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General Zubair Mahmood Hayat meets Turkish Chief of General Staff Hulusi AKAR


RAWALPINDI, MAY 25 (DNA) – General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, who is on official visit to Turkey, called on General Hulusi AKAR, Turkish Chief of General Staff at Ankara. Later, he also met Commanders of Turkish Land and Naval Forces separately. Matters of bilateral interests with emphasis on security challenges were discussed during the meetings. Both sides reaffirmed their commitment for strengthening and enhancing existing defence and security relationship between the two brethren countries. The CJCSC was also awarded “Legion of Merit” medal. Earlier upon arrivalRead More

Pakistan economy expanded 5.3pc in 2016-17: Ishaq Dar

Pakistan Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Pakistan s economy expanded almost 5.3 percent in the last year, the country s finance minister said Thursday, as gross domestic product crossed $300 billion for the first time. The growth rate, the highest in a decade, comes amid a construction boom linked to a $50-billion Chinese investment plan to upgrade transport and power infrastructure, and as the country s overall security situation has improved. But a report unveiled by minister Ishaq Dar also noted that headline inflation was up 4.1 percent compared to 2.8 percent in the previous financialRead More

5,081 students studying with Chinese govt scholarships: Diana Bao


ISLAMABAD, MAY 25, (DNA) – Pakistan ranks the first among other 183 countries, in term of number of students got Chinese government scholarship, as 5,081 students are studying with Chinese government scholarship, which speaks volume about the Pak-China trusted friendship and brotherhood. According to the statistics of Education Ministry of China, in the year of 2016, 5081 Pakistani students are studying China with Chinese government scholarship; however some Pakistani students go to universities in China at their own expenses, so the total number of Pakistani students studying in China rightRead More

Pakistan not terrorist state rather victim of terrorism, says US Congress member


WASHINGTON, MAY 25, (DNA) – United State Congress member Sheila Jackson has stated that Pakistan is not a terrorist country rather a victim of terrorism, reported local media outlet. Moreover, another Congress member L. Green has stated that Pakistanis has been playing a vital role in American society. During the Pak-US Friendship Summit, conducted on completion of 70-year friendship between both states, Congress members appreciated the role of Pakistani-Americans in the US Green further stated that the US will play its role in the resolution of Kashmir issue.“Pakistanis are progressing inRead More

JIT prepares replies over Hussain Nawaz, Tariq Shafi’s objections


ISLAMABAD, MAY 25 (DNA) –  Joint Investigation Team (JIT), formed to probe Panama Leaks matter, has prepared replies over the objections of Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz and cousin Tariq Shafi. A six-member JIT headed by Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Additional Director-General Wajid Zia is holding a session in which it is decided that the team would proceed the case without any pressure. Earlier, Hussain Nawaz, in a plea to Supreme Court Registrar, had raised objections on two members of JIT that included State Bank of PakistanRead More

Census to be completed today

Census Census

ISLAMABAD, MAY 25, (DNA) – Sixth Housing and Population Census would stand completed with enumeration of homeless people today.  However, the retrieval process of filled-in documents would continue until 24th of next month.  Summary census data is expected to be available in July this year.  Census has been carried out in two phases. In the first phase, from 15th of March to 15th of April, sixty-three districts of the country were covered while counting in remaining eighty-eight districts began from 25th of last month.