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Cotton crop over record 4.5 million acres of land sown in Punjab

LAHORE, Jun 03 (DNA): Punjab Chief Minister Syed Mohsin Naqvi onSaturday expressed satisfaction over the sowing of cotton crop over morethan 4.5 million acres of land in the province; a feat achieved after agap of 10 years. Chairing a meeting in Lahore, the chief minister said that secretaryagriculture as well as commissioners deserved appreciation for makingthis happen. He also ordered a crackdown on the manufacturers andsellers of spurious pesticides for a period of two months. For this, he directed the inspector general of police, Punjab (IGP) tohold meetings on aRead More

Embassy of Turkmenistan, Serena Hotels encourage healthy habits on World Bicycle Day

ISLAMABAD, JUN 3 /DNA/ – 3 June is celebrated worldwide as World Bicycle Day to recognize bicycle as a reliable and sustainable means of transportation. The Embassy of Turkmenistan in collaboration with Serena Hotels, and Tabani Group of companies who provided bicycles, organized a cycling event to encourage people from all walks of life to adopt cycling, promoting an active lifestyle and eco friendly practices. The cycle rally took off at D-chowk and culminated at Serena Business Complexin Islamabad, where attendees were served healthy refreshments. The event was attended byRead More

Chaudhry Latif Akbar sworn in as AJK assembly speaker

MUZAFFARABAD, Jun 03 (DNA): Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative AssemblySpeaker Chaudhry Latif Akbar took the oath. AJK LA Deputy Speaker Chaudhry Riaz Gujjar administered the oath fromhim. Chaudhry Latif Akbar of PPP grabbed 19 votes. A total of 41 memberscast their votes. The PPP and PML-N participated in the voting while others did notexercise their right to vote. Chaudhry Latif Akbar was born in a Muzaffarabad village on February 4,1948. He passed the LLB exams at Peshawar University. He remained a teacher for quite some time and later opted toRead More

Back in custody: Parvez Elahi’s arrest-release drama far from over

GUJRANWALA, JUN 3: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Parvez Elahi was arrested again on Saturday just a few minutes after a Gujranwala court discharged him in two corruption cases. This is the second time that the PTI leader has been re-arrested by the Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) after a court granted him relief. The PTI leader has been arrested in a case registered against him for illegal recruitment he did in the Punjab Assembly when he was the speaker.

Pakistan should strive to become an economic power

ISLAMABAD, JUN 3 /DNA/ – Brig. (retd) Aslam Khan, Chairman of Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW), said on Saturday that the world has changed. Now, becoming an economic power has become more important than becoming a nuclear power. We also have to use all our abilities to promote the economy; otherwise, the country will end up bankrupt, he said. In a statement issued here today, Aslam Khan said that we have always tried to compete with the military power of enemy countries. We also tested nuclear bombs despite international pressure whenRead More

PIAF calls for taking steps to control smuggling, relax import

PIAF calls for taking steps to control smuggling, relax import LAHORE: The Pakistan industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) has expressed full solidarity with the Pakistan army, warning of creating division between the military and the public, saying the business community is always standing with them. PIAF Executive Committee member Sheikh Abdul Mannan, in a written statement issued here, observed that political stability and law and order are the pre-requisite for the strengthening of the national economy and must for the survival of the country and this hateful drive isRead More