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Pakistan hands over Mullah Mansour’s dead body to Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, 31 MAY (DNA) – Pakistani authorities on Tuesday handed over the dead body of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour to Afghan officials. Mansour was killed in a US drone strike in Balochistan on May 21. Mansour’s dead body was handed over to Afghanistan after verification regarding his identity was received through his Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) test report. While addressing to the board meeting of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar said that all officials who facilitated Mansour in getting a fake National Identification CardRead More

PM Nawaz undergoes successful open heart surgery in London

LONDON, 31 MAY (DNA) –   Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif successfully underwent open heart surgery at a private hospital in central London on Tuesday, the premier’s second cardiac procedure in five years, his family and hospital officials confirmed. “Surgery successful by The Grace Of Almighty. The Prime Minister is off the pump now. Will be shifted to ICU in the next 60 mins or so,” Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz said in tweets sent out on Twitter. Minutes earlier, she said that the procedure of grafting all arteries had been completed successfully,Read More

Turkish President praises Pakistan army

ANKARA, 31 MAY (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan (COAS) General Raheel Sharif who is in Turkey on special invitation by Turkish Govt, witnessed multi-national military exercises “EFES” in two sittings, one last night and then also during day on Tuesday. Upon arrival at the exercise area, Turkish Chief of General Staff General Hulusi Akar, welcomed the COAS. Along with Turkish troops US, UK, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Azerbaijan, and a contingent of Pakistani Armed Forces is participating in the joint exercises. Turkish President and Def Min alsoRead More

Pakistan water scarcity deepens, may run dry by 2025

ISLAMABAD, 31 MAY (DNA) – Pakistan water shortage is deepening, as the country will reach absolute water scarcity in 2025, says a report by the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR). According to local media reports, The PCRWR has warned that Pakistan may run dry by 2025 if immediate actions are not taken by the authorities. The report is yet to be released but, parts of which have been made available to the media. The report said that Pakistan hit the “water stress line” in 1990 and thenRead More

President stresses for increasing budget of research, development

ISLAMABAD, 31 MAY (DNA) – President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday stressed the need to focus on research in science and technology for the benefit of the country. The President was stated while addressing the 15th session of Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) General Assembly in Islamabad. He said science and technology is the best demonstration of human capabilities. The President said Muslim scientists played important role in 16th century but now they are lagging behind. The President said peace and development can be promoted by gaining self-sufficiency inRead More

Fatemi calls for bolstering Pakistan-Australia trade ties

ISLAMABAD, 31 MAY (DNA) – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi on Tuesday said negotiated settlement of Afghan issues is only the option as the use of force has failed for the last fifteen years. “Use of forces will not be helpful in bringing about a lasting peace in the war ravaged countr,” this was stated by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi in a meeting with Deputy Secretary, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and AustralianRead More