Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

October, 2018


Don’t compel state into using force, PM Imran warns protesters


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that Pakistan is the only country that was made in the name of Islam after Saudi Arabia. Addressing the nation, he said that one small group was using derogatory language against state institutions, adding that the reaction on the Supreme Court decision by a small segment of society is not appropriate. Khan said that Pakistan is the only country in the world that was created on the name of Islam, after Madina and it means there will be no lawRead More

Khashoggi was strangled upon entering Saudi Consulate in Istanbul: Turkish prosecutor


ANKARA, (DNA) – A Turkish prosecutor on Wednesday said Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and his body was dismembered and disposed of. A statement from chief Istanbul prosecutor Irfan Fidan’s office also said that discussions with Saudi chief prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb have yielded no “concrete results” despite “good-willed efforts” by Turkey to uncover the truth. The statement is the first public confirmation by a Turkish official that Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered afterRead More

Blasphemy protests: Pakistan schools to remain closed on Thursday


LAHORE, OCT 31 (DNA) – Private educational institutions in Pakistan, especially Punjab, will remain closed on tomorrow (Thursday), the All Pakistan Private Schools Association (APPSA) announced on Wednesday. The decision to close the schools comes as protests are taking place in several cities of Pakistan against the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, nine years after she was accused of blasphemy. A statement released by the Private Schools Association stated that due to the deteriorating situation in the capital city of Punjab and the leading arteries being blocked, theRead More

Nepra notifies 20-paisa hike in electricity tariff


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) Wednesday notified a 20-paisa increase in electricity tariff. According to the notification, the prices have been increased under September’s fuel adjustment charges. Consumers of electricity will have to bear an additional burden of about Rs2.50 billion. The corresponding fuel charges component in September were Rs5.12 per unit. “Discos shall reflect the fuel charges adjustment in respect of September 2018 in the billing month of November 2018,” it said.

President Alvi, Railways minister inaugurate Dhabeji Express


KARACHI (DNA) – President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday underscored the need for inclusion of private sector for development of Pakistan Railways. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of Dhabeji Express in Karachi today, Alvi said during his recent visit to Turkey, the Turkish private sector showed a great interest in the private public ventures with Pakistan. He said a number of aspects of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were related with Pakistan Railways. “We need to work harder for the development of the department,” he added. The president asked Railway Minister SheikhRead More

PM Imran to depart for China tomorrow


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan will tomorrow (Thursday) will leave for China on four-day official visit. During his maiden visit, he will hold meetings with his Chinese counterpart, president and high-ranking officials. A 75-member delegation, including Finance Minister Asad Umar, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and businessmen, will also accompany him. Imran Khan will also meet head of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. He will lay floral wreath at the Heroes Monument at Tiananmen Square on November 3. The premier will meet Vietnamese Prime Minister in Shanghai on NovemberRead More