Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

 

Spanish guitarist says real music hits soul, emotions

Spanish guitarist says real music hits soul, emotions

ISLAMABAD, DEC 06 (DNA) – The Spanish guitarist Raul Viela, 41, travelled all the way from Spain to perform in a music concert arranged by the Spanish embassy in Pakistan. The concert marked the 40 years of the Spanish Constitution. The newly-arrived Ambassador of Spain Manuel Duran in his opening remarks gave an introduction of the artist adding it was his first public event after assuming charge of the Ambassador. Guitar even in Pakistani music happens to be an integral part of orchestras and many Pakistanis have made their markRead More


AIOU to launch BS, M.Phil programs on Seerat -un –Nabi

AIOU to launch BS, M.Phil programs on Seerat -un –Nabi

ISLAMABAD, DEC 06 (DNA) – Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will launch BS and M.Phil-level degree programs to promote specialization on ‘Seerat-un-Nabi’ from next year. The programs have already been approved by the University’s statutory bodies, this was announced at a seminar held here on ‘Seerat-un-Nabi’, held here. The seminar was arranged to highlight the message of ‘Seerat-un-Nabi’ for development of a socially well-integrated society. It was presided over by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Zia-Ul-Qayyum. Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology Dr. Qibla Ayaz was the key-note speaker on theRead More


Snooker clubs fast becoming hub of notorious activities

Snooker clubs fast becoming hub of notorious activities

ISLAMABAD, DEC 06 (DNA) –Most of the snooker clubs in the vicinity of Capital are fast turning into hubs of notorious activities such as gang fights; use of drugs and abodes of absconding students. A survey has revealed that snooker clubs especially located in Sectors G 10 and G 12 have become safe havens for drugs addicts and students who flee from schools and come to these clubs to while away time and money. Details further reveal that students of even reputed educational institutions leave their homes for schools butRead More


Yasir Shah fastest to 200 Test wickets

Yasir Shah fastest to 200 Test wickets

ABU DHABI, (DNA) – Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah Thursday became the fastest cricketer to take 200 Test wickets, breaking an 82-year-old record on the fourth day of the third Test against New Zealand. The 32-year-old trapped nightwatchman Will Somerville leg before for four — his second wicket of the New Zealand second innings — to reach the milestone in his 33rd Test, beating Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett’s record of 36 Tests achieved against South Africa in Johannesburg in 1936. Yasir, whose 14 wickets helped Pakistan level the series 1-1 inRead More


My Indonesia sojourn By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

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Courtesy Indonesian embassy, I got a chance last month to explore various aspects of Indonesia and its vibrant society, along with a group of senior journalists. Though, it was my second visit to the largest Muslim country, yet this time I had a chance to study the Indonesian culture, life style; political system as well regional systems rather in detail. It was a 10- day trip full of activities and information. The primary objective of the trip was to cover mega Trade Expo 2018 that took place in Jakarta, organizedRead More


Statement on conclusion of special representative Khalilzad’s visit to Pakistan

Statement on conclusion of special representative Khalilzad’s visit to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, (DNA) –  Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, visited Islamabad from December 4-6, 2018 to follow up on discussions held in October. Special Representative Khalilzad met with Prime Minister Khan, Foreign Minister Qureshi, Foreign Secretary Janjua, Chief of Army Staff Bajwa, and members of the diplomatic corps in Islamabad. In his meetings, Ambassador Khalilzad stressed the United States’ commitment to facilitating a political settlement between the Afghan government and the Taliban that ensures Afghanistan never again serves as a platform for international terrorism and ends the 40-years-longRead More