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Italian ambassador meets Foreign Minister Bilawal

DNA ISLAMABAD: Italian Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese met Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Islamabad on Friday, Both dignitaries discussed matters of bilateral interest during their meeting. DNA

Controversial British-Indian author Salman Rushdie attacked on stage in New York

NEW YORK, Aug 12: Salman Rushdie, the controversial British author of Indian origin, whose book “The Satanic Verses” outraged the Muslim world for its blasphemous content and led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was reportedly stabbed Friday before giving a speech in Chautauqua, a town in western New York, according to media reports. An Associated Press (of America) reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie, 75,  as he was being introduced. The author was taken or fellRead More

Saleem Baig reappointed as PEMRA chief

ISLAMABAD, AUG 12 (DNA) — President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi on Friday reappointed Muhammad Saleem Baig as Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority ( PEMRA). He has been appointed Chairman PEMRA under MP-1 till he attains the age of 65, i e September 30, 2025, said a notification issued by the Cabinet Secretariat, Establishment Division. =DNA

UN’s Guterres expresses ‘clear commitment’ to North Korea denuclearisation

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday expressed his “clear commitment” to North Korea‘s denuclearisation during his visit to Seoul, weeks after Pyongyang said it was “ready to mobilise” its nuclear deterrent. Guterres arrived in Seoul on Thursday following a trip to Japan, where he gave a speech to mark the 77th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear bomb attack in Hiroshima. He has also been to Mongolia. “I would like to reaffirm our clear commitment to the full, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, of the DPRK,” he said at his meeting with SouthRead More

Punjab CM announces free travel for senior citizens in Orange Train

LAHORE – Punjab government has announced concessionary fares for aged, people with special needs, women and students traveling in Orange Line Metro train. Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has also announced free travel for aged people in the Orange Line Metro Train. The decision was taken by Chief Minister Punjab Pervaiz Elahi during a meeting where it was also decided to fix phase-wise fares of the train along with free travel facilities for aged people and people with special needs while concessionary tickets will be introduced for students andRead More

First Lady Samina Alvi for equal rights for differently abled, eliminating their sense of deprivation

DNA Lahore, AUG 12: First Lady Begum Samina Arif Alvi has emphasized on giving equal rights to differently abled persons in society and eliminating their sense of deprivation.She said this during her visit to Pakistan Society for Rehabilitation of Disabled (PSRD) on Friday in Lahore.Samina Alvi also visited different sections of the PSRD which included its school,  vocational training centre.She appreciated the work and facilities of PSRD and said it was very pleasing to visit the center.First Lady said it was a very good approach to make various facilities availableRead More