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President urges Muslim world to adopt ample strategy to address challenges

ISLAMABAD, 16 JUNE, (DNA) – President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the Muslim world to adopt a comprehensive joint strategy to address challenges facing the Ummah. He was speaking at an Iftar dinner he hosted in honour of diplomats in Islamabad on Thursday evening. The President regretted that instead of much-needed unity the Islamic countries were facing internal differences. As a consequence instead of facing their common enemies and problems, their energies are lost in fighting out differences. Mamnoon Hussain referred to longstanding unresolved disputes of Kashmir and Palestine and saidRead More

IED blast in Peshawar kills 1 injure 3 policemen

PESHAWAR, 16 JUNE, (DNA) –Police on Thursday stated that few moments before Iftar, a police mobile was patrolling as per daily routine, as the mobile reached Ghari Sohbat Bazaar a bomb exploded by the car out of nowhere and resulted in ASI Qayyum Dad’s death. Along with the ASI three personnel also got injured including Junaid, Atlas Khan, and Asim and had been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital. The blast also caused damage to police mobile. Police also stated that injured police officers were out of danger for now. TheRead More

NAB takes notice of delay in verification of educational degrees of CDA officers

ISLAMABAD, 16 JUNE (DNA) – Chairman NAB, Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has taken serious notice of delay in the verification of educational degrees/certificates of officers/officials of Capital Development Authority (CDA) as CDA is going to be divided and verification of Degrees of CDA Officers/officials will remain unverified without any logical reason. As per reports, verification of educational degrees/certificates of officers/officials of CDA are facing delays and thus causing hurdles in the early verification of educational degrees/certificates of CDA officers/officials under rules and as per the directions of Establishment Division, CabinetRead More

Meeting of 5th session of Pak-Tajikistan joint Commission held

ISLAMABAD, 16 JUNE (DNA) – The 5th Session of Pakistan–Tajikistan Joint Commission on Trade, Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation was held in Islamabad on June 15-16, 2016. The Session was Co-chaired by Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Federal Minister for Water and Power and also Co-chair of Pakistan while Mr.Usmonali Usmonzoda, Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Republic of Tajikistan led Tajikistan side. During the two days of the Session, detailed meetings were held between the experts of the two sides on a number of issues, especially focussing on Trade & Commerce, Energy,Read More

Constructing gate on Torkham border is not violation of any agreement: Aziz

Afghans push India for more arms

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Thursday told the National Assembly that Pakistan is not breaching any agreement by constructing a gate on Torkham border and will go on with the project to make effective border management possible. In his policy statement, Aziz claimed that Pakistan had informed the Afghan authorities about its intention to build the gate and the construction work had started back in November 2014. “When Afghan authorities expressed their reservations, we took them into confidence and told them that the gateRead More

IG Sindh orders action against cleric for torturing seminary student

KARACHI: Inspector General Sindh Allah Dino Khawaja on Thursday took notice of the case pertaining to the alleged torture on a seminary student by a cleric and ordered speedy delivery of justice to the victim. According to a statement released by Sindh police, the IG Sindh ordered Senior Superintendent Police East to submit a report regarding the incident pertaining to alleged torture on the child — a student of Madressah Usmania in Ali Akbar Goth area of Karachi. He ordered the SSP East to immediately reach the spot and recordRead More