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PRCS strengthens collaborative efforts with UN to advance humanitarian mission

PRCS strengthens collaborative efforts with UN to advance humanitarian mission

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mohamed Yahya, praised the humanitarian initiatives of PRCS under the leadership of Chairman Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari since assuming the role. He acknowledged their commitment to aiding the vulnerable, especially during crises, highlighting the significance of enhancing partnerships between UN entities and PRCS by aligning programs. ISLAMABAD, APR 29 /DNA/ – Chairman Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Sardar Shahid Ahmed Lagahri, held a significant meeting with United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mohamed Yahya, at the UN office here on Monday. The meeting marked a pivotalRead More


Human Development Foundation calls for bold action on tobacco taxation in Pakistan

Human Development Foundation calls for bold action on tobacco taxation in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, APR 29 /DNA/ – The Human Development Foundation (HDF) convened a media briefing today to address the critical issue of tobacco taxation in Pakistan. Mr. Malik Imran Ahmad, Tobacco Control Activist, presented a compelling analysis of the current national-level tobacco control policies and emphasized the need for significant improvement. Tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable death in Pakistan. The economic burden is equally significant, with smoking-related illnesses and deaths costing Pakistan 1.4% of its GDP each year. Mr. Malik highlighted the staggering economic toll of tobacco consumption.Read More


DC pays surprise visit to THQ Yazman

DC pays surprise visit to THQ Yazman

BAHAWALPUR, APR 29 (DNA) — Deputy Commissioner Bahawalpur Zaheer Anwar Jappa paid a surprise visit to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Yazman and inquired about the patients under treatment.  He visited various wards of THQ Yazman and inquired from the patients about the facilities being provided for treatment.  He also inspected various departments of Tehsil Headquarters Hospital. The Deputy Commissioner directed that the best treatment facilities should be provided to the patients.  Deputy Commissioner Zaheer Anwar Jappa also checked the stock of medicines in the hospital.  He said that the cleanliness arrangements inRead More


Turkish commander pays tribute to martyrs, discusses defense cooperation at GHQ

Turkish commander pays tribute to martyrs

RAWALPINDI, APR 29 /DNA/ – General Selcuk Bayraktaroglu, Commander Turkish Land Forces called on General Syed Asim Munir, NI (M), Chief of Army Staff (COAS),  at General Headquarters, today. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest and measures to further enhance bilateral defence cooperation were discussed.  Both sides expressed satisfaction over deep-rooted relations between the two countries, based on historic, cultural and religious affinity. COAS emphasized the need to further strengthen existing military to military cooperation between the two Armed Forces. The visiting dignitary appreciated the role of Pakistan ArmyRead More


Minister Naqvi leads crackdown on bribery and malpractice at garden town passport office

Minister Naqvi leads crackdown on bribery and malpractice at garden town passport office

LAHORE, APR 29 /DNA/ – During his visit to the Passport Office in Garden Town today, Federal Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi observed the issues faced by citizens in obtaining passports. The office was plagued by corruption, with a thriving market for bribes and a dominant agent mafia. The token machine was also found to be malfunctioning, causing frustration for citizens trying to get passports. Minister Mohsin Naqvi met with citizens who were there to get passports and inquired about their problems. The citizens presented evidence of having to pay theRead More


Deputy PM Dar engages Saudi counterparts to boost energy cooperation

Deputy PM Dar engages Saudi counterparts to boost energy cooperation

RIYADH, APR 29 /DNA/ – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed Ishaq Dar @MIshaqDar50 met with Saudi Minister for Energy, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, ARAMCO CEO Amin H. Nasir, and ACWA Chairman Mohammed A. Abunayyan  on the sidelines of the Meeting for Global Collaboration, Growth, and Energy for Development of the World Economic Forum in Riyadh. There is great potential for enhanced energy cooperation between Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.