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Pakistan seeks French cooperation in advanced surgical technology

Strasbourg, France, 15th Feb, 2017. Pakistan is interested in learning and adopting the advanced techniques in the field of surgery and laparoscopy. This was stated by the Ambassador of Pakistan Moin ul Haque during his meeting with Prof. Jacques Marescaux, Founder and President of the IRCAD (Institute for Research on Cancers of the Digestive Tract) in the French city of Strasbourg yesterday. The Ambassador visited various parts of the state of art IRCAD institute and expressed his keen interest in the research facilities provided by the institute in the fieldRead More

CCP, PPRA sing MoU to combat anti competitive practices

ISLAMABAD, Feb 15 (DNA)-The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) and the Pakistan Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for strengthening public procurement and combating anti-competitive practices. The MoU was signed by Vadiyya Khalil, Chairperson CCP and Khizar Hayat Khan, Managing Director (MD), PPRA in a ceremony held at CCP Head Office. The ceremony was attended by Ikram Ul Haque Qureshi, CCP’s Member (Cartel & Trade Abuse and Legal) and senior officers of PPRA and CCP. PPRA under the PPRA Ordinance, 2002 is responsible to take measures forRead More

President Mamnoon visits ITP to obtain driving license  

ISLAMABAD, February 15 (DNA): President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday visited Islamabad Traffic Police Office (ITP) to get a driving license. Upon arrival, the President was received by IG Islamabad Tariq Masood Yasin and SSP Islamabad Traffic Police Malik Matloob Ahmed. The President like a common citizen went through all the routine procedures required for getting a driving license. The President was issued token number 0441 and he answered requisite questions. On the occasion, IG Islamabad briefed the President about the working of ITP office and the steps that are beingRead More

A century in the making, Athens set for first mosque since Ottoman times

A century in the making, Athens set for first mosque since Ottoman times

ATHENS, FEB 15, (DNA) – Athens’s half a million Muslims are set to get their first official mosque in more than a century. The city has not had a formal mosque since it drove out occupying Ottomans in 1833, and Deputy Foreign Minister Ioannis Amanantidis told parliament last year that it was the only European capital “to be deprived of such a religious space”. For years Muslims have resorted to praying in hundreds of makeshift sites, in crowded basements or dark warehouses targeted by racist attackers. In May, Prime MinisterRead More

SC demands ‘make or break’ evidences from Hussain counsel

SC demands ‘make or break’ evidences from Hussain counsel

ISLAMABAD, FEB 15, (DNA) -Supreme Court of Pakistan demanded the evidence validating Hussain Nawaz as the beneficial owner of offshore companies, as the judges said these documents will ‘make or break’ the case. Meantime, the five-judge larger bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa summoned the transcript of Hussain Nawaz’s interview dated January 19. Salman Akram Raja submitted before the bench that Nawaz Sharif has nothing to do with London flats as Hussain Nawaz is the real owner. On this, the court demanded him to submit the evidence to proveRead More

Imran calls for early merger of FATA into KPK to combat terrorism


ISLAMABAD, FEB 15, (DNA) -Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday called for the merger of federally-administered tribal areas (FATA) into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in order to effectively combat terrorism in the restive region. Khan’s demand came shortly after a suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into a government’s van in Hayatabad area, killing at least two workers. “Right now, there is a vacuum in FATA due to lack of developments and it can only be filled with its speedy merger into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” Khan told a news conference atRead More