Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

April, 2017


Government decides to keep petroleum prices unchanged


ISLAMABAD, APR 30, (DNA) – The government has decided to keep petroleum product prices unchanged for May with an aim to boost revenue collection. In a statement today (Sunday), the Ministry of Finance confirmed there will be no change in the prices of petroleum products. The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) had proposed a cut in motor gasoline, high speed diesel and hike in kerosene and light diesel prices. The national exchequer is expected to earn within the range of Rs 2 billion to Rs 3 billion from theRead More

Dar, Nisar leave with PM’s message: Confrontation unnecessary


RAIWIND, APR 30, (DNA) – The high-level meeting at Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s residence in Jati Umra has ended and PM’ message to his team is that there should be no confrontation between the institutions. PM had called a meeting of senior party leaders including Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Principal Secretary to PM Fawad Hassan Fawad, Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz Sharif. The meeting had been called in view of a tweet by Director General (DG) ofRead More

4th Serena Hotels Polo Cup 2017 concludes


ISLAMABAD, APR 30 (DNA) – The grand finale of the Serena Hotels Polo Cup 2017 drew an audience of more than 500 guests who thronged to the Islamabad Club Polo Ground for the exciting match between ASEAN RED and President Body Guard. Members of the diplomatic corps, government officials, heads of corporations and dignitaries, were delighted to attend the annual Polo Cup for the fourth consecutive year. The five-day tournament began with preliminary matches between PGB Kalabagh 4, Habib Metro Lions. The event was sponsored by Serena Hotels under theRead More

General Qamar Javed Bajwa visits Line of Control at Haji Pir Sector


HAJI PIR, APR 30, (DNA) – General Qamar Javed Bajwa,Chief of Army Staff( COAS visited Line of Control(LOC) at Haji Pir Sector. He was briefed on situation along LOC, Cease Fire Violatons and operational readiness of the formation. COAS appreciated the operational preparedness and high morale of troops. He said that Indian aggression and frustration vents at the people of IOK and Pakistani villages along LOC / Working Boundary, but we must keep our response purely in military domain in accordance with our values. The violence perpetuated by Indian ForcesRead More

Govt decides to extend Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest


LAHORE, APR 30, (DNA) – The government has decided to extend house arrest of Jamaat-ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, Abdullah, Zaffar Iqbal, Abdul Rehman and Kashif Niazi for another three months. Punjab government spokesperson Malik Ahmed Khan confirmed that a formal notification in this regard is expected to be issued within next few days. Punjab home department sources revealed that the decision was taken in a meeting attended by provincial law minister, Punjab chief secretary, home secretary Maj (r) Azam Suleman and officials of law enforcement agencies. A meeting in thisRead More

Army “rejects” PM’s notification on Dawn Leaks


RAWALPINDI, APR 29, (DNA) – Notification on Dawn Leak is incomplete and not in line with recommendations by the Inquiry Board. Notification is rejected.