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August, 2020


Second review meeting of Afghan-Pak action plan for peace and solidarity held in Kabul

DNA ISLAMABAD, AUG 31 – On the invitation of Government of Afghanistan, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood visited Kabul at the head of the Pakistan delegation comprising senior officers for the second review meeting of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS). The Afghan side was led by Deputy Foreign Minister Mirwais Nab.   During the meeting, the entire spectrum of bilateral relations was reviewed. Highlighting the importance of Pakistan-Afghanistan relations, the Foreign Secretary underlined that these historic and fraternal ties were reinforced by a shared desire for regionalRead More

Attock again witness upward trend in covid-19 positive cases

ATTOCK, AUG 31 (DNA) – After a brief low graph of novel COVID-19 positive cases in district Attock, the number of positive patients again escalating as five more patients were tested positive raising the tally to 615. The official data of the respective health authorities confirmed on Monday. According to the health authorities although new positive cases are being reporting, the number of recovered patients is also increasing with each passing day as 563 patients were recovered from this deadly disease across the district. According to District Attock focal personRead More

Foreign Minister: Azerbaijan’s all occupied territories to be liberated

All occupied territories of Azerbaijan, including Gubadly, will be liberated and local Azerbaijanis will return to their homes, Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has said. Bayramov made the remarks in a post shared on his Twitter page on Augsut 31 that marks the anniversary of the occupation of Gubadly by Armenian forces. “27 years without Gubadly. The district occupied on 31 August 1993 by armed forces of Armenia, and Azerbaijani population were ethnically cleansed. All occupied territories of Azerbaijan, including Gubadly, will be liberated and local Azerbaijanis will return to their homes!”,Read More

NAB Chairman approves rotation/transfer policy for employees

ISLAMABAD, AUG 31 (DNA) – Justice (RETD) Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB has approved rotation/transfer policy for NAB Employees. The salient features of rotation policy are that normal tenure of posting of an employee (BS-16 and above) on a particular station shall be three years and will excedue five years in any case. However, continuation of an employee on the same station beyound or below the normal tenure will require concurrance of the comptent authority. Moreover, normal tenure of posting of asn employee (BPS-16 and above) at NAB Balochistan and NABRead More

Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments date extended till Sep 15

ISLAMABAD, AUG 31 (DNA) – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar has announced extension in the deadline for receiving the payments under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Payments till September 15 for convenience of the applicants. However, the relatives of the deceased and the beneficiaries facing bio-metric verification issues will be able to receive their due payments up to 15 days after this closing date (September 15), Dr. Nishtar shared through a tweet. Earlier, the closing date for the payments was August 31 whichRead More

FM Qureshi greets Malaysian govt, people on ‘Merdeka Day’

ISLAMABAD, AUG 31 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi took to Twitter on Monday to greet the government and the people of Malaysia on the country’s Independence Day. “Selamat Hari Merdeka to the Government and the people of Malaysia,” he wrote on his official social media account. FM Qureshi said, “Pakistan looks forward to forging closer cooperation in the days to come and to strengthening the relationship between our two countries.” Prime Minister Imran Khan had paid a two-day official visit to Malaysia earlier this year, during which theRead More