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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020


Japan’s Shinzo Abe thanks PM Imran Khan


DNA ISLAMABAD, Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for his “warm words of kindness”, where he had acknowledged Abe’s contributions for strengthening Pakistan-Japan ties. “Thank you, Prime Minister Imran Khan for your warm words of kindness. I sincerely hope that our bilateral relations will be further strengthened in the future,” Abe tweeted. Abe Shinzo, Japan’s longest serving prime minister since 2012, had resigned from his post due to health concerns. Imran Khan in his tweet a few days ago had said that “greatRead More

‘ML-1 railway track to be completed during Imran Khan’s govt tenure’


ISLAMABAD, SEP 01 (DNA) – Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad on Tuesday said that ML-1 new railway track project would be completed during the tenure of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government. In an interview with a private television channel programs, he said, we had full confidence in accomplishing the task of laying down a new track from Karachi to Peshawar before ending the period of this government. The minister revealed that ML-1, project was signed some fourteen years back. He hoped that mega railway project would provide fast andRead More

NEPRA okays Rs0.86 per unit increase in electricity tariff


ISLAMABAD, SEPT 01 (DNA) – The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Tuesday approved Rs0.86 per unit increase in power tariff on account of fuel cost adjustment of electricity. The fuel adjustment charges for the month of July would be charged in consumer bills in next month. The power regulator gave its approval after hearing a request by the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) that sought an increase of Rs0.86 in electricity rates. This tariff hike will put an additional burden of Rs10 billion on power consumers. National ElectricRead More

AIOU extends admissions date; Autumn 2019 results announced


ISLAMABAD, SEPT 1 (DNA) – Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has extended fee depositing date for admissions in matric, intermediate (FA), and Dars-e-Nizami programmes being offered in the current semester i.e., Autumn 2020 semester. Designated bank branches will accept admission fee with late fee charges of Rs. 500/ from tomorrow today (Wednesday) till September 15, 2020. Both fresh and continuing students can avail this opportunity. Meanwhile the Examination Department of the University has informed that results of 90 % of programmes offered in Autumn 2019 semester including BS, B EdRead More

UK Pakistan Online Investment Forum on 3rd Sep : Javed Malik


DNA DUBAI, SEPT 1 – Chairman UK Pakistan Business Council & Former Ambassador Javed Malik has said that UKPBC will be organizing the Pakistan Trade and Investment Forum on Zoom in an effort to highlight the business, trade and investment opportunities in Pakistan and to create opportunities for overseas Pakistanis to more effectively participate in the economic development of Pakistan, especially in the aftermath of the Corona Pandemic. Governor Punjab Chaudhary Sarwar, and Chairman Board of Investment and Trade Punjab, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas have confirmed their participation on the online event whichRead More

HEC announces result of scholarships for Afghan students


ISLAMABAD, SEPT 1 (DNA) – The result of Afghan students for academic year 2020 under the Project Award of Allama Iqbal Scholarships for Afghan Nationals has been announced and uploaded on HEC website. The result can be accessed through More than 16000 students applied for the program against 800 undergraduate, 150 Masters and 50 PhD fully funded Scholarship in top Pakistani Universities. As many as 100 seats are reserved for female students under the scholarship program each year. The students are selected based on the screening test conducted byRead More