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Tuesday, June 21st, 2016


World needs to stand by Pakistan in war against terror: COAS

BERLIN: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday met with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and discussed matters relating to regional security and bilateral ties. According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, the German Foreign Minister  acknowledged Pakistan’s contribution in the war against terrorism and regional peace. The army chief held an interactive session in Koerber Foundation, a renowned German think tank in Berlin, added the statement. He told COAS that Germany understands challenges faced by Pakistan and assured full support for Pakistan’s efforts for stabilityRead More

Nawaz has forgotten about Charter of Democracy: Bilawal

Bilawal about Altaf Hussain

BARNALA, June 21 (DNA): Pakistan People s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Tuesday addressed a public gathering at Barnala, Azad Kashmir, on the occasion of late Benazir Bhutto’s 63rd birthday. Bilawal stated that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has forgotten about the Charter of democracy, adding that the parliament is given no importance in the country. He said that the country needs a Prime Minister like Benazir Bhutto. He enquired that if the country could function without the PM for a month then what was the need of the PrimeRead More

Pakistan, China collaborating in almost every sector: Baligh

ISLAMABAD, June 21 (DNA): Minister of State Engineer Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman has said that Chinese are our brothers and both countries are collaborating in almost every sector with each other nowadays which is commendable. This was stated by Minister of State Engineer Muhammad Baligh-Ur-Rehman during a meeting with the Director Professor Zhang Yuzhou and her delegation from World skills Competition China Research Center Engineering Training Center of Tianjin University of Technology and Education here Tuesday. Minister of State welcomed the delegation from China, basic agenda of the meeting wasRead More

NA approves Rs 98.337bn grants for Interior, Narcotics Divisions

NA Committee on cricket

ISLAMABAD, 21 JUNE (DNA) – The National Assembly on Tuesday approved 11 demands of grant worth Rs 98,337,578,000 for Interior and Narcotics divisions for the fiscal year 2016-17. The demands of grant were presented to the House by Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar. All t 393 cut motion presented by the opposition members were rejected bty the House. The House approved Rs 708,853,000 for Interior Division, Rs 7,118,226,000 for Islamabad, Rs 2,014,507,000 for Passport Organization and Rs 43,257,722,000 Civil Armed Forces. The House also approved Rs 7,947,775,000 for FrontierRead More

Rs32bn allocated under PSDP for Diamer Bhasha Dam

land acquisition for the Diamer-Bhasha dam approved

ISLAMABAD, 21 JUNE (DNA) – The federal government has allocated Rs 32 billion under Public Sector Development Programme for the year 2016-17 for construction of Diamer- Bhasha Dam. According to official sources here on Tuesday, upon completion of the Diamer-Bhasha dam, Pakistan’s existing 30- day water storage capacity would reach 90 days. Diamir-Bhasha Dam, one of the most important energy projects of the country for Pakistan as it would not only generate 4,500 MW of electricity but would also serve as a huge water reservoir for the country. After aRead More

President Mamnoon to attend SCO summit in Tashkent

ISLAMABAD, 21 JUNE (DNA) – President Mamnoon Hussain will lead the Pakistan delegation to the meeting of the Heads of States Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Tashkent on 23-24 June 2016. SCO is an important organization founded in Shanghai in 2001. Its member- states include China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The SCO Heads of States Council (HSC) is the highest decision-making body of the Organization. Pakistan was invited to start the process of becoming full SCO member at the Heads of State Council meeting heldRead More