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Political solutions central to peace keeping operations: Maleeha Lodhi

Pakistan, US drone strikes

NEW YORK, 12 JUNE, (DNA) – Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told the UN Security Council that political solutions must be front and centre of peacekeeping operations to secure a viable path to enduring peace. Speaking in the open debate on Protecting Civilians in Peacekeeping Operations, the Pakistani envoy said that civilians can best be protected by preventing the outbreak of armed conflicts in the first place, addressing the root causes of conflicts, finding inclusive political solutions to disputes and seeking peaceful settlement of conflicts. “The protection of civilians is a system-wideRead More

PM, Finance Minister discuss matters of national interest

LONDON, 12 JUNE, (DNA) – Finance Minister Ishaq Dar called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in London on Sunday and enquired about his health. They also briefly discussed matters of national interest. Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, who arrived here for a short visit, enquired after the Prime Minister’s health and wished him complete recovery and health. Finance Minister after his short, one day visit shall return home late Sunday evening. =DNA ===============

Bilawal condemns insulting behaviour of Hamdullah towards Marvi Sirmed

Bilawal about Altaf Hussain

KARACHI, 12 JUNE, (DNA) – Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party has strongly condemned insulting and immoral behavior of Hafiz Hamdullah towards prominent political commentator and rights activist Marvi Sirmed in a live TV show and asked his sponsors to keep such character indoors before they spread degradation into the whole society. In a press statement Sunday, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari euologised Marvi Sirmed for bravely facing the situation and her defiance against the so-called religious scholars who didn’t learn how to behave and respect mothers and daughters of theRead More

Govt committee contacts Opposition to discuss TORs

LAHORE, 12 JUNE, (DNA) – A governmental committee consisting of Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and Minister of State of Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rahman on Sunday met with Jamaat Islami (JI) ameer Sirajul Haq to discuss the Terms of References (TORs) catering the investigation of the Panama Leaks issue. During the meeting, JI chief expressed his concerns upon the TORs suggested by the government and stated that the government is not serious regarding the issue and demanded that deadlock persisting over the matter be resolved at the earliest.Read More

Shahbaz visits Kasur via public transports, inspects, DHQ, Bazaars

KASUR, 12 JUNE, (DNA) – Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif rode a public van and made a surprise visit to Kasur’s Ramazan Bazar without any protocol. Shehbaz inspected Ramzan Bazar arranged near the railway station and directed shopkeepers to provide gram flour and pulses in packages weighing one kg to half kg. He adored the kids and distributed 2kg packets of sugar among the people as a gift. He also made a surprise visit to District Quarters Hospital Kasur and visited different wards to ensure hygiene conditions. He alsoRead More

Campaign against SMKH failed after ‘record breaking’ fundraising: IK

ISLAMABAD, 12 JUNE, (DNA) – Chairman Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that people have rejected the smear campaign against the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital (SKMH). He made these comments on Twitter where he thanked people for their trust in the hospital. Khan said that this was evidence by the fact they raised a record-breaking 125 million yesterday at an Iftar fundraiser. “Last night at SKMT Iftar fundraiser over Rs 12.5 crores were raised – breaking all records. Want to thank people for their trust in SKM,” Khan tweeted. TheRead More