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Thursday, June 29th, 2017


Palestinian President telephones Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD (DNA) -President of Palestine Mr. Mahmood Abbas telephoned Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. The Palestinian President expressed grief over the heavy loss of precious lives and  injuries in the Oil Tanker Fire incident that occurred in Bahawalpur.  During the telephonic conversation, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that the Bahawalpur incident was a very tragic accident that had occurred on the  eve of Eid-ul-Fitr and the entire nation was struck with grief. He apprised that the government has taken all possible measures to help the victims. The Prime MinisterRead More

Dr Babar Awan resigns from senate position


ISLAMABAD, JUN 29 (DNA) – Dr Babar Awan on Thursday (today) resigned from his senate seat. He handed in the resignation to Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani. Addressing the resignation to Rabbani and President Mamnoon Hussain, Awan wrote, “I strongly hope that under your leadership the Upper House of Parliament will continue to protect the rights of weaker classes, backward areas, minorities and women.” Awan had recently made an announcement that he would be joining Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). He would thus be concluding his two-decade-long association with the PPP. And todayRead More

World should recognize Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts

BEIJING, JUN 29 (DNA) – China on Wednesday said Pakistan was at the forefront of counter-terrorism and had made an important contribution to the international campaign against terrorism. “I must say that Pakistan is at the forefront of counter-terrorism and has made an important contribution to the international campaign against terrorism,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said during a press briefing. The spokesperson said the Chinese side maintained that the international community should step up cooperation against terrorism, and should also fully recognise Pakistan’s efforts in this regard. RegardingRead More

Death toll in Ahmedpur Sharqia mishap escalates to 190

AHMADPUR SHARQIA, JUN 29 (DNA) – Death toll in the tragic Ahmedpur Sharqia incident has risen to 190 while 153 of the deceased have been laid to rest after offering their collective funeral prayers amid grief in the area. As the funerals of the victims of oil-tanker tragedy were offered, every eye in the area was teary and people attended the funerals in large numbers. High-level security arrangements were also observed on the occasion. Meanwhile, the administration has started removing the debris of the motorbikes, cars and rickshaws from theRead More

PM announces compensation money for victims of Parachinar twin blasts

PARACHINAR, JUN 29 (DNA) – Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Thursday has announced compensation money for the victims of Parachinar twin blasts that claimed lives of more than 40 people. Sources told that the premier has announced Rs1 million to the each martyr of the explosions whereas the injured will be given Rs0.5 million. Earlier on 23 June, two consecutive blasts took place in Parachinar’s Akbar Khan Siraye Market. The local residents were busy in Eid-ul-Fitr shopping when the terrorist attack occurred. One blast was followed by another afterRead More

Slain cop’s family refutes claims of entering agreement with MPA

QUETTA , JUN 29 (DNA) – The family of slain traffic police constable Attaullah who died after being hit by Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Majeed Achakzai in Quetta has refuted claims of entering into an agreement with the MPA. Attaullah’s son Moazzam has revealed that they have not made their peace with the MPA. He insists that his family will not pardon Achakzai for the murder of the police constable. Moazzam says that their thumbprints were taken on an empty stamp paper forcibly. Attaullah’s family sources have disclosed thatRead More