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Met Office forecasts another layer of dense fog from Jan 10

LAHORE, Jan 03 (DNA): The Meteorological Office has forecasted another wave of dense fog from Jan 10 along with continuous rainfall after the severely cold weather witnessed a minor reduction.   A westerly wave is affecting western and upper parts of the country and likely to persist in upper parts during the next 24 hours.   Rain/thunderstorm (snowfall over mountains ) with cloudy weather condition is expected at isolated places in upper Khyber Pakhunkhwa, North Balochistan, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and Islamabad. Fog is likely to prevail in few plain areasRead More

Shehbaz Sharif avoids journalists over questions on Army Act

LONDON, Jan 03 (DNA): The President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif chose to stay silent on the questions asked about the Army Act Amendment after his meeting with former premier Nawaz Sharif.   According to a private television channel report the Leader of the Opposition went to meet his elder brother, Mian Nawaz Sharif, in London where both leaders held a meeting for an hour.   After the meeting, many reporters gathered around the PML-N President and sought his opinion on the Army Act Amendment. They told himRead More

Speaker NA signs production orders for detained opposition leaders

ISLAMABAD, Jan 03 (DNA): Speaker of the national assembly, Asad Qaiser has issued production orders for national assembly appearances of politicians currently detained by law enforcement on Friday.   Former premier of the country, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) and former leader of opposition in the national assembly, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) both are being investigated against on charges of corruption and misuse of power.   Two more PMLN stalwarts, former minister for interior Ahsan Iqbal and the former minister for railways, Khwaja Saad Rafique alsoRead More

Pakistan Navy fully ready for security of CPEC, Gwadar port: CNS

KARACHI, Jan 03 (DNA): Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has said that the Coastal Command is fully ready for the security of Gwadar port and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).   The Naval chief expressed satisfaction over operational readiness of Pakistan Navy in prevalent maritime challenges including security aspects related to Gwadar Port and maritime components of CPEC. He also distributed awards to leading performing units during the year 2019.   Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi graced the occasion as ChiefRead More

War in already volatile region is in no one’s interest: Shireen Mazari

ISLAMABAD, JAN 03 (DNA) – Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari reacted to the killing of Iran’s military commander in a US attack on Friday, and said that the death of Qasem Soleimani will damage the regional peace. She took to Twitter and expressed that the war in an already unstable region is of no interest to anyone. She added that the US attack was regarded as an act of war by Iran. Shireen Mazari further said that the death of Suleimani has accelerated the military power in the region. “BrinkmanshipRead More

Pakistan urges US, Iran to exercise restraint

  ISLAMABAD, JAN 3 (DNA) -Pakistan has viewed with deep concern the recent developments in the Middle East, which seriously threaten peace and stability in the region.   Respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity are the fundamental principles of the UN Charter, which should be adhered to. It is also important to avoid unilateral actions and use of force.   All parties are urged to exercise maximum restraint, engage constructively to de-escalate the situation, and resolve issues through diplomatic means, in accordance with UN Charter and international law.