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Tuesday, March 1st, 2016


Loadshedding will end by 2018: PM

CHAKWAL, March 01 (DNA): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that efforts of the Government to overcome electricity shortage are bearing fruit and the menace of load-shedding would be over by 2018.He was addressing a public gathering in Chakwal on Tuesday.The Prime Minister said the Government is working hard to resolve problems and challenges confronting Pakistan. He said the Government is making every endeavor to ameliorate the lot of the common man.

Pakistan has restored macroeconomic stability: Tokhir Mirzoev IMF

Ansar Mahmood Bhatti ISLAMABAD, MAR 01 (DNA) –Mr. Tokhir Mirzoev, the Resident Representative of International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said Pakistan has restored macroeconomic stability adding the recent discussions with the Pakistani authorities in Dubai were in the context of the 10th review under the country’s IMF-supported program. He expressed these views while giving an exclusive interview to DNA, on Tuesday. He further said, the three-year program was approved in September 2013 with the total assistance of about US$ 6.2 billion. Program implementation is monitored with quarterly reviews, where ourRead More

Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif meets Tajik President

DUSHANBE, MAR 01: (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif met with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahman during his recent visit to Tajikistan, on Tuesday.Both dignitaries discussed various ways and means to expand and diversify bilateral cooperation especially in the fields of defence, education culture etc.The Pakistan army chief remained with the President of Tajikistan for a while. Pakistan and Tajikistan share common views on issues such as terrorism, extremism and action against narcotics.

National Capoeira festival and sports gala from April 30

ISLAMABAD, MAR 01 (DNA) – Pakistan Capoeira Academy with Micronox has announced to launch 1st National Capoeira Festival & Sports Gala 2016 on 30th April 2016. Pakistan Capoeira Academy has decided to organize this event at Liaquat Gymnasium Hall at Sports Complex in Islamabad.High profile guests including cricket celebrities, martial arts personalities, famous sportsmen, Brazilian Masters, diplomats and foreign missions are invited. Capoeira is Brazilian traditional martial art that combines the elements of dance, music, acrobatics, fighting and self-defense.

Canada reaches target of welcoming 25,000 Syrian refugees by February 29, 2016

ISLAMABAD (DNA) -Fulfilling a commitment in the spirit of humanitarian assistance, the Government of Canada has announced that as of the end of February 2016, Canada has welcomed 25,080 Syrian refugees since November 4, 2015.Canada resettles refugees to save lives and to provide stability to those fleeing persecution who have no hope of relief. Canadian society is open to refugees and immigration – a character that was clearly demonstrated by communities across the country in recent weeks. Resettling refugees is a proud and important part of Canada’s humanitarian tradition. ItRead More

Japan provides USD 17.5million to support energy and education in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, MAR 01 (DNA) – Japan has agreed to provide grants approximately worth 1,967 million Yen (approx. 17.5million USD) to Pakistan through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in order to strengthen training facilities on power grid operations and to build around 25 girls’ schools. The bilateral agreements were signed for “The Project for Strengthening Training Center on Grid System Operations and Maintenance”providing a grant up to 994 million Yen (approx. 8.9 million USD),and “The Project for Upgrading Primary Girls Schools into Elementary Schools in Northern Rural Sindh”worth 973 million YenRead More