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Cyril Almeida admits his story was based on assumptions: FO

Pakistan rejects blame of involvement in Uri attack

ISLAMABAD, 14 OCT (DNA) – The spokesperson for the Foreign Office, Nafees Zakaria, on Friday defended the government decision to place a travel ban on a prominent journalist over an article he wrote about an alleged rift between the military and the centre by saying Cyril Almeida himself admitted that the October 6 story was based on assumptions. Speaking to media in the federal capital, Zakaria said that the government has already denied the story of Cyril Almeida since in a bid to eliminate terrorism from the country; all state institutions were working together inRead More

PM lauds economic team for putting country on path of sustainable growth

ISLAMABAD, July 01 (DNA): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appreciated Government’s economic team led by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for their tireless efforts resulting in unprecedented economic returns for the country. He applauded the economic team for achieving milestones in the economic sphere and putting the country on the path of sustainable economic growth and prosperity. In a statement, he said the country’s foreign exchange reserves have crossed 23 billion dollars, which stood at just 6.8 billion dollars in June 2013. The present highest foreign exchange reserves in Pakistan’s historyRead More

Extremist Hindu organizations involved in worsening situation: Nisar

ISLAMABAD, June 30 (DNA): Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has on Thursday said that extremist Hindu organizations were involved in worsening situation. He added that the details regarding the arrested Indian spy from Balochistan Kulbhushan Yadav have been obtained. Talking to journalists in an informal meeting in Islamabad Thursday, Chaudhry Nisar said that Tehran had provided Pakistan with details of the Kulbhushan Yadav’s aide. He told that all the details of Yadav’s stay in Iran have been received.

President of Belarus arrives in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko arrived Islamabad on Thursday on two-day state visit to Pakistan at the invitation of the President Mamnoon Hussain. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif welcomed the visiting dignitary at Nur Khan Airbase. Twenty-one gun salute was presented to the President of Belarus as his plane landed at the Airbase. Two children wearing traditional dress presented flowers to the visiting dignitary. This will be the first ever visit by a Belarusian President to Pakistan. Take a look at Alexander to pay first ever visit by aRead More

PM inaugurates renovated Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the improved services at Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad on Monday. Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman accompanied the Prime Minister. The Airport has been upgraded and renovated at a cost of 450 million rupees to provide added facilities for domestic and international passengers. The new facilities include Delta Taxi Track, Fast-Track Building, Business Class Fast-Tack and Business Class Lounge. New Taxiway will save one hundred and twenty million rupees per month for airlines. Adviser to Prime Minister on Aviation Shujaat Azeem gave detailedRead More