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Nisar, Facebook VP discuss removal of blasphemous content

ISLAMABAD, JUL 07 (DNA) – The Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan discussed the removal of blashphemous content present over the social media website during his meeting with Facebook Vice President Joel Kaplan on Friday. Both the leaders discussed various steps and detailed actions for the removal of blasphemous content from facebook as was revealed by the statement by the interior ministry. Nisar revealed during the meeting that the whole Muslim Ummah is disturbed and has serious concerns over the presence of blasphemous content over social media portals.Read More

Ambassador Sun Weidong speaks at Opening Ceremony of China Intangible Cultural Heritage Week

ISLAMABAD, JUL 07. Mr Nazir Ahmed, Joint Secretary of National History Literary Heritage Division Ladies and Gentlemen Good afternoon and Assalam-o- Alaikum. It is a great pleasure for me to attend the opening ceremony of China Intangible Cultural Heritage Week 2017.First of all, on behalf of the Chinese Embassy and all my colleagues here, I would like to extend my sincere thanks and warm welcome to all of you. People-to- people contact is one of the most important aspects of China’s One Belt and One Road Initiative, because this InitiativeRead More

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Congratulates Pakistani Student Exchange Participants

ISLAMABAD, JUL 07 (DNA) – Pakistani alumni of the U.S. Government-funded Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program shared what they learned about American schools and culture with 75 students from all across Pakistan who will soon depart for the year-long YES academic exchange in the United States. During a reentry seminar and pre-departure orientation in Islamabad, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jonathan Pratt congratulated both the returning and outgoing YES students on their academic accomplishments. “The United States has a long tradition of embracing international students and celebrating the diversity thatRead More

Four PML-Q lawmakers join PTI

ISLAMABAD, JUL 07 (DNA) – Former Members of National Assembly (MNA) Malik Nauman and Mazhar Hayat Qureshi and former Members of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Dewan Ikhlaq and Faiz Wattu among five lawmakers have joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday. All four of the former elected representatives in the national and provincial assemblies quit Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PLM-Q) today. Former additional Inspector General (IG) Zafar Hayat Qureshi is among the five persons who have shifted their alliances. Reportedly, the two MNAs and the two MPAs convened a meeting with party chairmanRead More

Pakistan, ADB celebrate 50-year of ties with pledge to expand partnership

ISLAMABAD, JUL 07 (DNA) – Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar and Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President Wencai Zhang joined federal ministers, diplomats, senior government officials, ADB staff, and representatives of the development community to celebrate ADB’s 50th Anniversary at a reception here on Thursday night. The event included a panel discussion on “What’s Next- Supporting Pakistan’s Development Agenda,” the country launch of the ADB history book Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific-50 Years of Asian Development Bank, the presentation of a short video about ADB in Pakistan,Read More

Pakistan to continue working with China for greater prosperity

GANSU, JUL 07 (DNA) – Pakistan will continue to work with China for greater prosperity of the region and to meet common challenges through enhanced connectivity. This was stated by Pakistan Ambassador to China Masood Khalid while speaking at the 23rd Lanzhou Trade Fair in China’s Gansu province on Friday. He said Pakistan is fully committed to successful implementation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor which is the flagship project of One Belt and One Road initiative. Terming Pakistan and China all-weather strategic cooperative partners, he said Pakistan supports President Xi Jinping’sRead More