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PIA flights to Central Asian states will start soon: Sardar Mahtab

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ISLAMABAD, MAY 04, (DNA) – In addition to the commitment for shared economic prosperity and to enhance regional connectivity, Advisor to PM on aviation Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan stated that direct connectivity of PIA flights to Central Asian states will be started soon which will not only open new chapters of regional linkages and will also enhance the economic and trade related activities with the countries of this region. He expressed these views while talking to the Federal Minster for Commerce and Trade Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan who called on himRead More

Lieutenant General Azhar Saleh Abbasi inspects progress of 6th Housing Census

Explosion at China residential building, casualties unknown

MANGLA, MAY 04, (DNA) – Lieutenant General Azhar Saleh Abbasi Commander Mangla Corps witnessed the conduct of 6th Population and Housing Census at Pind Dadan Khan today and met troops performing cencus duties on ground. Earlier he was briefed about the progress of the Census by the officials of civil administration, representatives of Pakistan Bureau Statistics and Law Enforcement Agencies at jehlum Cantt. Corps Commander expressed his satisfaction over the conduct of Census and appreciated the efforts of civil/military staff.

Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser meets COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa


RAWALPINDI, MAY 04, (DNA) – Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser, German Special Representative for Pakistan-Afghanistan met Chief of Army Staff General QamarJaved Bajwa today. Matters of mutual interest including regional security issues with particular emphasis on Pak-Afg Border management were discussed during the meeting. The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan Army’s contributions towards regional peace and stability.

Dar in Japan to attend 50th annual meeting of ADB


YOKOHAMA, MAY 04, (DNA) – Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is in Japan to attend the 50th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of Asian Development Bank beginning in Yokohama on Thursday. The meeting will also highlight and project the role of private sector in supporting development programmes in Asia and the Pacific through seminars focused on public private partnerships and co-financing.=DNA ================

Japan extends loan for Islamabad-Burhan transmission line

ISLAMABAD, MAY 04 (DNA) – The Government of Japan announced on Thursday to provide a concessional loan of 2.665 billion yen (approx. 24 million USD) to the Government of Pakistan for Islamabad and Burhan Transmission Line Reinforcement Project. The Notes to this effect were signed and exchanged between Takashi Kurai, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan and Mrs. Amin Anjum Assad, Additional Secretary for Economic Affairs Division, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Nobuo Kishi, State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan and Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Federal Minister forRead More

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani refuses offer to visit Pakistan


KABUL, MAY 04, (DNA) – President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani has refused the offer to visit Pakistan, Aaj News reported. Ghani’s deputy spokesman said President will not visit Pakistan he has refused this offer ina meeting with Pakistani delegates. The President further added, “I will not go to Pakistan until Islamabad hands over perpetrators of Mazar Sharif, American University Kabul and Kandahar attacks to Kabul.” An Afghan journalist, Muahmmad Milad Sikandari, on this occasion said that Pak-Afghan relation demands strict action against extremist groups and for this purpose Ghani has providedRead More