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Saturday, June 15th, 2019


ICC World Cup 2019: Finch, Starc shine as Australia beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs


LONDON (DNA) – Australia captain Aaron Finch and pace bowler Mitchell Starc stole the show as the holders eased to an 87-run win over Sri Lanka at the Oval on Saturday. Finch equalled his career-best one-day international score with a masterful 153 and Steve Smith chipped in with 73 as Australia scored 334-7. Needing a World Cup record run-chase to claim a shock win, Sri Lanka got off to a flying start thanks to a first-wicket partnership of 115 between captain Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera. But Perera departed forRead More

Inquiry commission would be announced soon: PM Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan was briefed about the inquiry commission in a meeting held at his Bani Gala residence. The meeting also discussed matters pertaining to arrests of opposition leaders. The meeting was attended by Federal minister Umer Ayub, Murad Saeed, Senator Faisal Javed, SAPM Firdous Ashiq Awan, Jahangir Tareen and others. As per details, the meeting also discussed poverty alleviation program. Finance advisor briefed the audience about budget and targets of government in next fiscal year. Chairman FBR Shabbar Zaidi briefed the meeting about tax reformsRead More

CJP Asif Saeed Khosa approves 57 new model courts


LAHORE (DNA) – Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa approved establishment of 57 new model courts in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan on Saturday. 40 model courts will be established in Punjab while 16 in Sindh and one will be established in Balochistan. New model courts will start working from June 24. According to sources, a federal judicial workshop will be held on 19th June to train new model court judges. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will address the participants of the federal judiciary.

China praises frequent Xi-Imran meetings

BISHKEK, JUN 14: Prime Minister Imran Khan shakes hand with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of SCO Council of Heads of State summit in Bishkek.=DNA PHOTO

BEIJING, JUNE 15 (DNA): Chinese President Xi Jinping has pointed out that his three meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan over the past eight months fully reflected the high level of China-Pakistan all-weather strategic partnership and said that both countries should carry out closer coordination and cooperation under the changing regional and international situation. “Xi Jinping pointed out that in the past eight months, I met with the prime minister three times. This fully reflects the high level of China-Pakistan all-weather strategic partnership,” said a statement issued by the ChineseRead More

Bilawal to meet Maryam Nawaz at Jati Umra on Sunday


LAHORE, JUN 15 (DNA) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz on Saturday has telephoned Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and invited him at Jati Umra. According to details, the PPP chairman has accepted the invitation and decided to reach the Sharif residence at 2.30pm today. The invitation came few weeks after Bilawal Bhutto Zardari arranged a grand Iftar party for the opposition leaders and also invited Maryam Nawaz to devise strategy against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. The PPP leader also hosted PML-N’s Hamza Shehbaz, ShahidRead More

Judiciary is being pressurized: Bilawal


LAHORE, JUN 15 (DNA) – Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said his party will not leave its support for outstanding issues including missing persons. He said their stance on military courts will not be changed. While talking to media, Bilawal said judiciary is being pressurized and attacks on judiciary are being made under a conspiracy. He said there would no difference in dictatorship and democracy if institutions are run in this way. Bilawal said he is keeping the ideology of Benazir Bhutto and Zulfiqar Bhutto andRead More