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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015


PM vows to end power load-shedding in PML-N tenure

ISLAMABAD, Nov 03 (DNA): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Tuesday that energy sector reforms are top priority of the government, and the team is making relentless efforts to ensure no loadshedding within its tenure.He was talking to Chairman of the Board & CEO of the General Electric Mr. Jeffery R. I’mmelt, an official statement said.The Prime Minister said that due to the reform process of the government the industrial sector of Pakistan is now having zero loadshedding. He added that government is committed to remove loadshedding for domestic users alongRead More

Non-implementation of UNSC resolutions on Kashmir travesty of law and morality: Lodhi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Maleeha Lodhi at the UN said that the non-implementation of long-standing UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions on Kashmir were a travesty of law and morality.Drawing attention to the plight of the Kashmiri people, who have long been denied their right of self determination, she called for the urgent resolution of the issue in accordance with UNSC resolutions. Speaking in a debate on the “Right to Self-determination and Elimination of Racism”, Lodhi told the General Assembly’s Third Committee that the continued suffering ofRead More

LG elections: traditional politics rules supreme by Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

The local government (LG) elections that took place in parts of Punjab and Sindh province on October 31, 2015, put both the ruling PML N in Punjab and PPPP in Sindh in the commanding position. While the poll exercise yielded expected results for opinion polls had already heralded victory of both these ruling parties, nevertheless only a few expected that Imran Khan led PTI would sail badly in these elections. Analysts were forecasting neck-and-neck bout between the two rival parties in Punjab but PTI’s lackluster performance has not only annoyedRead More

Pakistan donates planeload of wheat to Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: On special instructions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and as a gesture of goodwill and solidarity with brotherly people and the Government of Afghanistan, the Government of Pakistan donated a planeload of wheat to Afghanistan on 30 October 2015 to help mitigate the food shortage in Afghanistan. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kabul handed over the donation to Afghan Deputy Minister/Deputy Chairman of the Afghan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), Mr. Aslam Sayas, at Kabul Airport in the presence of other Afghan officials. The Afghan officials thanked the Government of PakistanRead More

KP NAB arrests 9 officials for embezzlement

PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) arrested nine officials, including two serving 19-grade District Management Group officers, allegedly involved in the misuse of authority and embezzlement of funds. Serving Additional Secretary Planning and Development Dr Amber Ali BPS-19, Serving Director General Independent Monitoring Unit Zulfiqar Khan and Deputy Director Audit Muhammad Aslam Rafique were among the arrested, says a NAB statement. Amber Ali is said to be son-in-law of former KP senior minister and KP chapter PPP leader KP chapter Rahim Dad Khan. The officials are suspectedRead More

Israel shuts down Palestinian radio station over ‘incitement to violence’

JERUSALEM: The Israeli military raided a Palestinian radio station in the West Bank on Tuesday and confiscated equipment it said was being used to broadcast calls to attack Israelis. The military said it shut down the Al Hurria radio station in Hebron overnight and accused it of inciting violence in the volatile West Bank city. Israel says the current spate of violence that started in mid-September has been set off by a Palestinian campaign of lies and incitement surrounding a sensitive Jerusalem holy site. The Palestinians counter it is aRead More