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Sherry censures govt over inaction against minority persecution

Call Indian atrocities “terrorism” & may be then world will notice: Sherry

ISLAMABAD, 11 JUNE, (DNA) – Vice President PPPP Senator Sherry Rehman condemned the recently reported beating and torturing of a Christian ice-cream vendor by a mob for selling ‘unclean merchandise to Muslim children’ and censured the federal and Punjab governments over their negligence in taking notice of the unacceptable and atrocious incident, calling on the government to table a plan of action to mitigate such hate crimes in the future. “While realising that we all have a long way to go in building equality competence,” Rehman said, “Pakistan cannot continueRead More

Rs 869 billion tax-free Sindh budget presented

KARACHI, 11 JUNE (DNA) – The Sindh government has reduced General Sales Tax by one percent for the financial year 2016-17 while salaries and pensions have been subjected to ten percent upward revision. Financial minister Murad Ali Shah presented the provincial budget worth Rs 869 billion in the assembly today. A budget, swelled by 17 percent was presented for the year 2016-17. The government has allocated Rs 265 billion for development projects which is around 25 percent more than the last fiscal year. Shah, during his speech in the SindhRead More

Mild earthquake hits Swat

Earth-quake in Sindh

PESHAWAR, 11 JAN (DNA) – A moderate 5.0-magnitude earthquake shook northern areas of Pakistan in Saturday’s wee hours. Officials said there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties According to Met department, the epicenter was located in border area of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan at a depth of 111 kilometers. The quake was felt in Swat and adjoining areas. In October last year a 7.5-magnitude quake ripped across Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing almost 400 people and flattening buildings in rugged terrain that impeded relief efforts. DNA

South Asia Arts Week celebrations kick start in Kunming

ANSAR MAHMOOD BHATTI Kunming, China, June 11 (DNA) – The 2016 China-South Asia and Southeast Asia Arts Week celebrations opened in the Spring City of Yunnan province here on Saturday. Delegates from the South Asian and Southeast Asian countries attended the opening ceremony. The speakers in their speeches highlighted the importance of the South Asia and Southeast Asian region. They also dwelled upon significance of the Silk Road and emphasized to cash in on this route in order to foster particularly the regional development.