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PML N, sweeps AJK ELECTIONS with big majority, Mushtaq Minhas tipped as new PM

MUZAFFARABAD: The PML N has swept AJK elections with thumping majority. PML begged more than 31 seats of 41. Muslim Conference begged 3 while PPP and PTI got two seats each. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is visiting Azad Kashmir to meet with the winning candidates of PML N. Journalist turned politician Mushtaq Minhas has been tipped as the new prime minister of Azad Kashmir. Polling for the 10th general elections has ended for the 49 seats of the Legislative Assembly in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.Voting started at 8Read More

British Council inaugurates library in Port City

KARACHI, 21 JULY (DNA) – The British Council in Pakistan on Thursday launched its library in Karachi after a period of 14 years. The launch ceremony was held at the British Council Library which was attended by Governor of Sindh Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, Minister Cultural Department Sharmila Farooqui, British Deputy High Commissioner Belinda Lewis, and Acting Country Director British Council Jim Booth. Other notable dignitaries from the government, arts and media were also present at the launch ceremony.

Pakistan to ask UN human rights body to probe violence in held Kashmir: Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has decided to approach the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to investigate human rights violations and the recent wave of violence against civilians in India-held Kashmir (IHK) by Indian forces. “We have requested UNHRC to send a fact-finding mission to India-occupied Kashmir and probe recent killings of innocent Kashmiris,” Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz told journalists during a weekly briefing at the Foreign Office on Thursday. He urged the international community to take notice of the situation in Kashmir and extend its supportRead More

Educate youth on perils of dictatorship, SCBA urges Imran

STRONG YOUTH CAN CREATE STRONG NATION. ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) rejected on Wednesday PTI chief Imran Khan’s assertion regarding people distributing sweets after a possible military coup in the country, saying lawyers would resist any extra-constitutional move aimed at toppling the democratic set-up. President of the SCBA Ali Zafar told  “We (lawyers) will support democracy no matter what stand political parties take.” He said that although lawyers believed democracy to be the best system of governance, it “does not mean they (lawyers) will stop criticizing the government overRead More

Bangladesh court jails opposition leader Khaleda Zia’s son

new jail in Rwp

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court Thursday sentenced the eldest son of the main opposition leader to seven years in prison for money laundering, a move that could end his political ambitions. The high court convicted 51-year-old Tarique Rahman, overturning a 2013 acquittal by a lower court, and sentenced him to seven years in jail. Rahman, who lives in exile in London, is the eldest son of opposition leader and two-times former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and was considered her political heir apparent. “The high court said Tarique Rahman influenced political powerRead More

PM Nawaz calls National Security Council meeting on Friday

Nawaz launches Rs3.9 billion gas project in Kohat

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif summoned a session of the National Security Council on Friday to discuss matters pertaining to external security, the deteriorating situation in the Indian-held Kashmir and national security, sources said on Thursday. The premier would preside over the session. The meeting would include Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee General Rashad Mehmood and chiefs of the three armed forces. Several high profile ministers such as defense minister, interior minister, federal ministers of the treasury, adviser national security, foreign adviser and others would attend the meeting. According to sources,Read More