Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

APR – 2019

Operational plan for month of Ramazan announced

‎‏RIYADH, APR 25 (DNA) – The President of the Presidency for the Affairs of the Holy Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque Sheikh Dr. Abdurrahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudais announced  today the operational plan for the Holy Month of Ramadan which included 10 main areas to enhance the work during the month of Ramadan among The main focuses lays on the guidance and the scholarly axe which is concerned with the preparation and coordination of the academic studies, and also guiding the visitors of the Holy Mosque.

Army Chief installs Lt. General Sher Afgun as Colonel Commandant AK Regiment

RAWALPINDI, APR 25 (DNA) – General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Azad Kashmir Regimental Centre where he installed Lieutenant General Sher Afgun as Colonel Commandant of AK Regiment.Outgoing Colonel of AK Regiment Lieutenant General Hidayat ur Rehman, Retd, Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar, large number of serving and retired officers and soldiers attended the ceremony.

Gruelling Dakar Rally route through Saudi Arabia’s ‘captivating’ deserts revealed by Sports Authority

AL-QADDIYA: (DNA) –  More details about the Dakar Rally expected to take place in January 2020 in Saudi Arabia were released on Thursday by the Kingdom’s General Sports Authority at an event in Al-Qaddiya.The race started on Jan. 5 in Jeddah, with the drivers set to race through Al-Madinah, Tabuk and Ha’il regions before a having a rest day in Riyadh. From the capital, the route winds its way back toward the coast through the Asir region and ends in the city of Al-Qaddiya on Jan. 12.

Who is to benefit from Sri Lanka bombings?

BY Waseem Akram

On 21 April 19, eight bombing attacks struck at least three churches in Sri Lanka, along with three five-star hotels favored by foreigners, killing 321 including more than 32 foreigners and at least 500 injured. Suicide bombers detonated their explosives during Easter services at St. Anthony’s Shrine (a historic church in Colombo), St. Sebastian’s Church (at Negombo north of Colombo) and at the Zion Church in Batticaloa. In Colombo, they also struck the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand, Kingsbury and New Tropical Inn hotels. Explosive devices were also found near Colombo’s international airport and other areas, but they did not detonate.

Lux Style Awards: Celebs stage walkout in protest against inviting Ali Zafar

LAHORE, APR 25 (DNA)  – Several Pakistani celebs and award recipients of Lux Style Awards 2019 staged walkout in a protest against inviting singer Ali Zafar.According to sources, at least nine celebrities left the show while some artists that include Eman Suleman, Meesha Shafi, Rubbab Ali, The Sketches, Generation, Saima Bargfrede and Fatima Nasir also withdrew their names from the nominations.

5G ecosystem growing faster than expectation: Speakers

DUBAI APR,25 (DNA) – A leading global information provider and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices “Huawei” has hosted ‘5G is ON’ forum at the SAMENA Leaders’ Summit in Dubai.During the forum, organizations from the public and private sectors laid plans for 5G readiness in the region, while examining best practices ahead of large-scale 5G network deployments in the Middle East and internationally.

Kim, Putin vow to seek closer ties at first talks

VLADIVOSTOK APR,25 (DNA) – Russia’s Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met face-to-face for the first time on Thursday, vowing to seek closer ties as they look to counter US influence.The summit in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok came with Kim locked in a nuclear stand-off with Washington and Putin keen to put Moscow forward as a player in another global flashpoint.