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Friday, April 15th, 2016

 

President leads Pakistan delegation to 13th OIC Islamic Summit in Istanbul

ISLAMABAD, 15 APR (DNA) –  President, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, led Pakistan delegation to the Thirteenth Islamic Summit Conference in Istanbul, Turkey on 14-15 April 2016. The Summit was chaired by the President of Turkey and was attended by 25 Heads of State/Government including of Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Iran, Kuwait, Palestine, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The President, in his address to the Summit, noted that the Muslim Ummah was facing unprecedented challenges to its fraternity and harmony. The President reiterated Pakistan’s support to all efforts aimed at strengthening unity and solidarity amongRead More


Govt has banned pesticides harmful for human health: Minister  

ISLAMABAD, 15 APR (DNA) – The National Assembly was informed on Friday that the government has banned all pesticides having potential to damage human health as declared by the Rotterdam Convention. Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan told the House during question hour that the government is collecting data of child labour in cotton fields. To a question, he said Australia is providing technical support in agriculture sector and enhancement of regional connectivity to Pakistan. He said trade and business delegations will visit Australia to explore avenues for promotion of bilateralRead More


Govt releases Rs.150mn for commerce division projects

ISLAMABAD, 15 APR  (DNA) –  As many as Rs.150.248 million has been released by the government for various development projects of Commerce Division under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2015-16. Over all, Rs.875.622 million have been earmarked for the Commerce Division’s development projects during the current fiscal year out of their total estimated cost of Rs.3764.183 million. According to break figures of the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform, the government released Rs.140.514 billion for purchase of equipment, furnishing, curriculum development and training of Pakistan School of Fashion Design LahoreRead More


Literature has special place in Pakistan’s national psyche: Thomas Drew

ISLAMABAD, APR 15 (DNA) -The British High Commissioner-designate to Pakistan, Thomas Drew CMG, on Friday spoke at the Islamabad Literature Festival at Lok Virsa in Islamabad.The Islamabad Literature Festival is in its fourth year, and the speakers this weekend include Quaisra Shahraz and Anatol Lieven. British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Thomas Drew CMG, said: “The Islamabad Literature Festival – like its sister festivals in Karachi and Lahore – is a celebration of literature, of art and of culture. Literature shows the depth and variety and colour and texture that anyoneRead More