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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021


Pakistan Welcomes Start of Second Round of Intra-Afghan Negotiations


Naveed Miraj ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has welcomed commencement of the second round of Intra Afghan Negotiations in Doha today. The two teams have made significant progress by finalizing the rules and procedures last month and have now reconvened to negotiate on substantive issues. The year 2020 witnessed substantial progress towards peace in Afghanistan, with a number of positive developments including conclusion of U.S.-Taliban Peace Agreement on 29 February 2020, start of intra-Afghan Negotiations on 12 September 2020, and agreement on Rules and Procedures on 2 December 2020, which paved the wayRead More

Terrorism incidents belie govt claims of having established peace: Fazl at PDM Bannu rally


Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) president Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday said recent incidents of terrorism in the country showed that the government’s claims of having established peace were “wrong”. He was addressing what was the latest in a series of anti-government rallies planned by the PDM. Hosted by JUI-F, the rally in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Bannu district was attended by leaders of PDM constituent parties, but neither PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz nor PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari were present. In his speech, Rehman accused the government of having “ruined” peace andRead More

FC soldier Fazal Wahid martyred in terrorist attack


DNA ISLAMABAD – Terrorists from inside Afghanistan fired across international border on a military post in Mohammad District. Own troops responded promptly. During exchange of fire FC soldier Sepoy Fazal Wahid, age 25 yesrs, resident of Shangla, Swat received bullet injury and embraced shahadat.

Belarus’ Lukashenko says only election can decide the future of his presidency


MINSK, January 6: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said that the question of his presidency can be decided only by means of elections, if some do not like to see him in the capacity of the head of state. “I would like to see a calm and quiet country,” Lukashenko told an audience while visiting the Gorizont plant in Minsk. “You surely wish the same. If you dislike your current president, only elections can resolve this issue. Only elections. I insist on this, however strongly some may dislike this,” theRead More

Pak vs NZ: Kiwis top Test rankings after beating Green shirts


New Zealand cricket team topped the world Test rankings after a series win against Pakistan.  They beat the Green shirts by an innings and 176 runs in the second Test match to seal the series 2-0. It is the first time the Black caps risen to the top in Test rankings.  New Zealand is now ranked third in the World Test Championship table, behind Australia and India. New Zealand has won six consecutive Test matches and have not lost a home series since March 2017. Kane Williamson, the Kiwi captain,Read More

FDA To Launch New Master Plan For Faisalabad On 23 March


Divisional Commissioner, Saqib Mannan, has announced that the Faisalabad Development Authority (FDA) is finalizing the draft of a new master plan for Faisalabad that will be introduced on 23 March. While addressing the local business community at the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI), Mannan said that the last master plan of Faisalabad had been announced in 1988, and the new one will cover the development-related planning of Faisalabad for the next 20 years. “At that time, the urban population was only a few lacs,” he said and addedRead More