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Thursday, February 4th, 2016


US, Pak commit to double funds for science and technology research

ISLAMABAD, 04 FEB (DNA) – American Ambassador David Hale and Chairman of the Higher Education Commission Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding at the Higher Education Commission Auditorium in Islamabad, doubling funding for the Pakistan-U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation Program. The MOU will provide more than $8 million in joint funding for high level collaborative research in science and technology, with a new focus on health and other fields such as water, energy, and information technology. “The benefits to us all in developing our education, knowledge, skills, andRead More

Indian High Commissioner-Designate calls on Tariq Fatemi

ISLAMABAD, 04 FEB (DNA) – The High Commissioner-designate of India, Mr. Gautam H. Bambawale, has paid a courtesy call on Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, on Thursday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The SAPM welcomed Mr. Bambawale to Pakistan and wished him a successful and productive tenure. He highlighted the important role of Mr. Bambawale in strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries. DNA

Shahid Afridi conferred CSR award by NFEH

KARACHI, 04 FEB (DNA) – Famous cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi, who is also chairman of Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF), has been conferred the 8th Corporate Social Responsibility by National Forum for Environment and Health. The ceremony to confer CSR award to Shahid Afridi was held here at a local hotel the other day where NFEH President Muhammad Naeem Qureshi presented the award to the SAF chairman. The CSR award was conferred to Shahid Afridi in due recognition of his tireless services in sectors of education, health, youth development, promotion ofRead More

Imran  Mirza appointed as Ambassador of Pakistan to Senegal 

ISLAMABAD, 04 FEB (DNA) – Mohammad Imran Mirza, presently Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner to the UK, has been appointed as Ambassador of Pakistan to the Republic of Senegal. Mr. Mirza will also be concurrently accredited as Pakistan’s Ambassador to six other countries including Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde. It is after long  that a Deputy High Commissioner to the UK has been appointed directly as Pakistan’s Ambassador. This is reflective of the trust and confidence reposed by the government in Mr. Mirza whoRead More

Pakistan, Afghan defence officials vow to stop terrorist activities

ISLAMABAD, 04 FEB (DNA) – Senior Pakistani and Afghan military officials met in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi on Thursday and “reiterated that terrorists operating on either side of border will not be allowed to use their soil for any terrorists’ activity on either side of the border.” The Directors General Military Operations met at a time when military-to-military contacts have increased in recent days. It is the second visit to Pakistan by the senior Afghan military officers in a week to explore ways for increased security cooperation. TheRead More

Former PM Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali Calls on PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD, 04 FEB (DNA) – Former Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House Islamabad Thursday. Matters related to development of the Province and welfare schemes for people of Balochistan were discussed during the call on. The Prime Minister said that the future of Balochistan is bright. The government has initiated a number of development projects and welfare schemes in the Province to bring Balochistan at par with rest of the Provinces. Besides maintaining peace and security, development and prosperity of theRead More