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Greece shipwreck: FIA forms teams in major cities to arrest traffickers as nation observes day of mourning

ISLAMABAD, JUN 19: The nation observed a day of mourning on Monday for the victims of last week’s Greece boat tragedy as the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said that it had formed teams in major cities across the country to nab traffickers. Last week, an overloaded boat — with around 750 people on board according to a European rescue support charity — sank off Greece. More than 100 people lost their lives and hundreds remain missing. At least 400 Pakistanis, 200 Egyptians and 150 Syrians, including around two dozen SyrianRead More

Xi, Blinken agree to stabilise US-China relations in Beijing talks

China and the United States agreed on Monday to stabilise their intense rivalry so it doesn’t veer into conflict but failed to produce any major breakthrough during a rare visit to Beijing by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed “progress” after shaking hands with Blinken at the Great Hall of the People, a grand venue usually reserved for greeting heads of state. The top US diplomat and Xi both stressed the importance of having a more stable relationship, as any conflict between the world’s twoRead More

Taliban’s treatment of women could be ‘gender apartheid’: UN

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 19 (APP): The plight of women and girls in Afghanistan featured prominently at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday where UN-appointed rights experts warned of systematic “gender apartheid” and “gender persecution”. Volker Turk, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, expressed similar concerns on the opening day of the Council’s summer session, adding the de facto authorities had “dismantled the most fundamental principles of human rights, particularly for women and girls”. In a joint report presented to the Council by the Special Rapporteur for Afghanistan andRead More

PM Modi’s visit to the US a dent on the US democratic values

PM Modi’s visit to the US a dent on the US democratic values, rights activists ask President Biden to Cancel Modi’s invitation over India’s Human Rights record It seems a bit ironic that President Biden, also known as the leader of free world is hosting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose democratic credentials are questionable when it comes to protecting the minority groups in India and advancing the Nazi-inspired agenda of minority genocide. Often termed as the butcher of Gujarat, Mr. Modi’s place at Biden’s dining table will only serveRead More

English translation of Diwan Abu Talib held at PAC

DNA Rawalpindi, JUN 19 /DNA/ – An English translation of Hazrat Abu Talib’s poetry collection “Diwan Abu Talib”book launching ceremony was held in Punjab Arts Council in collaboration with Central Imam Hussain Council.Diwan Abu Talib has been translated by Syed Altaf Hussain Shah, former controller of Radio Pakistan. The ceremony was presided over by prominent scholar Dr. Ghazanfar Mehdi, Chairman of the Central Imam Hussain Council, while former Chairman of the Pakistan Academy of Letters, Dr. Yusuf Kushk, attended as a special guest.Ms. Kausar Parveen performed the duties of hostRead More

Zilhaj crescent sighted in Pakistan; Eidul Azha on June 29

ISLAMABAD, Jun 19 (DNA): The crescent for the month of Zilhaj wassighted on Monday in many cities including Lahore and Islamabad of thecountry as the last month of the Islamic Calendar will start tomorrowJune 20 (Tuesday). It means the auspicious occasion of Eidul Azha will be observed inPakistan on June 29 (Thursday). Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Syed Abdul Khabir Azad announcedthe sighting of the crescent in a press conference as the Committeereceived multiple evidences for the sighting of the new crescent. Lahore Zonal Committee confirmed the sighting of the moon.Read More