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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 […]

Senior Taliban commander among 29 others killed in Helmand drone strike

Senior Taliban commander among 29 others killed in Helmand drone strike

PESHAWAR: A senior Taliban commander and two of his deputy commanders were among 27 others killed in a joint operation by Afghan and US Special Forces at the Sargardan Chowk in Orgon Bazaar of Helmand province, Afghanistan on Saturday night, Afghan officials confirmed on Sunday.“Mullah Muhammad Rahim Akhand alias Maulvi Manan, who was in charge of […]

WEF ranks Pakistan at 107 among 140 countries on Global Competitiveness Index

WEF ranks Pakistan at 107 among 140 countries on Global Competitiveness Index

GENEVA / ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The World Economic Forum released the Global Competitiveness Report 2018 this week. The Report has adopted a new methodology for measuring Competitiveness 4.0. by including indices which represents more knowledge and digital-based ecosystems.Although the new methodology is a reboot of the Index, where Pakistan has been ranked at 107 […]

Tough contest expected among key parties in NA-247

Tough contest expected among key parties in NA-247

KARACHI: An exciting contest is expected in Karachi’s NA-247 constituency on July 25 between the candidates of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Pakistan Peoples Party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal and Pak Sarzameen Party. NA-247 — one of the two constituencies in Karachi’s South district — has been created after amalgamating former NA-249 (old city areas like […]

13 women among 260 MML candidates

13 women among 260 MML candidates

LAHORE: The Milli Muslim League (MML), political branch of the banned Jamaatud Dawa (JuD), on Monday fielded 260 candidates under the umbrella of Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek. The final list has 79 candidates for the National Assembly and 181 for four provincial assemblies. It includes the names of Hafiz Talha Saeed, son of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, (for […]

Russia forces among dozens dead in IS east Syria attacks

Russia forces among dozens dead in IS east Syria attacks

BEIRUT (AFP) – Russian fighters were among dozens of pro-government forces killed in eastern Syria this week in a deadly wave of attacks by Islamic State group jihadists, Moscow and a monitor said Sunday. After the collapse of its so-called “caliphate” last year, IS now only holds tiny pockets of Syria, mainly in the vast […]

Media can be effective tool to bridge gap among nations: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb

Media can be effective tool to bridge gap among nations: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb

By:Asghar Ali Mubarak The Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said media could be an effective tool in bridging the gaps and catering to the appetite for peace and stability among the nations having tense borders. The minister said there was great craving for peace among the countries and dialogue was the key in […]

Forbes lists Gen. Qamar Bajwa among the world’s most powerful people

Forbes lists Gen. Qamar Bajwa among the world’s most powerful people

Forbes has released its World’s Most Powerful People list for 2018 which includes Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, Qamar Javed Bajwa. Ranking on number 68, General Bajwa is among one of the 75 most powerful people in the world. According to Forbes list, General Bajwa, who has completed two years into his tenure as the […]

8 journalists, 4 policemen among 25 people killed in twin Kabul blasts

8 journalists, 4 policemen among 25 people killed in twin Kabul blasts

A coordinated double suicide bombing hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing 25 people and wounding 45 others. Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai confirmed that four policemen were killed, while an Afghan media watchdog, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC), confirmed that eight journalists were also killed. Situating the twin attacks. The AJSC said that […]

Long awaited National Hajj Balloting postponement created disappointment among applicants

Long awaited National Hajj Balloting postponement created disappointment among applicants

Asghar Ali Mubarak: January, 26, 2018 Islamabad; The long awaited applicants disappointed over the postponement of the announcement of National  Hajj Balloting  . The Sindh  High Court Sukhar bench postponed the announcement of National Hajj  Belat . The two members bench of Sindh Sukhar on other day grant stayed order on the petition of Private […]

NA speaker stresses the need for unity among the Muslims countries for peace and prosperity of Umma 

NA speaker stresses the need for unity among the Muslims countries for peace and prosperity of Umma 

Asghar Ali Mubarak: January 16, 2018; Islamabad: The Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that 13th meeting of PUIC was opened at a time when Muslim communities across the globe passing through a saga of pain and prosecution.  He further said that Muslim world   have remained the world theatre of wars, violence and […]