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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016


Pakistan committed to eradicate terrorism: President

ISLAMABAD, April 20 (DNA): President Mamnoon Hussain conferred the award of Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) on General Claudio Graziano, Chief of Defence General Staff of Italian Armed Forces in Islamabad on Wednesday. The President decorated General Claudio Graziano, Chief of Defence General Staff of Italian Armed Forces in recognition of his outstanding services and contributions in promoting friendly relations between the Armed forces of Pakistan and Italy. The special investiture ceremony was attended by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmood, Secretary Defence and senior civil and military officials. SpeakingRead More

NAB Chairman chairs a meeting

ISLAMABAD, 20 APR (DNA) – Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB chaired a meeting to review progress on the implementation of Internal Accountability Mechanism (IAM) introduced in NAB with a view to make its internal procedure more accountable and transparent. During the meeting, Senior Member Chairman’s Inspection and Monitoring Team (CI&MT) informed that on the directions of Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB, Internal Accountability Mechanism was introduced within NAB with a view to weed out such elements that for reasons of inefficiency, misconduct, malpractice and violation of laid downRead More

US funds renovation of Ministry of Health Office

ISLAMABAD, 20 APR (DNA) – As part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen Pakistan’s health systems, the U.S. Agency for International Development refurbished the office space of the Health Planning, Systems Strengthening and Information Analysis Unit at the Ministry of Health. USAID Mission Director John Groarke, Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar, and Minister of Planning, Development, and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal inaugurated the renovated facility on Wednesday. The Ministry’s Health Planning, Systems Strengthening, and Information Analysis Unit, established in 2015, helps to formulateRead More

ICC meetings start on Thursday

ICC code of conduct, DRS Umpire’s Call changed

DUBAI, 20 APR (DNA) – The ICC Board will gather at the ICC headquarters in Dubai on Monday, 25 April, for the second round of meetings of 2016. In the lead up to these meetings, various other committee meetings, including the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee meeting, will take place. The schedule includes the following meetings: ICC Women’s Committee (Thu),        ICC Chief Executives’ Committee (Fri and Sat), Audit, Finance & Commercial Affairs and Development Committee (Sat),  Governance and Executive Committee (Sun) and ICC, IDI and IBC Board meetings (Mon). Key issuesRead More

TEVTA signs MoU with Millat Equipments Ltd

LAHORE, 20 APR, (DNA) – TEVTA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Millat Equipments Ltd. to start 4 demand driven courses. These courses, including CNC Operator, Electricians, Machinists and Quality Inspectors Programmes, will be started in respective TEVTA Institutes.  After successful starting of these courses, new courses relevant to engineering sector will also be initiated to promote public private partnership.   This MoU was signed by Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh and Chief Executive Millat Equipment Ahsan Imran.  Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Jawad Ahmad Qureshi, Deputy General ManagerRead More

BISP partners with startups to promote beneficiary employment: Marvi

ISLAMABAD, April 20 (DNA): Startups would be encouraged by BISP for beneficiaries and young entrepreneurs so that they may exit poverty and become financially empowered. After launching E-commerce initiative, BISP is on a drive to promote employment of its beneficiaries through skill development and job placement by partnering with entrepreneurs. This was stated by Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA, Marvi Memon during her visit to best startups in town in a bid to explore employment opportunities for BISP beneficiaries. Chairperson BISP visited Meraki Art Gallery, Delivery Ten, EveryRead More