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Thursday, January 7th, 2016


Saudi FM meets Army Chief, discusses regional security

RAWALPINDI, 07 JAN (DNA) – Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Thursday arrived in Islamabad and met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif. According to details, the Saudi minister met the Army Chief at the General Headquarters (GHQ). According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), key issues including regional security was discussed. The Saudi minister also praised Pakistan’s sacrifices in war against terrorism. He said Pakistan’s role for stability in the region is praiseworthy. Earlier, Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and other prominent officialsRead More

Pak-Indonesia sign agreement on rice exportation

ISLAMABAD, 07 JAN (DNA) – Pakistan has concluded an agreement with Indonesia to export one million metric ton of rice estimated at around US $ 400 million over four years. The agreement for export of rice will be implemented by Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) and Indonesian Government’s organization BULOG (State Logistic Agency). TCP has finalized first tender of 15,000 metric tons of rice export to Indonesia which includes 5,000 metric tons of basmati rice and 10,000 metric tonnes of non-basmati rice. The finalization of this tender has a positiveRead More

President chairs meeting on revision of syllabus

ISLAMABAD, 07 JAN  (DNA) –  President Mamnoon Hussain has directed the Ministry of Education to expedite work for formulation of national curriculum in coordination with all provincial governments, including AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan. Chairing a meeting on revision of syllabus in Islamabad on Thursday, he underscored that the curriculum must promote religious tolerance and understanding to eliminate extremism and strengthen the national fabric. Minister of State for Federal Education & Professional Training Engineer Baligh-ur-Rehman, Ms. Maryam Nawaz Sharif, Dr. Musadiq Malik, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister and Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb,Read More

Pak-Afghan join forces to eradicate polio from globe

ISLAMABAD, 07 JAN  (DNA) –  An international video conference held between National Polio teams of Pakistan and Afghanistan on 6thJan, 2016 to discuss the importance of strengthening cross border coordination at national & regional levels for polio eradication. The meeting was chaired By Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq, Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Eradication from Pakistan and Dr Hedayatullah Stanikzai, National Polio Focal Point and Senior Adviser to the Minister Health Afghanistan. Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio, Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq appreciated the efforts made on cross border level that haveRead More

PCB extends Waqar’s contract until England tour

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KARACHI: Pakistan announced Thursday its national team’s head coach Waqar Younis will fulfil his responsibilities until the end of England’s tour later this year. Waqar’s two-year contract expires in May this year, but Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan said his team management will continue until September. “We have not taken a final decision on the contracts of the team management but Waqar and other staff will continue until the end of Pakistan’s tour of England,” Khan told media. Pakistan plays four Tests, five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 onRead More

Iran accuses KSA of attacking its Yemen embassy

TEHRAN: Iran on Thursday said Saudi warplanes had attacked its embassy in Yemen’s capital, a development that would exacerbate tensions between the two countries, and Riyadh said it would investigate the accusation. “Saudi Arabia is responsible for the damage to the embassy building and the injury to some of its staff,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari was quoted as saying by Iranian state television news channel IRIB. Residents and witnesses in the capital Sanaa said there was no damage to the embassy building in Hadda district. They said anRead More