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Wednesday, June 29th, 2016


PM to launch green Pakistan program in August

ISLAMABAD, 29 JUNE (DNA) – An inter provincial meeting was held at Ministry of Climate Change on Monsoon Tree Plantation Campaign 2016 and Green Pakistan Program Coordination chaired by federal Minister for Climate Change Mr. Zahid Hamid. “The national Tree plantation campaign will start from 14th august 2016. The Prime Minister of Pakistan will launch Green Pakistan Program along with the inauguration of the Monsoon Tree Planting Campaign 2016”, said by the Federal Minister for Climate Change Mr. Zahid Hamid. It was also decided in the meeting that that federal,Read More

WHO Regional Chief, Health Minister discuss challenges in key health initiatives

ISLAMABAD, 29 JUNE (DNA) – Regional Head of World Health Organization Dr. Ala Alwan called on Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar on Wednesday to discuss the progress and challenges in key health initiatives in Pakistan. The Minister informed the visiting dignitary that her Ministry had launched major initiatives in the area of universal health coverage and disease prevention and control. A major reform agenda is being implemented partnership with the provinces to take the health sector forward, the Minister said. Minister appreciated WHO support in Joint evaluationRead More

TORs issue to be solved through negotiation: Ayaz Sadiq

LAHORE, 29 JUNE (DNA) – Speaker National Assembly (NA) Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday stated that the issue regarding the Terms of References (TORs) catering the investigation of the Panama Leaks issue will be solved through negotiations. Ayaz reached Punjab Assembly on special invitation and took part in various meetings. While conversing with the media, Speaker NA lambasted Awami Muslim League (AML) leader Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed by stating that he should consider parrot astrology as most of his predictions proved to be inaccurate. Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah also criticisedRead More

EU, Pakistan signs two financing agreements worth €59 million euros

ISLAMABAD, 29 JUNE (DNA) – The European Union (EU) and the government of Balochistan have jointly designed a six year programme in which the EU will contribute €45 million (5 billion Pak Rupees approximately) to support community-led local development and local governance. Financing Agreements of the Balochistan Rural Development and Community Empowerment Programme and the International Labour and Environment Standards programme were signed on Wednesday between the European Union and the government of Pakistan. Mr. Tariq Bajwa, Secretary Economic Affairs Division, Government of Pakistan signed the Agreements on behalf ofRead More

Stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan extended for six more months

PTI files petition in NAB against Nawaz for corruption

ISLAMABAD, 29 JUNE (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed Ministry of Foreign Affairs and States & Frontier Regions Division to immediately engage with UNHCR and the government of Afghanistan for gradual relocation of refugee camps in Pakistan to Afghanistan. According to a press release issued by the Prime Minister House, it is stated, the stay of POR card holders Afghan refugees shall be extended for a further period of six months only, till 31st December, 2016; and, In order to facilitate relocation and as a gesture of continuedRead More

Oil prices rise with recovering global markets

SINGAPORE: Oil prices extended gains in Asia on Wednesday, tracking a recovery in equity markets as leaders look to temper fears over the effects of Britain´s shock EU exit, while traders bet on measures to negate any turmoil. Asian stocks and currencies have recovered this week after Friday´s global sell-off, as speculation swirls that authorities will inject fresh stimulus into financial markets. Seoul on Tuesday unveiled a $17 billion plan to support South Korea´s already fragile economy, while news emerged Wednesday that Japan´s leaders were holding talks on how toRead More