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Friday, July 6th, 2018


BREAKING: France beat Uruguay 2-0


MOSCOW, (DNA) – France beat Uruguay to reach World Cup semis, on Friday. Raphael Varane’s glancing header and a goalkeeping blunder that gifted Antoine Griezmann a soft goal gave France a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in the first World Cup quarter-final on Friday and a set up a last-four tie with Brazil or Belgium. Uruguay went into the game without key striker Edinson Cavani, who was ruled out with a calf injury with Cristhian Stuani drafted into the starting line-up and the impact on their attack was noticeable. France forwardRead More

NSC reiterates commitment to fulfill obligations made to FATF


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – The National Security Committee on Friday reiterated firm commitment to fulfill obligations made to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) under the Action Plan, regarding measures to combat money-laundering and terror financing. The 26th meeting of the NSC chaired by interim Prime Minister Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk discussed the details of the Action Plan and the way forward. The Committee appreciated the efforts of the Finance Minister and her team at the forum. The meeting also reviewed the overall economic situation in the country. The meeting wasRead More

Will return Pakistan soon, says Nawaz Sharif after Avenfield reference verdict


LAHORE, JUL 06 (DNA) – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that every possible tactic was employed against him, which has no parallel in country’s history, while addressing a press conference. Nawaz is accompanied with his daughter, Maryam Nawaz. Sources have disclosed that Nawaz and his daughter will return to Islamabad on Sunday in light of the accountability court’s decision. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s local leadership were told about the decision. “The kind of struggle I started, these of types verdict were expected,” the former premier said. NawazRead More

Asif Zardari responds over Avenfield verdict against Nawaz Sharif


KARACHI, JUL 06 (DNA) – Former president Asif Zardari , reacting to the Avenfield verdict, has said that they had asked for the decision on the matter in the parliament, but they (PML-N) did not agree. He said that Nawaz Sharif will get political benefit from this verdict. He said that Nawaz Sharif will now monitor the matters from London. The PPP co-chairman feared that non-state actors could instigate hooliganism. “The candidates of all parties except the PTI are under pressure,” he declared.

Maryam Nawaz responds to the Avenfield Reference verdict


LONDON, (DNA) –  The accountability court verdict has further emboldened us to fight against tyranny,” Maryam Nawaz Sharif said minutes after she, her husband and father were convicted and sentenced in the Avenfield reference. She said that it was not a big punishment for “standing up to the invisible forces” in the country for the past 70 years. “Nawaz Sharif, you didn’t get scared; you didn’t bow down; you preferred Pakistan on your personal life. The nation is standing with you. You will emerge victorious,” Maryam said in a series of TweetsRead More

Avenfield verdict: Maryam, Captain Safdar barred from contesting polls for 10 years


ISLAMABAD, JUL 06 (DNA) – The accountability court in Islamabad has barred Maryam Nawaz, the former first daughter, and her husband Captain (r) Safdar from contesting elections for the next 10 years. The ‘damaging’ verdict came in the much-awaited Avenfield reference which was announced by Judge Muhammad Bashir on Friday. Besides the embargo, Maryam Nawaz has also been sentenced to 7 years in prison along with a fine £2m which equals Rs 320 million in Pakistani currency.