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China bans these Muslim names in Xinjiang province

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According to international reports  China has banned certain religious names in its Muslim-majority province Xinjiang as a part of its new measures to fight terrorism. Children with banned names cannot be admitted in schools. They will not receive their household registration credentials called “hukou” which is necessary for obtaining social services and government benefits like education and health. US-funded organization Radio Free Asia claims that a list was issued in the western Chinese province in which there is a list of banned names for babies due to the connection with religiousRead More


EU to support Pakistan in counter terrorism bids

ISLAMABAD, APR 25, (DNA) – In their resolve to support the efforts of Government of Pakistan to counter the threats of terrorism, the European Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office Pakistan, have launched a three year technical assistance programme to strengthen the criminal justice response in Pakistan to counter terrorism. The project will improve the investigative processes and promote the use of forensic evidence during the prosecution stages of terrorism related cases.  It will also strengthen the co-ordination between the KP Home Department,Read More


PM approves removal of Tariq Fatemi from foreign office

PM approves Tariq Fatemi’s removal from Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD, APR 25, (DNA) -The prime minister has approved removal of Tariq Fatemi from the foreign office. An inquiry report about a news item published in a distinguished English daily, has been submitted to the interior minister. According to sources, the Dawn Leaks inquiry report has been dispatched to Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. The inquiry commission headed by Justice (retd) Amir Raza, has hold three people responsible for the sensitive leak in its findings, informed sources said. The commission has recommended action against those responsible for the leak. InteriorRead More


National tourism conference at Serena Hotel draws huge interest

ISLAMABAD, APR 24 (DNA) -A National Tourism Conference, Discover Pakistan, was a multi-stakeholder effort that aimed to address issues faced by the Pakistan Tourism Industry and to seek solutions to how tourism industry statekholders and the Government could work together to improve Pakistan’s economy through sustainable tourism. The conference, held at the Islamabad Serena Hotel, was well attended by the Government Officials, Diplomats, International Community, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Hoteliers, Airline representatives and many others associated with the industry. The objectives of the conference were to carry forward the conversationRead More


At least 10 in minibus killed by roadside bomb Pakistan

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PARACHINAR, APR 25, (DNA) – Pakistan: A remote-controlled roadside bomb targeting a minibus killed at least 10 people and wounded several others on Tuesday in Pakistan’s remote northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, an official in the region said. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but Shahid Ali Khan, a senior regional Pakistani official, told militants planted a roadside bomb in the Kurram Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). “When the passengers were coming, they detonated the remote-controlled bomb,” said Khan, who is the assistant political agentRead More


Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs visits PIA headquarters

Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs visits PIA headquarters

KARACHI, APR 25, (DNA) – Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Shaikh Aftab Ahmed visited PIA headquarters last evening and was given briefing on various departments of the airline by Acting CEO, Mr. Nayyar Hayat. While expressing satisfaction over PIA’s future plans he emphasized that efforts should be made to improve service with the aim of increasing airline’s revenue. He congratulated Mr. Nayyar Hayat on assuming the office of CEO and expressed his best wishes for him as well as for the national carrier.