Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

MAY 2018

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US treats Pakistan well when its preferable, ditches us later: Musharraf

DUBAI, MAY 26 (DNA) – Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf said that the United States treats Pakistan well when it suits them but “ditches us” when they no longer require Islamabad.In an interview Musharraf said that Pak-US relations have suffered quite a blow and are currently at “the lowest ebb.” The former president said that there is an absolute requirement to sit with the US and resolve whatever tiff the countries are facing.

T20 needs eight runs for a big hit, says cricket legend Jones

CANBERRA, MAY 26 (DNA) – Dean Jones, in his day one of the biggest-hitting batsmen in cricket, has called for fresh innovation in Twenty20 by creating a new eight-run shot if the ball goes more than 85 metres.T20 has already brought about a revolution and the Australian legend told the traditional five-day Test faces a fight for its survival as crowds move to the 120-ball game.

Manzoor Afridi to become interim CM of KP: sources

PESHAWAR, MAY 26 (DNA) – Khyber Paktunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and Opposition Leader in the provincial assembly Maulana Lutfur Rehman has agreed on  the name of caretaker chief minister of the province.the opposition leader belonging to the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl and the chief minister  agreed on the name of Manzoor Ahmed, a brother of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Ayub Afridi.

Traveling on foot or bike tied to lowered risk of heart attack or stroke

UNITED KINGDOM, MAY 26 (DNA) – Commuters who abandon their cars in favor of walking or biking to work are less likely to develop heart disease or to die from it than people who drive to the office, a recent study suggests.Researchers in the UK examined data on 187,281 regular commuters and 171,498 adults who didn’t routinely travel to work. About two-thirds of the commuters relied exclusively on a car to get to work.

Blue-eyed officers likely to get posted abroad

ISLAMABAD, MAY 26 (DNA) – The blue-eyed bureaucrats who have served with prime minister, chief ministers of Punjab and Sindh and federal finance minister are likely to be posted abroad before end of the assemblies’ terms, highlighting nepotism that has already severely damaged Pakistan’s interests abroad.

Iran nuclear deal ‘in intensive care’ as signatories meet in Vienna

VIENNA, MAY 26 (DNA) – Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal met in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement, as Iran warned the deal had been put “in intensive care” by Washington s dramatic withdrawal earlier this month.For the first time since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) came into force in 2015, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany gathered — at Iran s request — without the United States, which pulled out on May 8 and said it would re-instate sanctions.

Pak Army summons Gen (r) Asad Durrani to clarify position over ‘damaging’ book

RAWALPINDI, MAY 26 (DNA) – Lieutenant General (retd) Asad Durrani, the former chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), has been summoned to the Pakistan Army’s General Headquarters (GHQ) to explain his position over his book ‘The Spy Chronicles’, co-authored with former Indian spy chief.