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Thursday, July 5th, 2018


Imran Khan vows to strengthen national institutions

CHARSADDA, JUL 05: Chairman PTI, Imran Khan addressing a public gather in Charsadda, on Thursday.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, July 05 (DNA): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday hinted at forming an alliance to create a coalition government in case a hung parliament emerges after the July 25 elections. Talking to reporters, the cricketer-turned-politician expressed the confidence that his party would emerge victorious in the upcoming elections. “Negotiations are possible with those whose ideology and vision differ from that of ours.But not with looters and plunderers,” he said. Lashing out at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Imran alleged that the PML-N supremo was cashing in onRead More

Fake degree scandal: Axact CEO Shoaib Shaikh sentenced to 7 years in jail


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – A district and Session Court in Islamabad has sentenced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Axact Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh and 22 others to 7 years in jail in Axact fake degree scandal case. The judgement was announced by District and Sessions Judge Chaudhry Mumtaz Hussain on Thursday. Axact CEO Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh faced the trial afresh alongside other accused persons in fake degree scandal as an Islamabad High Court (IHC) division bench had set aside the October 31, 2016 acquittal order passed by a sacked judge, due toRead More

Commerce minister of Qatar meets PM Justice (Retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk


ISLAMABAD, JUL 05 (DNA) – Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassim Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce of Qatar called on the Prime Minister of Pakistan Justice (Retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk. He indicated interest in promoting trade, investment and economic partnership with Pakistan. The minister was on a short visit to Pakistan with senior officials and business delegation comprising CEOs of various companies’ representing food, agriculture, livestock, aviation, maritime and shipping sector. Prime Minister highlighted the importance of increasing trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. Rice export to Qatar,Read More

Chinese Foreign Studies University holds first ever Urdu dubbing competition to promote Urdu language


BEIJING , (DNA) – The Urdu Department of Beijing Foreign Studies University on Thursday organized its first Urdu Dubbing Competition to further promote Urdu language, Pakistani culture and society among the Chinese students. The students, who had been learning Urdu for the last two years at the university, impressed the audience with their excellent dialogue delivery, control over voice and good pronunciation during the dubbing competition. Luo Zeng, Lu Dongxin, Hu Yinuo, Cao Keyi, Wang Junyu, Zhang Yi, Wang Jingjiu, Fan Shuheng, Gu Runwu, Xin Rui, Chen Qiyuan, Xu Yichen,Read More

Shehbaz Sharif unveils party’s manifesto for elections 2018


LAHORE, (DNA) – Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday unveiled its election manifesto for General Elections 2018. While apprising attendants about party’s achievement in the recently concluded five-year tenure, Sharif stated that PML-N uprooted menace of terrorism, added 11000MW electricity to national grid and saved Rs160 bln of national exchequer in the mega-projects. “Unemployment was at its peak while industries were non-functional back then in 2013. Pakistan was facing worst energy crisis in its history”, Shehbaz told reporters. “Unemployment was at its peak while industries were non-functional back thenRead More

UK hosts the Disability Summit in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD, JUL 05 (DNA)  – A commitment on the rights, freedom, dignity and inclusion of people with disabilities was endorsed today in a summit hosted by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). This summit was organised as a satellite event in connection with the Global Disability Summit which will take place on July 24 in London to mobilise global commitments on disability. The summit was organised in collaboration with the Special Talent Exchange Programme (STEP) and Sightsavers. A large number of representatives of Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs), non-governmental organisationsRead More