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Thursday, December 1st, 2016


Even ‘letter from Trump’ cannot save Nawaz Sharif: Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD, DEC 01, (DNA) –  Commenting on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s surprise conversation with the United States president-elect Donald Trump, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Pakistan (PTI) Imran Khan on Thursday said that even the future US president cannot “save him” from the Panamagate scandal. Imran Khan expressed his views in a tweet and said, it was good news when Trump spoke to the premier but that very chat too could not help him in the high-profile case at the Supreme Court. PM Nawaz Sharif phoned the billionaire real estate mogul, Donald Trump,Read More

China, Pakistan launch direct rail between Kumning, Karachi

China, Pakistan launch direct rail between Kumning, Karachi

KARACHI, DEC 01, (DNA) – China and Pakistan have launched direct rail and sea freight service, linking southwest Chinese inland Yunnan province with Karachi, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. The cargo train loaded with 500 tonnes of commodities left Kunming, capital of Yunnan, for Karachi on Wednesday, marking the opening of the new route. The freight line will cut transport cost by over 50 percent compared with past services. “The commodities will first arrive in Guangzhou and will be shipped to Pakistan,” said Wu Jianlie of New Silk Route YunnanRead More

Trump wins US elections; does it make any difference?  

By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti Much to the disappointment of the majority of people in Pakistan, and elsewhere in the world, Hillary Clinton could not make it to the Oval Office. She met an ‘unexpected’ and big defeat against the business-tycoon Donald Trump. While her supporters and campaign manager are trying to figure out what actually went wrong and where, the Donald Trump camp was rightly out on a celebrations spree soon after the final results were announced. For many Donald Trump was a non-serious candidate, who was seen as someoneRead More

Pakistan won’t beg India for cricket series, clarifies PCB chief

Pakistan won't beg India for cricket series, clarifies PCB chief

ISLAMABAD, DEC 01, (DNA) –  Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shehryar Khan has clarified that Pakistan will not beg India for a cricket series, however, urged the Indian cricketing authorities to not politicise the game. It is pertinent to mention here that PCB had signed an MoU with BCCI to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. Four of those series were to be hosted by Pakistan and the six tours pending a legal agreement will include up to 14 Tests, 30 ODIs and 12 Twenty20s. The first ofRead More

Spanish, Pakistan business day observed at RCCI


RAWALPINDI, DEC 01. (DNA) – Pak-Spanish business day was observed at the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) here on Thursday. Spanish envoy Carlos Morales who was the chief guest on the occasion said his country is dedicated to increase trade relations with Pakistan and could provide assistance in energy sector in Pakistan especially in renewable and alternate energy resources like wind, solar and hydro as country is facing immense energy crisis. He said that this is my third visit to chamber and I feel Pakistan as my secondRead More

Turkish ambassador calls on Gen Zubair

Rawalpindi, December 1, 2016: H.E Mr. S Babur Girgin, Ambassador of Turkey, called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi. During the meeting, various facets of brotherly relationship between Pakistan and Turkey came under discussion.