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22 Students from LUMS rescued by Pak Army from snow hit Rattu

22 Students from LUMS rescued by Pak Army from snow hit Rattu to Rwp. Students had gone for Skiing to Gilgit and were stuck for last 5 days due to heavy snow and landslides. LUMS administration had approached Army for help. COAS directed for their immediate heli lifting. All students including 13 Boys & 9 Girls have reached Rwp and on the way to their homes.

Al-Awwad highlights Kingdom’s efforts in protecting human rights

GENEVA — President of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad highlighted the Kingdom’s strenuous efforts and activities in protecting and promoting human rights during his meeting with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in Geneva on Monday. Al-Awwad also drew her attention to the remarkable leap, the Kingdom has made, as highlighted by the recent World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2020 report, with a score of 70.6 out of 100. The World Bank report ranks the Kingdom as the top reformer and topRead More

 Students highlight Black January tragedy thru paintings

  ISLAMABAD, JAN 20 (DNA) -Students from more than 20 leading Pakistani universities and amateur artists presented their works at the contest-exibitionnamed as “20 January – Bloody and Glorious Page of Azerbaijan’s History” organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Pakistan jointly with Preston University of Pakistan. Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Pakistan Ali Alizada, Chancellor of Preston University Abdul Basit, diplomats of foreign countries, students and well-known artists, craftsmen, the public and mass media attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition dedicated to theRead More

ECC allows import of 0.3 million tonnes of wheat

A meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) chaired by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has allowed import of 0.3 million tonnes of wheat to decrease the local wheat price and meet the domestic requirement. Under the decision, the wheat would be imported by the private sector by withdrawing regulatory duty to the extent of the approved quantity. The ECC further decided that the wheat to be imported under the ECC decision would be allowed in the country untilRead More

India to send back 10 million Bangladeshi Muslims, says BJP leader

A senior leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) on Sunday said that the government is committed to implementing the proposed nationwide National Register of India and announced that the government will send back 10 million Bangladeshi Muslims living in the West Bengal state illegally, media reported. BJP’s West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh passed the remarks while addressing a rally in the Indian city of Barasat. Ghosh said that those opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are “anti-Bengali and against the idea of India”.   He alleged thatRead More

Sikandar Sultan Raja likely to be new Chief Election Commissioner

  ISLAMABAD, JAN 20 (DNA) –The govt and opposition have agreed on the name of Sikandar Sultan Raja as the new Chief Election Commissioner. Formal announcement shall be made in  a day or two.