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Covid-19: Punjab to fine teachers refusing to get vaccinated

ISLAMABAD – The Punjab government has instructed teachers across the province to get vaccinated by June 5. According to a notification issued by the Punjab School Education Department, the decision was announced on the instructions of the National Command and Operation Centre. All teaching and non-teaching staff members will have to submit their vaccination cards/certificates to their institutions. Those who fail to do so will be punished under the Punjab Employees Efficiency, Discipline, and Accountability Act 2006. The notification added that the institution’s head will be responsible for ensuring the inoculationRead More

China to facilitate improvement in Pak-Afghan relations

BEIJING – China has put its weight behind “improving” relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan amid the US drawdown from the war-torn country after 20 years of fighting the Taliban. “China emphasized its readiness to continue to play a constructive role in facilitating the improvement of relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan,” said a joint statement by the Chinese Foreign Ministry after the Fourth China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue, which was held virtually on Thursday. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and his Pakistani and Afghan counterparts Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Haneef Atmar attended the meet hosted by Beijing.Read More

FM Qureshi lashes out at Afghan NSA over demeaning remarks against Pakistan

MULTAN, JUN 5 – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday hit out at Afghan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib for his comments against Pakistan and called on him to “reflect and correct” his behaviour. Addressing a gathering of political workers in Multan, Qureshi said: “The national security adviser of Afghanistan carefully listen to me … as the foreign minister of Pakistan I say that no Pakistani will shake your hand or talk with you if you don’t desist from the kind of language you are using or the accusationsRead More

Putin says US repeats Soviet Union’s fatal mistakes

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the United States was wrong to think that it is “powerful enough” to get away with threatening other countries, a mistake, he said, that led to the downfall of the former Soviet Union. Putin made the comments during a press briefing late on Friday as he spoke about U.S. sanctions against Moscow, according to Russia‘s news agency TASS. He was speaking just days before a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden whose cabinet in April imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia, including curbs to its sovereign debt market. “We hear threats from the Congress, from other sources. ItRead More

Chairman NAB chairs EBM meeting to discuss accountability process

ISLAMABAD, June 05 (DNA): The Executive Board Meeting (RBM) of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was held at NAB Headquarters with Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB in the chair. The meeting was attended by Hussain Asghar Deputy Chairman NAB, Syed Asghar Haider Prosecutor General Accountability, Zahir Shah Director General Operations NAB and other senior officers of NAB. It is a yearlong policy of NAB to share the details of EBM with the public which does not aim to hurt the feelings of anyone as all inquiries and investigations are initiated on theRead More

Anadolu Agency condoles over death of Azerbaijani journalists in mine blast

Director General Karagoz says Armenia still takes lives of innocent people in places where Karabakh occupation came to end ANKARA – Turkey’s international news agency on Saturday offered its condolences to Azerbaijan over the deaths of two Azerbaijani journalists in a landmine explosion planted by Armenia during its occupation of the Kalbajar region. Serdar Karagoz, the agency’s chairman of the board and director-general, said in a letter of condolences that he has learned with great sorrow that three people, including Meherrem Ibrahimov, a journalist for the state news agency Azertac,Read More