Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

 

PM Imran announces new visa policy to promote tourism, investment

PM Imran announces new visa policy to promote tourism, investment

ISLAMABAD, MAR 14 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the country opening its doors to the world is a manifestation of a new confidence that the security situation has drastically changed and Pakistan is now secure. He made the remarks while addressing a ceremony to roll out the government’s new visa policy in Islamabad on Thursday. “To embark on the longest journey you must take the first step,” he said, adding that, the government implementing this new visa policy was the start of tourism industry flourishing inRead More


Pakistan offered its tourism treasures at the World Tourism Fair in Paris

Pakistan offered its tourism treasures at the World Tourism Fair in Paris

PARIS, MAR 14 (DNA) – The beauty of Pakistan, splendor of its landscapes, richness of its history, diversity of its culture, hospitality of its people, flavors of its cuisine and luster of its arts and crafts was showcased at one of the world’s biggest tourism fair, the Salon Mondial du Tourism, in Paris from 14th to 17th of March, 2019. For the first time, the Embassy has set up a Pakistani Pavilion at the fair, with the participation and support of the Tourism Departments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan. TheRead More


Dying Crafts exhibition concludes at Lok Virsa

Dying Crafts exhibition concludes at Lok Virsa

ISLAMABAD, MAR 14 (DNA) – A 3-day National Exhibition on Dying Crafts of Pakistan concluded at Lok Virsa complex, Shakarparian. The exhibition was organized by the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) in collaboration with provincial culture departments, arts councils and small industries corporations with a sole objective to promote dying craft heritage and to encourage master artisans associated with them to continue practicing these important skills. The exhibition also aimed to apprise the youth about the richness of the country’s heritage as well as garner domesticRead More


BREAKING: Fawad Ch being REMOVED as Information Minister

Maintaining peace in the region govt’s first priority: Fawad Ch

ISLAMABAD, MAR 14″ Information Minister Fawad Ch is to be removed as Information Minister. He may be given new ministry. Dr. Babar Awan  is tipped as new adviser on Information affairs. Dr. Babar may serve as PM adviser on Information till the time his Nandi Pur reference is decided. It is expected that the reference may be decided in one week. Fawad Ch and PM political adviser Naeemul Haw were at the loggerheads for quite some time. Naeemul Haq seems to have prevailed finally.


President calls for strengthening communication infrastructure

President calls for strengthening communication infrastructure

ISLAMABAD, MAR 14 (DNA) – President Dr. Arif Alvi has stressed for further strengthening transport and communication infrastructure in the ECO region to facilitate trade and investment. He expressed these views during a meeting with Secretary General of Economic Cooperation Organization, Hadi Soleimanpour in Islamabad on Thursday. President Arif Alvi said this region has the potential and capacity to function as a bridge between North and South as well as Europe and Asia. He said Pakistan is upgrading its rail and road infrastructure to facilitate smooth flow of goods toRead More


European Union’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan meets Tehmina Janjua

European Union’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan meets Tehmina Janjua

ISLAMABAD, MAR 14 (DNA) – European Union’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Ambassador Roland Kobia called on Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, on Thursday. Ambassador Roland Kobia and Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua exchanged views on the ongoing efforts for peace in Afghanistan. The Foreign Secretary reiterated Pakistan’s continued commitment to peace in the region and a peaceful neighborhood. She underlined that peace and stability in Afghanistan was crucial for Pakistan.  She emphasized that Pakistan had facilitated talks between the US and Taliban in good faith and as part of shared responsibility. SheRead More