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Army contingents leave for Chaman, census activities suspended


CHAMAN, MAY 05, (DNA) -Pakistan army contingents have left for Chaman border and Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has been alerted of the ongoing tensions. Census activities in the villages at border area were suspended after the unprovoked firing by Afghan forces. Chaman Border crossing remains closed due to the situation. At least nine people including three children and two women were killed by Afghan forces’ unprovoked firing near a major border crossing where Pakistani census officials were carrying out a count. Also, 46 others were injured in the firing andRead More

Pakistan, Turkey agree on cooperation in aviation field

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Pakistan and Turkey mutually agreed on extending their mutual cooperation in different arenas particularly to enhance their competitiveness in civil aviation. It was decided in a meeting between Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan and Ambassador of Turkey in Pakistan S. Babur Girjin here in Islamabad on Friday. Besides, Secretary Aviation Division Irfan Elahi and other officials were also present on this occasion. Matters of mutual interests to strengthening the ties between both countries particularly related to aviation industry were also discussed inRead More

Malaysian delegation visits Rawalpindi Chamber

Rawalpindi: Malaysian High Commissioner Dr. Hasrul Sani Mujtabar along with twelve member trade delegation visited the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) here on Thursday. The delegation was representing various sectors including Tourism, Hotel Industry, Food Processing, Beverages, Halal Food, manufacturing, plastic, cosmetics, sea food etc. Speaking at the occasion, Hasrul Sani appreciated the role of RCCI in promoting regional trade and said there was an urgent need to focus on diversification of trade for improving trade volume. The high commissioner emphasized on increasing networking and exchange of delegations.Read More

Hotline contact between Pakistan and Afghan Director General Military Operation established

Hotline contact between Pakistan and Afghan Director General Military Operation established. Director General Military Opeartions(DGMO) Pakistan Army Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza condemned unprovoked firing on Pakistani villagers and security forces which caused casualties. He told his counterpart that the villages are divided i.e. situated on both sides but Pakistan forces and civilians are on own side of the border. Afghan Director General Military Operations acknowledge that border is in between villages and not at the ditch which is well inside Pakistan as being perceived by them. He asked AfghanRead More

10,000 MW electricity will add to national grid by 2018, says PM


MUZAFFARABAD, MAY 05, (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that through various power projects 10,000MW electricity to be added in national grid system by next year. He was addressing a ceremony relating to Neelum Jhelum Hydro-power Project in the capital city of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). Calling power generation capability a milestone, the prime minister said that in 70 years history, the country could not generate 10,000MW of electricity that likely to be added by the next year. The premier credited the timely completion of theRead More

Pakistan Nursing Council withdraws veil ban decision


LAHORE, MAY 05, (DNA) – Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) has taken back decision of veil ban during duty hours and has issued a notification in this regard. The fresh notification says wearing veil is an individual act of every woman. Female nurses are only bound to wear white shalwar kameez and duppta while male nurses will wear white pant shirt. It is pertinent here to mention that PNC had imposed ban on wearing veil during duty hours citing security reasons.=DNA =============