Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

June, 2017

 

Turkey lauds Pakistan’s role in Muslim world

ANKARA, JUNE 22: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa  shakes hand with
 Prime Minister  of Turkey, Mr Binali Yaldarim. =DNA

RAWALPINDI, June 22 (DNA): Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yaldarim appreciated the positive role Pa kistan is playing in the region and in the larger Muslim world.  The appreciation came during his meeting with Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Turkey Thursday. The two sides discussed matters related to regional security and commonality of challenges facing the two brotherly countries. The Turkish Prime Minister reiterated Turkish support for Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir. The COAS thanked the Prime Minister on Turkish support to Pakistan in various international fora. General Bajwa saidRead More


Kulbhushan Jadhav appeals to Army Chief for clemency

Kulbhushan

RAWALPINDI, JUN 22 (DNA) – Convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav has made an appeal to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa for clemency. He issued a statement on Thursday in which he apologised from the Army Chief for his indulgence in terrorist activities. He asked for clemency from the Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and COAS Bajwa hold the right to acquit him of his charges. Jadhav had confessed to spreading terrorism in Balochistan and Sindh. India had appealed against his death sentenceRead More


France provides 100 million Euros for sustainable energy sector reform program

ISLAMABAD, JUN 22: Tariq Mahmood PASHA, Secretary of Economic Affairs Division and René Consolo, Chargé d’Affaire Embassy of France exchange after signing loan agreement in Islamabad.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMAABD, JUN 22 (DNA) – Mr. Tariq Mahmood PASHA, Secretary of Economic Affairs Division (EAD), Mr. René CONSOLO, Chargé d’Affaire a.i., Embassy of France, and Mr. Jacky AMPROU, Country Director of the French Agency for Development (AFD), signed the €100 million Credit Facility Agreement (CFA) for the Sustainable Energy Sector Reform Program. The Asian Development Bank has approved $300 million in cofinancing of the program. Power shortages are a major obstacle for Pakistan’s economy. With demand for electricity outpacing supply, inefficient and inadequate transmission and distribution systems have the potentialRead More


Marriyum Aurangzeb, Uzma Kardar clash for podium outside SC

Marriyum Aurangzeb, Uzma Kardar clash for podium outside SC

ISLAMABAD, JUN 22 (DNA) – Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Thursday termed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as ‘tamasha’ and ‘danda’ party. A scuffle broke out when PTI leader Uzma Kardar rushed to the scene and stopped Marriyum Aurangzeb from media talk due to the podium issue. Marriyum Aurangzeb requested the Supreme Court (SC) to take action into the matter. Meanwhile, the state minister said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) believes in supremacy of law and constitution. She said the Panama case investigation is a probe intoRead More


Pakistan will not allow its soil to be used against any country: Maleeha Lodhi

Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS, JUN 22 (DNA) – Pakistan’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has said on Thursday that Pakistan will not allow its territory to be used against any country. While expressing her views in a debate on Afghanistan at UN Security Council, she stressed that more troops and reliance on a military option in Afghanistan without a political strategy will yield no sustainable results in the war torn country. She urged that a political solution together with military options in Afghanistan is mutually incompatible. MaleehaRead More


PM Nawaz felicitates Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on appointment as Crown Prince

PM

RIYADH, JUN 22 (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif felicitates His Royal Highness Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on appointment as the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  “I convey to you, on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan as well as on my own personal behalf, our heartfelt felicitations and warmest wishes on your appointment as the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”, the prime Minister said in his congratulatory message to His Royal Highness. The Prime Minister expressed great confidenceRead More