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Pakistan commends Norway’s recognition of Palestine as a sovereign state: PM

Pakistan commends Norway's recognition of Palestine as a sovereign state: PM

ISLAMABAD, MAY 26 /DNA/ – Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif had a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of Norway, Jonas Gahr Store, earlier today and conveyed his deep appreciation for Norway’s landmark decision to recognize the State of Palestine. He said that this principled decision by Norway would send a strong message of hope and solidarity to the brave Palestinian people who have been enduring Israel’s brutality and suffering over seventy five years of occupation and oppression. He also welcomed the ICJ’s recent ruling regarding Rafah & Gaza andRead More


Australian team reaches Pakistan ahead of volleyball series

Australian team reaches Pakistan ahead of volleyball series

AFZAL JAVED ISLAMABAD: The strong Australian volleyball squad arrived in Islamabad on Sunday ahead of a three-match volleyball series against the Green shirts as Aussies will be in action for the first time in the history of Pakistan organised by Pakistan Volleyball Federation (PVF) on the request of Australian Volleyball Federation. The visiting team received a warm welcome on the arrival at Islamabad International Airport by the officials of Pakistan Volleyball Federation, Australia will take part in the practice session on May 27 (Monday) followed by the pre-event press conferenceRead More


Hike in Tobacco Taxes for FY-2024-25 demanded to save lives, strengthen economy

Hike in Tobacco Taxes for FY-2024-25 demanded to save lives, strengthen economy

ISLAMABAD, May 26 (DNA): Speakers of the police dialogue on tobacco taxation to highlight the contribution of the tobacco industry to Pakistan’s economy and the health cost burden due to tobacco use organized by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC) have called for immediate increase in tobacco taxation for the fiscal year 2024-25 terming it in larger interest of country and its people. Speaking on the occasion, former caretaker information minister Murtaza Solangi said that low cigarettes prices were the reason why children andRead More


Hamas armed wing says fired ‘large rocket barrage’ at Tel Aviv

Hamas armed wing says fired 'large rocket barrage' at Tel Aviv

GAZA, MAY 26: Hamas armed wing al-Qassam Brigades said it launched a “big missile” attack on Tel Aviv on Sunday as the Israeli military sounded sirens in the central city warning of possible incoming rockets. In a statement on its Telegram channel on Sunday, al-Qassam Brigades said the rockets were launched in response to what it called “Zionist massacres against civilians”. Hamas Al-Aqsa TV said the rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip. Rocket sirens had not been heard in Tel Aviv for the past four months. The reason forRead More


A Booming Stock Exchange: A Real Head-Scratcher

Qamar Bashir

By Qamar Bashir Bulls have continued their stampede at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) since the start of 2024, reaching a new milestone of 75,983 points on May 26. The market has been rising steadily, breaching psychological and physical barriers almost daily. This boom is causing even the most seasoned economic experts to scratch their heads in bewilderment and amazement. Despite sluggish economic indicators, dismal performance in agriculture, services, SMEs, and large-scale manufacturing, as well as a highly toxic political, law and order, and security situation, the PSX continues toRead More


COAS Asim Munir affirms strong Pakistan-Iran ties amid tragic loss of Iranian leaders

COAS Asim Munir affirms strong Pakistan-Iran ties amid tragic loss of Iranian leaders

ISLAMABAD, MAY 26 /DNA/ – General Syed Asim Munir, NI (M), COAS Pakistan Army had a telephonic call with Major General Mohammad Bagheri, Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces and extended deep condolences over the sad and unfortunate incident of helicopter crash on 19 May 2024 which led to demise of President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minster Amir Abdollahain and other important officials. COAS expressed that Late President Ebrahim Raisi and Late Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian were exceptional leaders and true friends of Pakistan. COAS highlighted that loss ofRead More