Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

August, 2018


Fuel prices decreased


ISLAMABAD (DNA)- The government has decreased fuel prices, thus giving much awaid relief to people. Petrol price has been reduced by Rs 2.41 per litre while deisel prices has been cut to Rs 6. 35. The government had already announced that they will bring diesel prices at par with petrol price. Likeiwse pirce of Kerosene oil has also been reduced by 60 paisas. The pirce of this oil shall be Rs 83 New petrol price shall be Rs. 92.83. New prices shall be  applicable from midnight today.

CPEC backbone of Pakistan’s economy, says Sheikh Rasheed


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) –  Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing on Friday called on Federal Minister for Railways, Sheikh Rasheed at Ministry of Railways. They discussed matters related to mutual interest in railways’ CPEC projects. Ambassador Jing reiterated his government’s desire to work closely with the new government. The Minister on the other hand, praised Chinese support in railway projects. He said Pakistan could learn a lot from China’s experience in the railway sector. He further added, ”CPEC is the backbone of Pakistan’s economy”. Both showed full support to each otherRead More

FM Qureshi calls Dutch counterpart, stresses on limiting Islamophobic trends


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke to the Foreign Minister Stef Blok of the Netherlands. This was the second telephonic conversation between the two Foreign Ministers this week. The Foreign Ministers discussed the announcement by the Dutch Islamophobe parliamentarian Geert Wilders to call off the blasphemous caricature competition. The Dutch Foreign Minister reiterated his government’s position of disassociation with Wilder’s activities and assured of continued cooperation. Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi noted that the timely efforts made by the two governments helped in achieving theRead More

Foreign Minister of Iran meets PM Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan received Mr. Javad Zarif, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, for a meeting today, who conveyed to him the greetings and best wishes of the people and leadership of Iran on assuming office. Mr. Zarif stated that Iran wished continued progress and prosperity to the people of Pakistan. Mr. Javad Zarif delivered a message of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, inviting the Prime Minister for the upcoming Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Summit in Iran, in October 2018. Both Pakistan andRead More

Japan provides Rs.2.6 billion aid to strengthen weather forecasting

ISLAMABAD, AUG 31: Ambassador of Japan, Takashi Kurai and Ahmad Hanif Orakzai, Additional Secretary for Economic Affairs Division, exchanging documents after signing MoU, on Friday.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, AUG 31 (DNA) – The Government of Japan has agreed to extend to the Government of Pakistan the grant assistance of the two projects “the Project for the Installation of Weather Surveillance Radar in Multan City” worth of around 2.1 billion Japanese Yen (2.3 billion Rs) and “the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship” worth of around 330 million Japanese Yen (360 million Rs) on the 31st of August, 2018. The Notes to this effect were signed and exchanged between H.E. Mr. Takashi Kurai, Ambassador of Japan to PakistanRead More

Zakir Khan favourite to take charge as PSL Chairman

Picture 31.08.2018 Recarpeting of Roads MPO

LAHORE, (DNA) – Pakistan’s former Test cricketer, Zakir Khan is likely to take charge of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as the new Chairman, soon after the Chairman election for the PCB. Zakir who is currently serving as the Director of International cricket operations in the PCB, is a strong candidate to occupy the Chairmanship of the only cricketing league of Pakistan. According to the sources, the franchises’ owners have shown all-out support in favour of Zakir and declared him as the right option to run the PSL’s affairs. ZakirRead More