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Khouri greets cardinal Pizzaballa in Vatican ceremony

Khouri greets cardinal Pizzaballa in Vatican ceremony

VATICAN CITY, OCT 1 /DNA/ – Member of the PLO Executive Committee and Head of the Presidential Committee for Churches Affairs in Palestine, Dr. Rmazi Khouri led the official delegation of Palestine on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas to the elevation ceremony of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa to the rank of cardinal, in a religious ceremony presided by Pope Francis in the Vatican. Dr. Khoury joined by member of the PLO executive committee, Dr. Faisal Aranki, ambassador of Palestine to the Holy See, Mr. Issa Qassisseh,Read More


Saudi-Israel détente – at what cost?

Post-election scenario: PDM Part-II on the anvil

Analysis Ansar M Bhatti In a historic and groundbreaking development, Saudi Arabia has appointed Ambassador Nayef al-Sudairi as the Kingdom’s first-ever envoy to Palestine. Ambassador Nayef al-Sudairi wasted no time upon his arrival in Palestine, boldly affirming Saudi Arabia’s commitment to the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its rightful capital. In a series of diplomatic exchanges, Palestinian officials engaged in constructive discussions with their Saudi counterparts. As part of the Kingdom’s commitment to recognizing Israel, both sides have to reach a significant understanding. Israel willRead More


Nawaz to steer country out of crisis: Maryam

Nawaz to steer country out of crisis: Maryam

Says only anti-constitutionalists worry about Nawaz Sharif’s return Bureau Report LAHORE, Pakistan Muslim League-N’s Chief Organiser and Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz claimed on Sunday Nawaz Sharif would restore Pakistan’s economy and end terrorism after his return to the country. She expressed these views while speaking at a public rally at Shahdra. “On October 21, the people will prove that the leader is only Nawaz Sharif who is coming to take Pakistan out of crises due to his vision and passion to serve the country,” she highlighted. “The reform ofRead More


Pakistani govt launches crackdown against foreigners with expired visas

Pakistani govt launches crackdown against foreigners with expired visas

ISLAMABAD, Oct 01 (DNA): In a major move, the federal government hasannounced strict measures against foreigners whose visas have expired. Sources within the government report that authorities will take decisiveaction against those individuals whose visas have expired by October 3,causing over 6,000 foreigners to hastily leave the city of Islamabad. With the impending deadline just around the corner, sources confirmedthat further processing of visa violations will be expedited to maintainlaw and order within the capital city. The crackdown on visa violators has been prompted by a sharp increase inthe numberRead More


PMDC abolishes 20 extra marks for Hafiz-e-Quran

PMDC abolishes 20 extra marks for Hafiz-e-Quran

LAHORE, Oct 01 (DNA): The Punjab government revised its admission policyfor public sector medical and dental colleges within the province. Notably, the extra 20 marks previously granted to Hafiz-e-Qurancandidates will be removed from the merit calculation in the upcomingadmission season. As per the Punjab Health Department, this year, additional marks forHafiz -e-Quran candidates have been eliminated based on PMDC’s decision. The body took it after a six-member bench gave a verdict in this regard. The modified policy, which excludes these extra 20 marks, will apply tothis year’s admissions. Previously, 20Read More


‘Enough is enough’: Balochistan govt declares ‘all-out war’ against terrorists

‘Enough is enough’: Balochistan govt declares ‘all-out war’ against terrorists

Quetta, OCT 1: Two days after a deadly bombing in Mastung claimed over 50 lives, Caretaker Balochistan Information Minister Jan Achakzai on Sunday said “enough is enough” and declared an “all-out war” against terrorists. On Friday, a suicide bomber ripped through a procession celebrating the birth of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) on 12 Rabiul Awwal in Mastung, killing a police officer, religious leaders and children among dozens with the death toll at 59. Two days on, however, no militant group has come forward to claim responsibility for the bombing, promptingRead More