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Pakistan to continue support for Kashmiris’ self-determination right: PM

Nawaz launches Rs3.9 billion gas project in Kohat

ISLAMABAD, Jul 27 (DNA): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday terming Kashmir dispute an ‘incomplete agenda’ said Pakistan would continue to extend political and moral support to Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. In a meeting with the newly-elected members of AJK Legislative Assembly here at the PM House, he said self-determination was the basic right of Kashmiris in accordance with the resolutions of UN Security Council.Prime Minister Sharif said that Pakistan would highlight Kashmir issue at all international fora. He extended felicitations to the MLAs on success in AJK’s general electionRead More

Governor Sindh accepts Qaim Ali Shah’s resignation

CM Sindh Sain Qaim

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad on Wednesday accepted the resignation of senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Qaim Ali Shah from Sindh chief minister post. Shah’s resignation came in the wake of PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s decision to inject “young blood” for the betterment of the province, as Maula Bux Chandio, adviser to the Sindh chief minister on information, informed earlier. PPP picked Syed Murad Ali Shah as the successor of Qaim Ali Shah during a senior leadership’s meeting in Dubai on Sunday. About the removal of Qaim Ali Shah, party sources saidRead More

Musharraf’s medical report in Bugti murder case rejected

Musharraf's med report rejected in Bugti case

QUETTA: The Balochistan High Court on Wednesday rejected the medical report of former president General Pervez Musharraf during the hearing of Nawab Akbar Bugti’s murder case. The court also expressed annoyance over non-appearance of Musharraf in the case. Jamil Bugti, the son of Nawab Akbar Bugti, had challenged the acquittal of former president in his father’s murder from an anti-terrorist court in Quetta earlier this year in BHC. During the hearing, the divisional bench of BHC comprising Justice Jamal Mandokhail and Justice Muhammad Hashim Kakar rejected the medical report presentedRead More

MoU signed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and British Council

MoU signed by KP Assembly and British Council

PESHAWAR, 27 JULY, (DNA) – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), today has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with British Council Pakistan, at a high-profile event, organised in the Assembly Secretariat. The Speaker, KP Assembly, Mr Asad Qaiser and British Council Acting Director, Mr Jim Booth were the signatories. The event was attended by ministers, MPAs and senior government officials, British Council staff and media. The “Parliamentarians’ Capacity Building Programme”, is an 18-month partnership that aims to support the Provincial Government to increase the effectiveness ofRead More

850 MHz License handed over to Telenor, Pakistan 

850 MHz License to Telenor

ISLAMABAD, 27 JULY (DNA) – Technology neutral license for the 10 MHz of frequency spectrum 850 MHz on Wednesday was handed over to the successful bidder, Telenor Pakistan in a “License awarding Ceremony” which was held at Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications today. Minister for IT & Telecom Anusha Rahman formally handed over 850 MHz license to Michal Foley CEO Telenor Pakistan. The new CEO designate Irfan Wahab was also present at the event. The newly awarded license will also enable Telenor Pakistan to launch 4G Services in PakistanRead More

Mob beats Muslim women in India over rumours of carrying beef

Muslim women carrying beef beaten up

NEW DELHI: Two Muslim women have been beaten up at a railway station in central India on suspicion of carrying beef, an offence in many parts of the Hindu-majority country, police said Wednesday. The meat the women were carrying has since turned out to be buffalo, but police in Madhya Pradesh state said they were attacked on Tuesday at a busy station, apparently after a group of vigilantes raised suspicions. Video footage broadcast on local television channels showed a group of women slapping, kicking and punching the two as a largeRead More