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Sunday, March 20th, 2016


Shafqat Amanat apologizes for national anthem gaffe

KARACHI, MAR 20 (DNA) -Popular Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali apologized to the nation on Sunday after a botched job of singing the national anthem in India disappointed fans back home and sparked criticism on social media.The singer was representing Pakistan on Saturday to sing the national anthem at the opening ceremony of the Pakistan-India match at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens alongside Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, who sang the national anthem for India.

A girl in Karachi sets her father on fire for alleged rape of sisters

father-in-law rape woman

KARACHI: A girl in the Pirabad area was arrested after she set her father on fire for what she said was the rape of her younger and older sisters, police said on Sunday. In a statement to the police, the girl said she made the plan to set her father on fire after he attempted to rape her. In a First-Information Report, her brother alleged that his sister drugged their father with sleeping pills on Friday and set him on fire, after which he succumbed to his injuries, Superintendent PoliceRead More

‘Pakistan determined to empower women, achieve gender equality’

Pak initiates implementation of anti-poverty policies: Lodhi

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan is determined to achieve gender equality and empower women as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said. At the ‘Strategies to eliminate violence against women’ event organised by the Pakistan Mission to the UN during the 60th session of the Commission for the Status of Women (CSW), Lodhi said that Pakistan is keen to achieve all the objectives outlined by the UN in SDG 5. While highlighting the country’s achievements in this regard, the Pakistani envoy maintained thatRead More

‘Three universities on CPEC’s western route to start functioning this year’

healthy economy

ISLAMABAD: Three universities being established on the western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Balochistan will start functioning this year, Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said. Speaking at a seminar, Iqbal said the universities are part of the government’s efforts to produce quality human resource while focusing on infrastructural development and energy production through the CPEC. The CPEC, a trans-regional project, will benefit 3 billion people in the region through enhanced regional connectivity with Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa andRead More

Indo-Pak Track II makes peace pitch, calls for connectivity

Call Indian atrocities “terrorism” & may be then world will notice: Sherry

BANGKOK, MAR 20 (DNA) -: Key civil society leaders and opinion makers from India and Pakistan, including parliamentarians, former diplomats, former military officers and policy experts met in Bangkok for the 18th round of the Chaophraya Dialogue from 18 to 20 March 2016, organised by the Jinnah Institute (JI) and the Australia India Institute (AII). Pakistani delegates at the 18th Dialogue, which discussed and reviewed the state of bilateral relations in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Pathankot Airbase, were led by Jinnah Institute President Senator Sherry Rehman alongRead More

Dar appreciates ADB support for Pak socio-economic development

ISLAMABAD, March 20 (DNA): Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Sunday appreciated the continued support that Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending to Pakistan for socio-economic development in the country.Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar stated in a meeting with the Country Director, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Werner Liepach held in Islamabad.