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Monday, January 6th, 2020


PM launches Zindgi mobile app


  ISLAMABAD, JAN 6 (DNA) -Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the Zindagi app – a mobile application featuring information on narcotics control – at an event in Islamabad on Monday.   Addressing the event, the premier said drugs are destroying the lives of the country’s youth. “There was a time when we heard there were drugs in universities. Now drugs are present in schools,” the prime minister noted.   “The most vulnerable section of our society – our children – are being exposed to drugs, when they don’t have theRead More

Pakistan will not be party to US-Iran conflict, FM Qureshi tells Senate


Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday briefed the Senate on tensions in the Middle East that arose after the killing of top Iran commander Qasem Soleimani in a US air strike, making it clear that Pakistan will not become party to the regional conflict. The minister began his speech by recounting how the crisis-like situation in the region unfolded, starting with the killing of an American contractor in a rocket attack in Iraq that led the US to carry out strikes on an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia. The foreign minister was directedRead More


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Karachi, 06 Jan 20:            Opening Ceremony of sixth bilateral exercise Sea Guardians-2020 between Pakistan Navy and PLA (Navy), was held at Pakistan Navy Dockyard, Karachi. Deputy Commander of Southern Theatre Command PLA, Vice Admiral Dong Jun graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Commander Pakistan Fleet, Vice Admiral Asif Khaliq was also present at the occasion. In his opening remarks, Vice Admiral Asif Khaliq welcomed the Chinese officers and personnel, alluding to the evergreen, warm and eternally cordial relations between the two countries in general and navies in particular. While underscoringRead More

ECC approves amendments in Nepra Act


    ISLAMABAD, JAN 06 (DNA) – The Economic Coordination Committee has recommended for submission to the federal cabinet a set of amendments proposed by the Ministry of Energy to the Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electronic Power Act 1997.   Meeting of ECC was held in Islamabad on Monday with Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in the chair.   The meeting was informed that the proposed amendments to the Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electronic Power ActRead More

The President of Kazakhstan, H.E. Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s initiatives on public safety, the rule of law and human rights  


  The goal of President Tokayev, since his inauguration, has been to position himself as the ‘hearing President’ – the figurehead of the ‘hearing state’.The President has taken significant steps in achieving this goal. He has announced a series of domestic, social, economic and political policies aimed at improving the quality of life for citizens of Kazakhstan. The President has consistently emphasized his commitment to the principle of the ‘hearing state’. In response to this, such initiatives as the National Council of Public Trust have been established as platforms inRead More

 EXCLUSIVE: Alice G Wells expected to visit Pakistan from Jan 20


BY NAVEED MIRAJ ISLAMABAD, JAN 6 (DNA) – Alice G. Wells, Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia is expected to arrive in Islamabad on January 20, 2020 for important meetings with Pakistani Civil and Military leadership. Diplomatic sources told DNA that after the killing of the Iranian Military leader General Qasim Sulemani by US Drone in Iraq, Ms Alice Wells visit is very crucial. “Being the neighbor of Iran, Pakistan has very important role to play in the region after this development, and Pakistan had already stated its position of promotingRead More