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Zardari terms FATA reforms package political gimmick

Zardari terms FATA reforms package political gimmick

ISLAMABAD, MAY 15, (DNA) – Former President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the government was not sincere in implementing FATA reforms package and challenged the government to prove its sincerity. He was addressing a representative gathering of hundreds of tribal people drawn from all tribal agencies and Frontier Regions in Tehkal in Peshawar today on the third day of his tour of provincial metropolis. It took nine months for the cabinet to approve the so called reforms package on March 2. Now on the eve of budget Bills haveRead More

Smiling makes you look older


MAY 15, (DNA) – When asked, most people would say that a smile takes years off your appearance. According to the latest study, it is quite the reverse. Research shows that, if you want to appear younger, a look of surprise is your best bet. If you want to stay looking young, there are a number of things you might choose to do – exercising, eating right, and getting enough sleep. Also, you might try smiling less. Smiling is typically associated with youth and vibrancy, and anyone who has everRead More

Terrorist Jadhav’s case doesn’t fall in court’s jurisdiction, Pak tells ICJ


MAY 15, (DNA) – Pakistan has contested in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday that the petition filed by India seeking provisional stay of death sentence awarded to spy Kulbhushan Jadhav is inadmissible as it is beyond court’s jurisdiction to rule in such a case. Pakistan’s legal team comprises of: Moazzam Ahmad Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan to UAE in capacity of an Agent Mohammad Faisal, DG (South Asia & SAARC) in capacity of an Agent Syed Faraz Hussain Zaidi, Counsellor of the Pakistan Embassy in the Netherlands inRead More

BISP chairman reviews performance of survey teams


KARACHI, MAY 15, (DNA) -: Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Chairperson Marvi Memon on Monday held an interactive meeting with AASA Consulting’s survey teams in Thatta. She was briefed on the progress of the ongoing survey of BISP for National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) update, a press release said. AASA Consulting is BISP’s partner firm that is conducting a survey in pilot districts of Thatta-Sajawal, Jacob Abad, Sukkur, Kech, Naseerabad and Killa Saifullah. Member National Assembly (MNA) Ayaz Shah Shirazi, Riaz Shah Shirazi and BISP DG Sindh Naeem Anwar were alsoRead More

US announces new policy for Pakistan, Afghanistan


WASHINGTON, MAY 15, (DNA) – US National Security Advisor General H.R McMaster said that the Trump administration is working on a policy which would cover both Pakistan and Afghanistan. This is the first time that a senior US official has said that the policy would cover Pakistan. Previously the statement defined it only as an Afghan Policy.  “And so what we’ll have at the end of the next few weeks here is an opportunity for a much more effective strategy for the problem set in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the regionRead More

CPEC master plan revealed !!

The floodgates are about to open. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Beijing over the weekend to participate in the One Belt, One Road summit, and the top item on his agenda is to finalise the Long Term Plan (LTP) for the China-Pakistan Economic Corri­dor. [See next tab for details on how the plan was made]. Dawn has acquired exclusive access to the original document, and for the first time its details are being publicly disclosed here. The plan lays out in detail what Chinese intentions and priorities are in Pakistan forRead More