ISLAMABAD, MAR 19 (DNA) – Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage, Irfan Siddiqui has said Pakistan and Iran are tied in the religious, historical and cultural bond which requires enhancing cooperation on literary and cultural fronts. He expressed these views while talking to Iranian Cultural Counselor, Shahabuddin Darai in Islamabad on Monday. He said the two countries also share the same literary and poetic legacy which is vital to bring peoples of both countries further closer. Irfan Siddiqui emphasized on taking mutual steps for preservation and promotion ofRead More
ISLAMABAD, MAR 19 (DNA) – Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Yao Jing called on Secretary Ministry of Commerce Muhammad Younas Dhaga in Islamabad. The ambassador briefed the secretary on the status of Free Trade Agreement between China and Pakistan. Yao Jing reaffirmed China`s commitment to allay any apprehensions of Pakistan’s local industry. Expressing satisfaction over the progress of negotiations on Free Trade Agreement, the secretary thanked the Chinese Government for accommodating concerns of Pakistan`s local industry and agreeing to provide competitive edge to Pakistani exporters in China . The secretary proposed that both sides can meetRead More
MANAMA, MAR 19 (DNA) – A broker is asking for SR 8 million to sell a piece of cloth he claims comes from the Kiswah the embroidered black and gold cloth covering the Kaaba . The broker did not say who was selling the piece of cloth, but added that it was old and belonged to Al Sheebi, the family looking after the Kaaba since pre-Islam times. He insisted that the rare item was authentic and that he had an official licence from the Emirate of Makkah Province to sell it. However, Abdul MalikRead More
KARACHI, MAR 19 (DNA) – TV anchor Amir Liaquat Hussain has joined Imran Khan’s party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Hussain formally announced joining PTI in a press conference with Imran Khan in Karachi on Monday On August 22, 2016, law enforcement agencies launched action against MQM leader and workers following anti-state remarks by MQM founder. Dr Farooq Sattar, Amir Liaquat Hussain and other leaders were also taken into custody by Rangers. While talking about issues in Sindh, Imran Khan said that Karachi has been receding from the status of CityRead More
BEIJING, MAR 19 (DNA) – China appointed a former missile unit commander as its new defence minister today, whose first guest of honour could be his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman. Lieutenant General Wei Fenghe, 63, a close confidant of President Xi Jinping, was the last commander of China ‘s missile unit, the Second Artillery Corps, before it was split into two — the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force and the Strategic Support Force — making them a potent force. He was appointed as the Defence Minister by the Parliament, the National People’s CongressRead More
ISLAMABAD, MAR 19 (DNA) – The Supreme Court has reserved judgement on Khawaja Saad Rafique’s petition against the decision of an election tribunal regarding election in NA-125 Lahore. A three-member Bench headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed heard the case. The Election Tribunal had annulled the election in NA-125.