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Friday, February 5th, 2016


Amir takes hat-trick as Karachi Kings easily overcome Lahore Qalandars

DUBAI: Mohammad Amir became the first bowler to claim a hat-trick in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as Karachi Kings handed Lahore Qalandars an eight-wicket drubbing on Friday. Kings captain Shoaib Malik won the toss and decided to put his bowlers to test against a fiery Lahore Qalandars batting line-up at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday. But there were no fireworks from the Qalandars who were restricted for a paltry 125/8 in their 20 overs, a total which was surpassed by the Kings in just 15.5 overs courtesy LendlRead More

Pakistan, OIC jointly holds conference against Islamophobia 

NEW YORK, 05 FEB (DNA) – A conference was conducted jointly by Pakistan and Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) in the United Nations (UN) against increasing Islamophobia in the world. Pakistan has voiced serious concern over the increasing hate crimes targeting Muslims in the West. At a Pak-sponsored event in the United Nations, Pakistan s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi stressed the need for unity among Muslims as they build bridges to other religious communities through stepped up interaction. She said interfaith cooperation is the way toRead More

Chinese industrial group to invest $100 million in Punjab

KARACHI, 05 FEB (DNA) – A major Chinese industrial group – Kirrich Corporation has announced to invest $100 million in mining sector of Pakistan, this was announced by the Chief Executive Officer of SME Business Solutions Ltd, Wali Ullah Khan following a ceremony of providing services to the Chinese investors in Pakistan. Wali Ullah Khan said that Kirrich Corporation of Beijing would have a network of mineral exploration mainly in Punjab province where many natural resources and minerals especially gypsum, iron ore, lime stone, silica, China Clay, Dolomite, coal, rockRead More

PTI announces protest in solidarity with PIA employees

MULTAN, 05 FEB (DNA) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced to launch protest against the government in solidarity with the alleged victimised Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees. PTI s vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the government did corruption worth billions of Rupees in Pakistan International Airlines, not the employees. While talking to the media in Multan, Qureshi termed the protesters innocent and denounced the government. Employees of the national airlines have brought the company to point halt within four days of suspended flight operations across the country. Pilots AssociationRead More

PM chairs Meeting on Murree Development Projects

MURREE, 05 FEB (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting at Government House Murree on Friday.  The meeting reviewed the progress on various developmental projects pertaining to Murree. The Prime Minister was briefed on the ongoing projects designed and focused for beautification and restoration of Murree. The projects are mostly aimed at providing facilities to the tourists coming from all over the country. These include restoration of Government House and Mall Road, creation of adequate parking facilities, improvement of hospitals and restoration of cinema in Murree. TheRead More

Qasim Faktoo completes 23 years in prison

SRINAGAR, 05 FEB (DNA) – Pro-freedom leader and head of Muslim Deeni Mahaz, Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo, has completed 23 years in prison on Friday (February 5), even as his family continues to maintain that he “has been deliberately made the victim of political vendetta.” According to MDM, the continued incarceration of its head “is an act of vengeance.” “Qasim refused to succumb, thus the government didn’t consider his release,” reads a pamphlet issued by the MDM. “Under 21.2 Chapter XXI, 46.18 Chapter XLVI of the Jammu Kashmir Jail Manual,Read More