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UN calls journalist Arshad Sharif’s death ‘tragic’, urges probe

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24:The United Nations Monday called for a thorough investigation of the circumstances in which senior Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif was shot and killed in Kenya. “I saw the tragic reports about the incident,” UN Secretary-General’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in response to a question at the regular noon briefing at the UN Headquarters in New York. He hoped the Kenyan authorities would investigate the circumstance in which journalist Sharif, 49, was killed. In Islamabad, the Foreign Office confirmed that Pakistan’s envoy to Kenya along with embassy officialsRead More

Pakistan, Turkey to increase cooperation in housing sector

ISLAMABAD, Oct 24 (DNA): The brotherly nations of Pakistan, and Turkey on Monday agreed to increase cooperation in various sectors, especially in low-cost housing. Federal Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Works Iftikhar Ali Shallwani in a meeting with Turkish Ambassador Mehmet Paçaci discussed matters of mutual interest. Both sides vowed to implement the accords signed between the two brotherly states. Welcoming the newly appointed ambassador, the secretary of housing expressed his best wishes for his future endeavors. Shallwani extended his support to the ambassador in all relevant matters. He reiteratedRead More

Lawmakers condemn killing of Arshad Sharif, demand fair investigation

Staff Report ISLAMABAD, The lawmakers in the National Assembly on Monday condemned the killing of a journalist, anchorperson Arshad Sharif and demanded for fair investigation into the incident. Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, MMAP lawmaker Salah Uddin Ayubi condemned the killing of journalist Ashrad Sharif in Kenya and condoled the bereaved family members to bear this irreparable loss. He demanded an investigation into this incident. He congratulated Ali Musa Gilani and Abul Hakim Baloch for winning by-elections Multan and  Karachi, respectively. He said that the people ofRead More

JCP recommends three names for SC judgeship

ISLAMABAD, Oct 24 (DNA): The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) onMonday approved three names of high court judges for the judgeship ofthe Supreme Court. The commission’s meeting chaired by the Chief Justice of Pakistan UmarAta Bandial was held here in Islamabad on Monday. In the meeting, the name of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice(CJ) Athar Minallah, Lahore High Court’s judge Justice Shahid Waheed,and Justice Hasan Azhar Rizvi were unanimously approved. While the JCP sitting did not make any consensus on the name of JusticeShafi Siddiqui of the Sindh HighRead More

PM in Riyadh to attend Future Investment Initiative Summit

RIYADH, Oct 24: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif  Monday arrived here on a two-day visit, mainly to attend the Future Investment Initiative Summit being held from October 25-27. The prime minister is visiting the Kingdom at the invitation of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. At the airport, Governor of Riyadh Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received the prime minister who was accompanied by a delegation comprising the federal ministers. During his stay in Riyadh, the prime minister will hold consultations with the Saudi crown prince toRead More

Argentine ambassador calls on Governor Sindh

KARACHI, Oct 24 (DNA): Ambassador of Argentina Leopoldo Franciso Sahores met Governor Kamran Khan Tessori at the Governor House here on Monday. Deputy Head of Mission Camilo Emesto Silberkasten was also present on the occasion. The governor said that Pakistan-Argentina bilateral relations span over many decades and we are keen to increase exports to Argentina while promoting trade and exchange of delegations. He further said that investment from Argentina will prove to be important in bilateral relations. The Ambassador of Argentina said that Argentina is willing to invest in variousRead More