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Saturday, January 9th, 2021


PML-N not to field candidates against PPP in Sindh by-elections


ISLAMABAD, Jan 09 (DNA): The PML-N has announced that it will not field candidates against the PPP in by-elections for Sindh Assembly seats. The by-elections on Sindh Assembly seats PS-52 Umerkot, PS-43 Sanghar and PS-88 Karachi are scheduled for February 16. The announcement was made after a PML-N meeting in Lahore, presided over by its Vice-President Maryam Nawaz and Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal. The PML-N will contest the by-elections jointly with the Pakistan Democratic Movement, the meeting decided. The PML-N is hopeful that PDM parties will support it in by-electionsRead More

Sania Nishtar briefs four tribal Jirgas in South Waziristan


ISLAMABAD, Jan 09 (DNA): SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar visited Tank and South Waziristan on Saturday to meet the four tribal jirgas. She launched the Ehsaas survey registration in South Waziristan. The survey is 65% complete in Tank district. She briefed the elders and influentials of tribal jirgas on the purpose and approach of ongoing Ehsaas survey. “Ehsaas has launched a new digital survey in southern districts of KP including Tank and South Waziristan to benefit deserving households through Ehsaas. Tank and South Waziristan are the most underprivileged districts of KPRead More

Putin offers condolences to Indonesian President following jet crash


MOSCOW, Jan 9 – Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed condolences to President of Indonesia Joko Widodo due to the fact of the passenger airplane crash in the Java Sea. The telegram has been posted on the Kremlin’s website on Saturday. “Please accept sincere condolences in view of the death of passengers and crewmembers of the airplane crashed near the Java coast. Please convey words of compassion and support to the nearest and dearest of the victims,” the telegram says. According to local mass media data, the Boeing 737-524 airlinerRead More

Sriwijaya Air plane crashes into Java Sea near Jakarta


MOSCOW, Jan 9 – A passenger plane of the Indonesian company Sriwijaya Air crashed on Saturday into the Java Sea near Jakarta, near the island of Laki, Indonesian news portal Detik reported. According to a representative of local authorities, information about the plane crash was received at around 14:30 local time (10:30 Moscow time), and a search operation is currently underway. Aviation portal FlightRadar reported, “Sriwijaya Air flight #SJ182 lost more than 10.000 feet of altitude in less than one minute, about 4 minutes after departure from Jakarta”. The Indonesian SriwijayaRead More

Kyrgyz FM Kazakbaev meets with members of SCO observer mission


Kyrgyzstan’s Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbaev met with members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Observer Mission. The observers have arrived in Bishkek to monitor the preparation and conduct of the early presidential elections and the referendum to determine the form of government in the Kyrgyz Republic, the press service of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. During the meeting, Ruslan Kazakbaev expressed gratitude to the international observers for their interest and participation in the important event of the Kyrgyz Republic. The minister informed about the efforts made by theRead More

Firdous Ashiq Awan accuses PDM of politicizing Machh incident


LAHORE, Jan 09 (DNA): Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab for Information, has said that the corrupt gang of PDM even politicized the Machh tragedy. Firdous said that instead of mourning the loss of the Hazaras, Maryam and Bilawal did political point scoring in Quetta. She said that after coronavirus, politicizing the Machh tragedy is a reflection of the opposition’s vile mindset. They should look inward before making baseless allegations as the government and the nation are with the Hazara community in their hour of grief.Read More