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PM expresses dissatisfaction over management of power load shedding

PM

ISLAMABAD, JUN 06 (DNA) – Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday has expressed dissatisfaction over electricity load shedding management in the session of Cabinet Committee on Energy. Chairing the meeting, PM Nawaz emphasized that pro-active planning should be exercised regarding power supply and demand. He said it is very unfortunate that planning by relevant authorities is undertaken without inculcating important contingency factors that could not be ruled out. He directed the Ministry of Water and Power to undertake power supply and demand analysis till the year 2023 so asRead More


UAE says Qatar would need to provide ‘guaranteed roadmap’

UAE

ABU DHABI, JUN 06 (DNA) – The United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday that Qatar would need to provide a “guaranteed roadmap” before it would consider mending ties. Along with neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its closest allies, the UAE severed relations with Qatar on Monday, suspending all flights and giving Qataris 14 days to leave in the biggest diplomatic crisis to hit the region in years. “We need a guaranteed roadmap to rebuild confidence after our covenants were broken,” UAE state minister for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash said on Twitter. GargashRead More


Special Corps Commanders’ Conference held at GHQ

COAS

RAWALPINDI, JUN 06 (DNA) –  Special Corps Commanders’ Conference was held at GHQ today. Forum reviewed regional security environment in the backdrop of recent terrorist incidents in Afghanistan. Forum expressed solidarity with Afghan people and Security Forces on loss of precious lives and vowed to continue its support and cooperation with Afghanistan in fight against terrorism and militancy. The forum took exception to the unwarranted accusations and threats against Pakistan in the aftermath of Kabul blast. The forum also concluded that instead of blaming Pakistan, Afghanistan needs to look inwardRead More


Senate admits motion to debate Jadhav issue

Senate

ISLAMABAD, JUN 06 (DNA) – Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on Monday admitted an adjournment motion to discuss the decision of the International Court of Justice, staying the execution of death sentence awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian agent. Senator Sirajul Haq, the mover of the motion, spoke to admit this adjournment motion of great national importance which the chairman admitted for two hours discussion on a specific date to be announced later. Chairman Rabbani also directed to issue notices to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Attorney General aboutRead More


PIA to bring home hundreds of stranded pilgrims on Doha airport

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will be bringing back hundreds of Pakistani pilgrims who have been reportedly stranded on Doha airport for more than 48 hours. PIA CEO Nayyar Hayyat has directed national carriers’ Qatar manager to coordinate with the Pakistanis stranded in Doha. PIA officials in Doha have also been directed to contact Pakistani embassy in Qatar. Over 500 Pakistani pilgrims who were travelling to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah via Qatar were stranded in Doha after Riyadh, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt decided to sever ties with Qatar on allegations that Doha supports terrorism and extremism. The move followed severing of all land, air and sea links with Qatar and vice versa. On Monday, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates began withdrawing their diplomatic staff from Qatar and regional airlines announced they would suspend service to its capital, Doha. According to local media outlet, it has been almost 48 hours that the passengers have been stranded at the airport. Passengers also reportedly stated that the Pakistani embassy in Doha is yet to contact them to provide any sort of relief.

ISLAMABAD, JUN 06 (DNA) Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will be bringing back hundreds of Pakistani pilgrims who have been reportedly stranded on Doha airport for more than 48 hours. PIA CEO Nayyar Hayyat has directed national carriers’ Qatar manager to coordinate with the Pakistanis stranded in Doha. PIA officials in Doha have also been directed to contact Pakistani embassy in Qatar. Over 500 Pakistani pilgrims who were travelling to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah via Qatar were stranded in Doha after Riyadh, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt decided to sever tiesRead More


Unknown armed men torture, loot Chinese nationals in Islamabad

Unknown Unknown

ISLAMABAD, JUN 06 (DNA) – As many as eight unidentified armed men on Tuesday brutally tortured Chinese nationals and snatched cash and travel documents from them in Islamabad’s F-7 sector. The officers said that an investigation into the matter has been launched whereas the victims have also submitted a request in Kohsar Market police station, seeking fool-proof security from the Interior Ministry. The affectees, among whom two are Pakistanis, said that they were thrashed and were looted on gun point. The security personnel have recorded their statements and started searchRead More