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Sunday, November 29th, 2015


COP21: Rallies call for Paris climate change action

Demonstrations are taking place around the world to demand action to stop climate change, on the eve of the UN summit in Paris. More than 2,000 events are happening, with tens of thousands beginning the day of protests in Sydney, Australia. In the French capital, activists formed a “human chain” in a scaled-down rally following the recent attacks. Activists want action to limit the rise in the average global temperature to 2C (3.6F) above pre-industrial levels. In Paris, the human chain was formed by hundreds linking arms along the 3kmRead More

Afghan president ‘accepts invitation’ to meet PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: As formal diplomacy failed to break the impasse in Pakistan-Afghanistan relations, Pakistani Pashtun political leaders have convinced Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Afghan media reported on Saturday. Relations between the two neighbours hit the lowest ebb after Kabul blamed Islamabad for an upsurge in Taliban violence that followed a bitter leadership row in the orthodox militia triggered by the confirmation of the death of its longtime leader Mullah Omar in July, this year. A delegation of Pakistani Pashtun political leaders currently visiting Kabul metRead More

PTI’s rally marches through Karachi, Imran addresses gathering in Lyari

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday, led by party chairman Imran Khan, thronged the city with their massive rally that marched through the different areas of the metropolis as part of the election campaign ahead of the upcoming local government polls. Imran also addressed a public gathering at Lyari’s famous Kakri ground in the evening. Speaking to the party activists and supporters, Imran said “I have has come to make a new Karachi and new Lyrai”. “The people were divided on political and ethnic grounds by political forces for theirRead More

Govt alive to the problems of business community: Rafique Rajwana

LAHORE, Nov 29 (DNA): Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana has said that the government is aware of the problems of the business community which would be resolved soon. He said that vibrant private sector of Pakistan is engine of the growth which will be given all the facilities as its importance cannot be undermined. Rafique Rajwana said this while talking to a delegation of UBG led by its Chairman Iftikhar Ali Malik, President FPCCI Mian Idrees, Senator Ilyas Bilour, FPCCI presidential candidate Abdul Rauf Alam, SM Naseer, Malik SohailRead More

PM to represent Pakistan at UN Climate Change Conference

PARIS, Nov 29 (DNA): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has arrived in Paris to represent Pakistan at the 21st UN Climate Change Conference commencing from Monday after concluding his three-day trip to Malta.The Prime Minister will deliver his speech on the opening day of the two-week event, which is scheduled to be attended and addressed by over 140 world leaders.

Turkey to handover Russian pilot’s body after Syria downing

ANKARA: Turkey says it has received the body of a Russian pilot killed after his plane was shot down on the Syrian border. The body of Lt Col Oleg Peshkov will be given back to Russia, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said. Turkish forces shot down the plane saying it had violated Turkish airspace, which Russia denies. The incident has led to heated rhetoric between the two countries, with Russia announcing a package of economic sanctions against Turkey. Rebels from Syria’s ethnic Turkmen community opened fire on Lt Col Peshkov andRead More