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Thursday, November 12th, 2020


CDA continues roads repair work


DNA ISLAMABAD: Repairing and carpeting work of Capital Development Authority (CDA) on 7th avenue is underway. In the second phase of work lights will be installed on the avenue whereas the work of its beautification will be done in the third phase. According to detail, CDA is taking great interest in cleanliness, beautification, developmental works, and restoration of infrastructure in the city. The authority started the work of repairing and restoration at 7th avenue which would be completed today (Friday). The machinery of MPO department is being used for theRead More

Sino-India Border Clashes: Implications for region


DNA ISLAMABAD: The world as a whole faces a lot of uncertainty, unpredictability, and instability.  What is needed is global leadership, consensus, and flexibility. At the International Webinar on “Sino-India Border Clashes: Implications for South Asian Strategic  Environment” organised by the Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies, here in the capital, an international panel of experts from China, Pakistan, United Kingdom, and the United States were of the  view that: a)        There is a severe perception gap between China and India. Both sides believe that their policies are purely defensive.Read More

Govt urged to take action on health levy bill

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Azhar Saleem, CEO Human Development Foundation (HDF) stated that effective strategy for generating revenues from multiple sources can be a win for the government Fiaz Ch Islamabad Nov 12, 2020: In the wake of current Covid 19 pandemic, poverty is on the rise in low and middle income countries, especially Pakistan. The current financial crunch has dented the economic prosperity in these countries. Azhar Saleem, CEO Human Development Foundation (HDF) stated that effective strategy for generating revenues from multiple sources can be a win for the government. One of theseRead More

COMSTECH Confers Awards on OIC Scientists


Islamabad, November 12, 2020: COMSTECH conferred awards in the categories of basic sciences and excellence in science and technology to the award laureates from Algeria, Egypt, Iran, and Turkey in a ceremony held yesterday evening at COMSTECH. The award shields and certificates were presented to the Ambassadors of the respective countries by the Coordinator General, COMSTECH Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary. E. Mr. Ibrahim Said, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Egypt, received the awards on behalf of Egyptian award winners. H.E. Mr. Amrane Foudil, Deputy Head of Mission, EmbassyRead More

Pfizer’s CEO cashed out 60% of his stock


The vaccine, which involves two doses administered three weeks apart, won’t be distributed immediately, as it still needs to be evaluated and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration WASHINGTON (DNA) : Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla sold 62% of his stock on the same day the company announced its experimental COVID-19 vaccine succeeded in clinical trials. The vaccine announcement sent Pfizer’s shares soaring almost 15% on the day. Bourla sold 132,508 shares in the company at an average price of $41.94 a share, or $5.6 million total, according toRead More

VCs Meeting with the President – Drug Control & Challenges of Differently-abled Students


Islamabad, November 12, 2020 : President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi has stressed the need for collective efforts to root out the growing menace of drug addiction in university campuses, and to extend all-out facilitation to differently-abled students. He was addressing on Thursday an online meeting with the Vice Chancellors of all public and private sector universities on issues regarding differently-abled students as well as drug addiction. The meeting was also attended by Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for Narcotics Control Mr. Muhammad Azam Khan Swati, FederalRead More