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CAA detects violation of PPRA rules in advertisement contracts

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has detected the violations of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules in its advertisement contracts to different newspapers. The irregularities were revealed by CAA director finance Shahid Ali in its letter sent to subordinate departments. It is revealed that violations of PPRA rules had been made in ads for purchases and contracts of the aviation authority. It read that the rules were not followed while awarding some of the ad contracts to the newspapers which have low circulation bracket. He said that awardingRead More

Traders hold off Afghan border closure protest for Eid break

A two-month protest over the closure of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border at the busy trading town of Chaman turned ugly Thursday when five men were shot dead. The medical superintendent of Quetta’s Civil hospital, Dr Malik, confirmed that at least three bodies were brought from the border to Quetta along with 15 injured men. Traders and locals had been holding a sit-in protest in Chaman but headed to the border on Thursday where the firing incident took place. “There are five reported deaths but the situation is now under control afterRead More

Masood pays tributes to IOJK people for resisting colonialism, foreign occupation

DNA MUZAFFARABAD, July 31: Sardar Masood Khan, President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) has paid tributes to the valiant people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir for their resilience to face India’s barbaric scorched-earth policy and their resolve to resist colonialism and foreign occupation. “We are with our brothers and sisters in IOJK until together, we repulse the Indian invasion and wrestle down the monster of Hindutva which is feeding on Kashmiri lives and rights,” Masood said in a video message to the people of occupied Kashmir in connection with AugustRead More

Opposition should shun their politics of deceit: Buzdar

DNA Lahore, July 31: Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has stated that those engaged in negative politics in the backdrop of corona pandemic have faced defeat. The opposition should shun their politics of deceit and stop point-scoring over the corona. In a statement, the CM maintained that anti-corona policy has proved successful and the smart lockdown helped in overcoming the pandemic. It is sanguine that the anti-corona policy of Prime Minister Imran Khan has also been acknowledged at the global level. It is regretted that opposition has no strategyRead More

Islamabad lions death: Police register case against ‘negligent’ caretakers

The Kohsar police have registered a case against caretakers of the two lions who died while being transferred from Islamabad’s Marghazar zoo to a farmhouse in Lahore on Thursday. The case has been registered under Section 5 of the Animal Act 1990. The law punishes people for killing any animal in an unnecessarily cruel manner. Those convicted under the law must pay a fine of Rs200 and can be imprisoned for up to six months. The FIR says that the caretakers beat the pair with sticks and lit a fire in theirRead More

Lahore Arts Council rejects Meera’s request for financial assistance

The Lahore Arts Council rejected on Friday actor Meera’s request for financial assistance. Baaji actor Meera applied for financial assistance of Rs40 million under the Artist Support Fund, which has been launched by the Punjab Information and Cultural Department. She claimed that her financials were in dire straits. The chairperson of Artist Support Fund MPA Sadia Sohail Rana has said that the fund is for the poor artistes and not for someone who owns an apartment in Dubai. Rana remarked that in this difficult time Meera should sell her foreign property andRead More