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Uproar in Sindh Assembly as PPP passes amended LG bill

A ruckus was witnessed in the Sindh Assembly on Saturday when the contentious Sindh Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2021 was passed again, with a few amendments to the original draft, amid an uproar by opposition members and a scuffle between Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf lawmakers and treasury members. In the bill, among the major changes conceded by the ruling PPP were removing the clause to elect any person (and not just elected members) as the mayor, deputy mayor, chairperson or vice-chairperson. The clause mandating elections for these posts through secret ballot wasRead More

Brazil reports 7,765 new coronavirus cases and 234 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

Brazil has had 7,765 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the past 24 hours, and 234 deaths from COVID-19, the health ministry said on Friday. The South American country has now registered 22,184,824 cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 616,691, according to ministry data, in the world’s second-deadliest outbreak outside the United States.

US appreciates Pakistan’s role in Afghan situation

RAWALPINDI, /DNA/ – Members of US Senate Armed Services and intelligence Committees headed by Senator Angus King, called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) today. Delegation also included Senator Richard Burr, Senator John Cornyn and Senator Ben Sasse. Ms Angela Aggeler, US Charge d’ Affaires to Pakistan accompanied the delegation. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, current security situation in Afghanistan and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed. COAS said that Pakistan desires to maintain productive bilateral engagement with all the regional players and wishedRead More

Pakistan values relations with US, wants enhanced economic ties: FS

ISLAMABAD /DNA/ – Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood received a four-member delegation of U.S. Senate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, today. The delegation included Senators Angus King, Richard Burr, John Cornyn and Benjamin Sasse. Welcoming the Senate delegation to Pakistan, the Foreign Secretary underscored that Pakistan valued its long-standing relationship with the United States and wanted to further deepen bilateral ties based on shared interests. He emphasized that deeper engagement between the two countries was pivotal for peace, security and development in the region. Highlighting Pakistan’s pivot to geo-economics, theRead More

Ready to talk with anyone except those who looted nation’s wealth: PM Imran

Mianwali, DEC 11: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said his government was ready to sit down and talk with anyone except for those who stole and laundered the nation’s wealth abroad. Addressing a public gathering in his native Mianwali, which he was visiting to inaugurate multiple development projects, the premier said: “We are ready to talk to everyone who has a different ideology or whom we call right or left. “We are ready to resolve our issues with them peacefully, be they in Balochistan or erstwhile tribal areas orRead More

Begum Rasheeda Minhas laid to rest with full military honours

Karachi, 11 Dec: /DNA/ – Pakistan Air Force paid tribute to Begum Rasheeda Minhas, mother of Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas (Shaheed), Nishan-e-Haider, who breathed her last on Saturday in Karachi. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Air Force presented guard of honour to the deceased.The funeral  prayers were attended by air & ground crew of No 2 Squadron, which is named after Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed. Several high ranking civil and military officials were also present at the funeral. Air Vice Marshal Zaeem Afzal, Air Officer Commanding, SouthernRead More