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Russia election to tighten Putin’s grip, opponents stage protest

President Vladimir Putin

Russia’s election comes at what Western spy chiefs say is a crossroads for the Ukraine war and the wider West News Desk MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin is poised to tighten his grip on power on Sunday in a Russian election that is certain to deliver him a landslide victory, though thousands of opponents staged a symbolic noon protest at polling stations. Putin, who rose to power in 1999, is set to win a new six-year term that would enable him to overtake Josef Stalin and become Russia’s longest-serving leader forRead More

Country’s future links with well educated youth: PM

Shehbaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD, /DNA/ – Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday said that the country’s future hinged upon well educated and skilled youth of the country and for the provision of quality education, the federal government would facilitate the high achievers with scholarship schemes to get education in the well reputed global educational institutes. The prime minister expressed these views during a meeting with Ikramullah, a student from Balochistan province, who is now studying in the 9th class at Lawrence College Murree. Under the prime minister’s direction, the student from 2022Read More

CM Maryam announces three months remission in punishment of prisoners


LAHORE, MAR 17: /DNA/ – Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz has announced three months remission in the punishment of prisoners and release of 155 prisoners across the province. CM while addressing the iftar dinner ceremony organised in the Kot Lakhpat Jail stated that 155 prisoners are being released after paying a diyat amount of rupees 15 crore with the collaboration of philanthropists. A video call facility will be provided in all the jails of Punjab very soon. CM stated that she herself remembered the time spent during her period of imprisonmentRead More

PM sends Air Chief Zaheer Babar’s extension summary to president

Air Chief Zaheer Babar

ISLAMABAD, MAR 17: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif submitted on Sunday summary to President Asif Ali Zardari, proposing the extension of Pakistan’s Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar Sidhu’s tenure by one year. The tenure of Air Chief Marshal Sidhu, the four-star officer and 16th Chief of Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), was slated to end on Saturday, with his retirement scheduled for March 18. Assuming command on March 19, 2021, from his predecessor ACM Mujahid Anwar Khan, Air Chief Marshal Sidhu has exhibited exemplary leadership during hisRead More

Attack on Mir Ali Check Post: Enemy will face a strong response: Mohsin Naqvi

Attack on Mir Ali Check Post: Enemy will face a strong response: Mohsin Naqvi

Lahore, MAR 17 /DNA/ – Federal Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi has strongly condemned the attack on Mir Ali Check Post, stating that the nation assures that such a cowardly act will be dealt with a strong response that the enemy will remember forever. Federal Minister For Interior Mohsin Naqvi said that  now is not the time for the enemy to attack and for us to only condemn silently.  Federal Minister  Mohsin Naqvi said that the way the enemy is attacking, a strong response will be given. The entire nation isRead More

Islamabad United down Peshawar Zalmi to set up PSL 9 final with Multan Sultans

Imad Wasim

KARACHI, MAR 17: Imad Wasim and Haider Ali starred as Islamabad United beat Peshawar Zalmi by five wickets in the Eliminator 2 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season at Karachi’s National Bank Cricket Arena. This is United’s first PSL final since 2018 and they will face Multan Sultans on March 18 at the same venue. The chase started with Zalmi’s spinners dominating with early dismissals. Saim Ayub had the better of Alex Hales (1) while he cleaned up Salman Ali Agha (5) in his following over. Emerging left-arm spinnerRead More