‘Long march for revolution’ is inevitable: Pervaiz Elahi

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PMLQ) leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi said on Friday that the ‘long march for revolution’ is inevitable and that no one should have any doubts over it, Dunya News reported.Talking to media after meeting Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri, he said that it is typical of Sharif brothers to enter and exit the country after making deals. He said that those who can lie while in Jeddah and Kabah can also make deals.He said these people will leave the countryRead More

Brazil and Netherlands to battle for third position

BRASILIA (Dunya News) – Brazil and Netherlands will fight each other to occupy the third position of World Cup 2014 tomorrow.The match will start on 01:00 AM (PST).The match will be vital for Brazil as it is their shot at redemption.Brazilians will be fighting to appease their angry fans while Dutch want to go home with safe reputation.After the disappointing performance in semi final against Germany, Brazil’s coach has not decided about his future yet.In an interview he said that he will make a decision about his future with BrazilRead More

European markets benefit from easing tensions in Portugal

LONDON (AFP) – European equities scraped back some lost ground on Friday as officials in Lisbon moved to allay fears of a potential Portuguese banking crisis.Londons FTSE 100 closed with a gain of 0.27 percent at 6,690.17 points, Frankfurts DAX 30 tacked on 0.07 percent to 9,666.34 and the Paris CAC 40 won 0.35 percent to 4,316.5 points.Milan stocks were up by 0.62 percent while Madrid gained a slight 0.05 percent.In Portugal, Lisbons PSI 20 index edged 0.62 percent higher to 6,142.87 points, a day after it shed 4.18 percent.InRead More

Gold shines as investors seek shelter; oil drops again

LONDON (AFP) – Gold prices zoomed this week to a four-month peak as investors sought shelter from weak eurozone data and fears of contagion from a banks problems in Portugal, dealers said.The oil market however sank for the third successive week, pressured by easing supply tensions in Libya and Iraq, they added.PRECIOUS METALS: Gold rallied on sliding European equities, weak eurozone industrial output data and news of a brewing bank crisis in Portugal.The safe-haven investment hit $1,345.46 per ounce on Thursday — touching a level last seen on March 19.Read More

Altaf Hussain writes open letter to Army Chief over ‘extrajudicial killings’ of party workers

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Friday wrote an open letter to Army Chief General Raheel Sharif saying that innocent workers are being arrested and killed extra-judicially in the name of targeted operation in Karachi. He said that his party has knocked every door for justice but returned disappointed, Dunya News reported.In a statement issued by Altaf Hussain, it was said that innocent MQM workers are being targeted for no reason, alleging that extrajudicial murders of the party workers are being carried out inRead More

Rebels kill 23 Ukraine troops, shredding truce hopes

DONETSK (AFP) – Ukraine’s military on Friday reported losing 23 servicemen in clashes across the separatist east that threatened to shatter slim Western hopes of a truce in Europe’s deadliest conflict in decades.The defence ministry said the toll included 19 troops who died in a hail of rockets fired from a truck-mounted Grad rocket launcher system — a type of weapon both Kiev and Washington insist could only have been covertly supplied to the rebels by Russia.The official spokesman of Ukraine’s intensifying eastern assault added that 93 servicemen had sustainedRead More

Govt announces 2-week long Independence Day celebrations from Aug 1

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The federal government on Friday announced that the celebration of 67th Independence Day of the country will span two weeks beginning from August 1, Dunya News reported.Reportedly, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will address the flag hoisting ceremony at D-Chowk Islamabad and sources reveal that no other political activity or protests will be allowed during that time. Prominent personalities including armed forces’ chiefs, foreign ambassadors, members of parliament along with other key personalities of the country will participate in the event.Government decided to observe the 67th IndependenceRead More

PML-N will accept court decision in Musharraf case: Hamza

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shahbaz Sharif has said that the matter of Pervez Musharraf is under proceeding and his party would accept the court decision.Addressing a ceremony of at Alhamra cheques collection submitted by the educational institution for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) here at Alhamra on Friday, Hamza Shahbaz Sharif said the political jugulars who deceived in the past would be accountable to the nation.Criticizing the Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri, HamzaRead More

Pakistan needs Pakistan Protection Bill: Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: (Dunya News) Deputy Convener Muttahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) Dr. Farooq Sattar has said that though the Pakistan Protection Bill (PPB) was adopted in a hurry, it was a necessity in the given circumstances. Farooq Sattar said that Pakistan Army needed the Pakistan Protection Bill and therefore, MQM deemed it right to vote in favor of the bill.While talking to the media today (Friday) Dr. Farooq Sattar said that MQM was the party that kept opposing this bill till the last moment but when it became essential to adopt theRead More

Elon Musk donates $1 million for new Tesla museum

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has agreed to donate $1 million to help fund a new museum dedicated to inventor Nikolai Tesla.The organizer of a crowdfunding campaign for the new museum, Matthew Inman, made the announcement on his blog, weeks after publicly asking Musk for the donation for the center honoring the inventor who inspired the name for the electric car maker.Earlier this week I got to speak to (Musk) directly, and he promised two things, Inman wrote on the blog Thursday.Hes going to build a TeslaRead More