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Etihad partners with IATA for Covid-19 Travel Pass

The International Air Transport Association and Etihad Airways have signed a partnership to launch the IATA Travel Pass for guests. The mobile app is designed to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with government requirements for Covid-19 tests or vaccines. IATA Travel Pass will initially be offered to Etihad’s guests on selected flights from Abu Dhabi in the first quarter of 2021. If successful, the pass will be extended to other destinations on the Etihad network. The IATA Travel Pass will enable Etihad’s guests to createRead More

UN passed dissidents’ info to China, says a UN employee

Emma Reilly, an OHCHR employee and human rights lawyer, accuses the UN of trading the background information of dissidents with China in what has been dubbed a name-sharing scandal. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) shared the names of Tibetan, Hong Kong, and Uighur dissidents with the Chinese government, according to Emma Reilly, a human rights lawyer who works at OHCHR. Reilly’s claim has taken on a new dimension with new documents and correspondences accessed by the Anadolu Agency. Reilly has repeatedly raised these allegations while on activeRead More

PDM’s anti-state narrative won’t succeed: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, JAN 19 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said the opposition alliance of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) was strengthening the agenda of anti-Pakistan elements and also promoting their narrative. The PDM had in fact adopted an anti-state narrative and the government would not succumb to their pressure, he said in a statement Qureshi said the PDM parties were trying to cover the rift within their ranks and for the purpose they were pursuing the agenda, which was detrimental to national interests. However, they would not succeedRead More

Imran received funding from India and Israel, alleges Maryam at PDM protest outside ECP

Islamabad – Separate rallies led by different constituent members of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) – a 10-party opposition alliance seeking to oust the government – reached Islamabad on Tuesday where a protest was held outside the headquarters of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against what the PDM has called an “unacceptable delay” in the PTI foreign funding case. Addressing the rally, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz said the PDM parties had gathered outside the ECP to remind it of its constitutional obligations. Commenting on the size of theRead More

UNHCR to impart primary education to 61,500 refugee children

ISLAMABAD, JAN 19 (DNA) –United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) would enroll 61,500 refugee children during the year 2021, providing them an access to primary education. The children would impart education in 137 schools of 54 refugee villages set up across the country, said UNHCR Pakistan report. UNHCR had been providing access to primary education to Afghan refugees from the past four decades. At the outset of their arrival, some 96 percent of the refugee population was living in camps and villages and emergency education was provided on-site, said the report. OnlyRead More

Govt not created hurdle in way of PDM protest: Shibli

ISLAMABAD, JAN 19 (DNA) – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz says the government has not created any hurdle in the way of protest by the PDM in Islamabad Tuesday. In a tweet on Tuesday, the Information Minister said the smooth flow of traffic on the roads of Islamabad is a proof of Imran Khan’s pro-democratic personality. The Minister said the nation has not forgotten when the PML-N government had subjected the peaceful PTI protestors to violence. He said the nation can also never forget the Model Town tragedy. Earlier,Read More