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Friday, December 9th, 2016


Indian govt to introduce plastic currency to avoid counterfeiting


NEW DELHI, DEC 09, (DNA) –  The Narendra Modi-led government of India Friday informed parliament about its decision to print plastic currency notes, for which procurement of material has also been initiated, according to a local daily.”It has been decided to print banknotes based on plastic or polymer substrate. The process of procurement has been initiated,” Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said in a written reply in Lok Sabha – lower house of Indian parliament – to a query whether Reserve Bank of India proposes to replaceRead More

Man shot dead in Islamabad’s Sitara Market


ISLAMABAD, DEC 09, (DNA) –   Unidentified assailants on Friday shot a man dead in Islamabad’s Sitara Market, police said, sparking a protest by local traders. The attackers, riding on motorbikes, opened fire at a man in Sitara Market in Islamabad’s sector G-7 and fled the scene. The man, said to be a hotel owner, was fatally wounded and succumbed to his injuries. The body of the victim was shifted to Poly Clinic for medico-legal formalities, according to police. Officials said they were investigating the matter. The incident sparked a protest inRead More

General Qamar Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visits HQ ISI


Islamabad, DEC 09, (DNA) – COAS was given a detailed briefing on the internal and external security situation of the country and ISI’s role towards strengthening of national security including its efforts in countering terrorism. Gen Qamar Bajwa expressed his complete satisfaction and lauded the contributions and sacrifices of  officers and men of premier intelligence agency towards strengthening of  national defence and security. Earlier on arrival at HQ, COAS was received by Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, DG ISI.COAS also laid floral wreath at Yadgare Shuhda to pay homage to theRead More

EU offers Erasmus+ higher education programme to Pak varsities


ISLAMABD, DEC 09 (DNA) -: Erasmus+, the higher education programme of the European Union, is currently open for applications. The programme funds cooperation projects between Pakistani and European universities and offers scholarships to students and staff to study in Europe. The deadlines for students for full degree masters are in December and January. For universities to participate in Credit Mobility and Capacity building in Higher Education, the deadlines are in February. Erasmus+ offers many opportunities for universities. Although the scholarship part of the programme is well-known in Pakistan, the newRead More

UN, Canada celebrate freedom with 15-year-old award winner

ISLAMABAD, DEC 09 (DNA) -On the eve of Human Rights Day 2016, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) and the High Commission of Canada recognized Ms. Eiza Abid, a 15-year-old Pakistani girl from Lahore, who has won the international “Celebrating Freedom” poster competition. Federal Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael was the chief guest at the ceremony held at the Canadian High Commission on Friday. In 2015, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva launched a competition in several countries to encourage school-agedRead More

Panama Leaks case hearing now will proceed in 1st week of January 2017


KARACHI, DEC 09, (DNA) – A five-member bench led by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali resumed hearing of the Panama Leaks case on Friday on petitions filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and other parties. In the last hearing, the Supreme Court asked all parties to decide over the formation of a commission. The commission will comprise one judge and be able to call anyone as part of the probe. The PTI on Thursday said that it was not in favour of forming a commission. “We feel that the bench hearing the case is qualified,”Read More