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Political stability, key to economic strength, development, prosperity: PM

ISLAMABAD, JUN 14 (DNA) — Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said that political stability was highly important to achieve economic strength, attract investment, and ensure development and prosperity in the country. “Until there is no political stability, there would not be any economic stability as both are inter-linked with each other,” he said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the rehabilitated and widened Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed Road (previously known as IJ Principal Road). Shehbaz Sharif said in a situation where there was political instability in the country,Read More

Hina meets EU parliamentary members, discuss bilateral trade, parliamentary relations

Hina meets EU parliamentary members, discuss bilateral trade, parliamentary relations BRUSSELS, JUN 14 (DNA) — Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar on Wednesday met with various members of the European Parliament here, and discussed matters relating to latest regional and bilateral developments. Hina had a constructive exchange of views with Chair of Delegation for Relations with countries of South Asia Nicola Procaccini. Latest regional developments were the spotlight of discussions. Agreeing upon enhancing Pak-EU parliamentary cooperation, the both sides stressed that stability in South Asia was imperativeRead More

Khawaja Asif for getting rid of sick organizations, stopping tax evasion

ISLAMABAD, JUN 14 (DNA) — Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Wednesday stressed the need for getting rid of sick organizations and taking effective measures to stop the billions of rupees tax evasion, causing a constant dent to the national economy. Participating in the National Assembly debate for the budget 2023-24, he said giving the life-support and keep-pumping the financial resources to the deadwoods was the ‘crime against the state,’ being committed since long. He said the incumbent government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, tried toRead More

New mental health helpline launches in Gilgit

DNA Gilgit, JUN 14: Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan todaylaunched the Taskeen mental health helpline at the Aga Khan Medical Centre in Gilgit to provide timely, accessibleand confidential mental health support to the region’speople. The helpline is a collaboration between Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan, the Aga Khan University’s Brain and Mind Institute, and Taskeen, a non-profit organisation that specialises in mental health awareness and counselling. The helpline will provide free-of-cost psychological support and counseling through trained psychologists from Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral who speak local languages. Mr. Mohyuddin Wani, ChiefRead More

Justice on Merit

By Waheed Hussain During the Second World War, when the German Air Force was wreaking havoc over London with its uninterrupted bombing attacks, the British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill took cognizance of the heavy casualties and economic devastation. He asked, “Are the courts functioning?” When told that the judges were dispensing justice as normal, Churchill replied, “Thank God. If the courts are working, nothing can go wrong.” Despite heavy devastation, human and property losses, Churchill was confident if judiciary was performing its duty the English people will not loseRead More

Pakistan Basketball team reaches Maldives for five-nation championship

By our correspondent / DNA ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Basketball team reaches Maldives on Wednesday in order to participate in the five-nation international basketball championship to be starting from June 15th in Male. Pakistan along with host Maldives, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal will fight for the championship title in a single league round where top four teams will qualify for semifinals of the championship. The Pakistan team also met with Director General Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Shoaib Khoso before departure to Maldives. In this meeting, the President of Pakistan Basketball Federation (PBBF)Read More