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Wednesday, October 19th, 2016


Pemra enforces blanket ban on Indian content in Pakistan

Pakistan seeks UK help in ending rights abuses in held Kashmir

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday approved a complete ban on airing of Indian content in Pakistan from October 21, said a statement released by the regulatory authority. The decision was taken in the 120th meeting of the authority held today in the federal capital. The federal government had earlier suggested banning airing of Indian content in a tit-for-tat move after Pakistani content was completely banned by India. The ban will come into effect at 3pm on October 21, and violators will be prosecuted under law, said theRead More

 First Pak-Afghan dialogue facilitated by CRSS/WPSO

LAHORE (DNA) –An expanded commitment to peace and security in the region, the role of media in fostering this goal, border management, and refugees were the top items on the agenda of the first meeting of the second phase of Beyond Boundaries, a Track I.5/II dialogue series undertaken by the Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) in partnership with Afghan counterpart Women Peace and Security Organization (WPSO). The series brings together from both countries prominent journalists, civil society activists, former diplomats, parliamentarians, academicians, former members of law enforcement andRead More

Nicholas Patrick Carter calls on COAS Raheel Sharif

Rawalpindi, 19 October 2016: General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, Chief of General Staff (CGS) UK Army, called on Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif at GHQ today. During the meeting, regional security issues and matters of mutual interest were discussed. The visiting dignitary acknowledged the sacrifices and achievements of Pakistan Army in fight against terrorism and efforts for bringing peace and stability in the region. Earlier on arrival at GHQ, CGS UK Army, laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented the guardRead More

Potential of Pakistan’s Soft Power and Public Diplomacy

ISLAMABAD (DNA) -2017 should be the Year of Decisions for Pakistan’, said Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, while speaking at a one-day workshop on ‘Potential of Pakistan’s Soft Power and Public Diplomacy’ organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute here in Islamabad today. Discussing his recent trip to Washington, as Special Envoy of the Prime Minister on Jammu & Kashmir, Senator Hussain highlighted how the trip included extensive meetings with think tanks, officials of the US State Department and exclusive media interactions with both American and Indian media as well as the KashmiriRead More

US funded $ 32 million Balochistan agri project completed

ISLAMABAD, OCT 19 (DNA) – – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted a joint event to commemorate the successful completion of a $32 million, USAID-funded Balochistan Agriculture Project that was implemented by the FAO. The project encompassed agricultural development activities in eight districts of Balochistan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan.  Speaking at the closeout ceremony in Islamabad, USAID Pakistan Mission Director John Groarke said, “USAID is very proud of the successful partnershipRead More

Pakistan, Portugal should join hands for rapid development

ISLAMABAD, OCT 19 (DNA) -Chairman of the Pakistan Portugal Business Forum (PPBF) William Monteiro has said that Pakistan and Portugal enjoy good relation but volume of bilateral trade is disappointing which must be increased through joint efforts.   He said that western media is painting wrong picture of situation in Pakistan while the fact remains that it is in process of becoming a regional economic powerhouse. Mr. William Monteiro is on a visit to Pakistan.   Monteiro said that both countries can cooperate in making cars, shipbuilding, agriculture, tourism, machinery,Read More