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TP launches operation against illegal parking in G 8 Markaz

We will not allow any kind of illegal parking to put people in trouble, says SSP ITP  Zubair Ahmad ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) started an operation against illegal parking in G-8 Markaz on Friday. The operation was led by SSP Traffic Police Syed Karrar Hussain and his team. Traffic police removed the illegally parked vehicles from road sides. Talking to the Islamabad Post, SSP Karrar said, our mission is to bring awareness in society about illegal parking and the dangers of it. Moreover, he said, we are committed toRead More

Italy reports 24 coronavirus deaths on Friday, 6,599 new cases

ROME, AUG 6: Italy reported 24 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday against 27 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 6,599 from 7,230. Italy has registered 128,187 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the eighth-highest in the world. The country has reported 4.4 million cases to date. Patients in hospital with COVID-19 – not including those in intensive care – stood at 2,449 on Friday, up from 2,409Read More

Turkish coffee to be promoted in United States through a documentary

ANKARA, AUG 6 – Turkish coffee will be promoted in the US through a documentary filmed by a Turkish foundation in seven cities of the country where the strong drink is prepared in different ways. A nearly one-hour documentary was shot in the provinces of Mardin, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Karabuk, Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, and Nevsehir to tell the presentations and stories of Turkish coffee to foreign societies. The documentary will be presented at art shows by a micro art artist, Hasan Kale, in major US cities, including New York, Washington DC,Read More

Firdous Ashiq Awan resigns as special assistant to Punjab CM citing ‘unavoidable personal’ reasons

LAHORE, AUG 6: Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan resigned as special assistant to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on information on Friday, less than a year after being appointed to the position, citing “unavoidable personal grounds”. In her resignation letter, a copy of which is available with, Awan thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for “posing confidence in me to undertake the herculean task” of highlighting the “outstanding and remarkable performance of the Government of Punjab”. She also expressed her gratitude to Buzdar for his “scrupulous support … from time to timeRead More

Qureshi, British MP discuss Kashmir issue

Saifullah ISLAMABAD:  Member of the British Parliament Lord Qurban Hussain along with Chairman Jammu Kashmir Self-Determination Movement International (JKSDMI) Raja Najabat Hussain called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday and discussed matters of mutual interest. The meeting discussed diplomatic efforts of the members of the British Parliament and international forums in highlighting the human rights violations in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The Foreign Minister lauded Lord Qurban on raising the issue of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in the British Parliament and for speaking out against theRead More

Turkey revises quarantine rules for students and residence/work permit holders

ANKARA, AUG 6 /DNA/ -: The Turkish Government has revised quarantine rules for travellers arriving from Pakistan.  At the request of this Embassy and keeping in view the hardships faced by Pakistani students who will be joining their academic institutions in Turkey after summer break, they will be allowed to undergo the mandatory quarantine of 10 days at the designated dormitories instead of private hotels. This rule is effective from today till 1 September 2021.  Students will be quarantined at the Higher Education Credit and Hostels Institution (KYK)’s Muhteşem SüleymanRead More