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Russian Foreign Minister phones FM Qureshi

Russian Foreign Minister phones FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, MAR 01 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke to his Russian counterpart Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov on telephone to discuss the regional situation, on Friday. Foreign Minister Qureshi appreciated Russia’s balanced and constructive role in de-escalation of tensions in the region. The Russian Foreign Minister encouraged Pakistan and India to resolve all issues through dialogue and peaceful means. Foreign Minister Lavrov reiterated Russia’s offer of mediation and provision of venue for the talks between India and Pakistan. The Foreign Minister welcomed the Russian offer and added that heRead More


Two NAB officers dismissed over corruption accusations

Two NAB officers dismissed over corruption accusations

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – At least two officers of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was dismissed on Friday over corruption accusations. A press release issued by the accountability watchdog says that both the offices failed to prove their innocence. An inquiry was held against the officers over the accusations, it maintained. Meanwhile, a statement issued by NAB chairman Justice retired Javed Iqbal termed corruption ‘cancer’. We have formulated a comprehensive policy of ‘accountability for all’. He told that the complaints received to NAB in the present year are double than those madeRead More


Pakistan re-opens airspace after two-day closure

Pakistan re-opens airspace after two-day closure

ISLAMABAD: (DNA) – Pakistan partially re-opened its airspace Friday evening, the aviation authority said, after thousands of passengers were left stranded worldwide when Islamabad shut down air travel as tensions with neighbouring India soared. A spokeswoman for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said airspace was “partially re-opened”, adding that it would be fully restored by Monday. Earlier, she said flights would be allowed in and out of major airports at Islamabad, Peshawar, Karachi and Quetta only starting Friday, with the rest of the airspace to be re-opened “gradually”. Authorities have urgedRead More


Sultans lose half of their side as Gladiators get in the driving seat

Multan Sultans

DUBAI, (DNA) – Quetta Gladiators skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and elected to bowl first against Multan Sultans in a game played on Friday at Dubai International Stadium. James Vince and Umer Siddiq once again opened the inning for Multan Sultans, who were in desperate need to win this contest to stay alive in the tournament. Mohammad Nawaz did not take too long to prove his captain’s call of opting to bowl right as he removed Vince in just the second over of the inning, which put Sultans under pressure.


Indian CM holds Modi responsible for Pulwama attack

Indian CM holds Modi responsible for Pulwama attack

NEW DELHI, (DNA) – Indian West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made shocking allegations that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is directly responsible for the Pulwama attack in Indian occupied Kashmir. the chief minister claimed that Indian premier did not try to prevent the  Pulwama incident despite knowing that a militant attack was about to take place. The statement comes days after Modi-led government accused Pakistan of supporting a banned outfit Jaishe-e-Muhammad, which reportedly claimed responsibility of the suicide attack in Indian-occupied Kashmir’s (IoK) Pulwama district killing at least 44 Indian paramilitary personnel.Read More


Atherton calls for change to batsman-friendly laws

Atherton calls for change to batsman-friendly laws

LONDON, (DNA) – Power-hitting in one-day international matches does not always guarantee entertainment and cricket authorities must alter the laws to restore balance between bat and ball, former England captain Michael Atherton has said. Atherton’s comments came after England set West Indies a mammoth target of 418 in Wednesday’s ODI in Grenada, with the hosts falling just short in a thrilling chase with 389. Both teams smashed a record 46 sixes in the match. England hit 24 sixes to break the record of 23 set by West Indies last weekRead More