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Friday, July 24th, 2020


Pak desires further enhance defence collaboration with Italy: Minister

ISLAMABAD, JUL 24: Andreas Ferrarese, Ambassador of Italy meets Federal Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, JUL 24 (DNA) – The Federal Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak has said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with the Republic of Italy and wants to further enhance defence collaboration in different fields. In a meeting with the Italian Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese in Islamabad, the minister mentioned that exchanged military training can be mutually beneficial as being part of NATO the Italian armed forces have valuable military exposure while Pakistan’s armed forces, who are fighting the war on terror, have rich experience in counter-terrorismRead More

Korea extends additional assistance for Pakistan to fight against Coronavirus


ISLAMABAD, JUL 24 (DNA) – Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Islamabad Standing by Pakistan in its fight against COVID-19 pandemic, the Korean government this time decided to extend in-kind assistance worth $500,000, on top of $300,000 already extended in April. Korea will ship Korea-produced test kits which can be utilized in enhancing Pakistan’s testing capacity, and face masks etc. to Pakistan. “I am encouraged to see Pakistan’s new daily COVID-19 cases declining due to timely measures taken by the Pakistani government, and Korea will continue to render supportRead More

President directs COMSATS University for more focus on research, int’l linkages

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ISLAMABAD, JUL 24 (DNA) – President Arif Alvi has asked the management of COMSATS University to focus on research activities and establish linkages and collaboration with international universities of well repute. He said that academic courses should be designed in a manner to meet requirements and demands of the market. He stated this while talking to Federal Minister for Science and technology, Ch. Fawad, who called on him, at Aiwan-e-Sadr. The Minister briefed the President about the role of COMSATS in promotion of education. He also introduced the newly appointedRead More

WHO expresses concern over rise in coronavirus cases in Europe


COPENHAGEN : The European chapter of the World Health Organisation on Friday expressed concern over the surge in new coronavirus cases across Europe, saying countries should impose tighter restrictions if necessary. The number of infections in Europe crossed three million on Thursday, a fifth of the world´s more than 15 million cases. It remains the hardest hit in terms of deaths, with 206,633 out of 627,307 worldwide. With 335 new cases for 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks, Kyrgyzstan is the worst affected country in the sprawling zone coveredRead More

President lauds ombudsman role for women protection against harassment


DNA Islamabad, July 24,: Federal Ombudsman for Protection against Harassment Ms. Kashmla Tariq called on President Dr. Arif Alvi, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today. She briefed the President about Federal Ombudsman Secretariat for Protection against Harassment (FOSPAH)’s role in creating harassment-free working environment. She informed the President that her institution provided speedy justice and 93% of the registered cases had been disposed of. She said that the Ombudsman had created awareness by holding seminars and press conferences and as a result of that marked increase in the number of cases had beenRead More

S.M. Munir asks business community to remain united for resolving problems


Saifullah ISLAMABAD: Zafar Bakhtawari, Former Vice President FPCCI and Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari Former Vice President ICCI hosted a breakfast in honor of S.M. Munir, former President FPCCI and Patron-in-Chief of United Business Group (UBG) at their residence. Muhammad Ahmed Waheed President, Tahir Abbasi Senior Vice President, Saif ur Rehman Khan Vice President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Abdul Rauf Alam Former President FPCCI and Chairman UBG Federal Area, Mian Akram Farid, Chairman Founder Group, Zubair A. Tufail Former President FPCCI, Sheikh Khalid TawabFormer Senior Vice President FPCCI, Zahid ChaudhryRead More