Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

MAY – 2019

Government will topple itself: Maryam Nawaz

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz has on Monday said that the government is its own enemy and will topple itself.The PML-N leader gave the statement before attending a party session that is ongoing at the Parliament House. “Only the supremacy of the democracy and the Parliament can run the country. Prime Minister Imran Khan has nothing but lies to speak,” she said.

Iftar dinner participants made fresh vow to protect looted money: Firdous

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Monday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is waging a struggle to rid the country of hereditary politics.In a tweet, Firdous said the Iftar dinner of opposition parties yesterday was an event by followers of hereditary politics to transfer powers to the next generations. She said the participants of the gathering made fresh vow to protect the looted money.

Sri Lankan HC visits birthplace of ancient Buddhist Gandara

TAXILA, MAY 20 (DNA) – High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, Noordeen Mohamed Shaheid and Zulfiqar Bukhari PM’s Special Envoy for Overseas Pakistanis visited the birthplace of ancient Buddhist Gandara in Taxila.The visit was organized by an Interfaith harmony group to commemorate Vesak Festival.Rev. Dr. Sumanasiri  who is currently in Pakistan on my invitation and I were invited as guests of honour and the Minister for Tourism and overseas citizens of Pakistan Hon.

At least 700 Pakistani prisoners released by UAE: Pak ambassador

SHARJAH (DNA) – The United Arab Emirates has released at least 700 Pakistani prisoners on request of Prime Minister Imran Khan.Pakistan ambassador to the UAE, Muazzam Ahmed Khan informed that these prisoners have been released from various jails in the UAE.He expressed hope that the released Pakistani prisoners will repatriated soon and will celebrate Eidul Fitr with their families in Pakistan.

Sarmad Ali, Uzbek ambassador discuss business council matters

ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Ambassador of Uzbekistan  Furqat Sidikov held an informal meeting with the President of the Uzbek-Pakistani Business Council, the head of the popular Pakistani media company Jang Media Group and the Secretary General of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) Mr. Sarmad Ali.During the meeting, issues of expanding trade cooperation between Uzbekistan and Pakistan, as well as promising areas of bilateral investment partnership were discussed.

FM Qureshi urges Kuwaiti authorities to soften visa policy for Pakistani community

KUWAIT (DNA) – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday urged the Kuwaiti authorities to soften its visa policy for Pakistani community.The foreign minister highlighted the issue during his meeting with Kuwaiti Interior Minister Khaled Al Jarrah Al Sabah in Kuwait.They discussed Pak-Kuwait bilateral relations and issue of visa restrictions.On the occasion, Qureshi said Pakistani workforce comprising over 100,000 individuals is playing an important role in development of Kuwait.

Drilling results at Kekra-I block show good reservoir but water wet: PD

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Petroleum Division (PD) of the Energy Ministry Sunday said the results of four-month offshore drilling at Indus G-Block called Kekra-I, some 230-km off the Karachi coast, had shown good quality hydrocarbon reservoir but unfortunately these were water wet.