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Nisar rules out any deal on Zardari return


ISLAMABAD, DEC 24, (DNA) – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Saturday ruled out the possibility of any deal with Asif Ali Zardari for his return, saying the former president needs not to do so. “Asif Ali Zardari does not need any deal in today’s scenario, nor he has been given any reassurances,” the minister stated on Saturday. “There is no FIR registered against the former president, nor is he wanted in any case.” Chaudhry Nisar said the raids by paramilitary Rangers in Karachi had nothing to do with the PPPRead More

Imran cancels party membership of dozens of workers, accuses PM of dishonest politics


DEC 24, (DNA) – Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday cancelled the membership of dozens of party workers for violating party policies, said a statement released by the party. Party workers from four districts, Mianwali, Attock, Narowal and Faisalabad were dismissed and show cause notices issued to them. Imran accused the workers of violating party policies in the last stage of the local bodies elections held in Punjab province. He also accused Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of bribing political workers and buying their support. “Nawaz Sharif only wins electionsRead More

100 more patients diagnosed with Chikungunya virus in Karachi


KARACHI, DEC 24, (DNA) – Chikungunya virus has continued to affect Karachiites as another 100 people have been diagnosed with the disease in the past 24 hours. Doctors said that although suspected Chikungunya fever patients are coming in on daily basis but the number has decreased markedly. It is not a deadly disease but causes body pain and affects bodily functions, they added. According to Saudabad Hospital’s Dr Fakhar, the disease needs to be rooted out. He said Chikungunya is caused by mosquitoes but is different from dengue. He advised peopleRead More

PM directs no loadshedding on Christmas


ISLAMABAD, DEC 24, (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday directed Ministry of Water & Power to ensure no loadshedding on the eve of Christmas. “The prime minister directed the ministry to ensure that there is zero loadshedding across the country from tonight till tomorrow, in view of the Christmas celebrations,” a statement from the PM House said. Christians make up one of the two largest (non-Muslim) religious minorities in Pakistan, along with Hindus. The total number of Christians in Pakistan was estimated at 2.5 million in 2005, making roughlyRead More

PIA flight from Tokyo delayed by over 24 hours

PIA flight from Tokyo delayed by over 24 hours

TOKYO, DEC 24, (DNA) – Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight PK-853 on Saturday was delayed by over 24 hours. The flight was scheduled to take off at 2 pm for Karachi but it was delayed due to technical problems, airport sources said. The flight was supposed to bring 210 passengers to Islamabad and Karachi, airport sources said. Earlier this week, a PIA flight from Faisalabad to Jeedah left behind luggage of all 130 passengers behind. On December 8, a PIA PK-661 flight crashed near Havelian killing all passengers on board.=DNA ================

Pakistan looks forward to red ball, hard Melboure Cricket Ground pitch: Flower

Pakistan looks forward to red ball, hard Melboure Cricket Ground pitch: Flower

Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower says his side is looking forward to a return of the red ball and a hard Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) pitch for the second test against Australia beginning Monday. The visitors lost the day-night first test at the Gabba by 39 runs, having made a bold bid at a come-from-behind victory. Former Zimbabwe star Flower believes the Melbourne conditions will give his side a better chance of taking early wickets and exposing Australia’s middle-order with reverse swing. “(The pitch) looks good. It looks hard. It’sRead More