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ICCI delegation donates Rs.2 million for earthquake victims of Syria

ISLAMABAD, MAR 24 /DNA/ – Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) leading a delegation visited the Syrian Embassy and presented a cheque of Rs. 2 million to H.E. Dr. Ramez Alraee, Ambassador of Syria for the earthquake victims of his country. Speaking on the occasion, Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that the people of Pakistan, including the business community, fully realize the problems being faced by the earthquake victims of Syria and would not leave them alone in thisRead More

PTI activist Azhar Mashwani has been shifted to Islamabad: Fawad

Islamabad, MAR 24: PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry said on Friday that Azhar Mashwani, who the party alleged was “abducted” in Lahore a day earlier, had been shifted to Islamabad. The PTI social media activist was picked up on Thursday, apparently on charges of criticising the Punjab police and the caretaker government for allegedly using high-handed tactics against party workers. The arrest had prompted PTI chief Imran Khan to say, “enough is enough” as he accused authorities of abducting the party activist. Imran also said he was sending picturesRead More

Pakistan win toss, elect to bat in first Afghanistan T20I

SHARJAH: Pakistan captain Shadab Khan won the toss and opted to bat in the first T20 international against Afghanistan at Sharjah Stadium on Friday. Pakistan, who have rested five key players including skipper Babar Azam, have handed T20I debuts to opener Saim Ayub, batter Tayyab Tahir, and fast bowlers Ihsanullah and Zaman Khan. Afghanistan have included three pacers and as many spinners in their line-up. The remaining matches are also in Sharjah, on Sunday and Monday. Teams: Pakistan: Shadab Khan (captain), Mohammad Haris, Saim Ayub, Abdullah Shafique, Tayyab Tahir, AzamRead More

UAE among world’s top countries with low tuberculosis rates

ISLAMABAD, MAR 24: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has emphasised the UAE’s outstanding achievement of having low rates of tuberculosis globally. This accomplishment is attributed to the collaborative efforts between MoHAP and local health authorities to implement effective prevention strategies and programmes to control and curb the disease. To standardise surveillance methods, MoHAP has developed an efficient follow-up system and continually provided effective tuberculosis drugs. The Ministry has also increased the capacity of TB healthcare professionals and implemented tuberculosis screening programmes. Additionally, as a preventive measure, children areRead More

‘Hold KP polls on October 8 in light of fresh terrorist wave’, governor urges ECP

ISLAMABAD: In a fresh development, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali Friday urged the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold the general elections in the province on October 8, the same date the electoral watchdog has announced for Punjab, keeping in mind a rise in terror activities. The governor, in the letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, said it would be in the “best public interest as well as in the interest of the state” if polls were held in October instead of a previous date thatRead More

PM Shehbaz himself in field to ensure uninterrupted supply of free wheat flour: Marriyum

DNA ISLAMABAD, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday said some 4.2 million people had so far received sacks of free wheat flour under the Ramazan Package launched by the government to reduce burden of inflation on lower-middle class and poor people. Addressing the media persons, the minister said so far, free flour sacks were distributed among more than 4.1 million people in Punjab, while some 72,000 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 20,000 from Islamabad had benefitted from the “historic and unprecedented” scheme on the very first day ofRead More