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Govt to take measures against honour killings, says PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Monday that Islam entitles men and women with equal rights, while praising the initiative taken by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary against honour killing, ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.’ “Sharmeen is a proud daughter of Pakistan, and the struggle for women rights has always been challenging, but nothing can justify the oppression against women,” said the premier at the screening of the documentary at the Prime Minister House. Sharmeen echoed the sentiments of the premier, and said “Islam discourages violence againstRead More

Govt committed to enhance skills of youth: Tariq Fazal

ISLAMABAD, FEB 22 (DNA) -Minister of State for Capital Administration & Development Division (CA&DD) Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhary has said government is striving its best to enhance skills of youth by providing technical know-how and Information Technology education to them. He stated this while addressing the inauguration ceremony of Public Private Partnerships Program between National Institute of Science and Technical Education (NISTE) and 360 Technologies (Ptv) Ltd. to provide technical training and education in the field of Information Technology to the educated youth. Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhary said that youthRead More

Lucky Cement records PKR 6.25b profits for half year

KARACHI, Feb 22 (DNA): Lucky Cement Limited continued to lead the cement industry in terms of sales volumes and reported net profit of PKR 6.25 billion for the half year ended December 31st, 2015 which is 11.7% higher than the same period last year. Consequently, the earnings per share (EPS) for the half year increased to PKR 19.34 compared to PKR 17.32 reported during the same period last year. The Company’s net sales revenue increased by 2.0% to PKR 21.84 billion compared to PKR 21.41 billion reported during the sameRead More

Indian forces kill 3 attackers to end standoff in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Troops and police on Monday killed three armed attackers holed up in a government building in Indian Kashmir, ending a three-day gunbattle in which five soldiers and a civilian also died, police said. The fighting broke out when the suspected separatists ambushed a paramilitary convoy on Saturday, killing two troopers before taking refuge in the building on the outskirts of the state capital Srinagar. “All the three attackers have been killed in the gun battle. Their bodies have been recovered,” the inspector general of police for the region, JavaidRead More

PM Nawaz directs to complete power projects on time

ISLAMABAD, Feb 22 (DNA): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday directed to ensure completion of ongoing power projects on time adding that he will monitor the progress on power projects on a regular basis. The Prime Minister stated in a meeting in which Federal Secretary Water and Power briefed the Cabinet Committee on Energy Monday that 2015 remained the best year for power generation and recovery of arrears. The meeting headed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was informed that peak generation of power was 17000 MW last year. The secretaryRead More

COAS is in Qatar to discuss Afghan peace process

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 22 (DNA): The Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif, arrived in Qatar on Monday for talks with the Qatari leadership on security issues ahead of key consultations on the Afghan peace process, the military said. “The Chief of the Army Staff has arrived in Qatar on one day official visit and will meet political and military leadership,” the Army Spokesman, Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said. General Bajwa did not give more details about the visit. The visit comes at a time when senior Afghan, Americans, Chinese, and Pakistani diplomatsRead More