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Austria defends pro-Israeli flag move amid Arab diplomatic protest

Following a formal protest by envoys of Arab states, Austria on Friday strongly defended its controversial move to hoist the Israeli flag over government buildings during Israel’s recent assault on Palestinian territories. Talking to Austrian daily Die Presse, Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg acknowledged that there has been a “paradigm shift” in the country’s stance on Middle East issues under Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who is pursuing a close alliance with Israel. “Austria has deliberately realigned its policy here. It is also in the government program,” Schallenberg said. “Austria is aware of its special historical responsibility towards Israel, andRead More

Govt. to bring environmental revolution: Fawad

ISLAMABAD, JUN 5 (DNA) – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Saturday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government will bring an environmental revolution through forestation restoration and large-scale tree plantation in the country. In his World Environment Day, message he said, for the first time in Pakistan, tree plantation and environmental friendly policies were being promoted at government level.   The minister said, every human being on the earth should play their role for improvement of environment. He said that it was need of hour that the international communityRead More

PM reminds resource-rich countries to be responsible in tackling climate change impacts

ISLAMABAD, JUN 5 (DNA) – Reminding the rich countries of the world of their onus in capping the hazardous carbon emissions and contributing resources to help fight the climate change, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday also urged the nation to fully participate in government’s environment protection initiatives. Addressing a ceremony of World Environment Day 2021, hosted by Pakistan, the prime minister said the governments across the world could not implement their policies of environment protection and preservation unless fully backed by the masses. The whole nation, especially, youth mustRead More

FESCO issues shutdown program

FAISALABAD, JUN 05 (DNA) – Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) issued shutdown program for Monday due to necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines. According to the program issued by the company here on Saturday, power supply from Ghausia Colony, Mamonkanjan City, Khuda Yar, Al-awwal, Bangla and Khawaja Habib feeders emanating from 132-KV Mamonkanjan grid station, Sheeraza, Ravi, Pir Salahud Din, TSML, Zafar Chowk, Sugar Mills, Khiddarwala, Kanjwani and Kallar Wala feeders originating from 132-KV Manjhala Bagh grid station, Pindi, Jhamra, Tandlianwala City, Tayyabah Town and Best Chipboard feedersRead More

ICCI demands fixed tax regime for traders in next budget

ISLAMABAD, JUN 5 (DNA) – Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has called upon the government to introduce a fixed tax regime for traders in the upcoming budget and end the condition of CNIC for them on sale that would help in promoting documented economy and increasing the tax revenue of the country. He said that the retail sector was making around 20 percent contribution to GDP and introducing a fixed tax regime for it would be a great initiative to broaden the tax baseRead More

A delegation Chairmen Senators of Senate Standing Committees visits FPCCI Capital Office Islamabad

Islamabad (DNA). A delegation Chairmen Senators of Senate Standing Committees visited FPCCI Capital Office Islamabad to meet the office bearers of FPCCI and the representatives of Chambers of Commerce and trade associations of Sindh, Punjab, KPK provinces, Federal Area and Gilgit Baltistan to hold pre-budget discussion on the budget proposals of FPCCI. The meeting was attended by a large number of members of FPCCI and reprentatives from trade bodies prominently Khwaja Shahzeb Akram Senior Vice President, Qurban Ali Chairman Capital Office, Mian Anjum Nisar, former President FPCCI, Coordinator Mirza AbdulRead More