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CM Sindh opens work on 100 MGD water supply project for Karachi


KARACHI, DEC 10, (DNA) – Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah on Saturday laid the foundation stone for a water supply pumping project in the city. The project will supply 100 MGD water to Karachi, which will be brought from Keenjhar Lake in Thatta district. The project will be completed within two and a half years with an estimated cost of Rs 1.47 billion.CM Murad, while addressing the ceremony, said that the project will help reduce the water shortage facing the city. He said that the water pumping projects in Dabeji andRead More

DSP shot dead in Peshawar


PESHAWAR, DEC 10, (DNA) –  A Deputy Superintendent was on Saturday shot dead and his son was severely injured by unknown gunmen, Riaz-ul-Islam was going to the mosque with his son, when  three armed assailants opened fire at him three times at the Charsadda Road. His son was also injured in the incident and has been shifted to hospital in a critical situation. This is said to be the third assassination attempt on Riaz, who has earlier survived a gun and bomb attack. He was involved into counter-terror activities. PoliceRead More

Courts can’t announce verdicts to please someone, says CJ Jamali


LAHORE, DEC 10, (DNA) –  Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali said on Saturday that the courts cannot announce verdicts to please someone or in the face of pressure due to media hype. Speaking at a ceremony here, Justice Jamali said the courts in Pakistan were completely independent in their judgments and they were not under any kind of pressure. “For us, delivering just is the most important thing,” he added. “We cannot give a verdict to please someone or by getting under pressure because of media hype,” the chief justice ofRead More

PK-661 crash probe: Special ATR team to reach Pakistan in next 24 hours


ISLAMABAD, DEC 10, (DNA) –  In a bid to give a helping hand in a recent deadly plane crash probe that killed 47 including Junaid Jamshed, a popstar-turned-Muslim evangelist, a special team of the France-based turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR would reach the capital in the next 24 hours, officials confirmed on Saturday. A five-member specialist team of ATR would meet the Safety and Investigation Board (SIB) of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to get a breakthrough as officials began DNA of the victims. Meanwhile, another team comprising officials of theRead More

Tariq Fatemi meets US National Security Advisor, discusses Kashmir


WASHINGTON: Special assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi met US National Security Advisor Susan Rice at the White House on Friday. During the meeting matters of mutual interest were discussed including anti-terrorism measures, defence and economic cooperation. Fatemi also briefed Rice over the human rights violation in occupied Kashmir and continued violence by the Indian forces at the Line of Control. Rice expressed concern over tensions at the Line of Control. She added that the US supports peace talk for regional peace and values its relationship withRead More

Pakistani film Janaan screened at German embassy

ISLAMABAD, DEC 10 (DNA) –Pakistani feature film Janaan was screened at the German embassy auditorium.   The film screening event was jointly organized by ambassador of Bosnia Nedem Makarevich and Ambassador of Germany Ina Lipel.   The hallmark of the film, among other things, was performance of the Bosnian ambassador who played a leading role in the film.   The film shoot took place in Canada and Pakistan’s beautiful valley Swat. The story revolves around a family settled in Canada but actually belongs to Swat.   The family decides toRead More