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Wednesday, November 25th, 2020


Football legend Maradona dead at 60: spokesman


Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, his spokesman announced on Wednesday. Renowned with Brazil’s Pele as one of the greatest footballers of all time, the Argentine World Cup winning captain died of a heart attack, having undergone brain surgery earlier this month, a member of his entourage told. He suffered a heart attack at his home in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentinian media and acquaintances of the former player said. Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986. Argentine President Alberto FernandezRead More

No one pressurising Pakistan to recognise Israel, says PM


LAHORE, NOV 25 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday said that there was no pressure on Pakistan to recognise Israel. “Pakistan under no pressure to recognise Israel,” said the prime minister while talking to media in Lahore here on Wednesday. PM Imran Khan said that Pakistan has friendly relations with Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and UAE and will not recognize Israel until the Palestine issue is resolved. “Our stance is very clear from day one and Quaid-e-Azam said in 1948 had said that Pakistan will never recognise IsraelRead More

Transparency Int’l Report: India Ranks No 1 in corruption in Asia


NEW DELHI (DNA) -India has emerged as having the highest bribery rate of 39% in the Asian region and the highest rate of people (46%) who used personal connections to access public services, according to a recent survey-report released by Transparency International, a global civil society. Nearly 50% of those who paid bribes were asked to, while 32% of those who used personal connections said they would not receive the service otherwise. In an earlier report, issued by Transparency International, which was released in January at Davos at the WorldRead More

Pak will not recognize Israel until Palestinian issue’s settlement: Ashrafi


ISLAMABAD, NOV 25 (DNA) – Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Religious Harmony Allama Tahir Ashrafi said Pakistan will not recognize Israel until just settlement of Palestine issue is found. Talking to media persons he said Pakistan has a clear stance on Kashmir and Palestine issues that they should be resolved as per the aspirations of Kashmiris and Palestinians. Allama Tahir Ashrafi said India has been sponsoring terrorist organizations. He urged the international community to take its notice. The Special Representative said the incidents of forced marriage of non-Muslims and other suchRead More

Second session of bilateral political consultations between Pakistan and Denmark held virtually


DNA ISLAMABAD – The second session of Bilateral Political Consultations between Pakistan and Denmark was held virtually today. Pakistan side was led by Special Secretary (Europe), Dr.Aman Rashid,while Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Ms. Christina Markus Lassen led the Danish side. The two sides took stock of the whole range of bilateral relations, including political economic, trade, investment, renewable energy, green technology and education.   The Special Secretary briefed the Danish side on the measures being taken by the government of PakistanRead More

Hafeez Shaikh addresses Annual Microfinance Conference


DNA ISLAMABAD – Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh addressed “Annual Microfinance Conference (AMC)” as a guest of honor, held in Islamabad today. While speaking on the occasion, Adviser Finance outlined National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) which aims at achieving inclusive economic growth through promotion of small and medium enterprises, easy and affordable access to finance for farmers, facilitation in low-cost housing finance and provision of Shariah compliant banking solutions. Adviser Finance highlighted the proactive measures taken by the Government to lessen theRead More