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50 Ehsaas Nashonuma centers opened countrywide, Dr Sania

ISLAMABAD, JAN 21 (DNA) — Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr Sania Nishtar on Friday said that 50 Ehsaas Nashonuma Centers have been opened across the country aiming to address stunting and malnutrition outcomes among children under two years of age and pregnant and lactating mothers. Responding a question during question hour session in Senate, she stressed for understanding stunting related issues. She said stunting occurred when a child bore shorter height against his or her age, usually due to malnutrition, repeated infections,Read More

Condolence reference in memory of late Priyantha Kumara

Islamabad, JAN 21: /DNA/ – A condolence reference in memoriam of Late Diyawadanage Don Nandasiri Priyantha Kumara was held today at Pakistan High Commission, Colombo. A number of people from all walks of life, including religious scholars, Sri Lankan Cabinet Ministers, Parliamentarians, senior government officials and media representatives participated. Mrs. Siya Nilushi Dissanayaka and children of Late Priyantha Kumara also graced the occasion. Prayers for the departed soul were offered both in accordance with Buddhist and Islamic traditions. Pakistan High Commissioner-designate Major General (R) Umar Farooq Burki, HI (M), onRead More

Presidential system of govt will change destiny of Pakistan: Khawaja Rameez

Civil-military establishment should play a serious role and persuade the political forces for reforms PMLQ Leader Lahore, JAN 21 /DNA/ – PMLQ leader Khawaja Rameez Hassan said in a press release that The presidential system of government will change the destiny of Pakistan. He said that corrupt political parties have taken turns to plunder the country mercilessly. People are forced to commit suicide due to extreme poverty in the country. He added bad economies pose a threat to the country’s survival. The tendency of educated unemployed youth to commit crimesRead More

Chairman Senate, Ministers, Sports Federations greet newly RISJA cabinet

BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri along with Pakistan Olympic Association (POA), Sports Federations and journalists associations congratulating the newly office bearers of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Sports Journalists Association (RSJA) and hoping that new body will play its vital role for the promotion of sports in the country. In his statement, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjarani congratulated Abbas Shabbir on being elected President, Arif Khan Secretary, Asif Naveed as Senior Vice President and other elected members of theRead More

Nearly 60 per cent of Canadians find it difficult to feed their families, poll finds

ISLAMABAD, JAN 21: A new poll has found that nearly 60 per cent of Canadians are having a hard time providing enough food for their families. The poll from the Angus Reid Institute, released on Friday, shows that 57 per cent of Canadians reported having a difficult time feeding their family recently, an increase from 36 per cent when the question was last asked in 2019. Inflation plays a role in this figure, the report indicates, as Canadians are dealing with the highest level of inflation in 30 years.The pollRead More

Pakistan extending maximum facilities including visa-on-arrival to tourists: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, Jan 21: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Friday said that the government was extending maximum facilities to foreign tourists including the visa-on-arrival. The foreign minister, in a meeting with Special Assistant to PM on Tourism Azam Jamil, said the foreign tourists were attracted towards Pakistan after some improvement in the COVID situation. He said the tourism promotion was among the priorities of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the country witnessed unprecedented growth in tourism in 2019. However, like other sectors, the COVID-19 pandemic also adversely impactedRead More