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Wednesday, January 13th, 2016


Resolution of Kashmir issue govt’s top priority: Rashid

MIRPUR, 13 JAN, (DNA) – Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid says resolution of Kashmir issue and end to ceasefire violation at the Line of Control is the top priority of the government. Addressing the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz workers convention in Mirpur Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, he said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had raised these issues in a recent meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Information Minister said the PPP government in Azad Kashmir miserably failed to deliver during the last five years. He said Neelum-Jhelum project wasRead More

Afghan President assures PM of diplomats’ security

ISLAMABAD, 13 JAN (DNA) – Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, spoke to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by the phone on Wednesday and assured him of security of Pakistani diplomats after militants attacked Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad. The Islamic State of Dai’sh claimed responsibility for the attack that according to Afghan officials killed at least seven guards of the consulate. Pakistan demanded of the Afghan gov’t of investigation into the incident and called for security of the country’s diplomatic staff. “Afghan president made a telephonic call to the  prime minister of PakistanRead More

Prof Atta urges govt to promote S&T, higher edu

COLOMBO, 13 JAN, (DNA) – Famous Pakistani scientist Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman is currently visiting Sri Lanka to attend 1st International Conference on Bioscience and Biotechnology – 2016 under the theme of “Molecular Life Science for the Development in the 21st Century”, from January 12-13, 2016, organized by Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura Sri Lanka. Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman is a renowned scientist as well as top Scholar in the field of organic Chemistry with approximately 983 important publications in the field of Organic chemistry. His works is referencedRead More

Norwegian Pakistanis can support in tourism development: Riffat 

OSLO, 13 JAN, (DNA) – Pakistan Ambassador to Norway Ms Riffat Masood has suggested that Norwegian Pakistanis specially their social and cultural organizations can play an important role in tourism development in Pakistan. She was talking to Pakistani Intellectual and Doctoral Researcher Syed Sibtain Shah, who met her at Embassy of Pakistan in Oslo. A veteran Norwegian Pakistani Mian Mohammad Islam who was also present in the meeting, updated the Ambassador on issues of Norwegian Pakistanis related to Pakistan. The ambassador said, she raised this suggestion while meeting with officeRead More

Iran frees US sailors held in Gulf after incursion

TEHRAN, 13 JAN, (DNA) – Iran has released 10 US sailors held for entering its territorial waters, in a swift resolution of an incident that tested newly-improved US-Iranian ties. They were detained Tuesday after one of their two vessels broke down during a training mission in the Gulf. Iranian state media said the group was released into international waters after apologising. It comes at a sensitive time, as the US and Iran try to implement the deal on Iran’s nuclear activities. The incursion was “unintentional”, a statement from the RevolutionaryRead More

Most of Daesh members entered Afghanistan from Pakistan, alleges Afghan Ambassador

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Addressing an event regarding Pak-Afghan ties in Islamabad, Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Janan Mosazai on Wednesday claimed that terrorists from Pakistan’s Mohmand and Orakzai agencies are joining Daesh in Afghanistan.He alleged that sixty to seventy percent members of Daesh, also known as Islamic State, came to Afghanistan from Pakistan. Mosazai asserted that this terror group poses a major threat to the region. He further said that Afghanistan will not allow any country to be a security threat to Pakistan from its soil, this is Kabul‘s policy. India enjoys goodwillRead More