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Cost Paid by Heroes of 28th May

Qamar Bashir

By: Qamar Bashir On May 28th, Nawab Kaifi, a distinguished veteran in the realms of production, acting, journalism, and media ownership, shared a poignant song commemorating the historic atomic bomb tests of Chagai. The song vividly depicted scenes of horsemen and common folk, adorned with flags, converging towards the blast sites, evoking a powerful imagery of unity and national pride. As a fellow producer hailing from Balochistan, I couldn’t help but query the portrayal of horsemen, seemingly transporting the event back to antiquity, and the depiction of missile firings inRead More

Pakistan, Cambodia sign MoU on trade

ISLAMABAD, MAY 28 (DNA) —Pakistan and Cambodia on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the establishment of a joint trade committee. The deal was inked in Phnom Penh between Cambodian Minister of Commerce Cham Nimul and Pakistani Ambassador to Cambodia Zaheeruddin Babar Thaheem, Xinhua reported while quoting a news release from Cambodia’s Ministry of Commerce. “This MoU will significantly contribute to the elevation of the two countries’ relations, particularly on trade and economic cooperation,” Nimul said at the event. “The joint trade committee established under this memorandum will serveRead More

Govt urged to increase tobacco tax by 40 pc to generate revenue, reduce consumption

Govt urged to increase tobacco tax by 40 pc to generate revenue

ISLAMABAD, May 28 (DNA): The health advocates have urged the government to increase tax on tobacco products by 40 percent to generate revenue, decrease consumption and bridging the gap in health costs associated with smoking. It should be mentioned here the proposed increase would result into a substantial rise in government revenue, estimated to reach Rs 336 billion from the current Rs 240 billion. The intervention would also significantly impact health costs associated with smoking, projected to be reduced from Rs 615 billion to Rs 418.2 billion, effectively reducing theRead More

Nicotine Pouches – A New Menace

Nicotine Pouches – A New Menace

By: Muhammad Kashif Under the guise of “Smoking Cessation” and “Reduced Harm” international tobacco giants have launched a new menace into society in the shape of nicotine pouches. Brands like ZYN and VELO have become extremely popular amongst the youth, considered to be the “it” product. Available in dozens of flavors, including recent additions, it is the latest edition to Big Tobacco’s portfolio of products marketed to the youth. Nicotine pouches are extremely affordable and available at all shops, including corner markets or khokhas. Nicotine pouches are more commonly usedRead More

Symposium and Exhibition on Pakistan’s Buddhist Heritage


ISLAMABAD, MAY 28 /DNA/ – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is organizing a symposium and an exhibition, titled “From Gandhara to the World”, on 28-29 May 2024. A large number of Islamabad-based diplomats, government functionaries, scholars, artists and art-lovers are attending the event, alongside around 25 foreign delegates, including some at the Ministerial level, from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam. The event is being organized in connection with the ‘Vesak Day’, which commemorates Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. It is aimed at showcasing Pakistan’s rich cultural heritage, andRead More

PM welcomes Spain’s announcement to recognise Palestine as a state

PM welcomes Spain's announcement to recognise Palestine as a state

ISLAMABAD, May 28 (APP): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday welcomed the announcement by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to formally recognise Palestine as a state. The prime minister, in a statement, said that the recognition of Palestine as a state by Spain was a positive development in the international scenario which also manifested the rejection of Israeli barbarism against the unarmed Palestinians by the Spanish people and their Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. He strongly condemned the recent unprovoked Israeli bombing of Rafah which martyred another 45 Palestinian people, andRead More