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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020


Erdogan blasts ‘disgusting’ Charlie Hebdo cartoons


  ISTANBUL, OCT 28  –  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vented his outrage at the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo for mocking him in a front-page cartoon. His office also vowed to take unspecified “legal and diplomatic actions” against the weekly. The publication has stoked fury in Turkish political circles and added to a sense of crisis enveloping Turkey’s deteriorating relations with France. It came out just days after Erdogan called for a boycott of French products and questioned President Emmanuel Macron’s sanity for promoting a drive againstRead More

NCOC decides to close markets, restaurants and shopping malls by 10pm


ISLAMABAD,  OCT 28 (DNA) – The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Wednesday decided to close markets, shopping malls, restaurants and wedding halls across the country by 10pm citing spike in coronavirus cases. In its new coronavirus Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), the NCOC has made it mandatory to wear across the country from Thursday. The medical stores, clinics and hospitals will remain open. Earlier today, the forum directed the provinces to ensure compliance of wearing of face masks and other standard operating procedures (SOPs) against Covid-19 particularly in markets, shoppingRead More

PM Imran declares PDM leadership ‘pickpockets’


LAHORE, OCT 28 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday while declaring the leadership of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) – an 11-party alliance – formed against the government ‘pickpockets’ said that the accountability will continue no matter what they do as this is the decisive time for Pakistan. Addressing Insaf Doctors Forum at Aiwan-e-Iqbal in Lahore on Wednesday, he said that all the “pickpockets” come together on the same stage and make noise, adding that for the first time, they see accountability. “They are scared because for the first timeRead More

Work on lane marking, kerb stone painting have begun on special directions of CDA Chairman


ISLAMABAD: Upon the special directions of the Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Aamir Ali Ahmad, work on lane marking and Kerb stone painting at the roads of federal capital is continued. In the first phase the lane marking is being done on the roads of F-5, F-6, F-7,F-8, F-10, G-7, Expressway, Srinagar Highway, Lehtrar Road, 7th avenue, blue area and on some other roads. According to detail, all the departments of CDA are actively playing their roles for the beautification of the city according to the special directions of theRead More

NUST holds online research seminar on “The Security-Development Nexus in Post-Conflict North Waziristan”


DNA Islamabad Oct – An online research seminar titled, “The Security-Development Nexus in Post-Conflict North Waziristan” was jointly organised by the NUST Centre for International Peace & Stability (CIPS) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation Pakistan (HSF) here the other day.   The principal aim of the seminar was to showcase findings of the research project titled, “Unravelling the Contextual Realities in Post-Conflict North Waziristan: Understanding Displacement, Resettlement and Post- Conflict Development.” The guest speakers at the occasion were Lt Gen Muhammad Masood Aslam, (Retd) and Dr Ingrid Nyborg, Associate Professor at theRead More

Annual general meeting of ISE Towers Reit Management Company Limited


  Islamabad: October 28, 2020:  The Thirty first Annual General Meeting of ISE Towers REIT Management Company Limited formerly Islamabad Stock Exchange was held on October 28, 2020. Chairman ISE REIT, Zahid Latif Khan, chaired the AGM which was attended with the Board members. The shareholders of the Company approved the financial statements of the Company for the financial year 2020. The Company also announced final cash dividend of Re. 0.33 per share for Financial Year 2020 for its shareholders. The Company has been regularly paying the cash dividend sinceRead More