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Sunday, December 27th, 2015


Pakistan, Afghanistan agree on resumption of peace process

KABUL: Pakistan and Afghanistan on Monday agreed to resume the peace process with a mutually agreed quadrilateral framework including China and United States (US). According to a statement released by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the two sides agreed towards the joint cause after COAS Raheel Sharif met the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul. “With a shared responsibility, all stakeholders would support and ensure success of an Afghan-led dialogue and reconciliation process,” read the statement. The first round of quadrilateral meeting will beRead More

Cold wave grips most parts of the country

ISLAMABAD, 27 DEC (DNA) – Most parts of the country, especially the hilly areas, remain in the grip of severe cold. According to Met Office, Skardu has received three and Astore two inches snowfall. The lowest temperature of minus ten degree centigrade was recorded at Parachinar. Temperature below freezing point recorded at other cities include Gopez and Skardu minus six, Gilgit, Astor and Malam Jabba minus four, Kalat minus three, Dir minus two, Kalam and Murree minus one degree centigrade. DNA

8th death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto being observed today

ISLAMABAD, 27 DEC (DNA) – The 8th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is being observed today (Sunday) across the country. Special prayers are to be held in mosques for the departed soul of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and the first woman prime minister of the Muslim world. Thousands of people, including top PPP leaders, have converged on Garhi Khuda Bakhsh town in Sindh, where she is buried at the family mausoleum, for the main events of the day. PPP co-chairman and Benazir’s son, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari,Read More

Modi Nawaz relations did improve but enmity with Pak remains: PML-Q

LAHORE, 27 DEC (DNA) – Pakistan Muslim League (PML) senior central leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Ch Parvez Elahi has said that relations between Mian Nawaz Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi no doubt have improved but ties with Pakistan remain the same and his enmity towards Pakistan has not changed either, Nawaz Sharif may better his business also but not at the cost of Pakistan, there can be no compromise on national policy. Talking to media at his residence here, Ch Parvez Elahi said prior to visitingRead More

Rashid stresses resolving Kashmir issue for lasting peace

ISLAMABAD, 27 DEC (DNA) – Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid says lasting peace is impossible in the entire region sans resolving Kashmir issue. Addressing Kashmir Round Table Conference in Islamabad, he said freedom struggle of Kashmiris is unmatched and no issue could be resolved through static approach. He said Pakistan would continue its support to Kashmiris at all levels. The Minister urged Kashmiris be granted right to self-determination, the fact which had already been conceded by then Indian leadership in the United Nations. Pervaiz Rashid called for all possible options toRead More

China abolishes one-child policy, allows couples to have two children

BEIJING, 27 DEC (DNA) –  China officially ended its decades-old one-child policy on Sunday, as lawmakers signed into law of a bill allowing all married couples to have a second child. The change, which was announced in October by the ruling Communist Party, takes effect from January 1, the state-owned Xinhua news agency reported. “The state advocates that one couple shall be allowed to have two children,” according to the newly revised Law on Population and Family Planning, Xinhua reported. All married couples will be allowed to have a secondRead More