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Govt won’t become hurdle in path to accountability: Fawad Chaudhry

Govt won’t become hurdle in path to accountability: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said that the government won’t interfere in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigations.While speaking to the National Assembly session Federal Minister said that opposition is making noise because they do not want accountability but government has no intentions to interfere in accountability process.During the NA […]

British-Pakistani Sajid Javid among top contenders for UK PM spot

British-Pakistani Sajid Javid among top contenders for UK PM spot

LONDON: With British Prime Minister Theresa May badly weakened by her decision to delay a key Brexit vote she would have lost, potential leadership contenders for the Conservative Party are waiting to pounce.If she falls, any Conservative MP elected by the party as leader would automatically become prime minister. Here are the main names mooted […]

USAID, WAPDA sign $78m deal for Mangla refurbishment

USAID, WAPDA sign $78m deal for Mangla refurbishment

LAHORE: Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed project implementation letter – 2 (PIL) worth $78 million for Mangla refurbishment project. The USAID grant will be spent for undertaking various works of Package V, VI, VIII and IX of the project.The PIL-1 of $72 million for Mangla […]

SBP asks Islamic banks to help execute housing plan

SBP asks Islamic banks to help execute housing plan

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has suggested to the growing Islamic banking industry to partner with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in executing its plan of constructing five million low-cost housing units at an estimated cost of Rs15-17 trillion.It would help the industry address the critical challenge of finding Shariah-compliant products for investing excess […]

PM orders probe against SNGPL, SSGCL heads

PM orders probe against SNGPL, SSGCL heads

ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered initiation of an immediate inquiry against heads of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) for their failure to meet the demands of consumers and sought complete report within 72 hours.While chairing a high level meeting held on Wednesday to discuss the gas crisis […]

Arctic’s record warming driving ‘broad change’ in environment: study

Arctic’s record warming driving ‘broad change’ in environment: study

(AFP) – Global warming is heating the Arctic at a record pace, driving broad environmental changes across the planet, including extreme storms in the mid-latitudes, a major US scientific report said Tuesday.Persistent heat records have rattled the fragile Arctic for each of the past five years, a record-long warming streak, said the 2018 Arctic Report […]

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ now most-streamed 20th century song

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ now most-streamed 20th century song

(Reuters) – They said it would never sell, with its six-minute playing time, operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche, but the Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Monday became the most streamed song from the 20th century.Boosted by the new movie “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the 1975 single and music video surpassed 1.6 billion streams globally, […]

Australia look for quick fix ahead of second India Test

Australia look for quick fix ahead of second India Test

ADELAIDE (AFP) – Australia skipper Tim Paine admitted there was little time to regroup after the first Test defeat to India, but said he had no doubt under-fire fast bowling spearhead Mitchell Starc would bounce back in Perth.The second Test starts on Friday with India full of confidence after their tense, 31-run win in Adelaide […]

Gunman on run after killing three at Strasbourg Christmas market

Gunman on run after killing three at Strasbourg Christmas market

STRASBOURG (AFP) – A gunman killed at least three people and wounded a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday before fleeing the scene, authorities said.A manhunt was under way after the killer opened fire at around 8pm (1900 GMT) on one of the city s busiest streets, […]

Cabinet Division issues new list of Federal Cabinet members

Cabinet Division issues new list of Federal Cabinet members

ISLAMABAD  – Cabinet Division on Tuesday issued new lists of Federal Ministers, State Ministers, Advisers and Spacial Assistants to Prime Minister.The list also contains the name of former federal minister Azam Swati who has resigned from his post few days ago.Yousaf Baig Mirza has been appointed Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Affairs, […]

Citizen journalism: New startup to promote parallel reporting

Citizen journalism: New startup to promote parallel reporting

LAHORE:When conventional media outlets are facing financial crunch owing to struggling economy and shift in the government’s advertisement policy, tech-savvy entrepreneurs introduced a new venture called Qissa.pk, an independent citizen journalism platform to promote parallel reporting.The basic model of Qissa.pk is based on citizen journalism, which has been around for a very long time, but […]