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Veteran journalist Saleem Usmani dies; qul today

ISLAMABAD, FEB 19 (DNA) . Veteran journalist Saleem Usmani died of cardiac arrest on Sunday. Saleem Usmani was City Editor of The News Islamabad. Usmani started his journalistic career from Daily The Muslim back in early 90s. He then served in Pakistan Observer and other publications. He was attached with The News for quite some time. A down to earth and humble person, Usmani spent a simple and honourable life. He was indeed a gem of a person who devoted hi s life to facilitate others. He had recently movedRead More

Over 120 suspects arrested in KP


PESHAWAR, FEB 19, (DNA) -The recent terror incidents have triggered wide range of search operations in all across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with officials of the law enforcement agencies on Sunday took into custody nearly 123 suspects including Afghan nationals. An official of the Police Control in Peshawar confirmed the arrest of 60 suspects including 27 Afghan citizens when it conducted search and strike operation in various parts of the provincial capitals and seized weapons and narcotics from their possession. Similarly, Bannu police have said that as many as 63 suspects wereRead More

Hundreds of Rohingya ‘return home’ from Bangladesh

Hundreds of Rohingya ‘return home’ from Bangladesh

DHAKA, FEB 19, (DNA) – Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home, community leaders said Sunday, adding that most had gone back temporarily to fetch relatives. Tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled across the border from Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine since October to escape a bloody crackdown by troops and police. Dudu Mia, a refugee camp leader in the coastal town of Teknaf, said nearly 1,000 Rohingya — mostly young men — had returned to their home villages to collect elderlyRead More

Six die in landsliding near Lowari Tunnel


FEB 19, (DNA) -Rescue authorities said the incident occurred after landsliding hit Lowari Tunnel workshop following heavy snowfall in the area. The landsliding in the remote area buried at least 16 people. Of them seven were pulled alive and six dead while rescue was underway to recover three missing. Officials of Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and locals took part in the rescue. Avalanches and landsliding are common in the Chitral, Gilgit, Azad Kashmir and other mountainous areas of Pakistan.

Pakistani journalist selected for IFAJ’s DuPont Pioneer 2017 Master Class

Pakistani journalist selected for IFAJ’s DuPont Pioneer 2017 Master Class

ISLAMABAD, FEB 19, (DNA) -A Pakistani journalist has been selected by the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ)to participate in the IFAJ/DuPont Pioneer 2017 Master Class Haroon Janjua, an Islamabad-based journalist, along with 10 other International journalists, was named to participate in the prestigious programme that will be held in conjunction with IFAJ’s global congress near Pretoria, South Africa, in late March. “These 10 outstanding people have already demonstrated their skills as journalists, and they are poised to become leaders in the evolution ofagricultural journalism guilds in the years to come,” says Owen Roberts,Read More

Bilawal visits hospital to enquire after Sehwan blast’s victims


NAWABSHAH, FEB 19, (DNA) – Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Sunday visited a hospital in Nawabshah to enquire about the health of the injured victims of the Sehwan terror attack. Talking on the occasion, Bilawal called for renewed and concerted efforts between the Sindh and federal governments against terrorism. Bilawal criticised the interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan for failing to implement the anti-terror National Action Plan (NAP), saying it was not the appropriate time for politics or blaming others but rather to be united and steadfast inRead More