Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019


Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan agree to raise trade volume to $10mn


BISHKEK, May 21 (DNA): Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan agreed to raise the volume of bilateral trade to$10mn. The agreement was made during a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Kyrgyz counterpart Chingiz Aidarbekov on the sideline of Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek on Tuesday. Matters of mutual interests, bilateral ties, trade and other issues were came under discussion in the meeting, said sources. Both the leaders agreed to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries. Earlier in the day, FM Qureshi arrived in Bishkek to attend two-day meetingRead More

Senate seeks briefing from FO on fake Chinese marriage scandal


ISLAMABAD, May 21 (DNA): Senate Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistani Tuesday sought briefing from Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Chinese-Pakistani marriage scandal. Overseas Pakistani Committee (OPC) decided to start one window operation for overseas Pakistanis. OPC session was presided by Chairman Committee Senator Hilal-ur-Rehman. Senator Sabir Shah raised the matter of news broadcasting about Chinese-Pakistani marriages nowadays. He said that he came to know that Pakistani women are not being treated well after getting married to Chinese men. Committee Chairman expressed that they have good relations with China andRead More

Assets beyond means case: NAB prepares reference against Agha Siraj Durrani


KARACHI (DNA) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed a reference today (May 21) against Sindh Assembly Speaker (AS) Agha Siraj Durrani over alleged assets beyond means, illegal recruitments and embezzlement in building construction funds. As per details, NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal approved the reference against Agha Siraj Durrani in assets beyond means and various references. During the hearing in Accountability Court (AC), the investigation officer asked the judge to give him time for the binding of the reference copy however, a final report in this regard has already beenRead More

Pakistan condemns the firing of ballistic missiles by Houthis towards Makkah


ISLAMABAD, MAY 21 (DNA) – Pakistan condemns the firing of ballistic missiles by Houthis towards Makkah province and commends the vigilant Saudi defence forces for intercepting the missiles. Pakistan reaffirms its solidarity with Saudi Arabia and reiterates its support against any threat to the security of the Kingdom.

Commander Polish armed forces calls on army chief


RAWALPINDI, MAY 21 (DNA) – Lieutenant General Jaroslaw Mika, Commander of the Polish Armed Forces called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ. Issues of mutual interest including defence, training and security cooperation between the two armies were discussed. Visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan Army’s professionalism, efforts in fight against terrorism and contributions towards regional peace and stability. Earlier, on arrival at GHQ, the Commander of the Polish Armed Forces laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. Contingent of Pakistan Army presented the guard of honourRead More

Asad Qaiser calls for enhancing parliamentary cooperation with Qatar

ISLAMABAD, MAY 21: Ambassador of Qatar, Saqr Bin Mubarak Al-Mansouri in a meeting with Speaker National Assembly, Asad Qaiser at Parliament House.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, MAY 21 (DNA) – The Ambassador of Qatar Saqr Bin Mubarak Al-Mansouri called on Speaker, National Assembly Asad Qaiser in Parliament House, on Tuesday. Speaker Asad Qaiser while talking to the Ambassador, said Pakistan attaches immense importance to its relations with Qatar since both the countries were tied in eternal bonds of religion, brotherhood, history and culture. He said that Pakistan needs to further solidify existing bonds through parliamentary cooperation besides other varied fields. The Speaker underlined the need for participation of Qatari investors in power and infrastructure developmentRead More