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Monday, May 14th, 2018


Imran Wants Nawaz Put On Exit Control, Tried For Treason

May 14, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB Report) — Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Monday presented a four-point demand regarding deposed premier Nawaz Sharif’s recent statement with respect to Pakistan’s ‘role’ in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. During a press conference, Imran demanded that Nawaz should be put on the Exit Control List (ECL) as he might try to make a deal to escape the country after giving such a controversial remark. He claimed that Nawaz violated his oath as an ex-prime minister and should be proceeded against under Article 6 (highRead More

PM Abbasi Says ‘Nawaz Says His Mumbai Attacks Statement Was Misreported’

*** NSC slams former PM Sharif’s statement on Mumbai attacks, unanimously terms it incorrect and misleading. *** PM Abbasi tells journalists after the NSC session, ‘Nawaz said his Mumbai attacks statement was misreported’ *** maintained that “civil-military relations remain the same as before” — “this could mean not so good,” said one source on condition of anonymity. May 14, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Hours after a National Security Council (NSC) session was held in capital Islamabad Monday to discuss former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s statement in Dawn newspaper regarding the 2008Read More

‘Play to Vote’ Football Tournament Aims to Encourage Pakistani Women’s Participation in Polls

In October, Pakistan enacted the Elections Act to end disenfranchisement of women. Although a constitutional right, millions of women have been de facto barred from voting through agreements among political parties, local elders, and powerful figures, using outdated customs as an excuse. May 14, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A three-day women’s football tournament celebrating female leadership ended in Islamabad on Saturday with a call to Pakistani women to take an active role in public life. The “Play to Vote” event was a collaboration between Oxfam in Pakistan, Election Commission of Pakistan,Read More

Pakistan Appoints First Ever Visually Impaired Civil Judge

May 14, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) –A law graduate with gold medal is all set to become the first ever visually challenged judge in Pakistan. Yousuf Saleem, who has LLB (Honors) degree from Punjab University had topped the written judiciary exam among six thousand five hundred candidates in 2014. His excellent academic record took him to the interview stage for the position of civil judge. He was among the twenty-one successful candidates but was declined as was visually impaired. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took notice of the matter after media reportsRead More

Iran to Provide Sri Lanka Expertise For Refinery, Dams, Power Plants; Discuss Direct Flights

Sri Lanka, Iran in talks for banking deal, direct flights and refinery May 14, 2018 (BE2C2) — Iran will provide Sri Lanka with technical and engineering services for development and construction of oil refineries, dams and power plants, and power supply to villages. The announcement comes as the Sri Lankan president with his delegation are in Tehran for a two-day official visit to improve trade relations and secure investment from the Islamic republic including strengthening cooperation in the energy sector. Officials from the two countries signed five agreements (cooperation documents)Read More

Islamist Parties Alliance (MMA) Hold Huge Rally at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore

“People want Islamic Pakistan”; “Will defeat secularists in next polls” May 14, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan’s main Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami leader Sirajul Haq, speaking at Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) first public gathering in Punjab on Sunday, said the rally was a clear message that the nation wanted an “Islamic Pakistan” not ‘secular Pakistan’. Addressing the huge rally at Greater Iqbal Park in Lahore, Haq said it was unfortunate that an Islamic political system was not implemented in the last 70 years, adding that the party was fighting for the imposition ofRead More

Attractive Stories Make Films Successful: Veteran Actor Nadeem Baig

May 14, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Veteran film actor and director Nadeem Baig has urged the film producers and directors to find new writers for attractive stories to make Pakistan-made films successful. Talking to media persons in Lahore on Monday, Nadeem said that when a lot of film writers were serving in film industry over one hundred films were being produced annually by Pakistan’s film industry, adding that now only 25 to 30 are being produced. He said that if new film writers join the film industry and write stories onRead More

Buoyed By ‘50,000 Crowd’ Rally in Gulshan, PTI Decides to Hold Another Rally This Month –in Lyari

May 13, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) plans to hold another election rally this month in Karachi — this time in Lyari considered traditional stronghold of Sindh’s largest party the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). According to reliable sources, PTI is buoyed by its recent success in attracting crowd to its rally on May 12, which they say more than 50,000 people had gathered to listen to Imran Khan. Desspite the advent of Ramadan in a few days, PTI wants to hold its second rally on or about 27th ofRead More

International Conference of News Agencies Kicks Off in Islamabad

May 13, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The International Conference of News Agencies (ICNA) kicked off on Sunday in capital Islamabad. The conference, to be instrumental in promoting country’s soft image amongst comity of nations, include participants Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey. The 2-day conference being organized under the theme, “Pakistan’s Media Opportunities and Challenges”, will discuss challenges facing journalists in terms of communication, cooperation, and news sources, in addition to methods of facilitating faster media exchangeRead More

Malaysia Could Capitalize On Oil Prices

May 14, 2018 (BE2C2) — Malaysia’s new government will need to act quickly to capitalize on any economic momentum from higher crude oil prices, an analyst said. The opposition Pakatan Harapan coalition emerged as the victor in May 9 general elections in Malaysia, grabbing a majority in parliament with the 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, who left office 15 years ago, becoming the country’s new prime minister. Mahathir was until two years ago an advisor to Malaysia oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad, better known as PETRONAS. Steve Jenkins, a viceRead More