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Imran, Boris discuss Afghanistan, FATF

Nehal Miraj ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom, on Monday. The two leaders exchanged views on the current trajectory of bilateral relations, the Afghan peace process, the Covid-19 Pandemic and climate change.  The Prime Minister thanked Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his thoughtful video message for the World Environment Day event held in Islamabad on 5 June 2021.   Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed the hope that Pakistan and the UK would be able to forge an even strongerRead More

India condoles with Pakistan over Ghotki train crash

ISLAMABAD – India’s High Commission has sent condolences to the victims of the Ghotki train accident, which left 50 people and dozens other injured. Taking to its official Twitter account, the Commission wrote: “We are saddened at the tragic train accident that took place in Ghotki, Sindh today morning. We offer condolences to families of the deceased and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.” According to Railways officials, Sir Syed Express collided with the Millat Express between Raiti and Obaro Railway stations and fourteen bogies derailed. Four bogies ofRead More

President, PM express shock

Zubair Ahmad ISLAMABAD, President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday expressed deep shock over the train accident near Daharki in Ghotki district that killed at least 30 people. In their separate messages, both extended sympathies with the victims of the train crash. President Alvi expressed sorrow over the loss of lives and prayed for the departed souls to rest in peace. The Prime Minister in a tweet on Monday said he was “shocked by the horrific train accident at Ghotki early this morning leaving 30 passengers dead”.Read More

Webinar on Armenia’s deadly harvest in Karabakh

DNA ISLAMABAD: International Webinar on Armenia’s Deadly Harvest in Karabakh: Mines, War Crimes and the Peace Process, jointly organized by the Washington Outsider and Scarab Rising, inc, was held. Ms. Irina Tsukerman, President of Scarab Rising, inc. & Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Outsider was the moderator. Mr. Khalid Taimur Akram, Executive Director, Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabadwas the guest speaker in the webinar. He stated that the Second Karabakh War was the turning point. It has changed the whole landscape of the Caucasus region. Azerbaijan liberated its towns and nearly 300Read More

CDA suspends officials involved in wastage of water

DNA ISLAMABAD, JUN 7 – Area supervisor and driver of a water tanker were suspended immediately and inquiry has been ordered by competent authority after a responsible citizen has shared with us this video regarding wastage of such a precious resource  in the capital. CDA Management, while taking immediate notice & action, has initiated disciplinary proceedings and have placed the services of area Supervisor of city sewerage division Haji Rassan khan and driver of the tanker irshad Mash under suspension with immediate effect. The CDA management   urges our citizens toRead More

Punjab announces exam dates for classes 1-8

LAHORE, JUN 07 (DNA) – The Punjab Education Department on Monday announced the schedule for exams of classes 1-8. Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas took to Twitter to share the schedule for the School-Based Assessments (SBA). According to date sheets issued by the minister, the examinations of classes 1-8 will begin from June 18 and continue until June 30. Report cards will be issued by July 10, 2021, according to a notification. The announcements have been made days after the federal government last week announced to conduct examinations of allRead More