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Monday, February 26th, 2018


CCI meeting held in Islamabad, important decisions taken


ISLAMABAD, FEB 26 (DNA) – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed Ministry of Food Security to ensure timely payment to sugarcane growers. He was presiding over a meeting of the Council of Common Interest in Islamabad on Monday. He directed the Ministry to work with provinces on this issue. Minister for Federal Education Baleegh-ur-Rehman briefed the CCI on matters pertaining to Higher Education. The CCI noted that as per the Constitution, formulation of standards in institutions for higher education and research, scientific and technical institution is the responsibility of the Federal Government. ItRead More

US top diplomat’s emergency visit to Pakistan


ISLAMABAD, FEB 26 (DNA) – US Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for South and Central Asia Lisa Curtis on Monday held a meeting with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua during an emergency visit to the country. Pak-US relations, which have witnessed a downward trend after US President Donald Trump’s new year tweet, were discussed during the huddle. The meeting was held at the Foreign Office. The situation in Afghanistan and bilateral relations also came under discussion during the meeting. Trump’s tweet was followed by the US withholding $255 million inRead More

Pakistan, Iran discuss counter narcotics measures


RAWALPINDI, FEB 26 (DNA) – A four-member Iranian delegation Monday visited Headquarters of Anti-Narcotic Force (ANF) and discussed issues of bilateral interest in connection with drug situation in the region with special focus on counter narcotics measures and initiatives taken by Pakistan and Iran . The delegation was headed by Brig. Gen. Mohammad Masoud Zabetian, Head of Anti-Narcotics Police, Iran while the DG ANF Major General Musarrat Nawaz Malik headed the dialogue from Pakistani side. Other members of Iranian delegation included Seyed Ali Mir Ghaderi, Consultant of Head of Anti Narcotics Police, Mohammad Nasiri,Read More

World’s largest phone show opens in Barcelona


BARCELONA, FEB 26 (DNA) – The world’s largest phone show opened in Barcelona on Monday with a visit by King Felipe VI as tensions run high just months after Catalonia’s failed bid to break from Spain. The king, a divisive figure in the northeastern region since he made a stern speech in October denouncing the secession attempt by Catalan leaders, toured the Mobile World Congress (MWC) accompanied by Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau and other officials. But on Sunday evening, small pro- and anti-monarchy protests hit the Mediterranean city during anRead More

1410 MW Tarbela 4th extension hydropower project starts generation electricity


ISLAMABAD, FEB 26 (DNA) – Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project started providing electricity to the National Grid on Monday. Under the 1410 MW Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project, three electric power generating units, each of them having capacity of 470 MW have been installed at Tunnel 4 of Tarbela Dam . The first unit has started electricity generation. The second unit is scheduled to be commissioned by the end of April while third unit is scheduled to start electricity generation by end of May this year. WAPDA Chairman retired LieutenantRead More

QAU faculty heads join hands to address unresolved issues


ISLAMABAD, FEB 26 (DNA) – A meeting of Deans, Directors and Chairs at Quaid-i-Azam University on Monday decided to resolve all the faculty issues through negotiations. “The senior administration (which includes the deans, the registrar, and the vice chancellor) is willing to sit down for any discussions and negotiations with the ASA (Academic Staff Association)”, a notification signed by the Vice Chancellor and two deans after the meeting stated. A group of teaching faculty at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) has threatened to disrupt the academic activities until its key demand ofRead More