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Kashmiris to achieve their right to self-determination at any cost: Masood Khan

ISLAMABAD – President of Azad Jammu Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan, Friday said that Shiekh Abdullah’s National Conference and Mehbooba Mufti’s People Democratic Party have all along been a party to India’s massacre, arrests and blinding of the Kashmiri people and we cannot equate the leaders of these parties to the true representative leadership of the Kashmiris. He made these remarks while addressing a roundtable on “Self-determination Day: Voices from Kashmir”, jointly organised by the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) and the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan. AmbassadorRead More

First section of Lahore-Sialkot motorway opened for public

RAWALPINDI  – The first section of the Lahore-Sialkot motorway has been opened for public traffic on Friday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the operative section of 22 kilometers starts from Kala Shah Kaku till Road Muridke-Narowal and remaining portion of 69 kilometers will be completed in the next few months. ISPR in a statement said that the Frontier Works Organization (FWO) is working on the 91-km long motorway. ISPR hoped that the functioning of Lahore-Sialkot motorway will reduce the rush on GT Road and M2.

Vice Chief of Defence Forces of Australia meets COAS Gen. Qamar Bajwa

RAWALPINDI, JAN 10 (DNA) – Vice Admiral David Johnston AO RAN, Vice Chief of Defence Forces, Australia called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ. During the meeting matters of mutual interest and regional security were discussed. COAS reiterated the offer he made to General Angus John Campbell, Chief of Defence Force for any assistance in tackling the bush fires in Australia. Visiting dignitary appreciated role of Pakistan Army in ensuring peace & stability in the region and thanked COAS for sentiments towards Australia.=DNA ========

Seniors wish good luck to U-19 squad ahead of World Cup

Several members of the national cricket team offered their best wishes to the U 19 side ahead of their departure for South Africa, where the U19 Cricket World Cup will be staged from January 7. The senior players, according to a press release by the Pakistan Cricket Board, hoped that the U-19 side would carry last year’s winning momentum into the World Cup, and advised the players to make the most of the platform as it would lead to their eventual recruitment into the national team.   “I wish allRead More

Govt releases Rs 5.762 billion for agriculture sector development projects

ISLAMABAD JAN 10 (DNA) – The Ministry of Planning Development and Reforms has so far given the authorization to release Rs 5.762 billion for various agriculture sector development projects under its Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for the financial year 2019-20 as against the total allocation of Rs 12.047 billion.   Meanwhile, the authorities concerned had also given the authorization to release funds initiated under Prime Minister’s Agriculture Emergency Program to uplift of agriculture and livestock sectors in the country.   According to the PSDP releases data of the PlanningRead More

Iranian ambassador calls on Shah Mahmood Qureshi

ISLAMABAD (DNA) Newly arrived Ambassador of Iran Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini, met with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Foreign Office on Friday. The Iranian ambassador delivered the message of Iranian leadership to the Pakistani foreign minister. Shah Mahmood Qureshi told the Iranian envoy that Pakistan wants peace in the region and urges all parties to settle disputes thru dialogue.=DNA