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Pakistani court sentences Malala Yousafzai’s attackers for life

Malala Yousafzai

Attackers sentenced to 25 years in prison for their parts in nearly fatal shooting of Pakistan’s female education advocate ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) — A Pakistani court has jailed 10 men for their involvement in the 2012 shooting of teenage activist Malala Yousafzai. Each of the men received 25 years, which is considered a life sentence in Pakistan. Sayed Naeem said the ... Read More »

Chinese President’s visit to Pakistan – in pictures

A festive Islamabad, jubilant kids and Pakistan’s top leadership welcomed Chinese President Xi on his arrival on a two-day state visit on Monday (20 April 2015) on a much-awaited trip that seeks to bolster strategic and economic cooperation between Pakistan and China. The visit is the first by a Chinese president to Pakistan after nine years. A fleet of eight ... Read More »

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s message for Pakistanis

“My friend’s lovely image dwells in the mirror of my heart; I tilt my head slightly, and here it comes into my sight.” Just as this line from a Urdu poem describes, Pakistan is such a good friend in my heart. When I was young, I heard many touching stories about Pakistan and the friendship between our two countries. To ... Read More »

Islamabad Expo 2015 feature works of women entrepreneurs

A two-day Islamabad Expo 2015 was organised by Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce (IWCCI) in Islamabad on 18-19 April at Jinnah Convention Center. The purpose of the exhibition was to increase market linkages of women entrepreneurs for the promotion of their products, networking and skill development. The expo also provided opportunities to those who cannot own or rent a shop. Punjab Minister ... Read More »

Shahbaz in Saudi Arabia to assure Pakistan’s support on Yemen crisis

JEDDAH: A high-level delegation led by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif reached Jeddah on April 15, 2015 to meet Saudi leadership and give assurance that Pakistan will stand shoulder to shoulder with Saudi Arabia in the ongoing Yemen crisis. Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry are also part ... Read More »

Nisar takes Governor Sindh in confidence over Imran Farooq murder case

KARACHI– Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on April 16, 2015 informed the governor Sindh Ishrat-ul-Ibbad regarding the new revelations with respect to Dr. Imran Farooq murder case. While talking to the Sindh governor via telephone, interior minister shared views over the ongoing law and order situation in Karachi. Both leaders also discussed investigation of Imran Farooq murder case.Moreover, governor Sindh ... Read More »

Pakistan successfully test fires Ghauri Missile

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan successfully conducted a training launch of Ghauri Missile system on April 15, 2015 according to Inter Services Public Relations. Ghauri Ballistic Missile can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads upto a distance of 1,300 kilometres. The launch was conducted by a strategic missile group of the Army Strategic Forces Command that was aimed at testing the operational ... Read More »

Altaf’s bail extended after over five hours of questioning

KARACHI: The London police extended the bail of Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain for three months after grilling him for over five hours in their ongoing money-laundering investigations. The Muttahida’s leaders in London and Karachi said that no charges were filed against Mr Hussain, who appeared before investigators at a London police station on April 15, 2015. An MQM ... Read More »

Modi thanks Sharif for evacuating Indian nationals,

NEW DELHI: A group of 11 Indians, rescued by a Pakistani ship from Yemen, arrived here on a Pakistani Air Force plane on Wednes­day, and Indian Prime Minis­ter Narendra Modi thanked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the humanitarian gesture. “Service to humanity knows no borders. Glad we helped many countries in evacuation from Yemen,” Mr Modi wrote on Twitter. “The help ... Read More »

President For Strong Pak-Egypt Defence Ties

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has called for further expansion and strengthening all aspects of bilateral relations including defence cooperation between Pakistan and Egypt. He was talking to Egyptian Defence Minister, General Sedky Sobhi in Islamabad on Tuesday. He said Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Egypt. The president said there is a potential between the two countries to ... Read More »

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