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Saturday, May 20th, 2017


Around 45,000 Balochistan govt employees’ NICs turn out to be fake


QUETTA, MAY 20, (DNA) – Another big corruption scandal regarding the government of Balochistan came to the fore as it was learned that 45,000 government employees’ National Identity Cards turned out to be fake. According to details, the government of Balochistan had the documents checked from NADRA and the results that came back were shocking. The results stated that 41 government employees turned out to be minors–meaning they were not even 18 years old. The officers who exposed this corruption scandal and brought it to the fore were transferred.

Bar associations warn of countrywide protests if PM doesn’t resign


ISLAMABAD, MAY 20, (DNA) – The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) warned on Saturday that if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif did not resign within seven day, they would launch a countrywide movement against him. Taking into account the Supreme Court ruling on the Panama Papers case, the bar associations are of the view that the prime minister should resign from his office, the two lawyer’s bodies demanded in a joint statement. The notification came in the wake of the SCBA and LHCBARead More

Islamabad: At least 30 injured as students clash at Quaid-e-Azam University


ISLAMABAD, MAY 20, (DNA) – At least 30 people have been injured in the wake of a clash at an Islamabad university. The incident took place at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, when two groups of students clashed with each other, police sources said. The students pelted rocks on each other, while there have also been reports of fire exchange between the two sides. A heavy contingent of police reached the campus after being informed of the unrest. Police fired tear-gas shells to disperse angry students. Authorities have also called in RangersRead More

National day of Portugal celebrated

ISLAMABAD, MAY 20 (DNA) -Joao Paulo Sabido Costa Charge d Affaires, Embassy of Portugal has said  relations between Portugal and Pakistan are  now growing and improving very fast. During 2016 we have witnessed an evident increase in trade ties, namely with regard to our exports. Several initiatives were meanwhile launched, as the Pakistan Portugal BusinessCouncilof the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, or the Pakistan Portugal Business Forum that has been created in Portugal. He expressed these views while speaking on the occasion of the National Day of Portugal.Read More

Iran state declares Rouhani winner in vote for 2nd term


TEHRAN, MAY 20, (DNA) – Iran’s state declared incumbent President Hassan Rouhani the winner of the country’s presidential election on Saturday, giving the 68-year-old cleric a second four-year term to see out his agenda calling for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world. State offered its congratulations in a brief statement Saturday, based on vote tallies. The latest election tallies released by the Interior Ministry showed Rouhani with a commanding lead of 59 percent, with 38.9 million votes counted. Deputy Interior Minister Ali Asghar Ahmadi told journalists in aRead More

Jadhav’s case will be dealt in accordance with domestic laws: Interior minister


WARSAK. MAY 20, (DNA) – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday has unequivocally stated that Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case would be taken to its logical end in accordance with domestic laws. He was addressing passing out parade of FC at Warsak, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Nisar issued warning to Afghanistan that Pakistan would not pay heed if it continues to utter India’s articulations. About Iran, the Interior Minister said he will visit the country after Ramadan and all the matters will be addressed amicably. He said Pakistan and Iran enjoy close relationsRead More