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Press Club of Pakistan UK hosts interfaith event

Press Club of Pakistan UK hosts interfaith event

From Attaullah Cheema MANCHESTER, MAY 20: The Press Club of Pakistan, United Kingdom, hoisted a gorgeous interfaith festive here in Manchester, while Ch. Pervaiz Mashi Matto, President of the organisation, Presided over the event. While Lord Mayor of Manchester councilor Mohtarma Yasmin Dar was the chief guest whereas member of British parliament Afzal Khan, and Pakistani community welfare Attache, here at Consulate General, Manchester, Ms Misba Naureen were the guests of honour at the function. Ch. Pervaiz Masih Mattoo, in his presidential welcome address, maintained that the prime objective ofRead More


Finance minister urges Italian investors to invest in Pakistan

Finance minister

The minister highlighted the significant improvements in Pakistan’s economic landscape. He discussed the government’s achievements, in decreasing the current account deficit, globalization of currency ISLAMABAD: /DNA/ – Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Marilina Armellin called on Minister for Finance Muhammad Aurangzeb at the Finance Division today to discuss the cooperation and longstanding relations between Pakistan and Italy. The minister highlighted the significant improvements in Pakistan’s economic landscape. He discussed the government’s achievements, in decreasing the current account deficit, globalization of currency, the stock market reaching an all-time high, and the successful completion of the nine-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) with the International MonetaryRead More


Three SC judges to be appointed out of nine’s panel

Three SC judges to be appointed out of nine’s panel

Justice Isa picks six judges from LHC, three from SHC as JCP set to convene on June 7 Mehtab Pirzada ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa has nominated nine judges from the Lahore and Sindh high courts to fill three vacant positions in the Supreme Court (SC). From the Lahore High Court (LHC), six judges have been proposed for two SC seats: From the Sindh High Court (SHC), three judges have been nominated for one SC seat: The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) will meet on JuneRead More


Naqvi grieved over Iran President death

Mohsin Naqvi

ISLAMABAD, MAY 20 (DNA) — Federal Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi has expressed his deepest condolences over the sad demise of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister, and other officials in a helicopter crash. The Interior Minister said, “I am deeply saddened by the sudden death of President Ebrahim Raisi. I extend my heartfelt sympathies to the Iranian government and people, who are grieving the loss of their beloved leader. We share their grief and stand with them in this hour of sorrow.” While praising the late President’s efforts to strengthen Pakistan-Iran relationsRead More


Significant 18% drop in smoking rates in Pakistan: CRD

Significant 18% drop in smoking rates in Pakistan: CRD

ISLAMABAD, MAY 20 (DNA):  A recent survey by Islamabad’s Center for Research and Dialogue (CRD) show a significant 18% drop in smoking rates in Pakistan, linked to rising cigarette prices. This success highlights the effectiveness of high tobacco taxes, a strategy backed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The survey found a marked decrease in cigarette consumption, with 15% of respondents reporting they cut back due to higher prices. This translates to an estimated 11 billion fewer cigarettes smoked annually. It’s important to note that Pakistan’s total consumption, ranging fromRead More


PM Shehbaz visits Iranian Embassy to offer condolences on President Raisi’s death

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD, MAY 20 /DNA/ – Prime Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif visited the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Islamabad this afternoon, to convey his deepest condolences to the Government and people of Iran on the tragic demise of President Dr. Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir Hossain Abdollahian, and other senior Iranian officials who died in a helicopter crash yesterday. While speaking to the Ambassador of Iran, Mr. Reza Amiri Moghaddam, the Prime Minister paid rich tributes to the late Iranian President. He fondly recalled his interactions with PresidentRead More