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UNGA adopts Pakistan-Philippines sponsored resolution on “Promotion of inter-religious and intercultural dialogue”


DNA The United Nations General Assembly has adopted by consensus a resolution presented by Pakistan and the Philippines on the “Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation for peace”. Initiated in 2004, the Pakistan-Philippines sponsored resolution seeks to foster interreligious and intercultural dialogue in promoting, understanding and cultivating a culture of peace. It stresses that the exercise of the right to freedom of expression carries with it, special responsibilities. The resolution also underlines the significance and respect for “religious symbols”; reaffirms that violence is never a justifiable orRead More

PM directs Balochsitan govt to resolve farmers’ issues

Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar

QUETTA, Dec 19 (APP/DNA): Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Tuesday directed the provincial administration of Balochistan to resolve the problems faced by the farmers in the province including electricity supply, irrigation and others. The prime minister, in a meeting with a delegation of Zameendar Action Committee of Balochistan, asked the Balochistan chief secretary to ensure electricity supply for the agriculture tube wells in the province. The delegation members apprised the prime minister of the issues confronting the agriculture sector as well as the power load-shedding in Balochistan. Prime MinisterRead More

Properly educated people can transform society: PM

Properly educated people can transform society: PM

QUETTA, Dec 19 (APP/DNA): Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Tuesday pointed out the seriousness of out-of-school children issue which warranted collective efforts for its redressal as properly educated people could transform a human society. He said in the future, no society would be able to exist without education and knowledge, and stressed that students should have realization for the changes shaping the human societies. During an interaction with the students of different universities of the Balochistan province, PM Kakar said that the out-of-school children issue was a social issueRead More

Chairman PRCS emphasizes climate-led initiatives and collaboration for resilience building


ISLAMABAD, [19 Dec] — Pakistan, grappling with an array of climate-induced and geo-meteorological challenges, is taking a substantial stride toward proactive disaster management. The Pakistan Red Crescent Society, German Red Cross, and The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), in collaboration with esteemed partners, including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP), Welthungerhilfe (WHH), Concern Worldwide (CWW), and UN OCHA, organized the Inaugural National Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Actions in Pakistan here on Tuesday. The nation has beenRead More

Ambassador of Jordan meets Privatization Minister

Ambassador of Jordan meets Privatization Minister

ISLAMABAD, Dec 19 (APP/DNA): Maen Khreasat, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Pakistan on Tuesday called on Caretaker Minister for Privatisation, Fawad Hasan Fawad, to discuss issues of mutual interest and cooperation that came under discussion at length. The ambassador elaborated upon Jordan’s experience with privatization and the resulting benefits that have accrued to the Jordanian economy, said a press release issued by the Ministry of Privatization. He explained the supportive policies adopted by Jordan have opened up the country for international investment from across the world. TheRead More

President for enhanced cooperation with Egypt, Oman, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sri Lanka and Republic of Cyprus

Arif Alvi

DNA ISLAMABAD, 19 Dec: President Dr Arif Alvi has underscored the need for increasing cooperation with Egypt, Oman, Bosnia, Sri Lanka and Cyprus in the fields of trade, economy, and culture. He expressed these views while talking to the ambassadors-designate/High Commissioner of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sultanate of Oman, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Republic of Cyprus and the Democratic Socialist of Sri Lanka, today. The envoys presented their diplomatic credentials to the President and separately called on him, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today. Welcoming the ambassador-designate of Egypt to Pakistan, Dr. IhabRead More