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Abdul Sattar Edhi is feeling better, says Faisal Edhi

ISLAMABAD: While refuting rumours regarding the health condition of renowned philanthropist and Edhi Foundation Chairman Abdul Sattar Edhi, his son Faisal Edhi said on Saturday that his father is feeling better now. While talking to media, Faisal Edhi said that Abdul Sattar Edhi was taken to hospital for routine dialysis. The situation had turned awkward earlier in the day when the Foreign Office reacted to the rumours about Edhi’s death and issued an obituary statement which it had to retract later. The Foreign Office statement carried tribute to Abdul Sattar Edhi,Read More

Ishaq Dar presents his assets for forensic audit

Dar chairs meeting on money laundering

ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday told National Assembly that he has challenged a political party’s leader over forensic audit of assets. “I have challenged a political party leader that we both shall conduct a forensic audit of our assets, whoever owns illegal assets will pay the fee,” Ishaq Dar told NA. Referring to Imran Khan, he told the house that when a senior parliamentarian, leader of a party, blamed his son (Ali Dar) “he served a legal notice to him”. Earlier this year, Dar’s son had filedRead More

COAS discusses Pak-Afghan border management with Gen John Nicholson

RAWALPINDI, 18 JUNE (DNA) – General John Nicholson, Commander Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan called on Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Saturday. During the meeting, regional security issues and matters of mutual interest including border management mechanism along Pak-Afghanistan border were discussed. Earlier today, Torkham border reopened after it was closed for several days following deadly clashes between the two countries following the construction of a gate on the Pakistani side to control cross-border movement. The clash, which erupted along the Torkham border a week ago, leftRead More

PAF’s drone aircraft crashes near Mianwali

MIANWALI, 18 JUNE (DNA) – Unmanned aircraft of Pakistan Air Force crashed near Head Pakka in an unpopulated area on Saturday. Authorities concerned stated that the aircraft took off from Mianwali base to monitor different areas regarding flood situation and encountered a technical snag. No injury or casualty was reported on the ground as the aircraft crashed in an unpopulated area. Earlier on January 15, a drone of the air force crashed in Chiniot. The unmanned aircraft belly-landed in a field at Pirwala road and was engulfed in flames. ByRead More

Pakistan to live up to its UN obligations: Maleeha

Pakistan, US drone strikes

ISLAMABAD, 18 JUNE (DNA) – At the UN, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi assured the world body that Pakistan would live up to its responsibility as one of the world’s top troop contributing countries and will fulfill its obligations in this regard, says a press release receive here today from New York Speaking in the follow up of the Leaders Peacekeeping Summit and a Preview of the London Ministerial Level meeting scheduled in September Ambassador Lodhi said that Pakistan’s commitment to UN peacekeeping remains “strong, consistent and unstinting”. “Our peacekeepers have anRead More

New poverty survey kicks off in Haripur, Maervi oversees NSER

BISP board approves new payment model

ISLAMABAD, 18 JUNE (DNA) – BISP has embarked on another milestone of updating National Social Economic Registry (NSER). New poverty survey would be conducted using state of the art technological tools out classing all earlier surveys. All efforts would be made to document the best directory of the poor. This was stated by Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon during her visit to a registration site for National Socio Economic Registry (NSER) update at Union Council Kholian Bala of Haripur today. Chairperson BISP urged the deserving familiesRead More