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Ambassador Khalilzad stresses need to accelerate progress towards peace in Afghanistan

DNA Islamabad, March 8 – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on March 8.  In a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and senior civilian officials, Ambassador Khalilzad stressed the need to accelerate progress towards a just and durable peace in Afghanistan. In his discussions, Ambassador Khalilzad emphasized Pakistan’s continued important role in the peace process, especially to help Afghans achieve a political settlement and comprehensive ceasefire.  He affirmed that the United States will continue to consult closely with our allies,Read More

AIOU provides course books online

ISLAMABAD, MAR 08 (DNA) – Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is shifting its academic operations from manual to automation and digitalization, which will not only help in provision of timely educational services but also ensure transparency and quality in academic operations. On the directives of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Zia Ul-Qayyum, AIOU is providing electronic books to its millions of students enrolled in various post-graduate programs in accordance to its digitalization policy. Traditional system of mailing of books in paperback is gradually replaced with the online availability of booksRead More

Allowing live coverage of Justice Isa’s case’s hearing court’s prerogative: SC

ISLAMABAD, MAR 08 (DNA) – Justice Mansoor Ali Shah of the Supreme Court of Pakistan Monday stressed the need for making court proceedings completely public. Speaking during the hearing of SC judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s review petition against the presidential reference filed against him, the judge remarked, “We are living in a global village, and we will have to get along with the world. There is nothing secret in court proceedings. People should be given the right to comment on courts’ verdicts.” A 10-member bench of the apex courtRead More

Greece escalates tension, deploys navy boats near Turkish coast

ANKARA, MAR 8 – Turkey on Monday accused Greece of sending assault boats near its coast. Turkish National Defense Ministry spokeswoman Maj. Pınar Kara told a news conference that Greece continued to deploy naval vessels to demilitarized islands in the eastern Aegean Sea, sending assault boats to Meis island just a few miles from Turkey. “Despite all of Turkey’s positive and constructive efforts, Greece continues its provocative and unlawful actions,” Kara said. “However, Turkey maintains its efforts in favor of resolving the issue through dialogue and negotiations based on international law and good neighborly relations via peaceful means,” she added. Taking note ofRead More

International Women’s Day: Kashmiri women ‘carry heaviest burden’

On International Women’s Day, a Kashmiri human rights defender asked international community to notice Kashmiri women who “have been carrying the heaviest burden” in the ongoing three-decades-long conflict. In a letter addressed to the UN Security Council, the International Court of Justice, UN Commission on Human Rights and the EU, Ahsan Untoo, chairman of the International Forum for Justice Human Rights JK, exemplified the plight of Kashmiri women through the stories of four women whose sons or husbands have either been killed or jailed. Untoo said Rafiqa Begum, wife of jailed pro-freedom leader Ayaz Akbar,Read More

Religious leadership calls for strict action against all those making restrictions on girls education

‘Islam is protector of women rights’, Ulemas-Mashaikh announce to support PM Imran khan to make Pakistan on the pattern of state of Medina ISLAMABAD, MAR 8 – Religious scholars and leadership of different religious schools of thought said that Islam is protector of women’s rights and advocated stern action against all those elements responsible for underage marriages and depriving girls from their rights of  education. Addressing at ‘Pakistan Stability Ulemas- Mashayakh Convention’ which held here on Monday in aegis of Pakistan Ulema Council, the clerics said that Islam and teachingsRead More