Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

May, 2018

 

US treats Pakistan well when its preferable, ditches us later: Musharraf

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DUBAI, MAY 26 (DNA) – Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf said that the United States treats Pakistan well when it suits them but “ditches us” when they no longer require Islamabad. In an interview Musharraf said that Pak-US relations have suffered quite a blow and are currently at “the lowest ebb.” The former president said that there is an absolute requirement to sit with the US and resolve whatever tiff the countries are facing. “This connects to Afghanistan. There are allegations against Pakistan, and both the countries have their grievances.”Read More


T20 needs eight runs for a big hit, says cricket legend Jones

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Dean Jones, in his day one of the biggest-hitting batsmen in cricket, has called for fresh innovation in Twenty20 by creating a new eight-run shot if the ball goes more than 85 metres.T20 has already brought about a revolution and the Australian legend told the traditional five-day Test faces a fight for its survival as crowds move to the 120-ball game. Rules must change to make the game even more relevant to today’s fans, according to Jones — one of the most recognisable television commentators in cricket with his cryRead More


Manzoor Afridi to become interim CM of KP: sources

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PESHAWAR, MAY 26 (DNA) – Khyber Paktunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and Opposition Leader in the provincial assembly Maulana Lutfur Rehman has agreed on  the name of caretaker chief minister of the province. the opposition leader belonging to the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl and the chief minister  agreed on the name of Manzoor Ahmed, a brother of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Ayub Afridi. Manzoor Afridi is  a businessman with little interest in politics. According to the TV report,   Aridi is known for his inclination towards the JUI-F. The  consensus on the nameRead More


Traveling on foot or bike tied to lowered risk of heart attack or stroke

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UNITED KINGDOM, MAY 26 (DNA) – Commuters who abandon their cars in favor of walking or biking to work are less likely to develop heart disease or to die from it than people who drive to the office, a recent study suggests. Researchers in the UK examined data on 187,281 regular commuters and 171,498 adults who didn’t routinely travel to work. About two-thirds of the commuters relied exclusively on a car to get to work. After an average follow-up period of seven years, commuters who walked rode a bike orRead More


Blue-eyed officers likely to get posted abroad

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ISLAMABAD, MAY 26 (DNA) – The blue-eyed bureaucrats who have served with prime minister, chief ministers of Punjab and Sindh and federal finance minister are likely to be posted abroad before end of the assemblies’ terms, highlighting nepotism that has already severely damaged Pakistan’s interests abroad. The Finance Ministry has sent a summary to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbaisi to appoint these bureaucrats as economic ministers in Pakistan’s embassies in Washington, Tokyo, London and Beijing, said sources in the ministry. The PM will personally interview these candidates on Monday. TheRead More


Iran nuclear deal ‘in intensive care’ as signatories meet in Vienna

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VIENNA, MAY 26 (DNA) – Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal met in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement, as Iran warned the deal had been put “in intensive care” by Washington s dramatic withdrawal earlier this month. For the first time since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) came into force in 2015, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany gathered — at Iran s request — without the United States, which pulled out on May 8 and said it would re-instate sanctions. US President Donald TrumpRead More