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Saturday, March 16th, 2019

 

Iran envoy emphasizes strong counter-terrorism cooperation

Iran envoy emphasizes strong counter-terrorism cooperation

ISLAMABAD, MAR 16 (DNA): Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost has called for stronger counter-terrorism cooperation between Iran and Pakistan. The ambassador was speaking at a seminar on ‘Pak-Iran Relations: Current scenario and future prospects’ at Islamabad Policy Institute (IPI). “Iran and Pakistan are victims of terrorism. This concern should be at the top of the agenda of negotiations and consultations between the relevant authorities,” he said. The envoy made this comment in the context of last month’s terrorist attack in Sistan and Baluchestan province, the abduction of borderRead More


Belt and Road cooperation brings benefits to Sri Lanka

Belt and Road cooperation brings benefits to Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, MAR 16 (DNA): In recent years, western scholars and media have been pointing fingers at China-Sri Lanka cooperation under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, accusing China of leading Sri Lanka into a “debt trap”. However, with cooperation between the two countries growing stronger and broader, such accusations have been proven to be totally baseless. The cooperation between China and Sri Lanka dates back to decades ago. Even during Sri Lanka’s civil war which lasted for nearly 30 years and ended in 2009, China helped Sri Lanka by constructingRead More


Six Pakistanis martyred in Christchurch terror attacks, confirms FO

Six Pakistanis martyred in Christchurch terror attacks, confirms FO

ISLAMABAD, MAR 16 (DNA) – At least six Pakistani citizens have died in the Christchurch terrorist attack, Foreign Office confirmed on Saturday. Three other Pakistanis are still missing and yet to be identified, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said in a statement on Twitter. Authorities in New Zealand have identified the Pakistani martyred as Sohail Shahid, Syed Jahandad Ali, Syed Areeb Ahmed, Mahboob Haroon, Naeem Rashid and his son Talha Naeem. One of the martyred is being hailed as a hero for his courageous attempt to stop the shooter during oneRead More


FO releases list of nine Pakistanis missing after NZ attack

FO releases list of nine Pakistanis missing after NZ attack

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) on Saturday released a list of Pakistanis who are missing since yesterday’s terror attack on Al Noor and Linwood mosques in the Christchurch city of New Zealand. FO spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal took to Twitter and listed the names of nine Pakistani citizens missing after the horrific attacks in which 49 people were killed mercilessly. The list includes: • Zeeshan Raza • Father of Zeeshan Raza • Mother of Zeeshan Raza • Haroon Mahmood, son of Shahid Mehmood, mother’s name Sabiha Mahmood. ResidentRead More


New Zealand’s PM vows to toughen country’s gun laws after Christchurch mosques attacks

New Zealand's PM vows to toughen country's gun laws after Christchurch mosques attacks

Wellington, (DNA) – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to toughen the country’s gun laws after revealing that the main suspect behind Christchurch’s mosque attacks had legally bought the five weapons, including two semi-automatic rifles, used in the massacre. Addressing a news conference, she said the main suspect, 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, obtained a “Category A” gun License in November 2017 which allowed him to purchase the weapons used to mow down worshippers in two Christchurch mosques.


Uzbekistan President addresses the opening ceremony of multifunctional Ice Complex “Humo Arena”

Uzbekistan President addresses at opening ceremony of multifunctional Ice Complex "Humo Arena"

TASHKENT, MAR 16 (DNA) – President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev has attended the solemn opening ceremony of multifunctional Ice Complex “Humo Arena” on Saturday. The president said Multifunctional Ice Complex “Humo Arena” is a magnificent sports palace in the center of our capital. He expressed these views while addressing the opening ceremony of multifunctional Ice Complex “Humo Arena”. The renowned stars of world sports, acclaimed people of culture and art, diplomats, representatives of international organizations and heads of leading companies present here are sharing our joy with us today. PresidentRead More