Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

April, 2019


Corruption is root cause of all evils: Chairman NAB


ISLAMABAD, APR 24 (DNA) – Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has said that corruption is root cause of all evils. NAB is absolutely committed to eradicate corruption with iron hands across the board by using all its resources. He directed all DGs of NAB to conduct all complaint verifications, inquiries and investigations according on merit in accordance with law. Honourable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal said these remarks while chairing monthly meeting of NAB Regional Bureaus to review their performance at NAB headquarters. The meeting reviewed the performance of all Regional BureausRead More

CPEC resolved energy crisis, revived Gawadar & Thar projects: Mushahid


ISLAMABAD, APR 24 (DNA) – Islamabad Policy Institute (IPI) on Wednesday called for comprehensive structural reforms in Pakistan’s governance, industrial infrastructure, economy, and energy sector to maximally benefit from the next stage of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) related cooperation with China. These reforms are required to stabilize the fiscal balance of payment, put in place a mechanism to ensure timely payments to Chinese operators of newly installed power plants, and also to address bottlenecks in realizing up-gradation of ML-1 project and setting up of SEZs in Pakistan, the thinkRead More

NDU delegation meets Moin ul Haque at Pakistan embassy in Paris

pic 22 member delegaton of NDU visited to Paris

PARIS, APR 24 (DNA) – A 22-member delegation of National Defense University (NDU) of Pakistan, comprising senior officers from Pakistan’s Armed Forces and Civil Service including allied officers from Bangladesh, Iran and Nepal called on Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque at the Embassy in Paris, yesterday. The delegation was given a detailed briefing about the history of Pakistan-France bilateral relations and as well as current developments. The Ambassador said that Pakistan and France have a solid base in the political, economic, Defense, education and cultural fields. NDURead More

Japan extends financial support for child health care, security improvement


ISLAMABAD, APR 24 (DNA) – The Government of Japan has extended financial support of approximately 32 million USD to “The Project for the Extension of Intensive Care at Maternal and Child Health Care Centre and Children’s Hospital in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS)” and approximately 17 million USD to “The Economic and Social Development Programme” for improvement of cargo inspection capacity for better security. The grant agreements were formally signed on April 23, 2019 in Tokyo between H.E. Mr. Kuninori Matsuda, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan and H.E. Mr.Read More

PM Imran’s statement during Iran visit on use of Pakistan soil largely taken out of context: Spokesman


ISLAMABAD:  (DNA) – Prime Minister Office on Wednesday said that the statement of Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to Iran on the use of Pakistani soil had been largely taken out of context and linking it to any other context was an effort to misinterpret the expression which did not serve the country in any way. “There has been a lot of debate about Prime Minister’s statement on use of Pakistani soil. The statement has been largely taken out of context,” a clarification / statement issued by theRead More

Meet the Press? Don’t Bother


Sarah Huckabee Sanders, nominally the White House press secretary, has abandoned the custom of briefing the news media. Tuesday saw yet another record broken by the Trump White House: the longest run without an official news media briefing. At 43 days and counting, this information drought supplants the previous record of 42 days without a briefing, set in March — which broke the 41-day record set in January. At some point, one cannot help but wonder: What is the job of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who holds the title of WhiteRead More