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Islamabad event marks Bangladesh’s Independence and National Day

Islamabad event marks Bangladesh's Independence and National Day

ISLAMABAD, APR 17 /DNA/ – Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Qaisar Sheikh, former Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chief Justice of the Federal Shariat Court Iqbal Hameedur Rehman, High Commissioner of Bangladesh Ruhul Alam Siddiqui and others cutting cake to celebrate the Independence and National Day of Bangladesh. 


Pak Army starts inquiry against ex-DG ISI

Pakistan Amry

DNA ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Amry has constituted an inquiry committee to probe charges against former DG ISI Lt. Gen Faiz Hameed ®. The inquiry committee has been formed on a complaint lodged by a property tycoon and in the light of the apex court of Pakistan. Meanwhile, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said that the report made by the inquiry commission established to investigate the Faizabad sit-in holds no value as it is neither authentic nor reliable. He made these comments after the Faizabad sit-in inquiry commission exonerated former Inter Services IntelligenceRead More


54 students of NUML visit Parliament House

54 students of NUML visit Parliament House

ISLAMABAD, APR 17 (DNA) —A delegation of 54 students from the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on Wednesday visited the Parliament House. The delegation expressed keen interest in the statues and historical photographs of prominent politicians of the country in the Senate Museum, according to a press release. Later, the delegation also visited the Senate Hall, where the delegation was briefed by the Senate officials on the working procedures of the Upper House, legislation, and functions.  A detailed briefing was given regarding the Senate Session. — DNA


High Tobacco tax prevails over propaganda, reduces cigarette consumption

High Tobacco tax prevails over propaganda, reduces cigarette consumption

ISLAMABAD, APR 17 /DNA/ – The consumption of cigarettes in Pakistan has witnessed a significant decline after the government took a bold decision to increase taxes and address the dual challenge of public health and revenue generation. A study by the Capital Calling, a network of academic researchers and professionals, a few months back has been proved right. The study has revealed then that one in every 94 smokers has quit smoking after the price increase. “The government’s decision to increase taxes emerged as a pivotal strategy to address bothRead More


President for strengthening economic and cultural ties with Turkiye

President for strengthening economic and cultural ties with Turkiye

DNA Islamabad, 17 APR: President Asif Ali Zardari has called for further enhancing bilateral cooperation with Turkiye in the areas of trade, economy, education and culture. He said that Turkish companies should benefit from the investment-friendly policies of the country and invest through the Pakistan Stock Exchange. The President expressed these views while talking to the Ambassador of Turkiye to Pakistan, Dr Mehmet Pacaci, who called on him, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today. Welcoming the Ambassador, the President said that the people of Pakistan and Turkiye had historic and long-standing ties, addingRead More


U.S. Embassy applauds efforts to promote equity and inclusion at PUAN job fair

U.S. Embassy applauds efforts to promote equity and inclusion at PUAN job fair

ISLAMABAD, APR 17 /DNA/ – AMBASSADOR BLOME: Good evening. I hope you had a joyous Eid with family and friends. It is an honor to join you for the first-ever PUAN Accessibility and Inclusion Job Fair and the 5th Khadija Tul Kubra Awards Ceremony. I want to thank our event organizers from PUAN, STEP, and the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan. Thank you, Abia, Atif, Rita and Syed Moeez Ud Din for the hard work you and your teams put in to make this program a success. This is an importantRead More