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Thursday, April 21st, 2016


Govt won’t allow anyone to destabilise country, asserts Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said no one will be allowed to create hurdles in the way of stability and development of the country. Chairing a special meeting of federal ministers, advisers and special assistants at PM House, he said, “With God’s grace our hands are clean. We have faced ruthless accountability in the past too, with success.” “The nation is focused on economic progress and prosperity, and we will not let anyone create any obstacle in the way,” Nawaz said. The prime minister said the development processesRead More

Olympics: Flame lit for troubled Rio Games

ANCIENT OLYMPIA: The Olympic flame was lit Thursday in an ancient temple in one country in crisis and solemnly sent off carrying international hopes that Brazil’s political paralysis will not taint the Rio Games that start in barely 100 days. As the flame was kindled in the 2,600-year-old Temple of Hera at Ancient Olympia, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach and Rio organisers sought to rally support. Bach said the Rio Games will be held “in a world shaken by crises” but hailed preparations for the first Olympics in SouthRead More

Three suspected militants shot dead in Karachi

Forces kill LeJ militants linked to Quetta police attack

KARACHI: Three suspected militants were shot dead in an ‘encounter’ on the outskirts of Karachi on Thursday evening, according to police officials. “A contingent of police conducted a targeted raid on a hideout near Superhighway, where they came under fire,” claimed Malir SSP Rao Anwar. Anwar added that in retaliatory action the suspects were killed. “The killed militants belonged to the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).” The suspected militants were allegedly involved in targeted attacks on law enforcement personnel in Karachi and attacks on security forces in Waziristan, and were alsoRead More

Khursheed demands accountability of everyone

Khursheed Shah challenges Nisar

LAHORE, 21 APR (DNA) – Opposition leader Khursheed Shah on Thursday termed dictatorship behind increasing corruption in the country. While talking to newsmen in Lahore, Khursheed Shah claimed that Prime Minister (PM) and his family already knew what Panama Papers were going to expose due to which they started showing their assets. He said that a letter would be sent to Chief Justice to launch unbiased probe into Panama leaks while it would also get audited by international forensic. He said that accountability of every single person irrespective of sides,Read More

NA Standing Committee on petroleum and natural resources meets

ISLAMABAD, 21 APR (DNA) – Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources has directed FIA to acquire necessary documents from relevant departments and conduct a thorough inquiry into the reported theft of crude oil from NASHPA Oil field, District Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). The Committee also directed FIA to submit its preliminary findings to the Committee by 24th May.  The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Ch. Bilal Ahmed Virk, MNA in Islamabad this afternoon. The Committee was apprised that initial findings of the FIA point towards involvement ofRead More

F O expresses serious concerns over Indian ballistic missile submarine launch

ISLAMABAD, 21 APR (DNA) – Pakistan has expressed serious concerns over the recent Indian test of 1st nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine. At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said the development of a nuclear submarine fleet by India is a serious development, which will impact the delicate strategic balance in the region. He said the test has resulted in nuclearization of Indian Ocean, which should be a matter of worrisome for the region and the international community.The spokesperson said the Indian sideRead More