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NA unanimously condemns firing on AJK PM’s helicopter


October 1, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Monday unanimously adopted a resolution, vehemently condemning the firing by Indian forces on the helicopter of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider. The resolution, which was tabled by Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif in the House, condemned the Indian firing on the civilian helicopter of the AJK prime minister. The firing …

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UN chief urges Macedonia to implement name change


October 1, 2018

UNITED NATIONS, United States: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged Macedonia to move forward with a name change after more than 90 percent of voters backed renaming the Balkan country North Macedonia. The United Nations has worked for years to help broker a deal to end the name dispute with Greece that has prevented Macedonia from joining the European …

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Pakistan Festival in Paris raises funds for dams construction


October 1, 2018

PARIS: The second edition of grand Pakistan Festival France concluded here Sunday with a launch of fund raising campaign for the dams fund and a splendid display of Pakistan’s culture, handicrafts and cuisine. People from various walks of life, including local French officials, diplomats, members of civil society, media and expatriate Pakistanis attended the festival. Ambassador of Pakistan to France …

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel telephones PM Imran Khan


October 1, 2018

ISLAMABAD: German Chancellor Angela Merkel telephoned Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday to congratulate him on his election as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Chancellor Merkel emphasized the importance of deepening bilateral relations, expressed desire to expand cooperation in diverse fields and work together on issues of mutual interest at the regional and global levels. PM Imran thanked the German …

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PAMI shows concern on 2018 uniform admission policy for MBBS, BDS in Sindh


October 1, 2018

Pakistan Association of Private and Medical Institutions (PAMI) President Dr Tariq Sohail said that they have a huge concern on uniform admission policy. “Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and other stake holders didn’t take us on board while making of 2018 admission policy”. According to the new policy, students from all over Pakistan having 60 per cent marks in F.Sc …

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Air Chief visits PAF’s operational base


October 1, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan visited an Operational Air Base Monday. The Air Chief also flew an exercise training mission in a fighter aircraft. Later on, he interacted with the combat crew and appreciated their high level of enthusiasm and thorough professionalism. He also lauded the operational readiness of PAF …

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Arshad Dad appointed as PTI secretary general


October 1, 2018

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Monday announced that additional secretary general Arshad Dad has been elevated to the post of secretary general. Dad, a member of the party since 1996, was made the additional secretary general in May. An engineer by profession, Dad graduated from Lahore’s University of Engineering and Technology in 1971 and spent nine years working for the Pakistan Television …

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Quetta’s Javeria Khan Marri wins NCSW Literary Award


October 1, 2018

ISLAMABAD: To encourage Pakistani women writers promoting women’s rights through their creative writings, the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) announced NCSW Literary Award program in a press briefing held here at the National Press Club on Monday. On this occasion, the first Literary Award 2018 was presented to a young short story writer Javeria Khan Marri from …

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Islamabad airport’s manager sacked after stray dogs spotted wandering premises


October 1, 2018

The airport manager of the Islamabad International Airport (IAA) has been dismissed after stray dogs were seen wandering the facility’s premises on video, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said. shows a pack of at least five stray dogs roaming outside the airport’s lounge in the basement. In a potential safety hazard, the dogs can be heard barking at passengers proceedings …

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PPP Senator Rabbani accuses PTI govt of ‘trying to weaken CPEC’


October 1, 2018

PPP Senator Raza Rabbani on Monday said it looks as if the PTI government was trying to “weaken the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)”. He made these comments during a debate held in the Senate on the incumbent government’s performance on the economic front. “There is news that suggests that the CPEC projects are being reviewed,” Rabbani said while questioning if …

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