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Saturday, December 26th, 2015


Pakistan, India Foreign Secretaries to meet next month

ISLAMABAD, 26 DEC (DNA) – Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said major political parties in Pakistan had welcomed the goodwill visit of Indian Prime Minister to Pakistan. In an interview in Islamabad, he said major political parties, including the Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, had the consensus on peace and enhanced people-to-people contacts between the two countries. He said during the meeting both the leaders have agreed the two countries’ foreign secretaries would meet in Islamabad in the middle of January to finalizeRead More

Dar says Modi’s visit should be taken as positive step

LAHORE, 26 DEC (DNA) – Federal Minister Ishaq Dar Saturday said that Indian Prime Minister’s visit was not scheduled and should be taken as a positive step. The Minister welcomed Narendra Modi’s visit while addressing a conference in the federal capital. Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on Friday landed in Pakistan for a brief visit on his way back to New Delhi from Afghanistan. Modi was touring Afghanistan on December 25 where he met President Ashraf Ghani and stated that Pakistan would play a key role in restoration ofRead More

Army Chief to visit Kabul on Sunday

General Raheel addressing US CENTCOM

RAWALPINDI, 26 DEC (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif will be departing for a one day visit to Afghanistan on Sunday the 27th of December according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) branch of the Pakistan Army. According to the ISPR, General Raheel Sharif will hold meetings with Afghanistan’s political and military leadership during his one day visit in Kabul. DNA

Gas outage continues to persist in Lahore as winter arrives

LAHORE, 26 DEC (DNA) – The continued gas load shedding in Lahore has irked residents who have demanded the local administration to resolve the matter as early as possible. The locals said that the tall claims of government officials have not assisted them in living normal life during winter due to gas shortage. They said that the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) personnel assured them to ensure the gas supply during breakfast and dinner timings so that the citizens can make their food. The natives said that the gasRead More

Woman killed, 51 injured in KP as 6.9 quake hits country

PESHAWAR, 26 DEC (DNA) – 6.9 magnitude earthquakes on early Saturday claimed a woman’s life while at least 51 have been reported injured. A woman in Gilgit-Baltistan reportedly was killed in a quake-related incident. As many as 51 people have been injured in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Epicentre of the quake was Hindu Kush in Afghanistan’s Parwan province while depth was 197 Kilometres (Km). The 6.9 magnitude quake left the historic wall in Peshawar’s tehsil Gor Gathri which was renovated a year ago in cracks. The wall whichRead More

Bilawal condoles Bisma’s death with family

KARACHI: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday met the family of Bisma — an infant who died at the door of Civil Hospital earlier this week — and condoled the child’s death with her father. The 10-month-old girl died on Wednesday apparently because she did not receive timely medical treatment due to a security cordon which was established for Bilawal’s visit to inaugurate a state of the art trauma centre. During the meeting with Bisma’s father, Faisal, at their residence in Lyari’s Gabol Park, Bilawal expressed sorrow over theRead More