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Wednesday, May 16th, 2018


Ramazan moon sighted in Pakistan; first fast of 2018 on Thursday


ISLAMABAD, MAY 16 (DNA) – The crescent for the holy month of Ramazan is sighted and the month of fasting will commence from Thursday, May 17 in Pakistan. Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Commitee, Mufti Muneebur Rehman made the announcement after heading session of central committee held in Islamabad. He said zonal committees have not seen any evidence of sighting Ramadan’s crescent. The regional and zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committees also held meetings in different parts of the country to assist the Central Committee to reach a decision.

Ghani apologises after Afghan air strike kills 30 children


KABUL, MAY 16 (DNA) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani apologised Wednesday to the families of civilians, mainly children, killed when the country s air force sprayed an outdoor religious gathering with rockets and machine gun fire last month. The April 2 airstrike on a ceremony attended by hundreds of men and boys in Dasht-e-Archi district — a Taliban stronghold in the northern province of Kunduz — left at least 36 people dead including 30 children, a United Nations investigation has shown. Seventy-one people were wounded, including 51 children, it said, addingRead More

NAB chairman will have to explain money laundering allegations: Nawaz


ISLMABAD, MAY 16 (DNA) – Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif while criticising National Accountabiliy Bureau (NAB) chairman said that by not appearing before the Senate Committee Justice (r) Javed Iqbal has insulted Parliament. He said this while chairing party’s consultative meeting at Punjab House which was also attended by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Sources told that the meeting discussed the situation arising in the backdrop of Sharif’s statement regarding Mumbai attacks. The meeting also discussed party’s policy and future strategy, while matters relatingRead More

Pakistan to launch special channel for live coverage of Parliament soon

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ISLAMABAD, MAY 16 (DNA) – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that PTV Parliament channel would soon be launched for the live coverage of the proceedings at both houses of the Parliament. The new channel will give live coverage of National Assembly and Senate sessions as well as standing committees of both the houses. Responding to the questions of the members of National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, she said that since it had been said during the meeting whether the PTV was aRead More

Afghan Ambassador holds important meeting with COAS General Bajwa


RAWALPINDI, MAY 16 (DNA) – The Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Dr. Omar Zakhilwal met with the Chief of the Army Staff of Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa after recent breakthrough in bilateral talks organized in the framework of the Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace & Solidarity (APAPPS). “This afternoon met Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa for a detailed discussion on some key current issues of bilateral nature including next steps on the implementation of recently concluded Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace & Solidarity (APAPPS),” Zakhilwal saidRead More

Military Helicopter crashes in Muktinath


MUKTINATH, MAY 16 (DNA) – A cargo helicopter of the Nepal Army crashed on Wednesday morning in Muktinath in Nepal . Both pilots in the helicopter have been killed. Nepal ‘s Home Ministry has clarified that the cargo helicopter which crashed in Muktinath was of Makalu Air, which had been requisitioned by the Army to carry goods.