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Friday, March 25th, 2016


Pakistan sent packing from World T20

MOHALI, 25 MAR (DNA) – Pakistan were sent packing from the 2016 World Twenty20 after the team lost their must-win Group 2 Super-10 fixture of the tournament against Australia by 21 runs at Mohali on Friday. Australia won the toss and chose to bat first in the game. They scored 193/4 in their 20 overs. Skipper Steve Smith led from the front as he made an unbeaten 61 runs from 43 balls which included seven boundaries. Shane Watson also remained not out after scoring 44 runs from 21 balls withRead More

Dar directs to investigate rise in poultry prices

ISLAMABAD, 25 MAR (DNA) – Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has directed Ministry of Food Security and Research to investigate the rise in prices of chicken and poultry products.    He was chairing a meeting of National Price Monitoring Committee in Islamabad. He said that despite ECC directives in September last year for the import of gram pulse to stabilize the prices, the import has not taken place and the prices are under pressure. He directed Utility Stores Corporation to ensure that the prices do not surge in view of forthcoming holyRead More

GB Governor appreciates Thalassemia treatment facilities under PBM

ISLAMABAD, 25 MAR (DNA) – Governor Gilgit Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan has appreciated Thalassemia treatment facilities under an initiative of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) and lauded PBM efforts in curing children with no financial resources. Governor GB paid visit to Pakistan Thalassemia Centre (PTC) along with his wife here on Friday, greeted by the Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal Managing Director Barrister Abid Waheed Sheikh and given a tour of the center. They also met with thalassemic children under treatment there and inquired about their health. Barrister Abid Waheed, on this occasion highlightedRead More

Govt to involve private sector in Green Pakistan Program: Zahid

ISLAMABAD, 25 MAR (DNA) – A meeting was called at Ministry of Climate Change inviting private sector to engage in the Prime Minister’s Green Pakistan Program.  The participants’ involved representatives from different banks, telecommunication sector and other corporate organizations “We have to keep environment and Climate Change as center of corporate social responsibility .The healthy environment can promise only healthy life”, said by Federal Minister for Climate Change while chairing the meeting. “We acknowledge the corporate social responsibility already showed by many private sector organizations. We will provide flexible choicesRead More

Early detection and treatment can save the life of TB patients

KARACHI, 25 MAR (DNA) – About one-third of the world’s population is currently infected with Tuberculosis (TB) globally. Pakistan ranked 5th among 30 highest TB burden countries in the world which an estimated of 0.5 million new cases and 5,000 death per year. One TB patient may infect 10-12 persons in a year. TB is a curable disease, early detection and treatment can save the life of TB patients. Incomplete treatment of TB makes it most dangerous to MDR TB. These views were expressed by Film Actress Reema Khan, Dr.Read More

Govt encouraging private sector to cope energy crisis: Minister

LAHORE, 25 MAR (DNA) – Provincial Minister for Mines and Minerals, Ch. Sher Ali Khan has said that Punjab government is encouraging private sector to cope with the energy crisis by using renewable sources along with hydel and thermal energy. He said this while  talking to the participants of Solar Pakistan – The 5th International Renewable Energy & Power Exhibition & Conference being held at a local hotel from 25th – 27th  March 2016, organized by FAKT Exhibitions (Pvt) Ltd.  hile addressing he said that he praised the efforts ofRead More