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Amid Gaza crisis a disturbing humanitarian scandal on horizon

Reports indicate that self-proclaimed ‘muftis’ in Pakistan, some based in Islamabad, have initiated public appeals urging individuals to adopt orphaned children from Gaza. These individuals have even established WhatsApp groups to solicit consent from potential adoptive parents Ansar M Bhatti ISLAMABAD: In the midst of the Gaza crisis, a disturbing scandal has emerged in Pakistan, particularly in Islamabad. Certain unscrupulous individuals are exploiting the tragedy in Gaza for their own selfish gain. Reports indicate that self-proclaimed ‘muftis’ in Pakistan, some based in Islamabad, have initiated public appeals urging individuals toRead More

China deeply concerned about Iran-Israel situation, calls for restraint

China deeply concerned about Iran-Israel situation

BEIJING, APR 14 (APP/DNA): China is deeply concerned about the current escalation of the Iran-Israel situation and calls on relevant parties to remain calm and exercise restraint to avoid further escalation of tensions, the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson said on Sunday. China expresses deep concern over the current escalation and calls on relevant parties to exercise calm and restraint to prevent further escalations, the spokesperson said in a statement in response to a question about the Iran-Israel conflict. The spokesperson said that the ongoing situation is the latest spillover ofRead More

Nation delivered ‘regret-inducing’ slap across enemy’s face: Iran parl. speaker

Nation delivered ‘regret-inducing’ slap across enemy’s face: Iran parl. speaker

TEHRAN, APR 14: Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf says Iran slapped Israel in the face with its retaliatory operation, hailing the attack as a “deterrence and regret-inducing” response to the usurping regime’s acts of aggression. Qalibaf made the remarks during an open parliamentary session in Tehran on Sunday after Iranian Armed forces launched hundreds of missiles and drones at military bases in the occupied territories in retaliation for Israel’s April 1 terrorist strike on the Islamic Republic’s diplomatic mission in Syria. “The slap of the Iranian people in the faceRead More

Iran says retaliation ‘concluded,’ warns Israel not to respond


TEHRAN, APR 14 (AFP/APP/DNA): Iran on Sunday urged Israel not to retaliate militarily to the attack, which Tehran presented as a justified response to a strike that destroyed its consulate building in Damascus earlier this month. “The matter can be deemed concluded,” Iran’s mission to the United Nations said in a post on X just a few hours after the start of the operation late Saturday. “However, should the Israeli regime make another mistake, Iran’s response will be considerably more severe,” the Iranian mission warned. Late Saturday, Iran’s Revolutionary GuardsRead More

Bahawalnagar incident, a PR Success, or…

Qamar Bashir

By: Qamar Bashir Let’s explore why the Bahawalnagar incident should have been contained within social media. The posts, including footage, views, analysis, and commentary shared by social media activists regarding the incident, were initially perceived with skepticism by viewers due to their informal nature and the general lack of credibility and authenticity associated with social media content. However, when official media managers injected this incident into traditional media, they inadvertently lent credibility and authenticity to these potentially concocted social media posts by associating them with the more trusted and establishedRead More

CM Punjab Maryam Nawaz Sharif’s Message on ‘Besakhi’

PODA greets Maryam Nawaz on her groundbreaking role and commitment to women's rights

Lahore, APR 14 /DNA/ – “‘Besakhi’ is the hallmark of Punjab’s unique culture,” said Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz Sharif in her message on Besakhi. She added,”Besakhi is a festival full of happiness, I congratulate all brothers and sisters on this blissful occasion.” Madam Chief Minister also offered greetings to the Sikh brothers and sisters who have come here to celebrate this festival. Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif said,”I am a proud Punjabi after my identity as a Pakistani first. Punjab lives in my heart.” She added,”Every person of myRead More