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Friday, January 22nd, 2021


Pak Marching Towards Self Reliance in Edible Oil


Naveed Miraj ISLAMABAD- Pakistan is passing through a silent revolution vis-à-vis olive oil production. The government’s enhanced focus on olive plantation is taking the country gradually towards self reliance which will greatly help it save $  3 to $ 4 billion currently being spent on the import  of edible oil. In a major development, the officials told this correspondent that more than nine advanced oil extraction plants have been installed in the country to harness the increasing olive oil production on a commercial scale for farmers. The oil extraction unitsRead More

Mehidy spins Bangladesh to ODI series win over West Indies


Bangladesh registered a seven-wicket win over West Indies in the second ODI at Dhaka on Friday. Tamim Iqbal hit a half-century while spinner Mehidy Hasan claimed a career best 4-25 on Friday as Bangladesh sealed the three-match, one day series 2-0. Tamim hit 50 off 76 balls to steer Bangladesh to 149-3 in 33.2 overs after West Indies, missing nearly all their top stars, were all out for 148 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Bangladesh won Wednesday’s opening match by six wickets and kept up the pressure after theRead More

Amtibah, 78, still most popular Indian actor


NEW DELHI – 78-year-old Amitabh Bachchan is still the most popular male actor in India, an India Today survey has revealed. Bollywood’s Big B got 29% of total votes and emerged as the most popular Indian superstar, according to the Mood of the Nation survey, Bollywood’s Khiladi Akshay Kumar ranked second on the list with 24% votes. Deepika Padukone, who will be doing five films in 2021 including one with Shah Rukh Khan, emerged as the most popular Indian actress. She secured 17% of the total votes in the survey. Priyanka Chopra trailed herRead More

Our youth is our pride: NA Speaker


  ISLAMABAD, JAN 22 (DNA) – Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that the talent and skills of our youth has earned respect and dignity all around the world. He said that achievements of Pakistani youth in diverse fields have proved that they just need guidance and encouragement to be world class achievers and champions. He expressed these views during the meeting with delegation of Sportspersons and women world record holder who called on him at parliament house, today. The speaker Asad Qiaser said that Pakistani women are capableRead More

Chairman CDA reviews progress on anti-encroachment campaign


DNA ISLAMABAD: Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) chaired a high level session to deal with the encroachments in the city on Friday. IG Islamabad, DIG, Deputy Commissioner, SSP, and CDA officials attended the session. Officials of revenue department were also present at the occasion. Important decisions were made during the high level session. Decision to remove encroachments from Islamabad Highway, Margala hills, and green areas was taken during the session.  Besides this, a high level committee was also devised to resolve the pending cases regarding revenue. The committee will compriseRead More

German ambassador meets CM, discuss expansion of cooperation


LAHORE, JAN 22 (DNA) – Ambassador of Germany Bernhard Stephan Schlagheck called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office on Friday and discussed various matters including the expansion of bilateral cooperation. Talking on the occasion, CM Usman Buzdar stated that solid steps will be taken to further promote relations as Germany was the best partner of Pakistan. The government will take advantage of German expertise to develop the automobile industry, IT, health and social sector on modern lines, he said adding, Punjab will take a lead forRead More