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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016


PM Sharif arrrives in Bosnia on three-day official visit


ISLAMABAD, DEC 20, (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has arrived in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on a three-day official visit from December 20 to 22. The prime minister was received by Bosnian Minister for Transport and Communication Mr. Ismir Juskoat upon arrival. He is accompanied by his wife Kulsoom Nawaz and Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi. During the trip, the premier will hold a one-on-one meeting with the Chairman of the Council of Ministers (Prime Minister), Dr Denis Zvidvic to exchange views on varying regional and internationalRead More

Financial position of PR improved due to govt’s policies: Saad Rafique 

Financial position of PR improved due to govt’s policies: Saad Rafique 

ISLAMABAD, 20 DEC (DNA) – Minister for Railway Khawaja Saad Rafique on Tuesday said that the financial position of Pakistan Railway has considerably improved due to the policies adopted by the government. Speaking during a session of the National assembly in Islamabad, the Minister said, “Pakistan Railways earned revenue of 36.6 billion rupees during 2015-16 as compared to 22.8 billion rupees during 2013-14.” He said, “The losses of Pakistan Railways were brought down from 32.527 billion rupees during 2013-14 to 24 billion rupees 2.15-16.” “The existing track on main corridorRead More

82 patients of ‘mystery disease’ admitted at Karachi hospitals 

82 patients of ‘mystery disease’ admitted at Karachi hospitals 

 KARACHI, 20 DEC (DNA) –  At least 82 patients of a yet un-diagnosed disease were admitted at hospitals in Karachi on Tuesday as the mystery health disorder has reached to epidemic proportions in the city’s Malir area.  The heallth department and experts have failed to diagnose the disease yet, which is being termed by some as Chikungunya, due to the symptoms in patients.  The blood samples taken from the patients have been sent to laboratories in Islamabad for identification of the disease which has infected several persons in Saudabad, Landhi,Read More

Gen Raheel helped me out in leaving Pakistan, claims Musharraf

Musharraf wants foolproof security if he is to appear in court

 ISLAMABAD, 20 DEC (DNA) – Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has claimed that ex-army chief Gen Raheel Sharif helped him leave the country by keeping the government from pressuring the courts.  “Well he (Raheel Sharif) did help me and I am absolutely clear and grateful. I have been his boss and I have been the army chief before him… he helped out, because the cases are politicised, they put me on the ECL, they turned it into a political issue,” he claimed during a TV programme.  Musharraf, who leftRead More

Lt Gen Nadeem Raza visits troops deployed at LoC


RAWALPINDI, DEC 20, (DNA) – Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza on Tuesday visited troops deployed on Line of Control (LoC) in Bhimber Sector to overview the operational preparedness, an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said. He was briefed on prevalent security situation along Line of Control (LoC) by the local commanders, the statement added. He interacted with troops and expressed his satisfaction on operational readiness, state of morale and motivation of troops. Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza was among those Major Generals who were promoted to Lieutenant General recently.=DNARead More

General Qamar Javed Bajwa performs his first Umrah after becoming COAS


ISLAMABAD, DEC 20, (DNA) – General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army staff (COAS) who is on an official visit to Saudi Arabia has performed Umrah on Monday. General Qamar Javed Bajwa first visited Masjad e Nabwi where he has offered Nawafil at Riazul Jannah then later he has visited Roza e Rasool. Later in the day, COAS Gen Bajwa went to Makkah, where he has performed Umraah. General Qamar Javed Bajwa, on his three days of official visit to Saudi Arabia held series of meetings yesterday. He arrived in SaudiRead More