Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Thursday, May 16th, 2019


UAE to set free 572 Pakistani prisoners: Foreign Office


ISLAMABAD, MAY 16 (DNA) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has agreed to release as many as 572 Pakistani inmates languishing in the country’s prisons, said the Foreign Office on Thursday. Speaking at a weekly briefing, Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said Pakistan’s mission in Dubai is in touch with the UAE government to speed up the process of their release and deportation. He said 50 Pakistanis were deported from the United States (US) a day earlier through a chartered flight. Dr Faisal said Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will pay a two-dayRead More

Pakistan, China launch crackdown on fake marriage bureaus  


  ISLAMABAD, MAY 16 (DNA) -: Pakistan and Chinese authorities have started operation against illegal marriage bureaus that have been instrumental in fake marriages. According to details the foreign affairs ministries of both Pakistan and China have taken up this matter and launched a crackdown. Chinese citizens were allegedly involved in fake marriages with poor Pakistani girls, mainly from the remote areas and then transported them to China either for prostitution or selling of their organs. The Chinese deputy head of mission in his tweets however dispelled the impression asRead More

Firdous Ashiq Awan calls Shehbaz Sharif ‘missing’ opposition leader


ISLAMABAD, May 16 (DNA): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday called Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif as ‘missing’ Opposition Leader. Responding to Shehbaz Sharif’s statement, Dr Firdous stated that the PML-N leader should tell truth about his return to Pakistan instead of calling Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan a lair. Earlier, Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif lashed out at Prime Minister Imran Khan and said that the ‘selected PM’ is a habitual liar. He said thoseRead More

Businessmen concerned at rupee devaluation


  ISLAMABAD, MAY 16 (DNA)- Ahmed Hassan Moughal President, Rafat Farid Senior Vice President and Iftikhar Anwar Sethi Vice President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry have shown great concern over record devaluation of rupee against dollar that has plunged to Rs.148 against a dollar in the interbank market. They said the rupee has already witnessed hefty depreciation against dollar due to which people were badly suffering from rising inflation while cost of doing business has gone up significantly. They were afraid that if rupee continued to fall against dollar,Read More

A starts pre-budget discussion on proposals for Agri development


  ISLAMABAD, MAY 16 (DNA) – The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser initiated comprehensive discussion on pre-budget proposals for agriculture development. He outlined that farmers’ profitability, improved productivity, technology transfer and adaptation, access to new markets and rapid shift from low value to high value agricultural products should form the core of the potential budget reserved for agriculture development. He added that the Special Committee on Agricultural Products would comprehensively endeavor to assign substantive meanings to Pakistan’s agriculture development agenda. He was a chairing a meeting here at Parliament House,Read More

Japanese ambassador calls on PM Imran Khan

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  ISLAMABAD, MAY 16 (DNA) – Kuninori Matsuda, Ambassador of Japan called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Prime Minister’s Office.   The Japanese Ambassador discussed areas of bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Japan.   The Prime Minister appreciated Japan’s role as Pakistan’s key development partner over the years and highlighted the areas of investment, human resource development, information technology, tourism and agriculture to further deepen mutually beneficial cooperation.   The Prime Minister underscored that his government is determined to overcome the current economic challenges through peace oriented, investmentRead More