Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

December, 2019


PM rules out retreat on new NAB law

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan attends a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State in Bishkek on June 14, 2019. (Photo by Alexey DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / AFP)

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday vowed not to retreat or succumb to any pressure over the issue of the newly promulgated National Accountability (second amendment) Ordinance 2019 and said that the amendments — which benefit legislators, bureaucrats and the business community — were made keeping in view the opposition’s longstanding demand. The prime minister said that following the promulgation of the ordinance, the stock market went up rapidly. He said his government had decided to give full benefit of the ordinance to the business community. The prime ministerRead More

Serena Hotels sponsored the closing ceremony5th Mountain Film Festival


  Serena Hotels hosted the closing ceremony of the 5th edition of the Pakistan International Mountain Film Festival (PIMFF) in Kehkeshan Hall, Islamabad Serena Hotel. Mr. Wajahat Malik, founder of PIMFF welcomed the guests to the ceremony. “The Last Mountain” was one of the most extraordinary films in the programme, a feature length Polish film about the winter expedition that took place in 2018. PIMFF screens short films, documentaries, features and animations related to mountain adventure sports, nature, environment, climate change, mountain tourism, mountain cultures and communities.



Karachi 30 Dec 19:             With an aim to facilitate and educate the local populace about eye related diseases, Pakistan Navy in collaboration with Eye Sight Trust established Free Eye Camp at village Gujjo of District Thatta in Sindh.   A team of qualified Eye Specialists from Pakistan Navy, Eye Sight Trust & Khalid Medical Hospital along with related paramedical staff was deputed at the eye camp. The team provided free consultation to visiting patients from Gujjo and adjoining areas. Besides providing basic eye treatment, free medicines were also distributed amongRead More

Govt committed to revamp DRAP, reform health sector: Dr. Firdous


ISLAMABAD, Dec 29 (DNA):Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Sunday said the incumbent government would revamp the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) as a part of its health reform agenda, bringing it at par with the international regulatory agencies. Addressing the 10th International Medical Conference 2019 organized by Medics International, the special assistant said Prime Minister Imran Khan is committed for the surgery of deteriorated health system of the country and heading toward bringing health reforms through public private partnership. TheRead More

Islamabad police devise elaborate security plan for New Year night


ISLAMABAD, Dec 30 (DNA): Islamabad police have made an elaborate plan for security on eve of new year night in the city and decided to ensure special deployment to maintain peace and tranquility. Around 2000 policemen would be deployed to ensure fool proof security and keep vigilant eye during possible celebrations on New Year night. The plan was finalized by Inspector General of Police Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar  in a meeting here on Monday which was attended by DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed, Director General (Safe City) Sarfaraz Ahmed Falki, SSPsRead More

31% reduction in terrorism in 2019, improving security situation: report

Annual Security Report 2019 - 04

ISLAMABAD, Dec 30 (DNA): Pakistan witnessed a nearly 31% reduction in terror and counter-terror related fatalities in 2019, according to data released by the Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) in Islamabad. Only two militant outfits, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) splinter groups and the Islamic State (IS), claimed responsibility for 12 and 1 attacks respectively, but their own ranks depleted by nearly 30%. Civilian fatalities declined by about 36%. A 30.71% drop in fatalities was observed in 2019 (from 980 in 2018 to 679 in 2019). If the Khyber PukhtunkhwaRead More