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“CPEC is a transformational Project”, says Foreign Secretary

DNA ISLAMABAD, DEC 7  – “CPEC is a transformational project. There is a complete national consensus on CPEC’s indispensability for our national development efforts. Pakistan and China are firmly committed to the timely completion of CPEC projects and making it a High-Quality Demonstration Project of BRI”, this was underscored by Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood in a meeting with Chairman CPEC Authority, General (R) Asim Salim Bajwa.   Reviewing the progress of CPEC projects, Foreign Secretary maintained that CPEC energy and infrastructure projects had created thousands of jobs and had boostedRead More

AIOU signs MoU with Hazara University for cooperation

ISLAMABAD, Dec 07 (DNA): Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is exclusively focusing on raising the quality standards in both academic and research fields through collaborating with national and international universities as well as expanding its network across the distant geographical regions of the country. This was stated by Prof Dr Zia Ul Qayyum, Vice Chancellor, AIOU while addressing MOU signing ceremony between AIOU and Hazara University. According to the MoU, both the universities will collaborate in teachers and students exchange program, joint academic and research projects as well other programsRead More

Pak welcomes peace efforts in Gulf

Ansar Bhatti ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday welcomed the reported progress towards resolution of the rift in the Gulf region. The spokesman said, “We particularly appreciate Kuwait’s sincere efforts for helping to bridge differences and promoting reconciliation among the countries in the dispute’.   Pakistan hopes that enhanced confidence and understanding among these countries will foster durable peace and prosperity in the region.

Massive absenteeism of young people to vote. What does the percentage look like?

More than 4.6 million young people aged between 18 and 34 are on the permanent lists of the BEC. Of these, only 1.18 million voted on Sunday, December 6th. This means that only 25.39% of them got to vote. Therefore, 3,478,386 young people did not come to vote in Romania. The number of young voters represents 20.43% of the total number of those who voted in the country on Sunday, writes. 83,120 young people voted in the diaspora, representing about a third of the total number of voters from abroad. It is the lowest turnout of youngRead More

Pakistan in talks with China, Russia to get vaccines

Health authorities are negotiating with China and Russia, among others, to procure coronavirus vaccines, an official said on Monday. “We are in talks with China, Russia and some other countries for procurement of the [Covid-19] vaccine after narrowing down our priority list,” Dr Faisal Sultan, special assistant to the prime minister on health, told Anadolu Agency. The vaccine, he said, would be available in Pakistan sometime between January and March next year, and administered to health workers and senior citizens in the first phase. “There is nothing final yet; however, I can tellRead More

England-South Africa ODI series called off after Covid-19 cases

England’s One-day International series against South Africa has been cancelled after reported breaches of the teams’ bio-secure environment in Cape Town, reported on Monday. One South Africa player and two hotel staff are confirmed Covid-19 cases from within the bio-secure hotel, while England said on Sunday that they had two “unconfirmed positive results” among their touring party. The news will be a massive financial blow to embattled Cricket South Africa (CSA) and also casts doubt on their ability to host future tours, with Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia all set toRead More