Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

January, 2019


Media playing key role in strengthening democracy, values: Alvi

Revival of economy top most priority of govt: President

    ISLAMABAD, JAN 18 (DNA)-President Dr. Arif Alvi said on Friday media, being fourth pillar of the state, was playing a crucial role in strengthening of democratic culture and values.   Addressing Pakistan Media Convention organized under the auspices of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors in Islamabad today (Friday), he said media is disposing its responsibility of informing, educating and entertaining the masses professionally and responsibly.   He said print media is facing multitude of challenges in current times including the one posed by social media.   Dr.Read More

Franco-German day to be celebrated on Jan 22


ISLAMABAD, JAN 18 (DNA)- French and German embassies are to jointly celebrate the Franco-German day on January 22.   French and German Ambassadors, Dr. Marc Barety and Mr. Martin Kobler will formally announce holding of the event during a press conference.   This day is celebrated every year on 22 January to mark the anniversary of the German-French friendship treaty (Élysée Treaty) which was signed on 22 January 1963 and was the basis for the reconciliation between France and Germany.   The celebration this year will highlight the signing ofRead More

Lahore Varsity wins Ski championship

Winning Trophy copy (1)

  NALTAR JAN 18 (DNA) = 5th All Pakistan HEC Intervarsity Men Ski Championship concluded at PAF Ski Resort Naltar, on Friday.   This was the first time that the event has been conducted at Naltar, which was earlier held at PAF Base Kalabagh.  24 students of 08 Universities from all over the country competed in Slalom and Giant Slalom categories in freezing temperatures.   A large number of spectators and Ski lovers witnessed the event, which continued at the picturesque PAF Ski Resort for three days.   The prize distribution ceremony of the championship wasRead More

Pakistan sets short term and mid-term CPEC targets

Terrorists attempt to attack residential compound of security forces

ISLAMABAD, JAN 18 (DNA)- The Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan chaired a meeting on Friday to review progress on China Pakistan Economic Corridor and set targets for short to mid-term phase, focusing on cooperation in industrial, socio-economic, agriculture and Gwadar. The Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar briefed the participants on the outcome of the 8th CPEC Joint Cooperation Committee meeting and progress on the projects. It was decided to make the period as a phase of industrial cooperation, socioeconomic and agriculture sector development. Timelines forRead More

CPEC symbol of Pak-China friendship: Petroleum Minister

CPEC symbol of Pak-China friendship: Petroleum Minister

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Friday said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is symbol of china Pakistan friendship. He said this while talking to Chinese Ambassador Yao Jang in Islamabad. Ghulam Sarwar Khan said Chinese investors, who are interested in oil and gas exploration, will be provided with all incentives for their business. Chinese Ambassador Yao Jang said he will encourage Chinese investors to invest in the field of oil and gas exploration.

Former Singapore presidential candidate plans new opposition party

Former Singapore presidential candidate plans new opposition party

SINGAPORE (DNA) – A former member of Singapore’s ruling party and presidential candidate said on Friday he had applied to set up a new party, making a return to politics ahead of an election expected as soon as this year. Tan Cheng Bock’s re-entry into politics could boost Singapore’s weak opposition, while the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) prepares for the retirement of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong within the next three years. The PAP has governed the global financial hub since independence over half a century ago, having neverRead More