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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017


Central Asia a big business market, says RCCI president

RAWALPINDI/DUSHANBE MAY 30 (DNA) -:RCCI president has said, Central Asia is a big market and Pakistan should explore new trade avenues in this region. It is the hour of need to explore the new trade avenues, business opportunities and to discuss trade aspects, finding the ways of ease of doing business between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia. This was stated by President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) Raja Amer Iqbal while addressing at a meeting of Tajikistan Chamber of Commerce at Dushanbe. Pakistan Ambassador in Tajikistan, Tariq Somro,Read More

China warns India over longest bridge in Arunachal Pradesh


NEW DELHI, MAY 30 (DNA) – China on Monday asked India to be “cautious” and exercise “restraint” over building infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh, days after a bridge that links it to neighbouring Assam was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as South Tibet. India has repeatedly rejected that stand, asserting that the border state is an integral part of India. “We hope India adopts a cautious and restrained attitude on the issue before the final settlement of the border issue with China to jointly controlRead More

Houses evacuated as mobil oil factory ablaze on Multan’s Vehari Road


MULTAN, MAY 30 (DNA) –  Several houses were evacuated on Tuesday as a mobil oil factory on Vihari Road caught fire and was seen fuming within minutes. Rescue teams launched an operation and dispatched at least eight tenders to counter the blaze. In addition to evacuation of several houses in the vicinity, shops were also shut. No casualties were reported until filing of this report.

Putin bigger threat to world security than ISIS: says John McCain


SYDNEY, MAY 30 (DNA) –  Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to world security than the so-called Daesh, according to veteran US Senator John McCain who also admits Donald Trump makes him “nervous”. Republican McCain — one of US President Trump´s most outspoken critics in his own party — said Russia´s alleged meddling in elections was a danger to democracy. “I think he (Putin) is the premier and most important threat, more so than ISIS,” McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told the Australian Broadcasting CorporationRead More

Chairman JCSC General Zubair Mahmood Hayat meets PM Nawaz Sharif

General Zubair Mahmood Hayat

ISLAMABAD, MAY 30 (DNA) – Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad today. Defence and security matters were discussed during the meeting. Matters related to strategic and operational preparedness of the Armed forces also came under discussion.

Saudi authorities come down hard on sellers of fake Zamzam water


MAKKAH, MAY 30 (DNA) – Saudi Arabian authorities have launched a crackdown on black market for Zamzam water in the country. Thousands of bottles have been destroyed and numerous illegal refilling plants have been closed down. In order to halt the black market from flourishing and ensure the provision of pure Zamzam water to people, the Saudi government has permitted only specific authorised stores to sell the precious water. More than 3,000 bottles of adulterated Zamzam water bearing the stickers of the King Abdullah Zamzam Water Project were confiscated inRead More