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Sunday, June 16th, 2019


Lt Gen Faiz Hameed named new DG ISI: govt spokesperson


RAWALPINDI, (DNA) – The military has announced a number of high-level appointments and transfers in its ranks, most notably the appointment of Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed as the new director-general of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), according to a government spokesperson on Sunday. He will be replacing Lieutenant General Asim Muneer, who has been given charge of Commander Gujranwala Corps. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Army’s media wing, has yet to issue an official statement. According to media reports, Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza has been appointed as Adjutant General atRead More

Italian consulate celebrates 73rd anniversary of Italian Republic


KARACHI, JUNE 16 (DNA): The Consulate of Italy in Karachi organized the 73 rd Anniversary of the Italian Republic at a local hotel, Karachi. The Chief Guest of the evening was Mr. ImranIsmail, Governor Sindh. The event was attended by many Diplomats, Businessmen of Karachi. The Consul of Italy, Ms. Anna Ruffino thanked the participants and appreciated the friendship and closeness of the Pakistani people. She was happy to mention the growing relations between Italy and Pakistan in all sectors. A day earlier, the Consulate of Italy had also organizedRead More

Pakistan issues e-visas to 7,000 people: NADRA


ISLAMABAD, JUNE 16 (DNA): The online visa facility, which was introduced in Pakistan on the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, has proven to be very successful. Pakistan has issued e-visas to 7,000 people so far, according to NADRA. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that visa policy will prove to be useful for promoting tourism as well as economic diplomacy. NADRA has said that it received 9,931 applications for visa, of which visas were issued to 7,160 people. It is still reviewing 2,446 applications, while 325 have been rejectedRead More

Bilawal-Maryam meeting aimed to befool masses: Punjab minister


LAHORE, JUNE 16 (DNA): Punjab Minister for Information and Culture Syed Samsam Ali Bukhari, slamming the meeting between PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz over lunch at the latter’s Jati Umra residence, said it is aimed at befooling the masses. “Bilawal-Maryam meeting is an attempt to befool the people but it will fall flat,” he said in a statement Sunday. The minister said the two opposition leaders were required to discuss ways of making a quick buck, adding that “the charter of protection of corruption.”Read More

CCI meeting postponed


ISLAMABAD, JUNE 16 (DNA) -The 41st meeting of Council of Common Interests (CCI) which was scheduled to be held on Monday (17th June, 2019) at 10:30 a.m. in the Prime Minister’s Office, Islamabad has been postponed, according to a notification issued by Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination.=DNA ===============

RCCI fears shut down of cottage industry


RAWALPINDI, JUNE 16 (DNA) – The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has shown strong resentment on measures taken in fiscal budget 2019-20 and termed that proposed redefinition will wiped out the cottage industry in the country. RCCI President Malik Shahid Saleem while addressing post budget seminar at Chamber house said that four changes have been proposed under new definition for cottage industry, one not having an industrial gas/electricity connection, second, must be located in residential area, thirdly, employing not more than 10 labourers working and fourth, the annualRead More