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COAS orders to intensify combing and targeted operations

targeted operations

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff Raheel Sharif on Tuesday has directed corps commanders and intelligence outfits to further intensify combing and targeted operations with the aim to eliminate terrorists and sleepers cells. The army chief was addressing the Corps Commanders Conference at General Headquarters attended by all corps commanders and principal staff officers. “The cowardly terror attack on Pakistan’s judiciary, carried out in a hospital, is an attempt to undermine the successes of Operation Zarb-i-Azb,” said the army chief at the forum. General Raheel added that by adopting a nationalRead More

BISP-Cheezmall exhibition to cover seven districts

BISP-Cheezmall exhibition

THATTA, 09 AUG (DNA) – BISP E-Commerce is a unique initiative of BISP to harness entrepreneurial potential of its beneficiaries by marketing their products, so that they may graduate out of poverty. The products of beneficiaries, available online, provide international recognition to the traditional handicrafts. These exhibitions under BISP E-Commerce not only help to generate income for poor women but are branding Pakistan as well. This was stated by Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon while inaugurating exhibition of handicrafts made by BISP beneficiaries on Tuesday. TheRead More

Iran critical of terrorist bombing in Quetta, Pakistan  

Iran critical of terrorist bombing in Quetta

TEHRAN, August 09 (DNA): Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Tuesday strongly denounced terrorist bombing in a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, which left a group of people dead and injured.Qassemi expressed condolence to the Pakistani government and nation and sympathized with the families who lost their loved ones in the terrorist bombing.He said that it is necessary that all the aware conscience of the international community to take preventive measures to stop such barbaric moves. Qassemi said that the Islamic Republic of Iran believes that the ominous phenomenon ofRead More

Danish, Pakistani companies can forge partnerships: envoy

Danish envoy

ISLAMABAD, 09 AUG (DNA) – The Pakistani textiles industry faces serious challenges regarding water and energy costs. One of the solutions to make the industry more globally competitive is to use innovative enzyme solutions to reduce overall costs. According to a statement issued by the Danish Embassy on Tuesday, to highlight the solutions within sustainable biochemistry, the Royal Danish Embassy, in collaboration with the global industry leader, Novozymes, is organizing a series of seminars, business meetings, and textile mill visits in Lahore, Faisalabad, and Karachi this week. Speaking at theRead More

American Embassy promotes cultural preservation in Pakistan

US promotes cultural preservation in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, 09  AUG (DNA) –  American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale opened the screening event to showcase three documentary films highlighting the archeological and cultural heritage of Pakistan at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts Tuesday. Through the support of the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund grant program, Walkabout Films created films that feature three UNESCO world heritage sites:  Taxila Remains, Lahore Fort/Shalimar Gardens, and Rohtas Fort Jhelum in Punjab province.  Representatives from UNESCO and the Government of Punjab, and students from local universities and colleges gathered in Islamabad for theRead More

Azadi Train on August 11; will travel across 50 cities in 30 days

Azadi Train

ISLAMABAD, 09  AUG (DNA) –  The much awaited Azadi Train, with all its grandeur, is well set to get on track and depart from Railway Carriage Factory for Margalla Station, where a formal inauguration ceremony will be held on August 11. The train will begin its journey from Peshawar on 12thAugust and will reach Karachi on 5th September. The train will make its return on 9th September to reach Golra Station, Islamabad on 13th September. The month-long journey by Azadi Train will cover more than 50 cities across all theRead More