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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020


Kashmir Black Day observed in France


PARIS, OCT 27 – A special event was organized at the Embassy here today to observe the Kashmir Black Day. Members of French civil society and media as well as Pakistani community in Paris attended the event. Charge d’Affaires, a.i. Mr. M. Amjad Aziz Qazi highlighted the significance of this day noting that 73 years ago Indian security forces landed in Srinagar to illegally occupy the territory and subjugate the people of Jammu and Kashmir in clear violation of international law and humanitarian norms. International media and human rights organizationsRead More

Inter-School Competition held to mark Kashmir black day


DNA ISLAMABAD – To mark 73 years of Indian illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs observed Kashmir Black Day at an event focusing on the plight of the children of IIOJK. The event was the culmination of an inter-School competition, involving participation by more than 600 students from 7 schools chains in Pakistan and abroad. Empathizing with the youth of IIOJK, the participants expressed themselves through artwork, and prose as well as poetry in English and Urdu. Winners in each of the five categories wereRead More

South Africa plan first cricket tour of Pakistan in 12 years


Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Tuesday it will send a security assessment delegation to Pakistan this weekend with a view to playing in the country in early 2021. If the tour goes ahead it will be South Africa’s first visit to Pakistan since 2007/08. Two subsequent “away” tours were staged in the United Arab Emirates because of security concerns following a 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore. No details of the planned fixtures were revealed but according to the International Cricket Council’s future tours programme, SouthRead More

Dr Faisal warns of new restrictions in light of increasing cases, deaths


ISLAMABAD, OCT 27 – SAPM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has said that due to growing number of cases and deaths in the country, the imposition of more restrictions was becoming “unavoidable”. Addressing a press conference, the premier’s aide said that the number of daily cases as well as deaths has increased over the past few days along with the country’s positivity rate. “It is clear that as a nation we are not taking the precautions that we should in order to curb the spread of this virus,” he said andRead More

US dollar gains 13 paisa in interbank market


KARACHI, OCT 27 (DNA) – The exchange rate of Pakistani rupee against US dollar witnessed a decrease of 13 Paisa in interbank on Tuesday and traded at Rs166.95 against Rs166.82 on last trading day, State Bank of Pakistan reported. However, according to Forex Association of Pakistan, the buying and selling rates of Dollar in open market were recorded at Rs163.5 and Rs166 respectively. The SBP further reported that in interbank, the price of Euro remained stable and closed at Rs182.37. The Japanese yen appreciated by 01 paisa to close at Rs1.55Read More

Gold price reaches all-time high of Rs100,400 in Pakistan


KARACHI, OCT 27 (DNA) – Gold price reached an all-time high of Rs100,400 in Pakistan on Tuesday, according to the All Sindh Saraf and Jewellers Association. This is the first time that gold has shot above Rs100,000 in the country’s history. The precious metal saw an increase of Rs700 per tola in its price. The prices compiled by the ASSJA come with a lag of a day after changes in international prices. The bullion market is closed because of a nationwide lockdown, but the prices were calculated based on an increaseRead More