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Intelligence agencies working day and night to defeat enemy designs: PM Nawaz

Intelligence agencies working

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said Pakistan’s intelligence agencies are working day and night to defeat designs of the country’s enemies. Addressing the National Assembly two days after the carnage at Quetta Civil Hospital, the premier said Pakistan’s military and political leadership are on the same page to eradicate the menace of terrorism. Nawaz said the mindset behind the Quetta attack was the same one that had targeted Pakistanis in numerous terrorist attacks in the past. “This incident [Quetta attack] was properly planned,” said the PM, adding thatRead More

US approves $1.15 bn tank, weapons sale to Saudi


WASHINGTON: The United States has approved the possible sale to Saudi Arabia of up to 153 tanks, hundreds of machine guns and other military gear in a deal worth $1.15 billion, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The announcement coincided with news that Saudi-led coalition warplanes had resumed air strikes on Yemen’s capital for the first time in three months, killing 14 people and shutting the airport after UN-brokered talks were suspended. State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said she was “very concerned” by Tuesday’s casualty reports, but did not directly comment whenRead More

Will beat terrorism once we are united: Nisar

Nisar says will beat terrorism

ISLAMABAD, 10 AUG (DNA) – Minister of the Interior Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan while addressing in the National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday highlighted the current situation of peace in the country and compared it with that in the past. Nisar said that there was not a single day in the past when not a single suicide blast struck the country. He added that Pakistan has suffered as a result of terrorism even more than Iraq or Afghanistan have suffered because of it. He stated that the General Headquarters (GHQ) wereRead More

Lawyers boycott court proceedings on second day

Lawyers at BHC

QUETTA, 10 AUG (DNA) – The lawyer’s fraternity in different cities boycotted courts and staged protests nationwide on second day (Wednesday) after the deadly suicide blast at Civil Hospital in Quetta that killed 72 people including many of their colleagues. On Pakistan Bar Council’s appeal, lawyers are observing partial strike in Lahore. In Karachi, lawyers boycotted Sindh High Court, City Court, Malir Court and others courts. “It’s very tragic. Our seniors who were our intellectuals have been killed and may God reward them in heaven,” lawyer Ghulam Muhammad said. SoldiersRead More

It’s a tragedy that Pak hockey team is not playing in Olympic Games: PHF

Pak hockey

KARACHI, 10 AUG (DNA) – The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), as a part of its policy to facilitate the youngsters, decided on Wednesday to lay astro-turf at the hockey ground of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET). This was announced by Olympian Naveed Alam, Director, Development & Domestic, PHF, during the seminar entitled ‘State of Sports in Pakistan’ organized by the Sports Journalists Association Sindh (SJAS) with the collaboration of the SSUET, held at the university campus. “Indeed it’s a tragedy that Pakistan’s hockey team is not playingRead More

Bilawal Bhutto reiterates commitment to protect minorities

Bilawal about Altaf Hussain

KARACHI, 10 AUG (DNA) – Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday reiterated the commitment of his Party for equal opportunities and protection to the minority communities in Pakistan on the eve of National Minority Day being observed officially on August 11 since 2009 following orders from then President Asif Ali Zardari. “PPP has taken the responsibility to fulfil what Founder of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Founders of Democracy in Pakistan Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto promised to the religious minorityRead More