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When there is no rule of law

Qamar Bashir

By: Qamar Bashir Pakistan’s ranking on the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index was 129th out of 140 countries, placing it among nations like Myanmar and Sudan, where the rule of law is severely compromised​​. The absence of rule of law creates a society marked by instability, injustice, and suffering. It undermines social cohesion, economic development, and human rights, leading to a deteriorating quality of life and widespread despair. The rule of law is essential for creating a stable, just, and prosperous society where individuals can thrive and communitiesRead More

Independence Day of Azerbaijan


DNA ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Coordinator on Climate Change, Romina Khurshid Alam, Ambassador of Azerbaijan Khazar Farhadov and others cutting cake to celebrate the Independence Day of Azerbaijan.

IHC summons ISI, MI, IB officials on May 29


Court Reporter ISLAMABAD, MAY 24 /DNA/ – Islamabad High Court (IHC) senior puisne judge Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani on Friday summoned officials from the country’s intelligence agencies and the defence and interior ministries in a case about the recovery of missing Kashmiri poet Ahmed Farhad Shah. The judge summoned the sector commanders of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI), the director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar and the defence and interior secretaries in the next hearing on May 29. The development cameRead More

Gaza faces rising disease, aid shortage

Over 80 dead as Israel strikes UN-run school in Gaza's refugee camp

UNITED NATIONS, MAY 24 (DNA) — Living conditions in Gaza continue to worsen, with reports of an increase in diarrhea and suspected cases of Hepatitis-A, UN humanitarian officials warned Thursday. The UN agency assisting Palestine refugees (UNRWA) is continuing to provide healthcare as best it can but overcrowded shelters and limited sanitation services, coupled with forced displacement, are posing severe health risks, the agency said in a post on X. Furthermore, safe water is unaffordable for many, and people are resorting to burning trash to cook with, the UN Office for CoordinationRead More

Punjab govt to provide information for CCP’s investigation into deceptive housing schemes

ISLAMABAD, MAY 24, /DNA/ – The Punjab Government will provide updated information about the housing schemes in Punjab to the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) to facilitate its ongoing investigation against housing schemes engaged in deceptive marketing practices. This decision was taken in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Secretary Housing, Urban Development & Public Health Engineering Department, Government of Punjab, Capt. (Retd.) Asad Ullah Khan. The meeting was attended by CCP Member Office of Fair Trade Saeed Ahmad Nawaz, Secretary LG&CD, Shakeel Ahmad Mian, DG Lahore Development AuthorityRead More

Special Event at ISSI to celebrate “Africa Day 2024”

Special Event at ISSI to celebrate “Africa Day 2024”

ISLAMABAD, MAY 24 /DNA/ – The Centre for Afghanistan, Middle East & Africa (CAMEA) at the Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI) organized a special event to celebrate “Africa Day 2024.” The theme was “Pakistan’s Contribution to Peace, Security, and Prosperity in Africa.” The Speakers included:  Director General ISSI Ambassador Sohail Mahmood; Dean of African Corps/Ambassador of Morocco, Mohammad Karmoune; Additional Secretary (Africa), Mr. Shehryar Akbar Khan; Sector Commander West MINUSCA, Central African Republic (CAR), Brig. Fahad Ayub; President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI), Mr. Saqib Rafiq; Senior ResearchRead More