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Ceasefire holding in eastern DR Congo, residents say

The frontlines between government troops and M23 rebels remained calm in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday for a second day running, local residents told AFP, after a ceasefire came into force. DRC President Felix Tshisekedi attended a regional mini-summit in Luanda on Wednesday, agreeing a deal on the cessation of hostilities in DRC’s war-torn east from Friday evening. M23 rebels, who have seized swaths of territory in recent weeks, were to withdraw from “occupied zones”, failing which the East African regional force would intervene. Local people reported no signRead More

Won’t ‘wait a minute’ to dissolve assembly if Imran Khan orders, CM Punjab vows

LAHORE, NOV 27: Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervez Elahi said Sunday he won’t “wait for a minute” to dissolve the provincial assembly if PTI Chairman Imran Khan asks him to. “Imran Khan entrusted the Punjab government to [me]. We stand with those whom we support,” the chief minister — whose party, PML-Q, is an ally of the PTI — said in a video statement. The chief minister of Pakistan’s biggest province warned the Shehbaz Sharif-led coalition government in the Centre that in case PTI and its exit the country’s assemblies,Read More

Ambassador Sajjad Haider participates in Int’l Investment Forum in Mogilev City, Belarus

Mogilev City, NOV 27 /DNA/ – Ambassador Sajjad Haider Khan participated in the XIII International Investment Forum “Mill of Success” held in the city of Mogilev. The Deputy Minister of Economy of Belarus and Deputy Chairman of Mogilev Regional Executive Committee were amongst the keynote speakers. The representatives of around 15 countries, including government bodies, businesspersons, investors and members of the diplomatic corps attended the event. The Ambassador also visited the exhibition of the enterprises of Mogilev region held on the side lines of the Investment Forum. Addressing the businesspersons duringRead More

Senator Swati remanded to FIA for 2 days over ‘highly obnoxious’ tweets against military officials

ISLAMABAD, NOV 27: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) early Sunday morning arrested PTI Senator Azam Swati — the second time in less than two months — over strongly worded tweets against senior military officials. He was previously arrested by the FIA in October for a controversial tweet thought to be against the armed forces. Since he was released on bail, the senator has maintained that he was allegedly tortured in custody and has demanded the removal of two military officials, one of whom he used foul language against in his tweet yesterday. A first information (FIR)Read More

FUUAST job fair on November 29

ISLAMABAD, NOV 27 (DNA) — In order to develop linkages between industry and academia, the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) Islamabad is organizing job fair at its main campus here on Tuesday (November 29).  The university has been organizing job fairs every year to bring industry and academia together for mutual benefits, said a press statement issued by FUUAST here. The fair provides the industry an opportunity to interact and exchange experiences with faculty and students whereas on the other hand it opens avenues for studentsRead More

Imran finally calls it a day; better late than never

Analysis Ansar M Bhatti PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan announced in his public gathering on November 26 that PTI members will be resigning from all assemblies contending that there was no point in remaining part of the system that according to him had failed to dispense justice to the people of Pakistan. Let me borrow few lines from my article that published in this newspaper on November 8, 2022 titled Imran Khan needs to rise to the occasion, which reads, ‘probably, he  (Imran) wants to make aRead More