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Tuesday, March 28th, 2017


Scottish Parliament backs referendum call

Scottish Parliament backs referendum call

EDINBURGH, MAR 28, (DNA) -Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second referendum on independence for Scotland had been formally backed by the Scottish Parliament. MSPs voted by 69 to 59 in favour of seeking permission for a referendum before the UK leaves the EU. Ms Sturgeon says the move is needed to allow Scotland to decide what path to follow in the wake of the Brexit vote. But the UK government has already said it will block a referendum until the Brexit process has been completed. Prime Minister Theresa May, whoRead More

Pak Qawwals captivate French audience with mystical performance


PARIS, MAR 28 (DNA) -. Pakistani Qawwals Ayaz Farid and Abu Mohammad captivated the French audience with their performance in a Qawwali concert organized by the Embassy of Pakistan to France as part of its Public Diplomacy Initiative ‘celebrating Pakistan’ and as well as to mark seventy years of the Independence of Pakistan. The Qawwali concert held in Paris last night was attended by high ranking French government officials, member of French civil society, diplomats, members of international organizations, notables of Pakistani community and media persons in large number. AyazRead More

Military courts to continue for another two years


ISLAMABAD, MAR 28, (DNA) -The Senate on Tuesday passed ‘The  Constitutional (Twenty Eighth Amendment) Act 2017’ providing that military courts would continue to functioning in the country for another two years. The bill moved to the House by Law Minister Zahid Hamid on March 22 was passed with 78 to three votes after marathon discussion on it by the members from all political parties. The members, who opposed the bill included Usman Kakar and Sardar Azam Musakhel, both from Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP), and Gul Bushra of Balochistan NationalRead More

45 websites, 65 Facebook pages containing blasphemous content blocked: Nisar


ISLAMABAD, MAR 28, (DNA) – While addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan let it be known that the issuance of visas to US citizens is a sensitive matter. He professed that the there was no check and balance on visa issuance during the past. The interior minister commented that he also expressed his reservations over the matter while he was opposition leader in the National Assembly. “As Interior Minister, I personally cancel the notification back in 2014 when it came into notice,” Chaudhry Nisar revealedRead More

Radd-ul-Fasaad will bring long-lasting peace: Gen Bajwa

COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa visits Bahawalpur Garrison

RAWALPINDI, MAR 28, (DNA) -Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Bahawalpur Garrison. He was given detailed briefing on operational preparedness, ongoing Internal Security operations and other aspects of Corps functioning. COAS expressed his satisfaction on state of operational preparedness of the Corps for conventional war as well performance in ongoing Internal Security operations. He said that experience of war against terrorism has made our Army battle hardened which makes our soldiers better prepared for conventional war. Addressing garrison officers, COAS apprised them about security environment andRead More

US Embassy to encourage entrepreneurship in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD, MAR 28, (DNA) – The U.S. Embassy launched its 2017 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series with the visit of American entrepreneur Rhett Power, who delivered a presentation at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry on the theme of “Do’s and Don’ts of Starting a Business.” Speaking at the occasion, Rhett Power said that 75 million young people around the world were without jobs and the best way to engage them in productive activities was to encourage them towards entrepreneurship. Providing tips about launching successful business startups, he identified good business plan,Read More