Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

March, 2018


Pak, West Indies to play 1st T-20 match tomorrow


ISLAMABAD, MAR 31 (DNA) – The first T-20 of three-match series between Pakistan and West Indies will be played at National Stadium in Karachi tomorrow. Tight security arrangements have been made for the series. Meanwhile, West Indies squad will arrive in Karachi today.

Saudi Arabia to play key role in Afghanistan peace process


RIYADH, MAR 31 (DNA) – Amid ongoing efforts to end the Afghan violence and conflict through reconciliation process, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reportedly agreed to play a key role in the new peace effort to be led by the United States. Sources privy of the development said an agreement was reached in this regard during a quadrilateral meeting between Afghanistan , Saudi Arabia, the United States and United Arab Emirates. The Afghan and US officials have told The Wall Street Journal that Saudi Arabia has agreed to play a leadingRead More

Government chooses Rana Afzal to present upcoming budget in NA

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ISLAMABAD, MAR 31 (DNA) – State Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Rana Afzal Khan will deliver the last budget of the current government in the National Assembly, despite Adviser to Prime Minister (PM) on Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail and Special Assistant to PM on Revenue Senator Haroon Akhtar expecting the same role. The incumbent government will present the last budget of its tenure on April 27, in the National Assembly but had not yet chosen anyone to deliver it. Now, the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has givenRead More

Iranian Parliament speaker sends a special message to Pakistan Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani


TEHRAN, MAR 31 (DNA) – Iranian Majlis (Parliament) speaker Ali Larijani in a message congratulated Sadiq Sanjrani on his election as Chairman of Pakistani Senate.* In his message released on Saturday, Larijani said joint consultations between the two countries in recent years have resulted in reinforcing bilateral parliamentary cooperation. He expressed confidence that mutual parliamentary ties would further expand in the future. Developing parliamentary cooperation is the principled policy of Iranian Majlis, he added.

Russia expels diplomats of 23 countries in tit-for-tat action over ex-spy poisoning

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MOSCOW, MAR 31 (DNA) – Russia has announced the expulsion of diplomats from 23 countries in a tit-for-tat response to the recent hostile actions by their countries against Moscow. The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday handed notes of protest to the heads of diplomatic mission and told them that a corresponding number of diplomats of their countries working in Russia were declared “personae non gratae” in response to their unjustified expulsion of Russian diplomatic personnel based on Britain’s unproven accusations against Russia related to the so-called “Skripal case”. Earlier thisRead More

Pakistan Navy warships reach Saudi Arabia for multinational joint drills


RIYADH, MAR 31 (DNA) – Two ships of Pakistan Navy PNS Tippu Sultan and PNS Himmat along with a ship of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency PMSS Bisol have arrived at Jubail Port of Saudi Arabia. Upon arrival they were warmly received by the officers and soldiers of Royal Saudi Naval Forces. Pakistani ships will participate in multinational joint exercise Gulf Shield-1 organized by Royal Saudi Naval Forces. Pakistan Navy ‘s Special Services Group, Pak Marines, Maritime Patrol Aircraft and a P3C Orion aircraft will also take part in the drill. The Gulf ShieldRead More