Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

JULY – 2018

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to improve coordination b/w working groups

ISLAMABAD, July 23 (DNA): Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to improve coordination between working groups constituted under Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity.The agreement came at the first meeting of the working groups between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Kabul.According to Foreign Office Spokesperson, the talks were held under the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity.

Pakistan to gift landing craft to Maldives

 MALE, July 23 (DNA): Pakistan will gift a Landing Craft to Maldives as part of strengthening the naval capability of the archipelago.This announcement was made in a meeting between visiting Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi and President of Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Garoom in Malé on Monday.The Landing Craft will assist Maldivian Coast Guard in its efforts to contribute towards regional peace.

Justice Tahira Safdar becomes first female chief justice of Balochistan high court

QUETTA, (DNA) – Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Monday appointed Justice Tahira Safdar, the first ever woman chief justice, to take charge of Balochistan high court.Justice Safar will be taking on her new role subsequent to the retirement of the present Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Mohammad Noor Muskanzai who reaches superannuation on August 31st.

Kamran Tessori pulls out of election race

KARACHI: (DNA) –  Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Kamran Tessori has withdrawn from July 25 parliamentary elections.“The entire authority of the MQM-Pakistan falls under Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. So the responsibility for the results will also fall on him,” said the disgruntled party member while addressing a press conference in Karachi on Monday.

Century’s longest lunar eclipse to be visible in Pakistan

LAHORE – (DNA) – The lunar eclipse will last for one hour and 43 minutes with total viability in Eastern Africa and Central Asia on July 27.According to the US space research institute NASA, residents in other parts of Africa and Asia as well those in Europe, Australia, and South America will be able to see a partial lunar eclipse , reported a private tv news channel on Sunday.

SHC approves pre-arrest bail of Faryal Talpur in money-laundering case

LARKANA, (DNA) – Sindh High Court Larkana Circuit bench has approved pre-arrest bail of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari’s sister Faryal Talpur in money-laundering case.The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday declared former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur absconders in the money laundering case.

Verdict reserved on Sh Rasheed’s plea against poll postponement in NA-60

ISLAMABAD: (DNA) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday reserved the verdict on Sheikh Rasheed’s plea challenging Election Commission’s order of postponing polls in NA-60 Rawalpindi following sentence of life imprisonment of PML-N candidate Hanif Abbasi.