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School van attack: Swat protesters end 40-hour sit-in after successful negotiations with administration

Swat, OCT 11: Family members of a van driver, who was killed in the recent attack on a school bus in Swat’s Charbagh tehsil, ended their 40-hour sit-in on Tuesday after successful negotiations with the administration. The protestors had been demanding the arrest of the culprits behind the attack and warned of marching to Islamabad if authorities failed to meet their demands within 24 hours. Earlier today, Swat Deputy Commissioner (DC) Junaid Khan reached the protest site with other officials and held talks with the demonstrators. “The deputy commissioner hasRead More

Imran Khan seeks commission comprising ‘credible judges’ to probe cypher issue

NANKANA SAHIB – Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supremo Imran Khan on Tuesday said that he was grateful to the incumbent government for raising the cypher issue, and a commission comprising credible judges should be formed to probe into the cypher issue. Addressing a rally at Nankana Sahib, the former PM while reacting to the current wave of inflation in the country said that prices of electricity, diesel, and petrol have doubled in recent times, adding that PTI tried to build an exemplary education system and administrative butRead More

Ch Shujaat meets PM, reiterates to stand by govt

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) senior leader Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday. During the meeting, Shujaat Hussain reiterated his commitment to stand by the government in all difficult circumstances, while federal ministers Rana Sanaullah, Tariq Bashir Cheema, Azam Nazeer Tarar, and Chaudry Salik Hussain, and special assistants to PM Malik Ahmed and Ataullah Tarar also attended the meeting. After discussing the overall political situation, it was agreed that all the parties in the ruling coalition would continue to collectively strive for the publicRead More

Egyptian Armed Forces Day celebrated in style

DNA ISLAMABAD, OCT 11: Col Mahmoud Hassan, Defence Attache of Egypt hosted a reception to mark The Great October War Victory (Egyptian Armed Forces Day) at Islamabad Serena Hotel. Air Marshal Irfan Ahmed HI (M) Deputy Chief of the Air Staff was the chief guest. –DNA

Lavrov: Russia open to talks with West, awaiting serious proposal to end Ukraine war

ISLAMABAD, OCT 11: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow was open to talks with the West on the Ukraine war but had yet to receive any serious proposal to negotiate. In an interview on state Lavrov said Russia was willing to engage with the United States or with Türkiye on ways to end the war, now in its eight month. His emphasis on Russia‘s receptiveness to talks came after a series of stinging defeats since the start of September that have swung the momentum of the conflict in favour of Ukraine. Lavrov said officials including White House national securityRead More

United States urged to freeze all aspects of cooperation with Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON: The Democratic chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee called on Monday for a freeze on cooperation with Saudi Arabia, including most arms sales, accusing the kingdom of helping underwrite the Russian war on Ukraine after OPEC+ announced last week it would cut oil production. The Saudi-led OPEC+ cartel agreed to cut output by an amount equal to about 2% of global supply, curbing production in a tight market and raising the possibility of higher gasoline prices as Washington seeks to limit Russia‘s energy revenue after its invasion of Ukraine. U.S. President Joe Biden, a Democrat, rebuked the group’sRead More