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FEB – 2019

North Korean envoy hosts reception to celebrate leader’s birthday

ISLAMABAD, FEB 17(DNA) –Ambassador of North Korea Kim Thae Sop hosted a reception at his residence to celebrate 77th birthday of Korean leader Kim Jong Il.The ambassador invited mostly people from Pakistan. The chief guest, Senator Abdul Qayyum cut the cake with the embassy staff and other dignitaries.The ambassador of DPRK in his brief remarks said his country greatly valued relations with Pakistan and efforts have been made to further promote and expand ambit of these relations.The ambassador thanked the chief guest and other dignitaries for attending the reception. Senator Qayyum in his remarks thanked the host and assured him of his full support.Various informative booklets and other materials were put on display on the occasion highlighting various aspect of Korean life style and history.=DNA

RAW carried out attack on Indian army convoy: Rehman Malik

ISLAMABAD, Feb 16 (DNA): Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior
Senator Rehman Malik has said the Indian spy agency executed the
Pulwama attack in a bid to weaken Pakistan’s stance against its spy
Kulbhushan Jadhav in the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Government announces public holiday in Islamabad on Monday

Government announces public holiday in Islamabad on Monday

ISLAMABAD, FEB 16 (DNA) – The federal government on Saturday announced a public holiday in Islamabad on February 18 after the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman got delayed by a day.The holiday was announced to ensure citizens are not inconvenienced during the crown prince’s visit.Schools, colleges and offices will remain closed on Monday.

Pakistan loops in KSA into perfect alliance: India anxious & Iran nervous

For the first time, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has carved out a robust South Asia policy with Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s historic visit to first Pakistan then to India having consequences for Pakistan’s rising regional clout, Iran’s nuclear aspirations, Pak-Indo stability, rising Asian energy and vast consumers’ markets and Afghanistan’s peace efforts. In other words, the KSA now is on the balance reorienting it’s calculus to Asian-centric then to American centric policy.

Foreign Minister Qureshi meets U.S. lawmakers in Munich Security Conference

BERLIN, (DNA) – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi today met a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers led by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.Sen. Graham chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee and also serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Sen. Graham was joined by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D), Senator Chris Coons (D), Senator Rick Scott (R), Senator John Barrasso (R), Senator Bob Menendez (D). Meanwhile from the US House of Representatives Congressmen Mike Gallagher (R), Jim Banks (R), Mac Thornberry (R), Mike Turner(R), Tom Malinowski (D), Jim Langevin (D), Elise Stefanik (R), Elissa Slotkin (D), Dan Crenshaw (R) and Joe Wilson (R) attended the meeting. Former Senators Joe Lieberman and Saxby Chambliss also joined the US lawmakers.

Saudi Prince now will come on Feb 17

ISLAMABAD, FEB 15: The Saudi Crown Prince who was supposed to come on Saturday will now come on Sunday.

He will be here for two days and will leave on Monday.

 

NAB to launch probe into Firdous Ashiq Awan's assets

NAB to launch probe into Firdous Ashiq Awan’s assets

LAHORE (DNA) – After initiating probe against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan, the National Accountability (NAB) has now decided to investigate asset details of Firdous Ashiq Awan.Details suggest that NAB has summoned the details of Awan’s properties from Lahore Development Authority (LDA).Her NIC number has also been provided to LDA.