Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Thursday, October 1st, 2020


Pakistan keen to expand ties with Malaysia


A.M.BHATTIISLAMABAD, High Commissioner of Malaysia in Pakistan IkramMohammad Ibrahim called on Federal Minister for IT and TelecommunicationSyed Amin Ul Haque here on Thursday.The Minister welcomed the High Commissioner of Malaysia at his officeand matters of bilateral cooperation and concerning IT andTelecommunication were discussed during the meeting, said a pressrelease. The two sides agreed to boost cooperation in field of IT andTelecommunication.The Minister said that Pakistan highly values its ties with Malaysia andadded that under the Digital Pakistan vision of Prime Minister ImranKhan, Ministry of IT is taking measures for provisionRead More

FDA approves proposal for construction of residences

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Faisalabad :   Faisalabad Development Authority Governing Body has approved the proposal of construction of 1488 residential housing at the 523 kanal land available in FDA city housing scheme under Nia Pakistan Housing Programme of Prime Minister Imran Khan.   The estimated cost of this project would be Rs 5.00 billion which has been proposed to be implemented through public private partnerships mode. The project would be initiated after final approval of this proposed housing project by the higher authorities.   In this connection, meeting of FDA governing body was heldRead More

RCCI new President vows to focus on resolving key issues of traders

Nasir Mirza, Newly elected President RCCI

RAWALPINDI:  The COVID has hampered trade activities in the region and pushed the economy on contraction. It also has set new rules changing the dimensions of business strategies. Information technology now plays a vital role and I must appreciate my successors who have made the best use of technology in order to continue the chamber’s efforts for the business community. This was stated by Nasir Mirza, newly elected president of the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) at the oath taking ceremony of newly elected office bearers of RCCIRead More

Senior Indian diplomat summoned to register Pakistan’s strong protest over Ceasefire Violations by India


A senior Indian diplomat was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today to register Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on 30th September 2020, resulting in serious injuries to one innocent civilian.   Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Jandrot Sector of the LoC, 65 year old Kalsum Begumw/o Mandi Khan, resident of Kathar village, sustained serious injuries.   The Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) have beenRead More

I can no longer remain quiet on dual standards of accountability in Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif


Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday called out the incumbent government for what he termed its “dual standards of accountability”, saying that he can “no longer remain quiet” on the matter. He was addressing a PML-N central working committee meeting via a video link from London. “Nawaz Sharif is not made of the kind of stuff that can stand remaining quiet on dual standards of accountability,” he said, adding that “no one should try to silence him”. As he began his address, he spoke of how it had beenRead More

Currency rates in Pakistan: US Dollar, UK Pound Sterling rates on October 1


The following are the closing rates of the US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound, UAE Dirham and other foreign currencies in Pakistan’s open market, on Thursday, October 1, 2020. The information has been obtained from the Forex Association of Pakistan. Currency Buying Selling Australian Dollar 117.5 120 Canadian Dollar 124 126.5 China Yuan 24.25 24.4 Euro 193 195 Japanese Yen 1.58 1.61 Saudi Riyal 43.7 44.4 UAE Dirham 44.8 45.3 UK Pound Sterling 213 217 US Dollar 165.1 165.8