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Gwadar Cricket Stadium holds first-ever match

ISLAMABAD, FEB 19 (DNA) – The iconic Gwadar Cricket Stadium surrounded by mesmerizing rocks on Friday held its first ever exhibition match played between Showbiz Sharks and Gwadar Dolphins. The exhibition match was organized by singer-actor Fakhr-e-Alam in the lush green stadium of Gwadar amidst the coastal mountains and game changer port of Balochistan. The match was dedicated to the Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara who was declared dead by his family on Thursday. The participants prayed for the high ranks of the departure soul of Muhammad Ali Sadpara and acknowledgedRead More

PM Imran Khan to visit Sri Lanka on Feb 23

DNA ISLAMABAD, FEB 19 – On the invitation of Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Imran Khan will undertake a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka from 23 February 2021. This will be his first visit to Sri Lanka after assuming office. The Prime Minister will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including members of the Cabinet and senior officials. The Prime Minister’s program includes meetings with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Prime Minister will also lead the delegation-level talks, covering all areasRead More

Commander US CENTCOM, COAS discuss matters of mutual interest

DNA RAWALPINDI, FEB 19: General Kenneth F. Mc Kenzie Jr, Incoming Commander US CENTCOM, called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ. Matters of mutual interest, regional security situation with particular reference to ongoing Afghanistan reconciliation process were discussed during the meeting. Both expressed unanimity of views on importance of political resolution of Afghan situation. COAS said that Pakistan is committed to efforts for peace in Afghanistan as it is important for peace in Pakistan. Visiting dignitaries acknowledged Pakistan’s commendable efforts in the fight againstRead More

FM Qureshi lauds contribution of Ahmed Wali Massoud during Afghan resistance

DNA ISLAMABAD – Head of Massoud Foundation, Mr. Ahmed Wali Massoud, called on Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, today. The exchange of views focused on the Afghan Peace Process and Pakistan-Afghanistan bilateral relations.   During the meeting, the Foreign Minister welcomed Mr. Ahmad Wali Massoud’s visit to Pakistan and lauded the historic contribution of Commander Ahmed Shah Massoud as a key Mujaheedin leader during the Afghan resistance.   As regards Afghan peace process, the Foreign Minister highlighted Pakistan’s facilitation of the U.S.-Taliban Peace Agreement and the commencement of Intra-AfghanRead More

Providing relief to masses on top priority; says IGP

ISLAMABAD, FEB 19 (DNA) – Islamabad Police is organising ‘Open Kacheries’ in the city to resolve public grievances and to provide justice to the people at their doorsteps, a police spokesperson said. Following directions of IGP Islamabad Qazi Jameel-ur-Rehman, he said that 10 Open Kutcheries have been held so far in which large number of local dignitaries, civil society members and business community have participated. He said that such interaction will continue with public in future. During the previous interactions,  the officers listened  to the issues of citizens and resolvedRead More

Senate polls: PTI decides to challenge Gillani’s papers in appellate tribunal

ISLAMABAD, FEB 19 (DNA) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday has decided to re-challenge the nomination papers of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and joint candidate of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for Senate elections, Yousaf Raza Gillani in appellate tribunal. Sources told that PTI representative has obtained the verified copies from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in this regard. The decision came day after ECP had rejected the objections raised by PTI leader Fareed Rehman and approved nomination papers of Gillani, allowing him to contest the Senate elections. OnRead More