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COAS Gen. Bajwa visits GCU Lahore


LAHORE, SEPT 17 (DNA) – General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), visited Government College University (GCU) Lahore today. COAS was chief guest on University’s convocation. Chancellor of GCU Mr Ch Mohanmad Sarwar, Governor Punjab was also present on the occasion. COAS awarded degrees and medals to various graduating students. Speaking on the occasion, COAS paid  rich tributes to both the faculty and management of the University for their role towards grooming and honing of our country’s brilliant youth. COAS said the GCU, a jewel in the crown ofRead More

Speakers urge for practical steps and launch economic linkages for sustainable development in Afghanistan


ISLAMABAD, SEPT 17 (DNA) – World needs to take practical steps and launch economic linkages and development initiatives to realize the dream of development, prosperity and sustainable development in Afghanistan, said by Zahid Latif Khan Chairman Asian Institute of Eco-civilization. Addressing a Webinar on Afghanistan, titled “Kandahar Dialogue”, he emphasized that China-Pakistan should extend CPEC to Afghanistan. Besides, China should also launch seventh corridor of BRI with the name of Corridor of Peace and Prosperity. He asked the global community to work together and establish a global fund called, “Afghanistan RegionalRead More

Putin votes online from isolation after Covid contact


MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin voted online in a parliamentary election, a state-television broadcast showed Friday, after he announced this week he was self-isolating due to a coronavirus outbreak at the Kremlin. “As you can see … I have fulfilled my civic duty online,” Putin said in a broadcast, in which he also urged Russians to “make your choice”.

Conspiracy behind cancellation of NZ tour: Sheikh Rashid


ISLAMABAD, SEPT 17: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Friday said that there was a “conspiracy” behind the cancellation of New Zealand’s tour to Pakistan — the team’s first in 18 years. In response to a question, Ahmed declined to name the country responsible for the conspiracy but termed the cancellation “an attempt to damage our efforts for peace in the region”. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, the minister said the New Zealand team’s security incharge spoke to government officials in the morning and informed them of a threat. When theRead More

Tobacco trade in Pakistan needs correct narrative through real data: experts


ISLAMABAD, SEPT 17 (DNA) – The taxation policies towards tobacco industry in Pakistan need to be based on real evidence, including the facts and figures about the share of illicit and smuggled products in Pakistani market. This was the crux of discussion by trade experts during the webinar ‘Illicit, illegal or smuggled tobacco products in Pakistan – deconstructing tobacco industry’s narratives’ organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).   Additional Collector Pakistan Customs, FBR, Dr Karam Elahi, while highlighting the issues concerning tobacco industry, asserted that one of the major problems pertainingRead More

E-commerce provides opportunities to SMEs to boost exports


ISLAMABAD, SEPT 17 (DNA) – The internet has most critical role to play in emerging business environment and has already been able to contribute more than 15% of global GDP. Likewise, digital economy and e-commerce are great opportunity for SMEs, which are back bone of Pakistan’s economy as there are more than 3.2 million SMEs, accounting for nearly 90% of all enterprises in the country.  This was the crux of discussion by trade experts during the webinar ‘Ecommerce and SMEs Preparedness’ organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), in collaborationRead More