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Thursday, October 20th, 2016


Better governance  taking country to peak success,says President Mamnoon

ISLAMABAD,OCT 20 (DNA)  President Mamnoon Hussain has appreciated that due to better governance and sound policies the economic situation in the country is improving and called upon the business community to pay their due taxes in order to contribute in national development and provision of basic services to the people.   The President said this while talking to a delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) which headed by its President Khalid Iqbal Malik called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Thursday.   The President stated that China-PakistanRead More

Afghan repatriation creating acrimony, say Afghan delegates

LAHORE, OCT 20 (DNA) – The harsh attitude towards Afghan refugees has created a lot of problems and acrimony in Afghanistan.   We hope the Pakistanis don’t want to destroy the 35 years of hospitality, and the goodwill it generated, by pursuing policies that have created more problems than solving them.   These words were said by Abdul Hakim Mujahid, Member of Executive Board of the High Peace Council in Afghanistan.   He was speaking at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) at a lecture/Q&A session conducted under theRead More

US pledges USD 3.5 million to UN Women

ISLAMABAD, OCT 20 (DNA) -The United States(U.S.) Department of State and UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) Headquarters signed a three-year agreement, providing a grant of USD 3.5 million to support UN Women Pakistan’s initiative: “Prevention and Protection of Women from Violence Through Access to Justice, Services and Safe Public Spaces.”   This was announced during a launch ceremony held on Thursday at a local hotel, in Islamabad.   In welcoming representatives from the federal and provincial Governments, civil society and developmentRead More

Army Chief Gen. Raheel inaugurates Cadet college Spinkai building

Rawalpindi, October 20, 2016: General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff Inaugurated a newly constructed state – of -the – art building of the Cadet College Spinkai at South Waziristan Agency today. While talking to the tribal elders and cadets, General Raheel said that the future of our country can only be secured through an educated and passionate youth. It is imperative for us to raise their potential to the optimal level so that they can measure up to the onerous challenges facing us today and awaiting us in the comingRead More

France promoting connectivity among young entrepreneurs: envoy

ISLAMABAD,OCT 20 (DNA) – The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan in collaboration with the Embassy of France and Hello Tomorrow organized a Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Commission Secretariat on Wednesday, with an aim to enhance connectivity of the local ICT talent to global opportunities.   Mrs. Martine Dorance, Ambassador of France to Pakistan was chief guest on the occasion.   In her address, Mrs. Dorance said that Hello Tomorrow is a French initiative promoting connectivity among young entrepreneurs from across the world and bringing experts closer toRead More

PM welcomes Supreme Court decision over Panama Papers

ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister welcomed decision by the Supreme Court over the Panama Papers on Thursday adding that he had faith in the constitution. The issue of the Panama Papers was brought to the notice of the Election Commission, Lahore High Court, and the Supreme Court, the prime minister said. “I believe in the constitution, supremacy of the law and transparency,” he said. Without naming Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf he said, that it is better to wait for the Supreme Court’s decision before jumping into action. The Prime Minister said since theRead More