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China cornerstone to Pakistan’s foreign policy: Maleeha Lodhi

CAMBRIDGE, 27 APR (DNA) – Pakistan’s relationship with China is strategic, historic, trouble-free and pivotal to the country’s foreign policy, Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi said during a talk at Harvard University here on Tuesday. Speaking at a programme called the “Future of Diplomacy” at the Kennedy School of Government, Lodhi set out Pakistan’s regional and global agenda and emphasised that this reflected national priorities and Islamabad’s role as a “critical state” in international affairs. The national priorities she listed included economic revival, the defeat of terrorismRead More

Govt bans screening of film ‘Maalik’ across Pakistan

Maalik to be screened soon

KARACHI, 27 APR (DNA) – The Federal Government On Wednesday Declared ‘Uncertified’ The Recently Released Feature Film “Maalik”, Effectively Placing A Ban On Screening Of The Movie Anywhere In Pakistan. “In Exercise Of The Powers Conferred By Section 9 Of The Motion Pictures Ordinance, 1979, The Federal Government Is Pleased To Declare Urdu Feature “Maalik” In Respect Of Which A Censor Certificate No.54/M-I/2016 Has Earlier Been Granted, As Uncertified Film In The Whole Of Pakistan With Immediate Effect,” Said A Notification From The Ministry Of Information, Broadcasting And National Heritage.Read More

Sharif family using govt machinery to blackmail opponents: IK

ISLAMABAD, 27 APR (DNA) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday claimed that Sharif family is using state machinery to blackmail their political opponents. Imran Khan gave these remarks in a message posted on Twitter. He said that the PML-N led government should ‘probe and prosecute’ if it has evidence of wrongdoing against anyone. PTI Chief  said that whenever Sharif family’s wrongdoings are exposed, they target political opponents through innuendos and blackmail. He further stated that PTI leader Jahangir Tareen has given documentary proof of no loan writeRead More

APTMA urges PM to release pending refunds without delay

KARACHI, 27 APR (DNA) – Mr. Tariq Saud, Chairman, All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has said the textile industry exports are yet under pressure in quantity terms due to a partial implementation of the 8-point textile industry package. He said the high cost of doing business and an unrealistic value of the local currency has also played a role in this regard.  “No doubt, the textile industry has become partially operational with the availability of RLNG on a rate comparatively closer to the energy cost in region,” he said.Read More

Air Chief meets Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

ISLAMABAD, 27 APR, (DNA) – Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force called on His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defence of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Wednesday. The Air Chief conveyed the best wishes and greetings from the government and people of Pakistan. He also appreciated Saudi Arabia’s role in promoting peace and stability in the region and thanked the Saudi government for an unwavering support to Pakistan in. His Royal Highness MuhammadRead More

Govt reduces urea prices by Rs. 70 per bag

ISLAMABAD, 27 APR, (DNA) – The Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting Wednesday to take stock of Fertilizer off take and prices in the country. The meeting was attended by the Federal Minister for Petroleum, the concerned federal secretaries and the representatives of fertilizer industry led by Managing Director Fauji Fertilizer Company. The Finance Minister underscored the commitment of the present Government to take necessary measures for development of agriculture and protection of the interests of farmers. The Minister referred to the historic Kissan Package of Rs.342Read More