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RISJA celebrates International Sports Journalism Day

DNA Afzal Javed ISLAMABAD, July 3: On the eve of International  Sports Journalism Day, Rawalpindi – Islamabad Sports Journalists Association (RISJA)  paying rich tributes to sports journalists to celebrated this day in a simple but impressive ceremony at Islamabad Tennis Complex.  State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib was the chief guest while former Chief Selector Col. r  Noshad, National Squash Player Farhan Mehboob, Cricketer Rohail Nazir,  RISJA chairman Abdul Mahi Shah, President Ayaz Akbar, Secretary Arif Khan, Secretary Supreme Court Reporters Association Mohsin Ijaz and other personalities  wereRead More

Palestine embassy, ICCI and PBC hold virtual meeting

DNA ISLAMABAD, JUL 3: The Embassy of the state of Palestine in Pakistan arranged a virtual meeting on July 3rd with the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) and the Palestinian Business Council (PBC). The delegates are: Aya Arafat, Advisor to Ambassador, Mr. Sardar Ilyas khan, the ICCI President, and Mr. Ziad Anabtawi, Head of the Joint Business Councils. The delegates discussed the joint business opportunities between Pakistan and Palestine,  establishing a Pal-Pak joint business council, and  business opportunities to advance trade partnerships.  Mr. Sardar welcomed the idea of establishingRead More

Turkey rejects US report claiming link to child soldiers

ANKARA – Turkey’s foreign ministry has slammed a United States report on human trafficking that criticised Ankara for providing “operational, equipment, and financial support” to an armed militia in Syria that recruits child soldiers. In a statement late on Friday, the Turkish foreign ministry said it “completely rejects” the claim and its record is clean. The statement also accuses Washington of “double standards and hypocrisy” pointing to American support for Syrian Kurdish militants. It cites a United Nations report that documented child recruitment and exploitation under the umbrella of the Syrian DemocraticRead More

Fawad says NAB has so far recovered Rs33bn in Zardari fake accounts case

ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had so far recovered Rs33 billion in the fake accounts case involving former president Asif Ali Zardari, adding that the actual financial irregularities in the case amounted to around Rs5,000bn. In a veiled criticism at the provincial government of Sindh and the PPP leadership, the minister tweeted that “one can imagine the level of corruption in the country given recovery of Rs33bn, which is around $200 million, by NAB.” “This indicates howRead More

Egypt opens naval base near border with Libya

Egypt on Saturday opened a new naval base, called “Third of July,” in the northwest region bordering Libya. According to the Egyptian official TV, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated the biggest Egyptian naval base that spreads over 10 million square meters (107.6 million square meters) in the northwestern Jarjoub region. In his speech at the opening ceremony, Egyptian Navy Commander-in-chief Ahmed Khaled said the base will provide security to the Suez Canal, achieve maritime security and address illegal immigration. The state-owned al-Ahram daily said the navy base includes 74 military installationsRead More

One million U.S. vaccine doses due in Malaysia on Monday

One million donated doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc’s and BioNTech will arrive in Malaysia on Monday, White House officials said, with plans for more shipments to Southeast Asia soon. The doses are from an initial batch of 80 million U.S.-made vaccines the Biden administration pledged last month to share globally amid concern about the disparity in vaccination rates between advanced and developing countries. Washington has been competing with China to deepen geopolitical clout through so-called “vaccine diplomacy,” although it says it is not sharing vaccines toRead More