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7 killed, 42 wounded in head-on bus collision on Mehran Highway near Nawabshah

At least seven people died and 42 sustained injuries in a head-on collision between two passenger coaches on the Mehran Highway near Nawabshah in Sindh on Sunday, officials said. Benazirabad Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Mohammad Younis Chandio confirmed the death toll to Dawn.com. The injured, he said, were being treated at the People’s University of Medical and Health Sciences. According to the DIGP, the accident took place on Daur Bandhi Road a little after 4am today when two passenger buses — coming from Karachi and Peshawar — collidedRead More


hajj rituals begins

DNA MAKKAH: Hundreds of thousands of Muslims from around the globe walked solemn circles around the Kaaba, the black cube at Makkah’s Grand Mosque on Sunday to begin the biggest hajj pilgrimage in several years. Islam’s holiest site is expected to host more than two million worshippers from 160 countries during the annual rites that could break attendance records, with 1.6 million foreigners already arrived by late Friday. “This year, we will witness the largest hajj pilgrimage in history,” if things go according to plan, predicted an official with theRead More


Nawaz Sharif busy in Dubai as NA passes bill paving way for his return

LONDON/DUBAI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and the party’s Vice-President Maryam Nawaz Sharif have met members of the Dubai Royal family after reaching the Middle Eastern country a day earlier. Nawaz reached Dubai from London on Saturday afternoon while Maryam arrived with her son Junaid Safdar and other members of the family at the same time from Lahore. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif remains in London and will be returning to Pakistan shortly. The three-time prime minister is staying at the Emirates Hill residence ofRead More


Military courts case: Farogh Naseem to represent PM Shehbaz in SC

ISLAMABAD, JUN 25: In a surprise move, former law minister Barrister Dr Farogh Naseem will represent Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the Supreme Court as the top court will resume hearing pleas challenging the trials of civilians in military courts on Monday (tomorrow). A seven-member bench — headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial and comprising Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, Justice Muneeb Akhtar, Justice Yahya Afridi, Justice Ayesha Malik, and Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi — will resume hearing a set of petitions againstRead More


Condolences pour in as Romanian ambassador dies in Pakistan

Condolences pour in as Romanian ambassador Niculaie Goia dies in Pakistan ISLAMABAD, JUN 25 (DNA) — Romanian ambassador to Pakistan Nicolae Goia on Saturday breathed his last, prompting condolences from Prime Minister Shehbaz Shareef and the foreign affairs ministry. Prime Minister Shehbaz Shareef expressed deep sorrow over the death of the ambassador and said he will be remembered for his services. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mofa) spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch also condoled the passing away. Taking to Twitter, she wrote, “Deeply saddened at the passing of Romanian Ambassador to Pakistan.Read More


US envoy Donald Blome pays hectic visit to Karachi

KARACHI, JUN 25 (DNA) — In order to further strengthen Pak-US relationship, the country’s Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome, during a recent visit to Karachi, met with government officials, office-bearers of American Business Council, Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Pakistan Council on Foreign Relations and Pakistan Naval Academy. The US envoy held meetings with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, politicians, businessmen and representatives of the civil society during his stay in the port city. He also attended the function held to celebrate America’s 247th independence day.Read More