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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

 

Pakistan gets Rs70m bomb disposal robot from EU

Pakistan gets Rs70m bomb disposal robot from EU

RAWALPINDI, (DNA) – The European Union on Wednesday gave Rawalpindi’s Department of Civil Defence a robot worth Rs70 million as a new addition to its bomb disposal unit. The robot can electronically diffuse bombs as well as detecting and breaking circuits of bombs buried under the ground. The formal inauguration of the bomb disposal unit will be held by the Director General of Civil Defence  Hanif Khattak and Rawalpindi Deputy Commissioner Omar Jahangir next week. Officials from bomb disposal squad will also test out and demonstrate the use of the technology. Moreover, a specialRead More


AIOU to bring digital transformation in its working

AIOU to bring digital transformation in its working

ISLAMABAD, JAN 09 (DNA) – Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will bring about digital transformation in its working for achieving the ultimate target of quality education and to provide possible services to the students. This will be aimed at improving the University’s effectiveness and efficiency in the academic and administrative work. The process of automation and introduction of ‘State of the Art’ technology in admission, examination and other sectors will be completed within a period one and half year. This was announced by the Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Zia-Ul-Qayyum while addressingRead More


Tajikistan envoy pays farewell call on FM Qureshi

Tajikistan envoy pays farewell call on FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, JAN 09 (DNA) – Jononov Sherali, Ambassador of Tajikistan, paid a farewell call on Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Foreign Office. Sherali will be returning on completion of 5 years tenure in Pakistan. The Foreign Minister received him with cordiality and congratulated him on successful completion of his Ambassadorial assignment in Pakistan. He re-emphasized the close bonds between Pakistan and Tajikistan rooted in centuries old religious and cultural ties. He appreciated the Ambassador’s dedicated efforts towards the advancement of bilateral relations between Pakistan and TajikistanRead More


Ambassador of Japan meets Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Ambassador of Japan meets Shah Mahmood Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, JAN 09 (DNA) – Takashi Kurai, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan paid a farewell call on Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, upon completion of his tenure in Pakistan. Ambassador said that Japan-Pakistan relations are characterized by mutual respect and support for each other. The Ambassador pointed out that during his stay in Pakistan, he was accorded immense support and assistance by state institutions of Pakistan and was received with open doors everywhere in Pakistan. The Foreign Minister commended the Ambassador for the effective engagement and work doneRead More


UNDP, Kashf Foundation to train and mentor 8,000 youth

UNDP, Kashf Foundation to train and mentor 8,000 youth

ISLAMABAD, JAN 9 (DNA) – — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan and Kashf Foundation have partnered to train and mentor 8,000 young men and women in entrepreneurship skills in targeted areas of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The aim of the partnership is to support entrepreneurship and self-employment for the youth, ensuring that they are increasingly built on lessons from the field operations while utilizing blended methods of learning (classroom based and e-learning). The National Human Development Report estimates that 29 percent of the country’s population consists ofRead More


Pakistanis stranded in Egypt produced before court

Pakistanis stranded in Egypt produced before court

ISLAMABAD, JAN 9 (DNA) – The five Pakistani nationals who were earlier stranded on a ship, off the coast of Safaga in Egypt were produced in an Egyptian court. An officer from our Mission in Cairo was deputed to assist our nationals during the court proceedings. The crew has been charged with involvement in drug smuggling, which was allegedly found on the ship. The crew has denied any involvement stating that they were hired for transportation of cargo by an agent of M/s Marseilli Shipping Lines in Dubai. The Mission isRead More