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Tuesday, April 10th, 2018


Pakistan fully committed to mandate, principles of UNESCO: MNA Shezra Mansab Ali


PARIS, APR 10 (DNA) – Pakistan is fully committed to the mandate and principles espoused by UNESCO and appreciates UNESCO’s valuable contributions in promoting dialogue and cultural diversity which have ameliorated lives of millions of people through education and scientific cooperation. This was stated by Dr. Shezra Mansab Ali Khan Kharal, Member National Assembly of Pakistan while delivering country statement at the 204th Session of the Executive Board of UNESCO held in UNESCO Headquarter in Paris. The Executive Board meeting was also attended by Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Director General UNESCO,Read More

Pak offers excellent investment opportunities for Hong Kong businessmen: PM Abbasi

BOAO, APR 10: Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam meets Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on the sidelines of BOAO Forum for Asia.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, APR 10 (DNA) – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that Pakistan offers excellent investment opportunities for Hong Kong businessmen to invest in the fields of financial services, technology, logistics, and infrastructure. According to a press release issued by the media wing of PM office on Tuesday, the Prime Minister stated this while talking to Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam who called on him on the sidelines of BOAO Forum for Asia. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan considered Hong Kong as a significant and largest free trade area and a super connector of the Belt andRead More

Trump cancels first Latin America trip to ‘oversee Syria response’: White House


WASHINGTON, APR 10 (DNA) – The White House on Tuesday abruptly announced the cancellation of US President Donald Trump’s first trip to Latin America, scheduled for later this week, saying he wants to “oversee the American response to Syria.” The announcement comes as the Republican president weighs military strikes in the war-wracked country — and shortly after the FBI raided the offices of Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Peru in Trump’s stead for the Summit of the Americas, press secretary Sarah Sanders announced.Read More

Popular cough syrup recalled from Pakistani market


ISLAMABAD, APR 10 (DNA) –  The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) has recalled commonly-prescribed cough syrup Sancos from the market after stability data of the drug was found out of specification. The company, Norvartis, has advertised that it has been voluntarily recalling Sancos syrup of all doses from the market. It says the decision has been taken in line with the commitment to patients’ safety and ethical practices. It further says that the syrup was manufactured by a third party. The syrup is sold across the country and isRead More

SECP notifies new AAOIFI Shariah standards for public consultation


ISLAMABAD, APR 10 (DNA): The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has fast-tracked the adoption of Shariah standards to bring about harmonization and standardization in the business practices of Islamic financial institutions. The SECP has notified for public consultation seven more Shariah standards of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). The freshly notified AAOIFI standards are Shariah Standard No. 21 – Financial Papers (Shares & Bonds), Shariah Standard No. 27- Indices, Shariah Standard No. 30 – Monetization (Tawarruq), Shariah Standard No. 44 – Obtaining andRead More

Four names shortlisted for caretaker PM


ISLAMABAD, APR 10 (DNA) – Four names have been shortlisted for the slot of the caretaker PM, media reports have suggested. Justice (retd) Tassaduq Jillani, Dr Hafeez Pasha, Doctor Shamshad and Ishrat Hussain have been initially shortlisted for caretaker premiership during the 2018 general elections. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and opposition leader in National Assembly Khurshid Shah will have consultation on Wednesday. Consultation for caretaker set-up went underway and meetings were held to discuss the issue. Various names including a former judge and some economists have been revealed forRead More