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Saira suggests to hire services of int’l nursing experts

ISLAMABAD, 24 JUNE (DNA) – Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar on Friday suggested to hire services of international nursing experts in order to review and improve the nursing sector in the country. Chairing a high level meeting with officials of Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC), she said with expertise of international experts, country’s nursing sector could be improved as per international best practices. She strongly emphasized on making the necessary arrangement of previous audit reviews and to arrange brainstorming meetings for expanding the vision ofRead More

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to evolve a mechanism for consultation on bilateral issues

TASHKENT, 24 JUNE (DNA) – Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to evolve a high-level mechanism for consultation and coordination on bilateral issues. The decision was taken at a meeting between Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani on the sidelines of SCO Summit in Tashkent on Friday. In a joint statement issued at the end of the meeting stated the proposed mechanism will be co-chaired by Sartaj Aziz and Afghan Foreign Minister. Adviser Aziz and Foreign Minister Rabbani reiterated the mutual desire for strengthening bilateralRead More

Fire engulfs three localities in Karachi

KARACHI: A medicine manufacturing factory in Hawksbay, a garment factory and a godown of generators in the SITE area caught fire on Friday in Karachi. To extinguish the third-degree fire in SITE, firefighters around the city were called in. According to the officials, gas pipeline leakages were the reason behind recurrent fires. The factory caught fire hours after blaze turned a private company into ashes. No casualties were reported in the incident, stated the local median. According to the fire brigade officials, eight fire tenders and two bowsers were dispatchedRead More

PTI announces to open judicial front before Eid

Imran Khan, PTI

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced to open the judicial front before Eid and mass contact after Eid against the government as the party will file a disqualification reference against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with the Election Commission of Pakistan today (Friday). Yasmin Rashid of PTI, who contested the election against Nawaz Sharif in NA-120, will file the reference against the prime minister. According to PTI Secretary Information Naeemul Haq, the reference will be filed on the basis of the PanamaLeaks under sections 62, 63 of the Constitution. HeRead More

David Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU

LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Mr Cameron made the announcement in a statement outside Downing Street after the final result was announced. He said he would attempt to “steady the ship” over the coming weeks and months but that “fresh leadership” was needed. The PM had urged the country to vote Remain, warning of economic and security consequences of an exit, but the UK voted to Leave by 52% to 48%. England and Wales votedRead More

Kidnapping of SHC CJ’s son: lawyers divided on strike

KARACHI: Two organisations of lawyers in the country on Thursday split over the question of observing a strike in protest against the kidnapping of the son of the Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court. The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) announced that lawyers would boycott court proceedings across the country on Friday in protest against the kidnapping of Barrister Awais Ali Shah. Expressing grave concern over the failure of law enfor­cement agencies to safely recover Barrister Shah des­pi­te a lapse of three days, Bar­rister Dr Farogh Naseem, the vice chairmanRead More