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Monday, June 5th, 2017


Cells for addressing grievances of overseas Pakistanis


ISLAMABAD, JUN 05 (DNA) – A meeting of the National Judicial (Policy Making) Committee (NJPMC) under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan was held in the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 13 May 2017 and was also attended by Members of the NJPMC i.e. Hon’ble Chief Justice of the Federal Shariat Court and High Courts. The Committee (NJPMC) discussed and deliberated amongst others on agenda item titled as “Grievance of Overseas Pakistanis/Appointment of Designated Judges”. After deliberations it was decided by the NJPMC that Cells will beRead More

Pakistan, Indian DGMOs establish hotline contact  


RAWALPINDI, JUNE 05 (DNA) –  Special Hotline Contact was established between Pakistan and Indian DGsMO on 5 Jun May 2017 at 1000 hrs (PST) in the backdrop of recent ceasefire violations by Indian Army along LOC/ WB. Pakistani DGMO Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza raised issues of unprovoked firing by Indian troops along LOC / Working Boundary and  continuously targeting of innocent civilians particularly on June 1, 2017  in Battal, Hot Spring and Jandrot Sectors which resulted in martyrdom of innocent civilians.  Pakistan DGMO  told his counterpart that killing ofRead More

Journey of progress, prosperity to continue, says PM  


LAHORE, June 5 (DNA): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said the journey of progress, prosperity and development under the PML-N government, would continue as a large number of power and infrastructure development projects were being completed on fast track basis. He said recently, power generation in the country touched the historic mark of about 19,000 MW, and assured that more power production would be added in the current year and by the end of next year. The prime minister was addressing a gathering of party workers during his visitRead More

Dr Asim’s name to remain on ECL, rules SHC


KARACHI, JUN 05 (DNA) – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday ruled to continue inclusion of Dr Asim Hussain’s name in the Exit Control List (ECL). An SHC bench, headed by Justice Junaid Ghaffar, had on May 26 reserved its verdict in the Pakistan Peoples Party’s leader’s plea to remove his name from the ECL. On Monday, the bench rejected Dr Asim’s plea. Dr Asim — out on bail in cases of corruption and terrorism — had requested the court to allow him to travel out of the countryRead More

Turkey says US based cleric, others could lose citizenship


ISTANBUL, JUN 05 (DNA) – Ankara on Monday said US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, blamed for last year’s failed coup, and dozens of others would lose Turkish citizenship if they did not return home within three months. A total of 130 people will be affected by the move, an interior ministry announcement published in the Official Gazette said, adding that the three-month deadline started on Monday. The government says the abortive July coup aimed at toppling President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was engineered by an Islamic movement led by Gulen, who hasRead More

PM to attend SCO Summit in Astana on Thursday


ISLAMABAD, JUN 05 (DNA) – Foreign Secretary Tahmina Janjua said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit beginning in Astana Kazakhstan on Thursday. In an interview, she said Pakistan will be given full membership of SCO in the summit. Regarding the situation in Afghanistan, the Foreign Secretary said Pakistan always supports Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process to restore normalcy in the region. She said border management should be improved between the two countries to check cross border terrorism. Pakistan understands the agony of its Afghan brethren asRead More