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Photo leak case: SC adjourns hearing till Wednesday


ISLAMABAD, JUN 12 (DNA0 A three member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal has adjourned the hearing in the case of Photo leak of Hussain Nawaz till Wednesday. Earlier, Joint Investigation Team probing Panama papers case submitted its reply regarding leakage of Hussain Nawaz’s photo.

Celebration begins as Pakistan qualifies into semis of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Celebration begins as Pakistan qualifies into semis of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017

LONDON, JUN 12 (DNA) – Pakistan is going head-to-head against Sri Lanka today at Cardiff, in what will be a do-or-die contest between the two Asian cricketing giants. Sri Lanka, after 20 overs, stand at 100 runs with three wickets lost. Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews has joined Niroshan Dickwella on the crease. Dickwella, who has reached his half-century will be looking to cement a partnership with Mathews as Mohammad Hafeez and Fahim Ashraf lead the bowling attack for Pakistan. Hasan Ali got Pakistan its second wicket, bowling Mendis out withRead More

CPEC to usher in peace, prosperity, says Pakistani diplomat


By Ansar M Bhattin in Kunming KUNMING (CHINA), JUNE 12 (DNA) Pakistan was extended ‘ Guest of Honour’ status at China’s International Expo that began here on Monday, with eighty participating countries, mainly from South and South East Asia region. This was a rare move, in the background of growing bilateral relations under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the country’s leading role in building Belt and Road’s initiative of President Xi Jinping. It was the first time that a special pavilion was provided to the Pakistani businessmen, who HAVE setRead More

Aitzaz Ahsan accuses federal govt of trying to make JIT controversial


LAHORE, JUN 12 (DNA) – Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) senior leader Aitzaz Ahsan on Monday has accused federal government of trying to make joint investigation team (JIT), probing Sharif’s offshore assets, controversial. He was talking to media in Lahore. Ahsan further demanded to make JIT inquiry public as it was not the matter of national interest. On the other hand, Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique took to microblogging website Twitter and unleashed verbal onslaught against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan. “Imran Khan’s value, to abdicate Nawaz Sharif, isRead More

Pakistan to beef up security around Chinese nationals

The two Chinese-language teachers were kidnapped by gunmen pretending to be police, but little else is known about how they ended up in Balochistan’s provincial capital, Quetta. Balochistan’s government afterwards evacuated 11 other Chinese nationals based in the city. “There are no more Chinese living in Quetta”, said Ahsan Mehboob, Balochistan’s inspector-general of police. It was not clear why the 11 were there. The new Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa forces resemble the Special Protection Unit (SPU) recently established by Punjab, which has attracted most Chinese investment. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa was already working on plans to set up the force, but after the Quetta kidnappings the process was ‘accelerated’, according to one regional official. Sindh was also planning to set up a force before the Quetta attack, and was now expanding it, another official said.

ISLAMABAD, JUN 12 (DNA) – Pakistan is beefing up security around Chinese nationals streaming into the country on the back of Beijing’s ‘Belt and Road’ infrastructure splurge. China has often urged Pakistan to improve security after pledging around $57 billion to build power plants, railways and roads that will cross the Himalayas to connect western China with Pakistan’s Arabian Sea port of Gwadar. Pakistani officials have outlined extensive security plans that include thousands-strong police protection forces, tighter monitoring of Chinese nationals, and in the province of Balochistan – where the twoRead More

British High Commissioner, Thomas Drew meets General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ


RAWALPINDI, JUN 12: British High Commissioner, Thomas Drew talks to Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ. Matters of mutual interest and regional security were discussed.