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Nov 2017

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“I would love to visit Pakistan”: Farah Khan

DUBAI, (DNA) – Ace Bollywood director and choreographer, Farah Khan was recently in Dubai to help promote her dear friend, Sania Mirza’s sister Anam Mirza’s fashion initiative named, The Label Bazaar. Speaking on the sidelines of the event, the filmmaker shared her thoughts on Pakistan and India, especially with respect to cinema. “I hope someone takes me there one day,” Khan said when asked if she ever thought of visiting Pakistan, knowing that there are countless Pakistanis who love her work. “I would love to visit Pakistan and I know there are so many people from Pakistan who love me.”

KARACHI, NOV 21: President Karachi Chamber Muffasar Atta Malik presenting a souvenir to Ambassador of Azerbaijan, Ali Alizada during his visit to Karachi Chamber.=DNA PHOTO

Pakistan is a safe country says Azerbaijan ambassador

KARACHI, (DNA) – Ambassador of Azerbaijan in Pakistan, Ali Alizada has said that there was a need to highlight the positive image of Pakistan as it was a common perception abroad and in Azerbaijan as well that Pakistan was not a safe country but this perception proves wrong when foreigners visit Pakistan and find it very ‘safe and beautiful’. Exchanging views during his visit to Karachi Chamber, Azerbaijani Ambassador added that with a population of around 210 million people, Pakistan was a very attractive market where almost everything can be supplied.

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Children’s access to education is a right

ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – The Universal Children’s Day is celebrated all around the world. While today is a day to celebrate children and the recognition of their rights, it should also remind us of our responsibility as adults, governments, and societies to ensure their protection, well-being, and development. We are living in difficult times and amidst many other challenges we are facing today, the rights of children cannot and must not be forgotten. Children constitute one-third of Pakistan’s population.

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BJP leader offers $1m for beheading Bollywood star Deepika Padukone

MUMBAI: (DNA) – The release of a highly anticipated Bollywood movie Padmavati has further compounded in a controversy after a ruling party leader offered a bounty of $1.5 million for the heads of the movie’s star Deepika Padukone and director amid outcry that the film distorted Hindu legend. Bharatia Janata Party ledare Suraj Pal Amu issued death threats against the filmmaker and the actress and announced reward for their beheading.

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New Chinese Ambassador, Yao Jing takes charge

ISLAMABAD, NOV 21 (DNA) – New Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Mr Yao Jing, has assumed charge of his office. Mr Yao Jing had been appointed as new Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan last month. Yao Jing, who has served as Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan had assume his new assignment in Islamabad. On arrival in Islamabad, he said that China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners and have always been maintaining good friendly relations, adding, China accords importance to its diplomatic relations with Pakistan. He expressed the confidence that two countries will further strengthen bilateral cooperation under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework.

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Work on Karachi Package phase II to begin on December 15

KARACHI: (DNA) – Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has asked the local government department to start work on 14 schemes of the Karachi Package’s phase II from December 15. The cost of the mega schemes has been estimated at Rs8 billion. The CM issued the directives while presiding over a meeting to review the progress of the Karachi Package’s phase I and fix the deadline for the start of phase II. The meeting was attended by Local Government Mnister Jam Khan Shoro, Principal Secretary to the CM Sohail Rajput, Local Government Secretary Ramzan Awan, Karachi Commissioner Ejaz Khan, Karachi Package Project Director Niaz Soomro and others.

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CPEC: Provinces prepare for the 7th JCC meeting

ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – THE Punjab government is ready to pitch at least two under-construction industrial estates in the province for their inclusion in the list of the 27 priority special economic zones (SEZs) to be established across the country under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The case for the two industrial estates in Faisalabad and Sheikhupura will be made at the seventh meeting of the Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC), scheduled to be held in Islamabad on Nov 20-21 to review progress on the projects already under way.