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Senate starts debate on Finance Bill, 2017


ISLAMABAD, MAY 29 (DNA) – The upper house of the Parliament on Monday started debate on Finance Bill-2017, containing the annual budget statement, under Article 73 of the Constitution. Participating in the debate, Senator Chaudhry Tanveer Hussain said that Pakistan Muslim League (N) has presented an ideal and balanced budget in the Parliament. He said that due to prudent economic policies, the country is moving in the right direction. He expressed the hope that if this pace of progress is continued, the country would become a leading economy soon. HeRead More

PIA IT system ‘malfunction’ disrupts operations


ISLAMABAD, MAY 29 (DNA) – Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) information technology (IT) system suffered a serious malfunction on Monday which disrupted the schedule of various flights and prevented further bookings being made. Following the IT malfunction, PIA’s operations came to a standstill around 9 am on Monday (today). PIA officials have not yet confirmed the cause of the disruption. More than 60 per cent of British Airways flights from Heathrow airport were cancelled over the weekend after the airline was hit by a worldwide computer system power failure on Saturday.Read More

SC rejects objections raised by Hussain Nawaz regarding members of JIT


ISLAMABAD, MAY 29 (DNA) – The Supreme Court on Monday (today) has rejected a petition filed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz regarding the partiality of two of the members of JIT. The SC also stated that none of the members of JIT will be replaced. Moreover, the JIT has been directed to proceed with the investigation process according to law. Hussain had earlier filed a petition with the SC questioning impartiality of two JIT members and seeking an appropriate action from the court. Hussain has claimed that theRead More

Serena Hotels, Nepal embassy join hands to mark Everest Day

ISLAMABAD, MAY 29 (DNA) = The Serena Hotels celebrated Mount Everest Day 2017 in collaboration with the Embassy of Nepal.   Over two hundred dignitaries, including members of the diplomatic corps and government attended the event. Nepal has been celebrating Mount Everest Day since 2008.   SewaLamsalAdhikari Ambassador of Nepal,  Tariq Fazal Chaudhry Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development and Aziz Boolani CEO Serena Hotels, inaugurated the event by lighting a traditional Nepalese lamp.   Ambassador of Nepal also presented a letter of appreciation to the summiteers honoringRead More

PM directs for minimum load-shedding during Ramzan


ISLAMABAD, MAY 29, (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCE) here in Islamabad today. Secretary Water & Power briefed the meeting on implementation status of previous decisions taken by CCE, current load management plan, circular debt, transmission and distribution of power from upcoming power projects and status of utilization of idle power plants. The CCE was informed that Bhikki and Haveli Bhadur Shah plants were facing normal mechanical problems in some of their turbines which are being resolved with the manufacturer.Read More

Protest against electricity goes haywire in Malakand

Protest against electricity goes haywire in Malakand

MALAKAND, MAY 29 (DNA) – Things went out of hand as protestors gathered in front of Wapda office in Durgai, Malakand raided the grid station and set it on fire. The protestors reportedly also broke the office furniture as well as the cars parked outside. There was a resulting stampede injuring four people including the Asst. Commissioner, Dugai. Army has been called in to control the situation.=DNA ==============