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Election for the Chairmanship of Senate Standing/functional committees

DNA ISLAMABAD – Elections for the Chairmanship of Senate Standing/functional Committees (11 standing and 2 functional committees), under rule 184 (1) of the Rules of Procedures and Conduct of business of the Senate, 2012, were held here at Parliament House, on Wednesday. 1- Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Ministry of Defence. Committee members Senator Hidayat Ullah and Senator Mushtaq Ahmed nominated Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed for the chairmanship of the Senate Defense Committee. 2- Senator Sherry Rehman was unanimouslyRead More

Army chief visits field training area near Kotli

DNA RAWALPINDI – ISPR General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited field training area near Kotli today.COAS was briefed about conduct modalities of a Corps level exercise ‘Taskheer-e-Jabal’. The exercise is aimed at enhancing operational preparedness of formations, encompassing defensive and offensive tasks during various contingencies within  an operational cycle. The troops and units participating in exercise will rehearse  various defensive and offensive manoeuvres in the mountainous terrain.Appreciating dedication and professionalism of participating troops, COAS expressed satisfaction over combat readiness of the formation. Rigorous training and continued practiceRead More

ECO countries emphasize on enhancing cooperation in tourism

ISLAMABAD, JUN 02 (DNA) – The Economic Cooperation Organization countries have emphasized on enhancing cooperation in all forms of tourism for sustainable development and poverty alleviation. The national parliamentary delegates from Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan attended in person while Hon. MPs from Iran and Turkmenistan participated virtually. A joint statement adopted at the concluding session of the General Conference of the Parliamentary Assembly of ECO in Islamabad Wednesday said that the member states must pool their resources to build the capacity of local communities through education and trainingRead More

NATO to discuss further action against Belarus in mid-June

NATO countries will discuss further measures against Belarus following the force landing of a passenger jet last month in a summit set for mid-June in Brussels, the alliance’s secretary general said Wednesday. Jens Stoltenberg said they will discuss with NATO member states the alliance’s 2030 vision during the summit and the alliance condemned the forced landing of the plane by Belarus with a strongly-worded statement. Speaking in London at a joint news conference with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Stoltenberg said sanctions introduced against the Minsk regime would need to be implemented and NATORead More

Senator Sajid Mir visits CCIC, urged authorities to speed up CPEC work

Although all the governments of Pakistan had tried their best to strengthen the friendship, but he believed that Pakistan’s economic developmental plan, CPEC, was slowing down and work needed to be accelerated Staff Report PESHAWAR: Ameer Jamiat Ahle Hadith Pakistan Senator Prof. Sajid Mir has said that the friendship between Pakistan and China is eternal, work needs to be accelerated on CPEC and Western media is spreading propaganda about Chinese Muslims. He expressed these views during his visit to China Window, a Chinese cultural and information center (CCIC) in Peshawar.Read More

Budget 21-22 to include ‘no new taxes’ on salaried person, raise in salaries

ISLAMABAD, JUN 02 (DNA) – The federal budget 2021-22 having a total outlay estimated at Rs8.4 trillion will be presented before the National Assembly on June 11. According to sources privy to the matter, the total outlay of the federal budget is estimated at Rs8400, with a recommendation of upto 10 to 15 percent increase in salaries of the government employees. “The budget for the pension of the government employees is estimated at Rs470 billion,” they said. “It has been recommended in the budget that no new taxes should beRead More