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Govt to pass ordinance to ban plea-bargain beneficiaries from public office

Govt to pass ordinance to ban plea-bargain beneficiaries from public office

ISLAMABAD, JAN 07, (DNA) – Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Saturday said that the government will issue a new accountability ordinance to tighten laws against corruption and financial embezzlement by government officials. The finance minister said that the ordinance which will be issued by midnight will bar government officials who have benefit from the controversial plea-bargain law of the National Accountability Bueau (NAB) from seeking any public office. The minister while addressing a press conference said an amendment will be made to Section 25-A of the NAB Ordinance, and will be presentedRead More


Panama Leaks Case: What happened inside Courtroom No 2

Prime

ISLAMABAD, JAN 07, (DNA) – Inquisitive judges. Exhausted 68-year-old Naeem Bokhari. Whispering Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen. Pensive lawmakers of ruling party. Divided opinion. Prevailing suspense over emotions. Hundreds of lawyers, diplomats and journalists witnessed this in a completely packed Courtroom No 2 on Friday where a five-member bench is hearing a landmark case of Panama Leaks which captured everybody’s attention in Pakistan. Some 37 questions were raised by the learned judges who wanted both petitioners and respondents to come up with solid documentary proof to justify their stance. Judges spokeRead More


Saad Rafique promises Rs1,500,000 for Lodhran train accident victims

Lodhran

BAHAWALPUR, JAN 07, (DNA) – Funeral prayers were held on Saturday for a 12-year-old child who died along with seven others when a motorcycle rickshaw collided with a train in Lodhran. Railway Minister Saad Rafique visited the injured at the Bahawal Victoria Hospital. Speaking to the media after his visit, he promised a compensation of Rs1,500,000 for the victims. “I understand that human lives cannot be compensated. I assure the victims justice,” he said. He added that the driver, assistant driver and gatekeeper had been taken into custody for interrogation.Read More


Misbah not to retire, looks forward to PSL

Misbah not to retire, looks forward to PSL

SYDNEY, JAN 07, (DNA) – Pakistan Test Captain Misbah-ul-Haq is not set to retire anytime soon. In a press conference held on Saturday after Pakistan lost to Australia by 220 runs, Misbah said, “There is a lot of time before I retire. For now there is the one-day series, then there is the Pakistan Super League,” he said. On December 30, Misbah-ul-Haq said he will decide about his retirement in the next two to three days. Following Pakistan’s crushing defeat to Australia in the second Test at MCG, a disappointed-looking MisbahRead More


Acclaimed architect Habib Fida Ali passes away

Acclaimed architect Habib Fida Ali passes away

JAN 07, (DNA) – Renowned Pakistani architect Habib Fida Ali passed away on Saturday. According to a message sent to alumni by Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, his funeral prayers will be offered at 12 noon at the Bohra Qabristan. Fida Ali was one of Pakistan’s most distinguished architects. He served on the Master Jury for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and received many awards for his work, including the design and construction of important corporate buildings and the conservation and renovation of Mohatta Palace. He is also aRead More


India biggest hurdle to peace, says Nisar

India biggest hurdle to peace, says Nisar

ISLAMABAD, JAN 07, (DNA) – Interior Minister Chaud­hry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday termed India the biggest hurdle in the way of regional peace. Talking to a three-member delegation of British and European parliaments here, he regretted that despite rendering invaluable sacrifice for global and regional peace, Pakistan had been made target of criticism by some elements that ignored historical and ground realities. He said that besides those having superficial information and playing into the hands of others, the list of critics also included those whose hands were stained with theRead More