Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

December, 2018

 

Shanahan to replace Mattis as new Pentagon chief

Shanahan to replace Mattis as new Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON: (DNA) – Patrick Shanahan, who on Tuesday becomes the acting US secretary of defense, takes the helm of America’s massive military machine at a critical time. Shanahan is moving up from his position as deputy defense secretary to the top spot following the resignation of Jim Mattis, who quit over long-running – and ultimately irreconcilable – disagreements with President Donald Trump. Little known outside business and Washington circles, Shanahan will be thrust onto the world stage at a time of tumultuous changes and unpredictable foreign policy moves under Trump.Read More


France committed to boost ties with Pakistan: envoy

France committed to boost ties with Pakistan: envoy

ISLAMABAD, DEC 31 (DNA) – Ambassador of France in Pakistan, Marc Barety has said his country is keen to develop strong business contacts with Pakistan, and also focusing on the promotion of the small and medium enterprises in Pakistan. He expressed these views while giving a message on the occasion of the start of 2019 New Year celebrations. Ambassador said the year 2018 marked the enhanced cooperation between France and Pakistan and bilateral resolve to explore new opportunities to further our relationship. As we round up year 2018 we rememberRead More


Message of French envoy on new year eve

Message of French envoy on new year eve

ISLAMABAD, DEC 31 (DNA) – With 2018 coming to a close and 2019 right around the corner, I would like to wish everyone in Pakistan a prosperous, successful and peaceful new year. Year 2018 marked the enhanced cooperation between France and Pakistan and bilateral resolve to explore new opportunities to further our relationship.  As we round up year 2018 we remember the visit of Secretary General of French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, to Pakistan in July in connection with 13th round of Bilateral Political Consultations.Read More


Polling underway for by-election on Balochistan Assembly seat PB-26

Polling underway for by-election on Balochistan Assembly seat PB-26

QUETTA, (DNA) –  The polling for by-election for Balochistan Assembly seat PB-26 has been underway in Quetta on Monday amid strict security measures. The polling will be continued without any break till 5:00 PM, the election commission said. The seat had fallen vacant after the Election Commission of Pakistan had declared Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) member Ahmed Kohzad as disqualified for being a foreign national. Kohzad was elected from PB-26 in the 2018 general elections by defeating a candidate of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F). The rival candidates had challenged theRead More


PSQCA issues notice to beauty cream manufacturers over health concerns

PSQCA issues notice to beauty cream manufacturers over health concerns

ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) has issued notices to beauty cream and cosmetics manufacturers over serious health concerns and has termed a leading beauty cream brand which is being produced in the country, a major health hazard. As per a report issued by PSQCA, Faiza Beauty Cream has been found to contain carcinogenic ingredients as analysed by public sector and private sector labs in Pakistan, causing hazards to both skin and health. According to the report, Faiza Beauty Cream is being manufactured by M/s PooniaRead More


PM pays surprise visit to Polyclinic Islamabad

PM pays surprise visit to Polyclinic Islamabad

ISLAMABAD, DEC 30 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan paid a surprise visit to Polyclinic Islamabad on Sunday. He was briefed about medical facilities being provided to the patients. He also inquired about health of patients under treatment in the hospital. Health Minister Aamir Kiani also accompanied the Prime Minister.=DNA ===============