Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

January, 2018


CJP takes yet another suo moto notice regarding Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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ISLAMABAD, JAN 31 (DNA) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Wednesday took notice of death of child maid employed by brother of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KPK) minister and called report from Inspector General Police in three days. According to press release issued here, the CJP took notice on news report aired by section of media that the young maid employed by Shoaib Ghani brother of Mustaq Ghani, Minister for Higher Education, KP had died mysteriously at hospital in Abbottabad on January 25, 2018. Taking notice of the issue, theRead More

Petrol price increased to Rs84.51 per litre

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ISLAMABAD, JAN 31 (DNA) – The Ministry of Finance on Wednesday revised prices of petroleum products, increasing the price of petrol by Rs2.98 per litre. The new prices will come into effect from February 1. After approval by the concerned authority, the new price from next month for petrol would be Rs 84.51 per litre from current price of Rs 81.53 per litre, diesel price to reach Rs 100.16 per litre from Rs 89.91 per litre, light diesel would be Rs70.09 per litre from Rs 58.37 per litre and kerosene oilRead More

Turkey warns US forces of coming face to face in northern Syria

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ANKARA, JAN 31 (DNA) – Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag on Wednesday urged Washington to pursue efforts to avoid confrontations between the countries’ troops within Ankara’s military operation against US-backed Kurdish militia in the Syrian northern district of Afrin. “Turkey and the United States, certainly, should not meet face to face [in Syria’s north.] We do everything to avoid it, however, these efforts should not come only from Turkey . The US representatives, who are located in the region, should also take efforts not to meet with Turkey,”. A Syrian national flag hangs in aRead More

Ministry of Religious Affairs requests SC to combine cases against 2018 Haj policy

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ISLAMABAD, JAN 31 (DNA) – The Ministry of Religious Affairs on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court, requesting it to combine the multiple cases it is facing regarding the 2018 Haj policy. According to sources within the ministry, it has asked the court to combine all the cases and hear them in the Islamabad High Court. The ministry is currently facing cases in the Lahore High Court and Sindh High court regarding its Haj policy. Petitions filed in both the courts had declared that the new Haj policy, which prevents individualsRead More

NAB not responsible for delay in Safe City project Karachi: Chairman NAB

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ISLAMABAD, JAN 31 (DNA) – Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal sought report from NAB Karachi regarding alleged media report of objections of NAB on Karachi Safe City Project installing cameras in Karachi city and non reply of a letter written by Sindh IT department to NAB in 2015. Chairman NAB said that no hurdles would be tolerated under Safe City Project in Karachi including installing security cameras in Karachi.  The cameras installation process should be transparent and should be in accordance with law. As per the report of NABRead More

Britain ditches America to become frontrunner of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

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MOSCOW, JAN 31 (DNA) –  The United Kingdom is going to boost trade cooperation with China after the two countries launched a joint review to identify new growth opportunities, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday. “We are determined to deepen our trade relationship even further… We’ve today launched a joint trade and investment review to identify priorities for promoting growth in goods, services and investments,” May said at a joint press conference after meeting with Chinese State Council Premier Li Keqiang. The UK prime minister, who arrived in China for a three-day visit, noted that she hadRead More