Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

January, 2019


Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad meets PM Imran Khan

Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad meets PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, US Special Represetative for Afghanistan Reconciliation called on Prime Minister Imran Khan. He briefed the Prime Minister on his recent vists to the region to muster support for the Afghan reconciliation process. Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to facilitate the peace process in Afghanistan.

Too little sleep tied to increased heart disease risk

Too little sleep tied to increased heart disease risk

MADRID, (DNA) – People who sleep less than six hours a night may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those who sleep seven to eight hours, a Spanish study suggests. In the study, 3,974 bank workers wore activity trackers to measure sleep for one week and also had 3D heart ultrasounds and cardiac CT scans to look for heart disease. Researchers found that compared to people who got seven to eight hours of sleep, those who slept less than six hours a night were 27 percent more likelyRead More

Chahal, Dhoni script India’s ODI series victory in Australia

Chahal, Dhoni script India's ODI series victory in Australia

MELBOURNE, (DNA) – Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored his third successive half century to guide India to a seven-wicket victory in the series-deciding third one-day international against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday. Dhoni, who was dropped twice in his innings and could have been run out too, made 87 not out as he combined with Kedar Jadhav (61 not out) to guide the tourists home with four balls remaining and complete India’s 2-1 series victory. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, making his first appearance in the series, hadRead More

UN General Assembly President meets PM Imran Khan


    ISLAMABAD, JAN 18 (DNA) -President of the UN General Assembly, Ms. Maria Fernanda Espinosa, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday at his office.   The Prime Minister commended the President for her leadership and efforts aimed at empowering the disadvantaged and marginalized people, noting that these priorities were in tune with the Governments’ people-centric agenda.   He also briefed the President on Government’s plans for creation of jobs for young Pakistanis, launching of a massive poverty alleviation programme, five million housing units and billion tree tsunami.  Read More

Asad, Fawad discuss media coverage of parliament proceedings


  ISLAMABAD, JAN 18 (DNA) -Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser said on Friday that media should play its due role in promoting moral values and for the progress as well as development of the society. He expressed these views while talking to the Minister of Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussian in a meeting at Parliament House. Improving the quality of PTV Parliament channel and matters pertaining to other mutual interest were discussed in the meeting. Managing Director PTV Arshad Khan was also present on the occasion. Speaker said that the role of media in presentRead More

Qureshi briefs UNGA president about HR violation in Kashmir


  ISLAMABAD, JAN 19 (DNA) -Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday held talks with President of UN General Assembly, Ms. Maria Fernanda Espinosa at the Foreign Office. This was the first official engagement of the visiting dignitary since her arrival in the country. The two dignitaries discussed a range of issues including recent trends and developments at the global and regional levels. Both agreed that the United Nations remained an indispensable institution for advancing dialogue, cooperation and pursuing collective solutions to global challenges. Both sides also exchanged viewsRead More