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Tuesday, December 31st, 2019


Only six percent work done on BRT project in last six months


PESHAWAR, Dec 31 (DNA): As the year 2019 ends on Tuesday, it has been found out that only six percent work was done on the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in last six months due to delay in issuance of funds to the contractors. The mega project of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government – which was started during Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s previous term in the province – has been surrounded by controversies and problems since the beginning. The initial estimated cost of the project was Rs 49 billion which has nowRead More

PM Imran has destroyed Pakistan: Marriyum Aurangzeb


ISLAMABAD, Dec 31 (DNA): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Tuesday said that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has destroyed the country. In a statement, the PML-N leader said country’s business, investment and industry have been badly affected in the tenure of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and that we don’t seek any relief from the ‘selected’ government. Every allegation against PML-N party leadership has proven wrong in the courts, she stated. Marriyum Aurangzeb further said the incumbent government aims at demolishing country with National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment OrdinanceRead More

Pak arranges special PIA flight to bring back Pakistani illegal immigrants from Malaysia


ISLAMABAD, DEC 31 (DNA) – On the directives of the Government of Pakistan, a special PIA flight has been arranged to bring Pakistani illegal immigrants from Malaysia on Tuesday, 31 December 2019.The Government of Malaysia introduced a Back4good (B4G) Amnesty Scheme to facilitate voluntary repatriation to countries of origin starting from 1 August 2019 and ending on 31 December 2019.   As a result of extensive efforts by the High Commission of Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur, over 8000 Pakistanis have returned home safely under this Amnesty Scheme, without facing detentionRead More

NADRA establishes special desk to register transgender for issuing health card: Mirza


ISLAMABAD, DEC 31 (DNA) – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Dr Zafar Mirza on Tuesday said that a special counter has been established at National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to register transgender for issuing them Sehat Insaf Card. Addressing a press conference, he said this registration system at NADRA would be linked with the office responsible for issuing health cards to provide them this facility without any hurdle and on immediate basis. He asked all members of this community to startRead More

President summons Senate, National Assembly sessions on Jan 1


ISLAMABAD, DEC 31 (DNA)  –  President Dr. Arif Alvi has summoned the Senate and National Assembly sessions on 1st January 2020 at 3 pm and 4 pm respectively.

Australian High Commissioner wishes Pakistan a happy new year


ISLAMABAD, DEC 31 (DNA) – The Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Geoffrey Shaw has wished Pakistan a Happy New Year. Speaking on New Year’s Eve, he said: “I wish everyone in Pakistan a very Happy New Year on behalf of the Australian High Commission. Australia and Pakistan are friends of long standing with our shared Commonwealth heritage, growing people-to-people links and passion for cricket. I hope that in 2020 bilateral relations between our two nations will be even more productive.=DNA =========