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Seven more educational institutes sealed after surge in virus cases in ICT  

ISLAMABAD, NOV 20 (DNA) – Seven more educational institutions on Friday have been sealed after surge in coronavirus cases in Islamabad. According to details, three private and four government schools have been closed by the district health officer (DHO) over reporting of COVID-19 cases. The DHO has directed to immediately shut the institutions for 14 days. On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 36 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 368,665. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped toRead More

Pakistan rejects baseless Indian allegations

DNA ISLAMABAD – Pakistan categorically rejected the groundless allegations levelled by the Prime Minister of India against Pakistan. We view these as part of India’s desperate attempts to divert international attention from its state-terrorism in IIOJK and state-sponsorship of terrorism against Pakistan. It is evident that India has stepped up anti-Pakistan propaganda, following presentation of the Dossier by Pakistan providing irrefutable evidence of India’s state-sponsorship of terrorism. The Dossier presented by Pakistan extensively documents India’s active planning, promoting, aiding, abetting, financing and execution of terrorist activities against Pakistan. Bland denialsRead More

Govt firm to ensure education, health of children: PM

ISLAMABAD NOV 20 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said the government was fully determined to ensure rights of children, particularly inclusive development, education, healthcare, participation, dignity and security as envisaged in the United Nations Convention. In his message on Universal Children’s Day, the Prime Minister said children were the most precious resource of any nation and the sole guarantee for its future. He said Pakistan joined the world community in celebrating the Universal Children’s Day 2020, as an occasion to reaffirm commitment to the fundamental principles of itsRead More

Three young Pakistani businesses win shell global innovation prize

KARACHI, NOV 20 (DNA) – Three Shell Tameer entrepreneurs from Pakistan have each taken home one of the 2020 Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards, a global competition that rewards businesses that demonstrate excellence in innovation and gives entrepreneurs a chance to shine on a global platform. This year, Shell LiveWIRE has partnered again with Shell Global Commercial to deliver a competition focused on Creating a More Liveable World. Three separate award categories within this theme have been identified: Energy Transition, Environment & Circular Economy, and Local Prosperity. The winner ofRead More

CDA begins construction of public toilets in major shopping malls

ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) has started construction of modern toilets in major shopping malls, shops and public parks across the city, while existing toilets are also being upgraded. According to a press release of CDA, 100 toilets in the first phase and 15 more toilets in the second phase would be constructed. More toilets would be constructed in each sector as per requirement later on. Upgraded and new toilets would be leased out to private companies for the period of 10 years, the PR added. According to the details,Read More

PM Khan invites Afghanistan cricket team to tour Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan has invited the Afghanistan cricket team to tour Pakistan in the near future. The 68-year-old made the request in a meeting with the Afghanistan Cricket Board officials and the team during his one-day visit of the country on Thursday. During the summit, Khan was presented a cricket bat signed by the players as a token of hospitality.