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Defence minister hopeful of thaw in Islamabad-New Delhi ties after Indian elections

Defence minister hopeful of thaw in Islamabad-New Delhi ties after Indian elections

ISLAMABAD, APR 1 /DNA/ – Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday expressed hopes for betterment in bilateral ties with India after the neighbour comes out of its election phase commencing from April 19 and ending in June. Regional arch-rivals — Islamabad and New Delhi — have a long history of strained relations, primarily due to Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) dispute which led to several wars while tensions usually rise on the occasions of countrywide elections in India. “Our relations with India could be improved after elections there,”Read More


Maryam announces to establish model agriculture centres

Maryam announces to establish model agriculture centres

DNALahore, APR 1: Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz Sharif and Quaid Muhammad Nawaz Sharif co-chaired a meeting to review challenges of agriculture in Punjab. Qiaid Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said,“The lack of quality seeds even after the lapse of four decades is a matter of grave concern.” He added,“Effective steps should be taken to plug the wastage of 37 MAF water from wastage in Punjab,” He emphasised on the need to use modern methods of irrigation for this purpose. The Secretary Agriculture in his briefing on various projects for the developmentRead More


PTI rejects seven-member bench on judges’ letter, refreshes demand of full court

PTI finalizes candidates for senate elections

ISLAMABAD, APR 1 /DNA/ – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) vehemently rejected the seven-member larger bench of like-minded judges headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan to probe into the six judges’ letter documenting intelligence agencies’ interference in judicial affairs, demanding that the matter should be heard by the full court and the proceeding should be televised. Speaking at a press conference along with former chief minister Gilgit-Baltistan Khalid Khurshid, PTI Central Information Secretary Raoof Hasan termed the suspension of PTI Chairman-for-life sentence in Thoshakhana case a ray of hope; however, he addedRead More


Pakistan Ambassador honors victims of Crocus City Hall terror attack in Russia

Pakistan Ambassador honors victims of Crocus City Hall terror attack in Russia

MOSCOW, APR 1 /DNA/ – Pakistan Ambassador to Russia, Muhammad Khalid Jamali took part in the ceremony to commemorate the victims of the deadly terrorist attack that occurred last Friday at the Crocus City Hall. Ambassador Jamali laid flowers at the impromptu memorial during the solemn ceremony on Saturday, 30 March 2024. “I offer my condolences… We share the grief of the people of Russia. We can imagine the horror and pain it brings, as Pakistan has sacrificed more than 100,000 lives fighting terrorism,” the Ambassador said earlier.


PM assures foolproof security arrangements for Chinese nationals

PM assures foolproof security arrangements for Chinese nationals

DASU, APR 1 (APP/DNA): Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Monday assured foolproof security measures for the Chinese nationals working on Dasu Hydropower Project as well as across the country and resolved to ensure exemplary punishment for the perpetrators of March 26 incident. Addressing a gathering of the Chinese engineers and workers, he said the government would ensure that the perpetrators and culprits of March 26 incident should get the exemplary punishment, so that it would be a lesson and that no one could commit such dastardly act in future.Read More


AIOU to close admissions on April 15

ISLAMABAD, APR 01 (DNA) — Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced that the last date for admissions for Semester Spring 2024 is April 15.  According to AIOU, the programs offered in this phase include Associate Degree (BA/BCom), BBA, BS (ODL) programs, teachers training programs (1.5, 2.5 and 4 Years B.Ed.), postgraduate diploma programs, and certificate courses. Admission forms and prospectuses for these programs can be found on the university website. For students in remote or backward areas without internet access, or those facing difficulties applying online, manual applications for BA, BCom,Read More