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Wednesday, May 17th, 2017


Punjab CM declares OBOR ‘an unprecedented project’


BEIJING, MAY 17, (DNA) – Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif declared One Belt One Road “an unprecedented project”. He added that Chine-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was based on human prosperity and respect for regional autonomy of all nations. Shehbaz Sharif inaugurated the First Business Conference and Punjab China Industrial Road Show in Tianjin. He also addressed the gathering. He said that the speech made by Chinese President Xi Jinping reflected the greatness in his leadership and wisdom. While praising the Chinese leadership, he affirmed neither China forced its views onRead More

Four convicted terrorists hanged in KP: ISPR

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PESHAWAR, MAY 17, (DNA) – Four terrorists sentenced by military courts were executed in a Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa prison on Wednesday, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). “Today another 4 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, destruction of educational institutions, attacking Armed Forces of Pakistan and law enforcement agencies are executed at a jail of K-P,” the military’s media wing said in a statement. The ISPR statement added that the convicted terrorists, named Ahmed Ali s/o Bakhat Karam,Read More

Judicial inquiry should be launched into APS massacre, says Khursheed Shah


ISLAMABAD, MAY 17 (DNA) –  Opposition leader Khursheed Shah said that judicial enquiry should be launched into the APS massacre that took the lives of over a 100 children in 2014. He was addressing the National Assembly on Wednesday. The opposition leader said he met parents of the deceased schoolchildren with Pakistan Peoples Party Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari. “The promises made to the parents have not been fulfilled.” He said that a judicial enquiry should be started because mothers of the deceased still mourn the loss of their children. “So thatRead More

Pakistan, Uzbekistan ties poised for quantum leap: Sikandar Bosan

ISLAMABAD, MAY 17 (DNA) – Federal Minister for Food Security and Research Sikandar Bosan has said relations between Pakistan and Uzbekistan are from cordial to excellent adding mutual collaboration between the two countries is increasing with each passing day. The Federal Minister was speaking on the occasion of a round-table arranged by the Embassy of Uzbekistan to mark the 25th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between two countries. The federal minister particularly mentioned his recent visit to Uzbekistan, which he said was excellent and very productive. He added, Uzbekistan has a lotRead More

Tajikistan ambassador says cooperation with Pakistan multiplying

ISLAMABAD, MAY 17 (DNA) = Ambassador of Tajikistan Sherali Jononov while speaking on the 2nd day of the conference arranged by Strategic Vision Institute (SVI)  briefed the audience about the potential that Central Asian states offered to Pakistan and rest of the world.   Ambassador Sherali also briefed the audience about CASA 1000 project, which is in the final stages and shall cater to energy needs of Pakistan after completion. He said, Tajikistan’s economy was growing at a fast speed thus making it a lucrative destination for foreign investors.  Read More

Sindh IG AD Khawaja surrenders post before SHC


MAY 17, (DNA) – Sindh IG Allah Dino Khawaja on Wednesday surrendered his post before the Sindh High Court. “I can’t continue working, I am not being allowed to do my job,” said AD Khawaja in his reply to the court. “Since the past six months, it has become very difficult for me to work,” he added. The SHC on May 11 extended its stay order over the removal of Khawaja, restraining the provincial government from taking any action against him for five more days. The SHC division bench, headedRead More