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Pakistan committed to SCO as a platform for regional cooperation

DNA ISLAMABAD, SEPT 15 – Responding to media queries regarding Indian Ministry of External Affairs’ statement on today’s meeting of the NSAs of SCO member states, the MOFA Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri stated that Pakistan is committed to SCO as a platform for regional cooperation. We are actively playing a positive and constructive role and following the SCO charter to not let our bilateral relations with any country impact our engagement with SCO.   Today, at the meeting of NSAs of SCO member states, India tried to vitiate the atmosphereRead More

Senate Standing Committee on Science, Technology held at Parliament House

DNA ISLAMABAD, – The Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology in its meeting held on Tuesday at Parliament House discussed in great detail the use of efficient technology to conserve electricity.  It also reviewed the matter of ratification of nomination of Senator Prof Dr. Mehr Taj Roghani as Member of the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology by the Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology.  The Committee was also briefed on the working of the Intellectual Property Organization. Chaired by Senator Mushtaq AhmedRead More

Govt providing funds for construction of 60 dam projects: Senate

ISLAMABAD, SEP 15 (DNA) – The Senate was informed on Tuesday that five hundred technology based farms of different sizes would be established to strengthen the agriculture sector on modern lines. Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry told the house during question hour that the tech based practices at these farms will help optimize the per acre yield. He said this project will bring revolution in the lives of small farmers. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan told the house that the Federal Government is providing funds forRead More

Sadiq Sanjrani chairs House Business Advisory Committee Meeting

DNA Islamabad, SEPT 15 – House Business Advisory Committee (HBAC) of the Senate met here at the Parliament House on Tuesday.  The Committee, presided over by Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, discussed in detail legislative business to be transacted during the 303rd Session of the Senate. Besides legislative business, the session would take up discussion on current situation of important national and international issues. The meeting was attended by Leader of the House Senator Dr. Shehzad Waseem, Leader of the Opposition Senator Raja Muhammad Zafar ul Haq, the Parliamentary LeadersRead More

PM calls for effective policing to check crimes against women, children

ISLAMABAD, SEP 15 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for effective policing, new legislation for strict punishment and social fight against vulgarity to check the immoral and sexual crimes against women and children. In an interview with a private news channel, the Prime Minister describing the recent motorway incident near Lahore as very unfortunate and distressing said that has shaken entire nation. The prime minister also stressed the need of introducing new legislation for strict and exemplary punitive measures, including the public-hanging of the people convicted in such cases, especiallyRead More

Educational institute in Islamabad sealed after coronavirus cases surface

ISLAMABAD, SEP 15 (DNA) – An educational institute in Islamabad has been sealed after the emergence of novel coronavirus case, confirmed National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Tuesday. As per details shared by the NCOC, the institution was sealed after surfacing of 16 coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, the contact tracing is currently underway to contain the spread of the deadly virus. Schools, colleges and universities across Pakistan have been reopened on Tuesday, ending a nearly six-month-long closure due to coronavirus pandemic. Earlier in the day, Federal Minister for Education ShafqatRead More