Monday, August 10th, 2020
Lebanon’s premier Hassan Diab stepped down Monday amid fury within and outside his government over the deadly Beirut port blast he blamed on the incompetence and corruption of a decades-old ruling class. “Today we are heeding the people and their demands to hold accountable those responsible for a disaster,” he said in a televised address, blaming a “corrupt” political class that has ruled Lebanon for more than 30 years for the August 4 explosion. “This is why today I announce the resignation of the government.”
ISLAMABAD, AUG 10 (DNA) – Nawaf Saeed Al-Malkiy, Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS). Matters of mutual interest, regional security situation and bilateral defence relations between the two brotherly countries were discussed during the meeting.
ISLAMABAD, AUG 10 (DNA) – General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Headquarters Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Islamabad. COAS was given a detailed update on the internal and external security situation of the country. COAS appreciated the measures to optimize performance of ISI, ensuring that country responds effectively to threats across the spectrum. Earlier on arrival, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid, Director General ISl. DNA ===========
ISLAMABAD, AUG 10 (DNA) – While addressing the issue of shunt down the local LPG gas production, the watchdog body of upper house of the parliament directed the gas distribution company Sui Southern to revisit its decision of revoking gas supply contract with largest LPG producer in large national interest. The meeting of senate standing committee on petroleum and natural resources was held on Monday on the special request of chairman LPG Distributors Association Pakistan, Irfan Khokhar for immediate intervention of parliament to restore the LPG gas local production, whichRead More
ISLAMABAD, AUG 10 (DNA) – The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Monday announced to plant three million saplings at airports across the country during the ongoing monsoon tree plantation campaign. Talking to journalists, Aviation Secretary Hassan Nasir Jamy said that CAA have planted over 100,000 saplings at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, adding that 300,000 saplings will be planted at the airport during the plantation drive. CAA director general and aviation secretary inaugurated the monsoon tree plantation drive at the Karachi airport. Airports Security Force (ASF) deputy director generalRead More
ISLAMABAD, AUG 10 (DNA) – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has made progress in actions over the fake export of sugar by seeking records from relevant authorities in Afghanistan to provide records of sugar imports from Pakistan. The head of an eleven-member FIA investigation team, Moeen Masood, has sent a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to seek data from Kabul authorities regarding the imports of sugar from Pakistan. The investigation team sought data regarding the exports of sugar from Pakistan for inland consumption in Afghanistan maintained by theRead More