Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Thursday, October 10th, 2019


Upon blocking of highways, JUI-F plans to use waterways during Azadi March


  PESHAWAR, OCT 10 (DNA) – Amidst preparation for carrying out an anti-government ‘Azadi March’, the opposition party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl has planned to use waterways for reaching and crossing main highways and roads which would possibly be blocked by the government for creating hindrances for the protesters. According to reports, volunteers have begun rehearsals in the Indus River. With speculations on certain section of the media that the planned sit-in is unlikely to lengthen, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has planned to lead the ‘long march’ from Sukkur on OctRead More

PML-N yet to decide on joining JUI Azadi March


  LAHORE, OCT 10 (DNA) – The decision of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) regarding participation in Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam’s (JUI-F) Azadi March has once again faced delay due to cancellation of meeting between ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif. According to details, Shehbaz Sharif was scheduled to meet Nawaz Sharif at Kot Lakhpat Jail to present party recommendations on Azadi March for approval however, he has cancelled the plan owning to backache. The party sources said that the doctors have advised PML-N president toRead More

Germany to provide Technical Assistance worth Euro 23.4 Million, TVET Reform and Support for Local Governance  


Mr. Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs witnessed the signing ceremony of Technical Cooperation Agreement with the Government of Federal Republic of Germany. Mr. Noor Ahmed, Secretary, Economic Affairs Division and H.E Mr. Bernhard Stephan Schlagheck, the Ambassador of Germany to Pakistan, signed an agreement for technical assistance under the Pakistan-Germany Development Programme worth Euro 23.4 Million, equivalent to PKR 3.9 Billion. Technical assistance will be extended to projects in the area of Social Protection, Technical and Vocational Education, support for Local Governance and Improvement of Labour and SocialRead More

Ministry of Commerce and RCCI to explore African markets

Meeting with JC Commerce Africa group Photo

Press Release Rawalpindi: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) president Saboor Malik called on Ms Maria Kazi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce in Islamabad and discussed ways and means to explore new markets and help building positive image of Pakistan. Maria Kazi while exchanging views said that special incentives would be provided to Pakistani companies through new strategic trade policy framework for participating in trade fairs in Africa. She said Pakistan’s exports to Africa were confined to few products including rice, pharmaceuticals, cement, textiles, surgical and sports goodsRead More

UNDP’s GLOF II project helps GB residents have access to clean drinking water


ISLAMABAD, OCT 10 (DNA) -: The GLOF II project in collaboration with University of Baltistan (UoB), AKRSP and Wafa Foundation Skardu inaugurated a Glacier Grafting campaign in Kuwardo village today. Over a hundred volunteers from the local community participated with a high female participation. University of Baltistan currently working on research and development in Baltistan will provide technical support for the campaign. Prior to the inauguration, local community volunteers were trained by experts for Glacier grafting.  Senior Minister GB, Haji Akbar Taban, Assistant Resident Representative, UNDP, Mr. Amanullah Khan andRead More

In Pakistan girls getting more recognition: UNRHC


ISLAMABAD, OCT 10 (DNA) -very year on 11 October, the International Day of the Girl, United Nations and partners work with girls to amplify their voices and stand up for their rights. This year, under the theme, “GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable”, we will celebrate achievements by, with and for girls since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – the most comprehensive policy agenda ever for advancing the rights of not only women but girls.