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Tuesday, June 9th, 2020


PM displeased over shortage of petrol across country


ISLAMABAD, JUN 09 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan, while expressing anger over the shortage of petrol across the country, said that the people voted for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in the name of accountability and providing basic commodities at reasonable prices should be our priority. According to sources, a meeting of the Federal Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan was held in Islamabad Tuesday. The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction at the commencement of action in light of Sugar Inquiry report while recommendations for further actions were reviewed and approved. OnRead More

Foreign Minister addresses a Webinar on the Situation of Refugees

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ISLAMABAD, / DNA / = Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi called for revalidating the principle of shared responsibility and burden sharing for the large refugee hosting countries like Pakistan.  The Foreign Minister was addressing a high-level Webinar hosted by the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to discuss the situation of Refugees and Other Displaced Persons during the Pandemic and the need for international cooperation. He was joined by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Foreign Ministers of Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Austria (ex-FM), EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, and Deputy Director GeneralRead More

Gen Bajwa, Afghan President discuss peace


NEHAL MIRAJ RAWALPINDI: /DNA/ =  Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Kabul on Tuesday on a one-day visit where he held talks with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. According to the ISPR, the two discussed bilateral issues, border management and the Afghan peace process during their meeting. The army chief is accompanied by Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid and Pakistan’s Special Envoy to Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq on his visit to Afghanistan. The visit by COAS Bajwa followsRead More

WHO wants strict 2-week lockdown


WHO strongly recommends that the Punjab government adopts the two weeks off and two weeks on strategy as it offers the smallest curve ISLAMABAD (DNA) -The World Health Organisation has recommended enforcing a strict two-week lockdown in Punjab as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in the province. In a letter to the Punjab government, WHO lauded the provincial government’s efforts in response to the pandemic. “Government intervention on April 12th 2020 detailing social distancing measures including restrictions, closure of schools and businesses, international travel restrictions and geographicalRead More

Japan to provide insecticide to Pakistan

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A.M.BHATTI ISLAMABAD: / DNA / = Apart from assisting Pakistan in its fight against the COVID-19 contagion, the Government of Japan, in collaboration with a Japanese NGO and some private organizations, is all set to provide insecticide to the Government of Pakistan to support their efforts for combating the serious threats emanating from the desert locust’s attacks in the agricultural fields of the country.   To this effect, a Japanese NGO (CWS-Japan) will hand over 58 kilo liters of insecticide “Lambda Cyhalothrine EC 2.5” to the National Disaster Management AuthorityRead More

Steel cutting ceremony of Milgem class corvette held at Karachi shipyard

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KARACHI, JUNE 9 (DNA) – Steel Cutting Ceremony of MILGEM Class Corvettes constructed for Pakistan Navy held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW). Managing Director KS&EW Rear Admiral Ather Saleem graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The contract for four MILGEM class corvettes for Pakistan Navy with concurrent Transfer of Technology (ToT) was signed with ASFAT Inc, a Turkish state owned Defence contractor firm in 2018. The ToT entails construction of two corvettes at Turkey while another two at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW). This steel cutting ceremonyRead More