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Baldia factory fire: FIA seeks access to Rehman Bhola


BANGKOK, DEC 12, (DNA) –  The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has requested the Thai police to grant access to Rahman alias Bhola, one of the suspects of Baldia factory inferno that devoured over 250 lives in Karachi. The FIA had constituted a two-member team comprising Deputy Director Badar Baloch and Inspector Rehmatullah Domki for Bhola’s extradition to Pakistan, according to sources. The team arrived in Thailand yesterday, along with documents and legal records pertaining to the Baldia factory tragedy, for taking custody of Rahman alias Bhola. Officials of the FIARead More

PK-661 crash: Victims’ families make three demands from govt


ISLAMABAD, DEC 12, (DNA) – Families of the victims of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight PK-661 crash, which claimed 47 lives, on Monday made three demands from the federal government. Holding a candlelight vigil and a daylong recitation of the Holy Quran gathering to express solidarity and pray for departed souls of tragic plane crash, at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad and put forth a charter of demand on behalf of all the victim families of plane crash. Family members of the victims and scores of civil societyRead More

‘Junaid Jamshed’s dead body identified’


ISLAMABAD: Dead body of the famous religious figure and Naat Khwan Junaid Jamshed, who lost his life in December 7 crash of a PIA plane, has been identified. Deputy Commissioner Islamabad confirmed that Junaid Jamshed’s body has been identified through his face X-Ray and his teeth history. DC Islamabad added that the body will soon be handed over to the Junaid’s family. Junaid Jamshed’s brother Humayun Saeed told media that the singer-turned-preacher’s funeral prayers will be held in Moeen Khan Academy DHA and he will be buried in Darul Uloom Korangi. HumayunRead More

Chairman PIA Azam Sehgal resigns

ISLAMABAD *DNA) Chairman PIA Azam Sehgal has resigned from his post. He has sent his resignation to the PIA board. According to media reports Azam Sehgal was under heavy criticism after ATR crash in Havelian. He was A under pressure from various quarters to step down. Meanwhile, The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has grounded its entire fleet of ATR aircraft till a thorough ‘examination’ is completed, the airline’s spokesman said. “In view of the Civil Aviation Authority’s decision of holding shakedown tests of PIA’s entire ATR fleet, it has beenRead More

Chief of Army Staff visits Corps Headquarters Peshawar


PESHAWAR, DEC 12, (DNA) –  General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff spent his day at Corps Headquarters Peshawar today for an in depth briefing on current state of security operations and the way forward in FATA, KPK and Malakand Divisions. Appreciating the gains of counter terrorism operations so far, he said that focus must remain on indiscriminate IBOs, combing ops for stabilization and consolidation. Nexus between terrorists in remote areas and their facilitators in urban centers will be severed whatever the amount of effort and time. Having createdRead More

PM urges Ulema to step forward in eliminating extremism

PM urges Ulema to step forward in eliminating extremism

DEC 12, (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday urged religious scholars and intellectuals to play their role in eliminating the root causes of extremism from the society. Addressing the National Seerat Conference in Lahore on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the prime minister said Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance and lamented that certain elements distorted this image by spreading anarchy and bloodshed. He noted that due to the unrelenting efforts and sacrifices of the government, armed forces and law enforcement agencies, terrorism has largely been eliminated.Read More