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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019


PTI constitutes central finance board after chairman’s approval


ISLAMABAD, JUNE 12 (DNA) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has constituted its Central Finance Board (CFB) after formal approval of the party’s chairman Imran Khan. A notification has been released regarding the establishment of a seven-member finance board which comprises seven members including Naeemul Haque, Sardar Azhar Tariq Khan (Secretary Finance), Arshad Dad (Secretary General), Siraj Ahmad (Financial Advisor), Atif Khan, Naseem-ur-Rehman and Jamal Ansari. According to the notification, the latest decision was made under the party’s constitution after consultation with its chairman Imran Khan and PTI’s chief organiser Saifullah Niazi.Read More

Formation commanders discuss geo-strategic, national security


  \RAWALPINDI, JUNE 12 (DNA) Two days long Annual Formation Commanders’ Conference presided by General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) held at GHQ. All General officers of Pakistan Army attended. Forum reviewed geo-strategic and national security environment. Internal security landscape of the country, challenges being confronted and responses were discussed in detail. COAS hailed befitting response during the February stand off with India and said that Pakistan Army remains fully capable and ready to respond to any threat for defence of motherland. COAS also appreciated the successesRead More

Pakistan will open airspace as goodwill gesture for flight of Indian PM to Kyrgyzstan


ISLAMABAD, JUNE 12 (DNA) – Pakistan will open its airspace as a goodwill gesture for the flight of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Kyrgyzstan. Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan in a statement today (Wednesday) said an application to seek opening of the airspace was received by Aviation Division from Indian High Commission on Monday. The Minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan after holding consultation with all stakeholders directed to open the airspace. The airspace will be opened for a period of 72 hours during which Air India plane BRead More

Command Coalition: Terrorist act targets Saudi Arabia’s Abha Int’l Airport


RIYADH, (DNA) – Colonel Turki Almalki, the official spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, said that at (02:21 am) Wednesday morning a hostile projectile fired by Houthi militia hit the arrivals hall at Abha International Airport in Asir Province in southwestern Saudi Arabia, through which thousands of civilian passengers of different nationalities pass daily. A total of 26 civilian passengers of different nationalities were injured by the projectile, including three (3) women (Yemeni, Indian, Saudi) and two (2) Saudi children, Colonel al-Maliki said, citing the tally upRead More

President Arif Alvi says human resource development important for poverty alleviation


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – President Arif Alvi has said human resource development is important for poverty alleviation and development of the country. He was addressing a ceremony in connection with launch of National Academy of Higher Education in Islamabad today. The President emphasized the need for quality education by the way of capacity building of teachers and bringing improvement in the educational institutions. Dr Arif Alvi said every institution including the media must play its role to bring positive change in the society. He said we are living in the eraRead More

Italian national day celebrated in style


ISLAMABAD, JUNE 12 (DNA) -Italian ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo hosted national day reception at the Serena Hotel, beautifully decorated in the colours of the Italian flag, to celebrate the country`s national day. The theme for this year was Venice. Models wearing traditional Italian dresses remained center of attraction of the audience throughout the event. Federal Energy Omar Ayub Khan was the chief guest. His father Gohar Ayub Khan also graced the occasion as guest of honour. An Italian singer sang national anthems of both counties. Guests gave her thunderous applause whenRead More