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Turkey referendum: Partial results show Erdogan camp set to win


DNA, APR 16, (DNA) – Partial official results indicate Turks have voted to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers in a referendum. With more than three-quarters of ballots counted, “Yes” was on about 54% and “No” on about 46% but the results may not represent the whole country. Erdogan supporters say replacing the parliamentary system with an executive presidency would modernise the country. But opponents fear it could lead to greater authoritarianism. The opposition has also said the decision to accept unstamped ballot papers as valid unless provenRead More

PM lauds role of Christian community in Pakistan’s development

PM directs Mayor to establish food authority in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD, April 16 (DNA): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has lauded the role of Christian community in the development of Pakistan. In his message on the eve of Easter, he congratulated the Christian brethren and said that protection of all minorities living in Pakistan is moral and Constitutional responsibility of the government. The Prime Minister has re-assured the members of Christian community and all other minorities that Pakistan belonged to them and stressed that the country’s peace and prosperity was in the unity of all Pakistanis. “It is a moral andRead More

All out efforts being made for credibility of 6th population, housing census: Dar

All out efforts being made for credibility of 6th population, housing census: Dar

ISLAMABAD, APR 16, (DNA) – Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that all out efforts are being made for the transparency and credibility of the 6th population and housing census. Addressing a news conference along with Chief Census Commissioner Asif Bajwa in Islamabad on Sunday, he said that the first phase of the census operation has been successfully completed in 63 districts. He said the second phase of the census will start from 25th of this month and will conclude after one month. Ishaq Dar congratulated the census staff and armyRead More

Turks vote in historic referendum on expanding Erdogan’s power


ANKARA, APR 16, (DNA) – Turks began voting in a hotly contested referendum on Sunday that could place sweeping new powers in the hands of President Tayyip Erdogan and herald the most radical change to the country’s political system in its modern history. Opinion polls have given a narrow lead for a “Yes” vote, which would replace Turkey’s parliamentary democracy with an all-powerful presidency and may see Erdogan in office until at least 2029. The outcome will also shape Turkey’s strained relations with the European Union. The NATO member stateRead More

Security forces recover huge cache of arms

Security forces recover huge cache of arms and ammunition including rockets, prepared IEDs, explosive, grenades, mortor bombs, different types of weapons and communication equipment from Kalaya, Aurakzai Agency and Parachinar, Kurram Agency. The operations were launched on credible intelligence. TTP Markaz established in under ground tunnels in Kalaya, Aurakzai Agency destroyed during Operation . In a separate IBO in Parachinar, Kurram Agency, FC and intelligence Agencies recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition including rockets, IEDs, grenade, mines, mortor ammo, explosives different types of weapons and communication equipment. TheRead More