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We need to promote values of tolerance to achieve religious harmony: PM

Pakistan stronger, securer today than 2013: PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD, 24 AUG (DNA) – A delegation led by Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, Head of Dawoodi Bohra Community called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House on Wednesday. Welcoming Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the Prime Minister said that his visit to Pakistan will help in promoting social and cultural relations amongst the people. The Prime Minister highlighted the role of Ulema and religious scholars for achieving interfaith harmony amongst the followers of various sects. ‘‘We need to promote the values of tolerance, patience and mutual respect to achieveRead More

Karachi will not be held hostage anymore, assures Nisar

Interior ministry asks KP govt to not participate in PTI protest

KARACHI: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Wednesday said Karachi will not be held hostage anymore and congratulated the people and the security forces deployed in the metropolis for foiling the attempt to “take the city hostage”. “This was for the first time in 25 years that Karachi was not held hostage.” Nisar was addressing a press conference following his meeting with the Sindh governor. Nisar on the occasion also appreciated the role played by the media while it was “under attack”. Referring to the earlier diatribe of MQM’s chief, inRead More

Court acquits Axact CEO Shoaib Shaikh in money laundering case

Court acquits Axact CEO Shoaib Shaikh

KARACHI: A district and sessions court acquitted Axact Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shoaib Shaikh in a money laundering case here on Wednesday. Shaikh’s counsel, Shaukat Hayat, had moved an applicable petition under Section 249-A of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), arguing that his client cannot be tried twice on identical petitions. The Axact CEO was accused of having illegally transferred Rs170.17 million to a Dubai-based firm, Chanda Exchange Company, in April 2014. Chanda Exchange Company’s directors Mohammad Younis and Mohammad Junaid are co-accused in the case, which is registered withRead More

MQM’s imprisoned Waseem Akhtar elected Karachi mayor

Mayor Karachi waseem Akhtar

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Waseem Akhtar has been elected Karachi’s mayor on Wednesday. “Let bygones be bygones,” said Akhtar while addressing media persons after the elections concluded. “Its enough, we have fought enough and enough blood has been spilt, we need to stop that and we want to follow the guidelines of Jinnah.” Karachi’s newly elected mayor vowed to work alongside other political parties to solve the issues facing the metropolis. “I am not a mayor of MQM. I will work for Karachi, I am Karachi’s mayor.” During hisRead More

Man dies, woman injured as couple stoned in Swat over ‘honour’: police

SWAT: A 27-year-old man was stoned to death and a married woman injured by her relatives in the name of ‘honour’ after the two were found in an ‘objectionable position’ in her family’s home in the Barikot area on Wednesday, police said. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sadiq Akbar said the woman’s father confessed to killing the man and injuring his daughter after finding them in an ‘objectionable position’, saying he had done so in the name of ‘honour’. Police said the woman’s husband worked abroad. According to eyewitnesses, theRead More

Pakistan set to revisit Rose Bowl after 10 years

  KARACHI: Pakistan will return to the Rose Bowl in Southampton after a yawning gap of 10 years when they face England in the opening fixture of the five-match One-day International series on Wednesday. Formerly known as Ageas Bowl, the picturesque cricket ground — which accommodate 20,000 spectators with temporary seating from the original capacity of 6,500 — is situated on the outskirts of the port city in south coast of England and is the home venue of county Hampshire. Rose Bowl, which hosted its first major match in 2001,Read More