Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

August, 2017


Aviation advisor directs to stregethen security and vigilance of airports

ISLAMABAD, AUG 31: Adviser to PM on Aviation, Sardar Mehtab Khan calls on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, on Thursday.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, AUG 31 (DNA) – Advisor to PM on Aviation Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan on Thursday chaired a high level meeting regarding the security and vigilance of airports and the Pakistan International Airlines. The meeting reviewed the security situation and vigilance of airports and discussed various issues and measures for improving the performance of these departments, and the issues and problems faced during the vigilance. They discussed the security and vigilance process and reviewed the progress on implementation of the previous decisions and also determined the future course of action.Read More

Marvi Memon represents Pakistan in leadership program in Austria


VIENNA, AUG 31 (DNA) – Minister of State and chairperson BISP Marvi Memon has been chosen to represent Pakistan in Austrian Leadership Program (ALP) 2017, organised by the Austrian government for the potential leaders of the world. Ms. Memon participated in the 7th edition of ALPs in Vienna, which is being attended by representatives from Pakistan, India, USA, Argentina, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Colombia, Ecuador, Georgia, Iran, Macedonia, Mozambique, South Africa, Serbia, Nigeria and Uzbekistan. Austrian Leadership Programs (ALPS) brings leaders from around the globe to establish a strong long-term networkRead More

Hajj sermon calls for unity and compassion among Muslim world


MECCA, AUG 31 (DNA) – As more than two million Muslims gathered to perform Hajj, Sheikh Saad bin Nasser Al Shathri, who is a member of Council of Senior Scholars and an advisor to the Saudi Royal Court, delivered Khutba-e-Hajj at Masjid-e-Nimra on the Arafat Day. The top Saudi cleric pleaded with the Muslim community around the world to: not persecute each other, rebuff divisions based on regional politics, fulfill the responsibility of uniting Muslim Ummah through sagacious use of social media, avoid plunging into sectarian chasms, and fear AllahRead More

ECP summons Nawaz Sharif on September 13


ISLAMABAD, AUG 31 (DNA) – Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) summoned sacked premier Nawaz Sharif on September 13 regarding a petition to ban ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). ECP has asked the ex-PM to either give an appearance at their Islamabad office on the due date or submit their response on the matter through a lawyer. ECP issued the summon along with these directions on Thursday. The petition to ban PML-N was submitted by advocate Abdul Wahid after Supreme Court ousted Nawaz Sharif in Panama case verdict. The petitioner alsoRead More

Nawaz Sharif meets wife Kulsoom upon London arrival


LONDON, AUG 31 (DNA) – Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday met his ailing wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz in a London hospital where she is being treated for throat cancer. Sharif reached London on Thursday morning to meet his wife who is suffering from throat cancer. He also met the doctors who assured him that her wife s disease is curable but will require her to stay in the hospital for the next few weeks. Earlier, Begum Kalsoom Nawaz was diagnosed with throat cancer on August 22 after she wentRead More

Petrol price goes up by Rs2 per litre


ISLAMABAD, AUG 31 (DNA) – Federal government increased petrol price by Rs 2 per litre which will be implemented from September 1, one day before Eid-ul-Adha. Ministry of Finance gave formal approval to the recommendations forwarded by Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA). Petrol will now be sold at Rs. 71.50/litre after approval of Rs2/litre rise. Government has decided to retain the petroleum prices of some products including diesel, kerosene oil, and light diesel. The new prices will be updated from September 1, at 12 am midnight. According to OGRA’s summary,Read More