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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020


Minister offers support for introducing electric buses in Karachi

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ISLAMABAD, OCT 07 (DNA) – Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday offered support on behalf of his ministry for introducing electric buses in Karachi. In a meeting with the Governor of Sindh, Imran Ismail, held here on Wednesday, Fawad Chaudhry said that his ministry was ready to extend every possible support for introducing electric buses in the port city. “Ministry of Science and Technology is ready to extend every possible support for introducing electric buses in Karachi after Islamabad”, he said and added that the development of KarachiRead More

624 new Coronavirus cases reported; 12 deaths in past 24 hours


ISLAMABAD, OCT 07 (DNA) – The total active COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Wednesday were recorded 8,528 as 625 more people tested positive for the deadly virus during the last 24 hours. 12 corona patients, around 10 of them were under treatment in hospital and two out of the hospital died on Tuesday, according to the latest update issued by the National command and Operation Centre (NCOC). No COVID affected person was on ventilator in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Balochistan, while 79 ventilators elsewhere in Pakistan, out of 1,912 allocatedRead More

Turkish Ambassador calls on Minister for Maritime Affairs

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ISLAMABAD, OCT 07 (DNA) – Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul on Wednesday called on Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi to move ahead on Maritime initiatives. During meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and matters of mutual interests, said a press release. The Ambassador assured full support to Pakistan in upcoming International Maritime Organization (IMO) elections. Potential for Turkish cruise lines docking at Pakistani ports and coastal development projects were also discussed. = DNA ===========================

FM Qureshi phones Prince Faisal bin Farhan of Saudi Arabia

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DNA ISLAMABAD, OCT 7  – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephone conversation with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud to exchange views on bilateral relations, regional situation and issues of common interest. Foreign Minister Qureshi underlined that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have historic and deep-rooted fraternal ties which have stood the test of time. He appreciated consistent support of the Kingdom to Pakistan, especially in hour of need, and steadfast solidarity on the Kashmir cause. Foreign Minister Qureshi reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for the sovereigntyRead More

HR Ministry starts campaign to end of child abuse

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ISLAMABAD, OCT 07 (DNA) – Ministry of Human Rights has started campaigns to raise awareness among ICT child protection committees in schools , communities and parents about child rights and prevention against abuse. According to an official said here on Wednesday, Ministry of Human Rights through its awareness programme is engaging Child Protection Committees of Islamabad to inform communities about the rights of children. She said that an awareness campaign would help parents and communities to understand the constitution of Pakistan along with the recently passed legislation like Zainab Alert Bill, andRead More

Three new SEZs approved


ISLAMABAD, OCT 07 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday chaired 6th meeting of Board of Approvals (BOA) for Special Economic Zones and approved three more SEZs. The meeting was attended by Minister for Industries, Advisor Commerce, Finance Advisor, Chairman Board of Investment, Chief Minister Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Video link) and Giglit Baltistan, concerned federal and provincial officials and others. The meeting was informed about various incentive available for the developers, co-developers and zone enterprises in Special Economic Zones. The meeting approved three new SEZs namely (1) National ScienceRead More