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Pakistan to go for Sinopharm vaccine

Khayam Abbasi ISLAMABAD, JAN 13 (DNA) –Parliamentary Secretary of National Health Services Dr Nausheen Hamid Wednesday said that Sinopharm has been selected for corona vaccination in the country. Talking to media Dr Nausheen Hamid said that the government has also been in contact with four other vaccine companies and talks for procurement of COVID-19 vaccine have been in final stage. The parliamentary secretary said that Pakistan has chose Sinopharm vaccine for advanced booking. “The consignment of the vaccine is expected to arrive in Pakistan at the end of February or beginning ofRead More

Foreign investors lead CSR initiative with investment of Rs 16 billion

ISLAMABAD, JAN 13 (DNA) –OICCI members invested PKR 16 billion in different CSR activities and for containment of the negative impact of Corona virus. In addition to monetary contributions the CSR activities of OICCI members included investment of their employees’ time in different value adding social activities across Pakistan with the underlying commitment to uplift the underprivileged strata of the society and support them during this most challenging time in recent memory brought about by the advent of the Corona pandemic. About 100 of the leading foreign investors, members of theRead More

CDA conducts anti-encroachment operation

DNA ISLAMABAD: During the anti encroachment drive of Capital Development Authority (CDA) the enforcement department of the authority conducted mega operations in different sectors and at Khhana Pull, Lehtrar road, and Tramari chowk in previous days. During the operations various encroachments were removed and illegal constructions demolished. 6 trucks of goods were recovered and submitted to store. District administration, and Assistant Commissioner Koral were also present at the occasion. Assistant Director Badar Maqsood led the team of enforcement department. Assistant Director West 01, Syed Adalat Shah also helped in conductingRead More

Zartaj urges youth to support 10 mln peace signatures drive

ISLAMABAD, JAN 13 (DNA) – Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul on Wednesday urged youngsters to support Lift Islamabad Group Peace Project drive of signing 10 million peace signatures to set a Guinness World Record She vowed that Pakistan by the grace of Almighty Allah would achieve this target to present the positive perspective of the country and show the world that Pakistanis were a peace loving nation, the minister of state was addressing the inauguration of the Peace Signature campaign. Zartaj said that youth had a key roleRead More

Peace in Afghanistan must for prosperity in region: Khalili

ISLAMABAD, JAN 13 (DNA) – “Peace in Afghanistan will create a situation that will benefit all countries, especially the region and our neighbours. With such a peace, new horizons for progress and development will emerge in the region.” This was stated by Ustad Karim Khalili, Leader of Hezb-e-Wahadat-e Islami, Afghanistan during his address at a Public Talk organized by the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) Wednesday under its Distinguished Lecture Series. The Afghan delegation included senators and members of parliament namely; Mr. Khodadad Erfani, Ms. Nafisa Azimi, Mr. Ali AkbarRead More

AC approves 10-day physical remand of Khawaja Asif in assets case

LAHORE, JAN 13 (DNA) – Accountability Court (AC) on Wednesday granted 10-day physical remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Khawaja Asif and handed him over to NAB. As per detail, Admin judge Jawad-ul-Hassan announced the order and directed to present the PML-N leader before the court on January 22. During the hearing, the counsel of Khawaja Asif stated that his client answered all questions of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi and the anti-graft watchdog’s case is politically motivated. He argued that doing business is right of every citizen andRead More