Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

May, 2020


WB will provide $188m to support Pak disaster resilience, ecosystem restoration initiatives


ISLAMABAD, May 31 (DNA): The World Bank will provide 188 million dollars to Pakistan to support Islamabad’s disaster resilience and ecosystem restoration initiatives. In a press releases Sunday, Spokesperson of Ministry of Climate Change Muhammad Saleem said that the financial assistance will help to improve reliable and timely weather forecasting, disaster risk management and to tackle growing environmental challenges. “The World Bank has conveyed its willingness to the government of Pakistan for providing funding support for an ambitious five-year US$ 188 million ‘Pakistan Hydromet and Ecosystem Restoration Services (PHERS)’ project,Read More

Pak condemns Indian action of declaring two staff members of PHC as Persona Non Grata (PNG)


ISLAMABAD, MAY 31 / DNA / = Pakistan condemns the Government of India’s decision to declare two officials of the High Commission for Pakistan in New Delhi persona non grata requiring them to leave India within 24 hours.  The Indian action has been accompanied by a negative pre-planned and orchestrated media campaign, which is a part of persistent anti-Pakistan propaganda. Two staff members of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi were lifted by the Indian authorities today (31 May 2020) on false and unsubstantiated charges. They were, however, releasedRead More

Former Supreme Court judge to hear Umar Akmal’s appeal


A former Supreme Court judge has been appointed to hear Umar Akmal’s appeal as the Quetta Gladiators man looks to resurrect his career following a three-year ban. “Former Supreme Court judge Mr Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar has been appointed as an independent adjudicator to hear Umar Akmal’s appeal against the three-year ban for breaching the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two separate incidents,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a press release. The board added that the date of the appeal’s hearing is yet to be decided. “The independentRead More

Sadaf Kanwal, Shahroz Sabzwari tie the knot


Actor Shahroz Sabzwari and model Sadaf Kanwal have tied the knot. Social networking sites were abuzz with reports of their Nikkah on Sunday. Sadaf confirmed the news by changing her name and sharing pictures from her Nikkah ceremony on Instagram. Shahroz recently got separated from Syra Yousuf after being married for seven years. They have a daughter together named Nooreh.

Ogra directs petrol pumps to maintain minimum 20 days supplies


ISLAMABAD, MAY 31 (DNA) – The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority has asked the Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan to physically inspect and confirm the availability of petrol and high speed diesel at depots, retail outlets (petrol pumps) and refineries of all oil companies. The oil sector’s regulatory body has asked the institute to randomly inspect these facilities to ensure sufficient quantities of petrol and diesel are available and in case of a shortage, report it to Ogra. It has asked oil companies to facilitate these inspections, especially from MayRead More

Another doctor dies of coronavirus in Balochistan


QUETTA, MAY 31 (DNA) – Another doctor died of coronavirus in Balochistan on Sunday, taking the death toll in the province to 47. Dr Shah Wali had been working as a child specialist at the Mastung District Headquarters Hospital. He was diagnosed with coronavirus last month and had been under treatment at the Bolan Medical Complex’s isolation ward. Confirming the death of Dr Wali, Balochistan Health DG Saleem Abro paid him tribute for his services. The virus has so far affected 4,193 people in the province, while 1,471 have recoveredRead More