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Friday, July 12th, 2019


Pakistan joins US-led call for Afghan ceasefire, talks


WASHINGTON (DNA) – Pakistan on Friday joined the United States, Russia and China in a call on the insurgents to agree to a ceasefire and negotiations with Kabul. Pakistan joined the three powers in talks in Beijing that come as the United States moves closer to an agreement with the Taliban to pull troops from Afghanistan and end its longest-ever war. The four countries “encouraged all parties to take steps to reduce violence leading to a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire that starts with intra-Afghan negotiations,” said a joint statement issuedRead More

Chinese companies pledge to invest $5b in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, JUL 12: A high level delegation of leading Chinese Investment Companies meets Prime Minister Imran Khan.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, JULY 12 (DNA) – Leading Chinese companies have committed to invest five billion dollars in Pakistan in next 3-5 years. The commitment was expressed during a meeting of a high level delegation of over 55 executives and CEOs of the leading Chinese companies with Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Friday. Chinese business executives expressed confidence in the business friendly policies of the government and committed to invest five billion dollars in five years in various small and medium size industrial sectors of Pakistan. The Prime Minister welcomedRead More

Nanbais hint at rising naan, roti prices in Lahore


 LAHORE, JULY 12 (DNA) – The Lahore Nanbai Association has on Friday hinted at rising naan and roti [traditional breads] prices after imposition of the General Sales Tax (GST). According to details, the nanbais [bakers] have declared that the rates will be surged on Monday if the government does not withdraw the GST. The price of roti and naan will be Rs15 and Rs20 after the hike. The price of the 80kg sack of flour is likely to be increased by Rs550. An angry outburst from the people followed afterwardsRead More

Pakistan calls for more consultation to strengthen UN Peacekeeping


NEW YORK, JULY 12 (DNA) – Pakistan said at the UN that more effective and result oriented Peacekeeping required greater triangular cooperation between the Security Council, the troop contributing countries (TCCs) and the UN Secretariat. Speaking in the Security Council debate on strengthening triangular cooperation in Peacekeeping Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi said that effective communication and consultation among the three main stakeholders, the Security Council, Secretariat and the Troop and Police Contributing Countries was critical for effective peacekeeping. “There is therefore a real need to institutionalize triangular cooperation asRead More

CDA set to open bids for underpass in Sector G – 7 and G- 8


    ISLAMABAD, JUL 12 (DNA)-  Capital Development Authority has completed the process of opening technical bids of under pass being constructed at Faisal Avenue G-7/G-8. Through newspapers sealed bids for the construction of under-pass was sought which were opened on Friday. 13 firms participated in the process; however, two firms remained non-responsive therefore, stand unqualified for participating in the process. While accepting the bids of 11 firms, a committee under the supervision of Director General Works CDA has been constituted. The committee after analyzing the technical bids will submitRead More

CM Buzdar lays foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University


LAHORE (DNA) – Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar visited Nankana Sahib District where he was warmly received by Federal Interior Minister Brig. (R) Ijaz Shah, assembly members and the district administration where he laid the first stone of Baba Guru Nanak University. This university will comprise of 10 acres of land and will be completed with an amount of Rs6 billion. This university is an important step towards completion of Prime Minister’s promises and would help lacs of students of Nankana Sahib District and other adjoining areas. “Establishment ofRead More