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NA Speaker sends letters to 196 parliaments highlighting rights abuse in held Kashmir

President Azad Kashmir ,NA Speaker at parliament house

ISLAMABAD, 31 AUG (DNA) – The Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has sent letters to the Speakers of 196 Parliament to highlight the rampant, unending and gross human rights abuse in Indian Occupied Kashmir and to garner diplomatic and political support for the freedom struggle of Kashmiri people. He said that Kashmir issue is the core priority of Pakistan’s Parliament and there is a unanimous consensus across the political parties in the Parliament. He was speaking to the President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Mr. Masood Khan who calledRead More

Women Can Do project to foster women’s entrepreneurship in Pakistan: envoy

David Hale at Women Can Do Project

ISLAMABAD, 31 AUG, (DNA) – American Ambassador David Hale encouraged public and private sector representatives to continue their efforts to support women’s entrepreneurship in Pakistan during a workshop in Islamabad on Wednesday. Ambassador Hale’s remarks occurred during the final conference of the one-year Women Can Do Project, funded by the U.S. Embassy and carried out by the Shaoor Foundation.  Through this project, over 3,000 women have received entrepreneurship training at public universities and madrassas across Pakistan.  Shaoor Foundation staff also has coordinated a series of policy discussions with government officials,Read More

Islamabad to have a new look, promises Mayor Anser Aziz 

Mayor Islamabad Sheikh Anser Aziz

ISLAMABAD, AUG 31 (DNA) – Sheikh Anser Aziz, the first elected Mayor of Islamabad has said Islamabad shall be given a new look adding he has zero tolerance for corruption in the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation. He said Islamabad is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities of Pakistan but there is a lot more to be done to bring it at par with the developed and beautiful capitals of the world. Sheikh Anser Aziz expressed these views while giving an exclusive interview to DNA. He further said, the Prime Minister of Pakistan,Read More

Whither MQM? By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Whither MQM?

Let me borrow few lines from my April 2016 editorial, “As regards the future of MQM many analysts believe, this party has little political future in the coming days. The minus one formula seems to have worked at last in eliminating any future role of Altaf Hussain in Pakistan’s politics and the MQM will gradually be obviated from the political scene”. After almost four months, my prediction seems to have transpired into reality as Altaf Hussain appears to have been ‘abandoned’ by his own party, though there are still doubtsRead More

Pakistan’s performance was embarrassing: Wasim Akram

NOTTINGHAM: Former captain and ‘Swing Ka Sultan,’ Wasim Akram says it was embarrassing to see Pakistan team being outplayed like a club side in the third ODI against England on Tuesday in Trent Bridge, Nottingham. England defeated Pakistan by 169 runs after posting a mammoth 444/3 in 50 overs – the highest ODI total ever – and the former skipper has termed as “poor”. “They outplayed us in every department of the game. Our performance wasn’t just below average, it was poor. Our fielding was pathetic,” Wasim told Geo News afterRead More

North Korea executes vice premier for ‘disrespect’: Seoul

SEOUL: North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, and banished two other officials for re-education, South Korea said Wednesday. Since taking power after his father’s death in late 2011, Kim is believed to have executed or demoted a number of senior figures in what analysts say is an attempt to tighten his grip on power. “Vice premier for education Kim Yong-Jin was executed,” Seoul’s Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-Hee said at a regular briefing. Kim was killed byRead More