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Monday, December 21st, 2015


Pakistan arrests 66 Indian fishermen

Indian fishermen

KARACHI: Pakistan’s marine forces on Monday arrested 66 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating the country’s territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, police said. Hussain Janwari, a senior police official said Maritime Security Agency (MSA) also captured 10 boats belonging to the fishermen. “Around 66 fishermen were handed over to police today (on Monday). We have begun legal proceedings and they will be soon presented in a court,” he told media. Pakistan and India frequently carry out such arrests as the maritime border in the Arabian Sea is poorly defined andRead More

USF Afghan mission chief meets Gen Raheel

RAWALPINDI: The commander of Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces (USF) in Afghanistan, General John F Campbell, called on Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Monday at General Headquarters (GHQ) to talk about regional peace and stability. According to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, the army chief and the US commander discussed peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan along with other matters of mutual interest. Earlier this month, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who visited Pakistan to attend the Heart of Asia Conference also met the COAS and emphasised upon theRead More

Petrol price likely to go down by Rs1.52 per liter

oil prices fall

ISLAMABAD, 21 DEC (DNA) – Prices of petroleum products are likely to reduce by Rs4.80 per liter from January 1 due to continuous decline in oil prices in the international market. According to Oil and Gas Regularity Authority (OGRA) sources, reduction of Rs1.52 per liter is expected in petrol price if the government agreed to reduce the additional GST. Price of high speed diesel is expected to reduce by Rs2.50, high octane Rs4.80 per liter, kerosene oil Rs3.60 per liter and light diesel price could go down by Rs3.50 perRead More

Gas crisis worsens in Punjab

LAHORE, 21 DEC (DNA) – With an increased demand for natural gas amid dipping temperatures, the gas crisis is worsening in Punjab and Islamabad as low pressure, coupled with unscheduled loadshedding, has forced citizens in many urban areas to use firewood. In several cities, women came on the roads and streets holding kitchen utensils toprotests. And the situation isn’t different in Quetta where it is a yearly routine for the locals to brave the extreme cold without gas to fire their heaters. The citizens resorted to protest for expressing theirRead More

Suicide attack on US-Afghan patrol kills six NATO soldiers

Soldier shot dead in Saddar. Karachi

KABUL: At least six Nato soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber on a motorbike attacked a joint US-Afghan patrol near Bagram air base in Afghanistan on Monday. Brig Gen William Shoffner, head of public affairs at NATO’s Resolute Support base in the Afghan capital Kabul, said that three foreign troops were also wounded in the attack. However, in a tweet, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility and said 19 US soldiers had been killed and a number wounded. The NATO headquarters in Kabul confirmed there had been a vehicle-borneRead More