Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

November, 2017


Negotiations between govt, Faizabad protesters conclude

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ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Negotiations between a government team led by Senator Raja Zafarul Haq and the Faizabad protesters came to an end on Saturday evening. The team of protesters was headed by Pir Afzal Qadri, and the talks were at Senator Haq’s residence. The participants of the talks included Pir Golra Sharif, Pir Ijaz Sherani, Dr Shafiq Amin, Sheikh Azhar Hussain and renowned businessman Rafiq Pardesi. Roughly 2,000 protesters are demanding the resignation of Law Minister Zahid Hamid over a hastily-abandoned amendment to the Prophethood Declaration Clause in the Electoral ReformsRead More

Mufti Muneeb warns govt against cracking down on Faizabad protesters

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KARACHI, (DNA) – Renowned cleric Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman warned the government on Saturday against taking any stern action against the Tehreek-e-Labbaik protesters who have blocked the Faizabad Interchange for the last two weeks. Speaking to reporters in Karachi, the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman said he was aware of the hardships being faced by the public because of the sit-in. However, he added that the protesters’  demands were valid. “The protesters aren’t hired by a political party but are pious Muslims, who firmly believed in Khatm-e-Nabuwat (the finality of the Prophet-hood),” he said, taking a jibe at politicians. HeRead More

Indonesian ambassador says ties with Pakistan growing at fast speed

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ISLAMABAD, NOV 18 (DNA) – Ambassador of Indonesia Iwan S Amri has said relations with Pakistan were growing at a fast speed adding both countries had a strong wish and will to give new dimensions to these relations. Ambassador Amri made these remakes while speaking on the occasion of Independence Day function. Federal Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Engr. Baligur Rehman was the chief guest. Ambassador further said, the day is celebrated every year by the Indonesians as it commemorates the day, when after many years of subjugation,Read More

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has not resigned yet: sources

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ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Important development has been made regarding Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s decision of stepping down as government sources have claimed that Dar has not resigned yet. Earlier, it was declared that Ishaq Dar has decided to step down from his office owing to bad health, and Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been informed about the decision, sources revealed on Saturday. However, it had also been learnt that Ishaq Dar’s decision will only be finalized after consulting with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The finance minister, whoRead More

Pakistanis to get equal opportunity to invest in CPEC economic zones


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – The government has decided to start construction work at Gwadar Port by March 2018, and contrary to earlier reports in the media, has agreed that Chinese and Pakistani investors will get an equal opportunity to invest in economic zones that will be established along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting on the CPEC, chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, on Friday. The media reports had suggested that only Chinese investors would be accommodated in the economic zones and PakistanisRead More

Operation against religious parties’ sit-in postponed for 24 hours

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ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Federal Interior Ministry on Saturday has directed the local administration to postpone operation against religious parties, who are staging sit-in in Faizabad area, for another 24 hours. Ultimatum of Islamabad High Court (IHC) given to protesters in the federal capital belonging to Tehreek Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah and Sunni Tehreek has expired at 10:00pm on Friday after which contingents of Pakistan Rangers and Frontier Corps (FC) have been deployed at the sit-in site for operation. The administration has ordered police to remain on high-alert and some ofRead More