Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

 

93 Pakistanis deported from US arrive in Islamabad

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KARACHI, May 15 (DNA): As many as 93 deported Pakistani from the United States (US) have arrived at Islamabad International Airport here on Wednesday. The deportees were shifted to Pakistan via a special chartered plane by the US authorities. The Us had taken the individuals into custody over immigration violations, criminal conduct and other charges. Upon arrival, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) took them into custody and shifted to anti-human trafficking cell for further investigation. Earlier, the US had imposed sanctions on three Pakistani officials after a row between the twoRead More


ECC approves procurement of over 5 million tons of wheat

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ISLAMABAD, May 15 (DNA): The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved procurement of 5.15 million tons of wheat target with financial limit of 158.5 billion rupees this year. The ECC, which met in Islamabad on Wednesday with Prime Minister’s Adviser on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, also approved additional supply of 150 MW of power through National Grid to K-Electric to address power shortage in Karachi. The Committee approved additional subsidy amounting to 1.8 billion rupees to Tribal Electric Supply Company (TESCO) for the month of Ramazan to provide additionalRead More


Bilawal won’t attend NAB proceedings due to prior commitments: Murtaza Wahab

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KARACHI, May 15 (DNA): In a letter addressed to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) by chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto, the party leader has expressed his failure to attend NAB proceedings on 17th May. The Minister for Information Sindh, revealed that the party chairman has other appointments on the date and would hence fail to make it to the proceedings by the accountability watchdog. “The party chief will fail to appear in front of NAB due to prior commitments,” said Murtaza Wahab. “We urge NAB to reschedule theRead More


ARMY CHIEF CALLS ON PM IMRAN KHAN

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa calls on Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM's Office on 15th May, 2019

ISLAMABAD (DNA) Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Imran Khan on Wednesday. Matters of mutual were discussed.


LHC grants bail to Aleem Khan in assets case

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LAHORE, MAY 15   (DNA) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday granted bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former provincial minister Aleem Khan in an assets-beyond-means and offshore companies case. A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi, approved the bail of the PTI leader against a surety bond of Rs1 million. The court ordered his release if his custody was not required in any other case. Over the course of the hearing, the investigation officer submitted details of, what he claimed, suspicious bank transactions and investment.Read More


SC orders to reopen Sukkur Press Club

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ISLAMABAD, MAY 15 (DNA) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan has directed to reopen Sukkur Press Club and orders authorities to immediately hand over its administrative control to its members. The apex court was hearing a case relating to sealing off Sukkur Press Club for its demolition by local administration over orders of the Sindh High Court (SHC). Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa ordered authorities to submit plans for the provision of a suitable place for the press club in the next hearing. Dung the hearing, Municipal Commissioner Sukkur saidRead More