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Chinese national day reception draws huge audience

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 28 (DNA) –President Mamnoon Hussain has greeted Chinese leadership on the occasion of the Chinese national day. The President was the chief guest on the occasion of the national day reception held at the Chinese embassy on Monday.The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan held a reception to celebrate the 66thanniversary of the founding of People’s Republic of China. More than 900 people from walks of life of the countries were present in the reception.

Senate Committee passes NUMS Bill amidst controversy

ISLAMABAD, 28 SEP (DNA) – The Senate Defence Committee on Monday passed the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) bill giving sweeping powers to the army-run medical university. The bill makes NUMS an autonomous body in setting standards of medical education bypassing the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), the federal watch dog and regulatory body of medical education throughout the country. The committee meeting was presided over by chairman Mushahid Hussain Syed and was attended by secretary defence, deputy surgeon general of the Pakistan Army and other senior officersRead More

Pakistani rights activist, Syeda Fatima honoured with Global Citizen award

NEW YORK: Syeda Ghulam Fatima, a Pakistani human rights activist was honoured on Sunday with a Global Citizen award in New York for her dedication to civil rights and labour laws in Pakistan. Fatima is the elected general secretary of the Bonded Labour Liberation Front (BLLF) Pakistan. The activist works for the compliance of the International Labour Organisation’s labour standards in Pakistan, and campaigning for the legal rights of brick kiln workers and female domestic staff working through out Pakistan. Fatima is also a member of the Provincial Committee forRead More

PM Nawaz’s meetings with world leaders on sidelines of 70th UNGA Session

PM says boosting exports top priority of Govt

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim called on PM Nawaz NEW YORK: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the 70th UNGA Session in New York, says a press release received here on Monday from New York. The Prime Minister thanked the World Bank for providing financial support and technical assistance to Pakistan over the years, particularly in infrastructure development, energy, water and social sectors. He sought World Bank’s financial assistance for construction of dams, which would help meet energy shortfallRead More

PSL announces attractive package for emerging cricketers

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Super League (PSL) Governing Council Najam Sethi said emerging talent taking part in the tournament will enjoy contracts starting from $25,000. Expressing optimism, Sethi said that the league would boost Pakistan’s cricket by providing players an opportunity to play alongside top international cricketers. “Each of the five teams participating in the event would have to include four foreign and two local emerging players in the squad,” Sethi said while talking to a local TV channel. “The emerging players will get at least $25,000 each.” He added thatRead More

Milk seller in Gujranwala fainted when declared ineligible to contest LG polls

GUJRANWALA: A milk seller in Punjab’s Gujranwala district was declared ineligible to contest local body polls as he was selling milk on a price higher than that approved by the provincial government. The returning officer rejected the nomination papers of the milk seller, Malik Tariq, an aspiring candidate for General Councillor seat in Gujranwala’s Union Council 58, on the pretext that he was committing the ‘crime’ of robbing people of the area by selling milk at a higher price. Shocked by the rejection of his nomination papers, Tariq fainted onRead More