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November, 2019


Central Asian Leaders Summit in Tashkent to push partnership with India


The initiative of holding regular meetings of Central Asian Presidents was first put forward in 2017 by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who is known for his visionary and dynamic internal and foreign policy, active efforts to stren… NEW DELHI: Tashkent will host the Consultative meeting of the Presidents of five Central Asian countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan on Friday. It is the second meeting of the format, the first one was held in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan capital) in 2018. The initiative of holding regular meetings ofRead More

PM Imran announces measures to curb smog, improve air quality


Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday announced the government’s decision to take concrete measures to curb air pollution in the country. Addressing a press conference in Lahore, he expressed regret that over the past 10 years, a 70 per cent decline had been witnessed in the number of trees in the city. “A 70 per cent drop in tree cover has meant far-reaching consequences,” he said. He said that with a dense tree cover, pollution particles are absorbed by the leaves. And with them being cut, the city had facedRead More

Warner hits 335, Smith shatters record as Pakistan suffer


ADELAIDE, NOV 30  – Warner hits 335, Smith shatters record as Pakistan suffer. An irrepressible David Warner smashed an unbeaten 335 on Saturday while Steve Smith became the fastest man to 7,000 Test runs as Australia took control of the day-night second Test against Pakistan. Skipper Tim Paine waved his players back into the pavilion at 589 for three ahead of the second day s dinner break with Warner on the 10th highest Test score ever, also a personal best. The decision to declare deprived him of a crack at Brian LaraRead More

Pak Navy seizes large Narco cache


Islamabad, 30Nov 19:        Pakistan Navy in coordination with Anti Narcotics Force (ANF), conducted an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO)nearPasni,Balochistan and seized approximately 1200 Kg of Hashish which was being transported to foreign destination through sea. The cache was subsequently handed over to ANF for furtherdisposal. The successful execution of the operationagainst narcotics smuggling is the result of effective monitoring/ surveillance and demonstrates Pakistan Navy’s perseverance to deter, disrupt anddeny use of our sea/ coastline for any unlawful activities. Pakistan Navy will continue to fulfill its national responsibilities with highest level ofRead More

Maldives envoy explores business avenues with Karachi businessmen


KARACHI, NOV 30 (DNA) – Ambassador of Maldives to Pakistan Ahmed Saleem has visited Federation House Karachi on Saturday and where he met with Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Senior Vice President of FPCCI. Both dignitaries discussed various possible opportunities to promote business activities in Pakistan and Maldives. Later the Senior Vice President of FPCCI, Mirza Ikhtiar Baig presented a crest to Ambassador of Maldives to Pakistan Ahmed Saleem. Ambassador of Maldives was accompanied by Ahmed Mujtaba, Dy. Fead of Mission, Embassy of Maldives, Zafar A. tapal Honarary Consul General, Maldives, karachi,Read More

Sindh govt steps turn investment environment in province conducive: CS


KARACHI, NOV 30 (DNA) – A group of 19 Junior Diplomats from 14 countries called on Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah at Chief Minister House.   According to a press statement Saturday, the group is attending the 27th Junior Diplomatic Course at the Foreign Service Academy. The course participants are from Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Iran, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Nepal, Nigeria, Palestine and Tunisia.   Welcoming the junior diplomats, the Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah said that the investment environment in Sindh is turning conduciveRead More