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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017


Pak, Maldives ink accords to enhance cooperation in trade, education

MALE, JUL 25 (DNA) – Pakistan and Maldives on Monday signed a number of Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs) to further bolster bilateral cooperation in areas of trade, education, tourism etc. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom witnessed the signing ceremony.

High commissioner to India Abdul Basit opts for premature retirement

ISLAMABAD, JUL 25 (DNA) – Senior Ministry of Foreign Affairs officer, Abdul Basit has opted for early retirement, local media sources. Abdul Basit has been serving as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India. He has submitted an application to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his early retirement. Basit was due to retire from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in April 2018. As per media reports, Basit was not happy with preference being given to a junior officer for Secretary Affairs position over senior officials by the government. Abdul Basit joined the ForeignRead More

JIT to probe Lahore Ferozepur Road suicide attack

LAHORE, JUL 25 (DNA) – The provincial government has decided to form a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the tragic suicide attack near Lahore’s Arfa Karim Software Park at Ferozepur Road which killed at least 26 people. According to sources, it has not yet been confirmed how the suicide bomber entered in the vicinity of Arfa IT tower. The 22-hour video footage has been of least help as the cameras installed for Safe City Project failed to facilitate. The officials have claimed that the attacker came from nearby areasRead More

Canadian Envoy, Perry Calderwood visits RCCI

RAWALPINDI, JUL 25 (DNA) -There was a tremendous potential to enhance trade between Pakistan and Canada as both countries have significant trade volume and longstanding economic relationship. “Pakistan and Canada can enhance their trade and investment cooperation in different sectors including agriculture, renewable energy, mining and infrastructure etc. This was stated by High Commissioner of Canada Perry Calderwood during his visit to the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) here on Tuesday. Addressing RCCI members, Canadian High Commissioner informed that Pakistan and Canada have a very broad relationship asRead More

Hang Lahore attack’s masterminds in public, demand grieving relatives

LAHORE, JUL 25 (DNA) – Anger was growing in Pakistan Tuesday as the grief-stricken relatives of 26 people killed by a suicide bomber in Lahore a day earlier buried their loved ones and demanded the government publicly hang the masterminds of the attack. Families and residents in the bustling eastern city demanded action as they attended funeral prayers, and as the chief minister of Punjab province Shahbaz Sharif — brother of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif — visited survivors in hospital. “We demand from the Government of Pakistan that those whoRead More

Dar pacifies disgruntled Nisar during prolonged sitting

ISLAMABAD, JUL 25 (DNA)- Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday held a prolonged sitting with disgruntled Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar to convey premier’s message and assure him of addressing concerns at earliest, well-informed sources told. The meeting was held at Punjab House in Islamabad. Dar also requested Nisar not to establish perception of conflict within federal cabinet through his press conference against the backdrop of current distressed political scenario. Nisar assured Dar that he was not parting ways with Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) or premier whereas he put forthRead More