Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

April, 2018


Pakistan-China Institute celebrates UN-Chinese Language Day


ISLAMABAD, APR 20 (DNA) – Ambassador of People’s Republic of China, Mr Yao Jing, speaking at the event “UN-Chinese Language Day” as the chief guest, said the promotion of Chinese language in Pakistan is the new stage of cooperation between the two countries, since language is the most important means for communication, cooperation and connectivity. He stressed that the two countries are working together to promote people- to-people connectivity between the two countries by establishing study centers. “In China, there are 8 universities working to promote the Urdu language and12Read More

CJP Nisar ‘salutes’ KP police chief over swift compliance


PESHAWAR, APR 20 (DNA) – Inspector General Police, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,  Salahuddin Mehsud on Friday received praises from Pakistan’s top court over his speedy action on the court orders regarding withdrawal of security from influential individuals not entitled to official security As a bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took up a case pertaining to the security provided to individuals in the K-P at Peshawar’s registry, the IG presented a report following the orders of the court. On Thursday, the chief justice ordered Mehsud andRead More

SC registrar returns petition against ex-army chief Parvez Kayani in ‘medical scam’


ISLAMABAD, APR 20 (DNA) – : The Supreme Court has sent back a constitutional petition against former army chief Gen (retd) Ashfaq Parvez Kayani over his alleged involvement in a medical scam. Gen (retd) Kayani is accused of disbanding a legally established Armed Forces Medical Store Depot, as well as, manufacturing, supplying and procuring substandard and spurious medicines. Recently, a former military officer Lt Col (retd) Inamul Rahiem moved a petition under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution, requesting the Supreme Court to issue directives for a complete audit of the medicalRead More

Africa’s last absolute monarch renames Swaziland as ‘eSwatini’

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MBABANE, APR 20 (DNA) –  Swaziland’s King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch, said on Thursday he was officially renaming the country as the Kingdom of eSwatini. He announced the change to eSwatini, meaning “land of the Swazis”, in the local Swati language at Golden Jubilee celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Swazi independence and of his 50th birthday. The king has referred to the “Kingdom of eSwatini” several times in recent years – in an address to the UN General Assembly in 2017 and at African Union and otherRead More

Social media reacts as Meesha Shafi accuses Ali Zafar of sexual harassment

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LAHORE, APR 20 (DNA) – In a development that is sure to send shockwaves around the Pakistani showbiz industry, singer-cum-actress Meesha Shafi came forward today to reveal that she had allegedly been a victim of sexual harassment at the hands of another major showbiz personality. She proceeded by claiming that her harasser was none other than a fellow superstar, Ali Zafar. In a detailed note over her social media account, Meesha recounted the reasons why she had step forward with her experience: Meesha Shafi, who is the 36-year-old mother ofRead More

Ali Zafar denies Meesha Shafi’s ‘sexual harassment’ allegations, vows to take legal action

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LAHORE, APR 20 (DNA) – Popular singer Ali Zafar has responded to sexual harassment allegations leveled against him by fellow singer Meesha Shafi. In a post shared on micro-blogging site Twitter, Meesha Shafi had claimed that she has been subjected to sexual harassment “of a physical nature” at Ali Zafar’s hands. The singer-cum-actress used the hashtag #MeToo to link it with an international movement against sexual harassment and assault. In his response, Ali Zafar categorically denied all the allegations leveled against him by Meesha Shafi and announced to take theRead More