Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020


UK pet cat tests positive for COVID-19


A pet cat has become the first UK animal to be infected with coronavirus, health officials said Monday, insisting there was “no evidence” it could pass on the disease. The case was confirmed by the UK’s chief veterinary officer after laboratory tests carried out earlier this month in Surrey, near London. Officials said that “all available evidence” indicated the cat likely contracted the disease from its owners who had tested positive for COVID-19. A statement from the environment ministry said the cat poses no risk. “Although this is the firstRead More

Chinese envoy meets Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandiviwalla

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DNA ISLAMABAD, JUL 28 – Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Saleem Mandviwalla held a meeting with Yao Jing, Ambassador of China, said that Pakistan has always believed in one China policy and Pakistan supports China in its position regarding Hong Kong and Taiwan. The Deputy Chairman said that China and Pakistan have mutual support and acceptance of each other’s territorial positions and China’s support to the Kashmir cause is a valued commitment. Both sides discussed the local, regional as well as global position including India’s continuing atrocities in Kashmir, China’s businessesRead More

Launch of Impact Link: Social Enterprise Prize Challenge 2020 


DNA Islamabad, 28 July, The Scottish Government and SEED in collaboration with Youth Co:Lab an initiative co-led by UNDP and Citi Foundation has launched the ‘Impact Link: Social Enterprise Challenge 2020’ for youth-led social enterprises in Pakistan working on innovative solutions to counter health, social, economic and environmental challenges, with a particular emphasis on enterprises addressing challenges that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Successful applicants will be invited to take part in a virtual boot camp spanning five days in the first week of September 2020.   The program will beRead More

Taliban Chief warns Int community to take Doha-agreement seriously


DNA KABUL, JUL 28 – The Taliban’s leader Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada said on Tuesday that the group is on the threshold of establishing a pure Islamic government and warned the United States and the international community to take the Doha-agreement seriously and stop creating further problems.   In his Eid ul-Adha message, Hibatullah said that Our Jihad was and continues to be for ending the occupation and establishing a pure Islamic government, therefore, we reassure our Mujahid and persecuted nation that their aspirations will not be betrayed. Akhundzada said theRead More

First COMSTECH exhibition of AI Starts on Aug 4


ISLAMABAD, JUL 28 (DNA) – The purpose of the “1st COMSTECH Showcasing of Artificial Intelligence and IoT Products and Services: AI and IoT for Pakistan, is to foster interest in Science, Technology, and Innovation and to popularize the field of artificial intelligence among the youth of Pakistan, stimulating their interest in the sphere of innovation, and in high-tech areas of technology. This national exhibition will be a unique platform for innovators, technology developers, and service providers, who are eager and ready to share experience and professional skills with end usersRead More

Telenor Pakistan offers subsidized internet bundle to enable DigiSkill trainees


DNA ISLAMABAD – 28 July: Enabling the youth by connecting them to what matters most, Telenor Pakistan has joined hands with Ministry of Information & Technology (MoIT) and Virtual University (VU) to introduce subsidized internet packages for students of DigiSkills Program. DigiSkills is an online training program that seeks to empower the youth with skills that are in-demand. The collaboration will enable the students to ‘learn and earn’ in the freelance market. With the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown in the country, Telenor Pakistan feels strongly about creating ease of accessRead More