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Saturday, April 2nd, 2016


Demands of pro-Qadri protestors were invalid, says Nisar

ISLAMABAD, APR 02 (DNA) -: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Khan, while addressing a press conference on Saturday, stated that there had been a general consensus that the demands of the pro-Qadri protestors, staging a sit-in at D-Chowk, were invalid. “A few individuals were making wrong use of the notion of the finality of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) for personal political gain, and it was decided that the area had to be cleared promptly,” said the interior minister. The interior minister added that the consensus had been achieved in a meeting withRead More

Forces capture top Taliban commander in North Waziristan

WANA, April 2 (DNA): The security forces on Saturday captured a senior Pakistani Taliban commander, Ahmad Mehsud, in a remote mountainous region of North Waziristan, security officials said.Ahmad Mehsud is considered an important commander of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan as he had been behind attacks on the forces and the tribal elders in Waziristan region. The commander was injured and was hiding in a house in Razmak area of North Waziristan, security officials said. The forces also recovered a big cache of arms and explosives from the hideout.

Foreigners living in 65 houses in capital ‘disappear’

ISLAMABAD: Foreigners residing in 65 houses in the capital city disappeared after final notices were served on them to submit their details to the police last month.Officials in the police told Dawn that the 65 houses were among the 303 which were under the occupation of foreigners. The tenants had refused to provide their details to the police by March 15. The police collected the details about the tenants of 238 houses but found the 65 residences vacant when approached after the expiry of the deadline.

Traditional Baloch music at Lok Virsa Folk Festival

ISLAMABAD, April 02 (DNA): The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) organized a grand finale of the Saroz competition (traditional Baloch music) during its ongoing Folk Festival “Lok Mela” here at Shakarparian.Former Chief Minister Balochistan Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch was the chief guest, whereas Mir Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Mohammad Hassani, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Archives, Government of Baluchistan attended the event as guest of honour.

PTCL arranges inter-departmental cricket tournament

ISLAMABAD, APR 02 (DNA) – Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the country’s leading ICT services provider has organized a two-day Cricket Festival at Islamabad’s National Cricket Stadium. Eight PTCL teams representing various regions and zones competed in the PTCL Cricket Fest 2016 and put on an exciting show. Following the sharply contested league matches Teams PTCL Broadband knights (North), PTCL Charji strikers (HQ), PTCl Nitro Riders (South) and PTCL EVO Lovers(Central) moved on to the semi-finals. The final match was played between PTCL Broadband knights (North), zone and PTCL EVORead More