Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Friday, June 14th, 2019


Experts see silver lining, slate government’s failure in developing national consensus on IMF programme


ISLAMABAD, JUN 14 (DNA) – While several measures taken in the federal budget 2019-20 are raising fears in nearly all sectors of economy and various segments of society, it may well pay good dividends in the longer run through measures taken for enhanced fiscal discipline and meaningful economic management. It was however essential to develop a national consensus through effective communication strategy to see off the difficult times, a need that has been sorely overlooked by the people at the helm of affairs. This message emerged from a roundtable sessionRead More

Arrest of Faryal Talpur is an example of political revenge: Bilawal Bhutto


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday while reacting strongly to the arrest of his aunt Faryal Talpur declared it another example of political revenge. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Friday, he said that those who make cases against females are coward and asked the masses of difference between former president Pervez Musharraf’s tenure and today’s Pakistan. The PPP chairman said that current puppet government is no match for them as PPP have fought against the likes of Pervez Musharraf, Zia-ul-Haq andRead More

Peshawar team wins one million Pakistani rupees in startup cup


ISLAMABAD, JUN 14 (DNA) – Entrepreneurs can change the way we live and work.  Their innovations often improve our standard of living. Their entrepreneurial ventures create wealth and also jobs, as well as the conditions for a prosperous society. This is the reason the U.S. Embassy partnered with the youth of Pakistan in StartUp Cup, a competition in which Pakistani entrepreneurs compete for support for their business ideas. During the finals of the fifth annual StartUp Cup business model competition, a team from Peshawar prevailed over 17 other teams toRead More

PM Imran Khan meets President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko

Prime Minister Imran Khan meets President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on the sidelines of the Council of Heads of State of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on June 14, 2019.

BISHKEK, JUN 14 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan had a bilateral meeting with President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus on the sidelines of the 19th SCO Council of Heads of State meeting in Bishkek today. The meeting was marked by warmth and cordiality. During the meeting, the two leaders exchanged views on all aspects of bilateral relations and reaffirmed the desire to upgrade mutual collaboration in diverse fields. The leaders agreed to optimally utilize the existing institutional mechanisms and intensify bilateral cooperation in agriculture, industry and technology. The two sidesRead More

Opposition rejects new budget in Punjab Assembly


LAHORE (DNA) – The members of opposition staged a protest against the new budget by chanting slogans, tearing its copies and declaring it public-enemy budget in the Punjab Assembly today (June 14). The opposition stood up as soon as the provincial Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht’s budget speech started. Due to the slogan and protest of the opposition, uproar in the House remained on the rise. FM Hashim kept delivering his speech while the opposition kept chanting the slogans simultaneously. The opposition expressed that the new budget is just anRead More

Pakistan-France cooperation in Higher Education is benefitting Pakistani students: envoy

Pic Pak-France cooperation in HEC is benefitting Pakistani students

PARIS, JUN 14 (DNA) – Pakistan-France cooperation in higher education sector is expanding with more and more Pakistani students choosing French Universities of higher learning to pursue their Masters and PhD degrees. This was stated by the Ambassador of Pakistan to France Mr. Moin ul Haque while addressing the opening ceremony of Presentation of final PhD thesis by five Pakistani students held in Campus France, Paris, today. The opening ceremony was attended by the senior officials of Campus France, faculty members, French government officials, students and media persons. In hisRead More