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Tuesday, April 12th, 2016


Turkish Airlines new office in Islamabad starts functioning

ISLAMABAD, APR 12 (DNA) – Turkish Airlines has opened a new office location in the heart of Islamabad, strengthening its presence in the capital city. Strategically located in main F7-Markaz, the new office will be able to serve air travelers more conveniently.Grand launch took place recently followed by the ribbon cutting ceremony attended by the crème de la crème from the travel world, diplomats, media, government and private sector as well. On this unveiling General Manager Turkish Airlines Islamabad Yunus Mert from Islamabad saıd Turkish Airlines would continue to offerRead More

President expresses satisfaction over Pak-Turkey defence cooperation

ISLAMABAD, 12 APR (DNA) – President Mamnoon Hussain says process for Free Trade Agreement between the two countries needs to be expedited to bolster bilateral trade between Pakistan and Turkey. He was talking to Turkish Parliamentary Delegation led by Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Ismail Kahraman in Islamabad Tuesday. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Speaker, National Assembly, Mr. Muhammad Pervez Malik MNA, Convener, Pak-Turk Parliamentary Friendship Group and Ambassador of Turkey Sadik Babur Girgin were also present on the occasion. The President expressed his deepest condolences over the lossRead More

Pakistan Cup: Salman Butt snapped up by Punjab, Asif unpicked

The Shoaib Malik led Punjab side snapped up former Pakistan captain Salman Butt while Mohammad Asif did not make it to any of the five teams for the upcoming Pakistan Cup as the draft for the domestic one-day event was held in Lahore on Tuesday. Asif, along with Butt and Mohammad Amir was convicted after the spot-fixing saga which shook Pakistan cricket in 2010. Butt and Asif also featured as teammates during the National One-Day Cup held earlier this year with the former piling up 536 runs and the latterRead More

PTI scrambles to woo opposition parties in run up to ‘Raiwind march’

ISLAMABAD: As opposition parties shy away from committing to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s plan to march on the Raiwind Palace, the PTI appears to be on the back foot as it deliberates what course of action to take in the run up to its 20th Foundation Day. Despite meetings with top Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leadership, the PTI was unable to receive support for its plans to march on Raiwind to protest the Sharif family’s ownership of offshore companies. PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi met with Aitzaz Ahsan, Khursheed Shah and SaleemRead More

Gwadar port to be operational by year end: Chinese official

GWADAR: The multi-million dollar Gwadar port is set to be at “full operation” by the end of the year, a Chinese official said Tuesday, part of Beijing’s ambitious economic plans in the region. Gwadar port will see roughly one million tonnes of cargo going through it by 2017, said Zhang Baozhong, chairman of the company in charge of development, the China Overseas Ports Holding Company. Current trade there is “basically nothing”, he told reporters on the sidelines of a seminar about the port’s development Tuesday. “We hope a big jumpRead More

Unidentified gunmen kill DSP Shangla in TTP-claimed attack

ASI of sindh police gunned down

MINGORA: Unidentified gunmen killed Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Shangla Muhammad Ilyas and injured two of the police officer’s’ guards in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swat district on Tuesday. The assailants opened fire on the DSP’s vehicle in Mingora’s Sabzi Mandi area, where he was on a visit, leaving him and two of his guards seriously injured, police said. The gunmen fled the scene of the attack. The DSP and his guards were taken to a nearby hospital where the senior police official was declared dead by doctors. Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokespersonRead More