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Pakistan condemns torture, extra-judicial killing of Kashmiri shopkeeper

DNA ISLAMABAD – Pakistan strongly condemned extra-judicial killing of 23-year old Irfan Ahmad Dar, a shopkeeper from Sopore region of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), who was picked up from his home and mercilessly tortured to death in police custody.   More than three hundred innocent Kashmiris, including women and children, have been martyred by the Indian occupation forces in fake encounters, so-called “cordon and search” operations, and other instances of use of brutal force including pellet guns during the last one year.   India’s inhuman methods toRead More

India’s foreign policy designs serious threat: Info Secy

DNA ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a Panel Discussion have said that India’s hegemonic foreign policy designs pose threat to peace in the region and beyond.   The Panel Discussion on “Decoding India’s Foreign Policy in the Regional and Global Context” was held in Islamabad today under the auspices of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.   They said Hindutva mind-set, hegemonic designs and domestic politics are the major contributing factors to India’s foreign policy.   In his remarks, Information Secretary Akbar Durrani said India is playing a dangerous game by itsRead More

COAS lauds readiness of forces

Inaugurates Burraq Combat Skills Training Complex (BCSTC) aimed at enhancing mechanised elements’ crew proficiency in overcoming obstacles encountered during offensive operations Naveed Miraj RAWALPINDI: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Gujranwala on Wednesday. COAS was briefed about operational, training and administrative matters of the Central Command Formations. Later, COAS inaugurated Burraq Combat Skills Training Complex (BCSTC) aimed at enhancing mechanised elements’ crew proficiency in overcoming obstacles encountered during offensive operations. COAS also witnessed integrated training of the strike formation. All elements including armoured, Artillery, Engineers andRead More

World has to be united on climate change: Amin Aslam

LAHORE, SEP 16 (DNA) – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said on Wednesday the world had to be united on the issue of climate change to save the earth. Addressing as a chief guest at a programme to celebrate the World Ozone Day jointly organised by the Ministry of Climate Change and Heating Ventilation and Refrigeration (HVACR) Society here, he said developing countries had more been affected by the climate change than the developed ones. He said Pakistan was playing a leading role in the worldRead More

KP decides to amend Sugar Factories Control Act 1950

PESHAWAR, SEP 16 (DNA) – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to bring amendments in the Sugar Factories Control Act 1950. Sources aware about the development said that with the amendments the amount of fine over the sugar mills would be increased from Rs10,000 to Rs100,000. The amendments are aimed to resolve the problems of farmers in the crushing season and to ensure timely payments. The amendments in this regard would be tabled before the provincial cabinet meeting, said the sources. In the month of July, Prime Minister Imran Khan hadRead More

Ghazan Jamal highlights KP Govt’s measure to ease regulations for SMEs in the province

DNA ISLAMABAD, SEPT 16 – Ghazi Ghazan Jamal, Member of Provincial Assembly and Special Assistant to Chief Minister, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is taking every possible measure to ease the regulations for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Besides, other steps, a provincial single window on the lines of Pakistan (National) single window is also being established. He said this while sharing his views at virtual public private dialogue ‘Better Business Regulatory Environment for SME Sector of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’ organized by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI),Read More