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Day: October 23, 2022

Pak army soldier martyred in attack from Afghanistan

  RAWALPINDI: A soldier of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom when terrorists from inside Afghanistan across the international border opened fire on a military post in Hassan Khel Sector of North Waziristan district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the military’s media affairs wing said on Sunday. The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a news release said the Pakistan Army troops responded in a befitting manner. The martyred soldier was identified as Assistant Lance Daffadar Waqar Ali (32-year-old, resident of Chota Lahore, Swabi) who embraced martyrdom during the fire exchange. "Pakistan has consistently been requesting Afghanistan to ensure effective border management. Pakistan strongly condemns the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against Pakistan," the ISPR said. Th...

PPP Senator urges all parties to sign ‘Charter of Democracy 2’

Lahore: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Raza Rabbani urged all the political parties to sign a political contract - “Charter of Democracy 2” as Pakistan has a controlled democracy. Senator Raza Rabbani was addressing the Asma Jahangir Conference in Lahore on Sunday. He said when Pakistan became a security state, the requirements of the state changed. He said it is very shameful that today even after 75 years of independence, the nation is suffering from doubts about the system of government as the country has a controlled democracy. The PPP’s senior leader said he was not ready to accept that the country's elite, judiciary, and other institutions are oblivious to the Constitution of Pakistan. With great sorrow, he said that today, the parliament has become irrelevant so they ne...

Zardari felicitates Hindu community on Diwali

Zardari felicitates Hindu community on Diwali KARACHI: Former President of Pakistan and President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians, Asif Ali Zardari congratulated the Hindu community in Pakistan and around the world on the occasion of Diwali. In his message, he said that Diwali is a symbol of the victory of the forces of good. President Zardari said that the founding chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party, Quaid e Awam Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in the 1973 Constitution provided equal rights to non-Muslim citizens. The right to religious freedom has been ensured in the Constitution of Pakistan. Asif Ali Zardari said that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto always stood for religious freedom and freedom of non-Muslim Pakistani citizens. Asif Ali Zardari advocated for the rights of all ci...

Senator Ali Zafar terms Imran Khan’s disqualification illegal

Lahore: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Barrister Syed Ali Zafar strongly opposed the decision to disqualify Imran Khan as illegal. According to a report on Sunday, the Senator addressed the Asma Jahangir Conference in Lahore and stressed all bars to put their political affiliation aside and oppose illegal decisions. Senator Ali Zafar said by freeing the media during the Musharraf era, the judges were brought to suo moto with the hope of gaining fame. He said the judiciary alone cannot do anything against martial law, civil society, parliament, and judiciary have to play their role together.

12 PTI workers arrested for damaging public property

General, Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: The Bara Kahu police have arrested 12 PTI workers on charges of damaging public properties during a protest against the ECP verdict on Sunday. The arrested include Mujahid, Farazman, Haroon, Ayaz Khan, Fazl Mola, Usman Khan, Razmi Khan, Mehtab Hussain, and Zahid Hussain. Cases were registered against 78 nominated accused and hundreds of unknown workers in different police stations in Islamabad yesterday. Protest demonstrations and clashes with the security forces have started countrywide after the Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision to disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case.

FM Dar reviews IT sector’s declining export trend

General, Islamabad
  ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired meeting of Prime Minister’s Task Force on Information Technology (IT) and Telecom at Finance Division. Federal Minister for IT and Telecom Syed Amin Ul Haque, SAPM on Youth affairs Ms. Shaza Fatima Khawaja, SAPM on Finance Mr. Tariq Bajwa, Governor SBP, Secretary Finance, Secretary IT and T, Chairman FBR, Chairman PTA and other senior officers attended the meeting. The meeting discussed the issues related to IT sector’s declining export and measures to bring it back to a growth trajectory. Dar emphasizing the importance of IT sector said that government accords priority attention to IT sector to tap its true potential. He said that IT sector has immense potential for growth and could play signi...