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Saturday, December 14th, 2019


Traders resent MCI move to allow encroachments on footpaths


    ISLAMABAD, Dec 14 (DNA): Tahir Abbasi Senior Vice President and Saif ur Rahman Vice President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) said that MCI had unilaterally and illegally made 300 percent increase in trade license fee on which traders have many reservations. They said this while talking to a delegation of local traders during their visit to ICCI.   They said that business community was not against payment of tax, but making increase without following set procedure was unjustified. They said that at the one hand, MCIRead More

PM pays res at Roza-e-Rasool (SAW) in Madina Munawwara


MADINA, Dec 14 (DNA): Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Roza-e-Rasool (SAW) in Madina Munawwara and offered Nawafil there as first leg of his one-day visit to Saudi Arabia. Earlier, the prime minister had arrived Saudi Arabia on his one-day official visit. Foreign secretary Sohail Mahmood was also included in the delegation. Upon his arrival at the Royal Terminal, Deputy Governor of Madina, Waheeb Al-Sahli and Pakistan Consul General in Jeddah Khalid Majeed warmly received him. Officials of Saudi protocol and officers of Pakistan Consulate were also present. Foreign Secretary Sohail MahmoodRead More

RSS imparting armed training to youth to strike Pakistan: Masood

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ABBOTTABAD, December 14: The AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has cautioned that India’s Hindu fanatic RSS outfit is imparting military training to hundreds of thousands of men and women, and is threatening to wipe out Pakistan from the world map while Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh is talking about striking Pakistan’s sovereignty and capturing Azad Kashmir. “Instead of declaring dangers from India mere apprehensions, there is a need to prepare the whole nation particularly the youth to counter any Indian aggression,” he added.   Addressing an event on “Kashmir RequiresRead More

  British High Commissioner Designate visits Karachi

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The British High Commissioner (Designate) to Pakistan Dr Christian Turner made his inaugural visit to Karachi on Friday. During his trip to the port city and economic hub of Pakistan, Dr Turner hosted a dinner for the selected delegates, partners and curators of the WOW – Women of the World festival which is being organised by the British Council in Pakistan, together with the WOW Foundation and Southbank Centre. Dr Turner also visited the Mazar-e-Quaid (the final resting place of the founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah) andRead More

Pakistan elected as Chair of 63rd Session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)


  Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Vienna, Ambassador Mansoor Ahmad Khan has been elected as the Chair of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) for its 63rd session for the year 2020.   Pakistan’s unanimous election reflects another vote of confidence by the international community in Pakistan’s leadership and its important role in the global policy discourse on the world drug problem.   Based in Vienna, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs is the governing body of the United Nations Office on Drugs and CrimeRead More

Senator Enwer Baig hosts Christmas reception

ISLAMABAD, DEC 14: Charge d Affaires of US Embasy Paul Jones speaking during a dinner reception hosted
by ex Senator Enwer Baig. DNA PHOTO

  ISLAMABAD, DEC 14 (DNA) – Former Senator Enwer Baig hosted Christmas dinner at his residence. A large number of diplomats and his Pakistani friends were invited to be part of Christmas celebrations. Charge d Affaires of American Embassy Paul Jones attended the reception as guest of honour. Senator Baig in his brief remarks welcomed the guests and wished them very happy Christmas. He said on the Christmas he would like to wish all friends a very merry Christmas and the chance to do lots more fishing in the NewRead More