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Helicopter crash in Tarbela kills army officer

TARBELA: A military helicopter crashed near Tarbela, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, killing at least one, a military source confirmed Monday evening. The helicopter was on a routine night training flight when it crashed at Tarbela. An army officer has been killed in the incident. The Pakistan Army officer has been identified as Lt Col Tauqeer. Lt Col Tauqeer is survived by his widow, son and daughter. In May last year, Ambassador of Philippines Domingo D Lucenario Jr, Ambassador of Norway Leif Larsen and the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors wereRead More

PM Nawaz approves Rs8.48 cut in petrol price

oil prices fall

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday announced a reduction in prices of all petroleum-related products. A statement issued from PM House stated that petrol prices are being reduced by Rs8.48 per liter from Tuesday, March 1. Price of High Speed Diesel has been lowered by Rs4.67 a liter while Light Diesel Oil and Hi-Octane have seen a reduction of Rs1.97 and Rs2.98 per liter. OGRA (Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority) recommendation for increase of Rs1.66 in the per liter price of kerosene oil has been rejected. The Oil andRead More

Italian company launches products in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, FEB 29 (DNA) – The Italian company MAPEI, worldwide leader in building and construction materials has launched its products in Pakistan, says a press release issued by the Italian embassy on Monday. The launching ceremony was attended by Mapei Managing Director, Stefano Iannacone, and by the Italian Ambassador, Stefano Pontecorvo, on the margins of IIAPEX 2016.

Tunisia keen to enhance bilateral trade with Pakistan: Ambassador Elarbi

ISLAMABAD, FEB 29 (DNA) -. Adel Elarbi, Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia said that his country was interested to enhance bilateral trade relations with Pakistan as increased mutual trade cooperation was highly beneficial for both countries.He said Pakistan could get better access to the world’s largest markets like Europe, North Africa and Middle East by promoting cooperation with Tunisia while Tunisia could get access to Asia by enhancing cooperation with Pakistan. He expressed these views during an interaction with business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

PM Nawaz felicitates Sharmeen over Oscar win

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif congratulated Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on winning an Oscar award for a second time for her documentary “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. According to a statement, the prime minister while lauding the efforts of Obaid-Chinoy said “there is no place for killing in the name of honour in Islam.” PM Nawaz further said that his government was in the process of legislating to stop such brutal and inhumane acts in the name of honour. “Women like Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy are not only a prideRead More

Taseer’s killer Mumtaz Qadri hanged

RAWALPINDI: Mumtaz Qadri, an Elite Force commando convicted of killing former Punjab governor Salman Taseer, was executed at the Adiala Jail at around 4.30am on Monday, police said. Qadri shot Taseer 28 times in broad daylight in Islamabad’s Kohsar Market on January 4, 2011. He was sentenced for assassinating Taseer on Oct 1 the same year. Qadri said he killed Taseer over what he called the politician’s vocal opposition to blasphemy laws of the country. His mercy appeal was rejected by President Mamnoon Hussain. “I can confirm that Qadri was hanged in AdialiaRead More