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15 officials removed from positions over Murree tragedy, says Buzdar

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said on Wednesday that 15 officials had been removed from their positions in line with recommendations of the inquiry committee probing the Murree tragedy, in which 22 people had died after their cars were stranded in a snowstorm in the resort town earlier this month. Addressing a press conference in Lahore, he said the officials who were removed from their positions included the Rawalpindi commissioner, whose services were kept at the federal government’s disposal and his suspension was recommended. Similarly, he said the Rawalpindi deputy commissioner,Read More


Glad to know that Batik is famous in Pakistan: envoy

Says  Pakistani youth has immense talent and potential Staff Report LAHORE: Adam M. Tugio, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Pakistan has stated that, ‘Batik’ is Indonesia’s most developed and ancient art forms, it is an expression through which one can express and convey their inspiration, feelings and message. He highlighted that this art form can be modified and used with many other art forms, mentioning the example of Pakistani truck art and the art of Pakistan’s provinces, the ambassador stated that BATIK can be connected to all of them. Furthermore, to introduceRead More


Afghan PM Akhund calls for Muslim nations to recognise Taliban government

The Taliban‘s prime minister called Wednesday on Muslim nations to be the first to officially recognise the government that seized power in Afghanistan in August. No country has yet recognised the Taliban government, with nations watching to see how the hardliners — notorious for human rights abuses during their first stint in power between 1996 and 2001 — will rule this time around. Although the group has promised a softer brand of governance, women are largely excluded from government employment, and secondary schools for girls have mostly remained shuttered. “I call on Muslim countriesRead More


12th Virtual Khuli Katchehry held at Pak High Commission in London

ISLAMABAD, JAN 19 /DNA/ – High Commissioner Moazzam Ahmad Khan held 12th virtual ‘Khuli Katchehry’ with the British Pakistani community on 18 January 2022. It was attended by a large number of diaspora members. The High Commissioner redressed issues pertaining to NICOPs, POCs, Passports and property matters in Pakistan. He also assured the community members that their complaints would be taken up with the concerned authorities in Pakistan. As per directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the High Commissioner holds the Virtual Khuli Katchehry every month.


Trade with Afghanistan and CAR badly affected

Shamim Shahid PESHAWAR: Chairman PAJCCI, Zubair Motiwala has requested urgent meeting with Minister of Finance and Governor State Bank of Pakistan to discuss the issue of declining trade with Afghanistan as a result of recent change in policy and to explore innovative solutions while keeping international conditions imposed by FATF and other global entities. Business community from both sides has shared their concerns regarding non-issuance of E-Form and EIF halting both exports and imports whereby creating congestion at borders due to non-clearance of trucks as a result of restrictive bankingRead More


Parliamentary panel approves appointment of Justice Ayesha Malik as SC judge

The Parlia­­mentary Committee on the Appointment of Superior Judiciary on Wednesday approved the appointment of Lahore High Court’s Justice Ayesha A. Malik as a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Following the parliamentary body’s green light, Justice Malik is all set to become the first woman to serve as a judge on the country’s highest court. The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) had earlier this month approved Justice Malik for elevation to the apex court by a majority of five to four during a heated session that had lasted nearly three-and-a-halfRead More