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Pakistan’s social media is playing a negative role: Ch Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Monday said that the country’s social media is playing a “negative role” by spreading rumours, a trend he says is affecting Pakistan’s progress in the war on terror. “I am not against social media but the rumours on this platform are spread through anonymous sources,” he said at a press conference held in the capital. “No one knows if a RAW agent or a terrorist is spreading rumours to bring down the morale of our forces,” said Nisar adding that “negative propaganda” spread throughRead More

Clerics issue fatwa allowing transgender marriage in Pakistan

LAHORE, 27 JUNE, (DNA) – At least 50 clerics affiliated with a little known Tanzeem Ittehad-i-Ummat have issued a fatwa (religious decree) that marriage with a transgender person is lawful. The fatwa, released on Sunday, said a transgender person having “visible signs of being a male” may marry a woman or a transgender with “visible signs of being a female” and vice versa. But, the fatwa added, a transgender person carrying “visible signs of both genders” may not marry anyone. It declared that robbing transgender people of their share inRead More

India holding back progress on Indo-Pak series: Shahryar Khan

PCB Chairman Shaharyar

ISLAMABAD, 24 JUNE, (DNA) – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan believes that India is holding back progress on the Pak-India series saying he hopes the political atmosphere improves and cricket relations can be build-up once again. Shahryar said PCB signed an agreement in which it agreed to the idea of the Big 3’s influence on world cricket in 2014 with the clear understanding that India would play six series with us over a period of eight years. “These series would have been played in India or a mutuallyRead More

PPP files reference against PM Nawaz in ECP

ISLAMABAD, 27 JUNE (DNA) – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Monday filed a reference in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and his family’s involvement in corruption. PPP submitted a 75-paged reference against the PM in which he was accused of hiding his assets. Furthermore, it was requested that action be taken against the Prime Minister in accordance with Article 62 and 63 of the constitution. The reference was filed by PPP leader Latif Khosa. While conversing with the media, he said that theRead More

Nisar removes SP City for damaging police reputation

ISLAMABAD, 27 JUNE (DNA) – Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday removed Superintendent of Police (SP) City, Rizwan Gondal from his post for allegedly damaging reputation of police department. The Minister took action on complaint of a citizen that SP Rizwan had caused rumpus in a lobby of a five-star hotel and also insulted hotel administration. SP Rizwan arrested hotel manager on a petty matter and kept him under illegal custody. He was found guilty during initial investigation and in view of this, the Minister has orderedRead More

Holy Relics of Lord Buddha returns to Pakistan

COLOMBO, 27 JUNE (DNA) – The most sacred Relics of Lord Buddha from Taxila Pakistan were taken back to Pakistan after conclusion of a month long exposition at various locations around the island nation. The most sacred relics were handed over by the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe to the High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain, at an impressive ceremony held at Temple Trees last morning. Senior Buddhist clergy, Ministers, Government officials, as well as officers of Pakistan High Commission in Colombo wereRead More