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Unofficial results: JUI-F loses in Fazl’s hometown but emerges on top in KP local body polls

PESHAWAR: The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) and the PTI were neck and neck with five seats each on Monday night after re-polling and fresh polls were carried out peacefully on Sunday for mayor/chairman of 20 tehsil councils in 13 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkwa. Re-polling was carried out in 19 tehsils for the seats of mayor/chairman while fresh polling was held for Dera City Council’s mayoral slot, bringing to completion the first phase of local government election in the province. These elections were first held last year on Dec 19 and on Sunday,Read More

Ukraine demands meeting with Russia over troop buildup

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has affirmed that Ukraine still wants to join NATO despite Russia’s opposition Centreline Report Kyiv, Feb 14: Ukraine has requested an urgent meeting with Russia and dozens of other European states to explain Moscow’s buildup of troops along the ex-Soviet state’s frontier. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said late Sunday that Russia had ignored Kyiv’s formal request to explain why Moscow had positioned more than 100,000 troops and advanced weapons around Ukraine. The 1990 Vienna Document requires the 57 members of the Organization for Security and Co-operationRead More

Pakistan, Germany exchange views on bilateral relations

ISLAMABAD /DNA/ – Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood met with German State Secretary for Economic Cooperation and Development Jochen Flasbarth today. Mr. Flasbarth is visiting Pakistan from 14-16 February 2022, on his first visit to Pakistan and abroad, after recently assuming his office. During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on bilateral relations as well as regional issues. The Foreign Secretary stated that Germany was a valued, long-standing partner and Pakistan remained committed to further enhancing the bilateral relationship in all dimensions. In 2021, the two countries celebrated 70 yearsRead More

Pakistan takes lead with 4 students topping ACCA exams worldwide

ISLAMABAD, FEB 14 (DNA) — The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), on Tuesday 18th January 2022, announced the results of students who sat exams in the December 2021 session. Four Pakistani students scored the highest marks globally outperforming exam sitters worldwide. Arham Ali, an ACCA student from Lahore, scored the highest marks in Maintaining Financial Records exam. Similarly, Usama Maharir Muhammad from Lahore topped the Managing Costs & Finance exam. Komal Bawani, a young girl from Karachi achieved a perfect score in ACCA’s Management Function while Muhammad Umair Jan,Read More

Security Forces conducts operation in Pasni

RAWALPINDI /DNA/ – On night 12/13 February 2022, based on information of presence of Terrorists in a Hideout in  Pasni, Balochistan, Security Forces conducted an operation to apprehend externally sponsored enemies of peace in Balochistan. Once the troops started cordoning the area, Terrorists tried to flee their hideout and opened indiscriminate fire. A heavy exchange of fire ensued. Resultantly, Terrorist Commander Hidayat aka Balaach was killed in the operation. He was involved in firing and IED attacks on security forces in Gwadar and Pasni areas. In addition, a large cache of arms andRead More

Minister for Interior of Iran Calls on PM Imran

ISLAMABAD /DNA/ – Minister for Interior of Iran, Dr. Ahmad Vahidi, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan today. The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over positive momentum in brotherly relations between the two countries and highlighted the vast potential that exists for enhanced collaboration in diverse fields. The Prime Minister particularly emphasized the importance of close bilateral collaboration to boost trade and regional connectivity. The Prime Minister also stressed early completion and operationalization of the border sustenance markets, for economic uplift of the people living on both sides of the border.Underscoring that the Pakistan-IranRead More