Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

April, 2018


Petrol prices to go up by over Rs 3 from May 1st

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ISLAMABAD, APR 30 (DNA) – The government has decided to increase the prices of high-speed diesel (HSD) and petrol by more than Rs 5 and Rs 3 per litre respectively for the next month following hike in global oil prices, effective from May 1st. International market rates are expected to see a rise in oil prices. Local markets expected to up the petrol and diesel prices by five percent. OGRA has forwarded a summary of the recommended hike in the prices to the petroleum ministry for approval. According to reports,Read More

Malaysia likely to host PSL-2019: reports

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LAHORE, APR 30 (DNA) – Pakistan Cricket Board will host fourth installment of flagship Pakistan Super League (PSL-2019) in Malaysia. The news pertaining to rupture in longstanding relationship of PCB and Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) emanated soon after the latter decided to host number of short-format leagues ahead of PSL. PCB—being uncomfortable with the scenario—foresees these leagues as potentional threats to its revenues, and thus has requested ECB to review its decision. Pakistan are due to host New Zealand and Australia in the UAE later this year for Tests, ODIsRead More

OIC Contact Group holds emergency meeting after killings of 20 Kashmiris in IoK

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JEDDAH, APR 30 (DNA) – The OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir held an emergency meeting in Jeddah on 30th April. The meeting was called in the context of recent killings of 20 innocent Kashmiri civilians at the hands of Indian occupation forces. Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua, led Pakistan’s delegation to the meeting which was chaired by Ambassador Abdullah Al Alim, OIC Special Envoy on Jammu & Kashmir; delegations from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Niger also participated in the meeting. In his opening remarks Ambassador Abdullah Al AlimRead More

Nepal embassy arranges peace walk

ISLAMABAD, APR 30: Mayor Islamabad, Sheikh Anser Aziz leading a “Peace walk 2018”on the eve of 2562th Anniversary of Shakyamuni Gautam Buddha, the apostle of peace, arrange by Embassy of Nepal at F-9 Park.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, APR 30 (DNA) – Ambassador of Nepal to Pakistan Ms. Sewa Lamsal Adhikari has said Nepal and Pakistan established formal diplomatic relations in 1960.  However, the bond of friendship is as tall as the mighty Himalaya, and as old as the Gandhara civilization. Both the countries deeply value the teachings of Gautam Buddha which underpins peace, love, harmony and shared prosperity among the people.  Ambassador of Nepal expressed these on the occasion of commemoration of 2561st Buddha Jayanti . The Nepalese embassy arranged a peace walk in this regardRead More

Kenyan Foreign Minister Moica Juma meets Prime Minister, Abbasi

ISLAMABAD, APR 30: Foreign Minister of Kenya Ambassador, Monica Juma meets Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, on Monday.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, APR 30 (DNA) – The Foreign Minister of Kenya Ambassador, Monica Juma along with the High Commissioner of Kenya in Islamabad called on the Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Prime Minister’s House today. The Kenyan Foreign Minister is visiting Pakistan as Special Envoy of the President of Kenya to deliver an invitation to the Prime Minister to visit Kenya. During the meeting, the Prime Minister recalled his cordial meeting with the Kenyan President at the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the United KingdomRead More

PM Abbasi, COAS visit Miramshah in North Waziristan


PESHAWAR, APR 30 (DNA) – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa made a joint visit to Miramshah in North Waziristan on Monday. The military and civilian leaders of the country inaugurated new markets, bus terminals and the Ghulam Khan National Logistics Cell (NLC) terminal. Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and Corps Commander Peshawar were also present during the trip. “Miramshah is the gateway to Central Asia,” said the prime minister while addressing a gathering of tribal elders. “People of FATA should haveRead More