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Monday, April 15th, 2019


Imam-e-Kaaba Dr Abdullah Awad meets PM Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD:  (DNA) – Imam of Masjid Al-Haram, Imam-e-Kaaba Sheikh Dr Abdullah Awad Al Juhany called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM Office on Monday. Minister for Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri was also present during the meeting. Imam-e-Kaba said relationships of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were not merely diplomatic but based on faith. He said the security of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia is interlined and both countries could not remain cut off from each other. He added Pakistan was Saudi Arabia’s strength and hearts of two nations beat together. HeRead More

  First Qtr of 2019 volatile for Pakistan, says CRSS Report


  ISLAMABAD, APR 15 (DNA) – The first quarter of 2019 was quite volatile for Pakistan with an overall 12% increase in violence related fatalities, as compared to year 2018. Balochistan witnessed the highest number of violent activities; however, the tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Area appeared as the least affected region, despite being the hub of militants at one point. Dera Ismail Khan, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, also showed an increase in violence in first quarter of 2019. The primary method of violence used inRead More

India’s ASAT Test: A False Sense of Prestige

India’s ASAT Test: A False Sense of Prestige

BY  Senator Sehar Kamran “Unchecked ‘weaponization of outer space’ and ‘prestige’ led space arms race has the potential to trigger lethal ‘cascading effects’ for international peace and stability.” Outer space is ‘global commons’ and ‘common heritage’ for all mankind. It has a tremendous amount of significance for socioeconomic development. According to the Bank of America, the current space market is valued at roughly $350 billion and will continue to grow to reach roughly $2.7 trillion within the next three decades. Countries and commercial entities are investing in telecommunication, earth observation,Read More

Kim Il Sung and his unceremonious way of approaching his people


  A fine art work attracts the attention of visitors to every kindergarten and crèche in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The work depicts President Kim Il Sung sitting on a bench in a park with a broad smile on his face and children around him, one of them wearing his hat tilted to one side and another whispering to the President with his arms around the latter’s neck. This fine art work shows in a concentrated way the relations the President maintained with his people including the children.Read More

Fawad denies cabinet reshuffle reports


ISLAMABAD: (DNA) –  Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has denied media reports claiming major reshuffle is on the cards in Federal Cabinet. The minister took to twitter to reject reports saying Pakistan is passing through a critical phase and such rumours create panic among public, which is detrimental to the country’s interest. He also advised media to act responsibly. Any change in Federal Cabinet, he said, is prerogative of Prime Minister Imran Khan but no one is being removed. Talking to media persons, the minister stated that whenever Pakistan  nears deal Read More

Norwegian food dept official finds Monal perfect place to dine


ISLAMABAD, APR 15 (DNA) – Ms. Hilde Berendtsem the food inspector of Norwegian food department visited renowned Monal restaurant Pir Sohwa and appreciated food quality and hygienic conditions. While terming the quality and standard of Monal as per the international standards, she said the location and ambience of the restaurant was just awesome. Ms. Hilde is currently on a Pakistan tour. Apart from Islamabad she will also visit other parts of Pakistan. Luqman Ali Afzal, the Founder & CEO Monal Group, who has recently been awarded with prestigious Pride ofRead More