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Tuesday, August 15th, 2017


Saad Rafique calls for constitutional amendments for future PMs

RAIWIND, AUG 15 (DNA) – Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique called it compulsory to introduce new amendments in the constitution of Pakistan so that whatever happened to ex-PM Nawaz Sharif is not repeated. After attending the PML-N consultation session in Islamabad, Saad Rafique talked to media. He said the party founder Nawaz Sharif has directed to continue public campaign after his GT Road homecoming rally from Islamabad to Lahore. On questions about Imran Khan and Bilawal Bhutto, he slammed the two leaders and reacted as if he doesn’t know them.Read More

PM meets FATA Senators to discuss mainstreaming of tribal areas

ISLAMABAD, AUG 15 (DNA) – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met with FATA Senators on Tuesday to discuss upcoming reforms for tribal areas. Issues including FATA reforms, education and health also came under discussion. PM Shahid assured Senators from tribal areas that additional funds will be issued for FATA reforms in which better health, education and social facilities will be provided. Change is must in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to end the status quo, he stated. Furthermore, he stressed for legal reforms and change in affairs in the region,Read More

Hero mountain climber visits British High Commission

ISLAMABAD, AUG 15 (DNA) – Vanessa O’Brien – the first British woman to reach K2 and safely make it home on Tuesday visited the British High Commission to celebrate her achievements, on Tuesday. Vanessa, who summited K2 on 28th July, 2017, has previously climbed the highest peak in every continent and reached both the South and North Poles. She has been trying to climb K2 for three years. The Acting British High Commissioner Richard Crowder hosted a special event for Vanessa, where she addressed staff and families at the BritishRead More

Pakistan stands by China on issues of Tibet, Sinkiang and South China Sea

ISLAMABAD, AUG 15 (DNA) – President Mamnoon Hussain while talking to Chinese Vice President Wang Yang reassured him that Pakistan supports China’s stance on Tibet, Sinkiang and South China Sea. President said that Pakistan would work closely with China to eradicate terrorism in the region and lauded China’s efforts for bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan. Both leaders discussed a whole range of bi-lateral affairs, especially the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and ensured each other of its early completion. President Mamnoon Hussain Monday expressed concern over the reported Indian incursionsRead More

Nawaz Sharif files review petition against SC Panamagate verdict

ISLAMABAD, AUG 15 (DNA) – Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday has filed a review petition against Supreme Court (SC) verdict on Panama Leaks case that disqualified him. According to initial details, a copy of the decision has also been asked from the top court whereas Sharif’s children are also likely to file the petition as their lawyer Salman Akram Raja has started preparations. On April 20, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa had announced Panama Leaks case decision comprising of 540 pages, saying that the court issued a split ruling callingRead More

Prime Minister calls meeting of National Task Force on Polio Eradication

ISLAMABAD, AUG 15 (DNA) – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a high level meeting at PM Office in Islamabad today, wherein the Minister for National Health Services Ms. Saira Afzal Tarar and Chairperson, National Polio Eradication Program Ms. Ayesha Raza Farooq briefed the Prime Minister on progress regarding polio eradication. The Prime Minister stated that the political leadership is whole heartedly committed to Polio eradication from Pakistan. “It is a matter of survival of our next generation, hence we take full ownership of polio eradication from the country”, statedRead More