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COAS ratifies death sentence of 5 terrorists

RAWALPINDI, 12 MAY (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) on Thursday ratified death sentence of five terrorists convicted of acts of terrorism such as murder of rights activist Sabeen Mahmud and Safoora Chowrangi carnage. According to Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), Army Chief has ratified the death sentence of five terrorists. The terrorists were involved in Safoora bus attack, Sabeen Mahmood’s murder, facilitators and planners of Saleh Mosque attack and also those involved in attacks on law enforcement agencies. These convicts were tried by Military Courts. Details of Case asRead More

Altaf hands over MQM’s command to Farooq Sattar

LONDON, 12 MAY (DNA) – Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder and chief Altaf Hussain on Thursday resigned as the party head and handed over command to Farooq Sattar. Sattar, the senior deputy convener of MQM, is a parliamentary leader of the party in the National Assembly. He was also elected Karachi’s mayor and served the city from 1987 to 1992. Altaf had formed the student organization All Pakistan Muhajir Student Organization in 1978 that subsequently gave birth to Muhajir Qaumi Movement in 1984. In 1997, the MQM officially removed theRead More

Was close to Allah even before captivity: Ali Gilani

LAHORE, 12 MAY (DNA) – A day after rejoining his family following a three years of captivity, Ali Haider Gilani, the son of former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, made public appearance at his home in Lahore. He was rescued by Afghan and U.S. forces from al Qaeda captors in Afghanistan. Gilani received a warm we “I thank people of Pakistan who prayed for my safe recovery. This is only what I want to say,” he said while speaking to media persons accompanied by his father. Ali Haider Gilani reachedRead More

Approx.62,651 nurses working in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, 12 MAY (DNA) – As many as 62,651 nurses were currently working in the country who were taking training from registered 72 centres in Punjab,59 in Sindh, 12 in Balochistan and 19 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to report issued by World Health Organization (WHO), United State stood on first position with 26,69,603 number of nurses,reported a private news channel. In Pakistan, Begum Liaquat Ali Khan started All Nursing Association in 1951.Annually, 1800 to 2000 females get certificate of nursing while only five centres were there who were holding diplomaRead More

Imran Khan seeks action against Maryam Nawaz’s husband

ISLAMABAD, 12 MAY (DNA) – Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan on Thursday said that his party has filed a case in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against captain Safdar, husband of Prime Minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz, for concealing his wife assets. In a tweet message, Imran Khan said “nation is now waiting to see ECP implementing its law.” It may be noted that Captain Safdar is a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan and it is necessary for the member of NA to expose assets of his wifeRead More

Wife of slain customs officer probing Ayyan files petition in court

RAWALPINDI, 12 MAY  (DNA) –  Wife of the slain customs officer probing supermodel Ayyan filed a petition which stated that her husband was a central witness in the currency smuggling case. According to details, Saima Ijaz, the wife of slain customs Sub Inspector Chaudhry Ijaz, filed a petition with the Sessions Court on Thursday pertaining to supermodel Ayyan’s currency smuggling case. The proceeding was held in the court of District and Sessions judge Khalid Naveed Dar. The petition stated that Chaudhry Ijaz was killed while Ayyan’s money laundering and currencyRead More