Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

July, 2019


UN should take note of discrimination against women: Shireen Mazari


ISLAMABAD, JUL 31 (DNA) – While addressing at a seminar ‘ Challenges and Impediments Against Women in Politics’ hosted by Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC),on Wednesday during the 5th CPA Asia Regional Conference in Islamabad, Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen M Mazari said every issue that related to the women, children and marginalized group is a national issue. She said problems begin at home regarding women and their mainstreaming in to the society. Dr Shireen Mazari said that UN should take strong note of the discrimination against women in the westernRead More

Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani decides not to resign


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Wednday decided against resigning from his post over the bid of joint opposition to move a no-confidence motion in the Upper House of Parliament to oust him. According to sources, Senate chairman stayed determined on not stepping down from his seat saying that Speaker and Senate Chairman are neutral and he wants to see if they can make an independent and neutral decision for the custodian of the House. Sadiq Sanjrani issued a statement expressing that the option of secret voting byRead More

President Alvi lauds services of outgoing Tunisian ambassador

ISLAMABAD, JUL 31: Outgoing Ambassador of Tunisia, Adel Elarbi paying farewell call on President Arif Alvi at Aiwan-e-Sadr.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, JUL 31 (DNA) – Pakistan highly valued its close relations of friendship with Tunisia, based on shared faith, culture and heritage, said President Dr. Arif Alvi, while talking to the Outgoing Ambassador of Tunisia, Mr. Adel Elarbi, who paid farewell call on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad. Pakistan and Tunisia have common interests on various international issues, which is reflected in their common stance at international fora, he added. The President stated that despite political goodwill and closeness, the bilateral trade was not commensurate to the true potential. He highlightedRead More

Socio-economic development linked with advancements in IT sector: President

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ISLAMABAD, JUL 31 (DNA) – Artificial Intelligence (AI) was poised to unleash the next wave of digital disruption, as already seen in real-life benefits for early adopting firms, making it more urgent than ever for all to accelerate their digital transformations, said President Dr. Arif Alvi, in a meeting with a delegation, consisting of Dr. Atta ur Rehman and Secretary, Information Technology & Telecom, Shoaib Siddiqui, led by Federal Minister for Information Technology & Telecom, Mr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Wednesday. Socio-economic development was deeply linked withRead More

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to strengthen ties in diverse fields


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have agreed to expand bilateral cooperation in the fields of information and culture. The understanding came at a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Saudi Minister for Media Turki bin Abdullah A-Shabana in Islamabad on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, the foreign minister said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long maintained historical and cultural relations, and Pakistan gives high value to its ties with Saudi Arabia. He said the two countries have unanimity of views on important regional and global issues.Read More

Shah Mahmood Qureshi likely to be new Punjab Chief Minister


ISLAMABAD, JUL 31 (DNA). Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has been tipped as the new Chief Minister of Punjab. According to sources, a decision has been taken and incumbent Chief Minister Usman Buzdar is likely to relinquish his charge soon. Shah Mahmood Qureshi from the outset, wanted to become Chief Minister of Punjab however tussle between him and Jehangir Tareen proved a stumbling block. The change of guard, which was on the cards due to lackluster performance of Usman Buzdar shall take place soon.=DNA