Sunday, April 17th, 2016
ISLAMABAD, APR 18 (DNA) – Ambassador of Romania Emilian ION has said Romania, Pakistan relations are poised for a quantum leap adding people to people contacts have been given new dimensions.The Romanian ambassador who is also Dean of Europe was speaking on the occasion of a dinner hosted by Chairman Pakistan Romanian Friendship Association and Vice President of FPCCI Zafar Bakhtawari. Core committee members of the association including Ansar Mahmood Bhatti, Media Advisor, Amjad Butt Legal Advisor, Col Ihsan Piracha, Syed Ahmed and others also attended the meeting.
RIYADH: Pakistani national Shaukat Amin was honoured by Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz for saving a Saudi citizen from drowning in a flood in Assir. The crown prince offered Amin a financial reward for saving Fahd Al Qahtani who had been swept away by floods in Tathleeth Valley in the Assir region, the Saudi Civil Defence Directorate tweeted. The Pakistani thanked the prince for his appreciation. At least 18 people were killed as heavy rains and floods lashed Saudi Arabia last week. The toll covered much of theRead More
KARACHI: Former Pakistan cricket captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is set to be appointed as the country’s chief selector after he was released from his role as Afghanistan’s head coach. The 46-year-old Inzamam guided Afghanistan to the Super 10 stage of the recent World Twenty20 in India, during which they defeated eventual champions West Indies. He had a contract with the Afghan board (ACB) until the end of the year. ACB Chief Shafiq Stanikzai said he had received a request from his Pakistan Cricket Board counterpart Shaharyar Khan to release the former battingRead More
TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday vowed to defend Muslim countries against terrorism and Israel while insisting that its neighbors should not feel threatened. Speaking during a National Army Day parade in which Iranian forces displayed sophisticated air defense systems recently acquired from Russia, Rouhani praised Tehran’s role in helping the Syrian and Iraqi governments roll back the Islamic State group. “If tomorrow your capitals face danger from terrorism or Zionism, the power that will give you a positive answer is the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he said. ButRead More
NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia has warned the Obama administration that it will sell off American assets worth $750 billion if the US Congress passes a bill declaring the Saudi government responsible for the Sept 11, 2001 attacks, The New York Times (NYT) reported on Saturday. “The Obama administration has lobbied Congress to block the bill’s passage,” the NYT quoted administration officials and congressional aides as saying. According to the newspaper, officials warned senators of “diplomatic and economic fallout” if the bill was adopted. The allegation about Saudi involvement exploded onRead More