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Religious leaders urged to foster global unity and understanding at Gandhara symposium

Religious leaders urged to foster global unity and understanding at Gandhara symposium

ISLAMABAD, MAY 29 /DNA/ – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar has welcomed all the international delegates for the Symposium, “From Gandhara to the World” to Pakistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is a great honor to have such esteemed guests. I could not attend the inaugural session of the Symposium due to some pressing engagements outside Islamabad. I, therefore, requested the honourable Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony to join and welcome you in my place, and he very graciously accepted my request.Read More

PTI Spokesperson calls transfer of Iddat case to another court travesty of justice

PTI forms alliance with Sunni Council, MWM

ISLAMABAD, /DNA/ – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) strongly reacted to the reluctance of judge to pronounce the verdict in Iddat case despite completion of all proceedings of the case, calling the transfer of the case to another court instead of giving the ruling as a travesty of justice, which was unacceptable and intolerable. PTI Spokesperson said that the Iddat case was the most ridiculous, absurd and utterly disgraceful case in human history through which the entire system and philosophy of justice was being flouted. He vehemently condemned the court’s decision toRead More

IHC bars telcos from recording calls, data for surveillance

IHC bars telcos from recording calls

Judge tells AAG illegal surveillance a crime punishable by law, demands clarity on relevant law Court Reporter ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday ordered telecommunication companies to refrain from recording phone calls for surveillance purposes, warning that they would be held accountable if their equipment was used for illegal surveillance. The order came as Justice Babar Sattar of the IHC resumed hearing on a petition challenging the alleged audio leak involving former prime minister Imran Khan’s spouse, Bushra Bibi, and Najam Saqib, the son of former chief justice ofRead More

Top court comes down heavily on British HC Jane

Top court comes down heavily on British HC Jane

The British envoy has said in her speech ‘Not all parties were formally permitted to contest the elections and that legal processes were used to prevent some political leaders from participation, and to prevent the use of recognizable party symbols’ Ansar M Bhatti/DNA ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has severely criticised British High Commissioner to Pakistan Jane Marriot’s recent speech targeting the South Asian nation’s general elections in 2024, calling on the UK to learn from past mistakes and move on. In a speech during the Asma Jahangir conference last month,Read More

Pakistan formalizes diplomatic relations with Saint Lucia

Pakistan formalizes diplomatic relations with Saint Lucia

Ambassador Munir Akram says development will open up avenues for mutually-beneficial relationship in various realms Foreign Desk NEW YORK: Pakistan and Saint Lucia, a Caribbean Island country, have formalised their diplomatic relations during a simple ceremony held at the Pakistan Mission in New York on Tuesday. Ambassador Munir Akram, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations and his counterpart from Saint Lucia, Ambassador Menissa Rambally, signed the joint communiqué on behalf of their respective countries. Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Akram said he was happy to be part of theRead More

Capital calling hails reports to hike tobacco tax, illicit trade denounced

Capital calling hails reports to hike tobacco tax

ISLAMABAD, May 29 (DNA): The Islamabad-based think tank, Capital Calling has hailed the reports suggesting that the International Monitory Fund (IMF) has remained steadfast in its recommendation for uniformed tax on tobacco products in the upcoming budget regardless of their national or foreign branding. The think tank said that the reports about recommendation for over 20 percent tax raise on tobacco products were encouraging. Dr Hassan Shehzad, from International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) said that estimates show that tobacco industry can do good with 40 percent tax raise in theRead More