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Australia signs 10 year development accord with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, DEC 19 (DNA) -Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson and Secretary Economic Affairs Division (EAD), Tariq Bajwa today signed the Australia – Pakistan Aid Partnership Arrangement 2016-2025. The Arrangement expresses a shared commitment to promote prosperity, reduce poverty and enhance stability in Pakistan. The Arrangement underpins the continuation of Australia’s long-term Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Pakistan, confirming Australia’s commitment to support Pakistan in building its economic prosperity and to promote sustainable, equitable development. The Australian Government is providing an estimated AUD47.0 million in total development assistance toRead More

Graduation ceremony of PAF Finishing School

ISLAMABAD, Dec 19 (DNA) -Graduation ceremony of the 41st batch of students of PAF Finishing School, Islamabad was held at the Officers’ Mess, Air Headquarters Islamabad. Major General (Retd) Shahida Badshah, former Principal Army Medical College was the Chief Guest on the occasion.  On her arrival, the Chief Guest was received by Begum Talat Sohail, President Pakistan Air Force Women Association and Patron in Chief of PAF Finishing School; Islamabad. The Chief Guest awarded the certificates to the graduating students. Earlier, Director Finishing School Mrs. Nasreen Aurangzeb presented a reportRead More

Three-day polio campaign kicks off in different cities in Pakistan

Three-day polio campaign kicks off in different cities in Pakistan

KARACHI, DEC 19, (DNA) – A three-day anti-polio drive on Monday has begun in Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan,FATA and Gilgit. According to details, 1.5 million children below the age of five years would be administered polio drops in Karachi. 44654 polio teams have been constituted to achieve the target. Separately, nearly 2.5 million children in Balochistan will be inoculated polio vaccine for which, 9,287 teams and 8099 mobile teams have been formed. Sources told that 815 fixed points and 373 transit points have been established. On the other hand, more than 40,000 childrenRead More

National Assembly, Senate to resume sessions today


ISLAMABAD, DEC 19, (DNA) – The National Assembly will resume its session in Islamabad today (Monday) afternoon at 4pm. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Paksitan Peoples Party (PPP) is likely to give a tough time to the ruling party. PTI will likely seek PM Nawaz’s explanation over the contradiction between his statements in NA and stance presented in the SC. PTI leaders have already said that Imran Khan will attend the assembly’s session once the premier clears the queries related to his statements in the House. On the other hand, PTI has submittedRead More

Imran blasts PM Sharif over demand of PIA jet for Bosnia visit


ISLAMABAD, DEC 19, (DNA) – Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has criticized Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over asking a PIA jet for his state visit to Bosnia. PTI Chairman, in his tweet on Monday, stated that PM Sharif debilitated PIA’s commercial activities by asking for a PIA 777 jet for his Bosnia trip. He added, “The plummeting of PIA’s safety & credibility are reflective of how our corrupt rulers are reducing us to a Banana Republic.” The PTI chief lauded the efforts of Pakistani team for winning the BrisbaneRead More

Our power generation plans go beyond than ending load shedding by 2018: PM

Our power generation plans go beyond than ending load shedding by 2018: PM

ISLAMABAD, DEC 19, (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting to review progress on various energy related projects, here at PM House this morning. The meeting was given a detailed briefing on the capacity and timeline for completion of various ongoing power projects in Pakistan. The meeting was informed that around 10, 996 MW of power will be added to the national grid by March 2018 against an expected generation shortfall of 7,000 to 8,000 MW, estimated for 2017-18. The significant addition of power to the nationalRead More