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JI announces long march for FATA rights

PESHAWAR, JUL 03 (DNA) – Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has announced to launch a long march for the fulfillment of promises made for the rights of people in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). JI Chief and Senator Siraj-ul-Haq has signaled a formal protest against the ‘black laws’ in FATA. He said the JI leaders will hold a long march from Peshawar to Islamabad, adding that the workers will chant slogans in favour of the FATA residents outside the parliament. “Promises made to merge FATA in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa should be fulfilled,” he demanded.Read More

Xi states Chinese-Russian ties ‘best in history’


BEIJING, JUL 03 (DNA) – Beijing and Moscow are enjoying the best bilateral relations they have ever seen, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday. His remarks came ahead of his two-day official visit to Moscow on Monday and Tuesday, where Xi will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Saying that Beijing and Moscow are each other’s “most trustworthy strategic partner,” Xi added: “Chinese-Russian relations are at their best time in history.” Xi said he hoped his visit would bring impetus to developing ties between the two countries. Energy, trade,Read More

US Senator John McCain with COAS visits South Waziristan Agency

WANA, JUL 03 (DNA) – Delegation of US Senate (Arms Committee) headed by Senator John McCain along with COAS visited South Waziristan Agency today. The Delegation was briefed about Pak-Afg border security including recent measures for its improvement through fencing and enhanced surveillance. The delegation was also briefed on socio-economic development efforts in the Agency. The delegation was flown over the Agency to have view of the border area, newly constructed forts / posts and development works including schools, colleges, hospitals, sports stadium, water supply schemes and roads communication infrastructure.Read More

Pakistan not bound to implement US designation of Salahuddin: Sartaj

ISLAMABAD, JUL 03 (DNA) – Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister (PM), Sartaj Aziz has said on Monday that Pakistan is not bound to implement decision of the United States (US) regarding designating Syed Salahuddin, senior leader of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, a global terrorist. In a briefing given to the Kashmir journalists forum, Aziz said that India has failed to brand freedom movement terrorist activities and that the struggle of Kashmiris has reached a high point. He said that Pakistan would not hold talks with India unless Kashmir dispute is includedRead More

Imran Khan used Zakat for gambling, claims Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD, JUL 03 (DNA) – After the appearance before Joint Investigation Team (JIT) for Panama probe on Monday, Ishaq Dar held a fiery media talk outside Federal Judicial Academy in which he described his ‘love-hate relationship’ with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan. He passed fierce criticism towards the leader of the largest opposition party by claiming that Imran Khan had gambled with the Zakat money gathered from his charitable organization. “He (Imran Khan) should be ashamed of himself for basing his politics on lies,” he stated. While criticisingRead More

  PM to visit Tajikistan with high level delegation

PM Nawaz strongly condemned act of terrorism in Quetta

ISLAMABAD, JUL 03 (DNA) -At the invitation of President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will pay an official visit to the Tajikistan from 5-6 July 2017. He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation. Pakistan and Tajikistan enjoy close and cooperative relations, which are underpinned by commonalities of history, culture and faith. These ties are characterized by mutual respect, shared perceptions and common desire to promote peace, stability and development in the region. The two countries also share common views on major regional and international issues and cooperateRead More