Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Monday, April 22nd, 2019


PM Imran, Iranian president vow to work together


TEHRAN (DNA) -Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Dr. Hassan Rouhani have vowed to work hand in hand.   The also  witnessed the Signing of the Declaration of Cooperation in the field of Health between the Ministry of NHSR & C Pakistan and Ministry of Health and Medical Education Iran.The understanding came at a meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Prime Minister Imran Khan during talks in Tehran on Monday Later addressing a joint news conference, the Iranian President said unfortunately we witnessed some tensions in the border areas inRead More

Imran Khan’s visit to further intensify Sino-Pak ties: Ambassador Yao Jing

ISLAMABAD, APR 22: Ambassador of China, Yao Jing addressing a press conference, on Monday.=DNA PHOTO

By ANSAR M BHATTI ISLAMABAD, APR 22 (DNA) – Ambassador of People’s Republic of China Yao Jing said on Monday the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China shall further intensify relations between the two countries. He said the Pakistani PM will meet with the top Chinese leadership and also leaders of various countries attending the Second Belt and Road Forum to be held in Beijing from April 25 to 27. The Chinese ambassador expressed these views while addressing a crowded press conference at the Chinese embassy. Ambassador YaoRead More

Iranian President Rouhani receives PM Imran at Tehran’s Saadabad Palace


ISLAMABAD: (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday arrived at Tehran’s Saadabad Palace and was received by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The premier, on his maiden trip to Islamabad’s south-western neighbour, was presented a guard of honour by a smartly turned out contingent of the Iranian military. PM Imran arrived in Tehran late Sunday after a brief stop-over in Mashhad on the invitation of the Iranian president. The premier and his delegation were received by Iran’s health minister and minister-in-waiting Dr Saeed Namaki.

IMF loan laden with strict terms will not last: Dr Ashfaque


ISLAMABAD: (DNA) –  With the change of guards in Finance Ministry, Pakistan even if joins IMF programme, it will not work, as the programme will somewhere in the middle be suspended because of hard terms and conditions. The new economic manager of the country, Dr Hafeez Sheikh needs to prepare Plan-B to turn around the Pakistan economy, which is in tatters, a well-known economist and Dean of Special Sciences and Humanities in the NUST and Member of Economic Advisory Council Dr Ashfaque Hasan Khan told. This time the DNA ofRead More

PM Imran reaches Saadabad Palace to meet Rouhani


TEHRAN:  (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday reached Saadabad Palace to hold meeting with President Hassan Rouhani. Upon arrival at the Palace, PM Khan was accorded warm welcome and received by Iranian president himself. Matters related to bilateral interests and regional security will come under discussion. The premier, during his two-day- visit will also call on Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, and meet Pakistani and Iranian business community. Earlier on Sunday, the prime minister reached Mashhad, city of Iran for a two-day visit on the invitationRead More

Asad Umar – ‘a man of integrity who dares to speak truth’, says Lijian Zhao


ISLAMABAD: (DNA) –  Deputy Chief of Mission at Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, Lijian Zhao lauded  former Finance minister Asad Umar for his strong moral  principles calling him, “a man of integrity. A man who dares to speak truth.”  Lijian Zhao Sunday posted a video clip of the outgoing minister on his Twitter Handle,  and  wrote:   “A man of integrity. A man who dares to speak truth. @Asad_Umar #AsadUmar.  Asad umar, who quit   Prime Minister Imran Khan’s cabinet on Thursday, responded to the Chinese  dignitary as saying: “Very kind of you.Read More