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NEP, Action Plan 2023 give roadmap for drastic measures to conserve energy: MD

Staff ReporterISLAMABAD, JUL 17 /DNA/ – Pakistan can save up to PKR $6.4 billion by adopting behavioural and structural changes with regard to energy conservation. The National Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (NEECA) has prepared a roadmap for this huge task to be accomplished with support and cooperation of the stakeholders, ministries, corporate partners, foreign donors, provincial government and the relevant entities.These views were expressed by Managing Director (MD) of the NEECA Dr Sardar Mohazzam on Monday while sharing with the media the contours of the National Energy Efficiency &Read More

PM Shehbaz thanks Sri Lanka for helping clinch IMF deal

PM Shehbaz thanks Sri Lanka for helping clinch IMF deal ISLAMABAD, JUL 17 (DNA) — Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday telephoned Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe and discussed with him matters relating to the current economic situation of both the countries. Shehbaz Sharif thanked the Sri Lankan president for supporting Pakistan with regard to the country’s agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). “You have played role of a true friend and a well-wisher of Pakistan, and I thank you on behalf of the people of my country,” theRead More

Finance minister Ishaq Dar calls on air chief

DNA ISLAMABAD, JUL 17: Finance Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Ishaq Dar, called on Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force during his visit to Air Headquarters, Islamabad today. Matters pertaining to evolving geo-economic environment and regional security situation were discussed during the meeting. The Air Chief briefed the visiting dignitary about various ongoing projects being carried out by Pakistan Air Force with special focus on modernization and development of indigenous capabilities. Chief of the Air Staff briefed the Finance Minister about PAF’s NationalRead More

Army top brass terms TTP sanctuaries in Afghanistan major reason ‘impacting Pakistan’s security’

Rawalpindi, JUL 17 /DNA/ – General Syed Asim Munir, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) presided over the 258th Corps Commanders’ Conference (CCC) held at GHQ today. The forum paid rich tribute to the supreme sacrifices persistently being offered by the valiant soldiers in the defence of their motherland against the threat of terrorism. The participants were briefed in detail about the prevailing Internal Security environment. The sanctuaries and liberty of action available to the terrorists of proscribed TTP and other groups of that ilk in a neighboring country and availabilityRead More

HR Protection Training of Rural Women concludes with commitment to serve

Islamabad, JUL 17 /DNA/ – “Capacity Building of Women Rights Defenders to Protect Rights” Training of Trainers (ToT) concluded today in Islamabad. The training, held from 13th to 17th July in Islamabad, brought together 25 women from 20 districts of Pakistan, equipping them with the necessary tools to advocate for women’s rights in their communities. Ms. Sameena Nazir, Executive Director of PODA said she is hopeful that a group of dedicated activists working at grass roots have learned the essential skills of human rights advocacy to educate their communities aboutRead More

France announces support to Afghan refugees in Iran, Pakistan

In Pakistan, EUR 2 million will enable UNHCR to boost primary and secondary level education, strengthen skills and vocational training, and reinforce access to public health care in host communities in 2023 ISLAMABAD, Jul 17 (DNA): The government of France has announced a financial aid worth EUR 3 million to support UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency for its critical programmes for Afghans in the Islamic Republics of Iran and Pakistan. The funding will enable the agency to intensify the provision of lifesaving assistance and protection for some of the mostRead More