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Monday, October 24th, 2016

 

Tahirul Qadri decides to join PTI’s Nov 2 protest

Tahirul Qadri decides to join PTI's Nov 2 protest

In a significant development on Monday, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri accepted Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) request to take part in their November 2 ‘lockdown’ of Islamabad. Imran Khan, who spoke with Tahirul Qadri via telephone, welcomed the PAT chief’s decision to join the anti-government march planned for November 2. Awami Mulsim League chief Sheikh Raseed, who was tasked to convince Qadri over the matter, also confirmed the development, it added. “I have categorically accepted Imran Khan’s invite to take part in the sit-in,” Qadri said. The workersRead More


Murder of 3 Peshawar girls being probed as honour killing

Murder of 3 Peshawar girls being probed as honour killing

Two men have been arrested for the suspected honour killing of three women whose charred bodies were found in Peshawar a week ago. Peshawar girls, Hasan Bano and her two daughters were murdered in a suspected honour killing, police said. Bano’s husband, an actor who goes by the name ‘Disco’ and his brother, Azizullah, are prime suspects in the triple murder. The women were first covered in a blanket and strangled, then taken to Tehkal’s Chalmari Road and burned, sources said. Police investigator Riaz Khan earlier told reporters that chemicalRead More


Lal Masjid considering to support PTI sit-in

Lal Masjid considering to support PTI sit-in

The Shuhada Foundation, which manages the media affairs of Lal Masjid, is considering the option of supporting the upcoming protest by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf in Islamabad, said a statement released by the foundation on Monday. A special meeting has been convened in the coming days to discuss the possibility of collaboration with PTI, said Lal Masjid spokesperson for the Shuhada Foundation. Nawaz government has become a threat to state institutions, in such scenario it has become a duty to get rid of the Nawaz-led government, read the statement released by Lal Masjid.Read More


Ronaldo, others nominated for 2016 Ballon d’Or

Ronaldo nominated for 2016 Ballon d’Or

Real Madrid stalwarts Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero were nominated for the coveted 2016 Ballon d’Or football award, a French sports magazine announced on Monday. The magazine said that Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre Emerik Aubameyang and long-serving Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus were also nominated, reports Efe. The names of the rest of the 30 hopefuls were scheduled to be announced later. Having broken ties with the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), the guidelines of the 2016 edition of the Ballon d’Or have been simplified. TheRead More


Country put on path of progress, development: Finance Minister

Country put on path of progress, development: Finance Minister

ISLAMABAD, 24 OCT (DNA) – Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that due to the prudent economic policies of the government the country has been put on the path of progress and development. He was addressing a seminar on “Emerging Markets” in Islamabad on Monday. The Finance Minister said when the government took over in 2013, the country was facing serious challenges in different sectors including energy shortage, extremism and instable economy. Finance Minister said due to the government’s initiatives the energy shortage issue will be overcome as work onRead More


1713 dengue cases reported in Sindh

1713 dengue cases reported in Sindh

KARACHI, 24 OCT (DNA) – Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah spending his whole day on the improvement of health services in the province directed health department to take necessary measures to provide dengue kits to Tharparkar and Karachi so that it could be diagnosed and cured in time. This he said while presiding over a meeting on health services at the CM House on Monday. The meeting was attended by Minister Health Dr Sikandar Mendhro, Secretary Health Usman Chachar and other senior officers of health department. Briefing theRead More