Monthly Archives: August 2015

PIA cuts fares for international flights

According to details, PIA has announced a 30 percent cut in business class while a 20 percent decrease was announced for economy class.

The destinations for which the fares have been brought down include New York, Toronto, Paris, Milan, Copenhagen, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

PIA’s Marketing Director Khurram Mushtaq stated that the rates were revised for providing cheap travel to the nation along with creating more revenue.

Source: Ary News

Assistant to U.S. President Obama lauds Pakistan’s role in war against terror

According to a press release by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), General Raheel Sharif and Dr. Peter Lavoy discussed the affairs of mutual interests and the situation regarding Afghanistan.

Lavoy was accompanied by Mr. Richard G Olson, US Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr P. Michael Mickinley and US Ambassador to Afghanistan, the press release stated.

Lavoy lauded the efforts of Pakistan Army in the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb and the country’s role in the war against terror.

Source: Ary News

Morgan leads England to dramatic win over Australia

Captain Eoin Morgan smashed a superb 74 off 39 deliveries to lift the home team to 182 for five and despite a brilliant 90 by Australia skipper Steve Smith, the touring side fell just short of their target.

“It was brilliant, a great game of cricket to win,” Morgan told Sky Sports. “You can learn a lot from playing in close games against top opposition.”

He shared a third-wicket stand of 135 with Moeen Ali (72 not out) after Smith had won the toss and England openers Alex Hales and Jason Roy fell cheaply.

Morgan struck seven sixes and three fours and Moeen hit three sixes and six fours to put England on course for a total in excess of 200.

But quick bowlers Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc slowed down the run-rate in the closing overs to keep Australia in the game.

Australia openers David Warner and Shane Watson then failed but Smith and Glenn Maxwell put together a fluent partnership.

Maxwell was brilliantly caught by Ben Stokes off man-of-the-match Moeen for 44, the all-rounder running round from long-on to end a third-wicket stand of 112.

“Ben Stokes’ catch changed the momentum of the game because the wicket meant it was difficult for a new batsman to come in and score quickly,” Morgan said.

Smith made his 90 off 53 balls, including four sixes, but he was caught by Sam Billings off David Willey in the 19th over and Stokes conceded just six runs off the last six balls to leave Australia stranded on 177 for eight.

“It was impressive the way Ben Stokes bowled that final over and delivered his skills after just finishing a five-game test series,” Morgan said.

“He stuck his chest out and bowled very well.”

Smith was left to rue his team’s inconsistent bowling.

Source: Ary News

Explosion in Spain’s fireworks factory kills five

The cause of the blast at the factory on the outskirts of the city near the airport was unknown.

The explosion at the factory, which makes fireworks and matches, was heard in a large area of the city. Television pictures showed a large column of smoke rising from the factory.

Emergency services urged local residents to stay away from the area. The airport continued operating.

A spokeswoman for the regional government of Aragon said five people were killed in the blast.

“As well as the deaths, at the moment there are six people injured to varying degrees,” she said.

She said firefighters were continuing their work at the factory, which exports products to other European countries and Canada.

El Pais newspaper said accidents at fireworks factories around Spain in the last 25 years had claimed more than 110 lives.

Source: Ary News

Turkish court arrests British journalists on ‘Islamic State terror’ charges

The two British reporters and their Iraqi translator have been charged with “engaging in terror activity” on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group, the court in Diyarbakir said.

A fourth suspect, their driver, was allowed to go free, an AFP correspondent reported from the court.

They have now been taken to a jail in Diyarbakir ahead of an eventual trial. There were no further details over the evidence of their alleged links to IS jihadists.

The reporters were detained last week covering unrest in southeast Turkey which has raged as the government presses a military offensive against Kurdish rebels.

They had earlier been questioned by prosecutors who ruled to take the case to court.

The four men, including the driver, had been held in police custody since their detention last week.

Reports said that they were arrested after police acted on a tipoff and confiscated the footage shot during their reporting. All have denied the accusations in the presence of their lawyers.

Vice News, an Internet-based channel which produces in-depth video reports, named the two British journalists in a statement as Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury.

It also said that while sources initially said they were detained for filming without government accreditation, they had then been “accused of supporting the so-called Islamic State (IS).”

A Vice News spokesperson said the journalists will “face unsubstantiated charges of terrorism”.

The team had been visiting the region as the government wages a relentless campaign against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants, with several local Kurdish officials arrested and accused of supporting declarations of self rule.

Amnesty International has called for the release of the journalists, calling the accusations against them “outrageous and bizarre”.

“This is yet another example of the Turkish authorities suppressing the reporting of stories that are embarrassing to them,” said Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International’s Turkey Researcher.

“They should release the journalists immediately,” he added.

There has been growing concern about deteriorating press freedoms on Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and in particular over the numbers of journalists facing legal proceedings on accusations of insulting top officials.

“Authorities ought to protect —- not gag —- journalists on the job,” said Nina Ognianova of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Source: Ary News

Govt hikes gas prices by 13 to 63 percent

According to details, Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) passed a notification regarding the increase in gas prices.

OGRA stated that the notification was issued on the instructions of the federal government.

According to the notification, the government has hiked the rates by 13 percent for domestic consumers while the cost for commercial users has been hiked by 10 percent.

The cost for industrial sector has been increased by 22 percent while the rates for the fertilizer sector has been increased by 63 percent.

The revised rates will be applicable from the September 1.

Source: Ary News

Ahsan directs to finalize national water policy in three months

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal on Monday directed the authorities concerned for finalizing the national water policy in three months to save the country from water crisis. He was chairing the meeting of Central Development Working Party (CDWP) here. Ahsan Iqbal said all relevant government institutions and stakeholder should gear up […] Source: Aaj Tv news

Jawani Phir Nai Ani’s latest song ‘Khul Jaye Botal’ is bound to make you groove

The song “Khul Jaye Botal” is bound to make you dance and be the party anthem of the year.

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KHUL JAYE BOTAL song from the film JAWANI PHIR NAHI ANIPresenting the second song of the film Jawani Phir Nahi Ani”KHUL JAYE BOTAL”Cast: Humayun Saeed, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Ahmed Butt, Vasay Chaudhry, Aisha Khan, Mehwish Hayat, Uzma Khan, Sarwat Gillani, Sohai Ali Abro,  Javed Sheikh, Bushra Ansari & Ismail TaraDirected by: Nadeem Baig Producers: Salman Iqbal, Humayun Saeed, Jerjees Seja & Shahzad NasibA joint production of ARY Films & Six Sigma Plus Releasing on Eid ul Azha in Cinemas Across Pakistan, UAE, UK, Australia, Africa  by ARY FILMS

Posted by ARY Films on Monday, August 31, 2015

Read More: Jawani Phir Nahi Ani’s trailer creates a buzz

The film stars Humayun Saeed, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Ahmed Butt, Vasay Chaudhry, Aisha Khan, Mehwish Hayat, Uzma Khan, Sarwat Gillani, Sohai Ali Abro, Javed Sheikh, Bushra Ansari & Ismail Tara.

Jawani Phir Nai Ani will be released on Eid-ul-Azha across Pakistan, UAE, UK, Australia, Africa. The flick is a joint production of ARY Films & Six Sigma Plus.

The flick is director by veteran actor Nadeem Baig and co-produced by Salman Iqbal, Humayun Saeed, Jerjees Seja & Shahzad Nasib.

Source: Ary News

Federal Foreign Minister Germany calls on General Raheel Sharif

RAWALPINDI: Federal Foreign Minister Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited GHQ here on Monday and called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif. According to ISPR, matters of mutual interest including security situation in the region were discussed during the meeting. APP
Source: Aaj Tv news

Abbasi announces Rs 3 reduction in POL products’ prices

ISLAMABAD:Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday announced Rs 3 reduction in the prices of all petroleum products with effect from September 1. Addressing a news conference along with Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid, he said the government had reduced the prices of POL products as per […] Source: Aaj Tv news