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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN ON 139th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF QUAID-E-AZAM (25TH DECEMBER 2015)

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN ON 139th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF QUAID-E-AZAM (25TH DECEMBER 2015)

I extend my heartiest felicitation to the Nation on the occasion of Quaid-e-Azam’s 139th birth anniversary which is being celebrated at the time when by the grace of Allah Almighty our country has embarked upon the path to progress as envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Quaid-e-Azam’s boldness and sincerity of purpose, determination and integrity endeared […]

Pervaiz Rashid strongly condemns ghastly act of terrorism in France

Pervaiz Rashid strongly condemns ghastly act of terrorism in France

Minister for Information,Broadcasting and National Heritage, Pervaiz Rashid strongly condemned the ghastly act of terrorism, in France Friday night, killing scores of innocent people. In a statement which issued here today the Information minister extended condolences to the families of innocent victims and said that people and government of Pakistan stand with the government and people of France in […]

PM condemns terrorist attacks in France

PM condemns terrorist attacks in France

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Paris. “Pakistan stands firm behind the people and Government of France in this hour and extends its support to bring the perpetrators to justice,” the Prime Minister said. “My prayers are with the families who are victims of this brutal carnage,” the Prime Minister said.

President condemns terrorist attacks in France

President condemns terrorist attacks in France

President Mamnoon Hussain has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in France and expressed solidarity with the people and Government of France. The President stated that terrorists are enemies of humanity and they have no religion. The President said that Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. He stated that Pakistan has also been a victim […]

Two Americans to face trial in N. Korea, Pyongyang says

Two Americans to face trial in N. Korea, Pyongyang says

Two US citizens will face trial for carrying out hostile acts against North Korea, Pyongyang announced on Monday. A small number of Americans visit North Korea each year as tourists despite the US State Department’s warnings against it. Investigations into US nationals Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle have confirmed their hostile acts with […]

Tensions high on 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Tensions high on 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Security was tight in the Chinese capital Beijing on Wednesday for the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, while tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong to attend commemoration ceremonies marking the deadly crackdown. Massive crowds convened in downtown Hong Kong for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims at Victoria Park. Organisers said […]

Indian teens found hanging after being gang-raped

Indian teens found hanging after being gang-raped

Police have arrested three people, including a police constable, in connection with the gang rape of two teens found hanging from a tree in a village in Uttar Pradesh, police said Friday. Indian media reported that two policemen had also been sacked for initially failing to investigate the disappearance of the girls, who were cousins. […]

Pakistan stoning victim’s husband blames police inaction

Pakistan stoning victim’s husband blames police inaction

The husband of a pregnant woman stoned to death Tuesday outside a Pakistani courthouse has said the police failed to intervene and stop the killing. Sitting on a charpoy, or traditional woven bed, surrounded by his relatives, Muhammad Iqbal recounts how police officials in the Pakistani city of Lahore “watched and did nothing” as his […]

Afghanistan’s wheelchair hoop stars make world debut

Afghanistan’s wheelchair hoop stars make world debut

They have led lives of quiet desperation on the margins of society as victims of never-ending wars and prejudice but Afghanistan’s wheelchair basketball team was in celebratory mood as it made its international debut in Italy. In between a punishing round of matches against Italian teams, members of the national team found time to fool […]