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Donald Trump’s Indictment: What Next?

Qamar Bashir

By: Qamar Bashir Former President Donald Trump has been charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first degree. These charges stem from an investigation into hush-money payments made to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels to cover up an alleged affair before the 2016 election. The charges, brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, allege that Trump, along with others, orchestrated a scheme to influence the election by suppressing negative information about him, thus violating election laws. Under New York state law, falsifying business records with the intentRead More


Indonesian CDA Rahmat Hindiarta discusses religious harmony at Jamia Haqqania

Indonesian CDA Rahmat Hindiarta discusses religious harmony at Jamia Haqqania

AKORA KHATTAK, JUN 1 /DNA/ – The Indonesian Chargé D’Affaires (CDA), Rahmat Hindiarta visited Jamia Dar-ul-Uloom Haqqania to meet Vice Chancellor Maulana Rashid-ul-Haq Sami along with the Haqqanian academics and students. The purpose of the visit was mainly to share Indonesia’s best experience in managing pluralism to the Jamia. Opening the session, Maulana Rashid-ul-Haq accompanied by his brother Maulana Hamid-ul-Haq Haqqani, highlighted i.a. Indonesia as an exemplary of Islam rahmatan lil ‘aalamiin. “The cleanliness and public order are part of the life in Indonesia. The Indonesian people are friendly andRead More


Serena hotels mark world bicycle day with healthy initiative

Serena hotels mark world bicycle day with healthy initiative

DNA ISLAMABAD, JUN 1: In celebration of World Bicycle Day, the Turkmenistan Embassy and Serena Hotels organized a cycling event to promote a healthy, eco-friendly lifestyle under the Sports Diplomacy initiative. The event highlighted the commitment to encourage an active lifestyle and environmental sustainability. Participants gathered at D-Chowk, where they were greeted with a lively atmosphere filled with excitement and solidarity. Along the way, participants experienced the scenic beauty of Islamabad while engaging in a healthy activity. The event was attended by the diplomatic community, corporate and media personnel andRead More


US ambassador celebrates 20 years of English Access Scholarships in Pakistan

US Ambassador Donald Blome

ISLAMABAD, JUN 1 /DNA/ – US Ambassador Donald Blome addressed the English Access community today, marking the 20th anniversary of the U.S.-English Access Scholarship program. Ambassador Blome expressed his honor in being with the teachers and alumni, celebrating two decades of fostering English language skills and cultural exchange. It is an honor to be with you all,” Ambassador Blome stated, highlighting the program’s significant impact on educational opportunities and mutual understanding. Today, we celebrate two decades of the Access Program and the remarkable achievements of alumni, students, and teachers. ThroughoutRead More


Govt can boost revenues by 40 billion with Optimized Tobacco Taxation

Govt can boost revenues by 40 billion with Optimized Tobacco Taxation

ISLAMABAD, JUN 1 /DNA/ – Health advocates have proposed a 37% increase in taxes on tobacco products in Pakistan to reduce consumption, increase revenue and bridge the gap in health costs associated with smoking. This proposed increase would translate into a substantial rise in government revenue, estimated to reach Rs 336 billion from the current Rs 240 billion. The intervention would also significantly impact health costs associated with smoking, projected to be reduced from Rs 615 billion to Rs 418.2 billion, effectively reducing the gap between revenue and health costsRead More


SC says apprehensions of political misuse dictated decision not to live-stream NAB amendments case

SC says apprehensions of political misuse dictated decision not to live-stream NAB amendments case

ISLAMABAD, JUN 1: The Supreme Court on Saturday said its decision to not live-stream the proceedings in the case of intra-court appeals (ICAs) moved by the federal government against the court’s September 15 majority judgment striking down amendments to the anti-graft laws was due to concerns about the facility being politically misused. In 2022, amendments were made to the country’s accountability laws by the then-Pakistan Democratic Movement-led government. The amendments made several changes to the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999, including reducing the term of the NAB chairman and prosecutorRead More