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Saturday, September 14th, 2019


New laws framed to protect vulnerable: Farogh Naseem

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 14:  Federal Minister for Law and Justice, Barrister, Farogh Naseem and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan addressing a press conference. DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 14 (DNA): Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem has stated a number of new laws are being introduced to provide inexpensive and expeditious justice to the people and protect the vulnerable segments of the society. He was addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Saturday. Special Assistant on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan and the provincial law ministers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and other were also present. The Law Minister said a Legal Aid and Justice Authority Bill is also being brought to provide legal, financial and otherRead More

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation urged to rescind its award decision for Modi


WASHINGTON, SEPT 14 (DNA) – Three Nobel Prize Laureates have demanded of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to rescind its award to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for blatant basic human rights violations in occupied Kashmiri, attacks on minorities in India and his role in horrific massacre of Gujarat. In their joint letter addressed to Foundation, Mairead Maguire, Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman, and Shirin Ebadi expressed their serious reservations. They said under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership, India has descended into dangerous and deadly chaos that has consistently undermined human rights, democracy.Read More

Afghan Taliban send team to Russia after U.S. talks collapse


PESHAWAR, SEPT 14 (DNA) – The Taliban have sent a delegation to Russia to discuss prospects for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan following the collapse of talks with the United States this month, officials from the insurgent group said. The move, days after U.S. President Donald Trump cancelled a planned meeting with Taliban leaders at his Camp David retreat, came as the movement looks to bolster regional support, with visits also planned for China, Iran and Central Asian states. “The purpose of these visits is to inform leadersRead More

Pakistan pavilion remains center of attraction at Lyon cultural festival


LYON, SEPT 14 (DNA) – Attracting scores of people, aesthetically decorated Pakistan’s pavilion at the 18th Lyon International Cultural Festival remained the centre of attraction for visitors. The festival is one of the main annual cultural events of Lyon which brings over 50 countries together showcasing their culture and traditions. This year 56 countries are participating at the festival. The Mayor of Lyon Gerard Colomb inaugurated the festival and visited different pavilions. While visiting the Pakistan pavilion, the Mayor thanked Ambassador Moin ul Haque for participation and enriching the festivalRead More

Pakistan Navy craft visits Oman’s Salalah port


ISLAMABAD, SEPT 14 (DNA) – Pakistan Navy ship PNS Alamgir has visited Oman’s Port of Salalah. According to spokesperson for Pakistan Navy, Commanding Officer PNS Alamir held meetings with Southern Naval Commander and Deputy Commander 11 Infantry. Matters pertaining to mutual interest, including maritime cooperation between the two countries, were discussed in the meeting. Joint exercise was also carried out between PNS Alamagir and Oman Navy’s ship. Later, PNS Alamgir, which had been deployed for regional maritime security patrol in the Arabian Sea, resumed its patrolling activities. The spokesperson saidRead More

PML-N asks chief justice to take notice of case against Rana Sanaullah


ISLAMABAD: (DNA) –  Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Saturday demanded the chief justice take notice of the case against former Punjab law minister Rana Sanaulla, who is facing a trial on charges of possessing drugs PMLN spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said, Sanuallah’s arrest was the worst example of political revenge and was a slap in the face of the justice system. “Rana Sanaullah was arrested on drug-related charges, but the inquiry has shifted to scrutinising his assets. The government is prosecuting him Sanaullah without a judge and a lawyer,” Aurangzeb said.Read More