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Friday, March 11th, 2016

 

PM Nawaz witnesses military drills in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH (DNA) -Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz sharif is attending the Military Parade by 21 Islamic countries in King Khalid military city. Army Chief General Raheel Sharif is present with the Prime Minister. The Custodian of Two Holy Mosques accompany the guests here.


Palestinian products to be showcased in Pakistan in June: envoy

ISLAMABAD, MAR 11 (DNA) -. Walid Abu Ali, Ambassador of Palestine said that a Trade Expo of Palestine was being planned in Islamabad preferably in June this year to showcase the potential of many Palestinian products including marble & stones, food items, agro products, industrial goods, handicrafts, technology & communications, leather goods, construction, tourism and many others for Pakistani consumers. He said the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) would sponsor the holding of Trade Expo in Pakistan. He said Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry should cooperation with Palestinian EmbassyRead More


A Girl in the River: the Price of Forgiveness” screened at Canadian HC

ISLAMABAD, MAR 11 (DNA) -The Oscar winning documentary, ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness,’ directed by Pakistani Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, was screened on Friday for the second time in Pakistan by the High Commission of Canada, the British High Commission and UN Women. Heartfelt congratulations to Ms. Obaid-Chinoy were offered by the three hosts i.e. High Commissioner of Canada Heather Cruden, British High Commissioner-Designate Thomas Drew and UN Women Country Representative Jamshed Kazi.


Bid to block Pakistan F-16 sale fails in US Senate

WASHINGTON, MAR 11 (DNA) – The US Senate blocked an effort to prevent the $700 million sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, although a key lawmaker said he would not allow the use of US funds to finance it. Lawmakers voted 71 to 24 against an attempt introduced by Republican Senator Rand Paul to prevent the sale under legislation known as the Arms Control Act.


PM Nawaz defies clerics very carefully

ISLAMABAD: During a speech to international business leaders in late November, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif shocked the country’s powerful religious community by calling for a new, more “liberal” Pakistan.Amid an outcry, within hours, Sharif’s staff was playing down the speech, saying he didn’t really mean to imply Pakistan should become more like the West, reported Washington Post.