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ASEAN, Pakistan have great potential

Indonesia highly values Pakistan’s ‘Vision East Asia’ policy. The implementation of this policy, we believe will contribute to further strengthen political, economic and cultural ties with ASEAN and its member states Exclusive Ansar M Bhatti ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Indonesia Adam Tugio has said ASEAN is a dynamic organization of 10 members, spanning an area of 4.4 million square kilometers, a population of over 649 million, and a GDP exceeding US$2.9 trillion or the fifth largest economy in the world. ASEAN and Pakistan have great potential for cooperation in various sectors.Read More

EU sanctions 4 Russian officials over Navalny case

The European Union has imposed sanctions on four Russian officials over the sentencing of opposition figure Alexey Navalny. The bloc on Tuesday decided to freeze the European assets and ban the entry of Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov, head of the National Guard Viktor Zolotov, chairman of Russian investigation committee Alexander Bastrykin, and chief of the federal prison service Alexander Kalashnikov. The decision of EU foreign ministers also prohibits European individuals and firms to make funds available to the listed officials. The four people are “responsible for serious human rights violations,Read More

COAS Gen. Bajwa visits North and South Waziristan Districts

RAWALPINDI, MAR 2 (DNA) – General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited North and South Waziristan Districts today. COAS was briefed on progress of border management regime, stabilization operations, socio economic development projects including opening of border terminals. COAS spent complete day with forward troops in Asman Manza, South Wazirstan and Mirali in North Wazirstan. While interacting with  officers and men, COAS commended their commitment and professionalism in ensuring secure and conducive environment for implementation of writ of civil administration in newly merged tribal districts. Pakistan isRead More

CDA approves model park to be constructed at 350 acre land

ISLAMABAD, MAR 2 (DNA) – Capital Development Authority (CDA) approved model park to be constructed at 350 acre land of Malpur forest with the cost of Rs 116.4 million here on Tuesday. Tender notice has been issued for buying the machinery of Rs 28.4 million for the preparation of the land of park. According to detail, the project of model park at Malpur forest was approved in the meeting of CDA in Novembet 2020. This project will be completed by the cost of Rs 116.4 million. Purchasing of machinery forRead More

National Bank of Pakistan enters into equity partnership with “EveryWater”

KARACHI, MAR 2 – National Bank of Pakistan and EveryWater a Pakistani innovative start up signed an agreement; where NBP will extend financing to enable this Pakistani Startup formed by young chemical engineers go to market with its innovative water purification solution. EveryWater (EW) was founded by, Shayan Sohail, Usama Tanweer and Arslan Ahmed, bright young graduates of University of Engineering & Technology Lahore. At EveryWater, they invented a unique polymer technology, that they named “Esoterik Resistive Membrane”, also known as intrinsically biofilm resistant membrane. EW has patent coverage acrossRead More

Erdoğan unveils Turkeys Human Rights Action Plan

ANKARA, MAR 2 – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday unveiled a human rights “action plan” designed to strengthen the rule of law and judicial independence in a country. Erdoğan quoted the late US civil rights leader Malcolm X in saying he stood “for justice, no matter who is for or against it” before laying out the details of his 11-point proposal. Its commitments include respecting the presumption of innocence and a speedier judicial process to reduce the length of pre-trial detention. Erdoğan said the plans’ ultimate goal was to lay the groundwork for a new constitution that heRead More