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Turkish ambassador Sadik Babur calls on Speaker NA Ayaz Sadiq

Turkish ambassador Sadik Babur

ISLAMABAD, 25 AUG, (DNA) – Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that friendship between the two brotherly countries was time tested and had roots in history. He said that Turkey has always been a friend in need and stood by Pakistan in difficult times. He was speaking to the Ambassador of Turkey Mr. Sadik Babur Girgin in Parliament House, Islamabad on Thursday. The Speaker underlined the need for enhanced interaction between the parliamentarians of both the countries for further cementing the fraternal relations between the two countries. ParliamentariansRead More

Rich tributes paid to Ahmed Faraz on his death anniversary

8th death anniversary of Poet Ahmed Faraz

ISLAMABAD, 25 AUG, (DNA) – Speakers at a function held here on Thursday at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) paid glowing tributes to famous poet Ahmed Faraz on his 8th death anniversary. While re-counting and re-calling his poetic contribution and revolutionary thoughts, they appreciated his qualities of head and heart. They were of the view that Ahmed Faraz is living poet for all times to come, and most inspiring one for the young generation to understand and practice true realities of life. He was king of ‘Ghazal’ and emerged mostRead More

Punjab govt to launch poultry farming programme in girls’ schools to teach ‘kitchen skills’

Kitchen skills to be taught in Punjab girls' schools

ISLAMABAD: Schoolgirls in Punjab will be given poultry to care for in an initiative partly aimed at teaching them about the kitchen, officials said, raising the eyebrows of women’s activists. Punjab officials said the provincial government will initially be providing girls in 1,000 primary schools with four hens, one cock, and a cage. Naseem Sadiq, head of Punjab’s Livestock and Dairy Development Department, told DNA the aim was to promote poultry and educate about nutrition, citing World Bank figures showing Pakistan ranks among the top countries in the world forRead More

MQM’s Amir Khan distances party from newly-surfaced controversial Altaf speech

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Amir Khan on Wednesday night distanced the party from statements allegedly made by party chief Altaf Hussain who was addressing workers in the United States. A day after party leadership in Karachi distanced itself from Hussain’s earlier anti-Pakistan comments and decided to strip him of organizational powers for an indefinite period, the MQM chief allegedly urged US party workers to seek help from Israel, India, Iran and Afghanistan. In the newly-surfaced audio clip, Hussain allegedly said, “If the US and Israel help, I willRead More

Misbah’s role, teamwork pivotal in our rise to the zenith: Asad Shafiq

Pakistan test captain misbah

KARACHI: Test batsman Asad Shafiq has termed Pakistan’s rise to top in the ICC Test team rankings as a collective goal earned through dedication, sincerity and teamwork under the calm leadership of Misbah-ul-Haq. While talking exclusively to DNA on Wednesday, the soft-spoken Asad credited the entire squad for taking Pakistan to the top despite heavy odds with the national side not playing at home for the past seven years. “Definitely this is one of the proudest moments of not just my career to be part of the No.1 Test side.Read More

Japanese truck driver playing Pokemon Go kills pedestrian

TOKYO: A Japanese truck driver playing Pokemon Go while driving hit two women, killing one and injuring the other, in Japan’s first death related to the Nintendo Co craze. The driver said he had been distracted by the game after his arrest for negligent driving following the accident on Wednesday evening, a spokesman for the Tokushima prefectural police said. “The driver is still in custody. No decision has been made yet on whether to proceed with a prosecution,” he added. A spokesman for Niantic Inc, which developed Pokemon Go jointlyRead More