Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

July, 2017


Army chief says Pak, China friendship growing with each passing day

ISLAMABAD, JUL 31: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa speaking on the eve of grand celebration of 90th anniversary of People’s Liberation Army.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, JUL 31 (DNA) – “Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said CPEC is a clear manifestation of Pakistan, China friendship adding the project shall be completed on time. The army chief expressed these views while addressing the 90th anniversary of the Founding of People’s Liberation Army. Here is the text of speech of the army chief ” On this historic occasion, I convey, deepest compliments from all ranks of Pakistan Army, to all ranks of People’s Liberation Army My special felicitations to the President of People’sRead More

Norway, Aga Khan cultural service  agree to work together


ISLAMBAD (DNA) The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan have agreed to work together on a new project, Economic and Social Development through Conservation of Shah Burj in the Walled City of Lahore. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Mr. Tore Nedrebø, the Norwegian Ambassador, and Mr. Salman Beg, the Chief Executive Officer of the Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP) at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Islamabad today. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Royal Norwegian Embassy Islamabad will beRead More

Former auditor general imprisoned for hiding dual nationality


ISLAMABAD, JUL 31 (DNA) – Former auditor general of Pakistan Akhtar Buland Rana has been sentenced one-year imprisonment for concealing his dual citizenship, in a verdict ruled by civil judge Muhammad Shabbir Bhatti on Monday. As soon as he was proven guilty of having Canadian nationality at the time of taking government passport, police handcuffed him outside the courtroom. The case was registered in accordance with Passport Act of 1974 under accusations of dual nationality. Rana was transferred to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi straight from the civil court. It should beRead More

PNCA organizes photo exhibition as part of Independence day celebrations

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ISLAMABAD, JUL 31 (DNA) – A photo exhibition on theme “Land, Life and People of Pakistan,” will be held here at National Art Gallery of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in the first week of August in connection with Independence Day celebrations. “The objective of the exhibition is to showcase the photo images of our most celebrated photographers on this prestigious occasion and to invite the audience, expose and share the cultural consciousness of our beloved country,” an official of the PNCA said. The council has invited entriesRead More

AIOU to launch new academic programmes


ISLAMABAD, JUL 31 (DNA) – Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will launch some new academic programmes from Tuesday, August 1 with start of Autumn 2017 session, it was announced on Sunday. These include PhD elementary teachers’ education, PhD, MS public nutrition and BS accounting and finance. All told 23 new academic programmes have been introduced in a short span of time to cover a wide-range of disciplines relating to country’s socio-economic development. This is in line with recent initiatives undertaken by AIOU Vice Chancellor Dr Shahid Siddiqui expanding the scopeRead More

Abbasi, Khursheed Shah, Sheikh Rashid file nomination papers for PM election


ISLAMABAD, JUL 31 (DNA) – After the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif by Supreme Court (SC) in Panama Leaks case, candidates belonging to major political parties have handed over their nomination papers to Secretary National Assembly Jawad Rafique Malik at the Parliament House for the prime minister’s election following the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif from his seat in connection with Panama Papers case. Opposition Leader in NA Khursheed Shah has submitted his nomination papers on the behalf of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) whereas Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Sheikh RashidRead More