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Korean artists gave enchanting performances at RAC

ISLAMABAD, OCT 16: Korean artists perform during a music concert on the occasion of Foundation Day of Korea.=DNA PHOTO

RAWALPINDI, OCT 16 (DNA) – Artists from Jeollabuk-do Provincial Institute for Korean Traditional Performing Arts, Korea gave a wonderful performance at Korean Cultural Festival and mesmerized the people of twin cities on Monday late night. The festival was arranged under auspices of Embassy of Republic of Korea in collaboration Rawalpindi Arts Council. State Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul graced the occasion as chief guest flanked by His Excellency Kwak Sung Kyu, Ambassador of Republic of Korea, Saman Rai, Executive Director Punjab Council of the Arts, Lee Tae-Geun, Director of Read More

Girl succumbs to burns as fire rips through shopping center in Gujrat


GUJRAT (DNA) – One girl on Wednesday has succumbed to burns while several others are reportedly stranded after firefighters fail to extinguish massive blaze at a shopping center in Gujrat. According to details, as many as eight fire tenders are busy in dousing the blaze for over five hours. The rescue personnel told that goods worth millions of rupees have turned into ashes due to the fire. However, reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained. On the other hand, the local administration has blocked roads leading to the mallRead More

IHC hears petition against JUI-F’s Azadi March


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday has conducted hearing on the petition filed against Azadi March of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F). During the hearing, Chief Justice remarked that no court can abolish right of protest. Earlier, an application was also filed by advocate Hanif Rahi against the participation of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in Azadi March. Interior secretary, JUI-F chief, PML-N and Deputy Commissioner Islamabad were made parties in the plea. The application to IHC stated that PML-N leaders are facing National Accountability Bureau (NAB) cases and ex-primeRead More

Macron, Merkel meet to harmonise positions before EU summit


PARIS (DNA) – France’s Emmanuel Macron will hold talks Wednesday with Germany’s Angela Merkel for the second time in a week to chart a united front on issues ranging from Brexit to Syria ahead of this week’s EU summit. Macron goes into the two-day meeting in Brussels starting Thursday still smarting from the rejection of his pick for European commissioner, Sylvie Goulard. The resounding “No” by European MEPs to Goulard, who has been caught up in an investigation into fake jobs for parliamentary assistants, was seen as a blow toRead More

World Economic Outlook forecasts rise in unemployment in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued World Economic Outlook report 2019 which indicates a rise in unemployment rate in Pakistan. The World Economic Outlook report indicates that the unemployment rate in Pakistan will increase up to 6.2 percent in the year 2019 from its current position of 6.1 percent. According to International Monetary Fund, the pace of economic growth is likely to reach 5 percent by the year 2024 while the inflation will decrease to 5 percent from its current position of 13 percent. The report further saidRead More

PM Imran meets custodian of two holy mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud


RIYADH, (DNA) – Meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud has started.