on greenbelts and government land and providing water, gas, electricity to the slums. Some CDA officials have also been accused of receiving monthly extortion from the residents. According to the FIA sources, the facilities had been provided in Akram Masih Gill colony and “Rimsha colony in sectors of H-9 and H-10 thatRead More

Afridi, Misbah, Amir keen to play in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Nearly 200 foreign cricketers have expressed interest in the Bangladesh Premier League despite security threats that forced the Australian team to cancel its tour of the country, officials said Sunday. Tainted Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir and Chris Gayle from the West Indies are among the foreigners, along with 48 from England and four from Australia, a Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) official said. “So far 182 foreign players including 52 from Pakistan and 48 from England have formally expressed their interest to play this year,” said BPL technical committeeRead More

Air China includes Pakistan in expansion bid

KARACHI: As Air China looks to consolidate its position in Asia, in a bid to take on regional competitors, Pakistan will soon be on its wide international network as well with a significant focus on connecting passengers to North America, officials said on Saturday. The Chinese national flag carrier will be starting a new service on the Beijing-Islamabad-Karachi sector from October 26 in hopes of capturing a larger market by offering competitive fares and premium service. “The relationship between Pakistan and China goes back to 1974 when Air China startedRead More

Iran tests new precision-guided ballistic missile

DUBAI: Iran successfully tested a new precision-guided ballistic missile, Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan was quoted as saying on Sunday, signalling an apparent advance in Tehran’s attempts to improve the accuracy of its missile battery.”The Emad missile is able to strike targets with a high level of precision and completely destroy them,” state news agency IRNA quoted Dehghan as saying.Anthony Cordesman, a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, wrote in January that the Emad would have a range of 1,700 kilometres, 500 metres accuracy and a 750 kilogramRead More

At least 22 suspected terrorists killed in NWA air strikes

ISLAMABAD: At least 22 terrorists were killed in military airstrikes carried out in North Waziristan tribal region late on Saturday night, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations.Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets carried out aerial strikes close to Pak-Afghan border ahead of Datta Khel killing 22 terrorists, a spokesman for the ISPR said in a statement.It added that six militant hideouts were also destroyed as a result of strikes.