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All set to host OIC session: FO

ISLAMABAD, DEC 10 (DNA) – Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said on Friday that all arrangements have been finalized to host 17th Extraordinary Session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers on 19th of this month in Islamabad. Addressing weekly press briefing in Islamabad on Friday, he said we are getting positive response on the invitation extended to member countries, observer states and P5 countries to attend the extraordinary session. Asim Iftikhar said the Session s focus is on serious humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. On the plight of Kashmiris in IIOJK,Read More

Green Line bus project inaugurated

PM says federal govt will complete K-IV project by Sept 2023 to fix Karachi’s water woes Nazir Siyal/DNA KARACHI, DEC 10 (DNA) – Underscoring the point that a modern transport system was a must for the city of the 21st century, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that in Karachi’s development lay Pakistan’s development. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the Green Line Bus service project in Karachi, he said that the entire United Kingdom (UK) depended on its capital London for its progress and prosperity, and the city hadRead More

Saudi Crown Prince in Oman, Kuwait to solidify GCC

On arrival, Prince Mohammed was received by his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah News Desk KUWAIT CITY: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Kuwait on Friday after leaving Bahrain, the fourth leg of his tour of Gulf countries aimed at bolstering relations. On arrival, Prince Mohammed was received by his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. He was later received by the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who bestowed upon the crown prince the Order of Wisam Mubarak Al-Kabir for hisRead More

U.S. imposes human rights-related sanctions on China, Myanmar and North Korea

The United States on Friday imposed human rights-related sanctions tied to China, Myanmar, North Korea and Bangladesh and added Chinese artificial intelligence startup SenseTime Group to an economic blacklist. Canada and the United Kingdom also joined the United States in imposing sanctions related to human rights abuse in Myanmar. The U.S. Treasury Department in a statement said it added Chinese artificial intelligence company SenseTime to a list of “Chinese military-industrial complex companies”, accusing it of having developed facial recognition programs that can determine a target’s ethnicity, with a particular focus on identifying ethnic Uyghurs. As a result it will fall underRead More

50pc beneficiaries under Ehsaas Programme are women: Dr. Sania

ISLAMABAD, DEC 10 (DNA) – Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar on Thursday has said that several steps are being taken under Ehsaas Programme for welfare of women. Addressing a function in Islamabad, she said fifty percent beneficiaries of all the initiatives under Ehsaas Programme are women, and this number is increasing day by day. The special assistant said women are benefitting from Ehsaas Kafalat, Ehsaas Amdan and Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship programmes. The Ehsaas organized an event titled, ‘Humein Ehsaas Hai Khwateen Ka” held on Friday to commemorate sixteenRead More

Former UN judge urges Pakistan to constitute an independent tribunal on Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, DEC 10 /DNA/ – A colloquium titled “All Human, All Equal” on “Equality” – theUN-designated theme for International Human Rights Day 2021, was organised by Islamabad Institute of Conflict Resolution (IICR), an Islamabad based think tank, in collaboration with Legal Forum for Kashmir (LFK), an international advocacy group for Kashmir, and Institute of Research and Reforms (IRR).  The event was moderated by Ms Sabah Aslam, Executive Director IICR. The panellists included Justice Ali Nawaz Chowhan, the former Judge at United Nations, Dr Farzana Bari, Ex-Director, Center of Excellence GenderRead More