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12 patients dead in Lahore, Faisalabad during YDA protest

LAHORE, AUG 02 (DNA) – At least 12 patients have lost their lives by Wednesday in Lahore and Faisalabad facilities as Young Doctors Association (YDA) boycotted hospitals yesterday. Reportedly, a number of operations that were scheduled had to be cancelled and senior doctors are performing duties in emergency as well as OPDs. The protesting body has pressured the medics in Services Hospital in Lahore to not perform their routinely duties. It was learnt that the patients who were admitted for operations were forced to leave the facilities. Punjab Chief MinisterRead More

Parliament stands weak today: Senate chairman

QUETTA, AUG 02 (DNA) – Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has said on Wednesday that there should not be any confrontation among state institutions and that the parliament stands quite weak. Rabbani addressed a seminar in Balochistan capital today and in his speech he said that all political parties need to walk side by side in order to make Pakistan a developed and stable state. The ceremony was organised in connection with efforts for peace and stability taken since August 8, 2016 tragedy. Last year in August, over 70 lawyers wereRead More

Cabinet ministers will take oath within a few days: PM Shahid Khaqan

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

MURREE, AUG 02 (DNA) – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan talked to media on Wednesday and said the cabinet ministers will take oath within one or two days, adding that the ruling party has currently conducting consultation on the names of cabinet members. While talking to media persons in Murree, he often replied with the same answer saying PML-N is discussing the cabinet member names and will soon announce after the consultation is completed. “In Sha Allah PML-N will win in NA-120 and future endeavors with even more majority,” he said.Read More

Army Chief discusses issues of mutual interest with Afghan Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal

RAWALPINDI, AUG 02 (DNA) – Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr Omar Zakhilwal met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ today. Issues of mutual interest including security situation and border management were discussed. COAS expressed his grief over loss of innocent lives in recent terrorist’s attacks in Afghanistan.

The buck should not stop here by Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

The apex court of Pakistan on July 28, 2017 finally announced the much-awaited and much-anticipated verdict in Panama case in which the court not only disqualified the sitting prime minister Nawaz Sharif  but also ordered  constitution of sixteen cases against him and his family members. The court also directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file references within six weeks and the accountability court pronounces verdict/s within six months thereafter. Therefore, in the present circumstances future of the former prime minister and family appears quite bleak. From the face ofRead More

Pakistan, China ‘friendship’ road runs one way

TASHKURGAN, AUG 02 (DNA) – The China-Pakistan Friendship Highway runs over 1,300 kilometres (800 miles) from the far western Chinese city of Kashgar through the world’s highest mountain pass and across the border. For China, the two-lane thoroughfare symbolises a blossoming partnership, nourished with tens of billions of dollars of infrastructure investment. But for many Pakistani businessmen living and working on the Chinese side of the border, the road is a one way street. “China says our friendship is as high as the Himalayas and as deep as the sea,Read More