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Sunday, January 19th, 2020


PM finds similarities between challenges inherited by his govt, Malaysian PM


               ISLAMABAD, Jan 19 (DNA): Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday said that Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed, the most experienced and accomplished statesman of the Muslim world, faced exactly the same problems as his government in Pakistan.       In his twitter message, the prime minister said that: “He (Mahathir) is confronted with an entrenched pol (political) mafia that has bankrupted and indebted Malaysia, leaving state institutions devastated.”                   The prime minister also tagged a write up of Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamed titled “KERAJAAN PAKATAN HARAPAN” in which he recalled theRead More

PM Imran warns India of response over continuous LoC firing, asks UNSC to intervene


Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday once again warned the international community that if India continued with its attacks across the Line of Control (LoC) then it would be difficult for Pakistan to “remain an inactive observer”.   In a Twitter thread, the prime minister urged the need for United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to intervene and ask India to allow United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to return to Indian occupied Kashmir.   Imran Khan ✔@ImranKhanPTI   5h   As Indian Occupation forces continue toRead More

2,838 Pakistanis given citizenships by Modi govt in last 6 years, claims Indian minister


India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday claimed that 2,838 Pakistanis were among the refugees given Indian citizenship in the last six years as she attempted to defend the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 that has sparked widespread protests in the country.   “In the last six years, as many as 2838 Pakistani refugees, 914 Afghan refugees, 172 Bangladeshi refugees including Muslims have been given Indian citizenship,” Sitharaman, a member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is quoted as saying by the publication.   “From 1964 to 2008, moreRead More

Putin says ‘transition’ crucial after political shake-up


MOSCOW JAN 19 (DNA) – President Vladimir Putin has said he does not want Russia to return to the Soviet-era practice of rulers dying in office without a succession plan, as speculation swirls over his future after he unleashed a political upheaval this week. The 67-year-old Russian leader said a transition plan for the country was crucial, in comments several days after his shock proposal of sweeping changes to the constitution saw the government resign and a new prime minister appointed. Putin, who has been in power for two decades,Read More

PM Imran orders nationwide crackdown to curb flour crisis


ISLAMABAD JAN 19 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan taking notice of the reports about an uncontrolling surge in prices of flour, has ordered a nation-wide crackdown on hoarder and profiteers to curb the flour crisis.   He directed the concerned officials to effective steps in order to stabilize the prices of flour. He ordered to take strict and indiscrimination actions against profiteers.   PM Imran emphasized on arresting and selling the warehouse of elements involved in illegal hike of the wheat flour’s prices.   Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)Read More

Public suffers as wheat flour crisis intensifies


ISLAMABAD JAN 19 (DNA) – The unprecedented hike in the price of wheat flour across the country and its acute shortage in several cities has brought severe hardship for the general public.   In Lahore, people are forced to buy flour at highest-ever price of up to Rs 70 per kg, and the growers are holding the flour mill owners and the government responsible for the “Aatta crisis”.   In Faisalabad, the flour prices have skyrocketed with an increase of up to Rs 30 per kg as wheat supply toRead More