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China supports Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorist forces: Chinese FO

BEIJING, OCT 31 (DNA) – While resolutely opposing and strongly condemning all forms of terrorism and extreme acts against civilians, China Tuesday said it supported Pakistan’s efforts to combat the terrorist forces. The Chinese side resolutely opposes and strongly condemns all forms of terrorism and extreme acts of violence against civilians and supports Pakistan’s efforts to combat the terrorist forces, a spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying said during her regular press briefing held here. She said that China will further strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation with the international community andRead More

Money laundering: FIA launches investigations against MQM founder

KARACHI, OCT 31 (DNA) – Investigations into money laundering accusations against Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder, renegade party member and deputy mayor of Karachi Arshad Vohra and Babar Ghauri were initiated on Tuesday as Federal Investigation Agency approached banks concerned and Federal Board of Revenue seeking financial details. The agency began investigations against top brass of the political party and according to a preliminary report compiled earlier, Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation was used to launder money. The report claims that Khawaja Sohail, Khawaja Rehan and senator Ahmed Ali are those accused of moneyRead More

Backdoor contacts: Nawaz, Zardari likely to meet in London

LONDON, OCT 31 (DNA) – Backdoor contacts have been established between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and a mutual friend of Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari is busy in bringing the two sides closer. According to sources, a mutual friend is busy in arranging a meeting between PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in London. The sources further informed that the meeting will take place very soon. Sources also said that Zardari is expected to reach London for the meeting withRead More

Sabotage bid foiled, ammunition seized in Baluchistan

QUETTA, OCT 31 (DNA) – Security forces foiled a sabotage bid and seized a heavy cache of ammunition in Dera Bugti and Loralai area of Baluchistan. An official on Tuesday said that following a tip off, security forces carried out search operations in two different areas including Dera Bugti’s Alyasi and Loralai’s Jalal area. The ammunition including 12 anti-tanks mines, 2 landmines, detonators, mortar shells, rounds, an 82 mortar round, 4 SMGs, 01 pistol and other arms were recovered in search operations. The official said that ammunition were to beRead More

NAB officers, prosecutors being trained on modern lines: Chairman

ISLAMABAD, OCT 31 (DNA) – Chairman, National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal on Tuesday sought USAID assistance in further improving capacity of investigators and prosecutors of Bureau on modern lines. The officers and prosecutors of NAB are being provided training, keeping in view of modern requirements and in this regard United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), National Crime Agency (NAC) of United Kingdom (UK) and Australian Federal Police are assisting the Bureau. He was talking to a delegation of USAID headed by its Inspector General, AnnRead More

THQ Murree upgradation work to be completed by January

RAWALPINDI, OCT 31 (DNA) – Punjab government has started upgrading Tehsil Headquarter Hospital (THQ) Murree at a cost of Rs. 207 million. The hospital would have ICU, CCU, Dialysis and Physiotherapy departments whereas these facilities are not available at present. However this will happen by dint of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s revolutionary steps to improve health facilities in the province. Murree is the country’s worth seeing hill station and needs quality health care facilities to the locals besides a large number of tourists visiting the town. CEO District Health Dr.Read More