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26 killed, over 56 wounded in suicide blast near Lahore’s Arfa technology park

LAHORE, JUL 24 (DNA) – An explosion was heard in vegetable market near Arfa Karim Technology Park on Monday and initial reports suggest that ten persons were killed and 15 wounded. Reportedly, a vehicle that was being driven in violation of traffic rules at the site, exploded and it is yet to be ascertained that whether there were explosives planted in it. State of emergency has been imposed in nearby hospitals and all 15 injured have been shifted to General Hospital. The technology house was evacuated as per reports. According toRead More

Foreign funding case, PTI collected funds from dual nationals, SC told

ISLAMABAD, JUL 24 (DNA) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has on Monday submitted details consisting of more than 700 pages regarding the foreign funding case in the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan. It has been stated in the documents that the petitioner Hanif Abbasi has not provided any solid evidence concerning the accusations that have been levelled against PTI. The papers, rejecting Abbasi’s allegations, have declared the petition based on dishonesty and said the funds were neither foreign nor illegal, they were given by Pakistani nationals holding dual nationalities. The statementRead More

No objectionable content in Volume 10 of JIT report: PM’s lawyer

ISLAMABAD, JUL 24 (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Haris has said that there is no objectionable content in Volume 10 of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report. Khawaja Haris stated that a specific part of Volume 10 is about Nescol and Nelson companies, and the letter of July 16 has also been attached with it. He also said that details of Volume 10 have been mentioned in Volume 1 as well. PM’s lawyer told that JIT had requested British Virgin Islands (BVI) to give details about theRead More

Won’t let Imran hide behind welfare institutes: Khawaja Asif

SIALKOT, JUL 23 (DNA) – Defence Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Khawaja Asif has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will not be allowed to hide behind welfare institutions. The minister expressed his views while talking to media after holding an open court at the Muslim League House in Sialkot, and demanded Imran Khan to give details of the assets that he inherited. Khawaja Asif said there is a difference between welfare institutions and politics, and we won’t allow PTI chief to misuse institutes likeRead More

327 pilgrims depart as Hajj flight operation begins

ISLAMABAD, JUL 24 (DNA) – Hajj flight operations under government Hajj scheme begun on Monday as 327 pilgrims departed from Islamabad’s Benazir International airport. Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousuf bid farewell to the pilgrims at the airport. While talking to media he said that travelling is being made luxurious for the pilgrims. “The ministry has made elaborate arrangements in Makkah and Madina to facilitate the pilgrims in the best possible manner,” he said. He advised the pilgrims to show discipline in Saudi Arabia as theyRead More

Car bomb in Afghan capital kills at least 12: Kabul officials

KABUL, JUL 24 (DNA) – A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 10, and the death toll could rise, an Interior Ministry spokesman in the Afghan capital said. Police cordoned off the area, located near the house of the deputy government Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqiq in a part of the city where many of the mainly Shi’ite Hazara community live, but they said the target of the attack was so far unclear. Acting Interior MinistryRead More