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Friday, September 21st, 2018


Pakistan dismayed over cancellation of FMs meeting at UNGA


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – The Government of Pakistan is deeply disappointed at the announcement made by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)  in New Delhi today about the cancellation of the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan, which was to be held on the sidelines of UNGA in New York. The reasons cited by the Indian side for the decision to cancel the Foreign Ministers’ meeting, within 24 hours of its public confirmation, are entirely unconvincing. The  so-called “disturbing developments” alluded to in the Indian statement predatedRead More

More than 100 die in Lake Victoria ferry disaster


DODOMA, (DNA) – The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 100 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with searches to find scores of more people feared drowned. The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers — double the ferry’s capacity — when it capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island on Thursday, according to reports on state media. the ferry sank when passengers rushed to one side to disembark as it approached the dock. The deathRead More

Speaker Balochistan Assembly meets PM Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Speaker Balochistan Assembly, Abdul Quddus Bazenjo called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at Bani Gala, on Friday.

Asia Cup: Afghanistan elect to bat first against Pakistan after winning toss


ABU DHABI, (DNA) – Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat first against Pakistan  in their Super Four clash of Asia Cup 2018 in Abu Dhabi (Friday). Pakistan defeated Hong Kong in its first match of the tournament and was beaten by arch rival India on Wednesday. Afghanistan have won its two group matches against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

China warns US to withdraw sanctions on military


BEIJING, (DNA) – : Beijing called on the United States on Friday to withdraw sanctions it imposed on a Chinese military organisation for buying Russian weapons or “bear the consequences”. “The Chinese side expresses strong indignation over the above-mentioned unreasonable practices of the US side,” foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular press briefing. Geng said Beijing had lodged an official protest with the United States. “The US actions have seriously violated the basic principles of international relations and seriously damaged the relations between the two countries and theRead More

Qatar Airways flight narrowly escapes mid-air disaster near Peshawar


PESHAWAR, (DNA) – A Qatar Airways flight heading Doha from Bacha Khan International Airport (BKIA) on Thursday made an emergency landing in Peshawar after smoke filled in the plane. Soon after takeoff, the pilot of QR-601, which departed for Doha at 10 am contacted the control tower and made a mayday call seeking a clear runway for emergency landing, complaining that smoke had filled the cabin. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA’s) fire and medical departments and others dealing with emergency situations had soon converged at the spot. All the passengersRead More