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US ties with Pakistan complicated but vital: State Department

Muslim nominated as US federal judge for the first time in history

WASHINGTON, 15 MAY (DNA) – The relationship between United States and Pakistan is important and vital even if they are ‘complicated’ at times, state department spokesman said. “It is an important, vital relationship that we strongly believe in. Is it complicated at times? Absolutely, it is,” US State Department spokesman John Kirby said when asked to comment on Sartaj Aziz’s recent statement about the relationship between the two countries has been under stress for the past three months. “Do we see eye to eye on every issue with Pakistan? No,Read More

FIR registered against MQM chief, other leaders under Anti-Terrorism Act

KARACHI, 15 MAY (DNA) –    A case has been registered against Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain and other MQM leaders under the Anti-Terrorism Act in the Brigade police station. According to details, a public meeting was organised in front of the Mazar-e-Quaid gate on May 12. Addressing the meeting, attended by leaders and workers of the party, Altaf Husain threatened and warned the chiefs of the ISI, MI and other law-enforcement agencies by taking their names, levelled baseless allegations against them and instigated workers of the party against theRead More

Imran denied owning any company in nomination papers of 2013 polls

ISLAMABAD, 15 MAY (DNA) –   Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan never declared his Channel Island ‘Be-Naami’ offshore company Niazi Services Limited in his nomination papers submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) while giving a declaration on oath in the nomination papers for the 2013 elections and even stated in categorical terms that neither he nor any member of his family owned any company. However, official documents of Jersey Financial Services Commission, the Channel Islands, show that Niazi Services Limited remained operational till October 2015. Top legal andRead More

Teachers protest in Lahore against privatisation of govt schools

LAHORE, 15 MAY (DNA) – A protest by teachers of different government schools in Punjab continued for the second day on Sunday against what they called privatisation of their schools and teachers’ alleged redundancy. A large number of teachers from different parts of the province had gathered for a sit-in in Lahore outside the Punjab Assembly after talks with the provincial government remained unsuccessful on Saturday. The protesters spent the night outside the assembly building and refused to end the sit-in until their demands were met. Punjab Teachers Union (PTU)Read More

Teachers are the gatekeepers for the future, says Dutch Secretary

ISLAMABAD, 15 MAY, (DNA) – In the Netherlands, we have this quote that it takes a village to raise a child. The idea of teachers being a gatekeeper intersects nicely with this idea, as teachers are part of the community that can help raise and provide critical thinking skills to children. Without the ability to ask these critical questions, it is impossible for a society to advance, progress, and evolve. These remarks were made by Nanna Stoltz, First Secretary Political Affairs, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, during theRead More

Govt ready to resolve issues of young doctors: Shahbaz 

LAHORE, 15 MAY (DNA) – Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday has assured to resolve the matters of doctors at earliest. While talking to young doctors at CM House in Lahore, Shahbaz Sharif said that the doctors should not hold strike as patients suffer a lot when they are staging protest. He said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has always considered serving nation as its first priority. Ready to resolve doctors’ issues, he assured. He said that everyone has to work together for the betterment of theRead More