Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

NOV- 2019

‘Midway’ defeats ‘Doctor Sleep’ in surprise Box Office upset

LOS ANGELES,  – In a surprise box office win, Roland Emmerich’s World War II epic “Midway” took down the competition in North America to land in first place with $17.5 million.Heading into the weekend, Warner Bros.’ Stephen King adaptation “Doctor Sleep” was widely expected to take the top prize, but the R-rated sequel to 1980’s “The Shining” debuted at No. 2 with a slumbering $14.1 million from 3,855 venues, nearly half of studio projections. With lackluster ticket sales across domestic box office charts, ticket sales were down over 26% from the same weekend last year, according to Comscore.

Naegleria claims another life in Karachi, toll rises to 16

KARACHI (DNA) – Naegleria has claimed another life in Karachi on Monday. This was the 16th death reported in in the ongoing year because of the disease.According to details, 28-year-old Wakeel Khan a resident of New Karachi area was brought to a private clinic four days ago where he died of the disease during treatment.According to the researchers, Naegleria has a fatality rate of more than 98 percent. It is transmitted when contaminated water enters the body through the nose and cannot be passed person-to-person.

PNS Shamsheer, Muhafiz participate in Int’l maritime exercises

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Pakistan Navy Ships SHAMSHEER (with embarked helicopter), MUHAFIZ and Pakistan Navy’s Long Range Maritime Patrol (LRMP) P3C Aircraft participated in International Maritime Exercise -2019 (IMX-19) conducted in Arabian Sea, Gulf and Gulf of Oman.Naval assets and personnel from more than 50 countries participated in the exercise which continued for more than two weeks.International Maritime Exercise-2019 provided Pakistan Navy an opportunity to enhance interoperability with the world navies. During the exercise, both Pakistan Navy Ships SHAMSFIEER and MUHAFIZ also visited Muscat and Bahrain, respectively.

Air Pollution contributes 50 percent of total environmental degradation cost, Minister

ISLAMABAD, NOV 11 (DNA) – Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam on Monday termed air pollution a silent killer and said that the economic cost of environmental degradation over the last decade has gone up from 6 per cent to 9 per cent, where air pollution contributes 50 per cent of the total cost.He said this during a seminar titled “Combating air pollution for improved public health, agriculture and economy: Time to act now”, organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) here at Islamabad.

Batik workshop: Indonesian cultural icon fascinates participants

ISLAMABAD, NOV 11 (DNA) – The Indonesia cultural icon fascinated the participants of Batik workshop, who gathered at the Indonesian residence to practically take part in Batik preparation drill.

The spouse of the Indonesian Ambassador Rita Berlinia Amri hosted a lively Coffee Morning on Monday and Batik workshop.

The Coffee Morning brought the guests an opportunity to understand and get exposure to the Indonesia’s diverse culture and its philosophical, cultural and historical values through its signature and most famous Indonesian textile which is called Batik.

Pakistan dismayed over Indian apex court verdict on Babri Mosque

ISLAMABAD, NOV 9 (DNA) Pakistan on Saturday expressed dismay over the verdict of Indian Supreme Court saying the decision has, once again, failed to uphold the demands of justice.

As the United Nations recently noted that Indian Supreme Court’s response to human rights petitions in the context of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir was slow, this decision points out that when it acts, it is unable to protect the interests of India’s minorities.

Confucius Institute contributing to strengthening of Pak-China relations

ZHANG XIAPING Director Confucious Institute University of Karachi And Ex Dean Foreigner Language Talks to Centreline and DNA


  1. Q) Tell us a little about yourself
  2. A) My name is Zhang Xiaoping. Now, I am the Chinese Director of Confucius Institute at University of Karachi. Before I worked here, I was the Dean of foreign languages at another university for some years, but I like working with different people and that is why I am here.