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German State Minister for Foreign Affairs meets Senator Shahzad Waseem

  ISLAMABAD, JAN 13 (DNA) – Senator  Shahzad Waseem ‪met with German State Minister for Foreign Affairs Niels Annen in Islamabad on Monday.   During the meeting, Senator Dr. Shahzad Waseem and Niels Annen exchanged views on various issues including worsening situation in Kashmir, CAA & other extremist acts of Modi regime.   Evolving security situation in the region also came under discussion during the meeting.=DNA =========

Govt committed to reforming skill sector of country: Shibli

ISLAMABAD, Jan 13  – Leader of the House in Senate Shibli Faraz Monday said the government was committed to reforming skill sector of the country that would not only ensure a prosperous future for young people but also for the country. While replying to a resolution of Senator Seemee Ezdi, he said the house recommended that the government should take necessary steps in coordination with the provincial governments for the training and development of human resources in order to maximize the returns from the opportunities arising out of the implementationRead More

MOHR to submit report on prison before Jan 18

ISLAMABAD, Jan 13  – Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen M Mazari chaired the meeting of commission formed by Islamabad High Court on jail reforms to finalise its report. Chairing the meeting, Dr. Shireen Mazari said there should be separate cells for transgenders and people with disabilities to cater their needs. She also instructed the participants to operationalize the recommendations in their respective provinces, said a press release on Monday. Secretary of Ministry of Human Rights Ms. Rabiya Javeri Agha briefed the participants about the recommendations of the report. SheRead More

Secretary Information visits PBC Headquarters

ISLAMABAD, Jan 13 (DNA) – Newly-appointed Secretary Information and Broadcasting Akbar Durrani visited Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Headquarters Islamabad on Monday. On the occasion, he inspected different sections of Radio Pakistan, including General News Room, Reporting Section, Social Media, Current Affairs and studios, said a press release issued here. Acknowledging the importance of the Radio for its outreach across the country, he expressed confidence that Radio Pakistan will be the best organization in future. Director General Radio Pakistan Samina Waqar briefed the Secretary Information about working and digitization plan of RadioRead More

Govt collected over 16pc more tax than last year: Firdous

ISLAMABAD, JAN 13 – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has said the government has collected tax amounting 2085 billion rupees in the first half of this financial year with an increase of 16.4 percent as compare to the previous year. In a series of tweets today, she said Imran Khan is the first Prime Minister who started a movement for tax collection and initiated working on tax reforms. The Special Assistant said the government introduced an easy app for submitting annual taxRead More

Experts termed FM’s visit to Iran and KSA ill-conceived, ill-prepared

ISLAMABAD, JAN 13 (DNA) –  Former High Commissioner of Pakistan to India, Ambassador (Retd.) Abdul Basit on Monday said that in the current scenario, Pakistan’s diplomatic moves, and position seems lacking tactical clarity, strategic vision, and capacity. He said that amidst Middle East crisis, the recent visits of the Foreign Minister to Iran and Saudi Arabia were ill-conceived and ill-prepared, knowing the fact that the situation in ME wouldn’t be escalating and the country has very little leverage to play any significant role. He made these remarks during a specialRead More