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British High Commissioner still not invited to present credentials: He stops using “ designate” anymore

ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – The new British High Commissioner-designate to Pakistan Thomas Drew is yet to present his credentials to the President of Pakistan. According to diplomatic sources this delays is unprecedented and speaks volumes for soared ties between Pakistan and Britain. He has stopped using “designate” with his name anymore. The diplomatic sources told DNA that in the past the British and the United States ambassadors used to present credentials on one-on-one basis. They never presented credentials along with other ambassadors and high commissioners. In the US case, the traditionRead More

Parks to be closed at 6pm in Lahore due to security concerns

LAHORE, 03 APR (DNA) – The provincial government on Sunday directed to close all the parks in Lahore at 6pm on Saturday and Sunday as the deadly Gulshan Iqbal Park blast marks one week. The Punjab government has issued directives to shut down the parks in the evening to avoid any further mishap. On the other hand, local district administration has also shut down unauthorized Sunday markets in Gulshan Ravi and Iqbal Town and enhanced the security of the area. Several search operations were conducted to eliminate the metropolis fromRead More

PM Nawaz expresses grief over loss of lives in KPK

ISLAMABAD, 03 APR (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious human lives due to floods caused by rains in different parts of KPK. The Prime Minister has directed NDMA and other concerned authorities to ensure timely relief activities for the victims; including provision of proper medical care, food and shelter for the affected. The Prime Minister has further directed to keep him updated on the situation.  It may be noted that as many as sixteen people were killed inRead More

West Indies women beat Australia to become World T20 champions

KOLKATA: Hayley Matthews and Stafanie Taylor both struck half-centuries as West Indies beat three-times defending champions Australia by eight wickets to win the women’s World Twenty20 title at Eden Gardens on Sunday. Matthews (66) and captain Taylor (59) added 120 for their opening stand as West Indies chased down a 148-run target with three balls to spare for their first win against the Southern Stars in nine attempts in World Twenty20. Deandra Dottin, who took two wickets for 33, remained unbeaten on 18 to see West Indies through and sparkRead More

Shahid Afridi steps down as T20 captain re

LAHORE: Shahid Afridi on Sunday announced he will step down as captain of the Pakistani T20 team ‘of his own volition’. In a statement posted to his official Twitter account, Afridi said: “Today I wish to inform my fans in Pakistan and all over the world that I am relinquishing the captaincy of the T20 Pakistani team of my own volition.” He, however, intends to continue playing cricket for Pakistan. “For me, it was a great honour to lead my country in all three formats of the game,” he said,Read More

At least 11 killed as torrential rains flood parts of KP

PESHAWAR: At least 11 people were killed and 16 injured as heavy rains inundated various parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said four people were reported dead in Shangla, two in Swat and one person each in Malakand, Mansehra, Upper Dir, Charsadda and Chitral. The district administration reported 16 injuries, the PDMA said, adding that the authority is in constant contact with district administrations and is exercising vigilance regarding the situation. Rainfall and flooding in the Peshawar valley caused the Bara Khowar lake toRead More