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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016


NA Speaker Ayaz terms China a forceful voice for marginalized nations

ISLAMABAD, September 27 (DNA): Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that 67 years ago People’s Republic of China emerged on the international scene as a forceful voice for the oppressed and marginalized nations all over the world.   He further added that Pakistan takes the pride of being the first nation in the world to recognize the establishment of the People’s Republic of China and establish diplomatic relations.   He was addressing as a chief guest in a dinner hosted by Chinese Ambassador Mr. Sun Weidong at IslamabadRead More

Indian External Affairs Ministry summons Pakistani HC twice in week

Pakistan’s High Commissioner in New Delhi Abdul Basit

NEW DELHI, September 27 (DNA): Indian Ministry of External Affairs has summoned Pakistani High Commissioner, Abdul Basit on Tuesday for the second time in a week to wrongfully lodge protest over Uri attack and hand over evidence, as claimed by Indian media.   The second time summoning came a day after Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister addressed the General Assembly of United Nations claiming disputed territory of Kashmir as an “integral” part of India and demanding Pakistan to forget “Kashmir dream.”   The identity of one of the slain UriRead More

Asia’s economy expected to grow steadily in 2016, 2017: ADB

Raja Amir Iqbal elected unopposed RCCI president

JAKARTA, 27 SEPT (DNA) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) estimates Asia’s economy to expand at a steady pace this year and next year amid contractions in some other countries, still warns of possible capital outflows. The bank expects the gross domestic products in the region to accelerate 5.7 percent in both years supported by growths in China and India, the bank said in a statement on Tuesday. “Strong growth in China and India is helping the region maintain its growth momentum. Still policymakers need to watch for downside risksRead More

MCI planning to improve road infrastructure, says Mayor

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 27 (DNA) – Mayor of Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (MCI) and Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Sheikh Anser Aziz has said that MCI is formulating a comprehensive strategy for improvement of road infrastructure including widening of different squares and crosses to ease the mounting pressure of traffic in the Federal Capital.   However, he said that amassed traffic can easily be controlled by producing awareness of traffic among the commuters, adding that under an effective plan, MCI in collaboration with Islamabad Traffic Police would solve the traffic issues inRead More

Students from Balochistan varsities briefed about HEC working

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 27 (DNA) – Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director HEC and senior management of the Commission welcomed on Tuesday 150 students from universities of Baluchistan.   Dr. Arshad gave students an overview of HEC initiatives for development of higher education in the province, including different scholarship and R&D opportunities available for faculty members, researchers and particularly students.   The Executive Director informed the students that HEC has been planning to gradually increase access and bring education to the doorstep, particularly far-flung and less developed areas of the country.  Read More

How would have Sushma Swaraj taken her position at UNGA without “Uri Attack”

Persona non grata declared Indian diplomat leaves Pakistan

Moeed Pirzada  Indian Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, completed her 19 – 20 minute speech at United Nations General Assembly. She spent first 9 minutes talking of the need to fight poverty, talking of the 400,000 plus toilettes which her government, Modi Sarkar, had developed across India. She then moved on to ‘Environment’, mentioning Mahatma Gandhi rekindling his memories as part of the elevated rhetoric for which India became famous in Nehru era. And finally after these ‘side shows’ she reached what every one was waiting to hear from her: PakistanRead More