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Pakistan to remain in forefront to shape, realise ECO’s agenda: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD, Jan 24 (DNA): Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday said as a founding member, Pakistan had been and would remain in the forefront of shaping the ECO’s agenda as collective and coordinated efforts could realize the true potential of the region. “We have full faith in ECO’s bright future. We shall leave no stone unturned in helping ECO ensure its realization. We urge ECO member states to closely coordinate their policies to minimize adverse impact of the current global economic crisis,” the foreign minister said addressing the 26thRead More

159 outlaws involved in drugs peddling arrested

FROM QAZI SHOAIB KHAN DNA ATTOCK (JAN-24) Attock police arrested 159 outlaws involved in drugs peddling, flour smuggling, overcharging in grocery items and hording from different corners of the district. Police said that in compliance with the directives of the Deputy Commissioner Attock Dr. Hassan Waqar Cheema, 154 profiteers were taken into custody during the ongoing  crack down launched under the supervision of price magistrates against the recent wave of overcharging on edible items within the jurisdiction of six tehsils include Attock, Pindigheb, Fatehjang, Hassanabdal, Hazro and Jandin pursuance ofRead More

Hundreds protest in Afghan city against Holy Quran’s burning in Sweden

KHOST, AFGHANISTAN, Jan 24: Hundreds of Afghan men staged a protest in the eastern city of Khost on Tuesday to express anger at the burning of the Holy Quran in the Swedish capital over the weekend. Swedish-Danish far-right politician Rasmus Paludan on Saturday set fire to a copy of the Muslim holy book in front of Turkey’s embassy in Stockholm. Protests have been held since then in some Muslim countries, and on Tuesday crowds of Afghan men condemned the incident in Khost. “Death to the Swedish government, death to suchRead More

European Commission to present space defence plan in March

PARIS, Jan 24: The European Commission will present a strategy to bolster the EU’s security and defence efforts in space in March, Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton said Tuesday, with Russia’s war in Ukraine raising tensions in space. Moscow’s invasion last year led to Europe and Russia calling off their previously close cooperation in space, delaying a range of missions and affecting European efforts to launch satellites. “In the current geopolitical context, we need to enhance the Union’s strategic posture to be able to defend our interests, protect our spaceRead More

Belgium, Australia through to semifinals

Web Desk ODISHA: Belgium booked a semifinal spot in style, ending New Zealand’s dreams of a maiden last-four World Cup appearance with a 2-0 win in the second quarterfinal here on Tuesday. The defending champion stayed in control for most of the game and, despite missing quite a few shots at the goal, never appeared to be struggling. The margin, in fact, could have been much bigger had Belgium not hit wide once too often. At the other end, New Zealand managed just a couple of half-chances that never appearedRead More

Court reserves verdict on acquittal pleas of co-accused in LNG reference

ISLAMABAD, JAN 24 (DNA) — An accountability court on Tuesday reserved its judgment on the acquittal pleas of co-accused in the LNG reference against former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and others.   AC-II Judge Nasir Javed reserved the decision after listening to arguments from the respondents. At the outset of the hearing, the NAB prosecutor opposed the acquittal pleas and prayed the court to decide the matter with regard to the jurisdiction only instead of acquitting the accused.   The forum for this case would be different, he said, adding thatRead More