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Pakistan, Tunisia discuss cooperation

ISLAMABAD: /DNA/ – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi received the Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia, Borhene El Kamel. The Foreign Minister highlighted Pakistan’s historical and fraternal ties with Tunisia predating the latter’s independence. The Foreign Minister lauded Tunisia’s contributions to regional peace and stability under the sagacious leadership of President, Mr. Kais Saied. He also praised Tunisia’s positive role at the UN Security Council (UNSC) during its two year term as non-permanent member. FM Qureshi appreciated Tunisia’s vision for making OIC a substantive platform for advancing interfaith harmony andRead More

5,615 drivers fined during ongoing month for careless driving

ISLAMABAD, JAN 25 (DNA) — Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) issued  5,615 fine tickets during the ongoing month to those drivers involved in careless driving on roads. Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Mazhar Iqbal  said that as per direction IGP Islamabad Muhammad Ahsan Younis special squads have been constituted to take action against carless drivers putting the lives of others at risk. He also asked to adopt decent attitude with road users. He said that all officials have been directed for strict action against such drivers and to ensure steps forRead More

Punjab talent hunt program winners get awards

Kamran Gujjar ISLAMABAD: According to the Chief Minister of Punjab, the first phase of the district competition of the Punjab talent hunt program organized by the department of information and culture for the promotion of art and culture in the province was held in Government Post Graduate College Tahlianwala Jhelum. In the first phase, students of different schools and colleges across the district participated in competition by singing, painting and short story writing. Chief guest of the national assembly, Chaudhry Farrukh Altaf said that Punjab talent hunt program 2022 is aRead More

KP educational institutes having unvaccinated students to be shut

PESHAWAR, Jan 25 (DNA): Minister for Schools Shahram Tarakai on Tuesdayannounced that educational institutes having below 99 percentunvaccinated students will face closure after February 16 as per theNational Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) guidelines. Taking to Twitter, Shahram Tarakai said that currently no educationalinstitutions are being closed in the KP province and the teachingprocess will continue in a usual manner. “All private schools in the province must complete vaccination ofchildren aged 12 and above [as soon as possible],” he said whilereminding that the vaccination campaign will begin from February 01Read More

Pakistan needs diverse education system, reforms: Experts

Islamabad, /DNA/ – Pakistan being a heterogeneous society needs a diverse education system backed by reforms to cater changing societal requirements, said experts from education sector while sharing their views at the webinar ‘Adopting Single National Curriculum: challenges and opportunities for Pakistan’ organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).    Deputy Director, National Curriculum Council (NCC), Mr Sohail Bin Aziz, emphasized that the curriculum should not be taken as just textbook reform but a much greater reform agenda having all-stakeholders’ feedback. This aims at uplifting all sectors of education. He said the NCCRead More

Sri Lankan high level trade delegation visits RCCI

Rawalpindi: /DNA/ – A high level trade delegation from Sri Lanka, led by Minister of Trade Dr Bandula Gunawardhane paid a visit to the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and industry (RCCI) here on Tuesday. The delegation includes Tharaka Balasuriya, state minister of regional co-operation, Prof. Dr. Saj Mendis, director general of the economic affairs division, Gnanapragasam Gnanadeva, director, ministry of commerce,  Yogendra Perera, chairman,  Sri Lanka   state trading, High Commissioner Vice Admiral Mohan Wijewickrama, among others. RCCI President Nadeem Rauf in his welcome address thanked the delegation and said thatRead More