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Dar presents federal budget-2016-17, sets GDP growth target of 5.7pc

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday unveiled the budget for the fiscal year 2016-17 , with a total outlay of Rs4.42 trillion. Outlining the economy’s performance in the past two years, Ishaq Dar said in the past two years progress went …

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24 dead in clashes as sect evicted in India

NEW DELHI – Clashes between Indian police and followers of a revolutionary sect have left at least 24 people dead after an operation to evict thousands of people from parkland erupted into violence, officials said Friday. Two police officers were among those killed in the …

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World Media’s Omissions of Fact that UCLA Shooter was of Indian Origin; Raises Questions

  BY R. AHMAD On 01 Jun, a report of a shooting incident prompted a massive response from US govt. Hundreds of officers from multiple federal and local agencies including FBI stormed the campus, which was lockdown for hours. Even the President Barack Obama who …

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Haj corruption case: Former federal minister sentenced to 16 years in prison

ISLAMABAD: Former federal minister for religious affairs, Hamid Saeed Kazmi, was sentenced to 16 years in jail in the Haj corruption case on Friday. Judge Malik Nazir Ahmad from special court central, a lower court, also sentenced Director General (DG) Haj Rao Shakeel to 40 …

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Indian DG NIA’s statement vindicates Pakistan’s stance: FO

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria says that the statement of director general of India’s top investigation agency has vindicated Pakistan’s longstanding position. Zakaria remarks shortly after Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA) Sharad Kumar said there was no proof of Pakistan’s …

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Ahsan expressed satisfaction on CPEC progresses, directs to complete LTP at earliest

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal said CPEC is a national agenda and has been put into implementation in record time due to total commitment of both Pakistani and Chinese leadership. He expressed satisfaction over progress of CPEC projects …

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No FM since 4 years: Qureshi laments failed foreign policy of govt

BY ABBAS KASSAR HYDERABAD, June 2, 2016: Central leader of Pakistan Tehrik Insaf Shah Mahmood Qureshi has deplored that since last 4 years Pakistan was running without foreign minister and its foreign policy was being framed by retired bureaucrats like Sartaj Aziz and Tariq Fatimi …

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WPC urges immediate measures be taken to implement the laws existto criminalise jirgas,panchayats

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Just after passing a resolution on the increasing incidents on gender violence couple of weeks ago, here, again a 19 year old girl in Muree succumbed to burn injuries after being set on fire for refusing a marriage proposal. In another episode, …

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DC,others officers of Jamshoro looted 35 crores of poor villagers

BY ABBAS KASSAR HYDERABAD, June 2, 2016: The villagers of Ghulam Bhucha village, Laki Shah Saddar district Jamshoro have complained that they were living here since centuries. During period of Gen. Mushraf Right Bank Outfall Drain (RBOD) project was launched for which their precious lands …

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India court convicts 24, acquits 36 others in 2002 Gujarat riots case

AHMEDABAD, India  – An Indian court convicted two dozen people on Thursday over a massacre during religious riots 14 years ago when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chief minister of Gujarat state. Judge PB Desai found them guilty of hacking to death and burning 69 …

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