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Irfan Qadir advocates accountability for all

LAHORE, Jun 17 (DNA): Prime Minister’s Coordinator on AccountabilityIrfan Qadir says no immunity should be accepted on corruption chargesagainst the judges and they should be proceeded against swiftly. Addressing a news conference, Mr Qadir said the National AccountabilityBureau (NAB) had been holding politicians and the bureaucratsaccountable. However, some judges had influenced the bureau in theirfavour. He said self-accountability process was going on in thejudiciary. “Politicians” accountability is not done by politicians, he said, but byother independent institutes. “The judiciary has been adopting theprocess of self-accountability and if we follow suit,Read More

Air strikes hit Sudanese capital, killing 17

Air strikes killed civilians and pummeled multiple parts of the Sudanese capital on Saturday, residents said, as mediators pushed the warring factions towards a new ceasefire. Fighting between the Sudanese army and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) is entering its third month with neither side gaining a clear advantage. The war has displaced 2.2 million Sudanese and killed hundreds, and has sent the war-weary Darfur region into a “humanitarian calamity”, the United Nations has said. The army has the advantage of air power in Khartoum and its neighbouring cities OmdurmanRead More

At least 10 dead, 25 injured in bus accident on Islamabad-Lahore motorway: Rescue 1122

At least 10 people died and 25 sustained injuries in a bus accident on the Islamabad-Lahore motorway near Kallar Kahar in Punjab on Saturday, according to rescue and police officials. Rescue 1122 spokesperson Farooq Ahmed confirmed the toll to, adding that it could further increase. Separately, the National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) said in a statement that according to preliminary reports, the accident occurred at Kallar Kahar due to brake failure with a bus going to Lahore from Islamabad. It added that the injured were being moved toRead More

V𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐬 u𝐫𝐠𝐞 g𝐨𝐯t 𝐭𝐨 i𝐧𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 b𝐮𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 h𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

DNA Islamabad, Jun 17: The Vice Chancellors of public sector universities have urged the Federal and Provincial governments to enhance the recurring budget for universities. They have shown serious concern over almost zero increase in the recurring budget for higher education sector as compared to the last year. The Vice Chancellors and Rectors of public universities, who joined an online meeting from across the country on Saturday, emphasized that the financial problems of universities will further aggravate owing to increase in student enrolment and swiftly rising inflation. They stressed that it is almost impossibleRead More

FM Bilawal addresses PPP rally in Khwazakhela, Swat

Chairman FM Bilawal addresses PPP rally in Khwazakhela, Swat Islamabad, JUN 17 /DNA/ – Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that it is a matter of great pride that he is standing in the valley of Swat and raising the slogan of ‘Jeay Bhutto’, especially with Dr. Haider Ali joining the Pakistan Peoples Party.  In the past four years, it is unfortunate that neither the PTI nor the government had the space for people who wanted to see their land, Swat prosper. In contrast, those whoRead More

Aitzaz Ahsan challenges military court trials of civilians in SC

ISLAMABAD, Jun 17 (DNA): Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan in a petition in theSupreme Court of Pakistan has challenged trials of civilians in militarycourts seeking the court to declare them unconstitutional. Salman Akram Raja advocate has filed petition on behalf of seasonedlawyer Aitzaz Ahsan. Aitzaz Ahsan has petitioned to the apex court to declare the federalgovernment’s decision to conduct trials in military court as null andvoid. “The federal government has rubber stamped the corps commanders’decision of conducting trials in the military court,” text of thepetition read. “The decision of holding military courtRead More