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PML-N candidate Masood Khan elected president AJK

six-points agenda on Kashmir Issue

MUZAFFARABAD: PML-N candidate and former ambassador Mohammad Masood Khan was elected president of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) by the legislative assembly on Wednesday. Masood was given 42 votes while PPP candidate Chaudhry Latif Akbar was given six votes. The Muslim Conference and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf boycotted the election. Masood Khan, who belongs to a suburb of Rawalakot city falling in the constituency LA-19, Poonch-III, was nominated by the PML-N as its candidate for the office of AJK president after the party won by a landslide in the general elections forRead More

11-year-old girl, parents drown in selfie accident near Peshawar

3 died in selfie died

PESHAWAR: An 11-year-old girl drowned on Tuesday after falling into a river while attempting to take a selfie and her parents also died trying to save her, officials said. The drownings occurred in the Kunhar river that flows through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, at a hilly tourist spot in Beesian village, some 200 kilometres north of Islamabad. The deep, rocky and fast flowing river is popular for white-water rafting. “The girl, Safia Atif, was trying to take a selfie along the river when she slipped and fell,” local police official ArshadRead More

Sheikh Rashid files reference with NA speaker seeking PM’s disqualification

'Arrest me if you can': Sheikh Rasheed makes appearance at Committee Chowk

ISLAMABAD: As the drama on the Panama leaks continues since the surfacing of the documents in April this year, another reference was filed with National Assembly (NA) Speaker Ayaz Sadiq seeking the prime minister’s disqualification – this time by Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid. The former railways minister submitted a 182-page reference, demanding that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif be disqualified from NA membership for violating articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution. Both the articles lay down the qualifications and disqualifications for becoming a member of parliament. AsRead More

COAS confirms death sentence of 11 hardcore terrorists

General Raheel addressing US CENTCOM

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday confirmed the death sentences of 11 ‘hardcore terrorists’ involved in committing “heinous offences related to terrorism,” said an Inter-Services Public Relations statement. The convicts were involved in killing of DIG Fayyaz Sumbal and ASI Raza Khan of Balochistan Police and Inspector Kamran Nazir of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) at Quetta, ISPR said. The convicted terrorists also include those who were involved in sectarian killings, kidnapping and killing of civilians and personnel of Frontier Constabulary and killing of Major Majeed ofRead More

Friend of Pakistan Ambassador Emilian given an emotional send off

ISLAMABAD, AUG 1 (DNA)-  A great friend of Pakistan Emilian ION Ambassador of Romania has left Pakistan after completing his tenure. Some touching scenes were witnessed at the last breakfast of Ambassador Emilian in Islamabad, hosted by Walid Abu Ali Ambassador of Palestine. Ambassador Walid Abu Ali became emotional while seeing Ambassador Emilian off. “Today is a very sad day for all of us and especially for me because a great friend is leaving”, he added.