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Nationwide anti-polio campaign to begin on Monday

ISLAMABAD, Feb 16 (DNA): A five-day nationwide anti-polio campaign will start from tomorrow (Monday) to immunize over 39.4 million children across the country. The vaccination drive will continue from February 17-21, while it will be extended to seven days in more sensitive areas, sources said. Around 2,65,000 anti-polio workers will participate in the drive across the country. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 6.7 million children under the age of five years will be administered vaccine. In the vaccination drive 19.9 million children will be administered polio vaccine in Punjab, 9.26 million childrenRead More

Masood praises role of diaspora community for raising awareness on Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, Feb 16 (DNA): Sardar Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, has said that the Kashmiri-Pakistani diaspora community has played a critical role in creating awareness about the Kashmir issue and it has acted as a bridge between the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the international community. The President expressed his views while meeting Faheem Kiani, President Tahreek e Kashmir-UK and prominent Kashmiri leader, who called on him here at Jammu and Kashmir House. During the interaction, the AJK President discussed the latest situation in Indian Occupied JammuRead More

‘Punjab Govt decides to increase production of agriculturist items’

SIALKOT, FEB 16 (DNA) – Agricultural Officer Sialkot has said the Punjab Government has decided to increase the production of agriculturist items in the Province while the government will give training of Japanese Technology to agriculturists to increase the cultivation process. He was talking to this reporter here on other day. Sami said that the Punjab Government will provide latest Japanese Machinery to agriculturists on half price. He said the collection of Applications for distribution of said Machinery has been started while after completion of this process the scrutiny ofRead More

Int’l community once again witnessed Armenia’s helplessness: Hikmet Hajiyev

BAKU, FEB 16 –  The international community once again witnessed Armenia’s helplessness and heard its groundless, false arguments. Assistant of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmet Hajiyev said.

Pak-India relations: Important to ‘de-escalate, both militarily and verbally’, says UN chief

United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres on Sunday emphasised the importance to “de-escalate, both militarily and verbally” while talking about relations between Pakistan and India. Guterres was addressing a joint press conference along with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, following a meeting. While talking about occupied Jammu and Kashmir and tensions along Line of Control, Guterres said he was “deeply concerned”, adding that he has “repeatedly stressed the importance of exercising maximum restraint”. “Diplomacy and dialogue remain the only tools that guarantee peace and stability with solutions in accordance withRead More

5th Pakistan Mother Languages Literature Festival to be held Feb 23

  ISLAMBAD, FEB 16 (DNA) – 5th Pakistan Mother Languages Literature Festival will be held on 21-23 February 2020 at Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Islamabad. Indus Cultural Forum in collaboration with Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) and other institutions has developed ambitious program with added attractions to mark 5th year of success of the festival, which has become one of the key features of Federal Capital’s cultural and literary scene. Other partners and sponsors of the event include Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI), Friedrich Naumann FoundationRead More