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Monday, November 11th, 2019


PNS Shamsheer, Muhafiz participate in Int’l maritime exercises


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Pakistan Navy Ships SHAMSHEER (with embarked helicopter), MUHAFIZ and Pakistan Navy’s Long Range Maritime Patrol (LRMP) P3C Aircraft participated in International Maritime Exercise -2019 (IMX-19) conducted in Arabian Sea, Gulf and Gulf of Oman. Naval assets and personnel from more than 50 countries participated in the exercise which continued for more than two weeks. International Maritime Exercise-2019 provided Pakistan Navy an opportunity to enhance interoperability with the world navies. During the exercise, both Pakistan Navy Ships SHAMSFIEER and MUHAFIZ also visited Muscat and Bahrain, respectively. During PortRead More

Air Pollution contributes 50 percent of total environmental degradation cost, Minister


ISLAMABAD, NOV 11 (DNA) – Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam on Monday termed air pollution a silent killer and said that the economic cost of environmental degradation over the last decade has gone up from 6 per cent to 9 per cent, where air pollution contributes 50 per cent of the total cost. He said this during a seminar titled “Combating air pollution for improved public health, agriculture and economy: Time to act now”, organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) here at Islamabad.Read More



Islamabad 11 November, 2019: Renowned anchor and singer Fakhr-e-Alam called on Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force at Air Headquarters Islamabad today. The meeting took place in the backdrop of Fakhr-e-Alam’s historic circumnavigation tour around the globe. Fakhr-e-Alam acknowledged Air Chief’s support and advice, which helped him in bringing laurels to the country. Lauding this extraordinary feat, the Air Chief said that this effort would go a long way in portraying the positive image of Pakistan in the world. Fakhr-e-Alam also presentedRead More

Former PM Nawaz to be taken off ECL today, says Ch Sarwar


Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar on Monday said that former prime minister and PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif would be removed from the Exit Control List (ECL) today. “Everybody is worried about Mian Nawaz Sharif’s health but the issue should not be politicised,” the governor said during a chat with media personnel at Alhamra Hall in Lahore. Sarwar said that the government had constituted a medical board since it was not willing to to take any risks on Sharif’s health. He further said that the former prime minister would be freeRead More

Batik workshop: Indonesian cultural icon fascinates participants

ISLAMABAD, NOV 11: Spouses of ambassadors and heads of missions in a group photo on the occasion of
 Batik Workshop held at he Indonesian residnece.=DNA

ISLAMABAD, NOV 11 (DNA) – The Indonesia cultural icon fascinated the participants of Batik workshop, who gathered at the Indonesian residence to practically take part in Batik preparation drill.   The spouse of the Indonesian Ambassador Rita Berlinia Amri hosted a lively Coffee Morning on Monday and Batik workshop.   The Coffee Morning brought the guests an opportunity to understand and get exposure to the Indonesia’s diverse culture and its philosophical, cultural and historical values through its signature and most famous Indonesian textile which is called Batik.   The hostRead More

FBR revised Rs5.27tr revenue target still unrealistic


  Kashif Anwar welcomes Pak, IMF deal to cut tax target by Rs.233b   Lahore – The Friends of Economic & Business Reforms (EBR) on Monday welcomed the agreement of Pakistan and the IMF on downward revision of FBR’s tax collection target, slashing it by Rs.233 billion to bring it at Rs.5.27 trillion against earlier target of Rs.5.5 trillion for 2019-20. FEBR president Kashif Anwar warned that the Rs.5.27 trillion tax revenue target is still unrealistic, asking the government to further reset realistic tax target that could be achievable andRead More