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Thursday, November 8th, 2018


Pakistan invites Turkey to join multi-billion-dollar CPEC

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ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Pakistan has invited Turkey to join the multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. Talking to Ambassador of Turkey Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul, National Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser said that both the brotherly Muslims countries have always stood together in times of need. “Pakistan and Turkey are tied in bonds of common religion, culture and history. Pakistan highly values its relations with Turkey, and the new government desires to further strengthen relations between Islamabad and Ankara,” Qaiser added. He further stressed upon the fact that the China-Pakistan Economic CorridorRead More

Rabi-ul-Awwal moon not sighted, Eid Milad-ul-Nabi (PBUH) on November 21

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KARACHI: (DNA) –  The crescent of Rabi-ul-Awaal has not been sighted in Pakistan today, therefore, the Eid Milad-un-Nabi will be celebrated across the country on Wednesday November 21. This was announced by Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneebur Rehman here on Thursday. Mufti Munib chair the meeting of the Ruet -e-Hilal Committee for moon sighting of Rabi-ul-Awal 1440 Hijri on Thursday (today). The meeting of the crescent sighting body took place at the Pakistan Meteorological Department in Karachi.

Athar Minallah’s appointment as IHC top judge gets parliamentary approval


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – : The Parliamentary Committee on Appointment of Judges (PCAJ) on Thursday apporved the appointment of Justice Athar Minallah as the new chief justice of Islamabad High Court. Justice Minallah replaces Justice Muhammad Anwar Kasi who is set to retire on November 27. The approval came as Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan chaired a meeting of the committee today. Pakistan Peoples Party’s Farooq H Naek and Raja Pervez Ashraf, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Rana Sanaullah and Javed Abbasi, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Naumar Wazir and Balochistan AwamiRead More

After deadly Lion Air crash, new focus on torrid industry growth in Indonesia


JAKARTA: (DNA) –  In April 2013, a Lion Air Boeing 737 missed the runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali in bad weather and plowed into the sea, cracking its fuselage open on the rocks. All 108 on board survived. But a September 2014 report by Indonesia’s air crash investigators highlighted errors and poor training, saying the 24-year-old co-pilot had failed to adhere to the “basic principles of jet aircraft flying.” Lion Air, struggling to get off a European Union blacklist because of “unaddressed safety concerns,” asked Airbus, whichRead More

Ambassador of Ukraine meets Mayor Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD, NOV 08 (DNA) – Ambassador of Ukraine, Volodymyr Lakonov met with Mayor of Islamabad, Sheikh Anser Aziz at his office, on Thursday. The ambassador of Ukraine discussed various avenues of cooperation with the Mayor. Both sides also discussed as to how to improve and strengthen cooperation especially in the field of culture, tourism etc. The Mayor assured the ambassador that he would do his best to promote and preserve relations with Ukraine.  

Gunman among several people killed in US bar shooting


Los Angeles:  (DNA) – A gunman who opened fire in a southern California bar and dance hall late Wednesday killing several people is dead, the sheriff´s office said. Ventura County Sheriff´s Office Sgt Eric Buchow told the CBS affiliate in Los Angeles that there were “multiple fatalities” in the shooting and the gunman was dead inside the crowded venue in the upscale residential suburb of Thousand Oaks.