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Tuesday, January 26th, 2016


Indian high commission celebrates Republic Day event

ISLAMABAD, JAN 26 (DNA) – Indian High Commission arranged a grand reception to mark the Indian republic day. Federal Minister for inter provincial coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada was the chief guest. Among others a large number of diplomats, business community representative and media persons attended the reception. India’s ambassador designate to Pakistan Shri Ghautam Bambawale was also present on the occasion. The ceremony started with the national anthems of both countries. PTI chairman Imran Khan attended the reception as special guest., however he left the venue soon after the nationalRead More

BDS defuses IED allegedly meant to target a school

PESHAWAR: An improvised explosive device (IED), allegedly meant to target a school, was defused by Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) personnel in Bashirabad area of Peshawar on Tuesday. Officials say unidentified suspects handed over the improvised bomb, fitted in a pressure cooker, to a child, asking him to take it to his school. But the little boy instead of taking it to school brought the IED home. A Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) slogan was written on the pressure cooker, officials said. On seeing the explosive, family members of the child alerted policeRead More

Foreign Office summons Afghan diplomat over BKU attack

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Monday summoned the Afghan Charge d’Affaires, Syed Abdul Nasir Yousafi, to convey Pakistan’s concern regarding the use of Afghan soil by terrorist elements in the Bacha Khan University attack, said a statement issued from the FO. It said the diplomat was summoned on Monday and was told that investigations revealed the perpetrators of the deadly attack on the varsity were operating from Afghan territory and used the Afghan telecommunication network. The statement further said relevant evidence had also been shared with the Afghan diplomat. ItRead More

Pakistan, Iraq agree to enhance bilateral cooperation

BAGHDAD, 26 JAN (DNA) – Pakistan and Iraq have agreed to promote cooperation in diverse fields including defense, industry, trade, agriculture, human resource and communications besides intelligence sharing. The move came during a meeting of the visiting Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq with Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al Ebadi in Baghdad. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq stressed upon Iraqi leadership to expand cooperation with Pakistan to create a win-win situation for the two countries. The visiting Speaker and his delegation were warmly received by the Prime Minister who paid glowing tributesRead More

Ukraine condemns terrorist attack on Charsadda University, says Ambassador

By Adnan Yousaf ISLAMABAD, 26 JAN, (DNA) – Ukraine has condemned the terror attack on a Pakistani educational institution,Bacha Khan University Charsadda in possible strong words and extends its condolences to the bereaved families of the victims. Ambassador of Ukraine in Pakistan Vovodymyr Lokomov said this during a press conference the other day. Speaking on the behalf of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the ambassador said that Pakistan was a country facing civil war and internal instability since long and we can better understand its situation as we have been passing throughRead More

PM expresses grief over sad demise of Sahibzada

ISLAMABAD, 26 JAN (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Sahibzada Yaqoob Ali Khan, former Foreign Minister and diplomat. The Prime Minister prayed to Almighty Allah for eternal peace of the departed soul and grant of patience and forbearance for the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss. The Prime Minister lauded the meritorious services of late Sahibzada Yaqoob Ali for the country as a seasoned and refined diplomat during his postings on  Pakistan’s important Missions abroad. Born onRead More