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IHC reserves judgment over appeals in Panama convictions

ISLAMABAD, JUN 23  (DNA) – The Islamabad High Court has reserved its judgement over an important legal point regarding the fate of appeals in the absence of Nawaz Sharif who is a petitioner in these appeals. A division bench of IHC consisting of Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani heard appeals against the convictions of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, its Vice-President Maryam Nawaz Sharif and her husband Capt (R) Muhammed Safdar Awan in Panama references on Wednesday. Amicus curiae Azam Nazir Tarar and NAB Prosecutor Jehanzeb Bharwana seemedRead More


Turkey praises Pak army positive role for regional peace and stability

DNA ANKARA – General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) on a day long official visit to the Republic of Turkey called on General Hulusi Akar (Retired), Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Turkey, wherein General Yasar Guler, Commander Turkish General Staff and His Excellency General Umit Dundar, Commander of the Turkish Land Forces were also present. During the meeting, matters of mutual interests, regional security situation including recent developments in Afghan Peace Process and bilateral defence and security cooperation in various fields were discussed. COASRead More


NSA Dr. Moeed attends SCO meeting in Dushanbe

DNA Dushanbe, JUN 23 – National Security Advisor, Dr. Moeed Yusuf attended the 16th meeting of the National Security Advisers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization held from 22-23 June 2021 at Dushanbe. Member states, which include Pakistan and India, issued a joint protocol signed by all the NSAs at the of the meeting. In his formal statement at the summit, Dr. Yusuf said that Pakistan’s main priority of generating greater economic activity, and reducing un-employment  and poverty alleviation were completely in sync with the SCO’s direction. He apprised  them aboutRead More


Impact of climate change on coastal areas of Sindh is grave, say climate experts

DNA Islamabad: How the climate change is threating the coastal belt of Sindh was the subject under discussion in the webinar organized by the Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad in collaboration with the Centre of Coastal & Deltaic Studies (CCD), Thatta, and Centre for Environmental Sciences (CES), Jamshoro of University of Sindh. In his opening remarks President IRS Ambassador Nadeem Riyaz stressed the need to rationalize our approach to deal effectively with the climate challenge so that we could minimize the harmful impacts of environmental changes particularly in the coastalRead More


CDA Chairman directs to utilize all available resources to make F-9 park, a model park of the city

DNA ISLAMABAD, JUN 22 – Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA)  Amir Ali Ahmed on Wednesday visited Fatimah Jinnah (F-9) and directed for improved facilities in the park to facilitate the residents. Park would be made a state-of-the-art facility by providing more recreational facilities and completing residual development work at the earliest, he directed. He said that all available resources would be utilized to make F-9 park, a model park of the city, which is spread over an area of 750 acres. He directed to authorities concerned to upgrade and upliftRead More


Countering ISLAMOPHOBIA through Science Communication

Dr M Ali Hamza Islamophobia is the fear and hatred of, or prejudice against the religion of Islam or Muslims in general. Especially when seen as a geopolitical force or the source of terrorism.Firstly groups comprise of Christain-Jewish-Hindu-Budhists and white supremacists, who propagate Islamophobia are themselves meeting non-sense extremity. But this is what they are supposed to do, and blaming them will do no good to Islam. We have to openly admit that some Islamic factions are damaging the reputation of the entire religion i.e. ISIS and other violent MuslimRead More