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Dar extends sympathy to UAE over torrential rains devastation

Dar extends sympathy to UAE over torrential rains devastation

ISLAMABAD, APR 24: /DNA/ – Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Ishaq Dar held telephone conversation with Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of United Arab Emirates to express deepest sympathy on the devastation caused by recent torrential rains. He commended the leadership of the UAE for the swift, efficient and timely administrative response to this natural calamity. They also exchanged views on matters of bilateral as well as global significance.


PTI blasts FO for silence over US warning of imposing sanctions for doing business with Iran

PTI blasts FO for silence over US warning of imposing sanctions for doing business with Iran

Govt should issue befitting, solid response to US administration threatening statement  ISLAMABAD: /DNA/ – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lashed out at the puppet government for its silence over the US’s warning of imposing sanctions against Pakistan for doing business with Iran, which raised many questions and urged the Foreign Office to issue a befitting, solid and unambiguous response on the issue as the nation would not compromise on its sovereignty, autonomy and national integrity come what may.  PTI Spokesperson, in a strongly-worded statement on Wednesday, expressed deep concerns over the silenceRead More


Message from 22 Billion kilometers away…

Qamar Bashir

By: Qamar Bashir NASA scientists were shocked when Voyager-1, an interstellar spacecraft currently around 15 billion miles (22 km) away from Earth, stopped transmitting data in November 2023 for the first time since it began its interstellar voyage 46 years ago. This unexpected halt in communication cast a gloom of sadness and despair over NASA. A team of NASA scientists and engineers was hastily assembled to identify the fault and attempt to address it remotely, despite the immense distance of 15 billion miles, but with little or no hope ofRead More


Usain Bolt named ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 ambassador

Usain Bolt named ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 ambassador

AFZAL JAVED ISLAMABAD: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced Olympic legend Usain Bolt as the ambassador for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which will be played in the West Indies and USA in June 2024. The announcement comes a few weeks ahead of the start of the biggest cricket carnival spectacle ever that will inspire a new generation of fans. Bolt’s global appeal alongside his out of this world athletic achievements and ability to transcend boundaries makes him a perfect fit for the biggest T20 WorldRead More


Pakistan among 9 poor countries producing 90pc cigarettes for world: Study

Pakistan among 9 poor countries producing 90pc cigarettes for world: Study

LONDON, APR 24 (DNA): Recently unveiled study of London’s Imperial College on smoking titled “Tobacco’s global environment footprint” finds major tobacco production in under-developed countries which is matter of grave concern. Citing the study, Dr Aftab Madni, Dean of the Indus University said, “Almost 90% of all tobacco production is concentrated in the developing world”. As per study, out of the 10 tobacco producing countries, nine are developing which include four low-income food deficit countries (LIFDCs). “Pakistan falls in the category of LIFDCs,” he said. Dr Aftab Madni said concerningRead More


Soyabean, palm oil imports grew 53.07%, 28.55% in 09 months

Soyabean

ISLAMABAD, APR 24 (DNA) —Edible oil imports including soyabean and palm into the country during the first three quarters of the current financial year increased by 53.07 per cent and 28.55 per cent respectively as compared to the imports of the corresponding period of the last year. During the period under review, about 200,191 metric tons of tea worth $495.217 million were imported in order to fulfil the local requirements as compared to the imports of 177,553 metric tons valued at $434.938 million of the same period of last year. DuringRead More