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Expatriates working in Kuwait an asset for Pakistan: Nisar

Interior ministry asks KP govt to not participate in PTI protest

ISLAMABAD, 08 SEP (DNA) – Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday said Pakistani expatriates working in Kuwait are an asset of Pakistan and special attention be given to address their problems. The Minister was talking to Pakistan’s Ambassador in Kuwait, Ghluam Dastgir, who called on him here and discussed bilateral relations between the two countries. The meeting also discussed visa abolition agreement between the two countries on diplomatic and official passports. Ch. Nisar remarked that Pakistan gives great importance to its ties with Kuwait, however, an agreementRead More

29 Pakistani Hajj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

29 Pakistani Hajj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

ISLAMABAD, 08 SEP (DNA) – A total of 29 intending pilgrims of Pakistan have so far died natural death in Saudi Arabia during Hajj 2016, Director General Hajj Sajid Yousfani said. Briefing Hajj Advisory Committee (HAC) in Makkah Mukarma, he said the contingent of 1635 muavineen and 432 medical mission has been deployed in Saudi Arabia to serve intending pilgrims. He said a total of 30 Maktab have been set up for Pakistan pilgrims this year. Intending pilgrims are being provided sandwich, juices and water on arrival at Jeddah orRead More

PM says boosting exports top priority of Govt

PM says boosting exports top priority of Govt

KARACHI, 08 SEP (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said boosting the exports of the country is the top priority of the Government. He was talking to a group of leading industrial exporters of the country who met him in Karachi on Thursday. The Prime Minister said economic growth and exports are interlinked. He said we can’t afford to ignore our exports. Nawaz Sharif said that government will give short, medium and long term relief to the exporters so that no segment is missed to achieve our growthRead More

NADRA officials nabbed for issuing fake CNICs


ISLAMABAD, 08 SEP (DNA) – Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested two officials of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) for their alleged involvement in issuance of fake Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) to foreigners. As per direction of Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, the two official namely Muhammad Kamran and Rao Muhammad Wasim were apprehended from Karachi and Islamabad. A statement issued here on Thursday by Ministry of Interior said, the involvement of both the officials were identified during an on-going re-verification campaign of CNIC across theRead More

Etihad Airways, Air Serbia provide support for refugees

Etihad Airways volunteer

ISLAMABAD, September 08 (DNA): Etihad Airways and its strategic partner Air Serbia have donated items of winter clothing, stationary, school bags, and food parcels to more than 2,000 refugee children and Serbian orphans in Belgrade. The aid package, which was officially handed over at the Krnjaca asylum centre in the Serbian capital today, reflects the UAE national airline’s ongoing commitment to global education and social responsibility. The children at the centre were joined by orphans from the Home for Children and Youth for a fun-filled few hours, a press statementRead More

Denmark supports Pakistan for policy reforms: envoy

Denmark envoy

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 08 (DNA) – Pakistan has a young and vibrant population of around 190 million, and it is expected to be the world’s fourth largest by 2025. The demand for energy is significantly higher than the production in Pakistan and the country is currently facing an Energy Crisis, with an estimated 7.5 Giga watt shortage. It is estimated that the country loses up to 3% of its GDP per annum because of power shortages. To highlight potential solutions for the Energy Sector in Pakistan, the Royal Danish Embassy, inRead More