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PM directs party not to be deterred by conspiracies

ISLAMABAD, 14 APR, (DNA) – A consultative meeting of senior leadership of Pakistan Muslim League Thursday vowed not to be deterred by the conspiracies and spate of ridiculous allegations against the person of Prime Minister and to continue with the national development agenda. The meeting chaired by Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar here at the Prime Minister House also prayed for health and early recovery of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, who was in London for medical treatment, a statement from the PM House said. The meeting was attended byRead More

COAS confers awards to troops for acts of gallantry in Zarb-e-Azb

RAWALPINDI, 14 APR, (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has awarded accolades and praised army officers and soldiers over excellent performance in Operation Zarb-e-Azb, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Thursday. COAS has awarded Tamgha-e-Basalat to 35 officers and soldiers; other 35 officers were also awarded with Sitara-e-Imtiaz Military while 5 officers have been awarded with United Nations (UN) Medal. A large number of military officials and relatives of Shuhada and Ghazis attended the ceremony. Medals of Shuhada were received by their family members. After theRead More

Pakistan, Turkey agree to forge cooperation in diverse fields

ISTANBUL, 14 APR, (DNA) – Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to forge cooperation in diverse fields including energy and infrastructure. Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to forge cooperation in different areas including defence, economy, energy, infrastructure and science and technology. The understanding came during meeting of President Mamnoon Hussain and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on the sidelines of OIC Summit in Istanbul. The President said Turkish entrepreneurs and businessmen could invest in different sectors of Pakistan including energy and infrastructure projects. Prime Minister Davutoglu assured President Mamnoon Hussain thatRead More

Poverty, inequalities remain overarching challenges for Asia: Maleeha

NEW YORK, 14 APR, (DNA) – Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told a meeting at the UN that poverty and inequalities remain overarching challenges for Asia even as new opportunities are opening up by an expanding middle class, a trend which some have described as the one of the biggest seismic shifts in history. Speaking at a side event, organized by the Pakistan Mission to the UN and ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific) on enhancing regional cooperation in the region, she said that economic integration is much more advancedRead More

Dar chairs meeting to review progress of work on Kohsar Block

ISLAMABAD, 14 APR, (DNA) – The Finance Minister here on Thursday chaired a meeting to review the progress of work on the Kohsar Block (New Pak Secretariat) project.  The meeting was informed that Civil Work of main building and 85% external development Works are completed and remaining work is in progress. The meeting was apprised that HVAC and lift work is also being undertaken. Necessary arrangements are afoot for securing power supply to the building, the meeting was informed. Finance Minister emphasized completion of HVAC work and installation of liftsRead More

Terrorism, extremism are common enemies of Pakistan, Iran: Rashid

ISLAMABAD, 14 APR, (DNA) – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid has said that Pakistan wants to enhance cooperation with Iran in areas of trade, economy, science and technology, border management, parliamentary exchanges, culture and people to people contacts. He was talking to Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Honardoost, who called on him in Islamabad on Thursday. The Minister said that terrorism and extremism are common enemies and we will have to make joint and concerted efforts to thwart the nefarious designs of terrorists to ensure peace and security inRead More