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Russia says it will ignore media lobbying for release of arrested US reporter

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told journalists on Wednesday that Moscow would ignore a letter from media organisations urging the release of a U.S. reporter accused of espionage, saying it was hypocritical.

Qatar, Pakistan agree on exploring new avenues for cooperation

ISLAMABAD, APR 5 /DNA/ – Ambassador of Qatar to Pakistan Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani held a meeting with Chairman Senate, Sadiq Sanjrani at the Parliament House in Islamabad on Wednesday. The meeting was aimed at discussing the strengthening of bilateral relations between Qatar and Pakistan, and exploring new avenues for cooperation in various fields of mutual interest. The Qatari Ambassador delivered a letter of appreciation to Chairman Senate, expressing gratitude on behalf of Hassan bin Abdulla AI-Ghanim, Speaker of the Shura Council of the State of Qatar, for theRead More

President calls for creating specific jobs for differently-abled people

ISLAMABAD, APR 05 (DNA) — President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi has called for the creation of specific jobs for differently-abled people (DAPs) to make them financially independent.  He emphasised that DAPs needed to be trained and well-equipped with specific skill sets to make them useful and productive citizens of the country. The President gave these remarks during a meeting with the Vice Chairman of Pakistan Foundation Fighting Blindness (PFFB), Dr Anis-ur-Rehman, at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Wednesday. During the meeting, the President said that society should not neglect DAPs, adding that it wasRead More

‘National dialogue only way forward to end crises in country’, says Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD, Apr 5 (APP): Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Prof. Ahsan Iqbal Wednesday stressed that the national dialogue among political forces is the only way forward to steer the country out of the current political and economic crises. Talking to a private news channel, he said that the “bold and right decisions” are the need of the hour to stabilize the country, adding, nobody would accept selective justice through such Supreme Court decisions. “We truly believed that social justice and supremacy of law is imperative for progress andRead More

After SC ruling, ECP announces polls in Punjab on May 14

ISLAMABAD: Amid controversy over the Supreme Court ruling that declared the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) order to postpone elections in Punjab as “unconstitutional”, the electoral body on Wednesday announced the holding of polls on May 14 as directed by the top court. The ECP took the decision in an emergency meeting held today for consultations on the SC verdict. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja chaired the session. After SC ruling, ECP announces polls in Punjab on May 14 SC orders polling in Punjab on May 14 TheRead More

PM condemns Israeli attack on Palestinian worshippers

ISLAMABAD, Apr 5 (DNA): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday strongly condemned Israeli police raids at Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. “I strongly condemn Israeli police attack on Palestinian worshippers in Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem,” he said in a tweet. He said the brutal attack was a violation of the sanctity of the holy month of Ramazan. “Impunity granted to Israel has emboldened Tel Aviv to violate basic human rights with abandon,” he added.