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Friday, March 18th, 2016


EU Representative to Afghanistan calls on Asif 

ISLAMABAD, 18 MAR (DNA) -.Fran-Michael Mellbin, European Union Special Representative in Afghanistan and Jean-Franeois Cautain, EU, ambassador to Pakistan calls Federal Minister Water and Power Mr. Khwaja Muhammad Asif in Islamabad. Areas of mutual cooperation and overall regional situation came under discussion in the meeting.  Speaking on the occasion the Minister said that Pakistan is a responsible state and would play its positive role in bringing peace in the region. Both the sides agreed that trade and business like activities are very essential to bring peace and  normalcy in theRead More

PM urges MNAs to serve masses

ISLAMABAD, 18 MAR (DNA) -.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that the Parliamentarians should leave no stone unturned in serving the masses adding that ultimate purpose of the endeavours in socio-economic fields is to revolutionize the lives of our people and make Pakistan a thriving democracy where equal opportunities are available to all. Muhammad Raza Hayat Harraj (MNA), Ch. Nazir Ahmed (MNA) and Mr. Abdul Rahman Khan Kanju (MNA), separately called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House on Friday. The Parliamentarians thanked the Prime Minister forRead More

MM Alam remembered on 3rd death anniversary

KARACHI: The third death anniversary of the 1965 war hero Muhammad Mahmood Alam, popularly known as MM Alam, was observed across the country Friday. Alam is considered a national hero for Pakistan, most significantly, for his remarkable show of brilliance in the 1965 Pak-India war when he was posted at Sargodha. During this war he was involved in various dogfights while flying his F-86 Sabre fighter. He downed nine Indian Hawker Hunter fighters in the aerial fighting, and damaged two others. In one mission on 7 September 1965, Alam crashedRead More

Three Rangers injured in Karachi hand grenade attack

SRA claims targeting rangers

KARACHI: Three Rangers personnel were injured when unknown miscreants hurled hand grenade at their check-post near Korangi Crossing in Karachi on Friday. Sources said the injured paramilitary personnel have been identified as Manzoor, Kalimullah and Abdul Ghafoor. They were rushed to hospital for treatment. The accused managed to flee, however, a suspected has been arrested by the Rangers from the site of the attack. Director General Sindh Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar visited the check-post where he was briefed about the attack by the police and paramilitary officials. Talking toRead More

Every home in Rawalpindi rural areas to have toilets

RAWALPINDI: The Punjab government has launched a scheme to construct toilets and washroom in every home in Rawalpindi rural areas to discourage open defecation and spilling human waste. A district wash committee (DWC) headed by EDO Finance Muhammad Munawar Anjum has been formed to implement the project. Anjum said that the scheme aimed at curbing diseases caused by open defecation and human waste. In the first phase, the scheme has been launched in villages of Chak Beli Khan, Chakri and Adiala. The Punjab government will provide funds to the deservingRead More

Nawaz meets top military brass amid Musharraf departure

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday met with top military leaders to discuss the country’s external and internal security situation. However, according to sources, the meeting also addressed the controversial departure of Pervez Musharraf. “The military brass appreciated the role played by PM Nawaz and federal ministers for removing the former military dictator’s name from the Exit Control List,” a source in the federal government said. Former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf flew to Dubai early Friday for what his lawyers said was an urgent spinal cord related issue after aRead More