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Pervaiz Rashid says action to be taken against protesting PIA workers

ISLAMABAD, Feb 01 (DNA): Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Pervaiz Rashid categorically warned that his government would sack PIA employees who were found involved in taking part in strike.“I assure that no PIA employee will be sacked by the administration. But those who take part in the strike will be fired,” Rashid told media persons in Islamabad.

Govt focusing on promotion of Islamic Banking: President

 ISLAMABAD, Feb 01 (DNA): President Mamnoon Hussain has said the government is pursuing appropriate policies for the promotion of Islamic Banking and Finance in the country.  Addressing a roundtable a Conference on Potentials of Islamic Banking and Islamic Banking & Finance Awards in Islamabad on Monday, the President said it is encouraging that the share of Islamic banking in overall banking sector is steadily growing.  This, he said, shows the tendencies of public towards the Sharia system and makes it also incumbent upon the relevant quarters to further bring improvementRead More

Pakistan, Iran enjoy multi-dimensional friendship: Rashi

ISLAMABAD, Feb 01 (DNA): Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said Pakistan and Iran enjoy multi-dimensional friendship.  He was addressing a function in connection with Iranian Cultural Mela in Islamabad.  The Minister expressed the confidence that strengthening of cultural bonds would help promote harmony between the two brotherly countries.  He said culture is a valuable asset of any nation and Iranian cultural mela would help promote further awareness about Iran in Pakistan.  The Information Minister pointed out that Pakistan and Iran are deeply linked to each other and feel each other’sRead More

Pak, Sri Lanka continue to enjoy excellent ties: Envoy

COLOMBO, Feb 01 (DNA): The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Major Gen(R) Syed Shakeel Hussain said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka continue to enjoy excellent relations as there is a strong will on both sides to further develop and promote these relations. Pakistani envoy said this while briefing a delegation of International Relations Department of Preston University, Islamabad Campus, which visited Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka on 1st February 2016, for an interactive session with the High Commissioner and Officers of the High Commission.  The 8 –Read More

Bilawal slams PMLN for wreckage on heritage 

KARACHI, Feb 01 (DNA): Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari while expressing solidarity with the people of Lahore who are being uprooted from their ancestral abodes, businesses and shops to pave the way for controversial Orange Metro Line already opposed by the experts of United Nations Human Rights Council said this. In a statement issued Monday, Bilawal said that the PML-N is bent upon to crush the protests of the people of Lahore who homes, shops and businesses are being ruthlessly demolished and heritage of the historic cityRead More

PEF calls for data of out of school kids from partners

 LAHORE, Feb 01 (DNA): The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has directed school partners attached with phase 15 of its Education Voucher Scheme (EVS) to submit details of 6 to 16 year old children who have never been to schools, or have been struck off from the schools for at least six months through its computerized online student information system maximum by February 22. According to a circular issued by the Director (EVS), these children would be issued vouchers to study free of cost in PEF partner schools of choice. EducationRead More