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Sunday, February 21st, 2016


New airline registered as subsidiary of PIA

ISLAMABAD, 21 FEB, (DNA) – In line to improve the service standards of Pakistan international Airlines (PIA), a subsidiary of the airlines has been registered with the title of Pakistan Airways. Spokesman of PIA Danyal Gillani in a statement said “Reference media queries, please note that Pakistan Airways has been registered as a premium service subsidiary of PIA.” This would help improve the service standard and image of the national airline, he added. Pakistan Airways was got registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. PIA had earlier beenRead More

Indian actor Sharmila Tagore briefly stopped at Wagah border

LAHORE, 21 FEB, (DNA) – Renowned Indian actor Sharmila Tagore was stopped by security authorities at the Wagah border this morning when she was returning home after attending the Lahore Literary Festival (LLF). Ms Tagore was stopped by the Pakistani authorities for lack of documents and failing to report to the police station concerned after arrival. She was later allowed to leave after about four hours by the FIA and police after completing the paper-work formalities. Earlier, the actor opened the festival. She said that it was the first timeRead More

US-based company shows interest to invest in KPK oil, gas sector: Imran

PESHAWAR, 21 FEB, (DNA) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan says a US-based company has shown interest to invest one hundred billion dollars in oil and gas sector of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Talking to newsmen in Peshawar Sunday, he said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has great potential of oil and gas. However, there is need to allocate maximum resources for exploration of these reserves. He said huge reserves of natural gas have been identified at six places at Mattani, in the outskirts of Peshawar. Khan stated that Sindh and Balochistan are running outRead More

Govt has no plan to clip NAB powers: Interior Minister

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ISLAMABAD, 21 FEB, (DNA) – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said the government has no plan to clip the powers of National Accountability Bureau. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Sunday evening, he said the government is neither annoyed with or afraid of it. He recalled that the NAB institution was, in fact, constituted by military dictator General Pervez Musharraf against PML-N leadership. He said both General Musharraf and former President Asif Ali Zardari used NAB for thirteen years against PML-N leaders, but could not find anythingRead More

Pervaiz Rashid says govt not clipping NAB powers

TAXILA, 21 FEB, (DNA) – Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday rejected Imran Khan’s criticism of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over latter’s remarks about the National Accountability Bureau. Nobody’s wings have been clipped, but it is essential to cut the nails once they get too long,” he said while responding to Imran Khan’s remarks that the government was trying to clip powers of the anti-corruption body. The minister also lashed out at Khan for what he said his new found love for the NAB chairman, whom he previously used toRead More