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No change in visa policy for Pakistan, says US embassy


ISLAMABAD, FEB 02, (DNA) –  The United States embassy on Thursday clarified that the visa policy for Pakistan was not being changed and President Donald Trump’s administration has not given any exclusive instructions regarding the country. Speaking to Geo News, a spokesperson for the embassy said that Pakistan was not being considered for a visa ban at the moment and the visa policy is the same as it was before Trump took charge Trump has drawn criticism at home and abroad over an executive order which restricts citizens of seven Muslim-majority countriesRead More

New Governor Sindh hopes to improve situation in Karachi

New Governor Sindh hopes to improve situation in Karachi

KARACHI, FEB 02, (DNA) – Muhammad Zubair has been sworn in as the 32nd governor of Sindh during an oath-taking ceremony held at the Governor House on Thursday. Chief Justice Sindh High Court (SHC) Sajjad Ali Shah administered the oath ceremony to the newly-appointed Sindh Governor. The ceremony was attended by Chief Minister Sindh and several PML-N leaders and others. The position has been vacant since January 11, when the 79-year-old governor Saeed-uz-Zaman passed away after a prolonged illness. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on January 30 picked Muhammad Zubair for thisRead More

Miller ruled out of rest of Sri Lanka series

Miller ruled out of rest of Sri Lanka series

FEB 02, (DNA) – David Miller, fresh off his second century in three ODI innings, will not be available for the rest of the series against Sri Lanka because of a finger injury. Miller sustained a cut to the little finger of his right hand during the second ODI in Durban when he could not quite get underneath a diving catch in the eighth over of the Sri Lanka innings. He did not field for the remainder of the match and will require stitches which means seven to 10 daysRead More

Chandio, Ghani resign as advisors to Sindh CM


KARACHI, FEB 02, (DNA) – Advisors to Sindh CM Moula Bux Chandio, Saeed Ghani and Special Assistant Dr. Abdul Qayum Soomro on Thursday resigned from their posts, sources told, after a verdict announced by the Sindh High Court against giving portfolios to non-elected individuals. Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah had sought resignations from all of his non-elected advisors and special assistants, sources said. After being asked, Advisor to Sindh CM on Information Moula Bux Chandio, Labour and Human Resource Advisor Saeed Ghani and Special Assistant for Religious Affairs, ZakkatRead More

Pak Army soldiers busy in rescue operation in Leepa Valley


RAWALPINDI, FEB 02, (DNA) – Pak Army providing helicopters for relief operations in Leepa Valley. This is in connection with accidental fire that broke out in Leepa Bazar, Azad Kashmir ostensibly due to short circuiting. The fire soon spread and engulfed entire Bazar, inflicting heavy material casualties to civil population in the area. Resultantly, 88 shops, 6 houses, 3 jeeps and motorcycles were substantially damaged. Pak Army troops along with civil administration quickly responded to the catastrophe and not only controlled the fire before dawn but also helped prevent further lossRead More

PM meets International Trade Center’s Executive Director in Islamabad


ISLAMABAD, FEB 02, (DNA) – Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Thursday has met Executive Director of Geneva based International Trade Center Arancha Gonzalez in Islamabad. Talking to Arancha Gonzalez, PM said Pakistan is on its way to achieve further higher growth trajectory in the coming months. He said Pakistan is looking forward to enhanced interaction with international organizations in order to adopt and implement best international practices for increasing the country’s share in international trade. He said the government is fully committed to empowerment of women at the broadestRead More