Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

February, 2018


New Islamabad Airport renamed, Federal Cabinet approved the change

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ISLAMABAD, FEB 20 (DNA) – A meeting of the Federal Cabinet was held in Islamabad today (Wednesday) with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair. The meeting discussed Report of the Committee constituted on naming new Islamabad Airport . It was decided to name it as “Islamabad International Airport”. The Cabinet approved applicability of Islamabad Rent Restriction Ordinance, 2001 to Zone V of Islamabad and directed Interior Ministry to review the law. Rejecting a proposal for increase in the prices of CNICs of specified categories, the Cabinet directed Ministry of InteriorRead More

Afghan government issues Kabul peace process declaration


KABUL, FEB 28 (DNA) –  Afghanistan government issued a four-page declaration on peace and reconciliation and security cooperation and counter-terrorism after the Kabul peace process. * The declaration was adopted by Australia, Azerbaijan, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden (Nordic Plus), Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates, United States, EU, NATO and UN. The declaration reads as follows: We, the high-level representatives from the region, members of the international community, and international organizations—participating in the secondRead More

Pakistan grouped with Netherlands, Germany and Malaysia for Hockey World Cup 2018

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LAHORE, FEB 28 (DNA) – The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Wednesday announced the schedule of the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018, starting from November 28 to December 16 in the Indian city of Bhubaneswar. Two matches will be played every day at 5:30pm and 7:30pm PST. Pakistan will face Germany on December 1. Sixteen teams will take to the field at the Kalinga Stadium in the race for the title. The teams have been split into four groups consisting four teams. Rio 2016 Olympic champions Argentina (WR 2) will competeRead More

PAF to enhance day and night aerial patrol on western border: Air Chief

QUETTA, FEB 28: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, unveiling the plaque of No 28 Multirole Squadron PAF Base.=DNA PHOTO

QUETTA, FEB 28 (DNA) – Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman says the PAF ‘s resolve to defend the motherland against any aerial aggression will remain unshakable. He was addressing a ceremony to mark the raising of a new multirole squadron, equipped with JF-17 Thunder at PAF Base Samungli in Quetta today. The Air Chief said we understand the kind of conspiracies being hatched by the enemies of Pakistan but our resolve is very firm and response very clear. He said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will turn not only the history andRead More

Petroleum prices in Pakistan raised drastically: Report


ISLAMABAD, FEB 28 (DNA) – Federal government has raised the petroleum prices in Pakistan over the recommendations of OGRA. The prices of high-speed diesel (HSD) and petrol for March increased by almost Rs7 and Rs4 per litre on Wednesday the highest since October 2014 due to increased rates in the international market. Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) proposed a hike in the prices of several petroleum products which was approved by the government just before the start of the new month. *According to the sources, the government has approvedRead More

Afghan Ambassador conveys message of President Ashraf Ghani to Pakistan


ISLAMABAD, FEB 28 (DNA) – Afghan Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal says President Ashraf Ghani has given a message of closer engagement and cordial relations with Pakistan to promote peace, stability and prosperity in the region. He was talking to the National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua in Islamabad today. They exchanged views on bilateral relations and ongoing efforts for peace and stability in the region. The Afghan Ambassador briefed the National Security Advisor on today’s international peace conference in Kabul. The National Security Advisor said Pakistan welcomes President Ghani’s offer ofRead More