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Upon release from Adiala Jail, Qureshi says will meet PTI chief tomorrow and seek guidance

LAHORE, JUN 6: Upon release from the Adiala Jail after almost a month of incarceration, PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said that he would meet party chief Imran Khan tomorrow (Wednesday) and share his analysis of the current political situation in the country. Qureshi was arrested last month by the Islamabad police on multiple charges, including “inciting violent protests”, following PTI chief Imran Khan’s arrest in the Al-Qadir Trust case on May 9. On May 18, the Islamabad High Court had ordered the former foreign minister’s release.Read More

Effective mechanism needs to be setup to tackle cases of early marriages

DNA Rawalpindi, JUN 6: The participants of an awareness-raising session organized by PODA recommended that instead of leaving gaps which facilitate cases of early marriages, an effective mechanism needs to be setup between local courts and police stations to tackle cases of early marriages saving the under-age girls according to the Child Marriage Restraint Act 2015. They appreciated PODA’s stance to raise minimum age of marriage of girls from 16 to 18 years in Punjab to safeguard the vulnerable girls. In the perspective of its project “Reducing Early Marriages toRead More

Russian cargo likely to reach Pakistan on June 11

ISLAMABAD, JUN 6: A Russian cargo vessel carrying 100,000 tonnes of crude oil is behind schedule and is now expected to reach the Omani port of Duqm on June 7, a senior official told on Monday. The oil will be transported to Pakistan via smaller ships from the Omani port, which will take around two weeks to reach Port Qasim in Karachi, the official added. Pakistan was initially expecting the vessel from Russia to arrive in Oman on May 27-28. “The vessel, which was loaded with Ural crude on AprilRead More

SC lawyer Abdul Razzaq Shar killed in Quetta drive-by shooting

Quetta, JUN 6: Senior Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Abdul Razzaq Shar was shot dead by armed motorcyclists in a drive-by shooting on Quetta’s Airport Road on Tuesday, police said. Jamil Shaheed Station House Officer (SHO) Gul Muhammad, while confirming the incident, told that Shar was on his way to the Balochistan High Court (BHC) when he was targetted by unidentified persons on three motorcycles. “According to eyewitnesses, he was travelling in his relative’s vehicle,” the official said. The lawyer was immediately rushed to the Quetta Civil Hospital, however, heRead More

Ethiopia, Pakistan agree on bolstering cooperation

Ethiopia, Pakistan agree on bolstering cooperation DNA ISLAMABAD, JUN 6: The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Tuesday agreed to enhance parliamentary cooperation through exchange of delegations between the two countries in future. This was agreed during a meeting between Jemal Beker Abdula, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the FDRE to Pakistan and Senator Saleem Mandviwalla, Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue. Both the dignitaries discussed matters of mutual interest including bilateral and multilateral cooperation between the two countries in variousRead More

HEC wins 118 medals in national games 2023  

Islamabad, JUN 6 /DNA/ – The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan has won as many as 118 medals, including eight gold, 17 silver, and 93 bronze medals, in the National Games Quetta 2023. President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi conferred HEC with the ‘Best Turnout Trophy’ for being an extraordinary contingent of the National Games.  HEC players competed in individual as well as team events participated by 14 units hailing from Pakistan Army, WAPDA, Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Air Force, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Railways, Balochistan, Police, Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir. In his address, Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed said this remarkable achievement ofRead More