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Canada names Mary Simon first indigenous governor general

OTTAWA – Canada named Mary Simon on Tuesday as its first indigenous governor general — Queen Elizabeth II’s official representative in the Commonwealth country — as the nation faces a reckoning with its colonial history. Simon, a former journalist and advocate of Inuit rights, has previously served as president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Canada’s national Inuit organization. She was also president of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, which represents Inuit in all Arctic countries. Her appointment as viceregal representative, responsible for giving royal assent or making acts passed by parliament lawRead More

Malaysia, United States cooperation on Covid 19 response

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has welcomed the arrival of one (1) million doses of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine contribution from the United States of America to Malaysia. Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein the Malaysian Foreign Minister said ‘on behalf of the Government of Malaysia, I would like to once again express my sincere gratitude to my counterpart, Antony Blinken and the Government of the United States for the generous contribution of its COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines will greatly intensify Malaysia’s vaccination process and make meaningful progress toRead More

Pakistan High Commissioner in London holds virtual khuli katchehri

DNA LONDON, JUL 6 – High Commissioner Moazzam Ahmad Khan held the 6th virtual ‘Khuli Katchehry’ with the Pakistani diaspora in the UK today. A large number of community members attended the virtual event. As per the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the virtual Khuli Katchehri is held at the High Commission every month. During the interaction, the diaspora members sought redressal of their issues regarding visas, NICOPs, passports and property matters in Pakistan. The High Commissioner redressed some of the problems instantly. He assured that the remaining issuesRead More

Pakistan joins China in celebrating 100 years of Communist Party of China

DNA Islamabad, JUL 6:  In commemoration of 100 years of Communist Party of China (CPC), the Pakistan China Institute organized a conference at the Serena Hotel, Islamabad. The conference was part of PCI’s flagship event series, Friends of Silk Road and had a dedicated panel of 6 experts on China, including an exclusive documentary production of PCI on Pakistan-China relations. In addition to this, the ceremony of CPC’s centenary was broadcasted live from China, where President Xi Jinping also made a virtual speech. All panelists apprised the audience of overRead More

Outstanding integrity and act of honesty by Gilgit Serena Hotel Employee!

DNA GILGIT, JUL 6: Joher Ali, Employee of Gilgit Serena Hotel found the money amounting Rs.1,120,000/- Eleven lakh twenty thousand in the room while he was doing his routine work. Without any hesitation he notified and informed to his manager and without any delay the guest was contacted who came and collect the money. This simple act defines his character, honesty and sincerity towards guest and his organization. Bravo! Mr. Johar Ali, you made your organization, your family and Gilgit-Baltistan proud, and you are a true inspiration for other.

Turkish, U.S. defense chiefs discuss Afghanistan issue over phone

Amid ongoing talks on ensuring the security of the airport in Afghanistan‘s capital after this summer’s NATOpullout, the Turkish and US defense chiefs are due to speak on the phone on Wednesday, said Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar. Referring to Afghanistan as the “heart of Asia” and a crucial country, Akar said Ankara and Kabul share deep historical and cultural ties. Turkey first contributed to NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) under UN resolutions from 2002, said Akar, and then to the Resolute Support Mission, adding that the Turkish Armed Forces continues to fulfill its train, advise, and assist duties in Kabul to this very day. “As Mr.Read More