Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

January, 2021


Asad reaffirms commitment to back just struggle of Kashmiris


ISLAMABAD, JAN 16 (DNA) – Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has reaffirmed Pakistan s commitment to continue to back the just struggle of Kashmiris for their right to self-determination. He was talking to MNA and member Kashmir Committee Naureen Farooq in Islamabad today. The Speaker said India s 5th August 2019 illegal steps in the occupied territory have exposed its true face before the world. Asad Qaiser said the ministry of foreign affairs has been given directions for conduct of an international Kashmir Convention this year. The Speaker and MemberRead More

Sindh passes law allowing NADRA to issue succession certificates


KARACHI, JAN 16 (DNA) – The Sindh Assembly has passed a new succession law that will allow NADRA to issue succession certificates directly to legal heirs. The current system entails legal heirs going to the court for succession certificate, a process that can take years. Sindh Law Adviser announced the news on Twitter on Saturday and also said the assembly has passed a narcotics law as well. The police will be able investigate cases of modern synthetic and non-synthetic drugs, he said. The succession certificates will have the same validityRead More

Govt, CSOs partnership important for country’s development: Speakers


ISLAMABAD, JAN 16 (DNA) – It is time for the government to consider civil society organizations (CSOs) as partners for development of the country. The policy measures need to be based on facilitation for the sector rather than over-regulations. The speakers including the representatives from the government and leading voices of civil society in Pakistan said this while sharing their views with the participants of a webinar on ‘The State of Civil Society in Pakistan’ jointly organized by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP).Read More

CDA introduces low cost traffic system


ISLAMABAD, JAN 16 (DNA) – The Capital Development Authority (CDA) administration has formulated low cost traffic management plans to maintain traffic flow in the city and control accidents. Work on these projects will be started within a week with the help of MPO. According to details, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has planned to set up several low cost traffic management projects to maintain traffic flow in the city during rush hours. In the first phase, work will be started on Nazimuddin Road, 7th Avenue and Serena Chowk to maintainRead More

Textile exports increase 7.79% to $7.44bln in H1; 22.72%


ISLAMABAD, JAN 16 (DNA) – The exports of textile commodities witnessed an increase of 7.79 percent during the first half (H1) of the current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The textile exports were recorded at $7442.425 million in July-December (2020-21) against the exports of $6904.689 million in July-December (2019-20), showing growth of 7.79 percent, according to latest data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). The textile commodities that contributed in positive trade growth included knitwear, exports of which increased from $1586.923 million last year toRead More

Azerbaijan softens COVID restrictions


DNA BAKU: Azerbaijan will soften the tightened special quarantine regime from 00:00 (GMT+4) on January 18, 2021, a source at the Operational Headquarters under the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers has said. The special quarantine regime in Azerbaijan has been extended until 06:00 on April 1, 2021. The Operational Headquarters stated that under the softened regime, the country cancells the SMS permissions for citizens to leave their homes. The system of SMS permissions was previously active to curb the spread of the COVID-19 infections in the country. Meanwhile, wearing face masksRead More