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Hot, dry weather prevailed in most parts of country

ISLAMABAD, 09 JUNE, (DNA) – Hot and dry weather prevailed in most parts of the country on Thursday and no change is expected in weather conditions during the next 24 hours. Very hot weather conditions are likely to continue over plain areas of Punjab, Central and Southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Upper Sindh and Makran divisions. However, dust thunderstorm rain with strong gusty winds at scattered places is expected in Hazara, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur and Zhob divisions, FATA and Kashmir while at few places in Malakand, Peshawar and KohatRead More

Pak values Chinese continued support on national security: Dar

ISLAMABAD, 09 JUNE, (DNA) – Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said Pakistan highly values China’s continued support on issues of its national security, territorial integrity and the war on terror. He was addressing the signing ceremony of documents for handing over capacity building equipment to Pakistan provided by the Chinese Government. He said Chinese commitment to Pakistan’s infrastructural development, capacity building and emergency relief operations is unmatched and commendable. Secretary, Economic Affairs Division, Tariq Bajwa and Mr. Sun Weidong Ambassador of China signed the documents. The Government of China hasRead More

Load shedding to be eliminated by 2018: Kh. Asif

ISLAMABAD, 09 JUNE, (DNA) – Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif says electricity loadshedding for domestic consumers has been reduced from fifteen hours to six or seven hours, which will further come down in December this year. He was speaking at a briefing to the civil society, media persons, and diplomats about the government’s performance during the last three years in Islamabad on Thursday. The Minister said since October 2014, uninterrupted electricity is being provided to the industrial sector. He said 10,400 megawatt of electricity will be added toRead More

PSO enters into agreement for fuel supplies to Thar Coal mines

KARACHI, 09 JUNE (DNA) – In order to maintain seamless HSD supplies to the Thar Mining Project Block II, Pakistan’s top oil marketing company PSO has entered into an agreement with the China East Resource Import and Export Corporation (CERIECO), the EPC (Engineering Procurement & Construction) and O&M (Operations & Maintenance) contractor of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Co. (SECMC). The signing ceremony was recently held at PSO House Karachi. The contract is for the entire project period of the EPC stage between CERIECO and SECMC and the O&M contract periodRead More

Dr Asim’s wife admitted in London hospital for cancer treatment

KARACHI, 09 JUNE (DNA) – Dr Zareen Hussain, wife of Dr Asim Hussain who is seriously sick was admitted to hospital in London after the advice of doctors who are giving treatment to her. She is suffering from cancer and her condition is getting worse day by day after his husbands detention. During the court proceedings, Dr Zareen used to be present and give his opinion to the lawyers of Dr Asim Hussain pertaining to the cases. Till yesterday, despite being seriously ill, she attended almost all the hearings ofRead More

Nisar appreciates services of Pakistan Coast Guard

Nisar says will beat terrorism

ISLAMABAD, 09 JUNE (DNA) – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan appreciated the performance of Pakistan Coast Guard (PCG) for its role in seizing large quantity of narcotics, apprehending illegal immigrants and limiting the smuggling of Iranian diesel and petrol in coastal areas. The Interior Minister, while appreciating the leadership of PCG, observed that significant improvement has been witnessed in operational capability and output of Coast Guards since the new DG took over.  According to details, PCG apprehended 1493 illegal immigrants in the last eight months. While in March 2016Read More