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Foolproof security measures taken to ensure peaceful environment: DG Rangers

KARACHI, October 11 (DNA): Director General Sindh Rangers Maj. General Bilal Akbar has said foolproof security measures have been taken to ensure peaceful environment across the province.   Major General Bilal Akbar Tuesday assured mourners that they feel secure for attending Muharram Majalis and processions.   Talking to newsmen in Karachi on Tuesday while visiting the main procession of 9th Muharram, he said that it is our collective responsibility to maintain law and order in the province.   DG Rangers said police and rangers are fully prepared to provide foolproofRead More

APNS condemns placing journalist  name on ECL


ISLAMABAD, October 11 (DNA): All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) Tuesday condemned the government’s decision to put the name of journalist Cyril Almeida in Exit Control List and demanded that the action be revised immediately.   “APNS believes that the right of freedom of expression is enshrined in Article 19 and 19A of the Constitution of Pakistan and is one of the basic pillars of the democratic society,” a statement said.   The APNS said that the news story published was contradicted by the government repeatedly over the course of lastRead More

International Day of the Girl Child at Pakistan Sweet Homes

ISLAMABAD OCT 11 (DNA) –  UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, and UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, commemorated the UN International Day of the Girl Child with a cricket day for girls.  The event took place at Pakistan Sweet Homes in Islamabad, and more than 70 girls from 4 different schools and 15 women from the expatriate community participated. A total of 350 spectators, organizers and cricket players took part in the event. Young girls from Mashal Model School, Millennium RootsRead More

Turkey reaffirms strong support for Kashmir cause

ISTANBUL, October 11 (DNA): Turkey has reaffirmed its traditional and strong support for the cause of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. On the first day of their visit to Turkey on Tuesday, Prime Minister’s Special Envoys, Muhammad Pervez Malik and Mohsin Shah Nawaz Ranjha, met a cross-section of the Turkish parliamentary leadership, media, civil society and think-tanks to apprise them of the gross and systematic violations of human rights being perpetrated by the security forces in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IoK).   The Special Envoys called onRead More

PM Nawaz to visit  Azerbaijan on Oct 13

ISLAMABAD (DNA) -At the invitation of President Ilham Aliyev, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will pay an official visit to the Azerbaijan Republic from 13-15 October 2016. He will be accompanied by a high–level delegation. This will be the Prime Minister’s first visit to Azerbaijan.  Pakistan and Azerbaijan enjoy close and cooperative relations, which are underpinned by commonalities of history, culture and faith. These ties are characterized by mutual respect, shared perceptions and common desire to promote peace, stability and development in the region. The mutual support on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and the Nagorno-Karabakh issue is a testimony to the close understanding between Pakistan andRead More

Pakistan fully supports UNESCO work for social sector development

PARIS, OCT 11 (DNA) – Pakistan Government welcomes UNESCO’s help for its broad based agenda for the social sector development, especially in the fields of education, health, empowerment of women and preservation of cultural heritage.   This was stated by the Ambassador the Permanent Delegate of Pakistan to UNESCO in his statement at the landmark 200th Session of the UNESCO Executive Board held in Paris, France, today.   The session was presided by Ambassador Michael Worbs from Germany and was also attended by Madam Irina Bokova Director-General of UNESCO and other fiftyRead More