Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Sunday, April 21st, 2019


Jokowi’s election win sets up Indonesia political free-for-all


JAKARTA , (DNA) — The electoral victory of Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo last week represents a win for the nation’s political elite. Although the official count is not due until late May, an unofficial quick count suggests voters gave Widodo, 57, a former furniture exporter, a solid mandate. His challenger, former general Prabowo Subianto, appears to have lost to Widodo for a second time. Markets are reacting with relief. The rupiah strengthened around 1% on Wednesday as Widodo appeared to be cruising to a likely victory. The country’s stockRead More

Kashmiris’ struggle cannot be suppressed: Gandapur


ISLAMABAD, April 21 (DNA): Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ali Amin Gandapur here on Sunday said that Kashmiris’ just and indigenous struggle for self-determination could not be suppressed through Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir. In a statement, Ali Amin Gandapur strongly condemned the state terrorism of India against Kashmiri people who are struggling for their right to self-determination for the last seven decades. Expressing serious concern over the health of a renowned Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik, the minister said, “India will not succeed in shattering Kashmiris unshakable resolve through inhuman measures.” HeRead More

Eight outlaws held; stolen bike and weapons recovered


ISLAMABAD, April 21 (DNA): Islamabad Capital Police have arrested eight outlaws from various localities of the city and recovered stolen bike, tampered car, wine and weapons from their possession a police spokesman said. Following the directions of DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed, all officials of Islamabad police had accelerated their efforts to curb activities of anti-social elements and drug pushers. According to details, Golra police arrested accused Muqam Khan and recovered stolen bike from him. Bhara Kahu police arrested  Fareed and recovered one 30 bore pistol along with ammunition from him.Read More

PM Iran visit to reinforce Tehran, Islamabad trust: Mushahid


ISLAMABAD, April 21 (DNA): Chairman of Pakistan’s Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Mushahid Hussain Syed says Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Iran would reinforce confidence and trust between Tehran and Islamabad. Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed said the visit would also built strong political ties between the leaders of Iran and Pakistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan is paying an official visit to Iran on 21-22 April 2019 on the invitation of President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani. This is the first visit of the Prime Minister to Iran. “As Chairman ofRead More

Prime Minister Imran Khan spends busy day in Mashhad


Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives at Mashhad for a brief stop-over before proceeding to Tehran on a 2-day official visit to Iran on the invitation of President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, His Excellency Hassan Rouhani. This is the first visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Iran. Governor General Khorasan e Razavi province Mr. Ali Reza Razm Hussaini received the Prime Minister upon arrival at Shaheed Hashminejad airport, Mashhad. Ambassdor of Pakistan to Iran Ms. Riffat Masood, officials of Embassy of Pakistan in Tehran and Pakistan Consulate, MashhadRead More

World leaders react to deadly Sri Lanka blasts


COLOMBO, (DNA) – World leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed more than 160 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners – with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them. Hospital sources also said Japanese citizens were among those injured by the bombs which ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services. Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe condemned the string of blasts as “cowardly” and said the government was working to “contain the situation.” “I strongly condemn the cowardly attacksRead More