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April, 2020


Pakistan effectively tackling virus, PM  tells Bill Gates

    PM Imran Khan said government had put together a US$ 8 billion package to support the affected people and businesses. Steps taken by the government have helped in containing the spread of Coronavirus in Pakistan.   DNA   ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to discuss the latest developments surrounding the COVID-19 response.   During the conversation, the Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the support provided by the Gates Foundation and other international partners during this unprecedentedRead More

Naval chief chairs high level conference

  DNA ISLAMABAD:  Command and Staff Conference of Pakistan Navy concluded at Naval Headquarters, Islamabad. The Conference was chaired by Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi. The Field Commanders participated in the conference through Video Tele-conference from respective Field Headquarters.   Matters related to geo strategic milieu, national security, operationalpreparedness, training and welfare of troops were reviewed. Detailed briefings onvarious ongoing and future developmental projects of Pakistan Navy were also given to Chief of the Naval Staff.The forum reviewed the deteriorated security situation in Indian Occupied KashmirRead More

Iran interested in trade ties with Pakistan: Rouhani

DNA TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said in a phone conversation with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday that Iran is interested in trade ties with Pakistan and the the neighboring countries, especially cross-border exchange of goods. President Rouhani and Prime Minister Imran Khan called for the development and deepening of relations between the two countries and stressed the need to share experiences, knowledge and technology to combat and control coronavirus. The two sides also stressed the need to reactivate borders and border markets and strengthen trade ties inRead More

Persian Gulf: Yesterday, today and tomorrow

  Mohammad Ali Hosseini April 29 is celebrated in Iran as the “Persian Gulf Day”. But why do Iranians care so much about the Persian Gulf that they dedicate a day to it in their official calendar? In fact, the Persian Gulf is not just a body of water, but part of the culture, history and identity of ours and the whole region. This gulf also plays an important role in the region’s politics and economy. The Persian Gulf is an important and strategic historical gulf. Historically, the shores ofRead More

 Confucius Institute will be functional from Fall-2020

  The Confucius Institute would be functional from fall-2020. As a prelude to the functioning of the Confucius Institute, two Chinese language teachers from HNU have already been started the Chinese languages classes at SU while more teachers will be hired for the institute to promote Chinese language, arts and culture: VC DR Ishtiaq             SARGODHA, Apr 29 (DNA):Sargodha University (SU) received a specific plaque of Confucius Institute sent by the Confucius Institute headquarters, Hanban China. In this regard, Ms Salena Wang, the representative of Henan Normal University (HNU),Read More

LoC firing: protest lodged with India

    NEHAL MIRAJ ISLAMABAD: A senior Indian diplomat was summoned to register Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on 28 April 2020, resulting in serious injuries to innocent civilians.   Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Rakhchikri sector, two innocent women, 45 years old Roqaya Begum, r/o Village Naban, and 60 years old Sarwar Bibi, r/o Village Kirni, sustained serious injuries.   The Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) haveRead More