Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Friday, January 12th, 2018


Indian army steps up China border patrols to handle ‘assertiveness’


NEW DELHI, JAN 12 (DNA) – India will handle China s growing assertiveness and has stepped up patrols on their disputed border to head off more standoffs, the country s top army officer declared Friday. The nuclear-armed neighbours have in the past gone to war over their border and last year were involved in a showdown over a Himalayan plateau claimed by China and Bhutan which is an ally of India. “We understand China is a powerful country but we are not a weak nation,” Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat toldRead More

Supreme court judges in India make rift with chief justice public


NEW DELHI, JAN 12 (DNA) – Four Indian Supreme Court judges took the unprecedented step of publicly criticising the chief justice on Friday, warning a lack of impartiality could imperil the world s largest democracy. The judges said they were making their disagreement with Chief Justice Dipak Misra public after private talks failed to address what they said were serious problems with the running of India s highest court. They gave no specific details at a hastily arranged press conference. But in a letter released to the media they said the criticismsRead More

ECP cancels enlistment of 284 political parties in pursuance of Election Act 2017


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) cancelled the enlistment of 284 political parties for the 2018 general elections from across the country, the body said in its recent notification. The action was taken in pursuance of the Section 202(5) of Election Act 2017. Under Section 202(5), the de-listed political parties were asked to submit a list of two thousand registered members along with their signatures or thumb impressions as well as photocopies of ID cards till December 2, 2017. These political parties were also told to submitRead More

Important link to catch culprit in Zainab rape case found, claims Punjab govt


LAHORE, JAN 12  (DNA) – The Punjab government found important link to catch the culprit in rape and murder case of the 7-year-old Zainab, a spokesperson revealed on Friday. Talking to media, Ahmed Khan assured that the government of Punjab will soon hold the rapist accountable and punish him for the henious crime. He told that the law enforcement officials have received forensic reports of the 7-year-old which will help them locate the murderer. “The murderer will soon be arrested,” he assured. Khan admitted that their government is yet toRead More

2-day Int. Conference on Makli site to be held on Jan 13


BY,  Nazir Siyal KARACHI/MAKLI, JAN 12 (DNA) –  Sindh government authorities have declared that Rs 50 million expenditures will be occurred on two days “1st International Conference on Makli” at historical graveyard site of Makli Thatta distinct on 13 and 14th January 2018. Talking to DNA, Planning and development head of concern department government of Sindh has stated that there is no rumors of over expenditures Rs 500 million on two day International Conference in Thatta, we are trying to preserve, protect and promote the heritage sites in Sindh, soRead More

Indonesian President, Joko Widodo to address joint sitting of parliament on Jan 26th

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, center, delivers his State of The Nation address ahead of the country's Independence Day at the parliament building in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Indonesia president has vowed a fairer distribution of the nation's wealth and a renewed commitment  to protecting diversity after tense months in which the country's reputation for tolerance was undermined by religious tensions and attacks on minorities. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

ISLAMABAD, JAN 12 (DNA) – The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo will address the Joint Sitting of the Parliament (Majlis -e-Shoora) on Friday 26th January, 2018. Joko Widodo will be the 17th Foreign Dignitary who addresses National Assembly/ Senate/ Joint Sitting of the Parliament/Constitutional Assembly of Pakistan. The Foreign Dignitary who had addressed National Assembly/ Senate/ Joint Sitting Constitutional/ Assembly of Pakistan includes Shahanshah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, President of Philippines Mr. Diodas Macapagal, President of Indonesia Dr Ahmed Soekarno, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mrs.Read More