Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Ansar Bhatti


Save Tomorrow II with Serena Hotels

ISLAMABAD, AUG 27: CEO Serena Hotels Aziz Boolani and Representative UNODC Cesar
Guedes giving award to a player on the occasion of a footbal match. DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, AUG 27 (DNA) – Serena Hotels collaborated with the Karim Khan Afridi Welfare Foundation to sponsor ‘Save Tomorrow II – Time to Remember, Time to Act’ – a football match to raise awareness against drug abuse. The Foundation is a non-profit organization working primarily to raise drug awareness among teenagers. The event was sponsored under Serena Hotel’s Sports Diplomacy Initiative. Commemorating the ‘International Overdose Awareness Day’, the matches between two professional teams of 18+ boys, Islamabad Football Association vs. Rawalpindi Football Association, and two professional teams of 18+ girls,Read More

Pakistan leadership rejects Trump speech


ISLAMABAD (DNA) -The National Security Committee in its meeting on 24 August 2017 discussed the Trump Administration’s South Asia Strategy. The Committee out rightly rejected the specific allegations and insinuations made against Pakistan. It was observed that to scapegoat Pakistan will not help in stabilizing Afghanistan. In fact, being its immediate neighbor, Pakistan has an abiding interest in peace and stability in Afghanistan. The committee observed that Pakistan had to manage the blowback of a protracted conflict in Afghanistan that resulted in deluge of refugees, flow of drugs and arms and moreRead More

UNODC upgrades the anti narcotics force police station in Gwadar

GWADAR, AUG 24: UNODC representative Cesar Guedes and Force Commander ANF Balochistan Brig 
Bilal Javed posing for a photo  on the occasion of unveling of plaque. UNODC has upgraded anti narcotics
police station in Gwadar. DNA PHOTO

GWADAR, AUG 24 (DNA) – – Cesar Guedes Country Representative UNODC Pakistan today inaugurated Police Station ANF Gwadar. The Police Station has been constructed with the support and friendship of the Government of Canada. Speaking on the occasion, Representative UNODC Mr. Guedes  said  “The project will directly impact many existing and emerging challenges posed by drugs in the country and the region.   The ANF Police Station in Gwadar complements deployment of the ANF at Dalbandin and Hub. Such strategic initiatives would enhance ANF’s capacity to detect, interdict and investigate illicitRead More

Chinese DCM calls on ISPR chief, lauds army’s efforts

RAWALPINDI, AUG 23: Lijian Zhao, Deputy Chief of Mission Chinese Embassy meets DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor on his visit to ISPR.=DNA PHOTO

RAWALPINDI, August 23 (DNA): Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) of Chinese Embassy Lijjan Zhao on Wednesday called on Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor and lauded the efforts of DG ISPR for strengthening coordination between the armies of two countries.   According to Pakistan Army’s media wing, the Chinese DCM visited the ISPR and held a meeting with the Major General Asif Ghafoor.   During the meeting, matters of mutual interest were discussed. The Chinese DCM praised the role of Pakistan Army for upholding Pak-ChinaRead More

Tajik ambassador takes up CASA 1000 project with Minister Abid Sher

ISLAMABAD, AUG 23: Minister of State for Power, Ch. Abid Sher Ali meets Sherali Jononov, Ambassador of Tajikistan.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD,AUG  23 (DNA) -Ambassador of Tajikistan, Sherali Jononov called on Minister of State for Power, Ch. Sher Ali on Wednesday and discussed with him CASA 1000 project.   Areas of other mutual interest, bilateral ties and cooperation in the field of energy came under discussion.   While talking to the ambassador, the Minister said that Pakistan and Tajikistan have deep historical, religious and linguistic ties.   Minister of State apprised the ambassador about progress on CASA-1000 and reiterated that the CASA secretariat should be established in Islamabad.   The CASA-1000Read More

We don’t need US aid, army chief tells US ambassador Hale

AAA 24

RAWALPINDI, August 23 (DNA): US Ambassador David Hale sought on Wednesday Islamabad’s help to resolve the crisis in war-torn Afghanistan.   According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Hale called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ ion Rawalpindi to brief him on the new US policy on Afghanistan and South Asia.   “The ambassador said that the US valued Pakistan’s role in the war against terror and is seeking cooperation from Pakistan to resolve the Afghan issue,” the military’s media wing said in a statement.Read More