Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

August, 2020


Pakistan reports 842 new Covid-19 cases, 14 deaths in 24 hours


ISLAMABAD, AUG 08 (DNA) – Pakistan on Saturday reported 14 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as the number of positive cases has surged to 283,487. According to the latest figures released by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 842 confirmed COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in 24 hours. The active coronavirus cases in the country stands at 17,815. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 6,068, according to the NCOC. Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed byRead More

‘Personal business interests given preference over Kashmir in past decade’


ISLAMABAD, AUG 08 (DNA) – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz said on Saturday that the Kashmir cause had been sidelined for personal business interests over the past decade. In a tweet, he said that during the rule of Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz personal relations were nurtured with Indian Prime Minister Modi instead of taking up the Kashmir dispute. Shibli Faraz said that the effective and reasoned manner in which Prime Minister Imran Khan was advocating Kashmir cause around the world was unprecedented. DNA ===============================

NAB finalises Narowal Sports Complex reference against Ahsan Iqbal


ISLAMABAD, AUG 08 (DNA) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has finalised the Narowal Sports City corruption reference against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Ahsan Iqbal. The NAB has named former interior minister as main accused in the reference and sent it for the approval to chairman NAB Justice retired Javed Iqbal. Sources said that the NAB has acquired strong evidence against the PML-N leader and he has been found guilty according to the NAB Ordinance section 9. Earlier, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had converted the inquiry against Pakistan MuslimRead More

Punjab reports 183 new cases of novel coronavirus


LAHORE, AUG 08 (DNA) – In Punjab 183 new cases of novel coronavirus have surfaced in last 24 hours, Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department of the province said in a statement on Saturday. The total count of coronavirus cases in the province has reached to 94,223 so far, whereas, two more patients succumbed to COVID-19 in last 24 hours, taking the death count to 2,166, the health department said. According to the spokesperson of the health department, 86,240 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the province. The province has conductedRead More

APHC hails new map showing IIOJK as part of Pakistan


ISLAMABAD, AUG 08 (DNA) – In Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has welcomed the new map approved by Pakistan which shows the occupied territory as part of Pakistan. According to Kashmir Media Service, the APHC General Secretary, Molvi Bashir Ahmad said that the new map of Pakistan reflected the Two-Nation Theory and the ground reality. He said the Kashmir dispute was a reality and Jammu and Kashmir was a natural part of Pakistan but India had illegally occupied it in 1947. He saidRead More

Sydney looking to host Australia-India Boxing Day Test


Sydney has shown interest in hosting the upcoming Boxing Day Test between Australia and India. The Boxing Day Test is played in Melbourne each year from December 26 to 30. However, the chances of the match being shifted to another city are high due to the rising cases of coronavirus. “We’d be very happy to host it because it’s a major event and it’s good for Sydney, and people like coming to Sydney, and we have the capacity to host it if that’s what Cricket Australia want to do,” Sydney CricketRead More