Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

MAR – 2019

Syria in ruins as war enters 9th year

Syria in ruins as war enters 9th year

SYRIA:  (DNA) – The Syrian crisis enters its ninth year this month, leaving in its wake a trail of death, destruction, destitution, displacement and division.The war has killed more than 500,000 people, displaced at least 12 million, and left the country’s economy and infrastructure in ruins.Syrian President Bashar Assad said in a speech on Feb. 17: “We have this romantic view sometimes that we are victorious.No, the war is not over.”Statistics and figures from Syrian Customs, provided by economist and financial advisor Dr. Humam Al-Jazaeri, show that the volume of foreign trade plummeted between 2010 and 2016 due to non-UN (US and EU) sanctions, the suspension of oil production, damage to physical infrastructure and the closure of border crossings with Jordan and Iraq.

Experts call for expanding CPEC to Central Asia, Middle East

Experts call for expanding CPEC to Central Asia, Middle East

ISLAMABAD, MAR 18 (DNA) – There is an emergence of the multi polar and multi-power world, where Pakistan should diversify its relations instead relying too much on a single economic partner.Pakistan should open its doors and needs to work on expanding the CPEC to Central Asia, Middle East and the world in order to reap the maximum economic dividends, which in turn would help achieve strategic stability in the region.

India trying to undermine PSL from very first day: Ehsan Mani

India trying to undermine PSL from very first day: Ehsan Mani

LAHORE (DNA) – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani on Monday said that from the very first day, India is trying to undermine the Pakistan Super League (PSL).Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Monday, he said that Pakistan faced many challenges like terrorism, adding that the protection of cricketers is our top most priority.“Terrorism would win if cricket is stopped in Pakistan,” he said and added cricket shouldn’t be stopped due to terrorism.

NA speaker calls for following footsteps of Hakim Saeed, Edhi

NA speaker calls for following footsteps of Hakim Saeed, Edhi

ISLAMABAD, MAR 18 (DNA) -: The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Hakeem Muhammad Saeed Shaheed and Abdul Sattar Edhi are the real characters whose services have made their names unforgettable in the annals of history.“Man remained alive forever because of his services to humanity and noble deeds. We must not get defeated by failures but these failures should be considered the stepping stone towards the destination of success” he added.

Australian watchdog to probe broadcast of NZ terrorist live stream

Australian watchdog to probe broadcast of NZ terrorist live stream

CANBERRA, MAR 18 (DNA) – In Australia, the media watchdog has launched a formal investigation into possible breach of rules by networks which broadcast or put online images from a live stream of New Zealand mosques massacre.The Australian Communications and Media Authority chair Nerida O’Loughlin has, also urged to take greater measures to prevent the spread of violent imagery and speech.

Daraz launches cars this Pakistan Day Sale with big discounts

Daraz launches cars this Pakistan Day Sale with big discounts

ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – : The Pakistan Day Sale has become a household name in the Pakistani ecommerce calendar. With each successive edition, Daraz  continues to improve the online shopping experience and this year and has announced new features on the mobile Daraz App along with deep discounts on the entire assortment.This year, Daraz will be hosting the Pakistan Day Sale 2019 from March 18. Buyers will be treated to a week of discounts and flash sales, complemented by additional vouchers through features like Shake Shake and engaging games on the Daraz App.

Turkish Airlines organizes Golf Championship 2019

Turkish Airlines organizes Golf Championship 2019

ISLAMABAD, MAR 18 (DNA) – Ambassador of Turkey Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul has said he was delighted to be part of Turkish Airlines golf championship 2019 adding the Turkish flag carrier would continue to extending sporting opportunities to Pakistani players with a view to promoting healthy activities.