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Tuesday, September 29th, 2020


Azerbaijan President briefs UN chief about Armenia attack


BAKU, (DNA) – On the initiative of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, a meeting through videoconferencing has today been held between him and President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. President Ilham Aliyev provided information about the military provocation committed by Armenia against Azerbaijan yesterday. He noted that on 27 September, Armenia used heavy artillery to fire on the positions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces and settlements located along the line of contact. As a result of the attack, Azerbaijani civilians and servicemen were killed. The Azerbaijani side isRead More

Opposition’s first anti-government rally in Quetta on October 11

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ISLAMABAD, SEP 29 (DNA) – Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) – a multiparty alliance of the opposition parties – will hold its first public gathering in Quetta on October 11 as Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that it would be the beginning of the anti-government movement. An emergency meeting of the PDM was convened in Islamabad Tuesday after the arrest of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) after rejection of his bail plea a day before. Divulging details of the PDM meeting, Shahid KhaqanRead More

PM Imran urges G20 states to grant debt relief to developing countries


ISLAMABAD, SEP 29 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday urged the G20 states and the world economic bodies to grant debt relief to developing countries for at least one year as their economies have been hit hard by the novel coronavirus. Addressing the a virtual high-level meeting on financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the era of COVID-19 and beyond, co-convened by the UN secretary-general and prime ministers of Canada and Jamaica, PM Imran urged the rich countries to set up special fund amounting to $500Read More

Four PIA planes hit by birds at different airports in Pakistan


KARACHI, SEP 29 (DNA) – The incidents of bird strikes are consistently increasing in Pakistan as four more aircraft of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) hit by birds at different airports during the last 24 hours. An aircraft of the national carrier, PK-204, hit by a bird which caused damages to both engines. The Lahore-bound plane from Dubai was grounded for repair work by the administration. Two PIA planes have also hit by birds including PK-309 and PK-301. Both flights were arriving at Karachi airport from Islamabad. After being collided withRead More

Pakistan rejects unwarranted, irresponsible remarks by India regarding Gilgit Baltistan


DNA ISLAMABAD, SEPT 29 – Pakistan categorically rejects unwarranted and irresponsible remarks made by India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) regarding elections in Gilgit Balistan.   India has no locus standi on the issue — legal, moral or historical. The regurgitation of false and fabricated claims by India can neither change the facts nor divert attention from India’s illegal actions and perpetration of the worst human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK). For over 72 years, India has been in illegal and inhuman occupation of IIOJK.Read More

Concerted efforts must for women economic empowerment: Romina Khurshid


ISLAMABAD, SEPT 29 (DNA) – Only by economically strong women, can nation be strong, stated Romina Khurshid Alam, Member, National Assembly, while speaking at a public-private dialogue on Gender Focused Economic Reforms (GFER), organized by Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), Islamabad. She further noted that the notion that women are better-off in developed countries is wrong; women are vulnerable everywhere. Gender inclusion comes through concerted efforts; government and opposition, as well as the with the active role of private sector stakeholders. Faisal Suhail Butt, gender and trade expertRead More