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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019


Pakistan a strong advocate of assistive technology: Mrs. Alvi


GENEVA, AUG 22 (DNA) – “Pakistan has been a strong advocate at both regional and global levels for access to assistive technology. It was result of our consistent efforts that for the first time in 2015 Assistive Technology made it to the agenda of the WHO Executive Board” this was stated by the first lady of Pakistan Mrs. Samina Alvi, in her key note address as the chief guest of the WHO Consultative Conference on the Global Report on Effective Access to Assistive Technology (GReAT), being held in Geneva. ReckoningRead More

Plastic particles in drinking water present ‘low’ risk: WHO


GENEVA, AUG 22 (DNA) — Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a “low” risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. Studies over the past year on plastic particles detected in tap and bottled water have sparked public concerns but the limited data appears reassuring, the UN agency said its first report on potential health risks associated with ingestion. Microplastics enter drinking water sources mainly through run-off and wastewater effluent, the WHO said. Evidence showsRead More

Pakistan pursuing growth-oriented programme for economic revival: Hafeez


ISLAMABAD, AUG 22 (DNA) – Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance & Revenue Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said Pakistan is pursuing a growth-oriented programme for institutional reforms and economic revival and the technical and financial assistance from the World Bank is vital for achieving various development goals in different sectors of the Pakistan economy. He made this statement while talking to Mr. Patchamuthu Illangovan, Country Director for the World Bank in Pakistan, who along with his team met the Adviser to apprise him of the upcoming visit ofRead More

PM Imran, COAS Gen Bajwa discuss occupied Kashmir, security situation

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ISLAMABAD, AUG 22  (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bawaja called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM Office on Thursday. According to reports, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Gen Bajwa discussed the overall security situation along with the situations in Indian occupied Kashmir and Line of Control. This is the first meeting between the two after Prime Minister Imran Khan appointed General Qamar Javed Bajwa Chief of Army Staff for another three years.=DNA =====

HEC scholarship cell has facilitated scores of Pakistani students so far


ISLAMABAD, AUG 22 (DNA) – The special cell established at the HEC to help students regarding scholarships has contributed greatly towards better student facilitation and effective liaison between HEC and the foreign missions in Pakistan. The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training had established a special cell “learning opportunities abroad” at the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The main objective of the scholarships cell is to process and advertise all international scholarship opportunities available for Pakistani students in various institutions of the world, through the HEC website As perRead More

Modi has trapped himself, no talks possible with India: Sh Rasheed


LAHORE, AUG 22 (DNA) – Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said on Thursday that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has trapped himself after abrogating articles 370 and 35A which had secured special autonomy for Kashmiris. “No dialogue with India can be held […] the decision has to be taken by [Prime Minister] Imran Khan,” he said while addressing a press conference. He lashed out at Modi-led Hindu nationalist Indian government for committing gross violations of human rights in occupied Kashmir and stated: “Modi has set a worst exampleRead More