Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

SEPT 2017

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ISLAMABAD, SEPT 25: Chinese Ambassador, Sun Weidong along with Mian Raza Rabbani, Chairman Senate and others cutting cake to celebrate 68th Anniversary of Chinese National Day.=DNA PHOTO

China, Pakistan cooperation steadily progressing under Belt and Road project

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 25 (DNA) – Chinese Ambassador, Sun Weidong said that China and Pakistan cooperation steadily progressing under Belt and Road project.  he was addressing during the reception of 68th Anniversary of the Founding of the Peoples Republic of China. He further said, we have so many friends gather to share our joy of Chinese National Day. It is a true reflection that China-Pakistan friendship is a cross-board consensus from all walks of life in Pakistan. The world is undergoing profound changes. Peace and development remain the theme of the times. In the past 5 years, under the strong leadership of President Xi Jinping, China has made great achievements. We adhered to the path of peaceful development, advancing reform and opening up, and firmly promoting mutual beneficial and win-win cooperation.

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 24:  Roger Federer of Team Europe reacts during his mens singles match against Nick Kyrgios of Team World on the final day of the Laver cup on September 24, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Laver Cup consists of six European players competing against their counterparts from the rest of the World. Europe will be captained by Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe will captain the Rest of the World team. The event runs from 22-24 September.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

Federer leads Team Europe to victory in first Laver Cup

PRAGUE, SEPT 25 (DNA) – Roger Federer won the inaugural Laver Cup for Team Europe on Sunday, beating back a fierce challenge from players from the rest of the world to claim the trophy in a dramatic final match of the weekend. Despite cruising through the first two days, the Europeans needed the last match to finalise the victory and show the dominance expected from a team featuring five of the world’s top seven players. Federer delivered in a tight 4-6 7-6(6) 11-9 win over world number 20 Nick Kyrgios, with the Australian pushing to the final point as he sought a win that would have forced overtime doubles match to decide the tournament.

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Resistance exercise linked to reduced anxiety

SEPT 25 (DNA) – People who do resistance exercise like weight lifting may experience less anxiety than people who don’t workout, a research review suggests Researchers analyzed data from 16 previously published studies with a total of 922 participants who were randomly assigned to do resistance training or be inactive. Resistance workouts were associated with a reduction in anxiety symptoms regardless of whether or not participants had a mental health disorder, though the effect was more pronounced in healthy people who didn’t report any physical or psychological problems.

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LCCI new elected body to resolve traders’ problems: PFC

LAHORE, SEPT 24 (DNA) – Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) has congratulated the newly elected office-bearers of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in the annual elections, extending best wishes and expressing its hope that the newly elected body would safeguard the interests of the business community. In a felicitation messaged issued on Sunday, PFC Chief Executive Mian Kashif Ashfaq said that the newly elected body of LCCI would continue to raise voice for the solution of the problems being faced by the business community. He said that the chamber will also explore new markets for the Pakistani merchandise to enhance the national exports.

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House-cleaning, walking to work, staves off death: study

PARIS, SEPT 24 (DNA) -One in 12 global deaths over a five-year period can be prevented through 30 minutes of physical activity — which can include house-cleaning or walking to work — five days a week. “Being highly active (750 minutes a week) is associated with an even greater reduction,” according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal. The study, which tracked 130,000 people in 17 countries, “confirms on a global scale that physical activity is associated with a lower risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease,” the authors said in a press statement.

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Syed Noor for religious harmony in Muharram

LAHORE, SEPT 24 (DNA) -Pakistan Film Producers Association Chairman Syed Noor on Saturday said it is a responsibilty of people, including artists, to maintain religious harmony and brotherhood during Muharram. he called upon artists to cooperate with the government and law enforcement agencies to maintain peace during the holy month. He said a lot of artists and directors are holding Majalis, adding that the film industry has stopped its working during Muharram.

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 23: Ambassador of Indonesia Iwan Suyudhie Amri speaking 
on the occasion of friendship dinner he hosted for Pakistani friends. DNA PHOTO

Indonesia, Pakistan friendship deep-rooted: Ambassador Amri

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 23 (DNA) . Ambassador of Indonesia Iwan Suyudhie Amri has said Indonesia and Pakistan enjoy deep-rooted relations adding bilateral cooperation between the two nations has increased manifold. The Indonesia ambassador expressed these views while talking to a select group of people belonging to all walks of life. The ambassador hosted the event to recognize services of those Pakistanis who had contributed towards strengthening of relations between the two countries. The ambassador further said Pakistani fruits are very famous in Indonesia especially kinows. From next year, he said, Indonesia shall start importing mangoes from Pakistan also. Likewise he said there is huge market for Pakistani meat in Indonesia.