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Wednesday, September 30th, 2020


Pakistan ready to enhance and expand Defence ties with Iraq; Defence


ISLAMABAD, SEP 30 (DNA) – Hamid Abbas Lafta, Ambassador of Iraq called on Minister for Defence, Pervez Khattak, in Islamabad Wednesday. The Defence Minister said that both countries should work closely to share their experiences and build capacities of their armed forces. The Minister emphasized that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relation with Iraq and wishes to expand cooperation in all fields of mutual interests especially Defence. He conveyed that Pakistan strongly supports the sovereignty, political unity and territorial integrity of Iraq. Pakistan has developed best training facilities and infrastructure forRead More

NEPRA likely to raise electricity tariff between 48 to 98 paisa per unit


ISLAMABAD, SEP 30 (DNA) – The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) is likely to approve 48 paisa to 98 paisa per unit increase in power tariff under the head monthly fuel price adjustment mechanism. The government is considering raising the price of electricity which will put extra burden on the people already trapped in inflation and unemployment. The NEPRA has completed hearing on the application of Central Power Purchase Agency (CPPA) to increase the power tariff on fuel price adjustment in August. The NEPRA chairman said that the regulatory authority willRead More

Deadline of Ehsaas cash payments extended till Oct 30: Dr Sania


ISLAMABAD, SEP 30 (DNA) – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar has announced that Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments to those with biometric issues and families of dead beneficiaries will be continuing nationwide till October 30. However, the previously defined last date for filing applications till September 30, 2020 remains unchanged. Applications are closing today for beneficiaries facing biometric failures and families of dead. Formerly, September 30, 2020 was the last date for disbursements to eligible beneficiaries under Ehsaas Emergency Cash. But for now, aimingRead More

IHC begins proceedings to declare Nawaz Sharif as proclaimed offender


ISLAMABAD, SEP 30 (DNA) – Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday has begun proceedings to declare Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo and former Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif as proclaimed offender in Al-Azizia and Avenfield references. During the hearing, the court has decided to record testimonies of the officers who were given task to implement arrest warrant of Nawaz Sharif through United Kingdom’s County Court. Notices to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and federal government have also been issued to submit reply till October 7. Previously, Additional Attorney General had assured the courtRead More

Shahid Khaqan terms NAB actions ‘political engineering’


RAWALPINDI, SEP 30 (DNA) – Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday termed actions of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as ‘political engineering’ and said that Pakistan cannot function as long as NAB operates in the country. Talking to media persons after appearing before the anti-graft watchdog’s team in Rawalpindi, he said the bureau is investigating the appointment of MD Mineral Development Corporation, which was made about six years ago. Register another case against me for appointing Chairman NAB, he said. PML-N leader said that arrest of Shehbaz Sharif in middle ofRead More

CAA clears licenses of 58 Pakistani pilots


ISLAMABAD, SEP 30 (DNA) – The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Wednesday cleared licenses of 58 Pakistani pilots. According to details, the list of 58 cleared pilots also includes two pilot sisters Maryam and Erum Saud. After the interim investigation report of the Karachi PIA crash investigation the government had decided to take stern action against all pilots who have been flying aircrafts on fake licenses. In total, the licenses of 262 pilots were said to be suspicious, against which PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik has summoned his legal and flightRead More