Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Friday, December 6th, 2019

 

Rs 702bn recovered from corrupt elements in one year: NAB officials

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  ISLAMABAD, Dec 06 (DNA): In a record achievement, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has recovered Rs702bn looted money from corrupt elements during the past 12 months.   According to the officials of anti-graft watchdog, NAB has recovered over Rs5bn form the plunders of national wealth through plea bargain.   The officials noted that 141 people were taken into custody on corrupting charges during the current years. The officials said that NAB received 9887 complaints and launched investigations against 65 suspects during the current year.   Earlier in the day, ChairmanRead More


Govt green-lights release of Rs11.4 billion to HEC

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 06 (DNA): Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Asad Umar and Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood co-chaired a meeting to review the status of funding of higher education commission (HEC) projects. Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan, Chairman HEC Tariq Banuri and other senior officials were in attendance. The meeting was informed that an amount of Rs11.4 billion has so far been authorised by the Planning Division for release to HEC, out of the total allocation of Rs 29 billion for the currentRead More


Govt green-lights release of Rs11.4 billion to HEC

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 06 (DNA): Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Asad Umar and Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood co-chaired a meeting to review the status of funding of higher education commission (HEC) projects. Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan, Chairman HEC Tariq Banuri and other senior officials were in attendance. The meeting was informed that an amount of Rs11.4 billion has so far been authorised by the Planning Division for release to HEC, out of the total allocation of Rs 29 billion for the currentRead More


PM Imran to visit Geneva for first ever global refugees forum

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ISLAMABAD, DEC 06 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan is to visit Geneva to attend the first ever Global Refugees Forum beginning on the 17th of this month. At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Friday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said the forum is being held in recognition of Pakistan s generosity, hospitality and compassion for hosting the Afghan refugees for over forty years. This is the first major meeting on the refugees of 21st century and it will be jointly hosted by the UN Refugee AgencyRead More


Cultural performances; martial arts show add color to Thai reception

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by AM BHATTI ISLAMABAD, DEC 06 (DNA) – Cultural performances and martial arts show added color to Thai national day reception as Thai artists had travelled all the way from Bangkok to be part of national day festivities.   Thai food festival kicked started at a local hotel also provided real feast to those who have a taste for mouth-watering Thai food.   Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said relations with Thailand are constantly on the move adding both countries have been cooperating with each otherRead More


PepsiCo-funded filtration facility inaugurated under the Clean and Green Pakistan program

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Lahore, Pakistan – Mian Muhammad Aslam Iqbal, Minister of Industries, Commerce and Investment Punjab, inaugurated a rehabilitated water filtration facility in Lahore. The refurbishment was facilitated by the international non-governmental organization, WaterAid, with the financial support from global food and beverage company, PepsiCo.  It is expected that 3,500 people from the Millat colony, Lahore will directly benefit from the new facility, an additional 5,000 people from the Gaus ul Alam colony in the Gulberg area of Lahore will also take benefit. This is the first project implementation under PepsiCo’s commitment toRead More