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Sherry challenges proposed public executions

Sherry challenges proposed public executions

DNA ISLAMABAD, FEB 19: Senator Sherry Rehman, Vice President of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), on Monday strongly opposed the proposal by Jamat-e-Islami’s Senator Mushtaq Ahmed to introduce public executions for rapists through amendments to the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and Criminal Procedure Code, calling it a counter effective measure in deterring sexual crimes and urged improved prosecutions and investigations to address the matter. Speaking during a session of the Senate, she said: “The Peoples Party has always had a principled stance against the death penalty, whether public or private.Read More


Australian HC meets CM Mohsin Naqvi

Australian HC meets CM Mohsin Naqvi

Envoys calls for stronger cricketing ties Lahore, Feb /DNA/ – Australian High Commissioner Neil Hawkins, upon the invitation of Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi, watched the PSL match at Gaddafi Stadium. Mohsin Naqvi warmly welcomed the Australian High Commissioner, who congratulated him on his election as PCB Chairman Expressing his admiration for the successful conduct of PSL 9, the Australian High Commissioner stated, “The enjoyment of the match is doubled in the great atmosphere at the Gaddafi Stadium.” Mohsin Naqvi thanked the Australian High Commissioner for attending the match andRead More


Solangi urges patience as probe continues into ex-commissioner’s rigging allegations

Murtaza Solangi

ISLAMABAD, Feb 19 (APP/DNA): Caretaker Minister for Information, Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs Murtaza Solangi on Monday said a high-level investigation committee was constituted to investigate the allegations leveled by former Commissioner Rawalpindi Liaquat Ali Chatta regarding rigging in the general election. Talking to media persons after attending the meeting of Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, he urged patience as the legal process was currently underway. The people should have trust in institutions and the judicial process, he added. He remarked that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) wasRead More


MoIB halts allotment of plots to journalists

MoIB halts allotment of plots to journalists

DNA ISLAMABAD: In a recent development, on the recommendation of Grievance Redressal Committee, a body formed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to address grievances within the journalism community the MoIB put a temporary halt to the allotment process of plots to journalists. Committee has recommended that the process be suspended until the Grievance Redressal Committee finalizes its recommendations. Furthermore, the Committee recommended the Ministry that revised lists of allotment for residential plots under the quota in the Federal Government Employees Housing Scheme, Bhara kahu Green Enclave-I and Phase-IIRead More


Portuguese writer José Luis Peixoto in Pakistan

Portuguese writer José Luis Peixoto in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, FEB 19 /DNA/ – José Luis Peixoto, from Portugal, acclaimed author and poet is coming to Pakistan, this February 2024. With initiative of the Embassy of Portugal in Islamabad, and the support of the Portuguese Institute Camões, José Luis Peixoto will participate in the Literary Festival of Lahore 2024, taking place this month on Friday 23rd till Sunday 25th. In Islamabad, the author will be participating in University events with students and professors, and interacting with Pakistanis’ writers, journalists and culture related figures. José Luis Peixoto (born in 1974Read More


First Lady advocates floral art therapy

First Lady advocates floral art therapy

KARACHI, Feb 19 (APP/DNA): First Lady Samina Arif Alvi Monday emphasized that floral art transcended mere hobby status, asserting its therapeutic benefits for mental well-being. Speaking as the chief guest at an award ceremony for the Floral Art Society of Pakistan (FASP), celebrating their triumphs in the Bloom Oman competition in Muscat, Oman, she highlighted the stress-relieving and mood-enhancing qualities of gardening and floral cultivation. Addressing the gathering, the first lady underscored the collective responsibility to nurture both environment and mental health, noting that a significant portion of the country’sRead More