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JIT summons Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on June 15

JIT summons Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on June 15JIT summons Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on June 15

ISLAMABAD, JUN 11 (DNA) – The joint investigation team (JIT) investigating the Panamagate case has issued a summons to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to appear before the team on June 15, officials in the government told on Sunday on the condition of anonymity. Sources within the government said that the summons was issued to the PM on Saturday after he returned from his international trip to Kazakhstan, where he had been attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. Sharif, who is currently in Lahore, met with his close confidantes onRead More

Pakistani boxer makes country proud by becoming top-ranked flyweight class boxer


JUN 11 (DNA) – Pakistan’s professional boxer and two-time silver flyweight world champion Muhammad Waseem made the nation proud  after being declared as world’s top-ranked boxer by the World Boxing Council (WBC). The flyweight class, in boxing, ranges in fighters weighing between 49 kg (108 lb) and 52 kg (112 lb). Waseem is the first Pakistani boxer to be listed as the number one boxer in the flyweight category. He is scheduled to participate in WBC’s two training fights, to be held in Panama, later in July. Waseem will fight for theRead More

Iran comes to Qatar’s rescue, sends planes of food


TEHRAN: Iran has sent five planes of vegetables to Qatar, Iran’s national carrier told on Sunday, days after Gulf countries cut off air and other transport links to the emirate. “So far five planes carrying… vegetables have been sent to Qatar, each carrying around 90 tonnes of cargo, while another plane will be sent today (Sunday),” Iran Air spokesman Shahrokh Noushabadi said. “We will continue deliveries as long as there is demand from Qatar,” Noushabadi added, without mentioning if these deliveries were exports or aid. Three ships loaded with 350Read More

Senior journalist Baakhsheesh Elahi shot dead


PESHAWAR, JUN 11 (DNA) – Bakhsheesh Elahi, a senior journalist from Haripur district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was shot dead by unidentified assailants in his native village Sarai Saleh, Sunday morning. Police officials have told that attackers were on bike and opened fire against Bakhsheesh when he reached Lora Chawk. The assailants fired relentlessly and Bakhsheesh passed away on the spot. Bakhsheesh, commonly known as Bakhshi, was on way to his office in Abbottabad where he was supervising the private Urdu-Hindko television K-2 as its Bureau Chief for Hazara region. Daily K-2Read More

Pakistan not deploying troops in Qatar, FO refutes reports


ISLAMABAD, JUN 11 (DNA) – Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has cleared on Sunday that Pakistan is not to deploy troops in Qatar following Turkey and offers by Iran. Nafees Zakaria, spokesperson for the office reduced the foreign news to mere rumours and branded the stories concocted. The purpose of disseminating such stories is to create misunderstandings between Pakistan and Gulf states, he said. The news were carried by multiple foreign media outlets after Turkey offered Qatar to provide troops to ensure safety amid crisis while Iran offeredRead More

Pakistan joins regional trade group at Kunming trade expo…ing-trade-expo/

BY Ansar M Bhatti in Kunming KUNMING (China) JUNE 11 (DNA) – Pakistan joined the regional trade group here, capital of China’s Yunnan province to develop cooperative partnership in business and trade, through expo and a consolation mechanism. The group, included India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand , Vietnam, Indonesia, besides China. The group is participating in a week-long mega event (South Asian-Southeast Asia Commodity Expo and Investment Fair (SSACEIF), being held here at on Monday. Organizers provided a big p pavilion to Pakistani businessman to display their varietyRead More