Sep 29

Peshawar: Blast at Qissa Khwani Bazar killing 28 people

PESHAWAR: Blast occurred in Meena bazaar near Qussa Khwani Bazaar in the whereabouts of All Saints Church. The church was blasted last Sunday killing Christians who were returning from prayers.blast peshawar

Peshawar has been the victim of continuous terrorist activities, last Sunday twin blasts occurred on All Saints Church. Today another bomb blast in the whereabouts of All Saints Church near Qissa Khwani Bazar, at the time when prayers were in progress.

According to The News Tribe Correspondent, the blast occurred in Meena Bazar Peshawar near a police station in a parked car. Police and support services teams have reached the spot where blast took place. Twenty Eight people killed and more than 30 people injured in the incident.

Jul 20

US agrees to send Dr Aafia Siddiqui to Pakistan but as terrorist

dr aafia siddiquiISLAMABAD: United States of America has showed agreement on sending back imprisoned Dr. Aafia Siddiqui to Pakistan under prisoner exchange deal and offered two different agreement.

US government has agreed to send back Dr Aafia Siddiqui after finalising expected prisoners’ exchange deal while the terms included in agreement said that imprisoned Dr. Aafia have to be recognized as terrorist and she have to complete rest of her prison period in the Pakistan.

Pakistan’s government is preparing a 15-point agenda to finalise exchange deal for prisoner while Ministry of Interior Affair gave approval to form task force in this regards.

Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has accepted twenty recommendations of the committee formed to release Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and the summary sent to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for final approval, sources said.

Jun 23

UAE-funded highway opened in Pakistan

The Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani accompanied by UAE Ambassador to Pakistan Eisa Abdullah Al Basha Al Nuaimi and Director of the UAE Assistance Programme to Pakistan Abdullah Khalifa Al Ghafli, on Friday inaugurated Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Road in South of Waziristan area in Pakistan.UAE funded highway opened in Pakistan

The building of the $38.01 million-road, one of the largest and most important projects in Pakistan, is under the directives of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to develop and modernise infrastructure in Pakistan’s remote and poor regions

The opening ceremony was attended by a number of local ministers in the region, senior Pakistani army officers, senior officials, tribal chiefs, citizens and members of the programme.

Al Ghafli said the UAE- Pakistani relations are characterised with spirit of solidarity, fraternity and mutual respect, adding that the inauguration of the road reflects long history of solidarity and cohesion between the UAE leaders and people with Pakistan.

He cited the initiatives and efforts of the UAE President to provide the developmental assistance to the Pakistani people in all fields.

Al Ghafli said the road is strategic as it connects Pakistan and Afghanistan with the central Asian countries, noting that it would ease the trade exchange for local people. The road shortens the distance between Karachi and Kabul by 400 km.

He referred to continuous support to the Programme by General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

Regarding the role of the Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Humanitarian Foundation, Al Ghafli said the Foundation plays a pivotal role in financing the roads and bridges being implemented by the UAE Assistance programme to Pakistan. He noted that the Foundation funded the Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Bridge on Swat River, which was opened last year and the Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road too.

Al Ghafli said the total amount offered by the Foundation for the road and bridge projects in Pakistan was $60.9 million.

He noted that the Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road will have positive economic impact on local people in South Waziristan.

Jun 06

PML-N Nawaz Sharif elected for 3rd time as PM Pakistan

Nawaz SharifISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz chief Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has been elected for the third time as prime minister of the country.

He secured 244 votes in the polling for election of PM in the national assembly of Pakistan.

Earlier Updates

The proceedings are ongoing to elect the next prime minister of the national with a number of problems standing ahead of the next government.

Besides Pakistan Muslim League’s Nawaz Sharif‚ Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian’s Makhdoom Amin Fahim and Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf’s Makhdoom Javed Hashmi are in the run.

The elected PM of the nuclear state of South Asia will take oath the presidency this afternoon.

May 28

Abandoned Chinese baby rescued from toilet pipe

newborn chinese banyBEIJING: Firefighters in eastern China have rescued an abandoned newborn baby boy lodged in a sewage pipe directly beneath a toilet commode, state television reported, in a case which has sparked anger on social media sites.

There are frequent reports in Chinese media of babies being abandoned, often shortly after birth, a problem attributed variously to young mothers unaware they were pregnant, the birth of an unwanted girl in a society which puts greater value on boys or China’s strict family planning rules.

In the latest case the infant was found in the sewage pipe in a residential building in Jinhua in the wealthy coastal province of Zhejiang on Saturday afternoon after residents reported the sound of a baby crying, state television said late on Monday.

Firefighters had to remove the pipe and take it to a nearby hospital, where doctors carefully cut around it to rescue the baby boy inside, the report said.

The child is in a stable condition and the police are looking for his parents, state television added.

The case has been widely discussed on China’s Twitter-like service Sina Weibo due to the graphic nature of the footage, with calls for the parents to be severely punished.