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Kazakh leader Tokayev: Social injustice triggered recent unrest

The recent events in Kazakhstan in early January were triggered by a gap between the rich and the poor, the country’s president said on Friday. Speaking at a meeting with global business representatives, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said the recent riots across the country exposed the problems that have accumulated over the years. The country is now faced with the strategic task of profound transformation of the social order, Tokayev said, adding: “The gap between the rich and the poor has reached an unacceptable level.” The riots in the country stemmed fromRead More

Behavior change crucial to protect animals’ rights

Islamabad (January 21, 2022): The district administration is fully committed to protect animal rights. We have the required legal framework, laws and even high court’s judgment on animals’ rights and the administration is taking every measure to ensure compliance on these directions, said Shehryar Arif Khan, Additional Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, while speaking at a webinar on ‘Islamabad Safe for Strays,’ held by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). He said the district administration along with related departments has been working according to the guidelines provided by the experts to makeRead More

Kyiv accuses Russia of recruiting mercenaries and sending weapons to eastern Ukraine

Kyiv on Friday accused Russia of increasing supplies of weapons, ammunition and military equipment to separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine, ahead of key talks between Moscow and Washington. Ukraine‘s military intelligence said that Russia was actively recruiting mercenaries and sending them for intensive training in separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine. It said in a statement that fuel, several tanks, artillery and mortars had been secretly taken to the area from Russia.

Justice Ayesha Malik notified as country’s first woman SC judge

LAHORE, JAN 21: Lahore High Court’s (LHC) Justice Ayesha A. Malik was notified as a judge of the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Friday, officially becoming Pakistan’s first-ever woman judge to be green lighted to sit on the apex court. According to a notification issued by the law ministry, her appointment has been approved by President Arif Alvi and will come into effect as soon as she takes oath of office. The notification, a copy of which is available with, said: “In exercise of powers conferred by clause (1)Read More

Imran Khan to receive telephone calls from general public on Jan 23

ISLAMABAD, JAN 21 (DNA) — Adviser to Prime Minister on Political Communication Shehbaz Gill Friday announced that Prime Minister Imran Khan will interact with the general public via telephone on January 23. Imran Khan will respond to public queries in the live TV programme, “Aapka Wazir-e-Azam Aap kai sath” on January 23 at 3pm. Taking to Twitter, Shehbaz Gill said that the prime minister will take direct calls from the general public on January 23 at 3:00 pm.  “Imran Khan will receive complaints and suggestions from the general public,” heRead More

COAS visits Corps Headquarters Peshawar

Shamim Shahid  PESHAWAR, JAN 21 /DNA/ – General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Corps Headquarters Peshawar today. COAS was given detailed briefing on prevailing security situation, progress on development works in newly merged districts and Pak-Afghan border fencing.  According to ISPR communique issued on Friday, the COAS reiterated the resolve of Pakistan Army to fight against terrorism till elimination of this menace from the country. Paying tribute to brave tribesmen, officers & soldiers of Pak Army, FC, Levies, Khasadar, and Police, COAS vowed that sacrifices ofRead More