Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Sunday, May 19th, 2019


Sarmad Ali, Uzbek ambassador discuss business council matters


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Ambassador of Uzbekistan  Furqat Sidikov held an informal meeting with the President of the Uzbek-Pakistani Business Council, the head of the popular Pakistani media company Jang Media Group and the Secretary General of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) Mr. Sarmad Ali. During the meeting, issues of expanding trade cooperation between Uzbekistan and Pakistan, as well as promising areas of bilateral investment partnership were discussed. At the same time, the main emphasis was made on the provision of Uzbek enterprises and farms in the promotion of their productsRead More

Shehryar Afridi visits Kaira to condole his son’s death


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Shehryar Afridi on Sunday visited PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira residence at Lalamusa to condole the death of his son who died in road accident last day. He expressed profound grief over the demise of Kaira’s young son Usama Qamar. He also prayed to Almighty God for granting courage to deceased family to bare this irreparable loss with fortitude.

FM Qureshi urges Kuwaiti authorities to soften visa policy for Pakistani community


KUWAIT (DNA) – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday urged the Kuwaiti authorities to soften its visa policy for Pakistani community. The foreign minister highlighted the issue during his meeting with Kuwaiti Interior Minister Khaled Al Jarrah Al Sabah in Kuwait. They discussed Pak-Kuwait bilateral relations and issue of visa restrictions. On the occasion, Qureshi said Pakistani workforce comprising over 100,000 individuals is playing an important role in development of Kuwait. He said the members of Pakistani community living in Kuwait for last many years are confused about theRead More

Drilling results at Kekra-I block show good reservoir but water wet: PD


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Petroleum Division (PD) of the Energy Ministry Sunday said the results of four-month offshore drilling at Indus G-Block called Kekra-I, some 230-km off the Karachi coast, had shown good quality hydrocarbon reservoir but unfortunately these were water wet. “After the well control operations, the 6″ Open Hole section drilling was resumed on Friday .The reservoir was encountered at 5,492 meters and so far about 140 meters of reservoir have been drilled. The log results show a good quality reservoir but unfortunately water wet without any gas effect,”Read More

‘Beneficiaries’ would ponder ways to protest their wealth: Firdous Awan


ISLAMABAD, MAY 19 (DNA) – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday stated that ‘political imposters’ are on the agenda of exploiting the general public for their vested interests. She took to Twitter, and stated that the public are out of throws of these impostors, and would not fall into their trap. Awan, ironically responding to the meeting of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Maryam Nawaz today at iftar dinner, said that the ‘beneficiaries’Read More

NAB doesn’t meddle in economic affairs: Chairman


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (rtd) Javed Iqbal said on Sunday the bureau has not taken any step that would be detrimental for the state’s economy. “The NAB has not intimated any businessman, and the business community is being falsely intimidated by that,” he said, adding the department is human-friendly. “Those who think that NAB takes dictation live in fool’s paradise,” he said, while asserting that protective measures would be ensured for the business community. He addressed a press conference in Islamabad, and asked, “What isRead More