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Govt decides to hold donors’ conference for rehabilitation of flood-hit areas

DNA ISLAMABAD, The government on Monday decided to hold a donors’ conference for the rehabilitation of flood affected areas of the country. The decision was taken in a meeting of relevant officials held here with Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in chair to review the progress of relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood affected areas. Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman, Advisor to PM Ahad Cheema, Member Provincial Assembly Punjab Awais Leghari, Chairman National DisasterRead More

Euro hits 20-year low amid recession fears

The euro pushed further below parity with the dollar on Monday, hitting its lowest level since 2002, the year it came into physical circulation, as recession fears mounted. The euro was down 0.84 percent to $0.9951 at 1525 GMT .

Ukraine not ‘criminal state,’ had nothing to do with Moscow car bombing: Official

KYIV: Ukraine is not a “criminal state” like Russia, and so had nothing to do with the weekend killing of a relative of one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s allies, according to a top Ukrainian official. Darya Dugina, the daughter of political scientist Alexander Dugin, was killed in a car explosion on the outskirts of Moscow late Saturday. “I want to emphasize that Ukraine had nothing to do with this,” Mykhailo Podolyak, Ukraine’s senior presidential adviser, told local channel ICTV on Sunday. “They don’t understand that we’re not a criminal state like Russia,” he added,Read More

Pakistan strongly condemns terrorist attack on hotel in Mogadishu

DNA ISLAMABAD, AUG 22: Pakistan strongly condemned the cowardly terrorist arrack in Mogadishu, Somalia which has resulted in loss of innocent lives and injuries to many others. We express heartfelt condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and pray for speedy recovery of those injured.Pakistan reiterates its condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. We express solidarity with the brotherly people and government of Somalia and firmly stand with their efforts in fighting the menace of terrorism and ensuring the protection of their citizens.

Pak, New Zealand strengthen chances of direct qualification for ICC World Cup 2023

ISLAMABAD, AUG 22: Pakistan and New Zealand strengthened their chances of direct qualification for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 on late Sunday, but the West Indies will have to rely on other results if they are to avoid next year’s Qualifier. Babar Azam’s side registered a narrow nine-run triumph over a gallant Netherlands in Rotterdam and moved equal on points with second-placed Bangladesh as a result of the victory. Only net run rate separates Pakistan from Bangladesh now, with England leading all teams on 125 points from theirRead More

Indonesian envoy for adoption of latest technology to nurture Muslim youth

ISLAMABAD, AUG 22 (DNA) — The Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, Adam Mulawarman Tugio has called upon the Islamic world to bring up the youth in accordance with Islamic values, contemporary changes and equip them with the latest adoptions of technology. He was addressing a roundtable discussion on “opportunities for educational institutions to be the driving Force behind madrassa reform in Indonesia and Pakistan ” that was held here at the Faisal Masjid Campus of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI). The discussion was jointly organized by Iqbal InternationalRead More