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President Alvi confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz on CJCSC Gen Nadeem

  ISLAMABAD, JAN 09 (DNA) – President Dr Arif Alvi has conferred Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) award upon Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza in a ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Thursday.   President Dr Arif Alvi conferred the prestigious Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) on the CJCSC as a tribute to his professional services and achievements while serving the Pakistan Army.   Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan and other officers wereRead More

Zainab Alert Bill report presented to NA standing committee

ISLAMABAD, JAN 09 (DNA) – A special report on the Zainab Alert Bill, 2019 was presented to the National Assembly’s Standing Committee for Human Rights on Thursday. The bill will pave the way to set up the Zainab Alert, Response and Recovery Agency where cases of children’s disappearances will be reported. The bill was passed on October 8, 2019. Its aim is to introduce a response and recovery mechanism for missing children. The report asks for the management of the agency to be equipped with skills to manage databases, monitoringRead More

EU envoys refuse guided tour to IOJ&K

European envoys have refused the offer of a guided two-day visit to India-held Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K), saying they want greater “freedom” to meet local residents without Indian authorities accompanying them. According to diplomatic sources, the envoys from European countries said they did not want a guided tour of Kashmir, rather they wanted to meet people freely of their own choosing. Some of the envoys said they were also keen to meet the three former chief ministers, Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, who had been in detention sinceRead More

NAB recommends to include more Sharif family members in ECL

LAHORE – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore has recommended to include the names of other Sharif family members as well in the Exit Contol List (ECL) after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz. The anti-graft body has suggested that Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shahbaz, Yousaf Abbas and Abdul Aziz Abbas should be named in the ECL list. The NAB has asked to include the aforementioned names in the Chaudhry Sugar Mill case. According to sources, the inquiry against the concerned persons in the Chaudhry Sugar MillRead More

More than bricks: How international law protects cultural sites

International law experts react to Donald Trump’s threat to attack Iranian cultural sites. Iran is home to some of the world’s most ancient historical sites. Among them are 24 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the ancient ruins of  Persepolis, the grand mosque of Isfahan and the Golestan Palace in Tehran where Iran’s last shah was crowned in 1967. When, in a tweet on Sunday, US President Donald Trump threatened to target 52 Iranian sites, including some of cultural significance, if Tehran retaliated over the assassination of top Iranian military commanderRead More

Speeches don’t provide employment: Marriyum Aurangzeb tells PM Imran

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb while responding to the inauguration of ‘Hunermand Pakistan’ programme said that that the speeches do not provide bread and employment to the people. She expressed in her statement that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speeches would not provide employment to the people, would not decrease the inflation, would not build five million houses for people along with promised one million jobs. She went on to say that the public would not be able to pay the electricity and gas bills withRead More