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SBP to issue Rs 50 coin in memory of late Edhi 

ISLAMABAD, July 16 (DNA): The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) would issue a commemorative coin of Rs. 50 in memory of late Abdul Sattar Edhi as a small token of appreciation to remember him in the history of Pakistan.Governor SBP Ashraf Mahmood Wathra announced this on Saturday while addressing to a `condolence’ gathering to pay tributes to late Abdul Sattar Edhi who served the needy, the orphans, the widows and the destitute by rising above the considerations of caste, color and creed.   The event was attended by senior managementRead More

Sartaj highlights multi-faceted challenges facing the world at ASEM

ULAABAATAR, MONGOLIA, July 16 (DNA): Addressing the 11th ASEM Summit on Saturday, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz highlighted the multi-faceted challenges facing the world today. He said that the only way to overcome these challenges is to learn from past mistakes, address the root causes of longstanding conflicts like Kashmir and Palestine, and promote the culture of compromise to overcome the challenges. The Adviser is leading Pakistan’s delegation to the 11th ASEM Summit. ASEM is a dialogue process between 53 countries of Asia and EuropeRead More

PM Sharif strongly condemns coup attempt in Turkey

Government decided on Friday to write letters to human rights organisations against Indian atrocities being carried out in Kashmir.

ISLAMABAD, July 16 (DNA): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the attempt to undermine democracy by a failed coup in Turkey and reaffirmed full support to its democratic institutions.A statement released by the PM House quoted the Prime Minister as saying “we deeply admire the resolve of the brave and resilient Turkish people, who stood up against the forces of darkness and anarchy to express their support and commitment to democracy.”The Prime Minister in his remarks on the failed coup attempt

Qandeel Baloch murdered by brother in Multan: police

Strangled Qandeel after drugging her, brother confesses

MULTAN: Popular social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been killed in Multan, becoming the latest victim in the spate of “honour killings” that plague the country. The 26-year-old, who is popular for posting risque videos and statements on Facebook, was killed by her brother, Regional Police Officer Sultan Azam said on Saturday. andeel’s brother had been threatening her to stop posting photos and videos on Facebook, police added. Her brother fled after killing Qandeel, whose real name is Fauzia Azeem. “Qandeel Baloch has been killed, she was strangled to deathRead More

bilawal Bhutto felicitates people of Turkey over foiling coup bid

ISLAMABAD, 16 JULY (DNA) – Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned the attempted coup in Turkey and expressed the hope that Turkey will come out as a stronger democracy and stronger nation after quashing the coup.The people of Turkey deserve to be complimented for coming out into the streets and face military tanks and artillery with bare hands to force the coup makers run, he said in a statement today. The people of Pakistan in general and the PPP in particular are aware of the disastrous consequencesRead More

Four men held over lorry attack in Nice

Four people believed to be linked to man who killed 84 people in Nice are in police custody, French media report. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. Dozens of people have been killed, including children, after a lorry ploughed into a large crowd watching a fireworks display marking the end of the French national holiday for Bastille Day. The driver also fired shots, before being killed by police. This is what we know so farRead More