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SC Registrar’s Office raises objections to plea seeking President’s disqualification

SC Registrar’s Office raises objections to plea seeking President’s disqualification ISLAMABAD, JUN 08 (DNA) — The Registrar’s Office of the Supreme Court (SC) has raised objections to the petition filed for the disqualification of President Arif Alvi. According to the objections raised by the SC Registrar’s Office, the president cannot be made a respondent under Article 248 of the Constitution. The petition has not mentioned the question of public interest and fundamental rights. The points raised regarding the use of 184(3) are not satisfactory. The petitioner has not given theRead More

Saudi Arabia’s high-profile sports blitz is off to a mixed start

Since arriving in Saudi Arabia five months ago, soccer superstar Ronaldo has scored 14 goals in 16 games for his new club, Al Nassr. Yet, more was needed for Al Nassr to win the Saudi championship or advance in the Saudi Cup. Even so, Mr. Ronaldo’s presence has helped improve the competitive “mentality of the dressing room and the club,” according to former Singapore international Sasi Kumar. Mr. Ronaldo has also significantly enhanced Al Nassr’s following on social media. Tabloid reporting on his luxurious lifestyle, unmarried cohabitation with his partner,Read More

President urges universities to play role in preventing extremism, violence in society

ISLAMABAD, JUN 8 /DNA/ – President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday called upon the universities to play an active role in preventing intolerance, extremism, and violence in society, particularly among students, and guide them towards a positive mindset. The universities, he said, should arrange regular capacity-building training sessions for their management and faculty members to inculcate in students the ability to address extremism. Addressing the National Vice Chancellors’ Peace Conference, the President said banning the students’ unions in universities was not a solution and stressed that there was a need toRead More

‘Rejected’: PTI says Jahangir Tareen’s new party ‘not solution to Pakistan’s problems’

LAHORE, JUN 8: Minutes after the launch of a new political party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday rejected the Istihkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) launched by former PTI leader Jahangir Tareen, saying that this was not the solution to the prevailing crises in the country. “Launching new parties full of people that are coming after forced divorces is not the solution to the problems Pakistan faces,” the former ruling party said on its official Twitter handle. The PTI reiterated the need for fresh, free and fair elections, saying that the peopleRead More

African Missions, ISSI hold ‘Africa Day 2023 round table on African Continental Free Trade Area

African Missions, ISSI hold ‘Africa Day 2023 round table on African Continental Free Trade Area ISLAMABAD, JUN 8 /DNA/ – The African Missions in Pakistan, in collaboration with the Centre for Afghanistan, Middle East & Africa (CAMEA) at the Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI), organized a Round Table Discussion on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The Speakers included: Dean of African Group/Ambassador of Morocco, Mohammad Karmoune; Additional Secretary (Africa) MoFA, Mr. Javed Ahmad Umerani; Wankele Mene, Secretary General of African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) in Accra, Ghana (throughRead More

Economic Survey 2022-23: Growth rate plunges as political firefighting mars economy

ISLAMABAD, JUN 8: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Thursday took the wraps off Pakistan Economic Survey for the outgoing fiscal year 2022-23, a document that sums up the government’s performance, to the utter dismay of the country as nearly all the targets were undershot by a shocking margin with the GDP growth rate crashing to 0.3%, which can be chalked up to natural and political disasters. Finance minister presented the pre-budget document during a press conference in Islamabad. Dar’s first budget for this government’s complete fiscal year would be eagle-eyed byRead More