Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

March, 2020

 

China pledges to continue best help to Pakistan against COVID-19 pandemic

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  BEIJING, MAR 30 (DNA) – China will continue to provide its best help to Pakistan against Covid-19 pandemic as both the countries have fine tradition of lending support and assistance to each other in the difficult time, Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Monday. “China and Pakistan are all weather strategic cooperative partners and iron friends. We have fine tradition of lending each other support and mutual assistance in the time of adversary,” she said while responding to a question of media during her regular briefing held here.Read More


Hefty Rs. 1.2 trillion relief package

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The special Package for providing relief to the poor through cash assistance under the Ehsaas Program was also approved by the ECC. The package shall provide cash grants to 12 million families under the regular “kafalat program” and Emergency Cash Assistance on the recommendation of the district administration ECC approved Rs. 200 billion of cash assistance for the daily wagers working in the formal industrial sector; Rs. 50 billion for Utility Stores Corporation   ANSAR M BHATTI ISLAMBAD: The govt on Monday approved hefty Rs 1.2 trillion fiscal stimulus packageRead More


SC refrains high courts to pass any order regarding release of UTPs

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 30 (DNA):The Supreme Court on Monday refrained high courts to pass any order regarding the release of under-trial prisoners (UTPs) amid deadly COVID-19 outbreak in the country. A five-member larger bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Mainkhel, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed heard the Criminal Peititon No. 299 of 2020 Raja Muhammad Nadeem vs The State against the March 20 order passed by the Islamabad High Court IslamabadRead More


Kazakhstan takes decisive steps to stop the spread of coronavirus

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Akan Rakhmetullin  These are unprecedented times. In many countries around the world daily life seems to be on hold due to the health crisis caused by coronavirus COVID-19. The pandemic has put many areas on lockdown, as the virus continues to spread globally and tragically cause many deaths.   Kazakhstan has proactive position in counteraction to epidemic. The country has not underestimated the danger.   From the very beginning of COVID-19 risk at the end of January, the Government of Kazakhstan has monitored the global situation and has prepared toRead More


Elections in occupied Nagorno-Karabakh illegal

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Justice (Retd) Ali Nawaz Chowhan , Chairman, National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR condemns Armenia for genocide; warns of dire consequences   DNA ISLAMABAD, Justice (Retd) Ali Nawaz Chowhan , Chairman, National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) has strongly condemned holding of sham parliamentary and presidential elections in the occupied Nagorno Karabakh. In  a statement the former judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and a renowned jurist, Justice Ali Nawaz further said  “I strongly condemn the holding of so called “parliamentary elections” and “presidential elections” of the illegalRead More


COVID 19: Uzbek embassy, CGSS join hands to highlight Uzbek govt efforts

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  In Uzbekistan, there has been a lockdown on all activities and a special hospital comprising of 10,000 beds has also been constructed for any emergency situation within 5 days   ISLAMBABAD: Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Pakistan Furqat A. Sidiqov held a videoconference with Lt Col Khalid Taimur Akram (Retd) – Executive Director CGSS and Ms. Mehreen Gul – Director CGSS. During the video-call meeting it was decided that CGSS and Uzbekistan Embassy will collaborate to highlight the efforts of Uzbek Government in battling COVID-19 and to project Pakistan’s initiativesRead More