Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

OCT – 2019

Pakistani students all praise for Indonesian scholarship program


JAKARTA, OCT 19(DNA) – The Pakistani students studying in Jakarta have termed the Indonesian scholarship program as extremely helpful adding the Indonesian education system was one of the best in the world.

The Pakistani students made these remarks while interacting with a group of journalist and social media practioners currently visiting Indonesia as part of FAMTRIP 2019.

One of the students Sania Aziz told the group that she was pursuing Psychology studies and was quite satisfied with her study. She  further told she arrived in Jakarta a few months ago and was taking her Indonesian language classes.

“ It will take me one year to complete the language course and then I will pursue my masters degree program”, Sania told.

Shehbaz announces to participate in Azadi March

LAHORE (DNA) – Leader of Opposition in National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif on Friday while announcing to participate in the Azadi March said that the government has badly failed to deliver.Talking to media after meeting Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman in Lahore on Friday, he said that demands will be presented during a rally on October 31.The opposition leader said that inflation is rising in the country and the general public is worried about expensive medicines, adding that the businesses have shutdown across the country.

Italian Secretary Gen. of Defence Nicolo Falsaperna visits air headquarters

ISLAMABAD, OCT 18 (DNA) – Lieutenant General, Nicolo Falsaperna, Secretary General of Defence & National Armaments Director, Republic of Italy visited Air Headquarters Islamabad.On his arrival, the distinguished guest was received by Air Marshal Aasim Zaheer, Vice Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force.A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Air Force presented him the Guard of Honour.He also laid floral wreath at the Martyrs’ Monument to pay homage to the PAF’s Martyrs.

Malaysian national day reception celebrated

Malaysian national day reception celebrated

ISLAMABAD, OCT 18 (DNA) High Commissioner of Malaysia Ikram Muhammad Ibrahim hosted a reception to celebrate 62nd National Day of Malaysia.Federal Minister for Planning Khusro Bakhtiar was the chief guest while ambassadors of ASEAN countries and members of diplomatic corps attended the reception. A large number of Pakistanis including members of civil society and business community also remained conspicuous with their presence.

60 new dengue cases surface in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR, OCT 17 (DNA) – The total number of dengue cases has reached 5569 across the province as 60 new cases of mosquito-borne dengue fever have been reported during the last 24 hours in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)According to the Dengue Response Unit (DRU), 23 new cases of dengue fever have been reported in Peshawar, while 60 new cases of mosquito-borne dengue reported across the provincSources said that the provincial government was taking preventive measures to control dengue and added that separate wards have been established in all government hospitals for dengue patients.

Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan meets Mukhtar Tleuberdi Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan

Foreign Minister of Kyrgyz Republic H.E. Mr  Chingiz Aidarbekov  met with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan H.E. Mr. Mukhtar Tleuberdi in Nur-Sultan.The sides discussed bilateral cooperation of the two countries and preparation for the upcoming state visit of President H.E. Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to Kyrgyzstan.The sides agreed that Deputy Foreign Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic and Republic of Kazakhstan will soon hold diplomatic consultations in Bishkek.

Thousands Islands: Jewel of Indonesia  

FAMTRIP 2019 team visited Thousands Island

Compiled by Ansar Mahmood Bhatti in Jakarta

JAKARTA, OCT 17 (DNA) -On Thursday October 17, 2019 the FAMTRIP team visited Thousands Islands located a few kilometers away from Jakarta.

Kepulauan Seribu” literally meaning: the Thousand Islands is the name given to the many tropical islands scattered in the Bay of Jakarta. But only very few people know, that there are exactly 110 islands only, that together form a District, encompassing the Pulau Seribu National Marine Park in the province of Jakarta. This cluster of islands forms a splendid nautical getaway that ranges from a mere half-hour to a three hours’ boat ride from the north coast of the capital city.